I hope everyone is nice and rested up. From what, you ask? Why from the Extra Life 25-hour charity gaming marathon, of course!
Now I didn’t take the challenge this year myself (next year!), but I did donate a few bucks to someone who did. My hat’s off to all the men and ladies who played straight through the day and night for a great cause. An entire day of video games sounds like nothing but fun, but it’s actually probably harder than it first appears.
Since you’ve had a chance to get some shut-eye, this might be a good time to remind some of you that you’re likely to be spending some extended time in front of your console or PC later this week as well. That’s because a certain mega-selling FPS franchise has a new installment coming out, one that’s virtually cleared the deck of other major releases in these last days before the next-gen consoles hit stores.
Nevertheless, it’s my duty to dig up some other stuff that’s going on sale this week, and that’s a duty I won’t shirk. Here’s what you just might be buying soon:
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC) – November 5
Man, it’s about time the “CoD” series stopped playing around and went toe-to-toe with “Resident Evil!” I mean, I’m sure “Call of Duty” is going to redefine the survival horror genre, and… What’s that? There aren’t really ghosts in this game? Well , shoot.
It also doesn’t have Thor, though its 2023 setting does have an ODIN and a Loki. “Ghosts” promises to bring back the best of what players liked from previous games in the series while adding in new modes, maps, and ways to wreak havoc. It’s certain to sell like hotcakes; the only question is how many people will opt for a PC or current gen copy and hiow many will wait to play it at launch on PS4 and Xbox One later this month.
“Zumba Fitness: World Party” (Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii) – November 5
Hey Wikipedia: you’re still saying this game is coming out November 22! #KeepUp
Unless of course you’re right and we’re wrong, in which case I’ll be embarrassed. I didn’t even know Zumba was still a thing, but I can almost guarantee if you play this game, you’ll be in better shape than me, and thus have the last laugh. Over 40 songs are included in this one so you can get your workout on.
“Ben 10: Omniverse 2″ (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, 3DS) – November 5
I’ve got to admit, I don’t know much about this one (insert joke about how I don’t know much about any game here). An educated guess says it stars Ben Tennyson, he can turn into some cool alien forms, and he’ll use them to whoop up on some evil aliens. Also, time travel may be involved.
Anyway, this could be a good alternative this week for people looking for something for younger gamers who aren’t ready for “Call of Duty” just yet. Unless your kids are like mine and are still bugging you for “Skylanders: Swap Force”…
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