Press Play – your regular game round-up

We don’t write much news about games, it’s something we’re working hard to change piece by piece… starting with this: our first game round-up for new releases, what’s coming, and more.

First up, let’s get into the big games that have just come out, because these are the ones that you’ll be lining up to buy, if you haven’t grabbed them already.

The biggest two games from this week have to easily be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Modern Warfare 3 – also written as MW3 – is probably the game you’ll find your boyfriend playing on the couch this afternoon.

We’ll just let the trailer do the talking for us (above), as it’s really the best way to get the feeling of what this game is about. It’s available for both Windows PCs, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, so good luck getting the TV back for the next week.

The second big game of the week – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – is the follow-up to the fourth title in the Elder Scrolls series, Oblivion, released in 2006.

A fantasy game playable in both first-person and third-person, it’s one of those games that will be so big, it’s possible you’ll still be playing a year from now. Skyrim is available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PCs.

And now for something completely different: those freaky Raving Rabbids from the Rayman series of games have returned in their first Xbox 360 Kinect title, Rabbids Alive and Kicking.

We played this a couple of weeks ago and it’s tremendous fun, especially if you’ve got kids.

If you wanted to learn something this weekend – okay, we know, it’s a gaming article, just hear us out – then you might want to try My Self Defense Coach, a new title designed to work in conjunction with the Xbox 360 Kinect to help teach you how to defend yourself.

Or you cold get your dance on. We’re big fans of dancing games – a fact some of us probably shouldn’t admit in public – and now there’s The Black Eyed Peas Experience. This one is available for both the Xbox 360 Kinect and Nintendo Wii.