Games Releases (8 – 12 March 2010)

How the mighty have fallen. There is a general consensus that the Japanese videogame industry is in decline in recent years. Where once games developed in Japan dominated our lives now it’s more likely that the games you playing were developed by a western developer.

The last victim seems to be the Role Playing Genre. The Dragon Quests and Final Fantasies have been replaced by Oblivion, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. After great anticipation Final Fantasy XIII is finally released in the west and the reviews have been mixed at best. Square Enix has failed to deliver the product the west has been waiting for it seems.

Game of the week goes to Yakuza 3 (PS3). An overlooked brawler in the west that should get more attention but i doubt it will.

360

Final Fantasy XIII
Scrap Metal
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

PS3

Final Fantasy XIII
Yakuza 3

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition

PC

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising

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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.