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February 14, 2008

Get Your Game On – 02.14.07

Posted: 09:28 AM ET

With today being Valentine's Day, we've got what amounts to either great game suggestions for you to win over your sweetie with, or ways to enjoy spending the holiday by yourself ...

Jumper (Brash Entertainment)

Based on the sci-fi thriller hitting theaters tomorrow, this action title picks up the story of one of the film's supporting characters, "Griffin." As a "jumper," you use your teleporting powers to enhance your combat skills in this third-person fighting game. "Griffin" is voiced by English actor Jamie Bell, who plays the same role in the movie. Early reviews for the film have been mixed, but impressions of the game have been far more impressive.

(Rated T for Teen; 360, PS2 and Wii)

Lost Odyssey(Mistwalker)

This epic RPG title was developed exclusively for the Xbox 360 by Mistwalker, the studio developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, formerly of Square Enix. Sakaguchi's experience on the epic "Final Fantasy" series lays the groundwork for a story that plays out on a grand scale. Incredible visuals punctuate the story of the immortal "Kaim," as players embark on an role-playing adventure to discover his mysterious past – which plays out over the course of 1,000 years. By integrating elements of massively-multiplayer games, "Odyssey" expands the experience of the tradtional RPG with deeper character interaction and strategic decision making.
(Rated M for Mature; 360 exclusive)

Professor Layton and the Curious Village(Nintendo DS exclusive)

This is the North American debut of a wildly popular franchise in Japan. As the puzzle-solving Professor, you and your apprentice "Luke" are off in search of treasure, provided you can solve the mysteries of the "Curious Village." With 100 puzzles and brain-teasers – the game makes use of the DS's innovative touch-screen controls – adding a new element of fun to the game play.

(Rated E for Everyone)

– Matt West, CNN Entertainment Producer

Filed under: Games • Gaming


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bigsmirk   February 14th, 2008 10:02 am ET

" we’ve got what amounts to...great game suggestions for you to win over your sweetie with..."

The article should be called, "How to lose of your girlfriend in one easy step!"


Paul   February 14th, 2008 12:41 pm ET

Pretty much...as much as the media would hate to admit, gaming is still a male dominated industry. No amount of models holding controllers (the Frag Dolls) will convince me otherwise. Movie based games are generally horrible, the only exception to that rule being Spider-Man 2 as the open endedness of NYC saved the game.


Tuna   February 14th, 2008 1:24 pm ET

To the above posters: since when don't women buy their significant others Valentine's Day gifts? I'm pretty sure this article wasn't directed at only men.


Paul   February 14th, 2008 2:12 pm ET

Gifts are fine, but we are picky when it comes to what games we own. Here is a tip for the ladies, if your man is a gamer, buy him a giftcard to the game store he frequents. You'll both be happier for it


PeeWee   February 14th, 2008 2:36 pm ET

Lonely girls, learn to play this stuff. Guys notice you if you kick their asses, esp. in WOW.


LadyGamer   February 14th, 2008 3:08 pm ET

We're picky when it comes to games, too (a nod to Paul). Best bet is to use his suggestion; if you have a girl gamer friend, buy her a gift card to a game store. Or an xpac to a game she is already playing.

Right now, I'm playing Oblivion, an excellent single-player RPG. If your significant other is into them, this is certainly a highly recommended one!


steve mcarthur   February 19th, 2008 1:21 pm ET

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scitech.blogs.cnn.com   April 21st, 2011 10:06 pm ET

Get your game on 021407.. Outstanding 🙂


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