Game Releases (28 September – 2 October 2009)

Fifa 10

This week sees the release of the first ever console which plays only downloadable games. The PSPGo is probably the last version of the PSP console from Sony. It will aim to capture some of the Iphone game market by encouraging developers to create mini games that will only be available from the PSP store. At Euros260 though it makes you wonder how many people will buy it. It’s more expensive than the 360 and only 40 Euros cheaper than the PS3 Slim.

Accompanying the PSPGo release is one of Sony’s biggest game franchises, Gran Turismo. Currently with a Metacritic score of 79 though it’s highly unlikely that it will do much to help the launch sales of the PSPGo.

Finaly we have FIFA 10, my game of the week. After many years of hating the FIFA series, 2 seasons ago i made the transition from PES and haven’t looked back since. This year i believe the gap between the two football games will become wider as Konami‘s game has really stagnated over the past few years. Peter Moore, the man responsible at EA Sports has stated that the aim for FIFA 10 is to achieve a Metacritic score of above 90. So far so good for Mr Moore as the game currently it sits at 92.

Eurogamer review 9/10

“If last year saw FIFA knocking PES off its perch, this year it’s chasing it around the birdcage with a plank of wood and a sledgehammer.

Release List

PSPGo
Gran Turismo (PSP)

Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins (DS)
Beaterator (PSP)
Chronicles Of Mystery: Curse Of The Ancient Temple (DS)
Combat Of Giants: Dragons (DS)
FIFA 10 (360, PS3, DS, Wii, PSP, PC)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
Risen (360, PC)
Space Invaders Extreme 2 (DS)
Stoked (360)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (Melee) (Wii)
UP (PC, 360, PS3, Wii, DS, PSP)

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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, www.forevergamers.com, and on his personal blog, www.lostingames.net.