Out This Week is a roundup of new games that are out this week. These listings don’t constitute an endorsement or a review of any sort. We also don’t pretend that this is an exhaustive list. If there’s a game on the horizon that interests you, share it in the comments.
Aliens: Colonial Marines
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360—February 12
It’s incredible to think that of all the life forms out there in the infinitely expanding universe, the unlucky crew from the Alien movie franchise found the ones with two sets of teeth that want to kill them. What about that other planet, where the aliens are just sentient Draw Something machines? Wouldn’t that have been a hell of a lot more fun, hanging with those aliens? Although I guess they wouldn’t be able to guess that you’re drawing a traffic light. They don’t understand Earth references. Oh, well. A man can dream. In the meantime, this first person-shooter allows you to take out some of those dentistry nightmares with exclusive guns from the movie, like the “flamethrower.”
Don’t count out the little guy. Muggsy Bogues played in the NBA for 14 seasons as its shortest player ever: 5’3”. Hell, when he joined the league, he was on the same team as Manute Bol, who was 7’7”. And you know what he did? He led four teams as a point guard and even racked up an impressive 39 blocked shots over his career. You know who else is 5’ 3”? My mom. You know how many shots she’s blocked? 38. Muggsy is a champion. The imp from Impire is the Muggsy Bogues of games. Sure, he’s short, but he is capable of leading an army of undead warriors through hell to destroy true evil (the Detroit Pistons, basically).
Sela The Space Pirate
In a far-off galaxy, Sela pilots a ship that’s pint-sized compared to the hordes of foreign vessels trying to take her down. She only has her wits, a whole bunch of lasers, dozens of bombs, and power-ups out the wazoo. A true David vs. Goliath tale.