The Playlist: January 2010

Without putting too fine a point on it, this Christmas was largely a flop for gamers, with a paltry amount of titles released during the biggest buying season of the year. We know Modern Warfare 2 scared many publishers into postponing their games’ releases into 2010, but why do the publishers persist with dumping all their games into November without giving December so much as a sniff? Well, that remains a mystery, but it’s the start of a new year and thankfully there are several enticing titles awaiting us in January alone. Here’s a look at this month’s release list – and it makes for far better reading than last month’s.

Can No More Heroes 2 achieve more commercial success than its predecessor?

This month’s new releases

Bayonetta – January 5th (360, PS3)
Darksiders – January 5th (Xbox 360, PS3)
Divinity II: Ego Draconis – January 5th (PC)
Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age – January 5th (PC)
Fast Food Panic – January 5th (DS) – January 16th (Wii)
Learn Chess – January 5th (DS)
My Fitness Coach 2: Exercise and Nutrition – January 5th (Wii)
Rail Cargo Simulation – January 5th (PC)
Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond – Jan 6th (360 XBLA), Jan 7th (PS3 PSN)
[DLC] Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot – Jan 7th (PS3 PSN) Jan 2010 (PC)
Alien Zombie Death – January 9th (PSP)
Army of Two: The 40th Day – January 12th (360, PS3, PSP)
Daniel X: The Ultimate Power -January 12th (Wii, DS)
Escape the Museum -January 12th (DS)
Girls Life: Sleepover Party – January 12th (Wii)
Sands of Destruction – January 12th (DS)
The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces – January 12th (Wii)
Twin Sector – January 12th (PC)
Vancouver 2010: Official Videogame / Winter Olympic Games – Jan 12th (360, PS3, PC)
Walk It Out – January 12th (Wii)
Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter – January 13th (360 XBLA)
Starship Defense – January 18th (DS)
Bejeweled Twist – January 19th (DS)
Dark Void – January 19th (360, PS3, PC)
Glory of Heracles – January 19th (DS)
Jambo! Safari Animal Rescue – January 19th (DS)
KORG DS-10 Plus – January 19th (DS)
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection – January 19th (Wii)
Satisfashion – January 19th (Wii)
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis – January 19th (PC, Wii, DS)
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – January 19th (PSP, PS2)
Number Battle – January 25th (DSi)
Blood Bowl – January 26th (PC, 360 XBLA)
Hotel Giant 2 – January 26th (PC)
Imagine: Party Planner – January 26th (DS)
The Legend of Kay – January 26th (DS)
MAG – January 26th (PS3)
Mass Effect 2 – January 26th (Xbox 360, PC)
No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle – January 26th (Wii)
Personal Fitness for Men – January 26th (DS)
Personal Fitness for Women – January 26th (DS)
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All Stars – January 26th (Wii)
TNA Impact! Cross the Line – January 26th (PSP)

[DLC] Assassin’s Creed 2: Battle of Forli – Jan 2010 (360 XBLA, PS3 PSN)
[DLC] Assassin’s Creed 2: Bonfire of the Vanities – Jan 2010(360 XBLA, PS3 PSN)
Bomb Squad: NY – January 31st (PC)
Dragon Master – January 31st (DS)
Montesca Corral – January 31st (PC)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – January 31st (PC)
Shoot 1UP – January 31st (360 XBLA)
Silas – January 31st (PC)
Wolfschanze II – January 31st (PC)

Page 2: What’s on the TGR Playlist?

Bayonetta has emerged to become one of 2010’s most eagerly anticipated titles

What’s on the TGR Playlist?

Bayonetta, because I have a thing for chicks with glasses.”
Dave Taylor, Staff Writer

Serious Sam HD – nothing like the stress relief of mindlessly shooting whatever stands in front of you.”
Jennifer Allen, Staff Writer

Bayonetta, Darksiders, No More Heroes 2, and Mass Effect 2. Four titles – it’s that kind of month.”
Jeffrey Matulef, Associate Editor

“I’m sure it would be Mass Effect 2 if I could just finish the first one…”
Sinan Kubba, Editorial & Features Director

“Mine’s a Mass Effect 2, please.”
Gideon Heap, Staff Writer

“Both Bayonetta and Mass Effect 2 will be taking many, many hours of my life.”
Chris Poirier, Community Manager

“Very excited for Bayonetta, also have an inkling that Dark Void could be awesome.”
Dave Whitelaw, Staff Writer

The Playlist returns in Feburary

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