June 27 - July 1
Maybe it's ignorance on my part, maybe consumer laziness, but for so many different games being delivered in so many different formats this week, I can't find really anything that piques my curiosity. There's some new versions of Street Fighter IV, Dynasty Warriors and Resident Evil, but the best thing I can find to talk about is a seven year-old game that's getting the download treatment on a download platform I wouldn't touch if you paid me.
That should all be pretty typical for the dog days of summer, though. I feel like we've gotten a bit spoiled over the past year or two with what seems like an endless array of weekly games worth talking about, and rather than being maudlin about the whole thing, maybe that should be a point of celebration. Barely a day goes by anymore without something new and shiny tempting me to slip. It's easy, for me at least, to fall quickly from enjoying the treat of constant consumerism stimulation to feeling entitled that a week should not go by without offering me a meaningful experience.
Besides, I'm knee-deep in F.E.A.R. 3 and Space Pirates and Zombies (see this week's upcoming Conference Call on Wednesday), so maybe my not finding inspiration in this week's release list is actually a survival mechanism. No Game of the Week for me this week. Maybe I'll even go outside and do something summery.