We're getting closer and closer to the understanding that the video games industry is not the same as the toy industry - that is, it's actually possible to sell things when it's not Christmas. That said, January is a lonely month for game releases. Platinum fans will already be onto Anarchy Reigns, and of course we all have our piles of shame to play, but this week it's all about one game... And it rhymes with Schmevil Schmay Schmy.
DmC Devil May Cry
What is it? A divisive reimagining of the Devil May Cry games with a younger, edgier Dante protagonist. It aims to stay true to the original style of fast, combo-oriented combat. Should I care? That's a very good question. Changing such an iconic character as Dante has already made some people angry, even though it's been hinted that this is just a younger Dante. With the studio behind Heavenly Sword and Enslaved, you can expect a capable narrative. But question marks are over if they can replicate the depth of combat, and epic scale of boss fights.
Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
What is it? A campaign extension for the addictive shooter Borderlands 2. Should I care? This takes place on an entirely new continent called Aegrus, and promises a "lengthy" and "challenging" trek to try and bag bigger game than you can find on the mainland. C'mon. You know you can't resist those little numbers popping up when you shoot.
World of Warcraft Monopoly
What is it? It's come down to this, folks. We're posting about a board game. Should I care? Don't expect any major changes to the game. If you're a massive WoW fan, and need to have inns on Orgrimmar and the Undercity, now is the time.
Spellforce 2: The Golden Fool
What is it? A campaign extension for a game that's "70% RPG and 30% RTS". Should I care? You'll know if you like Spellforce 2, and this gives you four more hours of it. The Golden Fool is the second scenario for Faith in Destiny, and sees you playing as one of the NPCs in the lead-up to the game's main events.