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2010/04/11

Video Games Coming out This Week [April 11-17, 2010] -Splinter Cell: Conviction

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AAA’s Targets of the Week - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction, Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, Dark Void Zero

After a bit of a bland week last week, this week explodes with games in comparison. We have the actual release of Splinter Cell: Conviction. After all these years, and delays, and after scrapping some of the original game and rebuilding it, it’s here. And from what I’ve seen it’s set to be pretty damn good, with IGN giving it a 9.3 in their exclusive review.

I’ve got to tell you though that only the Xbox 360 version comes out this week, as the PC version has been pushed back to April 27. Ha! So much for no more delays, and “set in stone”, blah, blah, blah.

Anyway, the game also has a collector’s edition, and a Xbox 360 bundle that you might want to have a look at, if you want more than just the game. There’s no PS3 version of the game by the way, but there were rumours going around about one. Not sure if they’re true; could have been an April Fool’s Joke.

Another big release this week is Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, which is the retail pack containing the two DLCs for Grand Theft Auto IV, namely The Lost and Damned, and The Ballad of Gay Tony. Previously you could only get these via digital distribution, online. Once again, it’s only for PC and PS3. This time 360 owners lose out. Then again they all ready received the pack in October last year, alongside The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Another game that was said to be coming to the PC this week is Dark Void Zero, a 8-bit spin-off of Dark Void, released earlier in the year. It also arrives on iPhone.

As for the rest, there’s Blood Bowl for the PSP, which looks like fun from what I’ve seen. And there’s a lot of digital distribution titles this week, either from Steam, XBLA, or PSN, including another Sam & Max.

Available links go to game detail pages at Amazon, Steam, and other stores where you can pick up the game of your choice.

Check my Amazon aStore to see the latest and greatest releases of 2010 as well.

[PC]

Booster Trooper [Digital]
Dark Void Zero [Steam - Digital]
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Rig'n'Roll [Digital]
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 1 - The Penal Zone [Steam - Digital]
Sleep Is Death [Digital]

[Mac]

Brothers in Arms: Double Time

[Xbox 360]

Final Fight: Double Impact [XBLA]
Final Saga
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Collector's Edition
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Xbox 360 Hardware Bundle

[PlayStation 3]

Final Fight: Double Impact [PSN]
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse Episode 1 - The Penal Zone [PSN]

[PSP]

Blood Bowl

[Wii]

Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo
Military Madness: Nectaris

[DS]

AlphaBounce
Easy Piano

[iPhone]

Dark Void Zero [App Store]

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Sources: Shacknews - Gamespot


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