Our Anticipated Games For January 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm


Hey there. January 2012. Yup, it's a new year, a new month, and a new set of games that scheduled to be released this month. 2011 was full of awesome games and I can only hope that 2012 will follow suit and produce some more reat games. January's lineup is not too shabby. An old favorite is brought back and and well-known series are releasing new chapters. Let's take a look:

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The Week In Games: And In This Corner...

Monday, October 24, 2011 at 8:00 am
Okay, so this is the week many of us have been waiting for. The week where Battlefield 3 launches and whisks us away to a land of shooting things unlike any we've ever been to before. The week when Battlefield swoops in and steals the crown from atop Call of Duty's head.

Well, we'll see. Going after Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is like an MMO trying to topple World of Warcraft. (I love using video game analogies to describe other video games). Do I think it'll be a better game? Probably not better. Maybe equal, but probably not better. Do I think it'll sell better? No, it won't. But that's okay. There's enough love to go around.

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The Week In Games: The Dark Knight Riseth

Monday, October 17, 2011 at 8:00 am
This week brings us another huge game in Batman: Arkham City. Personally, I am going to leave this one on the shelf a few more weeks -- I know, I know, it is dying to be played -- but I am still fuckin' around with Gears of War 3, and if I get behind in Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I'm going to be waaaaay behind the learning curve. And then it's just not fun because I'm getting maimed every single damn level and my K/D spread is like .49 or something and no one wants me to be on their team and I hate it.

So, basically I just learned that my entire gaming experience is dictated by my kill/death spread in major AAA titles. That's pretty sad. Anyway, there's about a bajillionty games coming out this week, and obviously Batman: Arkham City is the big dick in the orgy. Payday: The Heist is that smaller, interesting looking one in the corner. Click the link -- I've got all of them detailed for you.

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The Week In Games: Can We Go Off The Record?

Monday, October 10, 2011 at 8:00 am
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We dive headfirst into the week of October 10 with a new slate of exciting games. We hope you have already beaten Gears of War 3, Rage, and Dark Souls. If not, you're practically out of time. Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and Forza 4 are just inches away. 

Oh, and maybe the "Game of the Year" edition of Red Dead Redemption, too. But you've already beaten that one, so it might be best to shelve it until after Christmas, when things are dying down a little bit and you'll have all that money your grandma gave you for the holidays. Oh, and maybe Orcs Must Die! If you can squeeze that one in now, I say go for it.

Anyway, onward and upward, folks.

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The Week In Games: Pay Load

Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:00 am
Look at Tuesday, October 4 of this week. Rage, Dark Souls, Portal 2: Peer Review, Civilization V: GOTY, and NBA 2K12. That is going to give you wallet a shitfit. I'm going to start out freemium and bust through Portal 2: Peer Review first. Because Portal 2 is the best game I have played in a great while and I feel most comfortable spending time on Valve, compared to those other guys. Plus maybe I'll get a couple more paychecks under my belt before dropping nearly half a month's rent on video games.

So, it is official people. You are entering the season. It is time for you to exercise your prioritization skills and come away with that which you can afford, and that which you can wait to pick up. Click the link to witness the potential damage.

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The Darkness II Trailer Is Soaked In Ink And Blood

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm
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The Darkness
was a pretty nifty little title that never totally took off the way a lot of 2K games do. But it delighted enough people, critics included, to get itself a sequel. And with sequels come a lot of stylish trailers.

This Darkness II trailer is told in a little bit of a graphic novel fashion. It vaguely spoils some big plot points, but its content is soaked in that dark, ghoulish vibe that made the first game stand out. It is black and bloody and kind of emo. But, it is an original trailer, and those are the ones we don't see often enough.

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The Week In Games: Father And Son

Monday, September 19, 2011 at 8:00 am
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This week is fuckin' huge. Resident Evil 4 HD will be dropping for the Xbox 360/PS3. I've bought the game about a dozen times now, and this one'll make it an even baker's. Yep, I'm gonna buy it. I can't wait. And then I'm gonna buy the third entry in a series that it directly influenced.

Gears of War 3. Cliffy B has stated on numerous occasions that RE4 was a huge inspiration for the GoW franchise, as well as most other third-person shooters out there now. So my week is going to be a whole lot of third-person shootering for many, many hours each day. I hope it won't affect my work, although I've pretty much conceded now that it will. So, watch out for a bunch of shitty articles by me, James Hawkins!

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The Week In Games: Extras, Re-Releases, And Add-Ons

Monday, September 12, 2011 at 8:00 am
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Whew, are you guys worn out from a long weekend of constant gaming, too? I spent (no shit) 24 hours this weekend on my ass, playing everything from Madden 2012 to Deus Ex: Human Revolution, to Bastion, to Dead Island (which I will review shortly). It's my job, my lot in life. And I take that responsibility seriously and on the chin.

So, I'm a little glad to have a week where the delights of big hot games take a little break, and the smaller, less urgent games trickle in. This week, we've got a long-awaited Red Dead Redemption DLC called Myths & Mavericks, which will take us back to the American West for some gunslinging. And we've got an additional bit of Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, called (eerily) Shadow Hunters. Cap it off with God of War: Origins, and we've got ourselves a full plate!

(Note: If you have DS... this week is good to you...)

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The Week In Games: Whoa, Big 'Uns

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 8:30 am
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This is certainly the biggest week in many months, in terms of game releases. I don't mean specifically in number of games released, but rather in the number of highly-anticipated games that are about to be flooding our way.

Rise of Nightmares for Xbox 360 Kinect and Dead Island give us our horror fixes, while Resistence 3 and Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine will surely take care of any action we've been lacking in our day-to-day lives. Rock of Ages will take care of our indie slots, and StarFox 64 3D will make sure that our Nintendo 3DSs aren't gathering too much dust, now. Click on for all of them.

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The Week In Games: Are You Ready For Some Football?

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm
, this year anyhow, signifies the beginning of the blockbuster season. Last week, Deus Ex: Human Revolution came out, to very strong reception, but it hasn't made quite the resonant splash that would propel it to the ranks of a Gears of War or an Elder Scrolls. Madden will put up those figures, and week after week, we'll be seeing just that, going forward.

So, in addition to Madden, there's Duke Nukem Forever for Macs (ha!) and BloodRayne: Betrayal. A few others dot the schedule, like The Baconing, or Rock of Ages, but for the most part we've got football to occupy our disc-drives for the next weeks. Click that link for more schedule. Yum.

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