March 1 - March 5
Everyone has their own individual markers of spring that they dream of in the darkest days of winter as the harbinger of warmth and life in bloom. For some here in the interminably cold north it is the arrival of the first Robin of the year, for others the day when the street sweepers begin their annual cleansing of the salt encrusted roads. For me, it is the week when all the baseball games are released.
It's not that I play baseball, in life real or virtual. When it comes to these games, I simply can not discriminate at the plate between errant pitches or strikes, so I simply swing at everything. I once swung, and I swear to God this is true, at the pitcher throwing to first base. Still it's not what the baseball games are that I care about, but what they represent.
Normally the battle between MLB2K10 and The Show is pretty much all we'd have to talk about this week, but 2010 has proven itself to be anything but tepid and predictable. As you sit and wait for Heavy Rain to work on your PS3 again, you might take out your Sony frustrations with some Battlefield Bad Company 2 action -- though, I'd highly recommend you do so on the 360 or PC.
Bad Company 2 gets my nod for Game of the Week. While Supreme Commander 2 is also releasing this week for those of you with a penchant for RTS games who were not absorbed into the Starcraft 2 beta hive mind, a disappointing demo left me cold, and at this time of the year the last thing I want is more cold.