Thursday, August 6

Around the Hawk: Jerhawk's Holiday Wishlist '09

The holiday season is quickly approaching. It may only be August, but I'm already making my list out to Santa. Last year, I created a wishlist that consisted of Saints Row 2, Skate 2, Midnight Club L.A. and Fallout 3. In my opinion, Fallout 3 was the only game that truly lived up to the hype surrounding it. Hopefully this year will be a little bit different...

The Beatles: Rock Band

I'm still not sure whether this game would be a good buy, or just a great rental. I love the Beatles, and I used to love Rock Band. But let's be honest everyone, these music games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero were just a fad. Yes, they're fun, and they're a great party and family game, but they've gotten old and repetitive. There's only so many notes to kill. After the Beatles: Rock Band, I believe many people have strummed their last chord. This genre of game will slowly begin to dissapear into the lost vault of video game fads. The Beatles: Rock Band hits store shelves 9/9/09, the same date that many remastered Beatles albums will be re-released. I won't include Guitar Hero 5 on my wishlist, but if you're interested, it's set to release September 1st.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Yes, it is true that I've never owned a Call of Duty game. Well, this may be a year of change. That's right Mr. Obama, change is what we need! Everybody seems to love this game, so I may as well join in fun as well, right? This game is set to be released November 10th, 2009, along with many unique bundles. Always wanted those fancy pair of night goggles, but your mom wouldn't let you? Now's your chance! For only $149.99, you can get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and those night goggles just in time for Christmas! A great gift for the wife.

Forza Motorsport 3

From what's shown in Deus Legend's post below mine, Turn 10 has really done a fantastic job in revamping the look of Forza. This year will also include one of my favorite features: the in-car camera view. This camera angle really makes the game life-like, and if you have that steering wheel, you'll probably be confused between reality and the video game when it comes to driving. Forza 3 hits shelves October 27th of this year. Dirt 2 also looks like a good rental for you racing fans out there. That game comes out September 8th.

Halo 3: ODST

In the prequel to Halo 3, ODST or "Orbital Drop Shock Troopers" focuses on a special group in New Mombasa searching for clues behind the Covenant's attack on the city. This will be more of a wait-and-see kind of a game for me, but it could be interesting. For you Halo fans out there, I'm sure this one is at the top of your wishlists. For those of you who don't care about Halo, then you obviously don't care about this game.

Left 4 Dead 2

I've never played Left 4 Dead, but I heard it was amazing. Who doesn't love killing zombies? The killing continues November 17th, 2009.

That just about completes my wishlist for the remainder of 2009. There are many more great games coming out this year than the one's I've mentioned here, obviously. The NBA games come out in October, Activision's "DJ Hero" comes out October 27th, and "Band Hero" comes out in November. Also there are the WWE and FIFA games. If there's any games you would like added to the Wishlist, please feel free to post a comment. Don't be shy! Thanks for tuning in.


  1. Nice post Jerhawk!

    Yes those Rock Band/Guitar Hero or whatever hero games were "just a fad". After about a year or so playing them, it got old.

    COD: MW2 and Forza 3 are definitely the star games this year. Some of the others are good rentals or could possibly be buys depending on how they turn out. I can't wait, looks like the fun will be back this year.

  2. Jerhawk that was a great post.


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