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Coming Soon! 1/21/2013 – ish

Ever wonder what’s being dumped unto the shelves of video game stores every week? Wonder no more! Karli Winata will attempt to bring to light the many retail releases that come out each week. Won’t you join him in his self torture? Check out what’s coming out on the week of 1/21/2013.

Coming Soon! 1/14/2013

Ever wonder what’s being dumped unto the shelves of video game stores every week? Wonder no more! Karli Winata will attempt to bring to light the many retail releases that come out each week. Won’t you join him in his self torture? Check out what’s coming out on the week of 1/14/2013.

Coming Soon! 12/17/2012

Ever wonder what’s being dumped unto the shelves of video game stores every week? Wonder no more! Karli Winata will attempt to bring to light the many retail releases that come out each week. Won’t you join him in his self torture? Check out what’s coming out on the week of 12/17/2012.

Coming Soon! 12/10/2012

I love the lull of December. How there isn’t that many games to write about. How it gives me time to play catch up, however futile that attempt might be. That said, this December has been the weirdest one to date. This is the second week now that something of note is actually coming out, depending on how you want to look at it that is.

Coming Soon! 12/3/2012

December has arrived, one of the most notoriously quietest month of the year when it comes to game releases. The number of games I’ve seen come out in December that’s even remotely worth giving a damn about can be counted on one hand. By the end of this week, that number will… still be countable on one hand.

Coming Soon! 11/26/2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone once again along with it the madness of Black Friday. Like every year before it, the flood of game releases abate to a trickle, most of which are barely worth mentioning. So if I were you, I’d relax and read the up coming months worth of articles leisurely, assured that nothing I post is even worth considering.

Coming Soon! Wii U Edition

Did you know that the N64 launched with exactly two games in the U.S.? Those times we didn’t have to worry about ports clogging up launch day. Instead we were treated to two original titles that remain as enjoyable today as the day they were released. I don’t think any consoles since then has ever reached that kind of quality to quantity ratio. These days, console launches come alongside a flood of games in hope that someone accidentally buys one of them thinking they can play it on the system they already have. Case in point.

Coming Soon! 11/12/2012 – ish

So, did you guys vote or did you just stay at home playing Halo 4? One will determine the fate of our country for the next four years while the other the fate of the universe. From that perspective the choice seems rather simple. But enough about that! Onwards to the industry’s current juggernaut. After that, get ready for a full on console launch come this Sunday. Too bad you won’t see any of those games here. I’m saving those for a special Coming Soon this Friday.

Coming Soon! 11/5/2012

November has come once again to grace its presence upon the games industry. You can tell because every store that carries new games visibly sinks a little bit every Tuesday. So then, what jewel shall we find in this week’s pile of new games?

Coming Soon! 10/29/2012

Christmas is a-coming. Can you feel it? Can you feel your game store filling up with games you’ve never heard of? Have you seen the annual signs yet like the Call of Duty or Professor Layton games lining store shelves? If you haven’t you’ll see one this week.

Coming Soon! 10/1/2012

October has arrived. Just the very mention of that month sends shivers down my spine. Why? One would think that November would be the month with the most releases, but they’d be wrong. My metrics have shown me that October is the true month of madness when it comes to sheer volume of releases. Time to stock up on my Jolt colas. Thankfully, it has a rather tame start.

Coming Soon! 9/24/2012

And the hits just keep on coming! With Borderlands 2 leading the fall release madness, we’re getting yet another triple-A title this week along with a number of other games hoping to catch your eye as you peruse the shelves looking for that triple-A title that just came out. Sneaky.

Coming Soon! 9/10/2012

Missed me? I would have written something last week if I hadn’t passed out from PAX exhaustion or if there was anything even remotely interesting to tell you about unless you think Everyone Sings for PS3 and Xbox 360 is interesting. This week’s offering seems to be a little bit more palatable, so I’ll do you all a solid and shake off the remnants of my PAX hangover so that I may “enlighten” you with the games of the week.

Coming Soon! 8/27/2012

And the floodgates have opened. The harbinger of the flood that is the fall releases has come upon our store shelves once again. And I’m all out of life vests. Instead I’ll just make one giant inflatable raft called “Coming Soon” for everyone to grab onto. Hope it helps.

Coming Soon! 8/13/2012 – ish

How does that saying go? One is random. Two is a coincidence. Three is a pattern. Well, starting with two weeks ago with Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream, Drop, Distance and its following week of just one release, we’re seeing an odd pattern of one big week followed by a small, dead week before repeating again. Lucky for us, we’re in the big week.

