BySteven Esposito, writer at

I'm back after a brief hiatus of playing games and planning a wedding to write yet another article here on It's been a couple of weeks, since Halo 5 came out, I have been busy getting my own game on with several billion other titles that came out between then and now. My show is also being re-formatted to a better, more concise outline that makes sense, and I have been killing it in the local comedy open mic spots.

To get started on what I have been playing: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is one of the biggest titles to be released and I took the annual dive once again. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare didn't quite do it for me when it came to the multiplayer, so when I played the BO3 beta several weeks ago I actually really liked it. So I ended up grabbing the game digitally on Xbox One, and I played the hell out of it. I actually wanna play it right now. It's like a drug, a really weird, twisted drug that makes fun of you on occasion.

Fallout 4 also released three days ago, and I already knocked in a full day's worth of time into the game. Over 24 hours have been played, and I'm about level 25 or so, and I tell you that this game might be Game of the Year for me (Sorry Witcher 3). I appreciate a very well toned single player experience, and even though the game itself is somewhat buggy at times, I don't mind it because the experience I am having greatly outweighs the odd interruptions. My fiancee, who is a super huge Bethesda fangirl, didn't get her Pip-Boy Edition till the next day (shame on you Amazon).

Star Wars: Battlefront has already been open to EA Access members on the Xbox One console, and even though I am tempted to jump in right now, I may hold off for a bit for this one. Purely financial at this point. Nothing against the game. I really liked what I played when the beta was around, so there is more than enough reason to go out and pick it up. The only drawback is that this is primarily a multiplayer title. I might not be too interested down the road because the community might not be active distantly in the future. We'll see though. EA claims that they will keep the game fresh with additional downloadable content to be released down the line.

I haven't even touched Tomb Raider yet. I don't have it, but I plan on getting it eventually as well. I loved the first game, and this one is looking even better than the last. I'm happy that someone is giving this title the love and care that it deserves because Tomb Raider hasn't been good in so many years. One particular title was so bad that it closed down an entire studio. So yeah, I'm glad that something positive is coming out of this franchise.

So within the last several moments I talked briefly about five different games. That barely makes up the larger percentage of games that come out during this holiday season. Yes, I'm even counting Metal Gear Solid V as a "holiday title" as well. There are tons of other games and updates that will be releasing. Just Cause 3 is still coming out, we also have Rainbow Six coming out with another title. There are just way too many games! I can't believe I'm even complaining about this. It's tough to get your hands on all of these titles and still have time to play them. Which Is why I'm going to give you some very sage advice here if you are a gamer: wait till 2016.

You read that correctly. Wait till 2016 before you start to really tackle some titles. After this huge surprise attack of games, the beginning of 2016 and the summer drought will be just empty. There will be nothing insanely crazy to play besides some titles coming out once in a while. Microsoft has some titles up their sleeve, Sony has some games coming out too, but it will never be as vast and filled as it is now. Plus, by the time 2016 rolls around, some of the current games will be on sale. Games like Fallout 4 and Assassin's Creed feature very long stories that play out over hours and hours of game time, plus Assassin's Creed always goes on sale. If you don't have either of these games yet, these would be perfect to pick up down the line, because what else are you going to do when you're snowed in and can't leave your house?

Of course I hope that everyone is enjoying what they are playing right now. It's a great time to be a fan of gaming. It's hard on our wallets, but most of us don't mind as long as the games are good. Now I'm going to go back to Fallout 4 and kill some super mutants.


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