A shock to the system

Xbox 360 sales should be on the up this week, thanks to the price drop and release of the black Elite edition. If you’re going to pick up a shiny new game to go with it, then Bioshock should be top of your list – it’s a first person shooter with both brains and beauty. Apparently Blockbuster are doing the tin version with a free faceplate for £34.99.

If RPGs are your thing though, then you’ve bought the wrong system. Just joking – and it’s not as if the PlayStation 3 and Wii are swarming with stat-packed epics. Anyway, Blue Dragon for 360. Reviews have been mostly positive so far, and it features character design from Dragon Ball Z artist Akira Toriyama and the music has been composed by Final Fantasy bod Nobuo Uematsu.

On other formats, the influx of EA’s annual sporting updates is upon us with Madden NFL 08 available on PlayStation 2 and DS, while PlayStation 2 also gets NASCAR 08: Chase for the Cup. Anno 1701 is the only other DS release this week. It’s published by Disney but don’t pass judgment just yet – it’s apparently quite good. Even Edge liked it, handing out an 8.

Next week we can all boogie on down.

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