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Published on May 27th, 2013 | by Don Parsons

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Releases – Week of May 28th, 2013

Welcome to the first unofficial (but official) release list. No there is not an official name yet, either, so if you stumble upon this I’m not *that* boring. There will eventually be a regular banner up here and maybe a few minor format changes too. That said, it’s kind of the lull season where not much is coming out. Thankfully, there are a few titles that personally interest me, and since it’s slow with releases,  I may actually get a chance to enjoy them both. Well, I guess there is that whole “creating a website” thing that is eating my time, too.. #firstworldproblems ~Don P.

Grid2_01

As a huge car nerd, racing games tend to get me excited. Grid 2 (PS3, PC, and X360) has me all sorts of worked up. I’m still waiting for a list of cars, but the neatest thing about this one is the dynamic tracks. As you do your laps, one lap could have a section barricaded off, and then be opened up the next time. So the layout of the track flucuates from lap to lap. I think it’s a neat concept that could make grinding through races (if there is such a thing) less monotonous. That said, I’m ready for a track list already, and can’t wait to see how you can modify cars. Also…there’s drifting. Oh. Yes.

CK2_TheOldGods

One of my favorite games of 2012 is getting some awesome-looking DLC, Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods (PC). This expansion centers around the Pagans, a type of people you couldn’t previously play as. If that wasn’t enough, The Old Gods has a new optional start date of 867 A.D., a new UI reskin, and a plethora of other new additions. Anytime new events are added to Crusader Kings II, it’s a good day. Probably the best part about The Republic expansion was the addition of new events, so it will be interesting to see what kind of new random events are added while playing a barbaric leader. Man, I can’t wait…  

Fuse01

Fuse (PS3 & X360) will be Insomniac Games’ first non-Playstation 3 exclusive. If Gears of War: Judgement didn’t give you a complete fix for third-person shooters earlier this year, Fuse could scratch that itch a little more. Being published by the EA Partners program, Fuse will gives players a chance to pick between four characters, each with their own unique power. It’s also a co-op game so you can team up with a few friends as you fire from cover-point to cover-point. Sadly, since Grid 2 will dominate my playtime this week, I won’t personally get to take part in this shootout.

NightoftheRabbit01Night of the Rabbit (PC) is an adventure game by Daedalic Entertainment. This is generally where I would spout off some facts about the game since I have no opinion (good or bad) for the game, but since a colleague of mine, Chris Scott, has put himself in the reviewers seat by choice than I can only assume the best.
WargameAirLandBattle01Normally, Wargame: AirLand Battle (PC) would be a little more up my alley, however, it is a real-time strategy game and simply put, my brain doesn’t process information quickly enough to be very good at these. That said, it looks pleasing to the eye, and that screenshot has a LOT of tanks….
LeisureSuitLarry01I was rather young when I played the original Leisure Suit Larry, so I know I missed a bunch of the inside jokes. Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded (PC) gives people an opportunity to either relive old memories or experience the original lewd adventure game for the first time. The first time is always the most memorable, right?

Also available –

bandfuserocklegendsBandfuse: Rock Legends (PS3 & X360)
thedenpamen2The Dempa Men 2: Beyond the Waves (3DS)
99spirits99 Spirits (Deluxe Edition) (PC)

 Are you picking up anything this week? Still playing catch up from weeks past? Let us know in the comments below.

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About the Author

got into podcasting in 2007, and transitioned into writing in late 2008. In late 2011, he went from blogging to writing for a small site called Vagary.tv. Don attended E3 for Vagary.tv in 2012. Now, Don is one-fourth of the foundation of Critically Sane.



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