June 14 - June 18
E3 week is historically a wasteland for new games, at least those focused on traditional gamers, and this year is no exception to that rule. Whether you are among the crowd that can not look away from the alluring siren songs emanating from the left coast, or you pride yourself on being monumentally disaffected by the ridiculous machinations of the endless hype machine, this week is about E3 and E3 alone for the games makers.
It is at least worth noting, though I don't really list direct download titles in The Week Ahead, that Magic the Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers hits Steam, and if I were going to pick a game of the week, this would probably be it. Without the burdensome nonsense of deck creation and the constant need for costly booster packs, Duels is the common man's Magic.
Other than that, it's going to be a long and glorious week of trailers, previews and saturated gaming news. I hate to admit it, but I love it!