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Posted by Articles [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 January 2013, 12:02 pm

I can't help but feel like the video game biz is stuck holding its breath. I'm grateful there are several games to look forward to through the early Spring, but I can't shake the feeling that there is a ton of other stuff out there waiting to be announced until MS and or Sony pull the trigger on announcing new hardware.

Maybe my scrying eye has become myopic, but as I look past April or May there seems very little that has crystallized as the things to be looking forward to in the year writ large. I've said before that a lot of my enjoyment and enthusiasm for the video game industry, notwithstanding the actual final products, is the anticipation of coming games. I can't help but feel like this year, unlike previously, I can't really point to October and November and look forward to the games I will obsess over as the leaves fall and the snows take.

It's a small problem to have, and really only one that would occur to me during such a downtime for the industry as a whole, but aside from the assumption that there will be a Madden and Call of Duty slapped in there somewhere, I don't think I could say with any certainty what I will be plugging into my Steam library or console disc tray come November.

For this week, I'm giving the nod for Game of the Week to DmC: Devil May Cry, which is apparently a game set in a parallel universe to the well known and well trodden franchise. Essentially a reboot of the series, DmC is being developed by Ninja Theory which is responsible for 2010's woefully under appreciated Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.

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