Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
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And BOOM, suddenly we have some releases to get our teeth (and credit cards) stuck into this week. After a long spell of relative quietness, there's no less than three games hitting stores around the world that are worthy of your time. And Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL.

It's a nice mix too. So shooter fans get to grapple with the tactical complexities of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, RPG fans can indulge their pawn addiction with Dragon's Dogma and racing fans get to smash the crap out of everyone with DiRT Showdown (but not in the US). Something for everyone. Kinda.

Elsewhere, there's a couple of other bits and bobs. Aussies get Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL, North America gets the men in, the men in, the Men In Black game Alien Crisis, while Asia gets Mushihimesama HD and a spangly Premium edition of Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward 4.

More weeks like this please.

Australia (via

  • Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Dirt Showdown

Europe (via

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Dragon's Dogma
  • Dirt Showdown

North America (via

  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
  • Dragon's Dogma  
  • Men In Black: Alien Crisis

Asia (via

  • Monster Hunter Frontier Online Forward.4 Premium Package
  • Dragon's Dogma 
  • Mushihimesama HD


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Comment #1 by MyPetWorm
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:27:34 AM
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Future close now...

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Comment #2 by forceablerope
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:28:31 AM
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dammit capcom release monster hunter over here on a proper console not handheld

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Comment #3 by deadseadrop
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:34:08 AM
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Dirt is not out this week in the US. It was delayed until mid June.

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Comment #4 by Empty Seven Man
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:36:40 AM
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I can't see Tom Clancy's dragon showdown on there, sounds good though

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Comment #5 by Earth Djinn
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:36:51 AM
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Ghost Recon for me.

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Comment #6 by dirge
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:37:54 AM
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Been looking to get Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL for my sons birthday.

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Comment #7 by Norninja
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:40:09 AM
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Some good games coming out this week.

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Comment #8 by Vigor
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:42:56 AM
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Backlog too big, waiting for a sale :P

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Comment #9 by SlySi1976
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:47:57 AM
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Ghost and dirt for me

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Comment #10 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 05:00:36 AM
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Somebody should make Tom Clancys Dragon Showdown, stat!

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Comment #11 by Baihu1983
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 05:32:31 AM
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Be warned, both console version need to install data on hard drives

No word on how much is needed on the 360 version.

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Comment #12 by allusiveturtle
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 05:51:38 AM
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I'm somewhat confused! According to Men In Black comes out on PS3 and X-box 360 on the 25th of May ie. this week. So, who's right?

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Comment #13 by allusiveturtle
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 05:52:44 AM
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Sorry to double post - I should add that I meant Men in Black is coming out this week in the UK, ie. Europe. Has it been missed off the list?

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Comment #14 by SyndicateKing
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 06:16:39 AM
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i thought men in black was out this week,

i think its been missed off the list as @13 says,

buying Dragons dogma,

renting dirt showdown, men in black alien crisis and ghost recon,

lot to play and with a week off coming up, guna be kept busy lol

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Comment #15 by Akuza
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 07:10:16 AM
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Dirt showdown definite buy.

I'll wait until ghost recon goes cheaper, was in the beta didn't think it was fantastic..

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Comment #16 by tkhbecker
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 07:25:50 AM
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@2 & 7- Agreed

@6- I bout the first one for my 8 y/o and he enjoys it alot. Havent heard bout the XL... Hope he hasnt either.

OT: Cant wait to go to my local Gamestop for the midnight release, eventho Im not getting TCGRFS my friend will let me pick up Dragon's Dogma

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Comment #17 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 08:30:35 AM
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I want Dirt Showdown and Dragons Dogma but sadly I've got no money or time for them to join my collection. Best get working on what I've got.

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Comment #18 by cheevo360
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 08:41:18 AM
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My birthday today and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and DiRT Showdown will be part of my birthday gifts but already preordered and also Dragon's Dogma and Men in Black: Alien Crisis preordered.

Cannot wait for them arrives this week. Big week for achievements and lots of fun to play for single-player.

Thank to you for Max Payne, Ghost Recon and DiRT made their comeback for my birthday time. Love you Rockstar Games, Ubisoft and Codemasters!!! :D

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Comment #19 by lam47
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 08:44:38 AM
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Mushihimesama 1.5 for me!

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Comment #20 by sniper mantis
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 09:07:03 AM
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@2 monster hunter tri???

OT: dragons dogma, dragons dogma, DRAGONS DOGMA!!!!

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Comment #21 by LAzTwisted Child
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 10:06:05 AM
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my dads bought dragons dogma cant fricking wait, been excited since 2010. my dads getting future soldier so ill try it out if i like it ill buy it, but im trying to save money for ac3,borderlands2,dishonoured,halo 4,bioshock infinite,da3O(when its properly announced) and a load of other games that are already out

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Comment #22 by Barad
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 10:41:17 AM
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WIll be getting both DiRT and Ghost Recon!

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Comment #23 by Restricted-Access
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 02:40:52 PM
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@21. I've never seen anyone openly post that he has two "dads!" I'm not judging... it's just a bold move.

OT: Looking forward to the new Ghost Recon game. For anyone in the U.S.... Best Buy has 50%-off the Strategy Guide for Ghost Recon Future Soldier, when purchased with the game (makes it $9.99 instead of $19.99).

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Comment #24 by Iz NIGHTMARE zI
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 02:58:26 PM
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ghost recon and dragons dogma for me

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Comment #25 by Grossmesser
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 04:02:30 PM
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Just 6 more hours until I leave to go pick up Dragon's Dogma at my Gamestop's midnight release. Can. Not. Wait. Played the demo to death, getting ready to play it for real. Get your game on tonight, people!

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Comment #26 by MajorMercyFlush
Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 09:37:24 PM
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#23 - hahaha I think he meant "Dads" as in "Dad has/is". If not, kudos to him.

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Comment #27 by lam47
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 05:03:47 AM
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#21 #23 #26

I think this is just a wonderful example of why punctuation is so important, and why it's a shame the Internet and texting is destroying the English language.

Without the apostrophe he has two dads.
With it his dad has bought the game (dad's)

Eats Shoots and Leaves is a wonderful book about punctuation.

Back on topic. I'm finding Dragons Dogma a bit janky. Ghost Recon is amazing! The graphics are phenomenal!
Now I can't wait for mushihimesama.


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Comment #28 by Imperium 36CF
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:12:12 AM
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I'm still torn between Dragon's Dogma and Max Payne 3. Really cannot make my mind up.

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Comment #29 by SyndicateKing
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 06:56:33 AM
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@28 dragons dogma will last you much longer i think,

well im buying DD

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Comment #30 by Zombiechild
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 @ 07:26:39 AM
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getting both thanks to GAME's Trade in offer ( extra £10 store credit for every 3 games.. 50 games traded) hmm.. hopefully will help me forget how god awful MaxPayne3 was :(

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US May 22, 2012
Europe May 25, 2012

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