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New Releases for the Week of August 16th-22nd, 2013

The Bureau XCOM Declassified

While gaming can be an expensive hobby- this week bank accounts, wallets, and credit lines are fated for unprecedented exploitation with the release of Disney Infinity. Make no mistake, the Avalanche Software-developed title looks enormously enjoyable, enlarging the jubilant toy box mode which elevated Toy Story 3: The Video Game. Yet, between the Infinity Base, figurines, and blind bags filled with variation-inducing Power Discs, the House of Mouse stands to increase their new worth by billions. Fortunately, a few affordable titles are also being released; ten dollars will buy both the original and remastered versions of Flashback or both the PlayStation 3 and Vita iterations of ‘two-button’ brawler Divekick.

360
Disney Infinity
Flashback (XBL, $9.99)
Saints Row IV
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

PS3
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers (Also on PSN, $19.99)
Disney Infinity
Divekick (PSN, $9.99, Cross-Buy with Vita version)
Kessen III (PS2 Classic, $9.99)
Ms. Germinator (PSN, $9.99)
Navel Ops Commander (PS2 Classic, $9.99)
Saints Row IV (Also on PSN, $59.99)
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Wii
Disney Infinity

Wii U
Disney Infinity
Galaga (Virtual Console, $4.99)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

3DS
10-in-1: Arcade Collection (eShop, $2.99)
Barbie: Glam and Groom Pups (eShop, $29.99)
Disney Infinity
Donkey Kong (eShop, $4.99)
Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D (eShop, $4.99)
My Western Horse 3D (eShop, $29.99)

Vita
Divekick (PSN, $9.99, Cross-Buy with PS3 version)
Ms. Germinator (PSN, $9.99)
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series (Also on PSN, $19.99)

PC
Hate Plus: ~Mutes Golden Days~
Neverwinter: Fury of the Feywild
Saints Row IV
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Robert’s Pick: In the gaming world, a mixture of fun and funny is a rare amalgam. Quite often, a title will deliver on one side of the equation while neglecting the other. The Saints Row series is one of those remarkable exceptions. Look past the occasional bit of lewdness, and each game delivers as many laugh-out-loud moments as a complete season of The Simpsons. Just as essential, the open-world franchise evolves with each new iteration, offering gamers a riotous playground to instigate mischief and mayhem. With Saints Row IV, the team at Volition draws inspiration from superhero-driven titles such as Crackdown and Prototype, creating a game that absorbs minds, appeases restless fingers, while giving the funny bone an abundant tickling.

Saints Row IV (1)

Say’s Pick: Avalanche Software finally comes through after a two month delay, with Disney Infinity available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii/Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners. (Sadly, PC player will have to wait until sometime in 2014). Blurring the distinction between traditional physical toy and interactive game, it’s impossible not to become excited by this release. While Skylanders may have conceived the concept, having a variety of characters from Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc., Toy Story and even Wreck-it Ralph, looks to propel the game to “Infinity and Beyond”.  So, while funny bone tickling looks good, I’ll likely be handing over my savings to Disney.

Disney Infinity

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.

23 comments

  1. Holee Sheet, there’s some good games this week!

    Totally didn’t see The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist coming out this week.

  2. I’m already $120 deep into Disney Infinity. (Not hard with a $75 starter pack). Hopefully, it is good like you say.

  3. Walking Dead for the Vita sounds good to me. Now, does it come with 400 days or just the first season?

  4. This week is suffering from a serious loli shortage. 😉

  5. I’m a sucker for the sandbox. Saints Row IV it is, bitches.

  6. Saints Row IV might have to keep my occupied until GTA V.

  7. It’s time to get my Sam Fisher on this week. Please don’t disappoint me, Ubi!

  8. If had the money, I might consider Disney Infinity, which is probably like hitting the crack pipe for the first time.

  9. Wait, didn’t Sir, You Are Being Hunted already come out?

  10. I really need to do some research. The games are fall are starting to come out and I know next to nothing about them.

  11. Saints Row IV all he way.

  12. I’m a Sony fanboy with both a PS3 and Vita so crossbuy titles are hard to resist. So, Divekick this week most likely.

  13. I wish Donkey Kong was the original arcade version instead of the crappy NES port that doesn’t have the cement factory level and some of the interludes.

  14. Does anyone know if any retail stores have a deal on Disney Infinity? I wasn’t it but don’t feel like paying full price. Even a free character or pack would be cool.

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