August Releases

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Week of August 5th
Crash Time

Week of August 12th
Madden NFL 09 – I played the original Madden on the PC 20 years ago. I haven’t purchased a copy of Madden since then (although I’ve played most iterations). Is this the year I skip NCAA and pick up Madden?
Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collectors Edition

Week of August 19th
Too Human – I checked out the Too Human demo. I didn’t hate it. I could see the click (point), kill, loot cycle be tempting. Diablo 2 it ain’t, but it doesn’t have to be. Supply me with enough loot and I’ll keep playing.
Smash Court Tennis 3 – I’ve already got Top Spin 3 (which I’m liking and will be writing about soon) so I won’t be picking up another tennis game this year.

Week of August 26th
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 – I love golf and I love Tiger Woods. I usually pick this one up every other year, but with other games this month, this will be a rental for me.
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames – Mercenaries 2 is one of the reasons I won’t be getting much else this month. I have been patiently waiting for this one for a long time. I hope the wait was worth it.
Tales of Vesperia – Another JRPG for the 360. I should check one of these out one of these days.

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Week of August 5th
Little League World Series Baseball ’08
Puzzler Collection

Week of August 12th
Madden NFL 09 All-Play

Week of August 19th
Pajama Sam in Don’t Fear the Dark
Ford Racing Off Road
Super Pick Ups

Week of August 26th
Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility – I tried Harvest Moon once and I definitely do not want.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play – The Wii was built for this game. I hope they nailed it.
Mario Super Sluggers – Mario themed sports games are usually “can’t miss”. If they expanded on Wii Sports Baseball, this will be another winner.
Margot’s Word Brain
Ferrari Challenge

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Week of August 5th
Puzzler Collection
Rock Blast
Little League World Series Baseball ’08
Quick Yoga Training – I originally read this title as “Quick Yoda Training.” That sounded much more interesting.
GRID

Week of August 12th
Wordmaster
Imagine Teacher
Madden NFL 09
Bangai O Spirits – A game I’ve definitely been looking forward to.
Air Traffic Chaos – At my local second-hand video game store, there are a couple Super NES games called “AeroBiz.” I never had heard of them before, and always wondered what kind of fun an airport simulator would be. I guess a new generation of gamers is about to find out!
Mazes Of Fate – If purchases were based on cover art, this one has me sold already.
N+ – Great XBLA title, I’m definitely interested to see how this translates to the dual screens.

Week of August 19th
The Cheetah Girls: Passport to Stardom – Someone read my mind, I’ve always wanted to be a Cheetah Girl! How did they know?

Week of August 26th
Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
Margot’s Word Brain – Who is Margot? And why does she have a striking resemblance to the Super Nanny? And why do I know what the Super Nanny looks like?
My Chinese Coach
MLB Power Pros 2008
Digimon World Championship
From The Abyss
The Sims 2: Apartment Pets
Ferrari Challenge
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Week of August 12th
Deadliest Catch: Alaskan Storm
Murder in the Abbey
Microids: Dracula III – The Rise of Han Dracula!
Space Siege
Silent Hunter: Wolves of the Pacific Gold Edition
GTR Evolution
Polar Sports, Vol. 1 – Titling something “Vol. 1” is pretty ambitious, isn’t it? Especially with “Polar Sports.” Not a whole lot of options to draw on there. You can only do so many variations of curling.
Doggie Daycare
Babysitter: My Dream Job – Landslide winner of this month’s “Creepy Box Art” award.

Week of August 19th
Hoyle Card Games 2009
Hoyle Puzzle & Board Games 2009
Hoyle Casino 2009
Two Worlds: Epic Edition
Shattered Suns

Week of August 26th
The Sims 2: Apartment Life
Women’s Murder Club – Death in Scarlet
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

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Week of August 5th
Monster Madness: Grave Danger

Week of August 12th
Madden NFL 09

Week of August 26th
Disgaea 3 Absence of Justice
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames
Vampire Rain: Altered Species
Ferrari Challenge

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Week of August 12th
Madden NFL 09
Fading Shadows
N+

Week of August 26th
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
B-Boy

Are you planning on picking anything up this month?

Comments

  1. I’m mostly interested in the downloadable games this month. I’ve got PJ: Eden to snag when I get home, I already grabbed GeoWars2 and both Braid and Castle Crashers look cool.

    As for ‘real’ games, Too Human is looking mighty tempting. I want to wait until it has been out for a few days just to ensure that it’s not this 10 hour game that it’s been rumoured to be.

    Tales Of Vesperia will be purchased but not for some time. I have far too many JRPGs to justify getting another one (I still have Tales Of The Abyss on the PS2 that hasn’t even been opened and I got that 2 years ago) and I have Valkyria Chronicles coming out that I’m looking forward to.

    Mercenaries 2 will probably get picked up at some point as well, but I’m not going to bother getting it anytime soon. I’ll give it a rent and have some fun and then grab it when I find it cheap(er).

    That Fading Shadows game for the PSP looks kind of interesting (a puzzle game with a fantasy sheen) but I’ll just rent it at some point. If it’s like Crush only with light and a different setting, I’d be down with that.

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