Portal 2. Portal 2. Portal 2. The release for Portal 2 is so exciting that even my wife asked me about it. My wife, who can't play first person shooters. She loved Portal, and in a lot of ways she's more excited than me about the release of the game. As for other games? Well there are a few, but I can't wait to finally play one of the true game of the year contenders. It's been a weak first quarter for games in 2011, things are finally about to pick up.
Forza 3 Ultimate Edition (360) What is it? Ah, so this is why a copy of this game landed on my desk this week. Must be some sort of amalgamated DLC bonanza version of Forza 3. Should you care? Forza 3 is boss, so yes. Unless you already have a copy. In which case, no.
LEGA Ninjago (DS) What is it? Some sort of LEGO DS game. Should you care? Personally, I'm very much over LEGO games in general.
AFL Live (360/PS3/PC) What is it? An aussie developed version of the sport everyone in Melbourne goes gaga for. Should you care? It's been a while since we've had a proper AFL game. I don't expect it to be awesome, but it plugs a gap.
Operation Flashpoint Red River (360/PS3/PC) What is it? Another entry into to the Flashpoint series, the more po-faced, serious shooter. Should you care? Has a solid following. Never been my thing, but doesn't mean it's bad.
Portal 2 (360/PS3/PC) What is it? OMG. Should you care? OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG [head explodes] .
SOCOM Special Forces (PS3) What is it? Move enabled version of the PS3 stalwart. Should you care? This series has been slowly decreasing in relevance, sadly motion control hasn't reversed that trend.
The Conduit 2 (Wii) What is it? SEGA get a second kick and creating the definitive Wii shooter. Should you care? Ashamed to say I haven't really been keeping tabs on this...
Trainz Simulator 12 (PC) What is it? A game where an 's' is replaced with a 'z'. Should you care? When you switch out 's' for 'z', you lose a little of my respect. See Catz, Dogz for further reference.