New Releases: Week of June 2, 2014

I’m a couple of days late with this because of a particularly nasty four-letter word that has pretty much consumed most of my free time. Kids! Damn kids, get off my virtual lawn! Oh wait, my kids are pretty much old enough that they don’t really need me so I’ll blame the other four letter word in my life and it begins with the letter W… Wife! Oh crap, she might be reading this so… WORK! Damn you work! How dare you take away from my free time to enjoy my kids, my wife, my gaming, and my writing this assigned article!

That said, this week’s game releases are a mixed bag.


1001 Spikes
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Sony Playstation Network, PC, Mac, 3DS, Wii U[width=650,height=366]

Take control of Aban Hawkins as he searched South America for his estranged, world-famous archeologist father, Jim Hawkins. Discover the lost treasures of Ukampa, race into the frozen tundra of the Antarctic, discover temple ruins and vast caverns of South America, and find the truth behind legendary treasure.


PixelJunk Shooter
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Sony Playstation Network[width=650,height=366]

Again, like most games, set in the not so distant future, PixelJunk Shooter puts you in control of a spacecraft that you must pilot through a range of cavernous environments in order to save the scientists trapped underground. Can you make your way through the game by relying on your sense of observation and your ability to manipulate your surroundings?


Tomodachi Life
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS[width=650,height=366]

“Tomodachi” means friend in Japanese. Life means, uh… Life in English. Put them together and you get ‘Friend Life’ in English. For those of you that do not have a 3DS and want to see what your friends’ lives are like, there’s Facebook. For those of you with a 3DS that can’t get enough of what your friends are doing, there’s Tomodachi Life except in Tomodachi Life you aren’t looking over real friends… you’re controlling and looking after your Miis. Watch your Mii eat, try on clothes, eat, fall in love, eat, and do other leisurely things that Miis do when they’re not eating.


MotoGP 14
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, PC[width=650,height=366]

Motorcycle racing game. Create a rider. Manage your rider’s career. Upgrade your bike. Race your bike against others that have created riders riding bikes. What else is there to say?


Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: PC[width=650,height=366]

Discover the planet Nexus and choose a side to explore the hyper-advanced technology secrets of the Eldan that disappeared from the planet a long, long time ago.


Murdered Soul Suspect
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC[width=650,height=366]

Thrown out of a window and then finished off by getting shot by the serial killer you were pursuing, you play the reanimated soul of detective Ronan O’Connor and you are sent to investigate and solve the most serious of murders… your own!


Worms Battlegrounds
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Platforms: Sony Playstation Network, Xbox Live[width=650,height=366]

The challenge with worms is, once you have worms, they are extremely difficult to get rid of. I had a dog that had worms once and it pooped and pooped and… oh wait, wrong worms. Worms Battlegrounds continues the fight between two factions of worms that, for some reason or another, really hate each other but have access to an awesome arsenal of weapons, fighting moves, and more weapons.

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