Game Releases (21-25 September 2009)

Halo_3_ODST_Box_ArtIf the past few stormy days have not you left you in any doubt that the autumn is here then the below release list should clear the issue.

The competition is fierce for game of the week. The PC audience welcomes yet another MMO in the form of Aion: The Tower of Eternity by NCoft. NCoft is a South Korean developer behind MMO games like Lineage and Guild Wars which although not anywhere near the popularity of World of Warcraft they have managed to secure a very hardcore and loyal fanbase.

Then we have two Wii titles that may interest you. Rock Band 2 of course needs no introduction and Dead Space: Extraction which is based on the successful game Dead Space released last year on the 360 and PS3.

To complete the round up of all contenders who failed to win game of the week there is PixelJunk Monsters. It’s the PSP version of the PSN game and falls within the tower defense genre. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box on the DS is the 2nd game in a trilogy of puzzle games. I have played the first game, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and it was excellent. Even people who never play puzzle games enjoyed this puzzle game. I highly recommend The Professor Layton series to DS owners.

Finally it’s time to go hardcore and be a bit of Halo fanboy. Halo 3: ODST is my game of the week. Another game which expands the Halo universe. It’s the game that i am buying and playing this week.

Edge review excerpt – 9/10

“Halo is all about these epic, flowing battles and ODST has some of the series’ most jaw-dropping. It may be the shortest Halo game – it takes a little over six hours to finish on Heroic difficulty – but that time is spent in one of the richest and, most surprisingly, varied campaigns so far.

Release List

Halo 3: ODST (360)
: The Tower Of Eternity (PC)

(PC)Away: Shuffle Dungeon (DS)
Casper’s Scare School: Spooky Sports Day (Wii, DS)
Crime Craft (PC)
Cross Edge (PS3)
Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)

Defense Grid: The Awakening (PC)
Guilty Gear II: Overture (360)\
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (360, PS3, Wii, DS)
Miami Crisis (DS)
Agents (Wii, DS)
Shippuden: Legends – Akatsuki Rising (PSP)
Pilot Wings (Wii)
Monsters (PSP)

Pool Hall Pro (PC, Wii)
Professor Layton And Pandora’s Box (DS)

Rock Band 2 (Wii)

Doo! First Frights (PSP)
Vertigo (PC, Wii)
Zorro: Quest For Justice (DS)

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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,, and on his personal blog,