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Omegathon 2008 lineup includes Peggle, Boom Blox, Rock Band, Jenga

Ross Miller

The 2008 Penny Arcade Expo Omegathon V lineup has been revealed and it feels surprisingly casual. There's no Doom or Quake title like we've seen in every previous Omegathon. Also new: starting the first round with a non-board game (Jenga has been pushed to round 5). Here's the list:
  • Round 1: Peggle
  • Round 2: Boom Blox
  • Round 3: Pictionary
  • Round 4: Rock Band (Our guess is Rock Band 2)
  • Round 5: Jenga
  • Final Round: *** TOP SECRET ***
The 20 Omeganauts have already been chosen (congratulations to any Joystiq readers who made the cut!); first prize this year is a trip for two to the Tokyo Game Show with all expenses paid and $5,000 in "walking around money."

While last year's Omegathon skipped the previous tradition of using a classic retro title (Pong, Combat, Tengen Tetris), every year has featured an id Software shooter. With Rage, Doom 4 and the new Wolfenstein looking unlikely, we're trying to think of another potential, unreleased FPS that could top last year's surprise Halo 3 inclusion. If Tycho and Gabe are looking to make our heads explode, maybe they can get Duke Nukem Forever. We won't find out until minutes before the final round on Sunday, August 31 at 4:30 PM PT.

In the meantime, check out the list of past Omegathon lineups, and feel free to make your own and play along at home.

Omegathon I (2004)

  1. Dice Land
  2. Halo
  3. Mario Kart: Double Dash
  4. Dance Dance Revolution
  5. Doom
  6. Pong
Omegathon II (2005)
  1. Dice Land
  2. Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
  3. Katamari Damacy
  4. Karaoke Revolution
  5. Quake
  6. Combat
Omegathon III (2006)
  1. Dice Land
  2. Geometry Wars
  3. Quake II
  4. Guitar Hero
  5. Mario Kart DS
  6. Tengen Tetris
Omegathon IV (2007)
  1. Jenga
  2. Calling All Cars
  3. Quake
  4. Rock Band
  5. Puzzle Quest
  6. Halo 3

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