Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly video game release list where we give y’all a heads up on what was released for the consoles and PC (and sometimes the MAC). We also cover downloadable titles as well.

The release list may still be lite, but if you are a Playstation 3 owner, you got two BIG titles being released, with one of them being a Sony exclusive and another that used to be console exclusive for the Xbox 360. Other than that, the Nintendo DS sees a release of something that is slowly coming out on everything and a sci-fi shooter that is playable on both PS3 and 360.

So what are y’all waiting for? Check after the jump to see if there is anything coming out that will make your wallets cry!

LittleBigPlanet 2

LittleBigPlanet 2 (LBP2) is a puzzle-platforming game for PlayStation 3 with new built-in functionality allowing players to create advanced content, including full-fledged games of all sorts, which can be shared with others within the LittleBigPlanet online network. The third game in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, the toolset within LittleBigPlanet 2 provides players with the ability to easily change the mapping of objects in-game, add abilities and non-player AI characters, create cutscenes, link levels and more. Additional features include backwards compatibility with content created with the original LittleBigPlanet game, a 50 level deep Story Mode and all new platforming gadgets.

The Collector’s Edition includes: 7″ collectable Sackboy plushie; Exclusive LBP2 game ends (bookends); Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3’s Alien’s Sackboy costume DLC; Disney’s TRON Legacy “CLU” Sackboy costume DLC; The Muppets “The Great Gonzo” Sackboy costume; PlayStation’s “Ratchet” Sackboy costume DLC; PlayStation’s “Crank” Sackboy costume DLC; Even More Animals’ “Crocodile” Sackboy costume DLC; Even More Animals’ “Vulture” Sackboy costume DLC; Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy costume DLC; Even More Animals’ “Cobra” Sackboy costume DLC; Jax and Daxter costumes DLC; AND 5 exclusive Sackboy themed PSN avatars.

Sackboy is back and with the ability to create and play levels that is more than just the platforming from the first game, makes this an easy buy for any PS3 owner. With Stephen Fry narrating like he did with the first game and playing user created levels that features racing game mechanics to fighting game mechanics, each level is like a whole new game for you to play with.

Available: Playstation 3 Collector’s Edition, Playstation 3

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to BioWare’s hit space-based role-playing game (RPG), Mass Effect. The first release in the Mass Effect franchise available for play on the PlayStation 3 platform, Mass Effect 2 is a single player third-person oriented adventure that allows players to experience the adventures of the fully customizable series hero Commander Shepard, as you take on a whole new adventure and a new cast of supporting characters. PS3 specific features include: a digital comic providing backstory and customization details related to the first game in the series which was not available for PS3, six hours of bonus missions in the form of three previously released DLC releases and access to all additional game content published to date on the Cerberus Network.

Bioware’s epic game is finally playable on the PS3 after many rumors of it being so. What makes the PS3 version special you ask? It comes with all the DLC that’s already available and not to mention, this version of the game is all done in the Mass Effect 3 engine, which means Miranda’s ass looks even better. If your still on the fence about the game, then check out the awesome demo that is available on the Playstation Network as it pretty much gives you a great idea how the game is and the introduction to Mordin Solus, one of the games greatest character.

Available: Playstation 3

Plants vs. Zombies

Get ready to soil your plants! Stem a zombie attack in the fun-dead action hit – now on Nintendo DS®! A mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home, and the only defense is your arsenal of home-guardin’ plants. You’ll have to think fast and plant faster as you fight the fun-dead through day, night, fog, in the swimming pool and on the roof. Dig into five game modes and get more zombie-zapping action in four all-new mini-games. Take on a friend in Versus mode and choose your side. You can even make your own zombie creation with the Zombatar! The fun never dies!

Yes folks, you can get more Plants vs. Zombies in your lives with the DS version as now you have another way to take it on the go. The DS version will feature some new puzzles and more exclusive to give you another reason to kill zombies.

Available: Nintendo DS


AD 2031…A new era. Sophisticated and complex technologies are now contributing to the advancements of mankind. However, the world’s governments are crumbling, new corrupt powers arise and conspiracies proliferate. The truth behind the proscribed technology could destroy the very core of humanity. Join a rogue team of agents as they fight for survival and entangle themselves deeper into the mystery. MINDJACK offers a unique online experience. Enter a revolutionary playing field upon which an engaging solo campaign transitions seamlessly to thrilling cooperative play. Expand your mind’s reach by “hacking” into enemies, vehicles or civilians and enjoy the freedom to control almost any character. Each bystander becomes an active combatant in this new urban warfare. Your “state of mind” is your only limitation!

What’s this? A third-person sci-fi shooter from SqureEnix? The game kind of has a Psi-Ops feel and has a unique approach to multiplayer as gamers can jump into anytime and jump back to the single player campaign if choose so. If your looking for a game that could easily kill some time for you, then give this game a chance.

Available: Playstation 3, Xbox 360

Downloadable Games You Should Check Out:

Modern Combat: Domination (PSN)
Spare Parts (PSN, XBLA)

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