New video game releases of 8/22-8/28

New Deus Ex! New Deus Ex is out next week! The new one! Deus Ex! Deus Ex! Oh, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked.

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At long last, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is arriving next week. Let's remember November 26, 2007, when it was announced and right-minded people were torn between delight and revulsion. Oh, how young we all were! Four years later, I've heard barely a bad word from those who've played, and I'm more than a wee bit excited.

Don't tell anyone I work with, but I'm planning to suddenly fall extremely 'ill' and need to take a week off work. They'll never know that I'm secretly playing Deus Ex.

They're not strictly new releases, but Nintendo is expanding its $20 Nintendo Selects Wii budget line. It's also, for whatever reason, choosing not to reveal next week's WiiWare, eShop and DSiWare releases in advance. This is most probably not because Nintendo's planning to surprise us with something super-special.

Here's the slim but solid list of next week's new releases:

PC

Xbox 360

PlayStation 3

Wii

Nintendo 3DS

From The Chatty
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    August 21, 2011 9:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, New video game releases of 8/22-8/28.

    New Deus Ex! New Deus Ex is out next week! The new one! Deus Ex! Deus Ex! Oh, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition and Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked.

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      August 21, 2011 9:12 AM

      yeah! two more days!! i need to finish playing through the first one again.

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      August 21, 2011 9:23 AM

      When I saw "Hole in the Wall" I immediately though KMFDM and then realized that no...its not that and I am retarded (those last three words should be my mantra).

      I also saw Super Mario Galaxy and thought "holy shit they made a new one...how did I not know...I have to get it!" and then realized it was a re-release and was like "meh" and now I have the sort of horrible erection that only mustachio'd plumbers can take care of with their gentle touch.

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      August 21, 2011 9:34 AM

      Deus Ex! Can't wait!

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      August 21, 2011 9:37 AM

      A gentle reminder for those who get Deus Ex midweek, other regions receive it anything from a day later to the end of the week if it's Steam, so spoiler that shit

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      August 21, 2011 9:46 AM

      Play Third Strike. It's a good game.

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        August 21, 2011 9:46 AM

        agreed.

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        August 21, 2011 1:02 PM

        I would have preferred they make StreetFighter Alpha 3 Online instead, but i have to agree it still a good game :)

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      August 21, 2011 11:09 AM

      What's the word on Devil Survivor Overlocked? I never played Devil Survivor and was thinking of picking it up.

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        August 21, 2011 11:23 AM

        It is a 3DS enabled version of the DS game.

        Either game is what FFT is to FF - a tactics based version of the general SMT concepts. You recruit demons (the equivalent of Personas) , level them up with unique spells, etc. etc. It is likely closer to the non-Persona games and more towards like Demon Summoner.

        The 3DS I believes adds a few more concepts but otherwise is just a 3D-enabled version of the core game.

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          August 21, 2011 11:26 AM

          Is that similar too Persona 1 & 2? I haven't played Demon Summoner either.

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            August 21, 2011 1:32 PM

            It's likely closer to P1 or 2 in that you are recruiting and/or synthesizing demons to join your cause; it doesn't have the Social link concept of P3/P4, but it does have a rigid structure in game time - while you can do a bunch of "Free battles", there's a limited number of plot-advancing battles towards the story's conclusion.

            But again, the core game is all tactics base.

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        August 21, 2011 1:12 PM

        I definitely had a good time with Devil Survivor, would recommend checking it out!

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      August 21, 2011 11:17 AM

      Holy heck, the new Deus Ex is coming out next week? I AM SO EXCITED.

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        August 21, 2011 1:58 PM

        All Is A Goner, have you shared your thoughts on the in-game advertisement issue yet?

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          August 21, 2011 2:57 PM

          I have not, because I've been avoiding Deus Ex stuff in the run-up to release.

          So, knowing nothing about it, I'll pretend that I do.

          I'm certainly in favour of real-world brands appearing in video games. I find it jarring to have worlds filled exclusively with fictional brands I have never seen before. If video games used dozens upon dozens of real-world brands, both big and small, using them in the same way they're used in our world, that'd be lovely.

          (And terrible, because advertising's terrible, and people's love of brands is weird and stupid, but, you know, they're not going anywhere.)

