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Mention Monday: New Releases, Game News, Updates


I don’t know how many people are excited, but I am sitting on the edge of my seat biting my nails as I patiently await the release of LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game.  What is it about hearing the sound of blocks collapsing around you that makes a person want to give away 100+ hours of their life to a video game?  I know I spent all summer long obtaining my 100% in LEGO Harry Potter.  This was the game that reintroduced me to the Lego universe and the mechanics of the game.  LEGO Batman I believe was the worst out of the series and the LEGO Star Wars collection is my second favorite of the bunch.  I am crossing my fingers that LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean will knock my socks off with a brilliant story line, funny characters, and amazing graphics.  After my week of Portal 2 disaster, I am looking forward to a new and engrossing videogame to keep me entertained for hours.


PSN is still down, but in the coming days console owners may be seeing an improved PlayStation Network. According to Howard Stringer, president and CEO of Sony,

“In the coming days, we will restore service to the networks and welcome you back to the fun. I wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are committed to serving you to the very best of our ability, protecting your information better than ever, and getting you back to what you signed up for – all the games and great entertainment experiences that you expect from Sony.”

The company also stated it’s providing a complimentary enrollment in an identity theft protection program for U.S. users, and plans to offer similar programs in other countries/territories.

They have made arrangements with Debix, Inc., one of the industry’s most reputable identity protection firms, to offer AllClear ID Plus at no cost to PlayStation Network and Qriocity account holders for 12 months from the time an account holder registers for the program.

Please note that we will start sending out activation emails for this program over the next few days, and you will have until June 18th to sign-up and redeem your code. You will need to sign up directly through AllClearID, not on Sony’s websites, and details, including step-by-step instructions for the program, will be emailed to United States PSN and Qriocity Account holders soon.

New Releases Week of  5-9-2011 to 5-13-2011:

Balloon Pop 2

Release: May 13, 2011




Release: May 9, 2011






Deca Sports Extreme

Release: May 14, 2011




Dream TriggerRelease: May 10, 2011




Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011: Over The Nexus

Release: May 10, 2011




Fate: The Cursed King

Release: May 10, 2011




Loving Life with Hello Kitty & Friends

Release: May 12, 2011




Spongebob Squigglepants 3DS

Release: May 10, 2011




Brainstorm Series: Treasure Chase

Release: May 10, 2011


The challenging thinking game goes to the next level. Take a trip to exotic places around the world and find extraordinary treasures of human history. More than 300 demanding puzzles on 16 different maps await you.



The First Templar

Release: May 10, 2011

Xbox 360, PC

The First Templar is a co-operative action adventure game in development for Xbox 360 and PC. The game portrays a dark and gritty view of the late 13th century where old friends become enemies, corruption spreads throughout the Church and fallen knights oppress the weak and renounce their oaths.



Virtua Tennis 4

Release: May 10, 2011

PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii

Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it’s about the angle of the racket, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot.



MX vs. ATV Alive

Release: May 10, 2011

Xbox 360, PS3

Own the competition as you wrestle for position with tightly contested racing in the fifth iteration of the MX vs ATV franchise. Feel the realism of the revolutionary real-world physics engine which has defined the racing genre.



LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Release: May 10, 2011

Xbox 360, PS3, PC, 3DS, DS, PSP

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be based in the world of the globally successful film franchise, incorporating storylines, locations and characters from all four films.




Release: May 10, 2011

Xbox 360, PS3, PC

Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play.




Hydrophobia Prophecy

Release: May 9, 2011


This comprehensive reinvention of the title includes upgraded graphics, brand new gameplay mechanics, exclusive new levels, a reworked back story, a dramatic new ending, recast voice acting and much, much more.