Game Releases (31 August – 4 September 2009)

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It’s a “let’s keep it simple” kind of a week.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is a rarity. A flight simulation made specifically with the console owners in mind. It is set in WWII and in spite of some shortcomings Eurogamer gave it a respectable 7. There is also a demo available on the 360 and PS3.

If you own a PSP and are interested in some Japanese RPGs Dissidia: Final Fantasy may satisfy your appetite.

Finally there’s your game of the week and it’s Champions Online, the super heroes MMO on the PC. Don’t ask me if it’s any good. I have never played MMOs, not even WoW.

Release List

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time (XBLA)
Dissidia: Final Fantasy (PSP)
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey (360, PS3, DS, PSP)
Champions Online (PC)
Cursed Mountain (Wii)
Guilty Gear II: Overture (360)
Zorro: Quest For Justice (DS)
Medieval Games (Wii)

About the Author

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.