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Shipping this week: fridge raiding edition


Wow, what a difference a week makes. For the last month, we've been positively saturated with new game releases. Many of them have been good games too, injected into us like so much delicious turkey-flavoring, making us nice and tender. Now, it seems the game industry has gorged on a little too much turkey itself, inducing a deep sleep and a week off from the tedious process of releasing new games. Yes, it seems only History Channel: Battle for the Pacific opted for the ham instead, as it is the only Xbox 360 game releasing this week.

Allow us to suggest (as does Joystiq) that you crack open your (hopefully) metaphorical game refrigerator and scrounge for some leftovers. Maybe you could warm up some Mass Effect or cut yourself a slice of Assassin's Creed. Just look at it this way, you're stuck with leftovers, because Mom isn't cooking anything for at least a week.

[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: leap of faith edition


The holiday onslaught continues this week with nine new games for the Xbox 360. Assassin's Creed is arguably the most anticipated of the bunch -- and it's likely many gamers will be buying a copy on faith alone -- but we're sure there are plenty of people out there interested in the likes of BlackSite, Kane & Lynch, and Need for Speed Pro Street. And there are five more games aside from those. What the hell is a frugal gamer to do? Just take a look at all these games.
We hope you've paid the bills already.

[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: war is hell edition

And so it begins, a November to end all Novembers. Within the next month, we will be positively assaulted with new and wonderful Xbox 360 games. The summer wasn't exactly thin, especially as summers tend to go for video games, but the sheer amount of games dropping this month alone -- good games, mind you -- is ridiculous. But let's not get ahead of ourselves thinking about the impending arrival of Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Kane & Lynch, and Rock Band (to name a few). No, let's concentrate on this week's titles. One thing at a time, as it were. So, this week we have:
We have something of a soft spot for Scene-It, but we imagine the majority of you are most excited for Call of Duty 4. We don't blame you either, all of us here at X3F were addicted to its online leveling system during the beta in earlier this year.

Don't get too excited though. We've got three more weeks of high caliber releases to come. You might want to start your financial planning now.

Shipping this week: return of rawk edition


It's one of those weeks. Yes, we know there are plenty of games releasing this week -- quite a few in fact -- but this is one of those weeks with a banner game. Of course, we're talking about Guitar Hero III. Chances are, if you want this game, you picked it up over the weekend and have been rocking faces off for hours now. For those of you that have other interests, here's a list of the games releasing this week that aren't Guitar Hero III.
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • Bee Movie
  • Cars: Mater-National
  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
  • Chessmaster Grandmaster Edition
  • Timeshift
  • The Simpsons Game
  • Virtua Fighter 5
  • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: adventurous addition


More games, more games, more games. It's getting ridiculous at this point, isn't it? Even if you find yourself in the enviable position of being able to afford all these games, now on earth could you find time to play them all? Ah, well, it's not like they're going to stop anytime soon, so we'd best just get on with it, hmm? Without further ado, here are the Xbox 360 games that are shipping this week:
This week is all about action and adventure. We've got jets, monsters, barbarians, and a voluptuous archaeologist that makes Indiana Jones look like a sack of potatoes. Just remember kids, real archaeology is about cleaning off pebbles with a brush. Pebbles. So, you're probably better off with Lara.

[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: big ball o' stuff edition


We're not sure how the hell it happened, but it seems like nary a week has gone by lately without at least one game that we have to buy. This week is no exception, as we finally get to sink our teeth (thumbs?) into Beautiful Katamari. Through some bizarre rending of the spacetime continuum -- portals may have been involved -- we have avoided every previous entry in the series (all 48 of them), so we're looking forward to rolling things up in our giant ball of stuff. Fear not if you're sick of Katamari though, because there are other games available too. Behold "The List."
See? Look at all them games! Anyone plan on picking one of these up? (Come on. We know you're all about some Avatar.)

Shipping this week: burn rubber edition


Alright, so we haven't really delivered on promises to stop talking profusely about Halo 3, but at least you can take comfort in the fact that there are other games coming out for your favorite console. Not only that, but this week we have a lot of new games coming out. Even better, we have some big name titles hitting the 360, namely Project Gotham Racing 4. Behold this week's glorious bounty:
  • Project Gotham Racing 4
  • Flatout Ultimate Carnage
  • Crash of the Titans
  • NBA 2K8
  • NBA Live 08
  • Spider-Man: Friend or Foe
Yup, that's a lot of games. Will it be enough to draw you away from Halo 3?

[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: finish the wait edition


Well, kiddies, here we are. While a select few have managed to snag a copy early, the vast majority of gamers will be picking up their copy of Halo 3 this week. A good number of those gamers will be standing in line tonight at midnight (including us) to get it as soon as humanly possible. Yes, Halo fans will finally get their sweet, sweet nectar, while the Halo haters will finally get some respite from the terrible beast. We'd love to tell you that this means the end of non-stop Halo coverage on X3F, but don't count on it.

