It's summer, and the only way to beat the heat is to stay inside and play lots of video games in the air conditioning. That's how we roll in the dirty south...
If you're interested, m0nk3yboy, has the 12 month pile plan thread over here.
A quick reminder, in order to be considered "Pile of Shame" the game needs to be at least three months old. Otherwise, it's just a new game you haven't gotten to playing yet.
Also, if you are curious about some of the previous threads, Pick's of the Pile, etc... Please go here and check out the Google doc I setup.
Let's get on to the games!
This Month's Pick of the Pile is
[size=30][b]Clive Barker's Jericho
"Certain depictions and ancient scriptures dictate a being created by God in His own image before the creation of Adam and Eve; according to legend, this being was abandoned by its own Creator. Called the Firstborn. God was so disturbed by what He created that He banished it into the Abyss. God then started anew and went on to create mankind, giving the species two sexes, feelings, and love.
The Firstborn, too powerful for even God to keep from breaking into the mortal world, would make seven attempts to escape, each time taking back a piece of the earth to add to its domain and each time sent back to the Abyss. Fragments of time and space would form layers around this domain, linked to this world in the city Al Khali. These layers would entrap pieces of history within its walls, from the time of the ancient Sumerians to World War II. Over time, other great conquerors and civilizations would arrive to claim the city as their own. Eventually, the city was forgotten and buried by the sands of time.
The Department of Occult Warfare was created in the 1930s to combat the supernatural and unexplained. Another purpose was to meet Nazi Germany's own research into the paranormal. One of their most brilliant members, Arnold Leach, was recruited in 1962. However, his unscrupulous behavior and nature would eventually have him expelled. He was marked for assassination, and although the operation appeared to be successful, it seems that he may have survived.
The Jericho Squad is sent to Al-Khali to prevent Leach from opening the breach and unleashing the Firstborn upon mankind once again." (wikipedia.org)
Assassin's Creed -
Back to the Future 102: Get Tannen! -
Back to the Future 103: Citizen Brown -
Back to the Future 104: Double Visions -
Back to the Future 105: OUTATIME -
Batman: Arkham Asylum -
Bayonetta - AndrewA,
jdzappa, AUs_TBirD, ClockworkHouse
Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den - MadGav
Castle Crashers -
Clive Barker's Jericho -
Deathspank - brokenclavicle
Divinity 2: Dragon Knight Saga -
Dragon Age: Origins - Coolbeans
Fable 3 -
Fallout: New Vegas -
Final Fantasy XIII - SallyNasty
Half-Life 2 - m0nk3yboy
Half-Life 2: Episode 1 - m0nk3yboy
Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - m0nk3yboy
IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey -
Puzzle Quest 2 -
Red Dead Redemption - Wuppie
Red Faction: Guerilla - primer28
Rogue Trooper -
The Saboteur -
Splinter Cell: Conviction - MadGav
Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free -
Tales of Monkey Island -
Transformers: War for Cybertron -
Velvet Assassin -
Act of War: Direct Action - stevenmack
Baldur's Gate -
Baldur's Gate 2 - TheHipGamer
Heroes of Might and Magic V - Shawnosaurus
Planescape: Torment - Glycerine
Puzzle Agent -
Spellforce - stevenmack
Total War: Shogun 2 - jdzappa
The Witcher - Hemi,
God of War 3 -
Garden Ninja, Quintin_Stone
Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - walterqchocobo
Shadow of the Colossus - Itsathief
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies - AUs_TBirD
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 - El-Taco-the-Rogue
Super Mario Bros. 3 -