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Published on October 7th, 2013 | by Don Parsons

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Releases: Week of October 8th – The Week of GOTY Editions

I must admit, it’s been rather hard getting myself to be productive lately. Between Grand Theft Auto V, Sons of Anarchy, and the Battlefield 4 beta, I am just overwhelmed with things I want to spend gross amounts of time playing. I know it’s only going to get worse, but GTA5 is so good and addicting, I just don’t see much else gripping me by the thumbs and demanding my attention like Rockstar’s latest and greatest. Either way, there are new games coming out this week, and here’s what we got..~Don P.

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Heavy Rain was one of my favorite Playstaion 3 exclusive titles, so at this point, whatever Quantic Dreams releases has at least a little bit of my attention. Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) goes a step beyond that by adding in a supernatural theme, further grabbing my interest. I watched the reveal trailer live when I was at the Sony press conference in 2012, and Beyond looked stunning for a Playstation 3 title. Quantic Dreams did such a stellar job at telling an interesting story in Heavy Rain, I have high hopes for this effort.

releases8_borderlands2Game of the Year editions are all the rage with two coming out this week. But the big one, and probably the one with the most content, is Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition (PS3, PC, and Xbox 360). It has all of the content from the season pass, which includes four campaign add-ons and a few additional classes. Of course, you also get the main game and a few other goodies like vault keys and such. Such a value, and one that I highly recommend.

releases8_capcomCapcom Essentials (PS3 & Xbox 360), on the other hand, packs five games in one package. Included is Resident Evil 6, Dead Rising 2, Super Street Fighter IV, Mega Man 10, and Devil May Cry 4, but I don’t think I would pay $60 for any combination of these. There’s my pessimistic entry this week.
releases8_disgaead2Disgaea is one of the funniest franchises in gaming, specifically RPGs, so if you want laughs mixed with your strategy RPG, Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness (PS3) is sure to satisfy. It features the cast from the original Disgaea, but in a new story. Fionne, one of my favorite characters in the series, is back, so I’m on board for another few dozen hours with Disgaea D2.
releases8_justdance2014Just Dance 2014 (PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360) is this years dancing effort, and I only recognize a few tracks on the setlist. That said, it’s kind of a neat venture and it’s nice to see dancing games still kicking about. The plastic peripheral era is behind us, and it seems dancing games took their place. Yeah, as you can tell, I have very little to say constructively about Just Dance 2014, but fear being fired from Chris Scott if I don’t mention it. He loves to dance. (EDITOR’S NOTE: Lies, all lies)

Also available -

releases8_dishonoredDishonored – Game of the Year Edition (PS3, PC, and Xbox 360)
releases8_bionicduesBionic Dues (PC)

releases8_cookservedeliciousCook, Serve, Delicious! (PC)

releases8_gasguzzlersGas Guzzlers Extreme (PC)
releases8_mechmiceMech Mice (PC)
releases8_atomicninjasAtomic Ninjas (PS3 & Vita)
releases8_wormsWorms Revolution Extreme (PS3)

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.



  • Napoleon1066

    I’d just like to say that Chris is a very sexy dancer.

  • Wolf

    Assuming I find the time, (not happening this month) I’d be down for joining a posse in GTA online. Who around here plays on PSN? ::squinty eye at Napoleon::

    • Wolf

      Oh wait, we were talking about new releases here….. I’m barely 20 hours into GTA, how am I supposed to even think about getting ‘new’ games????

      • Chris Scott

        My stack is growing again. Beyond and WindWaker are sitting there for me and I have three review games to work on as well. Then Pokemon is on Saturday, Skylanders is on Sunday, and now I feel myself being dragged under.

        And we haven’t even hit the new systems yet. :(

        • Wolf

          True enough.
          (pre-) Holiday releases, means theres always a game or two to be interested in.
          Now we have consoles to ogle too!

    • Chris Scott

      Only Jeff and Don.

      • Wolf

        Having actually played a little online, it seems like it can be totally awesome with friends, but not really that super with strangers. Some good eggs pick up and go, some douches out there who just want to cause chaos.

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