May 6 – May 10
It's one of those weeks where you can count the number of releases available on two hands, with enough fingers left over to throw a bowling ball. And, as far as I can tell, none of the available games this week come in any kind of physical form.
Honestly, I can't say that anything on the generally small list does much for me, but I have heard Julian Murdoch prattle on about Pinball FX2 and its long journey to a PC release enough that I feel somewhat pre-programmed to single the title out for attention. And, the original Pinball FX entertained me on several devices over a reasonable span to the point that even as I'm sitting here thinking about it, I kind of want to play FX2. Heck, with the action on my mechanical keyboard, it might just be some good fun.
You might want to buckle in for a quiet couple of months on the old release list. There are a few things here an there coming up in the next handful of weeks, games like Metro: Last Light, Remember Me and the big summer release of The Last of Us, but they are isolated occurrences and not the norm.
Until the first hints of the holiday season start hitting in late September, your wallet can breathe a little easier.
- Pinball FX2 (download)
- Residue (download)
- Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly (PS2 Classic)
- Solomon's Key (Virtual Console - $5)
- Xevious (Virtual Console - $5)
- Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (eShop - $10)
- SpeedX 3D Hyper Edition (eShop)