Crossword puzzles were the real deal back in the day! The bees knees, as they used to say. Who said this, mates? Hey, not Breakbounce, that’s for sure. Still, chances are your Mum or that distant Aunt who likes to rock pink curlers and sport oversized Jackie O sunglasses like she’s an extra in Scorsese’s Casino – yeah, you know the one, chances are she’s still working the down and across of some legendary Henry Hook puzzle. Hey, the glass is half full. At least she’s not playing shuffleboard on a Norovirus infected cruise ship. However…
Fast forward to today and holla, all we wanna’ do is get our hands on the latest “Call of Duty” or “Grand Theft Auto.” Don’t you just love that franchise? Iconic! Here’s a stat for all you peeps who love Rockstar Games. GTA 5 broke the Guinness World Record for the highest revenue generated by an entertainment product in 24 hours. In other words, say hello to my little friend! $815.7 million in 24. A cool Austin Powers billion in 3 days. Yowza! Don’t think Pac-Man ever made that much loot at the arcade. So, what else is new in the gaming world this month?
- Batman: Arkham Origins drops on October 25th. This should keep your bat mania in check until Ben Affleck takes over Bat duties from Christian Bale. Oh, say it ain’t so. Bennifer! No, no, Affleck rocked steady behind the camera in The Town and Argo. Speaking of rocking steady, here’s the thing about Arkham Origins. It’s not developed by RockSteady Studios (they handled Arkham Asylum and Arkham City) but by Warner Bros. Fingers crossed they don’t F-it up.
- Bet all you jocks already got your straps in a bunch back in September, when FIFA 14 hit stores. On that note, NBA 2K 14 is gonna’ slam dunk your Xbox in October. It features Euroleague, Crew Mode, and The Path to Greatness, a gameplay mode that allows you to step into the shoes of the great LeBron James throughout different stages of his career.
- Revealed at Gamescom, Sony’s Japan Studios is releasing Rain in October. This adventure/puzzle game boasts some seriously sick graphics, or lack thereof – players are invisible, as are the creatures tracking them, and they can only be seen in the Rain. Aaa..aahh..SO GAY.. chhoooo!!!. Sniff, will the game live up to the hype? Time will tell.
Don’t forget, son. Xbox One is set to bounce in November. Now is probably the best time to convince that Auntie of yours to drop the crossword and try her hand at some Modern Warfare. “Aim for the head, Aunt Pinto… we gotta’ see some brains spill out!”