This Week In... Black Ops II Is Almost Here!

This week you will no longer have to pose as a YouTube superstar, or offer $15,000 and 300% of your YouTube moneys for a copy of Black Ops II — because the game is almost out! Hurray!

Angry Birds Trilogy (PS3)

What is it? It is Angry Birds. Should you care? I am not going to be a hypocrite and completely rag on a game I play quite regularly!

Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? It's BLOPS baby! Should you care? Even if you don't care, you have to care. It's easy to by hoity toity about Call of Duty, but they are supremely well made games and people love the series.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (PS Vita)

What is it? It's BLOPS baby (round 2). Should you care? I hope you do, because this game could be a litmus test for future publisher interest in the Vita.

F1 Race Stars (360/PS3)

What is it? It's F1... but stylised and cartoony and stuff. Should you care? Well, it's hitting the market alongside some fairly big Kart games. Tough market.

Mass Effect Trilogy (360/PS3)

What is it? ALL THE MASS EFFECT GAMES. Should you care? Sure.

Rift: Storm Legion (PC)

What is it? The first expansion pack for Rift. Should you care? If you like the game, then yes.

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? The ultimate Saints Row thing, complete with double entendre. Should you care? Yeah, I guess. It's a good game.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (360/PS3)

What is it? Another karting game. Should you care? Meh.

The Sims 3: Seasons (PC)

What is it? Urgh. Should you care? Urgh.

Wonderbook: Book of Spells

What is it? The magical book that comes to magical life through the magic of the magical PlayStation Eye. Magical. Should you care? Magical.

So what is everyone buying this week? Anything? Let us know in the comments below.


    Blops 2 like a band wagon hero, I might consider getting the Vita version aswell.

    I want Blops 2, but silly me had to go out drinking friday nite didn't I?! Idiot! Lol

    I suck at CoD multiplayer. I'm much better at CS, so I'll give this a miss. Unless the single player campaign is longer....

    Has anybody actually used the wonderbook?
    All I have seen are ads for it, so wondering (pun intended) what it is like

    This week in Assassins's Creed 3, Borderlands 2, Forza Horizon, WWE 13 and Halo 4.....

    Im pretty amped for Blops 2. Just wish halo 4 and blops 2 were release 6 months apart so i didnt have to choose so much and often between the 2.

    I do find it funny that the writer says "Meh, just another karting game" to Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing yet he gets all excited for "just another FPS"

    Not to troll the writer but yeah I just found that amusing

    Me? I'm buying

    -Call of Duty Black Ops 2 - Never said I hated the games, I enjoy them fine enough
    -Call of Duty Black Ops Declassified - I'm interested in this simply to see how a game that looks like it was rushed in development within a span of 6 months turns out.

    -Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Transformed - I very much enjoyed the first yeah I'm looking forward to this.

      I thought the exact same thing. Especially when the first Sonic and Sega game was better than Mario Kart in terms of skill balance, character variety, number of tracks, multiplayer and graphics.

        I thought it was one of the better Mario Kart clones to come out in some time...I wasn't really a fan of Modnation Racers. Same for Littlebigplanet Karting...but I very much liked Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing and felt it was pretty damn solid all around.

      i will admit, i totally understand why some people do hate on cod. Mw3 was seriously just a map pack and weapon pack for mw3. Its yet to be seen just how different blops II is, but from what i ahve seen there is enough different thing in it to seperate it from previous games.

      I think the whole "another kart game" is more that , lets face it, just about any niche in the market has released one with identical mechanics, only difference is the characters driving. Dont know if it was meant to sound like it was bad. But hype has a lot to do with peoples perceptions. And lets face it. They hype train is at full speed for call of duty.

        I have no hatred for Call of I said, I plan on picking up BLOPS II and have no problem with admitting as such.

