June 21st to 27th


Are there any Mondays better than summer Mondays? I donÂ't think so! I finished Riddick on the Xbox last night and IÂ'm still enjoying the afterglow. ItÂ's not quite up there with the sort of post-sex bliss one can experience but it gets pretty close. I guess you could liken it to how you feel after a really satisfying and long-awaited pee. Now thereÂ's a box quote for the re-release if IÂ've ever seen one! TodayÂ's Game of the Week is the Mega Man Anniversary Collection from Capcom. It ships for the PS2 and the Gamecube for $29.99 on June 22nd. Looks like it has ten Mega Man games on the disc, which IÂ'm told is more Mega Man than any man can handle, mega or otherwise.

This week on DVD weÂ've got Secret Window, Bad Santa and much more!

Driver 3
Platform: PS2, Xbox
Ships: June 21st
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: It looked pretty bland at E3 and IÂ'm hearing a lot of complaints about the Â"GTA-likeÂ" outside of care stuff isnÂ't great. Wait and see!

Platform: PC
Ships: June 22nd
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: The Â"betaÂ" demo left a bad taste in many a mouth I think. I highly recommend you wait on this one too, if only for some patches.

Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Platform: Xbox, PS2
Ships: June 22nd
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: Can I control the Ultimate Warrior? Yes. Is it from Acclaim? Also yes. Tough call.

Ground Control II: Operation Exodus
Platform: PC
Ships: June 22nd
Price: $49.99

The Buzz: I put some time into the beta and I found it to be very, very sexy. It had a sort of extra 3D C&C General sort of feel to it. Solid reviews so far too, take a look if you liked the original!

MTV Music Generator 3: This is the Remix
Platform: PS2, Xbox
Ships: June 22nd
Price: $29.99

The Buzz: Yo yo yo! What up homies?? This be the real deal yo! Ok, I donÂ't know anything about this game, please donÂ't beat me up. At least I didnÂ't say Â"hizzyÂ" right? Whoops.

- Certis


The Buzz: The "beta" demo left a bad taste in many a mouth I think. I highly recommend you wait on this one too, if only for some patches.

Understatement of the year. This game blows.

That Megaman collection is just the right price. See Nintendo? This is the way to release your old games.

I also want to take a look at Ground Control II, I never got the beta to work for some reason.

Arh.. what a dead week. I'm thinking should I wait and see on Driver3 or should I just pick up GTA: DP for Xbox.

I can attest to the out the car stuff in Driv3r sucking. The game has a unpolished feel to it but it is still damn fun. so many things I saw right off the bat that could've been fixed easily (I think) that would've made a more solid game.

10 Megaman games for $30? I guess I am going to Gamestop tomorrow! Talk about games that take you back to your early years.

Driver should have remained a driving only game, the action outside of the car is just plain bad. Think of it as being on par with True Crime's feel, take that as you will And why for the love of god can't you change the inverted controls? Bad, bad, bad. The car chases are pretty fun, but nothing you haven't seen before.

General agreement. I've heard nothing good about Driver 3.

10 games worth of fun with the Blue Bomber? Count me in.

Nothing for me this week, but I'll happily give that Ground Control II Demo a spin... Hmmm.

What were you on when you wrote this article? Is it legal in the U.S.? I want some.