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New Releases for the Week of September 4th, 2011

With a wide selection of the undead, ranging from Dead Island and Rise of Nightmare‘s zombies to BloodRayne: Betrayal and Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten‘s vampires, it seems the doors to the netherworld have swung wide open- discharging a wide assortment of nefarious (and not so bad) characters. Xenophobes won’t be getting much rest this week, the release of Resistance 3 is bound to keep the muzzles of those Bullseye’s blazing hot.

BloodRayne: Betrayal (XBLA)
Crimson Alliance (XBLA)
Dead Island
Driver: San Francisco
Leedmees (XBLA)
Rise of Nightmares (Kinect)
Rugby World Cup 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

BloodRayne: Betrayal (PSN)
Dead Island
Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
Driver: San Francisco
Resistance 3
Rock of Ages (PSN)
Rugby World Cup 2011
Uncharted & Uncharted 2 Dualpack
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

No Releases

1001 Touch Games
Brunswick Pro Bowling
Driver: Renegade

Puzzle Rocks

New releases listed on Tuesday

Dead Island
Might & Magic Heroes VI
Rock of Ages
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

DesertEagle’s Pick: As a hard-core fan of the Disgaea series, I was a bit worried that the fourth iteration wouldn’t deliver. However, after spending the better part of three weeks with the SRPG, I can state that A Promise Unforgotten lives up to its moniker. Nippon Ichi has delivered a one of the most amazing time-sinks ever created- filled with charming protaganists, interminable depth (bolstered by an online component) along with the trademark franchise humor.

SeanNOLA’s Pick: Regular readers might expect me to pick Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine… and they would be absolutely correct. After spending 3 years drooling over it at E3, I finally get to suit up and tear out some Ork intestines! If you get chopped up by a power-axe-wielding Wolf Brother this week, it may just be yours truly. FOR THE ALLFATHER!

Samurage’s Pick: I’m not gonna lie, I’m pretty interested to check out BloodRayne.  Long ago, Blood started disappointing me and never really stopped, and I had resigned her character to the closet of long forgotten disappointments.  But at E3, we were pretty wowed by the updates and new style behind Blood. Both the graphics and game play had been revamped, and the designers took what has become the difficult and extreme route in much of gaming…they took out the gratuitous sexual stuff.  Having seen that, I’m finally willing to give her another chance.

BlueSwim’s Pick: If you were expecting me to second Deagle’s recommendation of Disgaea 4, congratulations! You win!…mostly. There’s no way I can’t give the thumbs-up to a new Disgaea game. They’re always well-written, entertaining, and funny time-sinks. However, this week I’m going with a sentimental choice; Tiger Woods PGA 12: The Masters for the PC. I witnessed first-hand what kind of mileage people can get out of the Tiger Woods games on the PC. Before his stroke, my late Grandpa would play the Tiger Woods games on the PC like a WoW addict does, well, World of Warcraft. He played Tiger‘s games for hours on-end practically every day of the year. The bang for the buck that golf fans get with PGA Tour ’12 should be equally as substantial as the earlier games, if not greater. It’s a shame that my Grandpa missed out on The Masters. I know he would have loved (and cursed at) it.

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. I’m predicted a 7.0 for Dead Island and not hearing from Deagle much this week.

  2. I’m with Desert!

    Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten pre-ordered.

  3. A Promise Unforgotten!!!

    Damn, Deagle I’m so jealous of you!

  4. Your Drunk Ex-Boyfriend

    1001 Touch Games? Hey do they all involve vasoline, hand cream, and conditioner?

  5. What are you smoking

    Nice pic, head splattering is getting my money.

  6. Disgaea? All that grinding is not fun. I’d rather pull out my own wisdom teeth.

  7. I really liked the demo of Driver: San Francisco. Seems like this week’s sleeper hit.

  8. Permaban in 3…2…

    I always liked the Might & Magic Heroes VI. If this one gets decent reviews. I’m sure I’ll pick it up someday.

  9. No PC version of Driver? With Ubi’s DRM, I guess thats not much of a loss. Is it?

  10. Maybe Dead Island if the reviews are good.

  11. A SeanNOLA pick. No freakin’ way? The only thing that could have been more surprising would have been a pick for Disgaea 4.

    • Hold on, let check the temp down here….

      Why have I never heard of Leedmees? It’s the only game on the week’s that hasn’t been pushed down my throat.

    • Sean, nice to hear from you. How have things been? What have you been plying?!?

      • I’ve been playing a lot of Marvel Super Hero Squad Online, lol. We recorded a podcast last night, and I talk more about what I’ve been up to there.

        • Cool, I’m looking forward to your return. How many times did you interrupt Deagle’s Disgaea lovefest?

        • Myabe I’m crazy, but I’ve been tempted to buy Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet. Have you played that one? Is is worth $20?

      • Sean also did my PSP impressions when my connection dropped. I’m somewhat nervous to hear what “my” thoughts on it are. XD

  12. Disgaea 4, Premium Edition!

  13. Wow, some really good games this week. Let the buying season start!!

  14. Dead Island this week.

  15. The Driver: San Francisco was pretty good.

  16. Nice to see a good selection of games this week and hear from NOLA again.

  17. A SeanNOLA pick? is he back from the underworld?

  18. Good releases this week. I’ll probably get D4.

  19. I like the pic with the pick 😉

    Now someone get Blue to press pause on Godzilla.. 😉

  20. I expect great things from Disgaea 4! hopefully Deagle will do a BIT better than D-toid who wastes people’s time writing shit like this:

    “To be honest, I know absolutely nothing about the series aside from what I picked up at the NIS Spring Event. It has something to do with hell, right? And cute anime characters with wings or something?”

  21. Space Marine is about as deep as a puddle, but I had fun with the demo in a GoW type of way.

  22. Woah, who expected emotion in the new release picks. I thought of my Dad who loved to play Sega Genesis with me as a kid. I hope there is gaming in heaven!

  23. Four picks? I haven’t seen that in a while. All you need in TideGear for the whole crew to be represented.

  24. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine!

  25. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine!

  26. Driver: SF for me.

  27. I wish I wasn’t so broke this week. Otherwise, I’d pick up Driver, BloodRayne and Dead Island.

  28. Dead Island looks great. I hope I’m not disappointed come Tuesday.

  29. Have you all gone CRAZY?

    No one here is interested in Resistance 3????

  30. Ok, I’ll think I’ll pass on Dead Island. Reviews make it sound like it’s not that much fun. Not many firearms either. Are you guys going to review it?