Shippin' Out May 7-11: C&C3 360

Electronic Arts console port of Tiberium Wars tops a light week at retail while Double Dragon, Final Fight, and Sam & Max clean up the downloadable mean streets.

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Ordinarily, this week would see the gaming world converged in LA for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the annual glitzy, loud, brash, and proud convention that gave gamers a glimpse at nearly every game they'd be buying in the next year. But E3 grew too bloated for some people's liking, and the organizers this year are paring it down to a fraction of its former size, as well as pushing it back into July.

Perhaps somebody should have told that to the publishers, as this week's slate of new releases is almost as light as if there had been an E3 stealing everyone's attention. The biggest game of the week is Electronic Arts' Xbox 360 edition of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, which was released on the PC earlier this year. The 360 edition represents EA's second attempt to port a successful PC real-time strategy game to Microsoft's latest console, with The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II being the first.

The downloadable gaming sector is a little more active this week, with Capcom's SNES brawler Final Fight arriving on the Wii's Virtual Console, while the seminal arcade beat-'em-up Double Dragon arrives on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Gamers who like a few laughs with their vigilante justice this week will be able to download the season finale of Sam & Max, Bright Side of the Moon, from developer Telltale Games' own Web site. (The game is already available on a rental basis to subscribers of the GameTap online gaming service.)

And while it's neither downloadable nor for sale at brick-and-mortar retailers, Atari Age is now selling Adventure II for the Atari 5200, the unofficial sequel to the original Adventure on the Atari 2600.

This week's new releases are listed below. (List taken from retailer information--actual dates may vary).

MAY 7, 2007
Final Fight (Wii)
Mighty Bomb Jack (Wii)
Ordyne (Wii)
Winx Club: Join the Club (PlayStation Portable)
Adventure II (5200)

MAY 8, 2007
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (360)
.hack//G.U. vol. 2//Reminisce
Driver 76 (PSP)
Heatseeker (PSP)
Loco Mania (PC)
Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (PlayStation 2)
The Sims 2 Deluxe (PC)

MAY 9, 2007
Classic Action: Devilish (DS)
Double Dragon (360)

MAY 10, 2007
Sam & Max Episode 6: Bright Side of the Moon (PC)

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Hooray Sam and Max

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What a disgusting display of titles. Seriously, the winter and all spring (except for GRAW 2) have sucked for every system.

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yet another boring week...

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Looks like ill be pulling my psp out for the week nothing good comming out....

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OfficialBed said it, Double Dragon and C&C3 are definitely up there for me too... And so is the 2nd .hack GU title. @Generic_Dude - The GU series is said to be different to the prev games, unless you're refering to the whole concept of the .hack saga cause then there's nothing I can say that'll change your point of view. My apologies for the double post, not sure why it does that.

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Supposedly the best RTS controller setup ever. BFME 360 was ok with the controls, and if this one is better, plus no lag, count me in! (I'd buy for PC but I have only Radeon X600 8)!)

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sweet....command and conquer 3 and double dragon :)

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Double Dragon Baby!!

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Um, Adventure II? Anyone?

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feanorkms, wow, great comment. I'm pretty sure that the article just explained that the control scheme was done very well on this port. Why read this website if you don't beleive what they tell you?

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C&C3 TW will either set the definition console-RTS in a good light, or it'll become a über failure..

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They're still making .hack games? Ugh... worst RPG series I've ever played I think.

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@ feanorkms I CAN MY BRAIN WORKS and i can learn

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RTS pc >>>>>> RTS x360

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Damn, none for the Wii60. And is that an Atari 5200 game up there? They're a little late...

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Bring on Driver 76.

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Im suprised not many people are liking the .hack GU series. While I am not a huge fan of the first 4 instalments. GU actually has a incredible way of displaying itself. I've never seen an intro that grabbed my interest so fast other than Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Zone of Enders (1&2). Id say its definantly the most impressive game on that list up there. People should give the GU series a try

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Man, if I had a 5200 I would so be buying Adventure II right now. I loved the original.

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Might consider C&C - Hope the control is responsive on the 360.

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I think I will probably rent C&C3 this week.

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They should make a port to PS2 or PS3

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Can't do Command and Conquer 3 or any RTS well on the 360 controller.

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Oh man I have to get a 360, one of my all-time faves is on tehre. Double Dragon is just awesome.

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loco mania sounds cool, also ive already got sam and max epi 6

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umm... sam and max is not buyable

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I might consider Sam and Max

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gonna get Sam and Max since Halo 2 is pushed back...

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My 5200 is busted. I remember holding the controller kinda like the way you'd hold a wii controller. It also had an analog joystick to prevent against Nintendo thumb which oddly enough, had not been invented yet. The colecovision kicked it's butt. Strange, the consoles that are out today will face the same fate - three to four year life and then on to the next evolutionary step.

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Go Double Dragon!!

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sam and max looks promising. i can't wiat till a whole set of those games hits the shelves, the whole season. i'll get that.

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OOoooooof. Talk about a dead week.

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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is gonna dominate the sales IMO

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thats cool it will use the camera!!!

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Now I need to find a 5200. lol

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yay, a 5200 game!

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:D DOT HAXORZ!

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looks fun

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I wonder how the 360 version of C&C3 will do.

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LOTR: BFME II was fun, but C&C 3 is an absolute blast. A must-have for 360 owners that can't buy it for PC!

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It's pretty funny seeing a 5200 game thrown into the list of new releases.

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I just started playing LotR:BfME2 and I really like it, so I'll probably break down and get C&C3. Eh, it's something to play til Mass Effect and Bioshock comes out.

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garbage, garbage and more garbage, I am regretting investing in the next generation more and more each day.

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Yeah! Like RaiKageRyu said. WTF is 5200?! Atari?

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Well nothing this week

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Woah, a new 5200 game?!

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boring!!!

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.hack, tony hawk, and c&c, thats all for me.

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Lol at Adventure II, I wonder if there will be a review for it.

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going to pick up c&c, thats it

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