Games Releases (12 – 16 October 2009)

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Only two titles worth talking about this week. The first is Brutal Legend which involves the iconic figure of Tim Schafer, the writer behind Monkey Island and Grim Fandango. It also involves the actor/musician Jack Black who voices the game’s lead character. If you are a fan of rock music and/or the guys involved in this you should consider it a must buy at some point if not right now.

The Escapist review

“Brutal Legend is a fun romp through the outrageous culture of heavy metal, and its variety of gameplay styles and accessible characters and art make it fun for just about anyone. Plus, if you’ve never yet been exposed to the creepy/funny/touching work of Tim Schafer, this game is as good a place as any to start.”

The second title and game of the week is a PS3 exclusive, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Sony has always claimed that the PS3 is a vastly superior console to the 360 but it has only been able to show this with exclusive titles. Uncharted 2 is a case in point. It is simply stunning.

It’s not just looks however as Eurogamer branded it with the perfect score of 10/10

“…at the core of Uncharted 2 is an action-adventure masterpiece

By the end of Uncharted 2 though, Drake has found his place in the world, and so has the developer – among giants”


Release List

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
Brütal Legend (360, PS3)
Code Of Honor 3: Rise Of The Desert Devil (PC)
Drawn To Life: The Next Chapter (Wii, DS)
FIFA 10 (DS)
Ghostbusters: The Video Game (PSP)
Goosebumps: Horrorland (DS, Wii)
Harvest Fishing (DS)
Lips: Number One Hits (360)
Magna Carta II (360)
Mario & Sonic At The Olympic Winter Games (Wii, DS)
NBA Live 10  (PSP)
Ninja Captains (DS, Wii)
Outcry: The Dawn (PC)
Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
The Void (PC)
Tropico 3 (360, PS3)

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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.

  • omg cant wait till friday to pick this little beauty up. but damn this month is harsh on gamers wallets.

    im pretty sure id like brutal legend and demon souls too(btw u know if this got eu release?) but no money and no time= a whole lot of suck

  • I think you should wait on Brutal Legend. It will probably come down in price soon enough like christmas or early next year.

    Demon’s Souls does not have a publisher for Europe yet and it could be a while. I ordered a US version and i am looking for someone to get it too as there are some co-op elements. I really want to play this game but i am afraid i will hit a wall of difficulty/impossibility from the first hour…..

  • from what i understand on demon souls its quite hard but dying in the game is mostly the players fault rather than incredibly hard ai. its most definately intriguing. ill look into ebay and maybe pick it up a little later

  • yeah, but i am just worried i will end up smashing a controller or tv in frustration. Let me know if you get a copy!

    • will do man. but uncharted 2 is absolutely brilliant. do urself a favour and pick it up. u wont be dissapointed

      • Ok will get it this week then.