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Shipping this week: Hell's LEGO hunting edition


We've got five (count 'em, five) new Xbox 360 games this week. Probably the biggest of the bunch is Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, which finally arrives after numerous delays. Aside from Brothers in Arms we have LEGO Batman, which we imagine will be an awful lot like LEGO Indiana Jones which was an awful lot like LEGO Star Wars. We question whether or not the somewhat addictive charm will hold out this time. To round out the week, we've got off-road racing, hacking and slashing, and ... um ... hunting. Consider the fall gaming flood postponed.
  • Baja: Edge of Control
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Warriors Orochi 2
  • Cablela's Dangerous Hunts 2009
  • LEGO Batman

Baja promises to keep things fresh and new


Promising 40 vehicles, 95 tracks, a robust physics system and a helluvah lot of dirt, THQ's Baja (set to release this August) is turning out to be a serious contender in the off-road racing genre. At least on paper. Recently, IGN sat down with the Baja dev team to talk specifics regarding how the team plans on keeping the gameplay fresh, how multiplayer works, if the damage system is forgiving and how in the world a four hour Baja 1000 will play out over Xbox Live. We learn a lot, our questions get answered, but we still have to see this game in action to know if its worth our gaming time. But until then, we'll leave you with their latest teaser trailer to ponder one question. Will Baja be good times?

THQ announces off-road racer Baja

THQ is on a mission to make the most realistic, most customizable and largest off-road racer ever and they think they've perfected the formula with recently announced Baja.

Being developed by the founding members of MX vs. ATV, Baja is being pitched as the creme-de-la-creme of off-road racers, featuring over 100 square miles of terrain, unparalleled realism, revolutionary physics and vehicle customization galore. You can even blow out your tires! THQ also confirmed that Baja will makes its way to the Xbox 360 later this August. The only question left to ask is whether Baja will end up being just another off-road racer that promises the world and delivers more of the same or if it'll actually be a pioneer of the genre. Only time will tell, but we're feeling generous today and are willing to give them the benefit of the doubt ... for now.



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