Game Releases (14-18 September 2009)

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If you missed out on Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (PS3, 360) which was released last week there are two more racing games this week. Motorstorm: Arctic Edge (PSP) and Need for Speed: Shift (PS3, 360, PSP, PC) which have received somewhat lukewarm reviews. But both franchises do have their dedicated fans.

Next up two PC releases of games that have already been released on consoles. The allegedly excellent Batman: Arkham Asylum (last week’s game of the week) and Red Faction: Guerrilla. Two excellent options if you are a PC gamer.

Finally, we come to the game of the week, Trine (PSN). Already released on the PC it will this week find its way to the PSN. It supports local co-op (up to 3) so invite a couple of friends and get some summer leftover beers out of the fridge.

I leave you with this line from the Eurogamer review (8/10)

If the game is good, honest fun when played solo, it’s a blast with two players and a sublime joy with three.

Release List

Trine (PSN)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC)

Blood Bowl (PSP, DS, PC)
Cate West: The Vanishing Files (DS, Wii)
Cross Edge (PS3)
DJ Star (DS)
Heroes Over Europe (PS3, 360, PC)
Katamari Forever (PS3)
Kirby: Super Star Ultra (DS)

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (PC)
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge (PSP)
Need For Speed: Shift (PS3, 360, PSP, PC)
NHL 10 (PS3, 360)
NHL 2K10 (PS3, 360, Wii)
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise 2 – Awakening Of A Hero (Wii)
Order Of War (PC)
Raven Squad (360, PC)
Red Faction: Guerrilla (PC)
Resident Evil 5 (PC)
The Humans: Meet The Ancestors (PC, DS)
Toy Story Mania! (Wii)
Wacky World Of Sports (Wii)
Wet (PS3, 360)

Yamaha Supercross (DS)

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Costas

Costas Taliadoros is an accountant by profession but a gamer at heart. He was born in Nicosia in 1977 and was raised by Donkey Kong. At a very young age he started piloting F-15 Strike Eagles over the Iraqi and Libyan deserts and has also seen action in an M1 Ambraams tank somewhere in Eastern Europe fighting against the Soviets. As the years went by, he was integrated into Civilization until he finally conquered the world and sent the first human mission to Alpha Centauri. He graduated from the International Superstar Soccer academy and moved back to Cyprus to start his career. In this dark period of his life he fought and swore against 3 more Master Chiefs on a 4-way split-screen all day and night. It was around this period that he also started traveling to Live in many places around the world but mostly the USA. There, he met a lot of young American teenagers who were willing to discuss topics like his mother and the colour of his skin in great detail. It only strengthened his belief that he still has a lot to learn in this life.

Nowadays Costas can be found on a couch playing games with friends and foes, with beer in close proximity. He is just a non-professional “writer” who loves games, books, comics, football, and running. He is also writing in the video-game site he co-founded, www.forevergamers.com, and on his personal blog, www.lostingames.net.