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2010/05/09

Video Games Coming out This Week [May 09-15, 2010]: Skate 3, Lost Planet 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY

Mother’s Day

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Skate 3, Lost Planet 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition

It’s Mother’s Day today! This week has a few big names arriving. One of them at least brings back memories for me, and that is Skate 3. I used to a big fan of the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series, before it went downhill, and hit a parked car at 100 kph, before sliding on its face on the road.

The last good game in the series was probably THPS 3 or 4. Some might even say THPS 2. How we laughed years ago when Skate came on the scene as the underdog and threatened the mighty THPS. But all these years later and it seems to have overtaken the birdman’s games, which went from the excellent THPS series to American Wasteland, to the Jackass themed Underground or THUG, and then the latest effort, which was Tony Hawk Ride – an immense disappointment according to many, except Tony.

Anyway, the third Skate game, Skate 3, is out this week for PS3 and Xbox 360, and from what I’ve seen it looks pretty good. It’s sticking with what skating more or less is from my experience: fun.

Other games that are out include Lost Planet 2 – the sequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition. From what I’ve seen review wise, it’s a mixed bag, with some saying it’s average or so, and others it’s not so good.

Then there’s the GOTY, or Game of the Year, edition for Batman: Arkham Asylum, for consoles. This game was no doubt one of last year’s best, and most surprising hits – labelled as the best Batman game ever. This week sees the console versions releasing, and the PC version will be along later.

Links go to game detail pages at retail and digital distribution outlets like Amazon and Steam, etc. You can also check out my Amazon aStore for the latest and greatest games released this year.

[PC]

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer Expansion
Heroes of Newerth [S2 Games]
Rocket Knight [Steam]
Sword of the Stars: Complete Collection

[Xbox 360]

Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
Lost Planet 2
Rocket Knight [XBLA]
Skate 3
Things on Wheels [XBLA]

[PlayStation 3]

3D Dot Game Heroes
Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year Edition
Lost Planet 2
Skate 3

[PSP]

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3

[Nintendo Wii]

Chess Challenge!
Dance Sensation!
Junior League Sports
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations

[Nintendo DS]

8BallAllstars
Earthworm Jim
Gamehits
Photo Dojo

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Sources:

The Video Game Release List of 5/9 - 5/15 [Shacknews]
New Releases Week of May 09, 2010 [Gamespot]


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