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For whatever reason, I haven't bought a non-XBLA game in months. It could be the fact that it's the summer (yeah right), but it's more likely the fact that nothing has particularly tickled my fancy of late. Apparently, someone was listening to my fanboy longings, as the virtually unknown publisher Slang has announced and demoed "AAA: El Videojuego," a wrestling game based on the popular lucha libre promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), which houses many familiar faces from the lucha bouts on WCW Monday Nitro in the 90's, and more recently, TNA.

The video game world has been abuzz this week with the release of the "Ghostbusters" video game, and the buzz is good. Thanks to a pretty awesome daughter, I got my own copy for Father's Day! After a good six hours spent busting ghosts (it really does make you feel good, fyi), I'm proud to report that the early twinges of excitement and hype that was felt back when the game was first announced are all justified.

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I haven't spoken much about the upcoming metal-infused adventure game "Brütal Legend" starring Jack Black, mostly because I think Metalocalypse took metal irony, perfected it, and then beat it to death. However, with cameos from the likes of Ozzy Ozbourne and Rob Halford, 'Legend' should be an entertaining, if not very fun game. Up until recently, that fun included the vocal talent of one Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc.), but that is no longer.

With E3 off and running this week, we're getting a ton of new game announcements. We've known that Guitar Hero 5 has been in the works for a while, but we now have some information on some of the music that will be featured. Unfortunately, they didn’t announce the songs specifically, but instead a giant list of bands has made its way online. This leaves me with more questions then answers though. Sure you can guess that the Queen/David Bowie song will be "Under Pressure", but what about Elton John? Will it be "Tiny Dancer" or "Benny and the Jets"? What the hell is Bob Dylan doing there?

As promised, GameTrailers.tv premiered the teaser trailer for Bethesda Softworks' (Fallout 3) new game scheduled for release in the ultra-futuristic 2010. Unfortunately, it was a teaser in the truest sense in that it barely showed anything...

Lord knows I've been foaming at the mouth over "Bioshock 2" for months now, and I finally have a date to mark on the calendar!

Are you ready to start counting down the days until BioShock 2 hits store shelves? You can start now! BioShock 2 will be arriving on October 30th internationally and November 3rd in North America for the Xbox 360®, PLAYSTATION® 3 system, and PC.

Although we often talk about film remakes, we don't devote nearly as much attention to game remakes. Part of the reason is that aside from Nintendo's NES rehashes on the Wii, they aren't that commonplace. Thankfully though, SEGA had enough sense to port the very well received "Aliens Vs. Predator" PC game to the PS3 and Xbox 360 with some updates.

The only thing louder than the hype for "Bioshock 2" is the cries of those worrying about the series being "ruined" by the 2nd game. To assuage these fears, 2k has been releasing about as much information as they can without totally revealing critical moments in the game. The latest piece in this effort is a 9 minute demo which seems to be a sped up version of the game's first moments, minus the obligatory "press this button to shoot" prompts.

Nazis are a pretty solid game staple these days, but the original "Wolfenstein" game and its sequels really deserve the credit for providing the gaming public's first opportunity to crush the bastards. Thankfully, the series has also shirked historical accuracy in favor of various supernatural, sci-fi, and horror elements to spice things up a little bit. Keeping in that tradition, the upcoming "Wolfenstein" title for XBOX360, PS3, and PC, slated for release in July, will feature a beast of a weapon called a "particle cannon." Guess what that does...

The original Bioshock game was applauded for sticking to its strengths as a heavily story based single player game. Even though 2K plans to stick with those strengths with Bioshock 2, it will feature extensive multiplayer gameplay. Thanks to Kotaku, there are now some vague, yet intriguing details.