New Releases: Week of July 21, 2014

Summer is officially here, and you know it, because no matter how hard you stare at the beach wear that you were planning on wearing this season, you know you can’t because you spent more time sitting in front of a game console or PC instead of in the gym working on leveling your hidden beach body. Thankfully, there are very few new games this week so if you start now, you can still make it to the gym and get that beach body in time for the first Winter snow!


Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty

Release Date: July 22, 2014
Platforms: PS4[width=650,height=366]

Your favorite farting Mudokon, Abe, is back and, this time, he’s about to face his oddest challenge yet! Can this former floor-waxer turned hero rescue his fellow Mudokons and escape being turned into Tasty Treats? You control the action.


Dark Souls II - Crown of the Sunken King DLC

Release Date: July 22, 2014
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC[width=650,height=366]

From the game that loves to kill you, because it hates you, your mom, your cat, your dog, and your face, comes DLC that promises something deadly at just about every turn! The first DLC for Dark Souls 2 begins in the depths of The Black Gulch, an underground area filled with all kinds of death. Since you won’t be going to the beach this Summer, stay underground and beat yourself silly with this DLC.


Forza Motorsport 5 Racing Game of the Year Edition

Release Date: July 22, 2014
Platforms: Xbox One[width=650,height=366]

Forza Motorsport 5 is getting a re-release already? If you recently picked up an Xbox One or got one at launch but didn’t pick up Forza 5, now’s the time. In addition to the original content, this Game of the Year edition features 17 next-generation tracks and the Top Gear Car Pack, which includes 10 downloadable vehicles.


Gods Will Be Watching

Release Date: July 24, 2014
Platforms: PC[width=650,height=366]

In this minimalistic point and click thriller, that centers on despair, commitment, and sacrifice, you face narrative puzzles and moral dilemmas that will affect the lives of the people around… that kind of sounds a lot like real life. Gods Will Be Watching, but will hardcore or mainstream gamers be watching?


Wii U Sports Club

Release Date: July 25, 2014
Platforms: Wii U[width=650,height=366]

Since it’s Summer, and we really need to get up and moving so that we can get in shape for the beach, someone should come up with some sort of a sports game that can… Wait, what? Wii U Sports Club? OMG! This is genius! Now we can get off our butts and move while we play a game! Sarcasm. Wii Sports on the first Wii was a lot of fun until you learned that you could lazily swing the controller from a seated position.


It’s not all fun and games

In addition to these releases this week, a lot of us will be playing the Destiny Beta on the Xbox One while those on the PS4 will already have a few days of gameplay ahead of everyone else.

Although not a game release, if you are going to be at Comic-Con with me this week, keep an eye out for the reveal of the Halo Live-Action Digital Series that will be featured at the Xbox panel on Thursday, July 24 from 11:45am - 12:45pm.

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