This Week In Games

Man, this week in games. Not enough games to be interesting, but still enough to make this post worth writing (probably). Next week will most likely be the humdinger, with Borderlands 2 being released and all -- but this week? Well, unless you like Tekken or Ice Hockey, you're pretty much screwed.

Freakyforms Deluxe (3DS)

What is it? I had no idea this game existed until today. Apparently it's a video game that allows you to create your own character and then move it around the game world and stuff. Should you care? Nah, not really.

NHL 13 (360/PS3)

What is it? This year's edition of NHL! If you love Ice Hockey I'm guessing you already plan on buying this. Remember the days when you would buy great sports games even if you have no idea about the sport itself? Sports games on the Megadrive were so good! Should you care? Depends on your level of interest in hockey.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360/PS3) What is it? You know that game Tekken? This is another one. Should you care? Tekken has a super strong competitive following -- if you're one of the those guys/girls, then yeah! By all means! Go crazy!


Comments

    That freakyforms game looks like a total ripoff. It's not that much different from the $12 eshop game which they've now removed so they can charge $50 for a slightly improved boxed version.

    MARK YOU FORGOT ONE THING ABOUT ABOUT: IT HAS SNOOP DOGG IN IT
    GOTY, SURELY??

      THAT SECOND "ABOUT" SHOULD BE "TEKKEN"
      ITS EASY TO GET THE TWO MIXED UP

        ALSO SURELY IT'S SNOOP LION, THE REINCARNATION OF BOB MARLEY. SNOOP DOGG IS OLD NEWS, MOVE ON MAN!

          DUDE, I KNEW OF HIM BEFORE HE WAS SNOOP LION
          LION IS WHEN HE BECAME ALL MAINSTREAM

            ALL CAPS POSTS ARE FUN!!!!!!!!!!

    How long does Borderlands take to complete including DLCs? I might try and knock off a shame list before the Borderland 2 release.

      i put about 80 hours into borderlands that includes play through 1 and 2 maxing out character and all dlcs

      You could get through Borderlands' campaign in 15-20 hours, more if you do the side-quests. Allow 2-3 hours for each DLC, with the exception of Mad Moxxi's, which takes an eternity.

        But if you're doing it solo, it will take 100+ hours.

        Not because it takes a long time, but damn, with a shit story, MMO style quests, and only one activatable skill - fuck is it boring. Most overrated game in recent memory.

          I felt this way, too. Couldn't get into it. Just bored me. Hopefully 2 is an improvement.

            You really probably don't want to bother unless you're co-opping it. You need to have company for Borderlands because the game is purely killing stuff and looking for better loot, and it's a long, long game.

            You need to be rolling through with buddies or you'll go crazy.

        I've spent way more time than that on General Knoxx. Hell, it takes over half an hour just to get to the Sunken Sea (and you will have to do it several times if you aren't planning on knocking this out in one sitting).

        I can't comment on Mad Moxxi though. I can't even beat the first arena (the final boss keeps pwning me).

    NHL 13 (ive had early access since Friday) is the best NHL game from EA in years and years. The FIFA engine really works in NHL (the impact engine) whilst in Madden its shocking to say the least.

      roughly with dlc just doing play through 1 is about 30 hours

      +1 Finally a great game to reflect a great sport.

    I am getting Tekken and yes I am very much looking forward to it. don't care much for the Snoop Dog stuff in it but I will ignore that like a proper grown up.

    KING OF IRON FIST TOURNAMENT!

    ENTER...

    THE TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, I'm hype for TTT2!

    You missed at least one game worth mentioning

    Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise on Wii, AKA Rhythm Heaven on Wii comes out on Thursday

    Waiting for dead or alive over tekken. Tekkens a bit hard for me :)

    I'll get Tekken TT2 when I spot it in the $20 bins

    Whens Persona 4 Arena coming out here?!

    "Should you care? Depends on your level of interest in hockey." What a revelation.

    Can we get release dates in these articles?

    iPhone 5! Um.. iOS6? Sort of gaming related.

    Nobody should bother getting Tekken, as the Lord of Tekken, Spoony, will be playing it.

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