December 12 - December 16
If you look at the seven actual games scheduled to be released this week, it's easy to conclude that there's nothing worth getting worked up about again, but actually the reality is more complicated than the release list says it is. There are actually two big game centerpieces this week.
The first is the Back to Karkand DLC that launches for Battlefield 3 this week. For about 10 days there I was playing Battlefield 3 every single night on the GWJ server, an experience that I wholly endorse. Unfortunately Skyrim released shortly after and after 2 full work week's worth of time lost in Tamriel, BF3 quickly became a bloody memory. This DLC might have been just the thing to get me back in to EA's phenomenal shooter, except ...
Star Wars: The Old Republic begins to open its doors this week to preorders beginning on Tuesday. Though the official release is still a week away, the number of people who will be granted access into this game will be measured certainly in the hundreds of thousands, and possibly even the millions. And, yes, I admit it. I will be watching my e-mail very carefully for that precious, precious correspondence saying that I have access to immediately get in an hour long server queue to kill Sith Space Rats.
- FlatOut 3: Chaos and Destruction
- X3: Albion Prelude
- Joe Danger Special Edition (XBLA - $15)
- Family Feud Decades (PSN)
- Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights
- I Heart Geeks