        I just found it amusing was all...that "it's just another kart game" and yet the same could be said about COD being "just another COD game"...The same could be said about any franchise...I just found it slightly amusing was all

    Getting BlOps2 and Declassified, hopefully the latter is on the PSN tomorrow, though' I doubt it...

    gonna be playing BlOps2. I liked the first BlackOps. but I absolutely hated MW2 & MW3

    & it looks like Tryarch are at least trying something a bit different with this release (the optional objectives & branching outcomes, though I'm pretty sure there gonna be far more limited than I was told.)
    & you cant go wrong with CoD + a few mates + Bots multiplayer. also zombies.

    *has is squeeing fanboy moment*

    Yes midnight pickup for me, day off work tomorrow (but at least half of that for medical appointments sadly)

    Even thinking of taking notes as i play for the first day. Possibly rather hard to read notes after 24 hours, but none the less will be fun.

    The first sonic all stars was excellent. Will get this one on wii-u

    Black ops 2 is coming out soon? Really? Did not know that.
    I actually have lost interest in the COD series lol

    Very upset that im now working during BLOPS2 doubleXP weekend :( 2x 12 hour days in Adelaide, but damn if i wont be massivly cashed up tho :D

    Blops. I loved the Vietnam missions in the first, still deciding whether to pick up this second iteration.

    Might pick up Black Ops 2 purely for zombies. That's not so bad right?

      i know lots of people who still play blops 1 purely for the zombies. And split their gaming time 50% on zombies, 50% on other games. I will admit, the way zombies work in this new one interests me, even though i never got into the zombies on WaW or Blops.

    Wonderbook!!!! Well no... but honestly most interested to see how it performs. Perhaps not in the first week or so, but it could be a very big hitter for Sony heading into the holiday season.

    Angry Birds is already out for some time now...

    Mass Effect for PS3 won't hit til the first week in December.

    For those people that are considering BLOPS Declassified, please don't use this as a yard stick for games on the Vita.

    It was a pretty rushed title, doesn't have a 'regluar' campaign and there are alot of things missing compared to the console counterparts.

      That's exactly why I'm interested in BLOPS Declassified and exactly why I'm picking it up though. I'm interested to see how it turned out after being rushed along. The sad thing to me is that underneath Resistance Burning Skies, there was a good game there that could have been better then it was if it wasn't rushed.

      For as much hate as Nihlistic gets, I thought there was a decent game in Burning Skies however it just seemed rushed (I think we now know why) I'm interested in BLOPS Vita just to see how it turned out.

      I can see it being a game where reviewers will be overly harsh on it though simply because of the history with Nihlistic but I'm still quite keen to check it out and who might have it problems but it might actually play pretty decently none the less.

    I cancelled my preorder for BlOps2. I might pick it up on pay day depending how many of my friends are playing it, but I'm hoping that all the douchey players leave Halo 4 to go for CoD and leave me to play in peace where I might actually start having some fun.

      im hoping the douchy players stay on Halo 4 so they dont ruin my Blops2 :P

        I'm hoping the douchy players get off Xbox LIVE so that its reputation can go up a bit.

        HAHA CoD is the cesspit of the festering pond that is XBL.

        Have fun playing by yourself then.

    played blops2 on ps3 at a mates yesturday, sp is shit, u can make it look as good as u want, but if the ai is as stupid as it was in cod4, there is nothing new. mp seems good, the new class system is kinda weird to get used to. zombies seems like just a map pack for blops1 + some new vs mode

    Just to clarify, Mass Effect Trilogy comes out on 360 and PC this week, PS3 in December

    Talk of blops made me play mw3 for the first time in six months, and ask the maids i connected to had cheats and hacks, like planes on the ground. is that just going to happen again

    Main game for this week for me is F1 Race Stars. I'm a huge F1 fan, so that was a no-brainer. Picked it up on PC on Steam. Will probably get Transformed at a later date, and BlOps depending on how it goes in terms of multiplayer for LAN games. Already have all three ME games, so I'm skipping that one.

    Sunset Invasion for Crusader Kings II anyone?

    Is F1 race stars out this week? I should've paid more attention! I'll be buying that probably on PC.

    Meh. Franchise has gone stale for me. Not going to bother.

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