April 27 - May 1

Despite the fact that the Wii is clearly tempting me with the release of My Horse and Me: Riding for Gold, I will not subject you to another week of adorable equines stuffed onto the front page.

Following the trend of recent weeks if you like the feel of money in your wallet, then you are relatively safe on the gaming front from having those greenbacks tempted away. I'm sure that, since it is an Atlus game, someone will feel off-put by the lack of respect for Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier, but honestly, I can't even make it halfway through the name much less the game.

So, I feel that I must, in good conscience give Game of the Week to Stalin vs. Martians. Why? I have no idea. I don't even know what this game is exactly. I'll let the web site speak for itself. "Stalin vs. Martians is a real-time strategy designed for people." Everything clear now? Good. So people, this game is for you. Non-people, you're stuck with My Horse and Me: Riding for Gold, or worse X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Tough luck there, them's just the breaks when you're not people.

*Note the use of the phrase: Game of the Year edition on the "box" art. I say thee, awesome.*

PC
- Stalin vs Martians
- Velvet Assassin
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PS2
- Backyard Baseball 2010
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PS3
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Xbox360
- Velvet Assassin
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

PSP
- Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

DS
- Elite Forces: Unit 77
- Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Wii
- Fantasy Aquarium World
- My Horse and Me: Riding for Gold
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Comments

Fortunately they don't specify which year it's Game of the Year in. For all we know it could be super popular in 2396. Or perhaps it's expected to be game of the year on Mars!

With a name like Stalin vs. Martians, I had to check it out. Behold its awesomeness.

Okay, once I started watching that video I started to become interested. Once I saw giant jogging Stalin, I knew I must have this game.

I pre-ordered Stalin vs. Martians.

Any game that features a dancing 15 year-old girl and references to Leon Trotsky has to be...good? What? I don't...

We've all died and gone to videogame hell.

That is the strangest thing I've seen in months. And I've seen some strange damn things.

That trailer is so full of win

All Hail Stalinator!

Stalin vs MArtians is quickly becoming the videogame equivalent of Snakes on a Plane. All your Martians are belong to us!

That trailer is completely out of control...if you didn't watch until the running Stalin at the end you need to do so.

OG_slinger wrote:
With a name like Stalin vs. Martians, I had to check it out. Behold its awesomeness.

If the UFO is rockin' don't come knockin'........

I just watched the trailer... all I can say is WTF? and I want those 3 and a half minutes of my life back.

I'm pretty interested in the Wolverine title. Looks like a fairly deep action-adventure, channeling a little bit of cinematic violence from the Ninja Gaiden series. Raven's usually pretty on-top of these things, it's a definite rent anyhow.

Montalban wrote:
Any game that features a dancing 15 year-old girl and references to Leon Trotsky has to be...good? What? I don't...

You're forgetting, Stalin had millions of people killed. He personally broke a stranded goat's legs just to prove how cruel he was. That's what makes it funny!

The "Epic" Trailer for Stalin vs Martians is just as delicious. Stalin's got rhythm!

I misread the sarcastic opener as My Horse and Me: Riding for God. An equestrian-Christian sim? I was so in.

I was kind of interested in Velvet Assassin when I'd first heard about it, but lost track. Is the word that it sucks?

Although, with Wanted they did have the Assassins monk squad working the Loom of Destiny. Maybe Velvet Assassin is a sequel.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:
lostlobster wrote:
I was kind of interested in Velvet Assassin when I'd first heard about it, but lost track. Is the word that it sucks?

Well it's either an assassin who kills fabric OR an assassin who is best described by a fabric. If you think about it, really neither of those would be a good sign. The first would seem to indicate it was set in a horrible SciFi world where bolts of a certain weave of silk had risen to power and made enemies. However, the sentient silks either were too powerful or too well connected for a direct confrontation.

