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Friday, June 30, 2006

No XBOX 360 Price cut?...

Recently there was a rumor that the XBOX 360 might see a price cut later this year, but then came "the official word" from Gamerscore Blog, that there are currently no plans for a price cut this fall. No problem I'm patient, instead of scratching my new console itch with something from the next generation, I'll treat myself to a console from the past. The console I'm referring to is the Dreamcast. This afternoon I was checking out some of my favorite game sites and saw this, GameDaily's Dreamcast Guide. This guide was great, to see the console and all those games I had heard of along with screenshots was fantastic. So that fact that XBOX 360 is not cutting it's price won't keep me from enjoying myself with a new gaming console, well new to me anyway.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Free Web Games From Nintendo

I was checking out Nintendo's site and I found these web games, the Odama one was hilarious. Here is the link to Nintendo's online Arcade.

Gamer's Kryptonite: Superman's 10 Worst Games from

I had fun going through this list, I've never played any Superman games and don't plan on playing one any time soon. There is a new Superman game due later this year, it's based on the movie "Superman Returns". I'm on the fence on this new game, it looks good, but will it be fun to play?. I looked at the XBOX version of "Superman Returns: The Videogame", but it's a multi platform game, for more info check out this link to Gamespot.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

In my first post today was a list of best selling games. One of the N64 games caught my eye, it was "Jet Force Gemini". I first heard of the game when I first returned to gaming but did not do any research on it. I even saw it at EB Games, but did not pick it up. At that time I did not have the tools I have now like a computer with a high speed connection. Also today I've got more experience and I'm pretty confident about my game choices. If I see this game again locally I'm buying it because it looks impressive, if you would like some more details on "Jet Force Gemini", then check out IGN.

List of best-selling computer and video games: Information From

I love going through lists like the one in the above link. Many of the games I'd heard off and have played. I saw some that I've not played yet, so I need to get out there and pick these games up and take a "Game Break" and play them.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Downward Spiral: Game Series That Jumped the Shark on

The above link is to an interesting article. I don't completely agree with every game mentioned, for example the "Tony Hawk" series, but it was a good read. I like hearing points of view other than my own. To be clear I have not played every game in the series, I didn't play the first one but I did play "Tony Hawk" 2, 3, and 4. Next up for me is the XBOX version of "THUG". I'm also very interested in the upcoming "Project 8".

Monday, June 26, 2006

Phantom Dust for Xbox - Phantom Dust Xbox Game - Phantom Dust Xbox Video Game

This is what I'm going to start playing. I like to stick to a certain console, and play a couple of games for it per month. This is currently my PS2 month, but I've finished playing the games that I had scheduled to play. So I'm starting my XBOX month one week early. The link at the beginning of this post has more info on "Phantom Dust", like screen shots and gameplay movies.

GameDaily: The latest features for Playstation 2 Tales of the Abyss

This new "tales of" game looks great. I've played "Tales of Symphonia" and "Tales of Phantasia", both were fantastic. I'm a budget gamer so when this does get released I'll still probably wait for it to hit my favorite price point $20 or less.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Here on "Game Break" there seems to be a retro theme going. I posted earlier a list of game names that had some odd names for games and systems that I had never heard of. I suppose this got me feeling a little nostalgic and I did a little reminiscing about my gaming past. I remember seeing systems like the Atari 2600 and Intellivision but I wasn't blown away by them. It was the Colecovision that blew me away. The games looked so close to what I saw in the arcade and the console came with "Donkey Kong", I had to have it. I seem to remember that was one of the selling points that persuaded my mom to get it for me, thanks mom.

In my first post today there was a link to a list of some of the worst game names. I agreed with most of the list, but found one game that although the title may not be the best according to the list, the game itself was pretty good, at least that's the impression I get from this IGN review. That game is "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile", I'd first heard of this game when I had returned to gaming after a long absence. At the time the game look ok but I didn't pursue it. I did add it to my old "games to get" list, but when the list started to grow and I started a new one, but for some reason did not add "Klonoa: Door to Phantomile" to it. Well I'm adding it and I hope to take a "shopping break" soon and pick it up.

Fifty Worst Video Game Names

I had fun going through the list of games, the names are a bit odd, but I was also interested in the games themselves. I like coming across games that I never heard of or games that I've known about and didn't think to much of it at the time, but now for some reason are worth a second look.

Here is the link: The 50 Worst Video Game Names Of All Time

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wow! This afternoon I saw an item that was supposedly an early glimpse of GTA IV, I thought it was a cool screen shot, but whether or not it was real I did not know, mabey it is an XBOX 360 game, because it does look like a widescreen display to me. It is now late in the day and now something happened which I think is very interesting , here is a link so you can see the latetest developments for yourself,

News - GTA IV screenshot a hoax /// Eurogamer

Today on "Game Break" I seem to have a tech itch. This mourning I just became curious about the next gen systems and what was different among them, well here at is a link which supplies info on PS3 that I did not know,

T3 - PS3 goes super Hi-Def!

