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New Releases for the Week of August 28th, 2011


Looking over this week’s list of ‘new’ releases, you’re probably thinking the same thing as us: nearly half of this week’s SKU’s have already been released in some form. From reissues of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Sniper: Ghost Warrior, DS remakes of obscure Wii titles, to a quartert of discounted Nintendo titles, late summer appears to be the season of the double-dip. One final thought: what are the odds of Madden NFL 12 being the swan song for Sony’s eleven-year old PlayStation 2?

360
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Greatest Hits)
Bodycount
Madden NFL 12
Rock of Ages (XBLA)
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Extended Edition

PS3
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (Greatest Hits)
Bodycount
Madden NFL 12

PS2
Madden NFL 12

Wii
Get Fit with Mel B
Madden NFL 12
Mario Strikers Charged (Nintendo Selects)
Punch-Out!! (Nintendo Selects)
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo Selects)
Super Paper Mario (Nintendo Selects)
Mr Bean’s Wacky World

3DS
eShop Releases announced on Thursday

DS
Burger Bot
Junior Mystery Stories
Hoppies
Veggy World

PSP
ClaDun X2
Madden NFL 12

PC
Achron
The Sims Medieval Pirates and Nobles Adventure Pack
World of Tanks

DesertEagle’s Pick: While I enjoy football and firearms as much as the next red-blooded American, I most excited for ClaDun X2. A sequel to last year’s oft-overlooked title, the game plays like a prodigious offspring of Zelda and Rogue, giving players a pixelated universe to explore. I’ll be charging my PSP Tuesday morning in anticipation of this one.


Samurage’s Pick: Meta-time, real-time strategy game?  Um, yes please, Achron!  Not knowing whether or not this game can live up to its needs (I’m thinking great controls and high-res as a couple), I am nonetheless excited to see a game in which, “causality is a tool, not a constraint.”  The gamer in me is delighted at the idea of a world in which people can see the consequences of their actions and then instantly change them to alter the progression of the game, and the philosopher in me is very intrigued to see time travel techniques play out as a game strategy tool.

BlueSwim’s Pick: Okay, it’s official; everyone with a Wii has no excuse for not buying Super Mario Galaxy now. Being, arguably, the pinnacle of creativity for the 3D Mario games at the time of its release, the original Galaxy was well worth the $50 asking price. At $20, it’s an essential purchase for all Wii owners. There’s never been a better time to play this masterpiece.

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.

30 comments

  1. I’d play Get Fat with John Madden for sure.

    First!

  2. I remember you talked about Cladun on the podcast. Forgot about the game until you jogged my memory this week.

  3. is that Bodycount in the top pick or Battlefield?

    Should be a Madden pick.

  4. My buddy picked up Madden NFL 12 today, so I’m going to get some in during the weekend. I couldn’t pay $79 to get it early though.

  5. Halfman Halfhorse

    Veggy World and Burger Bot in the same week? My wallet cannot handle this!

  6. You know I never did play Punch-Out!!. Maybe for $20 bucks.

  7. Your Drunk Ex-Boyfriend

    Mr Bean has a game now? Time to change the Warhol quote to “One day everyone will have their own Wii or DS game.”

  8. I’m most interested in Driver: SF which is out soon. Review are out I hear.

  9. Madden seems to be the ‘big’ one next week – feedback on our community thus far for Bodycount has been ‘meh’

  10. Madden seems to be the ‘big’ one next week – feedback on our community thus far for Bodycount has been ‘meh’

  11. Cladun X2 looks good.

  12. Sage are you at law school yet? If so, good luck! My brother just passed his state bar (NJ).

    Madden for me this week.

  13. Another year another Madden game. I’m still playing 09.

  14. ClaDun X2 looks really cool. Do I need to play the first one?

  15. Madden. I’m taking the Steeler to the bowl and taking the day off work.

    Sadly those are the moments I live for.

  16. I have Madden 12 preordered in full.

  17. Yes! Madden 12 this week. Let’s get ready for some football!

  18. I remember hearing that Rock of Ages was kind of fun. A blend of TD and Katamari right?

  19. I know you guys still review/like the PSP. Any change of getting a review for that system? I only play my games on the go now that I’m so busy.

  20. A B+? If this had a Kinect logo anywhere on the box you would have given it the grade it deserves. a D or F.

  21. great review Deagle, not too long, not too short. All main points hit.

    S ranking!

  22. My pick is Punch-Out!! because it what I’d like to do best to my two podcast cohosts.

  23. i am the real and only Samurage. All others are POSERS!~