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Get Your Game On: Summer Game Releases

In the midst of the usual summer gaming drought, I was able to come across a few games that are worthy of your precious time. If you are anything like me and love to soak up the sun, you probably don't want to spend all of your time indoors and chained to an involved role-playing game, but there are some fun, cool summer games you should consider. Everyone needs a break from all the beaches, pools and BBQs at some point, right?


New Video Game Releases (Summer 2007)
Game Why You'll Love It Console/Price Release Date
Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree - Entertainment while training your brain! You start with small, quick practice lessons and work up your confidence to take the big Brain test. The better your score, the heavier your brain. Which, of course is a good thing at the Academy. Fans include Nicole Kidman, who has signed on as the game's official spokesperson in Europe. Wii, $49.99. Also available for Nintendo DS. Out now. Purchase it online.
Odin Sphere - This game features an amazing 2D side scroller that is drawn entirely by hand. You know, like old school. Takes a bit to get the hang of, but once you do, it's a really fun button masher that will keep you indoors for far too long. PS2, $39.99 Out now. Purchase it online
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Anniversary - Not many changes in the story from the 2007 version from the original, but you will appreciate the new actions, movements and amazing sound effects of the revamped favorite. PS2, PC $29.99. Also available for PSP. Out now. Purchase it online.
Sim City DS - The tiny DS version isn't all that great to look at, but the game itself - the music and the gratification of building a happy, flourishing city - make up for the visuals. But with only one save slot, you can't develop more than one city at a time. This would be a perfect lounging by the pool with a margarita game, if only you could see the screen in the sun! Doh! DS, $29.99 Out now. Buy it online from online
Dirt - I am a racing game type of gal! Dirt is a great rally racer with a perfect mix of arcade and simulation driving. With amazing graphics, fun tracks and an impressive damage factor, Dirt stacks up to other recently released racers with superior game-play to boot. Xbox 360, $59.99. Also available for Windows. Out now. Get it online.
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's - Living in my fantasy world of being a rock star, this addition to my Guitar Hero collection is essential. Tracks by Ratt, Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Skid Row, and so many more, this game will have me rocking out all night long. No autographs, please. PS2, $49.99. Older Guitar Hero games available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. Out July 24th online and in stores.

Want more games? Check out my Video Game Release Roundup for spring.

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kevineb kevineb 7 years
This exciting promotion launches on June 18 and will feature in its first game card series a chance to win one of 15 sets of tickets to the Formula 1 races at the Hockenheimring July 27-29. ------------------------ kevin One thing that a lot of people have missed in this recent economic down turn is the fact that in-game money for all of the massive mutliplayer online role playing games has not been effected. I guess it just shows how strong and stable the computer game industry really is. Virtual Currency
kevineb kevineb 7 years
This exciting promotion launches on June 18 and will feature in its first game card series a chance to win one of 15 sets of tickets to the Formula 1 races at the Hockenheimring July 27-29 ------------------------------------------- kevin Virtual Currency
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
It's bullcrap that Tomb Raider isn't coming out on 360. Bullcrap, I say!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
wario ware smooth moves and super paper mario are great games for the wii that are fun for the summer! oh the bright colors and fun music...!
rachelface rachelface 9 years
I bought Brain Age and it's not worth the money. There aren't enough mini games so i got bored real fast. I would rent it, cause it's fun to play for like an hour, but that's it. I can't wait to get my hands on the new Guitar Hero. I love one and two so I'm sure three will be great!
mh84 mh84 9 years
Big Brain Academy is so fun and so addictive! But consider to rent it instead of buying it...that's what i did. It's fun but i'm sure that after a couple of weeks i wouldn't have played enough to worth the buy.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I really want the big brain academy.
lisett lisett 9 years
SIm City is not worth getting for the DS, trust me.
cherrysoda cherrysoda 9 years
Does anyone know if Sim City is worth getting for the DS? I need a new game or two to take on holiday with me
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Yeah, I know what you mean about role playing games. I just bought Zelda and played for a couple evenings and haven't touched it since. Maybe this winter.... Does anyone have Big Brain Academy and if so, how fun is it?
Supermom Supermom 9 years
Gotta go get me some dirt
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