August 22 — August 26
I was sorely tempted to just write the words Deus Ex: Human Revolution in this space, and nothing else. Sadly, brevity is not my forte, and the thought of such a minimalist The Week Ahead without any occasionally condescending commentary was too much for me to bear. The industry, however, has no such qualms and seems to have uniformly conceded the entire week to what will hopefully be a return to form for one of my favorite video game series of all time.
Essentially you may consider this the official kick-off week for the Fall Gaming Season, and what a season it's shaping up to be. Yes, a lot of what you will be seeing this year is high profile sequels, but if you can get past that fact, there are some pretty damn good sequels to be looking forward to. Games like Skyrim, Gears 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Forza 4 and Uncharted 3 are just a sampling of the titles screaming toward release over the next 12 weeks.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm going to have to make some hard decisions over the next 3 months, and by hard decisions I specifically mean which meal I plan to phase out of my diet so I can afford those games. I think probably lunch, it's really over rated and I can never find a good place to eat anyway.
If for some reason Deus Ex isn't your bag, then while you wait for the DNA testing to return the bad news that you are an alien, you could consider World of Tanks on the PC, Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition on XBLA & PSN, or Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overlocked on the 3DS. And that's it for this week, there is genuinely nothing else.