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New Releases 9/20-9/26: Erudite ODST Edition

As much as the mainstream media would like to portray gamers as Mountain Dew fueled, attention deficit disorder-riddled misfits, this week’s new releases would paint a contradictory picture. With entries based on crime-novelist James Patterson, juvenile sleuths- The Hardy Boys, and an elusive woolly-capped wearing autophobic, one might find us to be a bookish bunch. As long as word doesn’t get out about a little game starring space marines, maybe these antiquated stereotypes can be subverted.

Halo 3: ODST
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Katamari Forever
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2010
Family Party: 30 Great Games Outdoor Fun
Hidden Mysteries Titanic 
Rapala: We Fish
Scooby-Doo! First Frights
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up
The Fantastic Journey
The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft
The Price Is Right: 2010 Edition
Wacky World of Sports
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey

Scooby-Doo! First Frights
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up

Fabulous Finds
James Patterson: Women’s Murder Club – Games of Passion
Just in Time Translations
Scooby-Doo! First Frights
The Price Is Right: 2010 Edition
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Fallen Earth
Heroes Over Europe
James Patterson: Women’s Murder Club – Twice In A Blue Moon
Order of War
The Price Is Right: 2010 Edition
Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey

DesertEagle’s Pick: While Katamari Forever doesn’t radically change the franchise’s formula, I can’t wait to roll through some new HD enviorments. While Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection got delayed a week, my nod still stands- this game will please pinball fanatics. Look for my review on Tuesday.

TideGear’s Pick: The
Katamari Damacy games hold a special place in my heart. I’m concerned that Namco Bandai may beat the series to death with release after release, but I’m pretty sure I can get behind Katamari Forever.

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. Halo 3: OSDT for me. Can’t wait.

  2. Shocked that DE didn’t give a nod to ODST.

  3. Spyborgs need some love. Old school beat em up FTW!

  4. What’s autophobic mean?

  5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, here I come!

  6. Wake up those other sleepy-ass writers of yours and demand to know their picks 😉

  7. I’ll roll up Katamari this week.

  8. I’m curious as to how they make The Price Is Right into a Wii game. Not $30 curious mind you, more like $5 curious.

  9. I need info on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash Up. PLZ!

  10. $60 for a six hour campaign, some co-op, and HALO freaking 3 maps? Bungie can suck it.

    Should have called it Halo 3: CASH (Create Another Shitty Halo)

  11. Wow, a lot of PC stuff this week. What will you guys be reviewing?

  12. Wow, Halo hate here? Whats the world (or at least the site) coming to?

  13. Fear of being alone. I think they’re referring to Waldo whose always surrounded by people. They like to turn there new releases into games.

  14. Got it preordered.

  15. I’m buying a PS3 slim, any recommendations?

  16. Pinball Hall of Fame sounds good.

  17. I think I’ll visit the King of the Cosmos again.

  18. Good call. Not worth $60 at all.

  19. Got to work on my backlog first.

  20. How fun can a Where’s Waldo game be?

  21. Halo 3.25 at TRU. At least they have a $20 gift card there.

  22. Katamari it is!

  23. Billy Mitchells Mama

    James Patterson- the writer is making games? Got to alert the GF.

  24. Halo ODST for me.

  25. What languages do the DS translator speak? That could be handy.

  26. Did you know Patterson was once a Toys R Us advertising exec? Yes, the man who created the term ‘Toys R Us Kid” will finally have one of his products sold there 🙂

  27. No RPGs this week? What gives?

  28. Haha, how in the world did you know that?

  29. Wow, everyone turning on Halo 3:ODST now it seems. I have it preordered, but the short campaign has me worried.

  30. I don’t care what anyone says, Halo 3: ODST!

  31. Persona is a RPG, and a damn good one at that.

  32. I always love the way you guys add an introduction to the new release list.

    Nothing for me, but I’d love to play Katamari Forever.

  33. Spyborgs might be worth a go.

  34. $60 for a glorified expansion. No way, Jose!

  35. Tried to reserve Katamari at GS today. They wouldn’t let me.