If you really want to get technical about it, there are videogames being released this week. You can get plenty of DS shovel-ware, if that’s what you really want – or an MMO from an otherwise unknown developer. There’s a bit of DLC too, which should hopefully hold you over until the release of ‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3’ later this month.
You’ve never heard of the post-apocalyptic MMO ‘Earthrise’? You’re not alone. It’s not exactly a top-tier game, and the Bulgaria-based Masthead Studios is a new studio. That’s a big problem for an MMO. The game looks nice enough, for what it’s worth.
There’s one good reason to care about ‘Earthrise’, though. Masthead may be an unknown quantity, but they’re the people working on ‘Fallout Online’ with Interplay. ‘Earthrise’ could be a strong indicator of what we’re getting from ‘Fallout Online’. So if you’re a big ‘Fallout’ fan, you may want to give this one a try.
Call of Duty: Black Ops “First Strike” Map Pack (360)
When the most interesting release of the week is downloadable content, you know it’s a slow week. DLC for ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ is huge for fans of the game, though. The “First Strike” map pack gives you four new multiplayer maps, and a zombie map for those who aren’t sick of the addition of zombies to games that don’t need them. You can pick it up now for 1,200 Microsoft Points.