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This week's games, downloadable style

The big autumn rush of games is still going strong, with a lot of great games coming out this week too.

Retro City Rampage (PC, PS3N & PSNV CrossBuy Combo)

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Take the original GTA games, throw in some NEStalgia and you get this. It looks and sounds the part, and hopefully it plays well too.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PS3N)

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After the premiere on XBLA, Joe comes back home to PSN with '10 hours' of extra material.

The Walking Dead - Episode 4 (PC, PS3N, XBLA)

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Not much to say here, this series has been absolutely thrilling and it's all about to come to a head.

Derrick the Deathfin (PSN3)

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Another platformer that's trying something different, doesn't seem to be getting much attention though.


A Waste of Money: My Brief Personal Experience with Demon's Souls

(This was originally gonna be a list entry, but it dragged on so I just posted it as a blog).

I got caught in this game's hype. I didn't go far enough to order it from Japan or the US, I stayed pretty patient, and when the European version was announced, the Black Phantom Edition, I saw that my chance had finally come. I pre-ordered it, a week before I went on holiday, and didn't start playing it until after the summer. I barely played that much, in total about 5-6 hours.

But the real bomb dropped when Dark Souls came out a year later, and made even bigger waves. With every aspect improved in Dark Souls, Demon's Souls became obsolete literally overnight, and I had hardly gotten my money's worth out of it. I'll still play it someday but sadly without being part of the zeitgeist that helped make it a great game.


Bizarre Creations: Where They Are Now

In case you're still worried/wondering about what happened to the good people at Bizarre Creations, EuroGamer TV has released a mini-documentary showing us what the former employees are up to today. Three new indie studios have been formed: Lucid Games, Curly Rocket, and Hogrocket.

Despite being a big fan of driving/racing games, I've never owned a game made by BC mostly because I had a PS2 instead of an Xbox. Looking back, I feel like I missed out on a lot of good titles, particularly the Project Gotham Racing series. I didn't think Blur was a flop, and it's a shame they were seemingly forced to make Blood Stone without a James Bond film to back it up.

Hopefully now that they have a lot more creative freedom, we'll see some great new games from them. By the sound of things, they're starting out small with iPhone games, and eventually working their way up to other downloadable titles. How about a twin-stick racer?

What could possibly go wrong?

I noticed Steam started downloading something automatically, and apparently it's an update for AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!!, weighing it at around 200 MB, almost the same as the game itself. So I clicked on the "View Details" button and this is what it said:

Updates to AaAaAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The major changes include:

  • Added new bugs to the game
 I laughed for a good while after reading that, being used to how other games usually listed news of removing bugs. I knew the developers, Dejobaan, were always up to something crazy, so I pondered what this 'update' could possibly be. Built-in advertising for their upcoming game perhaps? Then I realised it's April 1st, so it has to be something good. And since it was Dejobaan, it'd be something real good.
As long as it's not real bugs.

Whoa there...

I need to slow down.  
Too many games one after the other, I'm burning out. I remember this happening a while back as well, and thank god I'm not as frustrated and confused as I was that time. 
I've got a bunch of games I've bought and not played, and yet I'm still borrowing games all the time. Literally spoilt for choice.  
Thanks for reading, and sorry for wasting your time dear reader, I just needed to vent a little.

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