As for why the second is bad, let's look at some alternates:

Wool Assassin (Possibly a sheep of some sort)
Denim Assassin (Killing your way through the 70s and 80s)
Scotchguard Assassin (Deadly, yet very practical for this line of work)
Spandex Assassin (For when you're really marketing Big Boobed Assassin, but you still want to be sold at Walmart)
Tweed Assassin (Alex Blackmoore may have failed out of his Ivy League education, but he's back for extra credit... in murder)
Velvet Assassin (The kind of assassin you'd paint an image of Elvis on)

Hell, since there's nothing whatsoever worthwhile available this week, why come up with your own terrible fabric-centered assassin joke.

I laughed a little, cried a little.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:
We've all died and gone to videogame hell.

lostlobster wrote:
I was kind of interested in Velvet Assassin when I'd first heard about it, but lost track. Is the word that it sucks?

Well it's either an assassin who kills fabric OR an assassin who is best described by a fabric. If you think about it, really neither of those would be a good sign. The first would seem to indicate it was set in a horrible SciFi world where bolts of a certain weave of silk had risen to power and made enemies. However, the sentient silks either were too powerful or too well connected for a direct confrontation.

As for why the second is bad, let's look at some alternates:

Wool Assassin (Possibly a sheep of some sort)
Denim Assassin (Killing your way through the 70s and 80s)
Scotchguard Assassin (Deadly, yet very practical for this line of work)
Spandex Assassin (For when you're really marketing Big Boobed Assassin, but you still want to be sold at Walmart)
Tweed Assassin (Alex Blackmoore may have failed out of his Ivy League education, but he's back for extra credit... in murder)
Velvet Assassin (The kind of assassin you'd paint an image of Elvis on)

Hell, since there's nothing whatsoever worthwhile available this week, why come up with your own terrible fabric-centered assassin joke?

OG_slinger wrote:
.....indescribable video...

IMAGE(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/bigstudlysherm/lol_wut_russian_pear.jpg)

*Obligatory Artist Pimpage*

The LOL WUT Pear is an original work by Ursula Vernon, artist, writer, and attractor of mutant wildlife. (no, really, read her blog) The LWPear is but one of her weird yet compelling works of art, check out her online gallery!

*OAP ends now, return to regular posting*

Brennil wrote:
*Obligatory Artist Pimpage*

The LOL WUT Pear is an original work by Ursula Vernon, artist, writer, and attractor of mutant wildlife. (no, really, read her blog) The LWPear is but one of her weird yet compelling works of art, check out her online gallery!

*OAP ends now, return to regular posting*

Beat me to it.

Her webcomic Digger is now free too, I recommend everyone check it out.

LobsterMobster wrote:
Montalban wrote:
Any game that features a dancing 15 year-old girl and references to Leon Trotsky has to be...good? What? I don't...

You're forgetting, Stalin had millions of people killed. He personally broke a stranded goat's legs just to prove how cruel he was. That's what makes it funny!

Brennil wrote:
*Obligatory Artist Pimpage*

The LOL WUT Pear is an original work by Ursula Vernon, artist, writer, and attractor of mutant wildlife. (no, really, read her blog) The LWPear is but one of her weird yet compelling works of art, check out her online gallery!

*OAP ends now, return to regular posting*

Informative and artistic. This game has it all!

Brennil wrote:
The LOL WUT Pear is an original work by Ursula Vernon, artist, writer, and attractor of mutant wildlife. (no, really, read her blog) The LWPear is but one of her weird yet compelling works of art, check out her online gallery!

"St. Mellivora and the Miraculous Sausage:

Saint Mellivora is an ancient African saint, the roots of which are obscure and poorly documented. He is usually portrayed bearing the Miraculous Sausage, but alas, the story behind it has been lost to the ages, and no one is quite sure what kind of sausage it was, or what exactly was so miraculous about it.

Not surprisingly, St. Mellivora is the patron of sausage-makers, as well as beekeepers and, for some reason, professional dowsers. Bratwurst makers, however, eschew the worship of St. Mellivora in favor of St. Ungo the Well-Endowed, for reasons that we will not get into here."

I think it's perfectly fitting that her work turned into the "lol wut" pear...

Wow, harsh on Super Robot Taisen and Velvet Assassin, both of which looked decent...

This thread delivers... Painfully, but still delivers.