"Summer, particularly post E3, is generally a dead period for the games industry. Web sites continue to pump out articles, but with many companies preparing for the crowded, yet lucrative holiday season, notable new releases are few and far between. It's certainly not an ideal situation for a core gamer, but at least it does provide some relief for one's bank account. Plus, given that more games seem to get released each year, it's not like gamers don't have options. In fact, many probably need look no farther than their own entertainment centers.
I can't tell you how many times I have heard someone comment that there are simply too many games to play, and not enough time or money to do so.
June, for instance, was a surprisingly solid month, thanks to the releases of Red Faction: Guerrilla, Prototype, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10, Ghostbusters: The Video Game, The Sims 3, The Conduit and Fight Night Round 4.
If you have exhausted the current crop of titles, then perhaps now is the time to sit down with some old friends." ...