Shippin' Out 2/26-3/2: Baseballing, snowboarding, and Ocarina-ing

New releases MLB 2K7, SSX Blur, DDR 360, Sims expansion get competition from a legendary game.

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Following a week in which some big names such as Virtua Fighter 5, Sonic and the Secret Rings, and Crackdown hit stores, it seemed the first week of March had its work cut out for it. However, with new releases hitting every major platform and one downloadable treat from the mid-'90s, this week certainly is holding its own.

The US may be getting pelted with rainstorms, but that doesn't mean the virtual baseball diamonds are soggy. Out today are two games based on America's pastime--MLB 2K7 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable and MLB 07: The Show for the PS2 and PSP.

SSX Blur.
SSX Blur.

While inclement weather spells doom and gloom for baseball fans, snowboarders thrive on it. Electronic Arts is giving Wii owners a ride to the top of the mountain with SSX Blur, the debut of the series on the new crop of consoles and an exclusive to the system.

EA is also looking at the elements with its latest expansion pack for The Sims 2. The Sims 2 Seasons brings seasonal-themed activities, objects, and clothing to gamers' mini alter egos, along with weather effects. But the additions aren't just cosmetic--seasonal changes can have an impact on Sims' moods and relationships.

Other notable choices for gamers browsing stores include Formula One Championship Edition for the PS3, Bullet Witch and Dance Dance Revolution Universe for the Xbox 360, Chili Con Carnage and Marvel Trading Card Game for the PSP, and Jade Empire: Special Edition for the PC.

Ocarina of Time = Bo Derek.
Ocarina of Time = Bo Derek.

But those looking for a perfect 10 may want to just turn their clocks back and peruse the Wii's Virtual Console. On Monday, Nintendo released The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, considered by many to be one of the best games ever made, on the download service.

FEBRUARY 26, 2007
Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC)
Major League Baseball 2K7 (PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP)
MLB 07: The Show (PS2)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Wii via Virtual Console)
Bio-Hazard Battle (Wii via Virtual Console)
Chew Man Fu (Wii via Virtual Console)

FEBRUARY 27, 2007
Formula One Championship Edition (PS3)
SSX Blur (Wii)
Bullet Witch (Xbox 360)
Dance Dance Revolution Universe (Xbox 360)
Samurai Warriors 2 Empires (Xbox 360, PS2)
Lumines Plus (PS2)
300: March to Glory (PSP)
Chili Con Carnage (PSP)
Marvel Trading Card Game (PSP)
MLB 07: The Show (PSP)
Meteos: Disney Magic (DS)
The Sims 2 Seasons (PC)

FEBRUARY 28, 2007
Alien Hominid HD (Xbox 360 via Live Arcade)

MARCH 2, 2007
Great Invasions (PC)

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honkyjesus

what is F1? correct me if i am wrong but that doesn't have anything to do with anything - enjoy it though! bulletwitch is getting poor reviews, that ddr game for 360 may be fun - they already have crappy extras for money on marketplace, ummm one song for over a buck ms?!? it is time ms put some sort of ground rules for dl content instead of saying it is up to devs - worms hd is already certified, arcade is dead (played alien hominid, not impressed) and ms sits around talking about the "arcade pipeline" ftl

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NightRain

Ocarina of Time and Bo Derek... beautiful and desirable when they were young.

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TintedChimes

I wonder how much DDR is with the mat...most likely 70 dollars. I wonder if Frys have it for cheap.

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neomorph03

F1 may be gorgeous..but Link will take the Biggeron's Sword and slice the stupid car and the stupid PS3 in half

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ticalmc2k2

I'm getting F1 as soon as I get outta work today. I can't wait, that game is gorgeous. There also may not be another F1 game in the US for a long time so I gotta get this.

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rbranma

who needs zelda OoT? It has everyone played already, dont matter on wich platform, even on PC LOL!

