OPEN THREAD: Fall Video Games, Spike Your Cider and Ready Your Thumbs

The summer lull is long over. Yes, the games of fall 2010 are upon us (almost!) and this season doesn’t look too shabby, not one bit. A handful of huge hits have surely already zerged/headshotted your summer doldrums;  Starcraft II, Halo: Reach, and Sid Meier’s Civilization V probably kept your hands full for a while there, but it’s time to look forward. Onward and upward, right?

Here are my top choices for Most Anticipated Games Ever (of Fall 2010). They already have me stocking my fridge with beer and caffeine in a 1:1 ratio and painstakingly hand-picking my finest gaming hoodie (all gamebians wears hoodies, right?). Someone put one on this girl. Here we go.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (12/7)

You know this. I’ve been playing World of Warcraft for the past three years, pretty solidly for a few, and ain’t nothing getting between me and Cataclysm come December 7th.Hitting the newest expansion in WoW right alongside your whole server is a gaming climate like no other. Be there.

Fallout: New Vegas (10/19)

I haven’t played the critically acclaimed predecessors of Fallout: New Vegas, but this time around I’m looking forward to being on board. I’m ready to wreak a little havoc on the post-apocalypse, and blowing shit up in Las Vegas (a city seemingly filled with even more horrors, pre-apocalypse, than Los Angeles) sounds absolutely lovely. And hey, a Newark expansion pack could be cool too, right?

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (11/16)

Obviously I’m all over WoW like level 2 hot pants on a night elf, but this Assassin’s Creed sequel may just pickpocket my heart. I love a first person shooter as much as the next girl, but Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood offers a totally original take on multiplayer that could really revitalize multi-asshole gaming as we know it. The series has always rewarded brains over brawn, and employing the existing single-player mechanics to a large-scale assassination free-for-all sounds downright sublime.

I could’ve included a wheelbarrow’s worth of other upcoming games in this list (like Fable III and Medal of Honor, to name a few) but brevity is the soul of wit, or something. And I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that all y’all delightful ladygamers out there are ready and raring for a bunch of new releases this fall, so let’s hear it!

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  1. Video games always seems like something I should be into, but either they take too much effort (all that equipment!) or I just get bored (my poor Sims families never get enough attention).

  2. I’m excited for Rock band 3 to come out October 26 because Tegan and Sara’s The Con will be playable. IT’S GOING TO BE LIKE I’M TEGAN AND SARA PLAYING/SINGING THEIR SONG. but not really. Also there’s going to be a metric song. I also super can’t wait for Bioshock: Infinite to be released in 2012. I need that game, and I need it now.

  3. I’m gonna be honest… I only clicked on the link to see the hot girl in her panties. I quickly lose interest in any console postdating the Super Nintendo, but pretty girls are always relevant.

  4. Things I want for Christmas? A girlfriend who plays WoW so that I can justify starting to play it when it’s obvious that I have no time.

    Sex is a good enough justification for most things, right?

  5. I still have a SNES. See I had this girlfriend once and we were together for damn near four years and when she moved out it was all “I don’t love you anymore, I really want some peen!” via text message and six weeks later she was knocked up and married and didn’t want any of her belongings from our apartment anymore, just the bank account and my sanity, so I ended up with an SNES.

    I also ended up with a mountain of debt, about fifteen million Suzanne Brockmann novels and a thorough knowledge of how much tequila is too much tequila but hey, I got an SNES out of it. And Mario All-Stars. Can’t go wrong with Mario All-Stars.

  6. Oooh, sometimes I wish I still played WoW when I see cool updates and expansions. I’m excited for Brotherhood though. I’ve always liked AC, and it’ll be fun to have multiplayer. I also hope that they just keep refining it until it’s perfect.

    Also, pictures of girls playing video games are nice. ^ ~

  7. Dear Taylor,
    I have a confession.
    I might have been a little bit drunk on some white wine when I left my first comment. Which is why it sort of sounds like you’re being shouted at by an angry, drunk crazy person. I’m sorry about this. What I meant to say was:

    I really can’t wait for Dead Space 2. The first one was actually legitimately frightening and there’s not much I love more from my games than a good fright. Sims 3 is also coming soon and I’m looking forward to acting out on my occasional god complex. And like Sam already mentioned: BioShock Infinite!! I’m really glad it comes out before December 2012. I’ll be okay with the world ending as long as I get to soar those not so friendly skies first.

    There, I contributed actual thoughts. Once again, I’m sorry for my inebriated outburst.


  8. Fable III, obv, is one of the BIG things for this year. I’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption pretty solidly through the summer, so I need something else to take its place. I totally *heart* Fable II, so really looking forward to new one.

    Re WoW Cataclysm: In prep for her final year of the PhD, my wifey quit WoW. It was painful for all involved. However, now she’s finished, so I fear I’ll lose her to the WoW expansion again in December…sigh. I’m considering the ‘if you can’t beat em, join em’ approach – I do have a level 80 Human Rogue in there somewhere..

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