This Week In... OMG MW3 And Skyrim!

We've had some big releases already this year -- Uncharted 3 last week, Battlefield 3 the week before -- but this week is the big one. We have Modern Warfare 3, which will undoubtedly shift a ridiculous amount of units, and the Kotaku people's champ Skyrim. Woe betide any other title that dares release alongside them.

Cars 2 (3DS) What is it? Game about that Pixar movie -- you know the one you don't care about probably? Why didn't they make the Incredibles 2 instead?! Should you care? They should've made the Incredible 2 instead.

Modern Warfare 3 (360/PS3/PC) What is it? The most anticipated game of all time says the ad on the telly -- but I'm more interested in how these guys pulled it off with a skeleton staff at Infinity Ward and a second studio. I have faith. Should you care? There does seem to be a bit of a mini Modern Warfare backlash, but I've always enjoyed them.

Motionsports Adrenaline (PS3) What is it? I'm assuming this is the PS3's version of Wii Sports. Should you care? I'm pretty sure this game isn't Skyrim.

Shinobi (3DS) What is it? A reboot of the Shinobi series. Should you care? This is the first I'm hearing about this. Shame, because I like Shinobi.

The Black Eyed Peas Experience (360/Wii) What is it? Another dance game from Ubisoft? Should you care? Anyone getting a Guitar Hero, milking the genre dry, vibe from this?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360/PS3/PC) What is it? It's that game the kids are all talking about. Should you care? Even if you don't care, you should totally care.


    Meh [trollface.jpg]

    I'm well aware that my feelings go against the crowd, but the past couple of weeks excited me far more than this week's releases. I hope that the wait is worth if for those of you anticipating Skyrim, though!

    THEN Assassin's Creed Revelations the tuesday after!

      After finishing Uncharted, Assassin's Creed is my next most anticipated. (Although If Arkham City for the PC stayed on schedule, I'd be all over that.)

      Yep... AssRev is my next major want, I'm happy that I only finished AssBro a few months ago, I wouldn't have been able to deal with a longer wait, I need closure! Even though I know it's going to be the same and nothing will be resolved until ACIII is released this time next year. :p

      That won't stop me from picking up MW3 this week and maybe Skyrim, plus Saints Row 3 next week also.

        please dont call it AssBro, it just sounds too silly

    Skyrim! Skyrim! Skyrim!
    Here's hoping ozgameshop gets it out ASAP

      In the same boat. They've been pretty good lately and hopefully they ship before the release date.

        Thats good to know. This is actually the fist time I've used them. This year has finally broken me from paying $100 for each game. There's just too many of them

          I hope it works for you mate, But my friend STILL hasn't got his BF3 copy from them, and I wrote to them asking if my Skyrim will be arriving anywhere near release date...and all they said was 'sorry, probably not' and gave me back my money.


            Delivery times can be pretty random but that has more to do with postal services and customs. I've had a game arrive in 10 days but the last order took just over 3 weeks.

            I'm more burnt about the cloth maps. I placed a pre-order of Skyrim 2 weeks before they confirmed the pre-orders would come with cloth maps. Then to be told "tough, we didn't order enough of them" was like a kick in the nuts. They're only getting my money still due to prices but if I have to wait 4 weeks next time then it's back to local retailers - price be damned!

      I'm hoping they take their time and the shipping is a bit slower, so by the time it releases they'll have fixed all the bugs. It's Bethesda, after all.

        im still waiting on my copy of arkham asylum from them. it takes ages for the game to arrive but its kind of worth it for the price.

        they say it takes 4-12 working days for games to arrive but apparently thats aus posts fault not ogs

    Skryim's one game I hope they don't break street date for. The date's just so damn cool.

      They can't break it for PC since it uses steamworks, you could get the physical copy of it early but still doesn't change the steam wont unlock it till Friday morning.

      My logical side of my brain agrees with you completely.
      My fangirl side of my brain goes squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I wanna play it nownownownownownownownownownownownownow.

      Needless to say, the logical side is kind of getting drowned out at the moment.

      Argh! I cant stand the wait for skyrim, somebody break street date soon D:

    Remember that week when both Zumba Fitness and Trainz Simulator 2012 came out?
    Damn, that was a good week.
    This is week is okay, I suppose.

      I have missed you sooooo much.
      Don't ever leave us again... ever!

    Skyrim and then Saints Row a few days later? Oh god, my poor wallet, why did I get the collector's edition for both!?

      I'll most likely wait til christmas for saints 3, I cant see myself playing anything but skyrim for a while

    Have them both pre-ordered. Totally pumped. Couldn't come at a better time either, I need to stop going out and spending all my money.

    What's with the five year old promo shot for Oblivion? I lol'd...

    And if only I had money. So many games I've had to miss out on this year ;_;

      Well at least someone else noticed:D

    Not a looker in the bunch.


    Despite the mini backlash of MW3, I will still pick it up. I don't care of MP but I care about SP. :)

    Man, I hammered through Batman to be ready for Skyrim, but my copy of Uncharted 3 is about to arrive, and skyrim and skyward sword also demand patronage.

    I would go as far as saying this is the most dense gaming release schedule I can remember.

      It really is. I can't remember so many consecutive releases that I have been so keen to buy.

      I think it must be happening 'cuz the gaming gods know I am totally broke and will be until the foreseeable future. So can't buy anything but one game this year, pretty much... they are very cruel.

        I can't speak for a lot of other releases, but Batman was both excellent, and provided a lot of bang for your buck. It took me about 20 hrs to beat the campaign (on hard) and I haven't found even half the riddler trophies or touched the riddler challenges. Then there's new game+. I think there is at least another 20 hours of content there.

        Of course, I suspect Skyrim will be my GotY.

    The leaked first 20 minutes of skyrim looks bad :( horses turning on turntables etc

    sadly, i'm more excited about ultimate marvel vs capcom than any of these games...

    i may pick up skyrim a bit later though...

    screw everything else but Skyrim

    Skyrim, I care. But my big ass collectors edition is coming from the Amazon. :(

    Also I'm getting a Peter Griffin song vibe from Shinobi. Alright it's a little off but still...

    Skyrim Skyrim Skyrim!

      I'm buying Skyrim locally and am importing Saints Row 3 so I have time to play Skyrim while the postage camel slowly makes its way with SR3

    I lif in a mounteen in rushha, i will nut be able to play thes guood loking game fur tu hole english no good

    Aww yeah, Skyrim Collector's edition, here I come!

    Screw that groovy Skyrim release date. I sincerely hope it gets broken.
    [fidget] Want. Now. [scratch]

    Ordered my copy of Skyrim from ozgameshop, so hopefully the fact that it will take a while to get here pays off, seeing as i start exams on the 11th... Only problem is my last is not till the 17th and ill have to ward off Saints Row 3's advances before then as well...

      i know the feeling. i have skyrim preordered but my exams start the following monday and finish the 25th. such a long wait! i must resist the urge to open the case when it comes friday or monday............

    Ooh, Shinobi. Never played one before, but the trailers and stuff for it looked cool. Had no idea it was due out so soon though.

    Honestly do not care about any other game on the list :P

    They did make an Incredibles 2. It was called Watchmen.

    Or... wait, what?

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