stories by Karli Winata
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.
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.
When one chainsaw just isn’t enough . . .
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sick of your Wii U yet? God I hope not. You just got it! In case you are, the game industry has a couple of titles just for you you spoiled little brat.
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.
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?
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.
Missed me? So did I (long story). All that matters now is that I’m back, and just as depressing as ever. No amount of meds can fix this busted ass brain of mine. Shall we get on with it?
Still reeling from the shock that was Resident Evil 6. I feel you. Maybe a steampunk version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution will cheer you up. No? How about a half-naked princess fighting monsters? Now we’re talking!
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.
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.
Now this is more like it! Although Madden normally signals the start of the Fall schedule triple-A madness, it certainly doesn’t feel like it given what we’ve had the last two weeks. This week, that changes.
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.
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.
And now we’re back to the famine phase. Don’t worry folks. It won’t last especially since our annual Madden roster update comes out next week. For now, we’ll just have to settle for robot-on-robot violence.
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.
One week you get a sort-of big release like Kingdom Hearts. The next you get exactly one game whose audience can be described as a niche of an already niche audience.
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.
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.
I hope you’ve been stuffing your cheeks full of video games during the more plentiful winter and spring months, because this would be a good time to start digging into your stash for games to play.
The doldrums of summer seems to be in full swing here folks. Save for the various movie tie-in games, we won’t be getting much else. May I suggest a good book?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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!
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.
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.
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.
After months of intense Role Playing Game action, why not let some steam out with a little bloody action. Because seriously, what else are you going to buy this week?
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.