Oh, I know what you're thinking: holy humming horsepower havoc, a new Xbox 360 title! Why that must be, by default, the game of the week. After all, it's only the second big release for the system since Microsoft unleashed nearly two dozen systems onto a ravenous public last November. But, nay, my friends, for today's lesson is: if'n you want to be the big dog on the Week Ahead, and I know you do, then release a solid demo with up to date code! And where Full Auto stumbled, Star Wars: Empire at War for the PC succeeded. With a few haunting shades of Rebellion, blended with an interesting take on the traditional RTS model, Empire at War may be that most uncommon breed of Star Wars games, a good one. I'm hoping that Empire at War can quell the troublesome Star Wars nerd inside, because, frankly, I'm sick of hearing him moan about the movies. I mean, that really does get old after a while.
Regardless, let's just be glad we've got some new games to play this week. Good thing too, because unless you're a big Saw II fan, there's not much on the DVD front. Seriously, just look and see.
Star Wars: Empire at War (02/14)
WWII Tank Commander (02/14)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Lockdown (02/14)
Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy (02/14)
Rome: Total War Gold Edition (02/14)
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (02/14)
Full Auto (02/14)
Age of Empires: Age of Kings (02/14)