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New Game Releases: May 4th-10th, 2017

Spring’s warmer temperatures often send lure people outdoor to pursue athletic competition. But for those who prefer indoor spaces, this week’s offerings offer several reasons to keep cool inside. Beyond the abstract teeing off of Infinite Golf for the 3DS, and the release of Australian Rules Football for console, there’s also NBA Playgrounds, a title that looks to rekindle the spirited, simplified dunk fests of NBA Jam.

Header Image: LocoRoco Remastered, PS4

Nintendo Switch
NBA Playgrounds (eShop, $19.99)

PlayStation 4
AFL Evolution ($TBA)
Birthdays the Beginning (retail and PSN, $39.99)
Dreamfall Chapters ($TBA)
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (retail and PSN, $49.99)
LocoRoco Remastered (PSN, $14.99, 11.99 PS+)
NBA Playgrounds (PSN, $19.99)
Prey (retail and PSN, $59.99)
World to the West (PSN, $TBA)

Xbox One
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (retail and XGS, $49.99)
Lethal League (XGS, $TBA)
NBA Playgrounds (XGS, $19.99)
Prey (retail and XGS, $59.99)

Wii U
Bonk’s Revenge (eShop, $5.99)
Citadale: The Legends Trilogy (eShop, $9.00)
Fifteen (eShop, $1.49)
Triple Breakout (eShop, $4.99)
WinKings (eShop, $9.99)

Infinite Golf (eShop, $1.99)
Triple Breakout (eShop, $4.99)

PC (via Steam unless noted)
Birthdays the Beginning ($39.99)
Bounty Killer ($TBA)
Calico & Co. ($1.59)
Deep Dark Dungeon ($8.99)
NBA Playgrounds ($19.99)
Prey ($59.99)
Rakuen ($TBA)
Strafe ($19.96)
World to the West ($16.99)

Robert’s Pick: I’ve been playing Birthdays the Beginning and enjoying myself, with Harvest Moon creator Yasuhiro Wada’s evolutionary sandbox keeping me occupied for long stretches. But as interesting as it is, it’s certainly not a game with universal appeal. Playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has rekindled by appreciation for the local competitive play and as such, I’m eager for NBA Playgrounds, especially at a twenty-dollar piece point that doesn’t gate content via a paywall.

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About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. I hope NBA Playgrounds can run at a solid 60 fps on Switch. Otherwise I might have to think about getting it on another system.

  2. Locoroco Remastered should really be both games in one, not just the first one.

  3. Why can’t Bonk’s Revenge also come out for Switch? I’d love to play that and $6 is the right price.

  4. I’ll wait for a price drop on Prey. Especially after Dishonored 2’s problems on PC.

  5. NBA Playgrounds is going to disappoint. It’s no NBA Jam.

  6. Can you tell us more? What’s the source of your info?