This week sees the release of the only game I see Black Ops 2 getting out of the way for, Halo 4. That’s not to say that the holiday schedule ended up the way that it did because of this, but of all of the games releasing or released this year, Halo 4 is the only one I can see Black Ops 2 steering clear of. It will be interesting to see how the sales of Halo 4 do against the sales of Black Ops 2, what with Black Ops 2 having a significant base on the PS3.
Oh, other games come out this week too. Little Big Planet gets a kart racer on the PS3, the Mass Effect trilogy gets a combined release and Harvest Moon hits the 3DS.
Whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Independent or something else altogether, I think we can all agree that a standing army of armor clad super soldiers would be awesome. Right up until they overthrow the government, that is. Halo 4 has such a soldier, and he seems to have done pretty well for himself. Barnes was quite taken with the game, as was most other reviewers on the planet. Despite having quite the backlog, alas, these good reviews may have worked their magic upon me, possibly pulling me into a launch day purchase.
I don’t know why the Mass Effect Trilogy is only getting a 360 and PC this week with the PS3 release coming a month later. I wonder if that’s the remnants of 360 exclusivity hanging on for dear life. Whenever it comes out, that’s a lot of silly sex scenes and crazed scientist punching. Say goodnight Manual.
LittleBigPlanet Karting brings the player fueled creation and sharing of levels to the world of karting. I look forward to the first fully functional scientific calculator made completely our of kart racers.
Harvest Moon: A New Beginning has more farming and uh, farming and maybe some, well, farming. It’s just farming, right? Just a game of farming?
Chaos on Deponia, the sequel to Deponia, comes out in North America this week, following a German release earlier this year. I have a code and will be playing this one, once I work through my backlog of other games.
Ragnarok: Tactics is here to tell you that yes, they still are making games for the PSP.
Toys R US – Two for $40 on a bunch of DS and 3DS games. There’s a whole bunch of them, so either check your local store of hit up the ad at ToysRUs.com. Get a free $10 gift card with purchase of any game $59.99 or up, get a free $40 gift card with purchase of two games priced $59.99 and up. Save $20 on purchase of Halo 4 and the Halo 4 themed 12+1 Xbox Live Gold subscription card.
Target – Free $10 gift card with purchase of Halo 4 and, wait for it, Doritos and Mountain Dew. Get a free $20 gift card with purchase of Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle.
Best Buy – Save 50% on the Halo 4 Collector’s Edition strategy guide with purchase of Halo 4. Get a free $20 gift card with purchase of Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle. Get Medal of Honor: Warfighter for $49.99. Free $10 gift card with purchase of Toy Story Mania.