Game Releases (24-28 August 2009)

Batman Arkham AsylumThere’s no denying the effects of a blistering hot summer on videogames in Cyprus. People, fat and thin, young and old, prefer the beach to their couch at home. As Cyprus is not unique (no matter what the politicians tell you) the same applies to the rest of the world and therefore most publishers avoid releasing titles in July and August.

Instead, the summer is slowly becoming the release window for some excellent downloadable games (more of this in a future post) on consoles.

This week finally sees the release of a major title, Batman: Arkham Asylum. It currently has a Metacritic score of 91%. There is a demo available on both Xbox Live and PSN. Batman: Arkham Asylum is game of the week.

News:

As of 1st September 2009, the PS3 Slim will be available at Euros300. It is significantly smaller than the first versions of the console and cheaper. It lacks the shiny surface and backwards compatibility (who cares at this time). At just Euros30 more than the Wii it’s now a much more attractive proposition.

Release List

Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, 360)
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
The King Of Fighters XII (PS3, 360)
Infernal: Hell’s Vengeance (360)
Escape The Museum (WII)
Brave: A Warrior’s Tale (WII)

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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.