Games Releases (1 – 5 March 2010)

I am in a bad mood today because my PS3 is not working. Apparently there is a worldwide failure of most of the phat PS3s (i.e. non-slim). What this means is (a) Can’t play any games which have trophies (b) cant’ play games that have been downloaded (c) can’t connect to PSN and (d) themes/avatars purchased have been corrupted. The first details that have arrived relate the problem to a kind of Y2K bug basically taking the PS3’s internal clock back to 31/12/1999. If that sounds difficult to understand it’s because i don’t understand either how Sony’s programmers made such an error. Fingers crossed that the problem will be fixed with a firmware update but that means connecting to PSN so…..GRRRRRRR

Anyway, enough complaining. It’s a strong week. Assassin’s Creed II (PC) is finally released, but be careful. The game needs to be connected to Ubisoft‘s servers in order to play. If you get disconnected then the game stops. It’s a new kind of DRM apparently.

That leaves Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Ordinarily i would choose the former  but i’ve been hearing some very good comments about Silent Hill: Shattered Memories so i want to give it the game of the week title.

Also, MAG owns BC2!

360

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

PS3

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Wii

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

PC

Silent Hunter
Supreme Commander 2
Assassin’s Creed II
Battlefield: Bad Company 2

DS

Dementium II

PSP

Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

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.