April 1 – April 5

Just a reminder not to believe anything you read today. The internet is full of lies and deception today. Actually, that really doesn't differentiate it from other days. How about, people are actively trying to deceive you today online. Nope, same problem. People are just making things up out of thin air and posting them as fac ... damn!

So, basically what I'm saying is that the internet is acting normal. Just, maybe, a little moreso.

As for the week at large, after a wonderful few weeks of big releases, we get a bit of a breather. Trion, makers of the underrated MMO Rift, are launching Defiance this week, an MMO Shooter that is paired up with a SyFy Network show that launches later this month. As if I weren't skeptical of any MMO that hits the market these days, there's something about this co-branding with SyFy — which has never prematurely pulled support for a new show — that feels shaky.

That said, Trion knows what they are doing, and the fact that the game enters a largely untapped MMO space on consoles suggests it's possible this will be successful. It's something I'll keep an eye on.

Also this week, Cities in Motion 2, a transportation simulation from Paradox for the PC, and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge for the WiiU, 360 and PS3.

PC
- Cities in Motion 2
- Defiance
- Evoland (download)
- Lords of Football (download)
- Tai Chi Elements (download)

Xbox 360
- BattleBlock Theater (XBLA)
- Defiance
- Double Dragon II: Wander of the Dragons (XBLA)
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

PS3
- Defiance
- Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PS2 Classics)
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PS2 Classics)
- Ion Assault (PSN)
- Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge

Wii U
- Toki Tori 2 (eShop)

3DS
- Super Black Bass 3D

Comments

S0LIDARITY wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Am I the only one really interested in Battleblock Theater? Any initial impressions from anyone out there playing?

I bought it, I may test the waters this weekend. Looks like the kind of game that I may need couch co-op buddies to enjoy.

Spent 30 minutes playing it last night. Completely charming in the Behemoth sort of way. Looking forward to spending some more time with it.

S0LIDARITY wrote:
Trashie wrote:

Am I the only one really interested in Battleblock Theater? Any initial impressions from anyone out there playing?

I bought it, I may test the waters this weekend. Looks like the kind of game that I may need couch co-op buddies to enjoy.

Loving Battleblock Theater so far. Played the first set of levels co-op and am in the middle of the third set solo. The platforming is tight and the atmosphere is silly and unsettling at the same time. I'm dying over and over again, laughing all the way. Good fun.