New Releases: Week of August 14, 2022


Of course on a busy weekend for me ALL the games come out!  It’s our 17 year wedding anniversary this weekend and so far we’ve celebrated by buying a No Fear pinball machine, playing some old skool Nintendo, and today for our actual anniversary we’re headed to the windy city for some street art and cheese.  It must be a game glut for back to school and the genres are all over the map from fashion police to football.


Fashion Police Squad

Release Date: August 15, 2022

Platforms: PC 

Sign me up for an old skool FPS where you are the literal fashion police. If you have ever had the urge to write someone a ticket for wearing socks and sandals, now is your chance! I love that one of the weapons is a sewing machine!



Release Date: August 15th, 2022

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO/X/S 

This might be too much of a mash up for me.  I have so many questions.  Why is Harley Quinn acting like Elmira in that trailer?  Couldn’t they just have had Elmira or does WB hate Animaniacs that much?  Game of Thrones is a Warner Brothers property? Does Arya Stark feel out of place with the rest of the line-up to anyone else? Questions aside this is a free to play crossover fighting game with battle arenas for 1-vs-1 or 2-vs-2.


Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Platforms: PC, NS  

I was very disappointed to find this game does not involve Mayam Bialik in any way.  At least it does involve some pirates though.  In this classic action adventure sequel you play as Lily with your grandfather narrating the story.  You need to defeat the Minotaur king and save your brother.



Release Date: August 16, 2022

Platforms: PS4, PS5, PC 

Oh man I hope this game sparks a resurgence of roller skates and deadly game shows! As far as gameplay, the creator described it as a mash up between Tony Hawk games and Doom!


Way of the Hunter

Release Date: August 16, 2022

Platforms: PS5, XBX/S, PC 

In this title you get to shoot things and run a family hunting lodge business. Neither sounds like my idea of fun.


Kirby’s Dream Buffet

Release Date: August 17, 2022

Platforms: NS 

Are egg yolks supposed to be bouncy? This party brawler has Kirby bouncing around a food universe.


Little League World Series 2022

Release Date: August 17, 2022

Platforms: NS, XBO/X, PS4, PS5, PC 

I’m digging the team logos and the kind of old school Midway sports game vibes. You can jump in for quick play or battle to win the World Series title.


Cursed to Golf

Release Date: August 18, 2022

Platforms: NS, XBO/X, PS4, PS5, PC  

Someone on Steam dubbed this the Dark Souls of golf. You play as a cursed golfer who needs to escape purgatory with a ghost caddy to tutor you along the way.


Slaycation Paradise

Release Date: August 18, 2022

Platforms: NS, XBO/X, PS4, PS5, PC   

I guess the premise is sort of like WestWorld only bring your family?  Except definitely don’t bring your family since there are mature themes in addition to all the violence.



Release Date: August 18, 2022

Platforms: NS, XBOX, PS5, PC  

Really? A plague game?!  Too soon!


We Are OFK

Release Date: August 18, 2022

Platforms: NS, PS4, PS5, PC  

This new episodic indie adventure is an interactive biopic for the band OFK. It includes the bands single Follow/Unfollow and follows them through living in LA and their creative process. Except they weren’t a band before the video game and much like The Monkees they’ll debut a new song each episode of the game. Looks like an interesting concept blurring video games, music, and TV.


A Tale of Paper: Refolded

Release Date: August 19, 2022

Platforms: XBO/X, PC  

A  new origami based puzzle platformer. You need to endure many perils like getting chased by a Roomba.


Madden NFL 23

Release Date: August 19, 2022

Platforms: XBO/X, P, PS4, PS5 

I love that even Wikipedia has given up on trying to figure out how many Madden games there are: “an installment of the long running series.”  Madden who passed away in 2021 will grace the cover himself this year for the first time since 2000. The new big feature is FieldSENSE designed to give the player more control on the field.


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