This Week’s Games
The new slimmer Xbox 360 is officially available from this Friday. Iâ€™ve had a quick scout of the big online UK retailers – Game, Play and GameStation are all sticking to the Â£199.99 RRP. ShopTo are selling it for Â£184.85 while Amazon has it for a fiver or so more at Â£189.99. Remember, if youâ€™re â€œupgradingâ€ from an existing Xbox 360 youâ€™ll need the Hard Drive Transfer Kit to transfer all your saved games and stuff.
I canâ€™t fathom why Microsoft didnâ€™t push Crackdown 2 back a week to release alongside it, as the only Xbox 360 game out this week is Toy Story 3: The Videogame. I watched a video of it on Xbox Live and, amazingly, it doesnâ€™t look too bad – as well as a story mode thereâ€™s a sandbox-style toy town with various challenges and pointless things to play around with. Itâ€™s out on PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii, DS and PC too.
The PSP version is also part of a new PSP 3000 bundle, available for Â£129 on Play.
Puzzle Quest 2 on DS may or may not be the only other game out this week – MCV says this week, Play says 24th July while Amazon says 10th September. Gah!
Next week: Dragon Quest IX, North American Hunting Extravaganza, Free Running and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.