Let this serve as a reminder. A good portion of gamers will be stuck at homes -- their parents' homes, typically -- this Christmas. A good portion of you will be surrounded the never-ending noise of family, arguing over the same old meaningless rubbish that never seems to die.

Wouldn't it be good if you had something, besides alcohol and too much food, that could easily unify everyone while quelling their negativity for a short time? As it turns out, there is something. And it's launching next week.