The Holiday Gaming Season

With Halloween on the horizon you know it's almost the holiday season.  In the world of gaming this means tons of new releases, holiday marketing pushes, and special events in our favorite games.  MMOs especially love to celebrate holidays with their own versions of real life holidays.

There are a lot of games that I want to try out this release season.  We're finally in the opposite of the summer slump.  The holiday release season was kicked off by Halo Reach late last month and is followed by Fable III, The Force Unleashed II, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and World of Warcraft Cataclysm.  Those are the main games I want to get my hands on in the next couple of months.

Those are just the games on my personal list, there are many other titles hoping to get their fair share of holiday spending.  Playstation Move is out and the Xbox Kinect will be released on November 4th.  Those new motion control systems should both be huge with the younger crowd, if not the hardcore gamers.  Kirby's Epic Yarn, Castlevania Lord of Shadows, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty: Black Ops are just a few more offerings on the table that should do well at retail.

 WoW's Headless Horseman

Virtual worlds and MMOs are gearing up for the holidays with their own celebrations.  World of Warcraft has already had Brewfest and All Hallows Eve is just around the corner.  Most well established MMOs have some form of holiday festivities.

Last night when I logged in to League of Legends I was surprised to find a Halloween tileset for the main 5v5 map as well as all of the lesser minions having pumpkin masks.  It was awesome!  Not only that, but they introduced a new hero as an added benefit.

The holiday season is a great time to be a gamer.  With a mass of new releases and celebrations happening in our favorite virtual worlds which part of holiday gaming are you most looking forward to?


  1. There are surprisingly few games coming this holiday season that interest me at all. I'll be using the time to catch up on my backlog instead.

  2. Nice, I hope you have some good games in your backlog. I love the feeling of getting caught it. I always feel like I accomplished something, even though they're just video games.


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