The drought has broken. Sort of. This week Blizzard releases its first console game. That should, by all rights, be a very, very big deal indeed. The game is Diablo III and, by most accounts it's a pretty good port. I'm calling it early: the Christmas rush begins here. The flood is coming. Gird your wallets.
Chess 2: The Sequel (PC)
What is it? Probably the most ridiculous name for a game ever. Sure, make a weird version of chess, but call it something different. Why the hell would one of the oldest and most refined board games in the history of man need a sequel? Should you care? I suppose it looks alright. Hard for me to get over that title!
Commando Jack (PC)
What is it? An award winning tower defence game, originally released on mobile devices. Should you care? I'm sure it's great, but this is a crowded genre on PC...
Detective Grimoire (PC)
What is it? An indie adventure game with a dazzling art style. Sort of like a PC Professor Layton. Should you care? You should definitely care. It looks good. Great characters, solid puzzles.
Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls (360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4)
What is it? It's a Blizzard game on consoles! Should you care? I care a lot. I missed on Diablo III, I think I'll try it on console.
Hotline Miami (PS4)
What is it? It's the best. It's just the best. Should you care? I'd say you should get this on the Vita if you can, but any format is good. Such a great game.
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (PS3/PS4)
What is it? It's the shooter thing that's based on Plants vs Zombies, now on PlayStation. Should you care? This is pretty good. We're still waiting on the big guns coming through. If you have money to burn -- why not?
What is it? A 're-imagining' of the NES classic on PC. Should you care? Fans of the original game really seem to love this.
What are you buying? Let us know in the comments below.