July 12 - July 16

Do you like College Football?

If answer is yes, then prepare to receive good news.
If answer is no, then proceed directly to week of July 19.

That angry looking young man on that box right there is Tim Tebow. If you live in Florida or Denver you will recognize him from everything. If you live anywhere else and don't follow college football, he's the guy from that anti-abortion Super Bowl ad. The important thing to know is that when it comes to college football, he was a pretty big deal.

I bring up Tim, because I don't actually have much to say about this week's Game of the Week. I'm just not in a football head space yet, and I always feel like EA's launch of NCAA Football is premature. I presume there are incremental improvements in this edition that improve slightly on last year's, but honestly you probably already know whether this is a game you're interested in or not.

I can tell you this. As a graduate of a Big Ten cellar dweller, when it comes to college football it's hard to want to simulate a season of barely scraping by past North Dakota State.

Also of note, Disciples III appears to have been swapped over to western shores, perhaps in the lining of a spy's coat, for release this week, though if the official forums are any indication one should brace themselves for a bug-ridden trainwreck.

PC
- Disciples III

PS3
- NCAA Football 11

Xbox 360
- NCAA Football 11

Wii
- Calvin Tucker's Redneck Racing: Farm Animals Racing Tournament
- The Bachelor: The Videogame

Nintendo DS
- The Bachelor: The Videogame

Coming Soon -
- Starcraft 2 : July 27
- Mafia 2 (PC, 360, PS3) : August 24
- Metroid Other M : August 31

Comments

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What page number is July 19? This crummy Choose Your Own Adventure site never works right.

I have to confess a passing interest in Calvin Tucker's Redneck Racing — on a purely academic level, of course. Seems like it might be a good heavy drinking game; probably because the acronym of the sub-title is "FART", something the packaging makes pretty clear. (By the way, I think that should be "Animals", not "Animans"...although your version is funnier.)

Well, to NCAA Football's credit, word of mouth says that it's not as broken as last year. Then again, it usually takes a month or so for people to really figure out if the game is broken or not.

Anyway, I'm stoked for Disciples III, but so far I installed the 4 gb demo and put 10 minutes into it. Looking forward to spending more time with it and hoping we get a less buggy mess than what Russia got with their release.

I'll probably get NCAA, because I always buy it, then play it sparingly. However, I keep buying it.

Does that make me insane?

Eh, it's only money...

Checking out July 19!

Is he yelling or in fact crying?

Is he yelling or in fact crying?

Well Florida was wearing white when Alabama thumped them in the SEC championship, and he hasn't got a microphone jammed in his face, so I'm going with yelling.

Elysium wrote:
Is he yelling or in fact crying?

Well Florida was wearing white when Alabama thumped them in the SEC championship, and he hasn't got a microphone jammed in his face, so I'm going with yelling.

I'm tempted to assume for a moment that you're actually *Legion* posing as Elysium.

Calvin Tucker's Redneck Racing: Farm Animals Racing Tournament looks so ridiculous that if I had a Red Box type situation for games, I'd have a couple of drinks and laugh my ass off. Farm Animal racing? Do you race chickens? Pigs? What about more exotic stuff like alpaca?

I know the weekly release threads don't usually cover downloadable stuff, but I'm surprised that Elysium didn't make an exception and throw out the upcoming XBLA/PSN versions of DeathSpank for consideration, since the game was designed by Ron Gilbert. (Yes, that Ron Gilbert.)

Honestly, I'd lost track that Deathspank was this week. I'd have definitely given it a mention had I not had a brain cramp.

Oh, DeathSpank is this week. Me want! Me want!

Wait, there's a Bachelor game for the Wii?

I would speculate on what sorts of things you could use the Wiimote to simulate, but that would be wrong.

Wii Butter Churn! Wii Craps!

I thought that was Adam Sandler in The Waterboy.

Starcraft 2 is one of those games that I am pretending to shrug off with an "I'll get it later" attitude, but deep down I know the day it comes out I will be "casually" strolling through Best Buy and say, "Oh ok, I guess I'll get it!"

Then again, I still have not finished C&C4, SoaSE, SC2 or UaW, so maybe I'll do that first?

Nah, not likely.

I haven't been following DeathSpank too closely, but after watching a couple developer playthroughs I'll be checking out the demo on release day.

Looks like a ton of irreverent fun.

I think it was put in with last week's offerings, but Dragon Quest IX just came out yesterday. That'll do for this week for me, I think.

I didn't know Mr. Sands went to Indiana University.

Operation Sports reviewer really liked the latest iteration of NCAA. Looking forward to this one immensely.

If you are a football fan, NCAA 11 is really worth checking out. The demo was as much fun as I've had with a football game since NFL 2K5. It feels like EA has hit a nice balance between gameplay and what is a really good looking game.

I'm not usually much of an NCAA football fan, as the Jayhawks rarely are worth getting that interested in. But this became an easy day one purchase for me after playing the demo.

I agree that it is too early, and if you can wait, it's always better to let everyone else build the bug reports for the first or second patch. But this year's version has a lot more people interested than has been in the past. Peter Moore continues to pump out quality sports games at EA.

DeathSpank for me! I've been looking forward to it for a while.

Whoa, Disciples III came out of nowhere. Why did no one say anything about this?

Thirteenth wrote:

Whoa, Disciples III came out of nowhere. Why did no one say anything about this?

I don't know... I've been looking forward to it for a long time. Saddens me that it's getting very little attention. Bugs or no, I must have it!

I really don't expect this cheer to ever resurface in an NCAA football game, but if it does, I'll pre-order.

"Themistocles, Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War! X squared, Y squared, H2SO4! Who for? What for? What the hell are we cheering for? GO MAROONS! Kant! Kant! Kant!"

wordsmythe wrote:

I really don't expect this cheer to ever resurface in an NCAA football game, but if it does, I'll pre-order.

"Themistocles, Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War! X squared, Y squared, H2SO4! Who for? What for? What the hell are we cheering for? GO MAROONS! Kant! Kant! Kant!"

There's something wrong with you.

Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

I really don't expect this cheer to ever resurface in an NCAA football game, but if it does, I'll pre-order.

"Themistocles, Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War! X squared, Y squared, H2SO4! Who for? What for? What the hell are we cheering for? GO MAROONS! Kant! Kant! Kant!"

There's something wrong with you.

That's a compliment, right?

wordsmythe wrote:

"Kant! Kant! Kant!"

Pretty sure they'd throw you out of the stadium if you tried chanting this during a game.

OzymandiasAV wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

"Kant! Kant! Kant!"

Pretty sure they'd throw you out of the stadium if you tried chanting this during a game.

You've got to be from pretty far outside town for those to sound the same.

garion333 wrote:
Quintin_Stone wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

I really don't expect this cheer to ever resurface in an NCAA football game, but if it does, I'll pre-order.

"Themistocles, Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War! X squared, Y squared, H2SO4! Who for? What for? What the hell are we cheering for? GO MAROONS! Kant! Kant! Kant!"

There's something wrong with you.

That's a compliment, right?

If it's wrong, I don't want to be right.

wordsmythe wrote:

Kant! Kant! Kant!