Happy early Independence Day, ‘MURICA! It seems pointless this week, since it is a holiday week after all, with sunny summer weather in many cases and not many games coming out. However, I pledged to stay organized by introducing this feature last week, so what little we have will still get compiled! Most of you will probably be better served catching up on the last few hectic weeks, and between Spec Ops: The Line, Skyrim DLC, The Amazing Spiderman, and The Walking Dead, you shouldn’t have trouble staying busy. No matter what you decide, there are options for you. Getting shit faced and pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes while attempting not to light yourself on fire is also an acceptable way to pass the time. Just don’t burn your thumbs, because you need those in particular for gaming. Here’s to a great week!
Week of July 2nd, 2012:
-Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy (Square Enix)-3DS ($39.99)
-The Secret World (Electronic Arts, Funcom)-PC MMORPG ($49.99) **Also available digitally. Comes with 30 day free trial, then $14.99/month going forward.
-Max Payne 3 “Local Justice” MP DLC (Rockstar Games, Rockstar Vancouver)-Xbox 360, PS3 ($7.99) **PC version to follow on July 17th.
-Spelunky (Microsoft Studios, Mossmouth)-Xbox Live Arcade ($14.99)
WHAT’RE YA BUYIN’!?
**For those PC fans out there, it’s also worth mentioning that Steam has uploaded new demos for the latest expansion to Civilization V, “Gods and Kings,” as well as a demo for Square Enix’s Portal inspired arcade title, Quantum Conundrum. Also, keep an eye out for the inevitable Steam Summer Sale!!
**Console owners of the Xbox 360 version of Dragon’s Dogma should also be able to access the Resident Evil 6 demo as of tomorrow, July 3rd.