This Week’s New Releases (14 – 21 February)

February 18, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Xbox

That damn monkey struck again! I’m thinking about setting up a laser trap to catch the pest this time around, but I’m not sure if he’ll just use the smoking trick like in Metal Gear Solid. Automated machine gun emplacement it is!

This week Aliens vs Predator hits the shelves, albeit on the back of an incredibly poor multiplayer demo. The singeplayer may yet live up to the standards expected from an Aliens vs Predator game, but I’m going to rent it just to be safe.

Here are all of this week’s releases:

  • Aliens vs Predator (PC, PS3, X360)
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen (PS3, X360, Wii)
  • Ghost Pirates of Voojoo Island (PC) – This looks right up my street!
  • Ship Simulator Extremes (PC) – …while this one is in the bin on the back alley.
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Winter Fun (Wii)
  • XIII Century: Blood of Europe (PC)
  • Fireburst (PS3, X360)
  • Flight Control (DS) – One of the most addictive games I have for my iPhone!
  • Drill Sergeant Mindstrong (Wii)
  • Downtown Texas Hold’em (DS) – I swear that there’s a new Texas Hold’em DS game every week.
  • Hello Kitty: Puzzle Party (PSP)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All (Wii)
  • The History Channel: Great Battles – Medieval (PC, PS3, X360)
  • SOCOM: U.S. Nacy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP)
  • Torchlight (PC)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce (PS3, X360)
  • Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS)
  • Ninja Blade (PC)
  • A Farewell to Dragons (PC)
  • Half-Minute Hero (PSP) – I’m going to get this eventually.
  • UK Truck Simulator (PC) – Game of the Year 2010!!!
  • Indianapolis 500 Evolution (X360)
  • Alien Zombie Death (PSP)
  • Playmobil: Pirates (DS)

Aliens vs Predator banned in Australia

December 4, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

AVP

AVP joins a long list of games that the Australian government doesn’t allow it’s citizens to play. The FPS has been refused certification for “first-person perspective, close-up depictions of human characters being subjected to various types of violence, including explicit decapitation and dismemberment as well as locational damage such as stabbing through the chest, mouth, throat, or eyes”.

SEGA is currently investigating all options, including a possible appeal. Releasing a “censored” version for Australia looks unlikely, as SEGA has already opted not to go that route in Germany, where the game has also been censored.

Aliens vs. Predator is due for release in countries other than Germany and Australia in February, on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.