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DarkKnight5688

So excited. Picking up the new DDR for the 360 tonight. But good lord, with MLB 2K7 out also, that was a tough decision. Just gonna have to scrounge up some more money and get it later. Either way, my gaming future looks bright.

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DS_fan_atic

Ocarina of Time...welcome back to my life...:) It's been to long, old friend

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BioShockOwnz

I'll be picking up: F1-PS3 SSX Blur-Wii Bullet Witch-360 DDR Universe-360 Lumines Plus-PS2 Alien Hominid HD-XBLA Pretty decent week!

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Brambler

PSP is like a Wii..... wait PSP has good graphics and doesn't use gimmicky controls

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anamnawshad

:lol: I thought that Bo Derek pic was nude!!! :o

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Phazevariance

PSP is like gameboy on boring drugs.

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Zacek

Ocarina of Time and Bo Derek... both perfect!

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cjcr_alexandru

Well, Jade Empire... and that's all for PC.

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Generic_Dude

Ocarina Of Time = Bo Derek Bio-Hazard Battle and Chew Man Fu = Dudley Moore

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sacredarrow3

Yes, i don't like the PSP for gaming, not many good games at all... but at least I have one and the few games I have on there kicks @$$. if only Monster Hunter 2 came out "now" in US...

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shizwill03

CRAP--SIMS 2 SEASONS IS OUT!!! Gotta get it. Will this weekend. Must raid Target or Gamestop....depending on how lazy I am that day.

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razu_gamer

psp sucks

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no1gamemaster

I think ill cop that Sims 2 Seasons..... Hey I love raising sims that grow up to murder other sims, than i make them commit suicide in flames. After that, I make my wife live on and cry about it, than make her commit suicide too..... then I bury them and move in a new family... But the house is haunted cause I just had like 15 generations of people with horrible lives. So thheen they have a TON of ghosts scarin the crap outta them EVERYDAY!!! MUAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHA!!! SO HELLZ YEA!

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cenz_is

sims 2 expansion yay or nay?

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vampiredust99

what's with all the PSP games?

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onlineps2player

wow! the sims 2 seasons ! :)

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Darkside5675

Alien Hominid - can't wait.

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interpolred

Anyone who hasn't played OoT yet, now is your chance!

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DominusSabathan

dance dance revolution

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NinjaFoot

If the new release list stays as utterly barren as this then I will be able to save quite a bit of money! :-D

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wooooode

Picking up SSX Blur for sure and maybe MLB 2k7.

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NinjaFoot

Listing old games being re-released as new games is a bit of a stretch.

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BOSSMAN_2004

MLB 2K7 on the 360 looks AMAZING!!! Graphics and gameplay 3x better than last years game.

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Xshinobi

Blur and Bullet Witch for me thanks.

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Fonkey_Monkey

mlb 2k7 is REALLY good this year. everyone should give it a chance

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abdito

ocarina for me

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kambion313

crap...

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Berserker_2

Bullet Witch looks cool.

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dan_brouwer

Not too exciting...Nothing good is coming out for the ps3 until next week. Why isn't Tekken 5: DR on that list for March 1?

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lukeblink182

MUST HAVE SSX BLUR!

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cobrax80

interesting

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RaiKageRyu

Bad week, eh?

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ocdog45

i would get ssx if i had a wii

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The_AI

When a VC title and a PC port of a BioWare RPG are the best coming out all week (though they are both wicked games), you know that the week is pretty boring.

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peeweeshift

alien hominid(wrong spelling i think)

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natedogr

Boring week

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Alain1987

zelda wooohooo

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Pablo620

Soon this will be about Motorstorm and then the next week Oblivion. I love my PS3

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NandoSupes

well I'm gonna get SSX Blur and Ocarina of Time for sure lol

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NandoSupes

gotta get SSX Blur and Ocarina of Time,you can lose with those two lol.

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crazymunda6

What Happend to the Xbox 360 Battlefield: Bad Company

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N00bl3t15

Looks like it's a download week for me.

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