LTTP: Splinter Cell: Conviction

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LTTP or ‘late to the party’ pieces are opportunities for me to catch up and write about games I missed out on the first time around. They may contain spoilers.

What happened to the stealth genre? Have people become too impatient? Is this why we get games like Splinter Cell: Conviction? Ones where the stealth option is no longer the recommended path and more of an “nice-to-have” option? I credit Ubisoft for making me feel like Jason Bourne, but I wasn’t looking for that when I picked up this title. I was looking for the stealthy modern ninja that was the Sam Fisher of old.

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April 2010 NPD Numbers: It Was a Slow Month

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  1. Nintendo DS – 440, 800
  2. Wii – 277, 200
  3. Xbox 360 – 185, 400
  4. PlayStation 3 – 180, 800
  5. PSP – 65, 500

Software

  1. 360 – TOM CLANCY’S SPLINTER CELL: CONVICTION – 486, 100
  2. DS – POKEMON SOULSILVER VERSION – 242, 900
  3. Wii – NEW SUPER MARIO BROS. WII – 200, 300
  4. DS – POKEMON HEARTGOLD VERSION – 192, 600
  5. PS3 – GOD OF WAR III – 180, 300
  6. WII SPORTS RESORT W/ WII MOTION PLUS
  7. 360 – BATTLEFIELD: BAD COMPANY 2 – 166, 000
  8. WII FIT PLUS W/ BALANCE BOARD
  9. Wii – JUST DANCE
  10. SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV – 143, 000

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Checkpoint: A Look at Q2 2010 Edition

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I’ve been asked several times about upcoming new releases, so I decided to finally take a look at what is ahead and respond with more than just Splinter Cell: Conviction and Super Street Fighter IV.

S0 let’s see what interests me in the next three months:

April 2010

Week of Apr. 11th

  • Splinter Cell: Conviction (PC, 360 a week later)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City (PC, PS3, already on 360)
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (PSN, XBLA)

Week of Apr. 25th

  • Super Street Fighter IV (PS3, 360)

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