This Week In Games

Hey August, July was rubbish. You better step things up or I'm going to be extremely angry.

Amazing World (PC)

What is it? A goofy looking MMO that looks perfect for younger gamers. Should you care? This has been getting some gangbusters reviews...

Another Perspective (PC)

What is it? Hey, another 2D puzzle platformer. WHOOP-DI-DOO. Should you care? Apparently this one isn't terrible. Has some interesting puzzles and a not-that-bad-really aesthetic.

Back to Bed (PC)

What is it? A puzzle thing where you control a sub-conscious guardian thing trying to send his sleepwalking human master back to bed. A 3D puzzle game of sorts. Should you care? I love the high concept. Dunno if it delivers or not.

Cloud Chamber (PC)

What is it? Apparently it's a "massively multiplayer story game". I'm having difficult parsing precisely what that means. Should you care? But there's apparently a fair amount of buzz surrounding this game. At the very least it sounds pretty innovative.

Frontline : Road to Moscow (PC)

What is it? A basic looking RTS set during World War II. Should you care? There are so many great RTS games on PC. This isn't one of them.

Goat Simulator (PC)

What is it? Hey, this game just got a retail release! Should you care? Man, you probably own this already and, if you don't, do you really need to get a physical copy? Just get it on Steam.

Jet Gunner (PC)

What is it? "Jet Gunner is a 2D platform action indie game that's full of Nestalgia." Should you care? I don't know how much more I can take of this 2D retro-styled platformer stuff. I am a time bomb.

Mind: Path to Thalamus (PC)

What is it? A first person puzzler set in natural environments. Should you care? It looks visually spectacular. I'd at least investigate this.

Orbital Gear (PC)

What is it? A fast-paced 2D shooter/platformer with Mario Galaxy style planet hopping. Should you care? Looks frantic and super rewarding. I love the look of this actually.

Pe-2: Dive Bomber (PC)

What is it? It's a game that does the side-scroller R-Type thing with some unique new mechanical additions. Sort of like Luftrausers I guess. Should you care? Apparently it's not that bad! Looks interesting,

Rex Rocket (PC)

What is it? "Inspired by the retro glory days of 8-bit games, Rex Rocket is a traditional 2D platformer..." Should you care? [Slowly brings gun to head]

Sacred 3 First Edition (360/PS3/PC)

What is it? A hack and slash thing. Not that great. Should you care? I would take my money elsewhere. The world is a magical place of opportunity. Play better video games.

Ultra Street Fighter IV (360/PS3)

What is it? It's Street Fighter IV. You know the drill. It's awesome. Should you care? Fans of the series will be getting this. Casual players might be happy with the earlier edition they own.

Victory At Sea (PC)

What is it? An RTS set in the ocean with big ol' boats shooting the crap out of one another. Should you care? I know nothing about this, and have zero interest in it. I'd feel bad casting judgement on it, but I think it looks pretty guff. Your mileage may vary.

Picking anything up this week? Let us know in the comments below.


    August is the month for Wasteland 2. That's all I need possibly until October. XD

      I play normal people games, do you think this Wasteland 2 could possibly interest me or do I need to remember the good old days to enjoy it?

      August is also the month for Risen 3. Hopefully more like the old Gothic games than the pos that was Risen 2.

      1st or 2nd week of September it is now :|
      Might have to take a couple of days off when it comes out!

    August will be a much better month Diablo Metro and... risen? well still better then July I guess

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    Last week I picked up the ridiculously addictive Rogue Legacy - why didnt anyone say it was so addictive? I cant see myself buying anything for a few weeks now

    Me thinks that August might be a month of digital purchases for me...

    CounterSpy, Hohokum, The Swapper are all looking somewhat interesting... and also considering Rogue Legacy also (even if it was released on PSN last week)

      Love live the vita amirite? ;)

        Yep, basically all listed would be played via the Vita...

        Backlog is still large, so still very indecisive...

    No games for me this week unless something pops up on digital. My Cardcaptor Sakura blurays ship this week though. Hype!

    I'm not really excited for any August releases. I might pick up Madden 15 & Ultra Street Fighter 4 out of habit but that's about it.

    At the moment, I'm in a gaming drought till October

    If there's any Sacred fans out there that haven't bought 3 yet, fair warning: it's bombed so hard in reviews, and is nothing like Sacred 1 or 2.

    August is literally just Akiba's Trip and Metro Redux, so a silly ecchi game set in akihabara and a remaster of an average last gen game :P

    September is much better as we're looking at Destiny, Hyrule Warriors and the PS4 release of Shadow Warrior.

    Still not that much, but then October and November is going to be fucking insane. Alien, Evil Within, Evolve, AC: U, Dragon Age, GTA V, Smash Bros, Pokemon, Shadow of Mordor, The Crew, Far Cry 4 etc...

    time to continue my UVHM run on borderlands 2 till Metro comes out..... *cries softly* i want destiny out way more ;-;

    I will be catching up on Far Cry 3 this month. Still waiting for Homeworld HD CE...

    Sorry I fell asleep... I may need to find an interest outside of video games...

    Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate got pushed back :'(

      It's always been Sep 4

        It has? Bloody ozgameshop have Aug 29

        Bloody bludgers :p

    Sooooooo, is there anything coming out for xbone? Anything? Anyone?

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