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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.

Folks we got quite the stacked list of releases today as we got two major titles  (hint: pictured above) and other notable releases. We even have a few worthy releases coming out on the downloadable side.

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!

Portal 2

Portal 2 is a unique first-person Action-Puzzle-Platforming game that tests player’s ability to think and act creatively as they use the game’s ingenious wormhole creating portal gun to produce their own paths through otherwise sealed surfaces and across the open spaces of the game. Sequel to the original Portal game — the surprise add-on hit included in Valve Corporation’s 2007 release The Orange Box — Portal 2 continues the storyline from the first game, featuring both new and returning characters, and poses a range of new challenges making for a much deeper game. Additional features include a new two player co-op mode and an original soundtrack.

PC Gamers, I’m sure you already got your hands on this lovely game.
As for the console gamers, if you have to decided on whether getting the PS3 or 360 version, it be best to get the PS3 version. Now I’m not saying that because I’m a Sony fanboy but I’m saying that because the PS3 version will support Steam integration. Which means anytime the game gets an update, The PS3 version will be getting it the same time PC and Mac users get theirs. Not to mention PS3 players will be able to play against PC and Mac players. And if that’s not enough, new copies of the PS3 version of the game comes with a voucher to get Portal 2 free on the PC/Mac.

Available: PC/Mac; Playstation 3; Xbox 360

Mortal Kombat

Prepare yourself to reenter the tournament in the triumphant return of Mortal Kombat. A complete reboot of the franchise, this latest iteration combines all-new mature oriented fighter gameplay with a deep story mode, improved graphics and game technology and new game modes to create a Mortal Kombat play experience like none before it. Feature details include: a storyline that takes players back to the original tournament, 4 player tag-team kombat, 3D TV compatibility, fatalities presented in graphic detail never imagined in earlier releases, enhanced online functionality and more.

Kollector’s Edition includes: Kollectible figurines of Scorpion and Subzero that double up as video game bookends for your favorite Mortal Kombat games; The “Art of Mortal Kombat;” Retro-Ninja costume; exclusive items for your PSN/XBLA Avatar.

Tournament Edition includes: Mortal Kombat Fight Stick; Retro-Ninja costume Exclusive alternate in-game costume inspired by the classic Mortal Kombat character designs; exclusive items for your PSN/XBLA Avatar.

Today is the day for gamers to test their might once again as the Mortal Kombat goes back to it’s roots and add some updated game mechanics to make this revival worth checking out. The PS3 version has the ability to be in 3D and have an extra character in the form of Kratos, from the God of War series (although, he is not playable in story mode). If you had any love for the franchise in the past, now is the time to get back into kombat.

Available: Tournament Edition Playstation 3, Kollector’s Edition Playstation 3; Playstation 3; Tournament Edition Xbox 360; Kollector’s Edition Xbox 360; Xbox 360

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals

SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals is a multiplayer third-person tactical shooter developed exclusively for play on PlayStation 3. The second release in the SOCOM series on the PS3 platform, SOCOM 4: US Navy Seals features an all-new Ops Commander character tasked to lead a five-member NATO special forces squad in a desperate operation in Southeast Asia. Game features include: dynamic command of squad members, an air support option, 1-32 player support online, support for both PlayStation Move and the DualShock controller, PlayStation Bluetooth Headset support and more.

Full Deployment Edition includes: PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Move navigation controller, PlayStation Eye camera, PlayStation Move sharp shooter.

Here we are with another Sony exclusive this year and Zipper Interactive is showing it’s love to one of it’s own creation, Socom. Better believe that this is better than Confrontation (developed by another studio) and the game does a good job integrating the Playstation Move controls. If you’ve been done with Killzone 3 for awhile now, this game will keep you busy for the time being.

Available: Full Deployment Edition Playstation 3; Playstation 3

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection

After 20 years, Final Fantasy IV and its acclaimed sequel, The After Years, are now combined into one package as the ultimate role-playing game experience. A cast of unforgettable characters fight through one of the grandest stories ever told with stunning new graphics, a re-arranged, award-winning soundtrack, and bonus game features that provide the absolute Final Fantasy IV experience. Experience vibrant visuals and unforgettable melodies – includes all-new 2-D graphics designed for the PSP system’s 16:9 format. Also includes a new arrangement of one of the most acclaimed video game soundtracks of all time!

Yeah, yeah. It’s another release that gives SquareEnix the chance to get more of our money. But this game does include the Final Fantasy IV sequel that was probably ignored since it was released as an WiiWare title. So you pretty much get two games for the price of $30.

Available: Sony PSP

Other Notable Release:

Prince of Persia HD Trilogy (Playstation 3)
Conduit 2 (Nintendo Wii)
XBLA Triple Pack – LIMBO, Trials HD, ‘Splosion Man (Xbox 360)

Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out:

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath (PSN)
Dino Crisis 2 (PSN)
Section 8: Prejudice (XBLA)
Mega Man X (WSC)

This week on the download side, Playstation 3 owns gets the chance to check out two older titles worth checking out. 360 owners gets the privilege to check out the sequel to 2009’s Section 8, a FPS game that wasn’t too bad. Lastly, Wii owners get’s the chance to download Mega Man X, a game that feature solid game play and amazing music.

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