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New Releases 12/5-12/11: Derezzed Edition

Whether your preference is a low slung Ducati with a 0-60 of less than two and a half seconds, or a neon-hued lightcycle capable of emitting a jetwall exhaust, this week’s releases offer all sorts of thrills to crotch rocket fans. For players with no interest in careening across tarmac- Azeroth has been transformed by the rebirth of Deathwing the Destroyer. This week’s release of World of WarCraft: Cataclysm is certain to renew interest with the mammoth MMORPG.

360
Bomberman Live: Battlefest (XBLA)
SBK X Superbike World Championship
TRON: Evolution

PS3
SBK X Superbike World Championship
TRON: Evolution

Wii
Fluidity (WiiWare)
New U Fitness First Yoga & Pilates
Sniper Elite
TRON: Evolution Battle Grids
Yogi Bear: The Video Game
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Duel Transer

DS

7 Wonders 2
Learn Science
Touchmaster: Connect
TRON: Evolution
Yogi Bear: The Video Game

PSP
TRON: Evolution

PC

Bejeweled 3
TRON: Evolution
World of WarCraft: Cataclysm

DesertEagle’s Pick: For players who have pre-ordered the $130 collector’s edition of TRON: Evolution, I’d hope the game (and the model lightcyle) live up to the expectations of a premium-priced product. With mixed reports on the quality of TRON‘s gameplay, I’m giving a cautious half-nod to the standard edition of the title.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: It’s that time off year again; the time of year when
everything worth playing has already been released. I wanted to suggest
TRON, but after reading the prerelease buzz, I don’t want to be held
responsible if one of our readers picks it up. So……..Yogi Bear?

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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.

49 comments

  1. Eww.

    Knowing the state of most movie tie-in games. I’ll wait on Tron, that’s the only game that might be interesting.

  2. If you buy Tron you fill your recommended daily requirement for the color blue. You might even OD.

  3. “Hey Boo-Boo, why don’t we get some picnic baskets and stuff our face cause I cant live with the fact that we are being sold out while corner hos. Must be the work of my Agent, Ranger Smith”

  4. Hey, Bejeweled 3 might be good. Depending on the price.

  5. HeadGamerInCharge

    I’m wait and see with Tron.

  6. I’m looking forward to the Tron movie. The game? Not so much.

  7. Nothing to do with any of the new releases, but I thought this was funny:

    http://theoatmeal.com/blog/bus

  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Duel TRANSER

    For mean transfer right? Do I win a cookie?

  9. So Wii owners get a different version of TRON: Evolution?

  10. Didn’t you like the Touchmaster games, Deagle?

  11. nothing to buy this week. My wallets been derezzed.

  12. Sniper Elite got delayed to the battlefield? Why is it these low-profile Wii games miss their schedule over and over again?

  13. as someone whose taken both Yoga and Pilates classes there’s no way a Wii game can show you the proper form and let you know if you’re making a mistake. Maybe with Kinect, but now with the Wii.

  14. Have you guys ever considered putting the weekly deals in as well?

  15. Nope, it’s “transer” upholding the video game principal of making up words for titles. (Infinite Undiscovery, anyone)

    You still get a cookie, though.

  16. From what I’ve heard smaller publishers don’t have the resources to get these out the gate as quickly as the big corporations.

    Nintendo makes publishers pay for their DS cartridges in advance- I’d assume Wii disks follow the same rules. Thats means a minimum of $100,000 just to get your game pressed. Then you have to worry about distribution, marketing, and getting retailers to find a place on crowded store shelves.

  17. Even if we had the time, we couldn’t do as good of a job as they do over at http://www.cheapassgamer.com

  18. I really like the first game. Later entries didn’t quite measure up.

  19. I wonder if they have to ok your game first…

  20. looks that way. I like the idea of game having a custom Wii version instead of scaling a game down.

    Now, just give me the Tron arcade game on VC and I’ll be fine.

  21. I suppose 2010 is already over when it comes to games.

  22. Sean, you really suggest Yogi freakin’ Bear? Have you lost your mind or do you know something that I don’t?

  23. all I can say is yuck. Back to Assassin’s Creed now.

  24. “Learn Science”? really? that doesn’t sound fun at all.

  25. nah- we was just kidding, I’m pretty sure.

  26. I like the white look now. Site looks real clean.

  27. I’m curious how Tron Evolution will turn out for the PSP.

  28. My question for the podcast, Why can’t Karnov post his picks like a regular person?!?

  29. I’ll settle for some Disgaea 4 talk on a podcast!

  30. Nothing this week.

  31. I’ll probably end up renting Tron.

  32. Where did you guys hear Tron is weak? Gurstmann loves it.

  33. I’m sure it awesome. This guys are snobs.

  34. If they’re saying the console version may not be good. Is there any hope for this?

  35. I heard Fluidity might be good. What do you guys know about it.

  36. Ive never heard of this one before.

  37. This was the first review I saw posted. Granted, Dustin tends to be a little heavy-handed with his scores, but the story told is that it doesn’t live up to the high expectations that we’ve set for it.

    I didn’t think it was unfair to assume that Disney could make Tron into a great game. I mean, that’s what the movies were designed for, and after Epic Mickey, Pure and Split/Second were so great, I figured that Disney was back in their 16-bit glory days. Hearing that the game I really WANTED to be great was below average, even if just slightly, was a major bummer for me.

    Don’t get me wrong: I’ll still check it out and form my own opinions, but I didn’t want to suggest it and be responsible for someone else’s deep, dark depression.

  38. Shit. D+

    Tron pre-order canceled.

  39. Shit. that was pretty brutal.

    Any chance that you guys will be reviewing it?

  40. The guy said they were four different types of moves, then called it simplistic. What did he want a TRON-rpg with 50 weapons that change your stats? Its an action game for crying out loud!

  41. Ok- heres what I got out of the review.

    Reviewer didn’t like the PoP remake so much so he didn’t like this. Controls were a little off. Still, I don’t think Disney who seems to be on an upswing would put out a crappy game and ruin the progress they’ve made.

  42. I don’t know. Propaganda Games did make Turok….

    Where is Karnov’s pick?!?

  43. “Granted, Dustin tends to be a little heavy-handed with his scores”

    @SeanNOLA who can follow the new people 1Up hire and fire every week.

  44. Good question.

  45. After reading a few more reviews I’m think he was a bit hard on the game.

  46. I picked up Tron last night. Know what I’m going to have to side with that D+ review. It is a combination of about 10 other better games with a Blue Tron skin. I’m 6 hours in and pretty bored already.

  47. I just got it. I’m feeling a bit taken advantage of. Typical movie-licensed crap.