Hey, it’s a week until Borderlands 2! Hooray! Things are coming out this week, but none of them are Borderlands 2, so they don’t interest me. If you like hockey, you may feel differently, as NHL 13 comes out. NBA Baller Beats also releases, but I’m not sure anyone would admit to wanting to play that game. If it had nothing but jump shots, we may have been able to convince Bill to play, but alas, nary a long bomb to be found. Bill Abner’s relatively Kinect-free existence continues to this day.
I played on my fraternity’s D-league, non-checking hockey team when I was in college. I scored one goal. It was pretty cool. I stopped playing because it was hard, I sucked and the games were pretty dang late in the evening. The competitive spirit only goes so far. NHL 13 (360, PS3) comes out this week for those that can stomach being up past 9:30.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (PS3, 360) is where those of us down with the D-O-Double G, first heard of his name change to Snoop Lion. I’m sorry Snoop, but that doesn’t roll off of the tongue nearly as well. The Snoop Lizzle is missing some pizzazz. Some pizzazzizzle, if you will. Oh, I guess it’s a fighting game, too.
I’m glad to see that NBA Baller Beats comes with a basketball. I wonder if it also comes with a listing of nearby apartments for when you get kicked out of your place for playing NBA Baller Beats at one in the morning.
WayForward loves themselves some 2D side scrollers, so Double Dragon Neon is right up their alley. The Majesco site still has it listed as releasing in summer of 2012. Way to stay up with your own marketing, Majesco.
In other downloadable news, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron gets a dinosaur MP pack, Ghost Recon Future Soldier gets the Raven Strike Pack, XBLA, PSN and PC gets Red Johnson’s Chronicles – One Against All and XBLA gets Joe Danger 2: The Movie.
On the PC side, I Am Alive comes alive, Tryst gets a release and War of the Human Tanks bring war to humans and tanks alike. Also, Steam drops the beta for Big Picture Mode today, for people like me who want to play PC games but are too lazy to get off of the couch to do so.
Toys R Us – Get a free $10 gift card with purchase of NHL 13 or get a $30 gift card with purchase of NHL 13 and any of the following games: Sleeping Dogs, Madden 13, LEGO Batman 2, Transformers: FoC. Buy a 3DS or 3DS XL and New Super Mario Bros 2 and get a $20 gift card. Get a free $25 gift card with purchase of 4GB Kinect 360.
Target – Get Madden 13 or the Skylanders Starter Pack for $49.99. Get Ghost Recon Future Soldier for $39.99. Get a free $20 gift card with purchase of original 3DS.
Best Buy – Get Darksiders II, Sleeping Dogs or NCAA Football 13 for $49.99 ($39.99 for Darksiders II PC). Get a free Bluetooth headset with purchase of a 160 GB PS3.