to coincide with a week of launch celebrations, Activision staged a special Call of Duty: Black Ops II Community event for the weekend beginning Friday, 9th November. GAME was invited and attended on the Friday night... and we can confirm that the wait for the new instalment has been well worth it.
This season's blockbuster crop offers plenty of games with the sort of long term gameplay and enduring appeal needed to keep you sane until January kicks the door in. Here's our pick of the top five festive gaming getaways.
The first batch of Black Ops II DLC, Revolution, features all-new maps, weaponry and a zombie invasion for your Xbox 360
If there one thing the latest generation of consoles has taught us, it that newly purchased gaming systems aren the finished article when you first take them out of their shiny wrapping. Not to say they e lacking anything fundamental, far from it in fact, but system updates now mean it possible for platform holders like Nintendo to dramatically improve a console functionality and boost the user experience post-launch.