January 9 – January 13

Things are quiet, but they won't necessarily stay that way for long. Ignoring the dubious rumor of Diablo 3's impending February 1 release, there are still games like Mass Effect 3, Soulcalibur 5, Syndicate and SSX already creeping up on the horizon along with the PSVita.

For now, though, the big game releases of this week are more humble offerings like King Arthur II: The Role Playing Wargame and Choplifter HD. Like most of the rest of you, though, I am still plowing through the backlog left from the end of 2011. I still feel fairly satisfied just playing what I've got right now, which is an unusual feeling for me. I feel a bit like Mr. Creosote from near the end of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, sitting in my restaurant of video gaming, stuffed to near bursting and pushing away the waiter's insistence that I can stomach just a bit more. At this point, I fear that if I get one more new game, whether freshly released or through some overly tempting sale, then I will endure a similarly explosive fate as poor, corpulent Mr. Creosote.

As for this week, I'm going to embrace the idea that there's nothing pressing that demands my attention. I know Certis has been playing some King Arthur II, but his description hasn't exactly piqued my interest. I say keep working on that big dinner still piled high in front of you before you get another helping.

PC
- Choplifter HD (download)
- King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame (download)

Xbox 360
- Amy (XBLA)
- Choplifter HD (XBLA)

PlayStation 3
- Amy (PSN)
- Choplifter HD (PSN)

Wii
- Carmen Sandiego Adventures in Math: The Case of the Crumbling Cathedral (WiiWare)

Nintendo 3DS
- My Pet Puppy 3D
- 101 Pinball World (eShop)
- Hip Hop King Rytmik Edition (eShop)
- Zen Pinball 3D (eShop)

Nintendo DS
- 101 Pinball World (DSiWare)
- Hip Hop King Rytmik Edition (DSiWare)

Comments

It's wafer thin!

Bring me a bucket!

Amy at one point looked like it could be good, but if being released in January is to games what it is to movies, I won't get my hopes up.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Amy at one point looked like it could be good, but if being released in January is to games what it is to movies, I won't get my hopes up.

That doesn't sound like the talk of a man who is looking forward to Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Jan. 31st).

Minarchist wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Amy at one point looked like it could be good, but if being released in January is to games what it is to movies, I won't get my hopes up.

That doesn't sound like the talk of a man who is looking forward to Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Jan. 31st). :neutral:

Looking over the release list for January in '10 and '11, I think I'm wrong. There are not only hidden gems in there (Lost in Shadow, Ghost Trick) but some heavy-hitters like Bayonetta, Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 2, and, the crème de la crème of gaming itself: Darksiders.

Minarchist wrote:

Bring me a bucket!

And perhaps a hose.

Why is there a Carmen Sandiego Math game? What foul devilry is this?

(Also, nothing for me this week. Finishing up Mass Attack tonight or tomorrow, then back to Skyward Sword)

I'll be jumping on the 3DS Zen Pinball, because why not own it on every single platform in the house?

shoptroll wrote:

Why is there a Carmen Sandiego Math game? What foul devilry is this?

(Also, nothing for me this week. Finishing up Mass Attack tonight or tomorrow, then back to Skyward Sword)

Where in the Cartesian Plane is Carmen Sandiego?

wordsmythe wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Why is there a Carmen Sandiego Math game? What foul devilry is this?

(Also, nothing for me this week. Finishing up Mass Attack tonight or tomorrow, then back to Skyward Sword)

Where in the Cartesian Plane is Carmen Sandiego?

Greetings gumshoe. You just missed your man! But he said he was headed somewhere with a lot of negative qualities and an unreal atmosphere.

kazooka wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

Why is there a Carmen Sandiego Math game? What foul devilry is this?

(Also, nothing for me this week. Finishing up Mass Attack tonight or tomorrow, then back to Skyward Sword)

Where in the Cartesian Plane is Carmen Sandiego?

Greetings gumshoe. You just missed your man! But he said he was headed somewhere with a lot of negative qualities and an unreal atmosphere.

That clue would bring me to either imaginary numbers or to Los Angeles. Not sure which.

Next up, Where in Carl Sagan's Cosmos Is Carmen SanDiego?, Where in Napoleanic France Did Carmen San Diego Die Of Cholera?, and Which Gulag Has Carmen SanDiego Enslaved Ivan Denisovich In?

I'm sure there's a Ringworld joke in here somewhere.

TheWanderer wrote:

Next up, Where in Carl Sagan's Cosmos Is Carmen SanDiego?, Where in Napoleanic France Did Carmen San Diego Die Of Cholera?, and Which Gulag Has Carmen SanDiego Enslaved Ivan Denisovich In?

I'm sure there's a Ringworld joke in here somewhere.

And a couple good ones from Dante's Inferno.

My luxury problem is how to afford both Kingdom of Amalur:Reckoning, King Arthur II, Crusader King II and possibly Diablo 3, all in a 2-week period...

And how to manage about 50h more of Skyrim before that

I can't believe this thread has been up for two days, and people like Wordy, Clock and myself have posted in it, and no one has yet mentioned that Elysium invented a new month in the title!

Coldest Smarch ever, I'm telling you.

Minarchist wrote:

I can't believe this thread has been up for two days, and people like Wordy, Clock and myself have posted in it, and no one has yet mentioned that Elysium invented a new month in the title!

Coldest Smarch ever, I'm telling you.

WAT.

The_Vinnlander wrote:
kazooka wrote:

Greetings gumshoe. You just missed your man! But he said he was headed somewhere with a lot of negative qualities and an unreal atmosphere.

That clue would bring me to either imaginary numbers or to Los Angeles. Not sure which. :-)

*laughter* *applause* Well played!