But enough Halo 3! After all, it's not the only game coming out this week. Why, just look at all these other fine games:
  • CSI Hard Evidence
  • Hot Wheels Beat That
  • World Series of Poker: Battle
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance Enhanced: Platinum Hits
Seriously though. If you're waiting in line for Halo 3 tonight, make sure that when you finally get to the checkout counter you ask for a copy of Hot Wheels Beat That. Take note of the confounded look on the employee's face when you ask, and treasure it. Remember, it's the little things in life that matter the most.

Shipping this week: Skating in Oblivion edition


The gaming gods have seen fit once again to bless us with a week of multiple new games. This week plays host to six brand new games and, to top it all off, they're not all crap! Behold the plethora of titles with which we shall be showered this week:
  • NHL 2K8
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition
  • NHL 08
  • SKATE
  • Fatal Inertia
  • Kengo: Legend of the 9
Just look at them, sitting there in all their majesty. You've got role playing, sports, futuristic racing, and sword fighting. If that ain't variety, what is? Seriously though, if you haven't bitten the bullet yet, Oblivion will probably give you the most bang for your gaming buck. Well, the longest bang anyway.

Shipping this week: Woo-tiful edition


After last week's glut of new games, the offerings have slimmed down once again. Last week was short on shooters though, so we're sure action fans will be pleased with this week's lineup. This week we (finally) get a crack at Stranglehold and Medal of Honor: Airborne. So, which will it be: John Woo Hong Kong action or World War II paratrooping combat action. Of course, there is the possibility of an even bolder choice: none of the above. But where's the fun in that?

If you need help deciding, don't forget that demos are available for both titles on Xbox Live Marketplace.

[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: it's raining games edition

Wow. It's been a long time since we've had more than a handful of new games to report. All summer it seems as though we've been lucky to get even two new game in a single week. As such, we're happy to report that there are five whole games releasing this week. You know what that means, right? Yup, it's time to bring out our old friend, the bulleted list. Behold the list in all its majesty:
There's pretty much something there for everyone: role playing, racing, action, sports, you name it. Go forth, fanboys, and harvest some gaming goodness.

Shipping this week: rapturous edition


Well kiddies, it's finally here. BioShock will officially hit store shelves tomorrow. Now everyone will be able to share in the joy of the lucky few who nabbed the game early at Toys R' Us (or the lucky four that won it from us -- yes, the giveaway is over, by the way). So, go out and buy it already! Don't forget that you can get it on the cheap if you know where to look. Also of interest, Two Worlds is finally shipping this week, though most advertisements list it as being available this Friday, so you may not be seeing it in your local stores on Tuesday.

Now, if only we could find an honest review of BioShock, we'd be set.

Gallery: BioShock


[Via Joystiq]

Shipping this week: going in circles edition


Well kids, it's time to take another glance at the new releases for this week. As has become the tradition of late, by "releases" we mean "release". Yeah, there's just one this week. That's okay though, you can't have tons of new releases every week. No, we save that kind of madness for the holidays. Anywho, the release you have to look forward to this week is Nascar 08: Chase for the Cup -- we're not sure exactly what else you'd be chasing for in Nascar ... hot wings*? Whatever it is that you race for, you can go grab yourself a copy this week.

*Note to self: create "Racing for Hot Wings" reality show. Pitch to Fox.

[Via Joystiq]

Gallery: Nascar 08

Shipping this week: gridiron editon

Are you ready for some football? We said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?!

Ahem, well, we hope so, because this week it's your only choice for new retail games on the Xbox 360. Whatever your tastes in sports games, though, this marks a special week for football games. Yes, this week we finally see the release of 2K's return to football, All Pro Football 2K8. It's time to see if a non-licensed football game can make a dent in a world where Madden is the only NFL game in town. Will players gravitate towards (historically) more refined gameplay in lieu of licensed teams? We'll just have to wait and see. It will be interesting to see how APF2K8 fares against this week's other release, NCAA Football 08.

[Via Joystiq]

Update: Clarified question meaning.

Shipping this week: it's like ray-eee-ain edition

We're not sure whether or not it's actually ironic that Vampire's Rain is the only game being released on Xbox 360 this week, but given its premise -- Splinter Cell with vampires instead of terrorists -- we're pretty sure that it is, at least, akin to ray-eee-ain on your wedding day. A quick search reveals that critics seem to agree. Ah well, we can't have new blockbusters every week, right? If we did, how would we play them all? Yeah, that's probably the best way to look at this. Just consider this week as a reprieve for your aching wallet.

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