I like to post about the consoles I have and the games for those consoles, but I also enjoy reading info about next generation games and consoles. Here is a link to a post about a possible price cut for the XBOX360,

Rumor: new, cheaper Xbox 360 this holiday - Joystiq

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


I was browsing my favorite game sites and I saw the latest Rayman game, "Rayman Raving Rabbids", it looks great. I had heard about Rayman, but at the time it did not seem like the kind of game I would enjoy. That was around 2001, now I look at the latest game and not only does it look like fun, but it makes me want to explore the Rayman universe, my question is where do I begin?, with the early games for the PSone and N64 or more recent systems like the Gamecube. Here is a link where you can get more info on Rayman and his new adventure,

Rayman Raving Rabbids for GameCube - Rayman Raving Rabbids Game Cube - Rayman Raving Rabbids GameCube Game

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

So many apes so little time. When I played Ape Escape on the original playstation I loved it, so when Ape Escape 2 was annouced I put it on my "games to get list", but before I could pick it up a Ape Escape 3 was annouced. This weekend I was looking at my favorite game sites and I saw a new Ape Escape, there is a link at the end of this post if you would like further info on the new game. Well I've got some catching up to do.

Ape Escape: Million Monkeys for PS2 - Ape Escape: Million Monkeys Playstation 2 - Ape Escape: Million Monkeys PS2 Game

Monday, June 19, 2006


I'm starting this game today, I'm in the mood for something silly and fun, I'm sure this game will be perfect.

Friday, June 16, 2006


I recently played a demo for "Lara Croft Tomb Raider Legend", and I had fun with it. I had never played any of the other games in the series, so in addition to adding this game to my "games to get" list I'm going to check out some of the earlier games. Here is a review from one of my favorite game sites Gamespot.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

This is what I what I want for my birthday...the PSP would be nice too.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PS2 is available and at my price point $20 or less. I'm happy to see it was ported from the PSP, because I don't have a PSP. My plan was to buy it for PS2 because I heard that it was the same game and the PS2 has two thumb sticks so it's easier to control , but then I hear that it is missing content which was on the PSP version. Right now I'm on the fence, should I buy the PS2 version or wait till I buy a PSP and get the original version?.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I was going through my "games to get list" this weekend and I noticed that "From Russia With Love" had hit my price point $20 or less. So it time to take a "shopping break" and buy it.

Monday, June 12, 2006


Today I'm going to start my second PS2 game, "Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm". I've already played "Ghost Recon", and "Ghost Recon: Island Thunder"on the XBOX, I had fun with both, so I'm sure that "Jungle Storm" will be a good ride.

Here is a review if you would like to know more:

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm Review

Friday, June 09, 2006


I was browsing through the PS2 section of one of my favorite sites and saw a game I had not heard of, Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer. It looked great the images and the video, I was about to add it to my "games to get" list when I noticed the release date, August of this year. No problem I'll just put it on my "games of the future" list. Here is a link to the preview,

E3 06: Brave Hands-On - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Here is a link to a story I thought was iteresting, I play console games because they are fun, and all you have to do is put the disk in and play. The story in my opinion seems to suggest that the PS3 could be upgraded like a PC. I guess this is ok, after all the PS2 came without a hardrive, but could be upgraded with one. What do you think?
Here is the link:

Sony's Katarugi on PS3 Hardware Upgrade: "It's Possible" | PS3 News |

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


The other day I was checking out some of my favorite game sites, and I noticed a game from my "games to get" list, "Tales of Legendia". It's still a relatively new game, $37.99 at Gamefly, so I'll have to wait to pick it up at my price point $20 or less. I began to wonder about how Sony's "Greatest Hits" works, so I used Google to get some info, and one of the results was Wikipedia, I've gotten good info from them in the past so I clicked on it and found this explanation.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006


I changed the name of this blog from budget gamer to game break, because it seemed like the original name was to narrow. I felt like all I could post about were views on budget titles or used games. The new name, Game Break, seems more open I can post about current, future, and past games. I still consider myself a budget gamer so when new games come out I put them on my games to get list. Kingdom Hearts 2, $31.50 on Ebay, is one of those games. When it hits my price point, $20 or less, I'm buying it.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


This mourning I was surfing around my favorite game sites and something ps2 related grabed my attention. The site had a maze that was created with a P, an S, and a 2. I thought it looked cool, but I wanted to know the source so I went to this site was mentioned in the post). When I got there I saw a link to this post Ad Blather : PS2. It seems like I created my own maze in this post, sorry I'm new to blogging.

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