Start flipping open those cute puppy calendars your parents bought you, and pull out your Sharpies, because it's time to get down to the temporal nitty gritty on entertainment in 2013. We've got lots of (hopefully) great, big games, movies and more to look forward to this year. My wallet cringes at the thought.
To help you plan out your upcoming couch hours, here's a chronological look at the essentials on the horizon; from games to hardware, events, movies and TV. Things still waiting on a specific release date are down at the bottom.
January 15 - DmC: Devil May Cry (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
February 4 - Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) February 5 - Dead Space 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) February 12 - Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U[TBD]) February 19 - Crysis 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360) February 26 - Rayman Legends (Wii U)
March 5 - South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) March 12 - God of War: Ascension (PS3), StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm (PC, Mac) March 19 - Gears of War: Judgement (Xbox 360) March 22-24 - PAX East: The guys behind Penny Arcade host the 4th outing of their Boston based gaming expo. March 25-29 - GDC: The Game Developer's Conference, a professionals-only event where developers network and interact in San Francisco. March 26 - BioShock: Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) March 31 - Game of Thrones Season 3 premieres.
April 12 - Evil Dead released in theatres. April 23 - Dead Island: Riptide (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
May 3 -Iron Man 3 released in theatres. May 7 - The Last of Us (PS3) May 17 - Star Trek Into Darkness released in theatres.
June 11-13 - E3: The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where big publishers gather to show off the year's hottest games. June 14 - Man of Steel released in theatres. June 28 - Kick-Ass 2 released in theatres.
July 12 -Pacific Rim released in theatres. July 26 - The Wolverine released in theatres.
August 13-15 - GDC Europe: The European instance of the aforementioned Game Developers Conference. August 21-25 - Gamescom: The world's largest gaming trade show, held in Germany. August 30 - September 2 - PAX Prime: A massive Seattle-based expo also put on by the Penny Arcade crew.
September 19-22 - Tokyo Game Show: Another very large expo, TGS shows off the newest properties from Eastern developers.
Games/Products/Events Without Dates
Ouya Console (March/April) BlizzCon (August/October): Blizzard's convention is coming back in 2013 after a year hiatus. Pikmin 3 (Spring) [Wii U] Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Spring) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Q1 2013) [3DS] Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington (Q1 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC (Q1 2013) Grand Theft Auto V (Q2 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360] Metro: Last Light (March) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Remember Me (May) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Injustice: Gods Among Us (April) [PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U]
Destiny Star Wars 1313 Watch_Dogs [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Lost Planet 3 [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Deadpool [PS3, Xbox 360] Beyond: Two Souls [PS3, PC, Mac] Fortnite [PC] Rainbow 6: Patriots [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]