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.*

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

- Backyard Baseball 2010
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

- Velvet Assassin
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine

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

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

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


Holy crap, Stalin vs Martians looks... really intriguing. It may not actually be a good game, but check out this quote from the executive producer (explaining why the game was pushed back a week):

A dictator is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

And my god, their web site is awesome:

Obviously, the main concept behind the game is pretty much clear if you can see its name. It just speaks for itself. The fact that such game exists is quite an event. It doesn't really matter what's behind the name or if the game is playable at all. The concept is enough. Simply makes your brain explode.
Stalin is anything but boring and it looks pretty like schoolgirl with a kitten. Can you ask for more?
This game is too good to be true. But it is true. It's here and now.

Makes your brain explode, indeed.

It's sad to think that around this time last year we were getting GTA IV. This has been a pretty horrific year.

Minarchist wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:

.....indescribable video...


In Soviet Russia, you bite biting pear.

Wouldn't the text in that image be pronounced: "Lol shoot"?

jakeleg wrote:

That trailer is so full of win :-)

Best. Trailer. Evar. amirite??

Montalban wrote:

Any game that features a dancing 15 year-old girl

Looks more like 12 to me. Good luck getting female tweeners to play your game.

If this game shows up on a weekend sale for like $10, I'd be tempted to buy it and play it (if only once) just for the lulz.

JoeBedurndurn wrote:

We've all died and gone to videogame hell.

Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.

Someone took a lot of drugs.
That's all I have to say about that.

Also, WTF?

For anyone tempted to pick it up, Impulse is offering Stalin vs Martians for $15.95, so 4 dollars off.

I'm pretty sure it's $15.99 at every digital download service as a pre-order special.

If that's the case, my apologies. Just happened to see it on Impulse, but didn't cross-check.

Watching that video at work with no sound I think made it even weirder... Also, am I the only one who found it funny when she kicked the boombox (2:27) while dancing?

jesus tapdancing christ, the trailer for Stalin vs. Martians was actually kinda catchy.