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This week’s upcoming releases & gaming deals – August 4 – 10

Are you looking for a new game to purchase, but are unsure on what game(s) to buy? Well, here are some games that caught my eye and will be releasing this week.

(Just for clarification, these are North American release dates.)

 Monday, August 4th

Final Fantasty XIV (Trial) – PC

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The free trial software can be downloaded from this site, which allows players to play the game for free for up to 14 days until their character hits level 20. The free trial also limits what in-game activities players are able to participate in.

(Please keep in mind this release will be available on PlayStation later in the year)

Tuesday, August 5th

Sacred 3 – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC


Sacred 3 is a hack and slash brawler named as the third full game in the Sacred video game series, despite notable differences in both gameplay and design.

Developer: Deep Silver


Ultra Street Fighter IV – Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3


The Street Fighter® IV series evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter® IV for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering.

(Please note this release is Just for North America, other regions will see the release on Friday August 8th)

 Wednesday, August 6th

 The Swapper – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PS Vita


Create clones of yourself and swap your entire consciousness into new bodies.

  • Think your way through fiendishly designed puzzles with equally clever solutions.
  • Play through atmospheric environments constructed using clay models and everyday materials.
  • Discover a powerful and thoughtful story, told through the environment.


Thursday, August 7th

Jett Tailfin – Wii U


Jett Tailfin and his friends take part in quirky underwater races full of enemies, obstacles and shortcuts. Players will be challenged to accumulate as many points as they can while finding the best route to the finish line. You’ll be able to choose from a large variety of different types of fish to race, each mimicking true-to-life attributes of real fish.

The game will also include:

  • over 16 colorful-looking tracks, such as Atlantis, Ship Graveyard, and Pirates Island.
  • natural enemies to avoid, like sharks, rays, and jellyfish
  • multiplayer mode
  • bonus mini-ventures to unlock
  • weapons to slow down your opponents, like an electric eel, blowfish, and octopus


Ultra Street Fighter IV – Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3


As mentioned above, Ultra Street Fighter IV will now be available in Australasia and Europe as of today, on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and also on PC.


Batman’s 75th Anniversary With Sale on Games Featuring Gotham’s Finest


Our pal Batman has been putting fear into criminal’s hearts for 75 years now. To celebrate this occasion, online video game retailer Green Man Gaming is having a sale on games which feature the Dark Knight. Gamers can save upwards of 75% select titles.

Games in this sale include:

Batman: Arkham City – Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins – Season Pass
Batman: Game of the Year Pack
Batman: Arkham Origins – Blackgate Deluxe Edition
LEGO Batman 2 DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
Batman: Arkham Asylum – Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold Cold Heart DLC
Scribblenauts Unmasked: A DC Comics Adventure
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition

This sale will only last for less than two days so make sure to follow this link to take advantage of it while it lasts.


Also, don’t forget that you have an array of free games available to you starting this week for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation platforms:

Free Games with Gold for August


PlayStation free games for August


There are a few solid titles and deals coming out this week, so if you only have enough room in your library for one, the game that I would personally recommend getting would have to be either Jett Tailfin or The Swapper. To all my fellow gamers, enjoy the game(s) you decide to pick up this week and get your game on.

About Bobby "biggiejerseys" (137 Articles)
I'm an avid gamer & a video game collector, but I'm a gamer first and a collector second.

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