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Sunday ads bring out the crazy CoD4 deals

There's lots of gaming deals this weeks, so let's hop right into it. The big new release this Tuesday is Call of Duty 4 and the top gaming retailers are all offering up the goods. If you purchase CoD4 at Target they'll give you a $5 gift card, Best Buy will give you a free Behind Enemy Lines DVD as part of their exclusive CoD4 Ultimate Box Set and they're also offering a $20 instant savings if you purchase the game with a 360 wireless headset. But we think the CoD4 deal crown goes to Circuit City this week, because they're going crazy nuts giving away a poster and Call of Duty 3 with purchase.

Other deals you want? Okay ... let's keep going. Best Buy's other deal is a free $10 gift card with F.E.A.R. Files, but that's about it from them. Over at Circuit City this week you can pick up a $29 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary, a $39 Gears of War (PC) and a $39 Virtua Fighter 5. That's not all, you can also get a $10 gift card with TimeShift and a $39 wireless Xbox 360 controller too. Oh, and we didn't know this ever existed, but you can Cars, Open Season and Fuzion Frenzy 2 all bundled together on one game disc for $29. That's about it for money savings offers this week, but feel free to share what other deals you discovered in the comments below.

Shipping this week: just Europe edition

Boy, if we didn't know that Crackdown was coming next week, we'd be just about ready to give up on our beloved 360. There is only one game releasing for the Xbox 360 this week ... in the entire world. Yup, this week it's Europe's turn to shine. Before our friends across the Atlantic get all giddy and smarmy, you should know that all you're getting is Fuzion Frenzy 2. Still, if you're starving for some minigame action, you can't do much better than Fuzion Frenzy 2 (of course, you don't have much of a choice).

Just one more week, friends. Then, then we get some sweet Crackdown action (there's also a beta on it or something).

Fuzion Frenzy 2 gets reviewed and spit on


TeamXbox received an early copy of Fuzion Frenzy 2 and decided to pull an all-nighter reviewing the party game goodness. They came away less than impressed, giving it an overall score of 6.6. But we have to ask, why? We have yet to get our hands on the game, but after looking at why they gave it such a horrible score it doesn't look justifiable. 6.5 in the gameplay category because they felt that "eighty percent of the included games are fun. The other twenty percent are just plain difficult to play and uninteresting" ... that equates to an 8.0 in our ratings book. We're thinking that if you liked the original Fuzion Frenzy then the sequel will more than satisfy your party game hunger. Make the jump for the review, but we're holding off our judgments until we get some hands on time.

Fuzion Frenzy 2 is a Gamerscore goldmine

Xbox 360 Achievements has uncovered the achievements for the upcoming Fuzion Frenzy 2, the sequel to the original Xbox party game. It's good news for Gamerscore whores, as the achievements look fairly simple and the point rewards are high. Seriously, there are only 2 achievements worth less than 50 points. There are 14 achievements in all. 2 of them are worth 25 points, 7 worth 50, 3 worth 100, and 2 worth 150. The achievements are rewarded for finishing the game as each character, winning online games, and unlocking minigames. It doesn't look like any of them are particularly difficult. Hell, only one of them requires you to win more than one online game. So, if you're a Gamerscore fanatic, Fuzion Frenzy looks like it could be your new best friend. That is unless we're completely wrong and the game is as tough as nails. Given that it's from the same people that gave the world Mario Party, we'd say the chances of that are slim.

See also:
Fuzion Frenzy 2 gameplay compilation 1
Fuzion Frenzy 2 gameplay compilation 2

Official Fuzion Frenzy 2 site is live

The official site for Fuzion Frenzy 2 is now live allowing fans to preview video of all 40 mini-games. Not only is there video of all 40 mini-games to explore, but you can download various desktops and a fan kit. Start picking out your favorite mini-games kids, because there's a whole lot of multiplayer madness to be had next month. Also, who'd be up for a little Fuzion Frenzy 2 contest when the game releases? That is, if you're not scared ...

[Via Digg]

Fuzion Frenzy 2 gameplay compilation 2


And so this is our second compilation of the numerous Fuzion Frenzy 2 videos we've tracked down. This time you don't get to listen to any Gwen (sorry Richard), but instead some depressing punk music. What can we say, it just works. We're also loving the new volcano mini game as well as the last clip with the rolling balls that end up running over your opponents. Smoosh 'em! There may be another video compilation released next week, but until then watch this one and check out compilation 1. We love you Fuzion Frenzy ... we love you!

Fuzion Frenzy 2 gameplay compilation 1


Over the last couple of days we used our detective skills and unearthed some Fuzion Frenzy 2 gameplay videos. Of course nobody likes to watch a bunch of individual 15 second clips, so we figured why not compile all the videos into one nice bundle. We've mushed together five Fuzion Frenzy 2 videos and laid some sweet sounding hip-hop music to the compilation. And yes the music is none other than Gwen Stefani, so sit back, jam to the grooves and watch the multiplayer goodness. (Richard Mitchell ... this compilation is for you buddy!)

Fuzion Frenzy 2 release date confirmed

Bluntly put, the one genre that the Xbox 360's game library lacks is party games and as most of us know, Fuzion Frenzy 2 is Microsoft's answer to filling that deep void. Initially, Fuzion Frenzy 2 was set to release by the end of 2006, but that will not be happening because Planet Xbox 360 is reporting that the official release date for Fuzion Frenzy 2 will be January 30th, 2007. I'm such a Fuzion Frenzy fanboy ever since the original came out as a launch title for the Xbox, so if you haven't noticed I'm a little giddy with excitement for January to roll around. Oh joy!

3... 2... 1... new Fuzion Frenzy 2 screens


If you know me, you know that I love a good party game and that's why I'm frothing at the mouth anticipating the release of Fuzion Frenzy 2. And good news, today TeamXbox got their hands on some new screenshots of Microsoft Game Studio's little party game. Be sure to check out the new screenshots after the jump. I played the demo when it was released on the XBLM a while back and it seemed to stay true to that the original Fuzion Frenzy. And how about the remake of Twisted System? It's totally extreme to the max dude!

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