PS3 Releases: week of August 25, 2008


on the shelves

08/26: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 [metacrtic] – a tinkering update rather than any new big features. The big emphasis is on helping you improve by giving more feedback about your swing and post-round advice from Tiger’s swing coach.

08/26: Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice [metacrtic] – strategy RPG game that’s made the jump to PS3 discs, but is still essentially a PS2 game. The RPG game sties are much more positive than the general ones, and every agrees it appeals a lot stronger to hardcore fans of the series and the genre than anyone new.

08/26: Ferrari Challenge – yes, another driving game on PS3. It’s Ferraris, all Ferraris (ever, thru downloadable content), and nothing but Ferraris. It reads like a solid game, but the only reason you’re getting this over the other half dozen racing options you have is because you want this car.

08/26: Vampire Rain: Altered Species [metacrtic] – no one’s reviewed it. This one got pushed back at least once, maybe twice, so maybe it got pushed back again and I missed it?

in the store

Downloadable Games
The Last Guy [metacritic] {$10} – more of a puzzle game than anything, you attempt to lead human survivors of a worldwide zombification thru the streets of real cities (hello, Google Earth) to safe zones. There’s only two reviews of this, and it seems to depend on if figuring the puzzle out gets addictive (like every puzzle game) and the two reviews differ on that point. There’s a free demo out last week, which sounds like the best way to figure it out.

PS1 Classics (2 weeks)

Add on Content

Warhawk Fallen Star {$8} – new rocket pack and new map. Get all three booster packs for $16.

Rock Band
“She Does”, “Don’t Make Me Wait” and “All Over Again” by Locksley are each $1, or all three for $3.

Game Demos
– NHL ’09
– Soulcalibur IV

Game Videos
– SOCOM (trailer)
– LittleBigPlanet (Leipzig Trailer)
– Motorstorm Pacific Rift (Leipzig Trailer)
– PAIN (Trauma Mode trailer – sounds like HORSE for Pain)
– GT5 Prologue (play with the pros)
– Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway (2, gameplay)
– Facebreaker (3, characters)
– Madden NFL 09 (3, trailer)
– Top Spin 3 Player Creator

the amazing return of Movie/Blue-Ray Trailer
– Quantum Of Solace
– Prom Night

PS3 Theme

PS3 Wallpaper
– the Last Guy (2)

over the horizon (last updated 08/24)

08/31: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames [metacrtic]

09/02: Rapala Fishing Frenzy
09/02: World in Conflict: Soviet Assault
09/03: FaceBreaker [metacritic]
09/03: NFL Head Coach ’09 [metacritic]

09/08: NHL 2K9
09/09: NHL 09
09/09: TNA iMPACT!

09/15: BAJA: Edge of Control
09/16: Armed Core: For Answer
09/16: Pure
09/16: Star Wars: the Force Unleashed
09/16: Madden ’09 En Espanol
09/16: Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust

09/23: Lego Batman
09/23: Cabel’s Dangerous Hunts ’09
09/23: Brother’s in Arms: Hell’s Highway
09/23: Buzz! Quiz TV Bundle
09/23: Just Cause 2

09/30 (maybe): Hei$t (metacritic)
09/30: Shellshock 2
09/30: Silent Hill: Homecoming
09/30: Legandary
09/30: Rise of the Argonauts
10/01: Far Cry 2
10/01: MotoGP 08

10/06: Monopoly Here & Now Worldwide Edition
10/07: Fallout 3, Collectors Edition and Exclusive Survival Edition
10/07: Midnight Club: Los Angeles
10/07: Fracture

10/07: Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
10/07: NBA ’09
10/07: Disney Sing It Bundle w/Microphone
10/07: NBA 2K9

10/14: Saints Row 2 and Collector’s Edition
10/14: SOCOM US Navy Seals: Confrontation Stand Alone and with headset
10/14: Golden Axe: Beast Rider
10/15: Shaun White Snowboarding
10/15: Tom Clancy’s EndWar [metacritic]
10/15: Naruto Ultimate Ninja : Storm

10/20: Dead Space
10/21: Little Big Planet [metacritic]
10/21: Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
10/21: Ghostbusters – perhaps

10/27: Guitar Hero World Tour

At some point: WipeoutHD – they’re promoting it again, so it’s coming out at some point

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