PS3 Releases: week of September 1, 2008


on the shelves

08/31: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames [metacrtic] – the 40435th military-ish shooter released in the last three years on all systems. You can blow more stuff up in this one, that’s the difference.

09/03: NFL Head Coach ’09 [metacritic] – if you buy this game, it’s time to consider professional help. There’s a review that claims this is the closest football sim to Front Page Football, which I only like because unnecessary references to mid-90s Sierra games I spent enormous amounts of time on make these posts worthwhile. That game was fun. This game doesn’t sound as much. This post is so late, I can accurately make a “NFL Head Coach cover curse, ah ha ha ha ha ha” but that’s beneath me.

09/03: FaceBreaker [metacritic] – a button mashing game boxing game requiring no skill. The Kimbo Slice endorsement is even more perfect! Kinda old school – the latter CPU opponents don’t have a better strategy or ability, they’re just cheaper.

09/02: Rapala Fishing Frenzy [metacritic] – actually came out! probably shouldn’t have bothered! apparently horrendous

09/02: World in Conflict: Soviet Assault – pushed back to 02/03/2009 – what? Someone must’ve entered the date wrong, I guess.

in the store

Qore #4
– w/MotorStorm: Pacific Rift demo

Downloadable Games
NFL Head Coach ’09 {$50}

PS1 Classics (3 weeks – which means they’ll release one this upcoming week)

Add on Content

HAZE: Destruction Pack {$10} – 7 multiplayer maps, one new multiplayer mode

Rock Band
* “Skullcrusher Mountain” – Jonathan Coulton ($1)
* “Shhh….” – The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets ($1)
* “Livin’ at the Corner of Dude and Catastrophe” – MC Frontalot (1)
As usual, they’re offering a 3 pack for $3, but since that’s so silly I’m skipping it from now on.

Game Demos

Game Videos
– Jeopardy
– Super Stardust HD (tips, 2)
– PAIN (Call Da Shot mode trailer)
– Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway (making of)
– Legendary (BTS)
– Midnight Club: Los Angeles (2)
– Red Baron Arcade (trailer) – hey, speaking of Sierra games I spent enormous amounts of time on…
– Saints Row 2 (2)

Movie/Blue-Ray Trailers
– the Ultimates
– Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
– The Fall

PS3 Theme

PS3 Wallpaper
– the Last Guy (again?)

over the horizon (last updated 08/24)

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

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