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Welcome gaming bastards to another edition of G.R.O.W. This is NerdBastards weekly game release of the week list, where we give y’all a heads up on what will be coming out for the consoles and PC/Mac. We also cover downloadable titles as well.

We got two major releases for you to check out while the Other Notable Release lists Nintendo’s newest budget title release called Nintendo Selects that feature a few older games being re-released for $20. As always, we got two downloadable titles listed with Virtual Console listing a classic epic that was released this week.

Click on the Read More Button to check out some of these titles and see which one of these games will be taking up most of your time until next weeks batch of video games.

L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire is a gritty, single player detective game set on the infamous streets and in the smoke-filled back rooms of post-war Los Angeles. Designed and developed with a nod to the classic film noire movie genre, L.A. Noire blends crystal clear graphics that bring the iconic look and feel of the era to life, with a combination of innovative technology and unique gameplay that allow you to solve crimes through interrogations and investigation. Additional features include: five LAPD based crime desks to work, the ability to analyze the case as well as suspects for clues, an accurate block-by-block recreation of eight sq miles of 1947 Los Angeles, multiple difficulty settings and more.

An open world adventure game that’s set in the ’40s? Why yes it is and what’s this? The main character is an actual good guy throughout the game. This detective story will suck you in if you been looking for a game that could last you hours so check this game out, whether it be on the single Blu-ray disk on the PS3 or three DVD disks on the 360.

*NOTE: The PS3 will feature exclusive DLC content.

Available: Playstation 3, Xbox 360

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

The second instalment in the RPG saga about the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, features a thoroughly engrossing, mature storyline defining new standards for thought-provoking, non-linear game narration. In addition to an epic story, the game features an original, brutal combat system that uniquely combines tactical elements with dynamic action. A new, modern game engine, responsible both for beautiful visuals and sophisticated game mechanics puts players in the most lively and believable world ever created in an RPG game. A captivating story, dynamic combat system, beautiful graphics, and everything else that made the original Witcher such a great game are now executed in a much more advanced and sophisticated way.

Premium Edition includes: Making of DVD; OST CD; ETUI; World Map; Game Guide; Pamphlet & Coin; Papercrafts; DLC.

Collectors Edition includes: Making of DVD; OST CD; ETUI; World Map; Game Guide; Pamphlet & Coin; Papercrafts; DLC; Geralt’s Head; Artbook; Dice; Playing Cards; Cards Guide; Stickers; Temerian Oren; Big Papercrafts; Box.

Isn’t nice to know that there’s no regular edition of the game on Amazon and hell, even on Steam there’s a Digital Premium edition. Either way, this story heavy RPG game comes stacked with goodies and and the gameplay for the sequel got a good overhaul compare to the first game. If you’re looking for some RPG action on the PC, check this game out.

Available: Collectors Edition PC; Premium Edition PC

Other Notable Release:

Fable III (PC)
Wii Sports (Nintendo Wii)
Animal Crossing: City Folk (Nintendo Wii)
Mario Super Sluggers (Nintendo Wii)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo Wii)

This week we finally see the PC release of Fabel III, which seems to be a love/hate game among gamers while Nintendo is re-releasing older Wii titles with the Nintendo Selects label. Basically it’s Nintendo’s greatest hits line and it’s a fair release of title and hey, if you happen to bought a used Wii that didn’t come with Wii Sports, this is now your chance to get it.

Downloadable Games Worth Checking Out:

Sega Rally Online Arcade (Xbox Live Arcade)
Chrono Trigger (Wii Shop Channel)

Over on XBLA, gamers get a taste of Sega Rally Online Arcade, which features a nice mix of Sega Rally 3 and Sega Rally Revo. Nintendo released a huge classic in the form of Chrono Trigger through Virtual Console. If you haven’t played this epic RPG yet, then you are in a treat.

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