October 8 - October 12

If you're trying to pick just one game to play this week, you're going to have a bad time. For some reason it hasn't really felt like the fall gaming season to me yet. There have been little hints of it here and there, but overall it's all still felt more anticipatory than anything else. This week is the first where it's felt like faucet was truly open to full, and that the deluge had begun.

If you forced me to choose just one game this week, then I'd put my money down on X-Com. A modern remake by Firaxis of a PC Microprose classic. This must be what it's like to be a fish biting on the hook, because that bait is just far too tempting. All the better that the initial buzz has been so positive, and that by all accounts Firaxis managed to get a good handle on what made the original so great. Tuesday after work can't come fast enough.

That game would be the story of my entire week, had Dishonored not come in to apparently live up to its lofty expectations as well. After watching Shawn play for the first part of our new video series, I can already tell that the urge to play Dishonored for myself will be an agonizing tension against my precious and long-awaited X-Com time.

At any given moment, there will be a war waged along the shattered remnants of my broken willpower. All the while, games like Borderlands 2, Torchlight 2 and Mists of Pandaria begging me back to finish what I started.

Also this week, Fable: The Journey quietly takes its place on the 360 and a new version of Worms hits.

PC
- Dishonored
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Of Orcs and Men (download)
- Retro City Rampage (download)
- Worms Revolution (download)

Xbox 360
- Dishonored
- Dragon Ball Z for Kinect
- Fable: The Journey
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Harry Potter for Kinect
- Just Dance 4
- Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (XLBA)
- Pool Nation (XBLA)
- Worms Revolution (XBLA)
- Happy Wars (XBLA)

PS3
- XCOM: Enemy Unknown
- Dishonored
- Just Dance 4
- Machinarium (PSN )
- Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise (PSN)
- Retro City Rampage (PSN)
- Worms Revolution (PSN)
- Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PSN)
- Derrick the Deathfin (PSN)

Wii
- Just Dance 4

Vita
- Spy Hunter
- Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (PSN)
- Retro City Rampage (PSN)

3DS
- Code of Princess
- Spy Hunter
- Monster 4x4
- Nurikabe by Nikoli (eShop)
- Crazy Kangaroo (eShop)

DS
- Robot Rescue 2 (DSiWare)

Comments

I have decided to put XCom on my wish list and await the Steam sale. I should really be spending what free time I have on my thesis, anyway.

Worms again?

Worms Reloaded left me pretty cold (compared to the classic Worms World Party era, too zoomed-in and sluggish). From what I hear this is still a port.

wordsmythe wrote:

I have decided to put XCom on my wish list and await the Steam sale. I should really be spending what free time I have on - Code of Princess, anyway.

The truth.

Schmutzli wrote:

Worms again?

Worms Reloaded left me pretty cold (compared to the classic Worms World Party era, too zoomed-in and sluggish). From what I hear this is still a port.

But....Matt Berry as the narrator!

That's definitely one of the better parts. It's still a console port though, which is a shame as it runs like crap.

TheHipGamer wrote:
wordsmythe wrote:

I have decided to put XCom on my wish list and await the Steam sale. I should really be spending what free time I have on - Code of Princess, anyway.

The truth.

I googled. I don't have time for Boobs McNaked.

wordsmythe wrote:

I don't have time for Boobs McNaked.

*snip*

interstate78 wrote:

This week's turning out to be a disaster for my wallet. ...This week also saw the release of plenty of good movies so I got these:

- E.T.
...

Is that a real version of E.T. or do the cops hold walkie-talkies instead of pistols?

Keithustus wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

This week's turning out to be a disaster for my wallet. ...This week also saw the release of plenty of good movies so I got these:

- E.T.
...

Is that a real version of E.T. or do the cops hold walkie-talkies instead of pistols?

Yeah I've been meaning to check if they went back to the original or kept that bullsh*t change from the 25th anniversary set 5 years ago.

I don't care how Drew Barrymore personally feels about guns, seeing cops with no guns is ludicrous in the setting of the movie, and I won't buy any modified version.

Keithustus wrote:
interstate78 wrote:

This week's turning out to be a disaster for my wallet. ...This week also saw the release of plenty of good movies so I got these:

- E.T.
...

Is that a real version of E.T. or do the cops hold walkie-talkies instead of pistols?

It is the original, complete with "you look like a terrorist", "dickbreath" and cops waving shotguns at kids on bikes. Spielburg realized that he was messing with people's memories and I don't think the modified version is even an option on Blu-Ray.