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New Releases for the Week of November 27, 2011

Traditionally, an overabundance of food on the Thanksgiving holiday is following by a period of leftovers. The interactive entertainment industry works similarly, delivering a scant number of new flavors, while our gaming plates are still satiated. Seems like a perfect time to dig in and gorge on a balanced diet of Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed: Relations, Battlefield 3, and Modern Warfare 3.

National Geographic Challenge!
Puddle (XBLA)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (XBLA)

National Geographic Challenge!
Puddle (PSN)
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PSN)
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PSN)
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PSN)
Tak 2: Staff of Dreams (PS2 Classic)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (PSN)

Jaws: Ultimate Predator
National Geographic Challenge!

Face Racers: Photo Finish
Jaws: Ultimate Predator
Nano Assault

Fit It
Jungle School

Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (PSOne Classic)

No Releases

DesertEagle’s Pick: With a quartet of mostly solid shmups under their belt (2001’s GBA launch title Iridion is the outlier), German developer Shin’en has repeatedly demonstrated their programming prowess on Nintendo portables. The release of Nano Assault might uphold their reputation. A brief demo at E3 revealed the title to be a Super Stardust-styled shooter which looked and played admirably. Unless you’re saving your coins for next week’s release of Mario Kart 7, the title might be worth a look.

BlueSwim’s Pick: Whatever you’re currently playing is probably better than anything coming out this week. Just go back to Skyrim and drop another twenty hours into that instead. Your wallet could use a week off after Black Friday and the laundry list of great games released lately. If, somehow, you’re already bored or finished with what you’ve bought lately, give the demo of Voltron: Defender of the Universe a try.

Samurage’s Pick: Puddle!! This was one of my favorite games at E3, and I probably spent more time messing with it than some of the big name titles (I wont say which ones). If you like games like Limbo or World of Goo, this is definitely worth checking out, assuming its not more than $15. Plus after all the food this weekend, I could do with some liquid enjoyment.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Do you really need to buy one new thing every week? Even this week? Right after Thanksgiving? I suppose if you absolutely have to buy something, and you’re afraid that games released two weeks ago have spoiled, you could check out Voltron: Defender of the Universe. That’s not an endorsement so much as it is a suggestion for the supremely compulsive.

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. What is the cone-breasted monstrosity?

  2. The old rule of Jungle School?

    Always be on vine!

    Badumbump-psssh. Thank you. I’ll be here all week.

  3. I’ll try Voltron, but this looks like a crap week. That’s a good thing, and it might let me catch up.

  4. Nothing really worth getting excited for this week.

  5. Nano Assault looks good. Too bad I don’t own a 3DS. Nanostray 2 was pretty good (and hard) if I remember.

    • For the lazy:

      Wipeout 2
      Puffle Launch
      Transformers: Dark of the Moon(Wii)
      Wipeout 1
      Monkey Quest
      Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime
      Sims 3 (Wii)
      My Sim Sky Heroes
      Naughty Bear
      Dante’s Inferno (PSP)
      Twilight Scene It
      My Sim Racing
      Mercenaries 2 (PS2)
      Iron man (Wii)
      and a bunch of Disney Games.

      Wet was pretty good and Puffle Launch was very good.

  6. Who is the developer for Voltron:DotU?

    • Developed by Behavior Interactive, published by THQ.

      For a good time, check out the “games” tab on Behavior Interactive’s website. Prepare for a roller coaster ride of “Oh, that one wasn’t so bad…oof, how are they still in business after that one…but this one was alright…”

  7. I could have got the whole Sly Cooper collection for $20. Now it will be $30. Why the hell did I wait?

    • I assume each Sly game is going to $10 then? A PS+ discount would get me up to date with the series.

  8. Is Puddle the water physics game? I saw that in a video and it looked kind of fun.

  9. I’ll catch up on Skyrim this week. Got to max those ninja skills out..

  10. I’m saving my cash for cyber Monday. Hopefully, there will be some deals this year.

  11. Nano Assault looks cool, but I’m broke after today.

  12. Eww, bad week for gaming.

  13. Not a good week for games.

  14. Hmmm, I’ve heard good things about the Sly Cooper games. Might have to try one of the games.

  15. Lara Crofts Left Boob

    I might try Piddle.

  16. I want to get Mario Kart 7, but the reviews are saying its just more of the same. Are you guys going to review it?