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New Releases for the Week of September 11, 2011

This week’s new releases may be one of the few times a chihuahua, mouse, fox and a duo of puppets live in harmony. From Ren and Stimpy’s cameo in Nicktoons MLB, Fox Mcloud’s appearance in Star Fox 64 3D to Sackboy and the Gunstringer’s motion-controlled exploits, a menagerie of protagonists awaits players. Perhaps the peaceful coexistence could be attributed to everyone’s favorite domestic diva- few dare awake the fire in Cooking Mama‘s eyes.

NHL 12
Nicktoons MLB
Radiant Silvergun (XBLA)
Red Bull X-Fighters (XBLA)
Renegade Ops (XBLA)
The Gunstringer
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again!

God of War Origins
LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack: The Rise of the Cakeling (PSN)
NHL 12
Renegade Ops (PSN)
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again!

Bit.Trip Complete
Chuck E Cheese’s Party Games 2
Chuck E. Cheese’s Super Collection
Motoheroz (WiiWare)
Nicktoons MLB
Pucca Power Up

Balloon Pop 2
Bit.Trip Saga
Bridge (eShop)
Defense of the Middle Kingdom (eShop)
Puzzler Mind Gym 3D
Star Fox 64 3D
Thor: God of Thunder

Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures
Nicktoons MLB
The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns Again!

Arcade Essentials Evolution (Mini)
Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness (PS1 Import)
Pong (PS1 Classic)

Call of Juarez: The Cartel
Hard Reset
Hidden Expedition 5: The Uncharted Island
Rise of Immortals
TrackMania2: Canyon

DesertEagle’s Pick: Although the twin-stick shooter is well-represented on both XBLA and PSN, Renegade Ops is a standout entry in the genre. Developed by Avalanche- the team behind Just Cause 2, the title delivers an pleasing variety of cars, boats, and copters engineered to reduce enemies into little flaming fragments. The one caveat of a pre-E3 playthrough was the AI of foes. If the studio augmented enemy attack patterns, this could be one of late Summer’s sleeper hits.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Short answer – I pick Bit.Trip Saga for the 3DS. Bit.Trip games are good, blah blah blah whatever. What I really want to point out is that Thor is coming out for the 3DS in line with the DVD release of the movie which is the way it should be! Just think: if all of the Thor games had been given the extra four months to gestate, they could have been four months less crappy!

BlueSwim’s Pick:
One of my all-time favorite Nintendo 64 games is back with a fresh coat of paint and a few extras to boot. The graphics have been gotten an overhaul that puts June’s Ocarina of Time 3D to shame. It’s up for debate if Star Fox 64 3D will be worth the $40 asking price since Nintendo opted out on including online multiplayer. However, now that I think about it, online battles probably wouldn’t have been as much fun as three friends and I crowding around my former Theatervision projector and cursing at each other, anyways. Could this be the definitive version of Star Fox 64? The only way to find out is to…..Wait for it…..DO A BARREL ROLL!

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. Don’t you get Fruit Ninja free with The Gunstringer? Is it on the disk or via a code?

  2. Ive been trying to find out the price of LittleBigPlanet 2: Move Pack: The Rise of the Cakeling. Do you guys know the price?

  3. “Dr. Blowhole”?!? Dirtiest name for a kids game EVER.

    God of War Origins for me this week.

  4. Star Fox 64 3D

  5. September 11th, huh? Hard to believe it’s been 10 years.

  6. “Sackboy and the Gunstringer’s motion controlled exploits”

    It’s a puppet to puppet showdown!!! May the best controlling puppet win.

  7. “Sackboy and the Gunstringer’s motion controlled exploits”

    It’s a puppet to puppet showdown!!! May the best controlling puppet win.

  8. Renegade Ops is preordered (online) already.

  9. I heard the DS version of Thor: God of Thunder was ok, is the 3DS one the same developers?

  10. So Star Fox 64 3D is just a higher res version of the original (which I already have) only with MP?


  11. Hidden Expedition 5: Let’s Figure Out a Way to Get “Uncharted” in the title.

  12. Nothing I see that interests me.

  13. I played Thor on the PS3. Thor+4 months would have still been awful. Thor+2 years and now we are talking.

    BTW- The movie wasn’t very good either.

  14. I’d like to play Camping Mama takes on the Cartel.

    “Don’t worry, Mama will kill them for you”

  15. I’ve always heard good things about the Bit Trio games. MAYBE I’ll try the Wii version this week.

  16. Two Chuck E. Cheese games in one week?

    Gamers don’t have a damn thing to complain about.

  17. Whats the word on The Gunstringer? Supposed to be fun? Playable without a Kinect? Does it work well with the thing?

  18. Renegade Ops looks cool. It’s not on XBLA this week?

  19. I guess Sage and Blue are deciding WHICH Chuck E. Cheese to endorse. 😉

    • I see Blue’s. He chose the fox over the rat and the puppet, Maybe the Slippy had something to do with it.

  20. I was lucky enough to pick up Star Fox 64 3D. The short(ish) missions are perfect for a portable game. Also, the audio has been cleaned up considerably.

  21. Puzzler Mind Gym 3D sounds like a bad combination of 3 different games. Good luck with that guys.

  22. I still need to pick up Dead Rising.

  23. No ones picking up NHL 12? I will be!

  24. It would be great if guys reviewed Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad. The game looks like a different take on the FPS.

  25. Just realized we missed White Knight Chronicles II. Would have been my pick had I known! The first one was pretty meh, but ambitious, and the new one includes the ENTIRE FIRST GAME, tweaked with some improvements.

    • I’m hoping you review it and at least give impressions. I gameflyed the first one and wasn’t completely disappointed with it.

      One question- do you still have to play through the first to enjoy the second one?

      • At e3, the guy said that (unlike the Japanese version) it is possible to just jump into the second game without completing the first game. HOWEVER, there are extra bonus bits if you finish the first game, which are based on which decisions you’ve made so far (a la Mass Effect)

      • ALSO, did you know that WKC:Origins came out IN ENGLISH for the PSP in Europe? Just ebayed that shit.