Attack of the Fanboy

New This Week in Video Games 1-15-12

by William Schwartz


Here are your video game releases for the week of January 15th, 2012.

Gears of War 3: Fenix Rising Map Pack – Xbox 360 – Fenix Rising adds five new maps, four character skins, and the ability to level past the previous multiplayer cap of 100.  By “re-upping”, players will be able to earn exclusive emblems and weapon skins to show just how much of a Gear Head they really are.

Saints Row: The Third Genki Bowl VII DLC – Xbox 360 – The first DLC for Saints Row: The Third, the first content is centered around the outrageous character from the game, Professor Genki.  Said to be just as ridiculus as the content that shipped with the game.

Gran Turismo 5 Car Pack 3 DLC – PS3 – Part of the third DLC content pack for Gran Turismo 5, the Car pack includes six new cars to test on the roads of GT5

Gran Turismo 5 Test Pack DLC – PS3 – Part of the third DLC content pack for Gran Turismo 5, the Test Pack includes a test course on Special Stage Route X Oval with a group of measurement menu options to test your car’s performance.

Scary Girl – Xbox Arcade – Based on Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl graphic novel – winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel – Scarygirl presents a wondrous adventure into a distinctive and beautifully bizarre world.  The titular character Scarygirl is an abandoned child with a tentacle arm who dresses like a pirate, and is haunted by a strange man in her dreams.

SWTOR: Rise of the Rakghouls – PC – The first of many scheduled updates coming down the line for SWTOR players, this first update features new operations, gear and rewards, and a new flashpoint area to conquer.

Haunt – Xbox Arcade – Welcome to Benjy’s Mansion – a spooky haunted house where you are the first visitor for a generation! Haunt leverages the power of Kinect to enable you to freely explore the house using just your body as the controller – you’ll need to stay on your toes in order to outsmart the mansion’s host of fiendish ghosts and unravel the sinister secrets that shroud the mansion in mystery!


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