The PS1 and PS2 collections have been receiving the lion’s share of attention recently, so this week’s update focuses on the more neglected consoles, although one PS2 game, Shadow Of Rome, still snuck in. This time round, the original Xbox gets some love, with Halo, Halo 2 and RPG Jade Empire injecting a splash of vivid green on the shelf. As it turns out, I am not a fan of Bungie’s much-loved franchise, but I recognise that it’s still an enormous franchise and one that needed some representation.

Elsewhere, Killer7 gets added to the Gamecube library, a title that I’ve been after for a long while now, and finally snapped up at a reasonable price. To continue the Suda51 theme, I also snapped up the Flower, Sun And Rain DS remake too.

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Gathering greater pace since last week’s dismal showing, the IC Collection update this week is still a modest affair, with only a trio of PS2 games and a pair of PS3 games being added. Survival horror makes a swift return with Forbidden Siren 2, even though the original is still missing from the Collection. Also in tow are Gregory Horror Show (pictured) and Blood Will Tell, an obscure SEGA title in which the collectibles are your own organs. Yep, you heard.

For the PS3, new release Singularity gets added, as does an extremely cut-price Bionic Commando. Expect a review for Singularity sometime in the near future.

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After oscillating wildly between RPGs and survival horror titles over the past few weeks, Update #8 consists of a pair of RPGs… and a survival horror title. Joining Lost Odyssey and Infinite Undiscovery on the ol’ Xbox 360 are similar efforts Enchanted Arms and Eternal Sonata. Meanwhile, the PS1 gets a further shot in the arm with Resident-Evil-with-dinosaurs, Dino Crisis. Full prices after the jump.

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Another week, another clutch of survival horror titles through the door. This time, we have some little-known horror RPGs for the PlayStation, in the form of Koudelka and Galerians. Lara Croft again makes what seems like a weekly appearance in her latest game, Tomb Raider: Underworld for the PS3. Dead Space once again makes a return to the library after being traded in when my first Xbox 360 RRODed on me, but this time on PS3. And, finally, after years of waiting for a lowish price, I snap up the much-loved Shadow Of The Colossus, which joins its stablemate Ico in the rapidly expanding PS2 collection. Full details of this week’s update after the break.

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After a mini break playing big new releases Red Dead Redemption and ModNation Racers over the past week, this Collection update sees the return of much more thrifty pleasures. Continuing the survival horror theme from a few weeks ago, we have Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare for the original PlayStation and Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2, one of the numerous spin-offs to the main zombie series. Another well-known franchise gets its first last-gen entry into the Collection, with Ratchet & Clank on the PS2. And filling a gap in the Collection is Tomb Raider II for the PS1. Full details after the break.

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It was always going to be about Red Dead Redemption this week, wasn’t it? I knew Rockstar’s new Western open-world game would be consuming a lot of my time, along with United Front Games’ ModNation Racers, so I shied away from a slew of new purchases of old games. This week’s update consists of three recent PS3 purchases, all of which will see First Impressions posts soon, and also a game I’ve been wanting to add to the Wii collection for awhile now – Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, the follow-up to Umbrella Chronicles; an on-rails shooter that I enjoyed immensely.

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There is a definite RPG-tastic flavour to this week’s update, as the Collection gets a massive shot in the arm. Continued flirtations with Final Fantasy XIII prompted a concerted effort to plug the glaring gaps in the back catalogue of Square Enix’s long-running series, with no less than seven new Final Fantasy games, as well as a curiosity over some of the its other lesser-known RPG games, like Lost Odyssey and Infinite Undiscovery for the Xbox 360. Elsewhere, espionage and stealth action gets a check in its box with the additions of Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 to the library, and adventure games and fighters get a little boost with Tomb Raider III and Street Fighter EX2 Plus, both for the original PlayStation. A trip to the local CEX also threw up a treasure trove of bargains, with a heavy bias towards PS2 and Gamecube titles. The full, massive, update comes after the break.

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It’s been a much slower week on the collection front this time; I’m too busy slogging through Final Fantasy XIII to even contemplate any other big purchases. Which makes it weird that I snapped up Yakuza 3 to complete the set (so far) of Sega’s Japanese underworld series, considering it’s another enormous RPG. I also snapped up Mirror’s Edge after spotting it at the insane price of £2.99 on Game’s website. I wasn’t too enthused with the demo when it was first released, but only a fool would pass it up at that price, and I’m no fool! Most expensive purchase this week was the supposedly-legendary Bangai-O for the Dreamcast, which I’m looking forward to trying out. I have high hopes, considering it was developed by Treasure, the studio behind classics such as Gunstar Heroes and Ikaruga.

Rounding off the IC Collection update is the purchase of the Super Gameboy SNES peripheral. I had one of these back when I was kid but have somehow misplaced it, and because I lost my vanilla Gameboy, had no way of playing my old collection. Now that problem is solved!

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New to the Collection this week is an old SNES classic, some sequels that fill in a few gaps in the PS2 library, a little-known (in the West) RPG for the DS and a Wii title from the Bayonetta-creating Platinum Games that allegedly barely caused a ripple in the market. In the interest of posterity, these IC Collection updates will include the price paid for each and the vendor they were purchased from.

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As an independent videogames website, review copies of videogames don’t exist for infinitecontinues. Every game in the collection which is reviewed or featured on the site is personally bought out of our own reserves of hard-earned cash. As such, infinitecontinues’ games library will possibly never be on par with Gameinformer’s Vault, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try and make it so. At the top of the right-hand sidebar, you’ll now find a link to The IC Collection, a standalone page which includes every console in the collection, and every game owned for each of those. With purchases made each week, The IC Collection will be constantly expanding, and not only will this page contain a complete list of the games library, it will also contain links to First Impressions, Reviews or other game features alongside each title in question, providing another way of browsing the content on infinitecontinues.

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