Monday, March 11, 2013

Gaming Grab Bag for Week of March 10th 2013

 

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This week brings us a great mixture of games let’s see what will be feeding into our wallets.

 

 

New Releases for the week of March 10, 2013

 

 

God of War: AscensionGod of War: Ascension

PS3

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Action Adventure

God of War: Ascension is the seventh release in the series and is a prequel to the original trilogy that will tell Kratos' origin story by revealing Kratos' initial betrayal by Ares while human, and the source of his rage. This will definitely be on my pick up list for my PlayStation 3 though when price drops due to Gears of War: Judgment being my pre-order of the month.

 

 

Kinect Sports: Penalty SaverKinect Sports: Penalty Saver

Xbox360

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Other Sports Games

Seems like The Xbox 360 is getting one game on retail and only some downloadable games for your Kinect. The first being a Soccer (Football) game. Ok everyone get ready to jump and grab as you play the goalie. With a name like Penalty Saver what else can it be??

 

 

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2

Xbox360/ PS3/ PC

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Tactical Shooters

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, the sequel to City Interactive's Sniper: Ghost Warrior, is a military style first person shooter that features sniping action set in three different terrain types: urban, jungle, and mountain. I love the Sniper series whether it’s WWII or current era just the methodical pace of shooting someone without detection equals AWESOME.

 

 

Starcraft II: Heart of the SwarmStarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

PC/ Mac

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Real-Time Strategy

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm is the second of the three games for Starcraft II that picks up the story of StarCraft II where Wings of Liberty left off. The story focuses on Sarah Kerrigan and her quest to reunite the Swarm and exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk.

 

 

Darkstalkers ResurrectionDarkstalkers: Resurrection

Xbox360/ PS3

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Fighting Games

Darkstalkers Resurrection is a fighting game featuring a unique and colorful cast of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action. This is great to see a new Darkstalkers game come out for this gen. A great 2D fighter that has awesome characters.

 

 

Dead Space III: Awakened

Xbox360/ PS3/ PC

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Other Shooters

Awakened is downloadable content for Dead Space 3 where Isaac Clarke and John Carver are left for dead on Tau Volantis. As madness takes hold, they find they can't trust their eyes or each other.

 

 

Kids Learn Bundle: Math/ Spelling and Grammar

DS

* Release Date: Mar 11, 2013

* Genre: Compilations

This is a bundled package of 15 different min-games to help learn Spelling and Math. Has 8 types of exercise modes, with Multiplayer to help motivate children to learn while having fun. I am all for these types of games especially for my two little ones.

 

 

Slam Bolt ScrappersSlam Bolt Scrappers

PC

* Release Date: Mar 14, 2013

* Genre: Action

Slam Bolt Scrappers is a mash up of building and brawling where players can reach for the sky as they build their great towers in Slam Bolt City while defending against baddies and epic bosses.

 

 

WRC PowerslideWRC Powerslide

Xbox360

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Racing

WRC Powerslide is a game developed by Milestone that offers players the chance to try all the WRC licensed elements with an arcade attitude.

 

 

Kinect Sports: 10 Frame BowlingKinect Sports: 10 Frame Bowling

Xbox360

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Other Sports Games

Game number 2 of three Kinect Sports games. This is all about hitting the alley to knock down pins. Warm up to get your gutter balls going. I like bowling but is there not already a Kinect Sports Bowling game on the Xbox 360?

 

 

Allods Online: Lords of DestinyAllods Online: Lords of Destiny

PC

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Massively Multiplayer

Lords of Destiny is an expansion to Allods Online that will add 8 new astral Allods, with each bringing new dungeon crawls for groups of 6 players. Things get a little confusing with how many MMO games there are out there.

 

 

Lola’s Math Train

3DS

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Miscellaneous

Another great educational, interactive, and fun game for children. This is based on the multi-platform app starring the cute little Panda Lola. Pick up animal friends and learn math by taking a ride on Lola's Math Train.

 

 

Kinect Sports: Ping PongKinect Sports: Ping Pong

Xbox360

* Release Date: Mar 12, 2013

* Genre: Other Sports Games

Finally the last game on our list is the third Kinect Sports Title coming to the Xbox360. This one is all about table tennis( aka Ping Pong) I remember playing this game as a kid and loving it. How will it fair to a Kinect game?

 

That’s our list for the week. what do you think besides the obvious God of War game what is on everyone’s must get list?

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