23 June releases ?

#1 Edited by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Okay either they snuck a few more games into the game room, making up for the lackluster weeks previously, or some kind of game madness from E3. Lots of new things to game room, didn't look at the themes to see if anything more is hiding in there.   
 
Arcade:  
Black Widow 
 
Juno First 
 
Major Havoc 
 
Scooter Shooter 
 
Warlords
  

Atari 2600: 
 Casino 
 
Crackpots 
 
H.E.R.O. 
 
Kaboom 
 
Laser Blast 
 
Sky Diver 
 
Star Master 
 
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Intellivision: 
 Star Strike 
 
Triple Action 
 
Utopia

#2 Posted by Disengage (429 posts) -

Major Havoc is kind of awesome. Warlords is unplayable though.

#3 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -
@Disengage: 
Agreed, I think that any game that has a paddle apart from the Atari Casino (which probably didn't need it) might work on a PC if you have a trackball mouse but overall avoiding them on the XBLA versions of these games until they put out a USB trackball mouse compatible or a trackball/intellivision controller to better work with those games.    
#4 Posted by Chainclaw (19 posts) -

Has anyone tried these games with that arcade controller that has an Atari style paddle on it yet?  I have one buried in storage, and if Kaboom! is playable on it, I might dig it out.

#5 Edited by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Okay I'm at a loss unless whatever they did to lock these games (from week to week) wasn't working. Aside from Utoptia, which I couldn't get working thanks to it being an intellivision game, all the rest I played demos of so I guess these might be out later. Check the video of Jeff/Brad from the game room for this week on what came out which is a lot less than what I saw on Wednesday when making the list of the new games.

#6 Edited by Cowman (666 posts) -
@fox01313 said:
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Okay I'm at a loss unless whatever they did to lock these games (from week to week) wasn't working. Aside from Utoptia, which I couldn't get working thanks to it being an intellivision game, all the rest I played demos of so I guess these might be out later. Check the video of Jeff/Brad from the game room for this week on what came out which is a lot less than what I saw on Wednesday when making the list of the new games.

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They must have decided to lock the games and make people wait to buy games already on their system. Why they are rationing new games is beyond me, is their library running low?
I'm no business man but if I was in charge of the library of Game Room I would be releasing as many games as often as possible.  
We all know a Midway West game is coming and it's Major Havoc. When I think of Midway I sure don't think of Major Havoc, I think of Gauntlet, Defender, Robotron, and Joust. Call me crazy but every time a new company and/or platform is released to Game Room; there should be should be a bunch of titles for that company/platform made available, kind of like what happened when Activision was added. 
#7 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -
@Cowman: 
The only thing I can think of for the rationing is some legal things (where they have to put out x number of games per contract length then it's up to both to agree to more). I agree completely after Gaunlet, Defender, MK, Badlands & Smash TV for Midway before other obscure games I might have seen once or twice in the arcades. Then I think of all the later Midway games that were just plain junk (Narc, Gauntlet 7 Sorrows, Blacksite, etc.) 
 
Personally I'd like if they dumped out all the intellivision games (into game room) instead of rationing them as there's surely not that much of a demand for those games as I vividly remember playing most of these on the last generation ( Intellivision lives , okay the PS2 according to Sony is still current) so the nostalgia can't be up that high. Especially when looking on the Xbox list of backward compatible games that    has the Intellivision Lives as one of the games that works on the 360 so if you love Intellivision by hook or by crook get that game cheap as it will give you what looks like all the Intellivision stuff in game room & more.  

 
For game room to work IMO, they need to beef up the arcade section, possibly add in pinball (like the digital pinball from Williams collection), neo geo. Nostalgia for an arcade only really will work with arcade games as that's what was in the arcades. Might be possible if they get into other consoles that aren't put out in collections already like Int. Lives.

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