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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is of course the sequel to one of the best games available on the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy. After a perceived drought of quality titles for Wii, owners of the console have been looking forward to at last having something worthwhile playing arrive to the dust-collecting paperweights.

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No Philipino yam based spreads this week, instead we focus on the Crackdown 2 Demo.

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I’ve been out of touch with new releases recently but undoubtedly you all still have plenty of titles to tide you over, and with E3 having come and gone you probably have a nice little list put aside in .txt form somewhere of all the games coming out in the next 12 months that interest you, or is that just me? Either way let ButtonMasher tempt your wallet a little further with what is scheduled to hit our shores this week.

360:

  • SBK X Superbike World Championship
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron
  • Warriors: Legends of Troy (possibly delayed)
  • World of Outlaws: Sprintcars

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Recorded mid E3 and then lost in the deepest darkest recesses of my glovebox comes this weeks ButtonMasher Podcast.

Ube sounds delicious doesn’t it?

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It’s here you Zelda geeks. Setting up the Nintendo conference, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword makes full use of the MotionPlus controller. Lots of swinging and gesture controls for each of Link’s gadgets. Miyamoto ran into a few technical hiccups during the presentation but it appears it was wireless interference (that was his excuse anyway!).

Due out next year.

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The latest in the Samurai Warriors franchise makes an appearance, an appearance only on the Wii. For Samurai Warriors 3 has been secured as a Wii exclusive by Nintendo. Must be a special game then. Well that’s what I thought having never played a Samurai Warriors title before. And when the intro started to roll, I was very impressed. Beautifully drawn, if some what stereo-typical, Japanese characters engaging in epic battles with all manner of weapons and special powers. Awesome, I thought and prepared to unleash my inner ninja!

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It’s official: a keyboard peripheral is coming to Rock Band 3. Harmonix have shown the game in action and it really makes use of that widescreen – four note tracks side by side. Taking a cue from Beatles: Rock Band, harmonies are back allowing two extra microphones. That’s up to seven people playing at any one time! 

Pro mode is what Harmonix was teasing earlier this year, making your Rock Band experience closer to playing a real instrument. But to take advantage of this feature you’ll need to buy one of the advanced guitar controllers (as if your house wasn’t a junkyard of plastic instruments already). Partial track list after the break…

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For this, the octogennial, podcast we investigate the intricacies of navigating the wild wild old west. Who to shoot, who not to shoot, how to effectively hog tie even the friskiest of prostitutes. Everything that you need to know and probably some stuff that you don’t want to know, and might even regret using.

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If there was only one way to test if someone was a man or a mouse, it would have to involve Transformers. That’s just factual. So step up, check the latest trailer after the break for Transformers: War for Cybertron and tell me that every fibre of testosterone in your body ISN’T screaming for you to pick this up on day one. Continue reading