This week marks the official launch of the PS Vita, so the release schedule is full of titles for that system.  In addition to the Vita hardware and games there are a few worthy launches this week to keep an eye on.  Alan Wake’s American Nightmare releases this week on the XBLA, and PSN users can pick up the Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Flashback Map Pack #2.  As far as retail games go both Syndicate and Asura’s Wrath are coming out this week.  Finally, on the mobile front Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3D is coming out for the 3DS, which at this point has become a paper weight for myself.

The Blu-ray/DVD release schedule is severely lacking in quality geeky movies.  In fact there are none coming out this week, but if you like comedies then you may want to check out Ben Stiller’s Tower Heist.  I wouldn’t say it’s a buy, but according to its Rotten Tomatoes score it probably wouldn’t be a bad movie to rent.  Everything else has chick flick, or drama written all over them, so I tend to avoid those like the plague.  If I want to feel depressed about the human condition I’ll just watch some news, because I’m not going to pay $20 to see it in movie form.  Per the norm you can click on the product links below to purchase these recommendations from Amazon.  You’ve been thinking you should’ve pre-ordered the PS Vita even though you’ll never use it…

Video games to buy for the week of 2.20.12

If you love getting new hardware on launch day then this is the week to score Sony’s PS Vita.  I’ve spent some decent time with a demo unit, and it truly is an amazing piece of hardware.  Although, this doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll also be a great game playing medium, so begrudgingly I’m holding off on picking one up for now.  Obviously most of the new software releases this week are for the Vita, but there are a few console games like Syndicate and Asura’s Wrath coming out for those of us who didn’t take the Vita plunge.  Don’t forget Alan Wake’s and Uncharted 3’s DLC packs this week either!


 Blu-ray/DVDs to buy for the week of 2.20.12

Slim pickings here folks.  Maybe Tower Heist, but I’m not one for buying comedies.  If a movie doesn’t have aliens, violence, or heavy CG then it ain’t for me.


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