Coming Soon! 7/30/2012

Is that a leak in the water dam? You know, the one holding back the flood of releases that come in October? Well, I’m sure I’m just imagining it. I’m just glad something notable comes out this week after the month long drought we’ve been in.

Coming Soon! 7/23/2012

In about three months from now, I’m going to look back on weeks like these and weep. You would too if you find yourself having to write about 30 games in one week. For now, I’m just going to enjoy my little leisurely article about one modest game.

Coming Soon! 7/2/2012

July 4th is almost upon us once again. Time again we honor a bunch of patriotic stuff like the color red, blue, and white, those guys and gals that stick their necks out for us, and the BBQ pit. Try not to burn your eyebrows this time. If this week’s release is anything to go by, one does not play video games for the week of July 4th, unless it’s a music game in which case it’s totally copacetic.

Gravity Rush Review

I think I know how Superman must feel. The streets of Metropolis would look outright useless. Stairs? Elevators? Who needs them? Sometimes I wonder if he ever feels pity for the lowly humans who has to walk, drive, and walk some more to their jobs. How do I know all this? I just finished Gravity Rush.

Coming Soon! 6/25/2012

Summer has officially started. Break out the coolers and the sunscreen as we leave our consoles at home making a nice little, rectangular-shaped dust free zone on your shelf. Don’t worry about them. They’ll be fine. I’m sure they won’t run amok in your house and burn it to the ground or anything. But just in case, why don’t you try feeding them these titles before you head out to the beach next time.

Coming Soon! 6/18/2012

Happy belated Father’s Day everybody! I hope you enjoyed that tie you just got. I don’t know about you, but now I have something to use as a tourniquet when I shoot up. Of course I’m kidding about that, you narc. Anyways, I’m sure you’re wondering about what wonderful video games have come out this week. Please read on while I look for a clean spoon.

Coming Soon! 6/12/2012

Once again, E3 has come to pass, and now we’re left reeling with amazement of all the things we can’t ha… wait what? E3 sucked? Oh good that means you might actually pay attention to this week’s Vita game. Yes the Vita does indeed still exist, even if Sony seems to not care about it if their E3 conference is anything to go by.

Coming Soon! 6/4/2012

Put down your mouse for just one minute folks. E3 has come upon us once again. Let us sit back and let the gaming goodness slide into our eyeballs unless of course you’d rather play video games. But why? No seriously, look at this list. Why?

Coming Soon! 5/28/2012

Click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click Games come out this week, click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click Read it if you want, click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click Oooooohhh shiny, click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click click

Coming Soon! 5/21/2012

I don’t even have to guess. You’re not done with Diablo 3. Seriously how could anybody be done with that game in one week? Obviously the game industry thinks one week is more than enough because we have yet another open world, potentially hundred hour Role Playing Game knocking on the doors and a shooter that snuck up on us without too much fanfare oddly enough. Does anybody have a TARDIS I can borrow? I swear I’ll give it back when I’m done catching up!

Coming Soon! 5/14/2012

I hope you didn’t squander last week’s reprieve in gaming before this week. Honestly, I’d like to see how you’d play anything other than Diablo 3 this week unless of course you’re not into Diablo 3. As a follow up question, do you exist? If you do, I guess the following games might interest you.

Coming Soon! 5/7/2012

Making room for yet another gargantuan time blackhole RPG(?) that is Diablo 3 this week, our releases have trickled down to one brave/foolhardy soul. Whether or not it can get anybody’s attention in Diablo 3’s wake depends entirely on whether or not Battle.net mysteriously goes down and doesn’t come back up for weeks relievingrobbing people of the opportunity to play it and forcing them to play something else. But what are the chances of that happening.

Coming Soon! 4/30/2012

Given all the great, and really long, Role Playing Games that came out in the past months, I could really use another week’s worth of gaming break just to play catch up. Couldn’t you? I know I could given how much stuff there is to do in Xenoblade Chronicles. And I haven’t even touched Skyrim yet. If you must play something new this week, I’ve got two options for you. One came out last year. The other one may or may not be for you.

Coming Soon! 4/16/2012

This year has truly been the year of the Role Playing Games so far hasn’t it? We started off with Final Fantasy 13-2, went into space with Mass Effect 3, and two weeks ago we climbed up a titan in Xenoblade Chronicles. This week’s RPG will take us to a darker high-fantasy world with far more mature themes coursing through it. Interested? Read on.