Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
While this is another slow week for new video games at retail, The Download proves there's always something interesting to play. Even if you can't find a new indie or a unique new game that bucks all the trends, you could score an awesome deal. Every major platform is running discounts on new and old games, alike.
Scroll down for our mobile game picks for this week. We even have a free code for one reader to download our iOS pick this week.
All quiet on the Nintendo front, but if you haven't played SMT IV, stop wasting time. It's dropped $20 to $29.99 on Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Mobile Game of the Week for iOS and Android devices
iOS: Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider [iTunes Link]
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Players match the correct color (positive/negative) plasma wave to the atom in order to fuse a new element. However, mixing matter with antimatter will quickly make things go boom! With a quick flick, players direct their atoms toward hot plasma—gaining (or losing) energy in the process. The goal is to amass enough energy to attain fusion and level up to the next element in the Periodic Table.
In "Suits and Swords" players lead Captain Black Jack on an epic card-battling journey to free four-card realms from a curse placed by the evil Joker. Suits and Swords is free-to-play and mixes the strategy of playing blackjack with the excitement of a role-playing game.