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New Releases for the Week of October 9th, 2011

While many gamers are probably excited about the prospect of careering around Forza Motorsport 4‘s corners in a tricked out Bugatti or launching Hellfire missile into hostiles in Ace Combat Assault Horizon, somewhere there’s a soul energized by the prospect Frontier Developments and Microsoft Game Studios has conjured up. With the release of Kinectanimals: Now With Bears!, the mind reels at how seemingly pedestrian titles can be perked up with the mere promise of animals. Gears of War 3: Now With Bears? Micheal Phelps: Push the Panda? Rune Factory: Teddies of Destiny? The possibilities are so ripe for exploitation that we can bear-ly contain ourselves.

Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin (DLC)
Forza Motorsport 4
Forza Motorsport 4 (Limited Collector’s Edition)
Hulk Hogan’s Main Event
Kinectimals: Now with Bears!
Michael Phelps: Push the Limit
Red Dead Redemption (Game of the Year Edition)
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster
Wipeout: The Game 2

Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin (DLC)
Red Dead Redemption (Game of the Year Edition)
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Sideway (PSN)
Wipeout: The Game 2

Dance Dance Revolution II
Go Vacation
Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny
Wipeout: The Game 2

Mahjong Cub3d
Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
The Hidden
Wipeout: The Game 2

1001 Touch Games
Aliens: Infestation
Wipeout: The Game 2

New releases announced Tuesday

Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin (DLC)
Might & Magic Heroes VI
Orcs Must Die
Sacra Terra: Angelic Night (Collector’s Edition)

DesertEagle’s Pick: Sure, it’s more arcade game than true simulation, but the Ace Combat series has been delivering blistering hot payloads of high-flying gratification for three console generations and shows no sign of hitting the air breaks. Just remember to save a few dollars for the DLC plane designed by Macross creator (and frequent Armored Core contributor) Shouji Kawamori.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: With almost unanimous praise, it’s pretty difficult for me to say I would pick up anything other than Aliens: Infestation this week. It’s being hailed as the last great DS game, but for me, it will be bringing it back from the dead. Now to start looking for my DS Lite…

BlueSwim’s Pick: Turn 10 inches closer and closer to surpassing Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo series every time they release a Forza Motorsport game. Each new installment advances the Forza franchise forward, and with Motorsport 4, it’s appearing like Turn 10 will lap the competition in the simulation racing market. Featuring a laundry list of improvements over Forza Motorsport 3 and few shortcomings when compared to other racing games, Forza Motorsport 4 is primed to take the checkered flag. So, who will be the first person to make a Tech-Gaming “Put It In” 2010 Ford Mustang?

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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.


  1. Do I get to say it this week?


  2. Put It In: Now with Bears.

  3. Forza 4 this week, even if they are going to rape me for the DLC cars.

  4. Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet of the 3DS? I’m there.

  5. You know I really want to get Forza, but the last one dropped in price pretty quick. I think I’ll wait for $39.99 which is almost bound to happen before Xmas.

  6. What kind of powerups are in Michael Phelps: Push the Limit? HAHAHA

  7. It’s not Ace Combat (colon) Assault Horizon?

  8. Wasn’t there already a GOTY edition for Red Dead Redemption? Talk about milking the teet dry!

  9. Devourer of Time

    Maybe Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny. Are you guys (and by that I mean Deagle) going to review it?

    • We saw it at e3. It looked really cool…until they started talking about farming, getting married, and using an “extractor”on the farm animals…

      • Waffles For Supper

        Wait, Deagle wasn’t giggling like a little kid and setting up an interview?

      • Devourer of Time

        Did you really expect besides farming and relationships?

        OK, the extractor is kind of weird, but I’m sure fits into the world.

  10. Ace Combat Assault Horizon for me.

  11. I was looking forward to Aliens: Infestation, but the reviews weren’t too good.

    • Jeremy Parish gave it an A-….

      • Out of 14 scores on metacritic that’s the highest one. The average is a 76, good but not great.

        On the other hand, Parish is one of the few game reviewers (besides you, Deagle, and about four others) that actually write an interesting critique anymore.

  12. Forza 4 for me this week.

  13. I guess I missed the hype wagon. How does Forza 4 improve on the last game?

  14. Rune Factory is coming out for the PS3 or is that an error?

  15. Another Dead Rising 2 game or is this DLC?

  16. The Ace Combat Assault Horizon demo didn’t exactly hit the afterburners for me. Needed moar bears I guess 😉

  17. I still need to get Rage! Hopefully, there will be a deal this week.

  18. Dance Dance Revolution II? I know there’s been some than two DDR games!

  19. Might & Magic Heroes VI might be interesting, as long as Ubisoft doesn’t put their usual DRM protection in.

  20. I still need to try the Forza 4 demo. Are they doing the online pass BS as well?

  21. Ace Combat this week for me.

  22. Blue, I’ll make your car if I pick up the game this week.

  23. No Samurageous pick this week?

  24. No Samurageous pick this week?

  25. Forza Motorsport 4: Now With Driving Bears.

  26. Forza Motorsport 4: Now With Driving Bears.

  27. I really can’t see how anyone could turn swimming into an interesting game. We’ll see with Michael Phelps: Push the Limit.