          In-game advertising is not handled this well. It creates weird situations where every single billboard in a city is for one single brand. They advertise one products from our present day, which are often anachronistic in the game world. References to present-day marketing campaigns are especially stupid. Companies can insist that their products be treated differently to others objects in the game world, perhaps being indestructible (I'm thinking of cars, which arguably are advertising, but not in the conventional sense). The adverts often look wholly out of place, looking pristine and spotless in filthy worlds (I vaguely recall that Hellgate's adverts were worn, weathered and aged, but my memory's a bit wonky). Stupid, and hugely more jarring than fictional brands.

          In-game advertising can be very handy for supporting cheap or free games. If I can, as I did, have Fry Cry for free in return for watching an ad when the game loads, why, that's most welcome.

          In a game I've paid full AAA video game price for, as I have with DXHR, I'm less keen on the idea. What does it add for me? If it's done well and avoids the pitfalls I've mentioned above, well, okay. Yes, it's slimy, but at least I'll get the in-game brand immersion I'd prefer. I suspect this isn't the case, though.

          I'd also support in-game advertising if it was proven that the income is significant enough for publishers to bemore willing to take more risks and fund more unconventional games, relying on advertising to help them make a profit. What a wonderful dream world I live in.

          So! Not knowing anything about Deus Ex: Human Revolution's in-game advertising, I rate it a Breckon Sigh out of ten. A game I paid for with my own money will most probably be harmed by something which will benefit me in no way. Though, I am talking out of my arse.

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            August 21, 2011 3:37 PM

            I appreciate!

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            August 21, 2011 3:53 PM

            I mark this post INF

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            August 21, 2011 4:47 PM

            Pretty much. Games should look at things like Ghost In The Shell for advertising in the same universe, where a prime example is a bionic eye having a tiny Olympus branding on it. It enhanced immersion in the world and wasn't in your face at all. Very clever stuff.

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            August 21, 2011 9:50 PM

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        August 21, 2011 2:06 PM

        I don't mean to be tacky, but this doesn't make sense. A woman interested in Deus Ex would be busy receiving cunnilingus right now.

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          August 21, 2011 2:17 PM

          Phew, glad we all dodged that tacky bullet.

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            August 21, 2011 2:57 PM

            Yeah I don't know why I wrote that or even what it means. I don't mean to be tacky but TACKINESS

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        August 21, 2011 3:36 PM

        Mine's preloaded and ready to go. I want so very much to hook my PC up to the bigscreen and play it like an XBox game but with awesome graphics, but doing so is too cumbersome :(

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      August 21, 2011 11:20 AM

      I don't see why they couldn't localize the title for foreign markets. Roman cultural hegemony has gotten out of hand.

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      August 21, 2011 3:07 PM

      http://playthirdstrike.com

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      August 21, 2011 5:06 PM

      I can't decide if I want to get Deus Ex right away or what till the holiday sales at the end of the year.

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        August 21, 2011 9:43 PM

        It's $34 on Green Man Gaming, and activates on Steam. I doubt you'll see it for much less by Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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          August 22, 2011 3:52 AM

          Can't do green man gaming. My credit card company thinks they are a fraud company and blocks all transaction.

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      August 21, 2011 9:36 PM

      Have been playing Deus Ex for the last 5 hours. All I have to say is Gears of War and Mass Effect can eat a dick. Game of the Year right here.

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        August 21, 2011 10:14 PM

        !!! You are making it that much harder to wait. How does it run? Does it need crazy hardware to look nice?

        It sucks, too, that steam bumped the west coast US unlock from 9pm to midnight.

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          August 21, 2011 10:28 PM

          I assume he means the first one.

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            August 22, 2011 5:55 AM

            No I do not. I've had Human Revolution on PC since early Sunday morning, Best Buy @ Tuttle Crossing in Columbus, OH was selling it early.

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              August 22, 2011 10:11 AM

              How'd you manage to unlock it? Steam tells me the game isn't available yet and won't let me even start the install process.

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          August 22, 2011 6:00 AM

          I'm running the game capped at what my hardware supports out but at a lower res(1280x720) than most, and it is running very stable, and I have old hardware, so I'm impressed with optimization thus far. Everything is maxed out short of DX11 support - and I'm not running at a crazy ass resolution, but it still looks stellar.

          System I have been playing on:

          Phenom 5550 Quad @ 2.20
          6 GB of DDR2
          9800 GTX +

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