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Checkpoint: Calm Before The Storm 2009 Edition


There was no Checkpoint last week because I was busy earning bonus cash. Bonus cash which I could then use for the next two months’ worth of games. It’s Labour Day weekend which means its the calm before the 2009 holiday gaming storm.

So let’s take a look what September and October has to offer. Note that I’ll be cherry picking the ones that I may be interested in (including the preferred platform). For the full list, I suggest you waltz on over to Gamespot.

Week of September 8

  • Mini Ninjas (PS3)
  • Muramasa: The Demon Blade (Wii)

Week of September 13

  • Need for Speed: Shift (PS3, 360)
  • Scribblenauts (DS)

Week of September 20

  • Halo 3: ODST (360)
  • Katamari Forever (PS3)

Week of September 27

  • Gran Turismo (PSP)
  • Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
  • Dead Space Extraction (Wii)

Week of October 4

  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP)
  • Demon’s Souls (PS3)

Week of October 11

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) – *
  • Brutal Legend (PS3, 360)

Week of October 18

  • Borderlands (PC, PS3)

Week of October 25

  • Forza Motorsport 3 (360)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (360)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3) – *

That’s quite the list. The ones denoted by asterisks are automatic buys for this year. The rest will be determined by budget, timing and interest. The racers will most likely be picked up by my brother who already expressed interest with both NFS: Shift and Forza 3.

I’d like to point out some questionable ones such as Borderlands which I have yet to narrow the platform for. Brad Shoemaker of GiantBomb seems to have pegged the PC version as the significantly superior version. Then there’s Brutal Legend which I have yet to see running on PS3 — this usually means that it’ll run like poop. I’m also concerned over Need for Speed: Shift, but that’s in my brother’s court.

So with Batman: Arkham Asylum out of the way (review coming tomorrow), I have a bit of time to sit back an relax. I could pick up Muramasa: The Demon Blade, but I’m holding out for the possible HD version.

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