Top Game Releases for June
Last month the gaming world called in sick. It was just too much. There were too many games to play and something had to give and that something was work. There will always be work, but video games have to be played when they're released - before they get moldy or something.
How's June look? Well, it looks like June might continue the slump in worker productivity that started in May.
Red Faction: Armageddon releases June 7 for the PC, Xbox, and PS3
Did anyone think Red Faction was a great game? Eh, it was okay. Maybe a little better than okay. At the least, it was good enough to earn itself a sequel.
Prediction: Red Faction: Armageddon will be a little better than the original, but still not a great game.
inFAMOUS 2 releases June 7 only on the PS3
Times are hard over at Sony. DC Universe Online was a fail, PS3 sales are giving up ground to the Xbox faster than Kirstie Alley gives up on her diet, and, oh, there's that whole Playstation Network debacle thingy.
The first inFAMOUS was both successful and critically acclaimed. Will inFAMOUS 2 be a bright spot in Sony's bleak year and pump some life into flagging PS3 sales?
Alice: Madness Returns releases June 14 for the PC, Xbox, and PS3
For lots of reasons, none of them good ones, there's a serious dearth of female leads in gaming. Welcome back, Alice. Gamers missed you.
Maybe when Alice: Madness Returns rings up monstrous gaming bucks, the corporate shills will get that gamers don't care what sex their heroes are as long as they're fun to play.Continued on the next page