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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:32pm 15/03/10 | 24 Comments
It's Monday again, and as per usual, AusGamers is your one-stop Aussie gaming resource for game releases for the week (among other awesomeness).

Another reasonably big release week this week as we see big DLC and an even bigger XBLA release come in alongside a few key games. God of War III hits PS3, Assassin's Creed II finally arrives on PC, Command & Conquer: Tiberium Twilight also hits the desktop platform and Metro 2033 graces PC and Xbox 360. Runaway: A Twist of Fate keeps the point and click dream alive on PC, while RPG fans can finally beef up their Dragon Age: Origins experience with the DLC arrival of Awakening. And finally, my most anticipated game of the first half of this year lands on XBLA: Perfect Dark.

As usual, if we've missed anything, please drop a line in Comments section and we'll update the OP.



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greazy
Posted 12:40pm 15/3/10
Woah Perfect Dark on the xbla. I'm guessing they made it look all pretty, increased the pixels and s***?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 12:41pm 15/3/10
yeah, it's 1080p 60 frames per second - new textures (not the old ones at that res) and online multiplayer - gonna be siiiiiick
groganus
Posted 12:43pm 15/3/10
God of war 3.. 18th of march... can't believe you forgot it... who checks this information@!(&%(@&%
darkjedi
Posted 01:20pm 15/3/10
C&C4 this week? Man that snuck up quick. I really must go back & finish C&C3 just to get the story stuff checked out.
Trauma
Posted 02:55pm 15/3/10
Assassins Creed II on PC is sweeeeet, get it b******.
Eorl
Posted 03:09pm 15/3/10
@Trauma Is it as repetitive as the first one?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 03:10pm 15/3/10
eorl, read our review - it reveals all - Assassin's Creed II is not repetitive
ctd
Posted 03:13pm 15/3/10
^ I thought it was a bit, but mostly just didn't enjoy it.

God of war 3 looks awesome and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed the demo. Pretty damn gory.

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ravn0s
Posted 03:38pm 15/3/10
steve are you going to do a pc review of ac2? i think the drm would affect the score a bit, it did for pc powerplay.

this months pc powerplay mag gave ac2 a 5/10 due to the s***** drm. only one paragraph talked about the gameplay. the rest was about how the drm prevented them from playing the game. it took them a whole day to just get through the prologue because the game and drm kept crashing and not saving their progress.

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Methz
Posted 03:38pm 15/3/10
Have you had any issues with the DRM Trauma? I got it last week of steam and haven't even been able to play it yet ><
Hogfather
Posted 03:39pm 15/3/10
this months pc powerplay mag gave ac2 a 5/10 due to the s***** drm. only one paragraph talked about the gameplay. the rest was about how the drm prevented them from playing the game. it took them a whole day to just get through the prologue because the game and drm kept crashing and not saving their progress.

Haha awesome
darkjedi
Posted 03:47pm 15/3/10
this months pc powerplay mag gave ac2 a 5/10 due to the s***** drm.


Much like how IGN.AU gave the censored version of L4D2 a 5.0 because of the butchering that went on?



Ctd - From all reports the full version of God of War 3 looks even better than the demo, with more detailed textures & other effects etc. Kotaku has a nice comparison piece that goes into it a bit more, complete with screenies!
ctd
Posted 04:00pm 15/3/10
Yeah I saw that the other day. I've never played a God of War before so I didn't really know what to expect... my ps2 was a dusty door stop.

I've been googling around to find more out about that trilogy version of gow3 but I might buy the 1&2 package off playasia if I enjoy the 3rd.

It flashes up at the start of the demo that this gameplay is from June2009
Dazhel
Posted 04:08pm 15/3/10
this months pc powerplay mag gave ac2 a 5/10 due to the s***** drm. only one paragraph talked about the gameplay.


Heh, nicely done. I'm glad the DRM isn't glossed over in reviews - once the DRM becomes such an obtrusive feature like it is in AC2 then it's difficult to disentangle it from the gameplay experience, just as much as a s***** control scheme affects the experience for example.
Blue
Posted 05:08pm 15/3/10
Ted is an amazing site, the videos I've seen so far where very insightful.
ravn0s
Posted 05:22pm 15/3/10
^ wrong thread?
Methz
Posted 05:55pm 15/3/10
haha. f***** Blow in's
darkjedi
Posted 12:00pm 16/3/10
Any ideas when Perfect Dark is hitting XBLA? Just checked the marketplace & it's only giving me themes & preview videos, no full game :(
Mantorok
Posted 12:27pm 16/3/10
darkjedi - XBLA games are usually released midnight Wednesday (Pacific Time), which is about 5-6PM here.
darkjedi
Posted 01:35pm 16/3/10
Thanks Mantorok. Just means I need some more patience :)
Mantorok
Posted 11:52pm 16/3/10


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groganus
Posted 05:32pm 16/3/10
I've been googling around to find more out about that trilogy version of gow3 but I might buy the 1&2 package off playasia if I enjoy the 3rd.


That's what i did, played the first 2 and now am anxiously awaiting the third.
Mantorok
Posted 07:22pm 17/3/10
Damn, turns out they changed XBLA releases from midnight Pacific to 2am Pacific a while back, so that's 7PM here.
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