I am well aware that Call of Duty: Creepy Plastic Kevin Spacey Edition is coming out this week. I can't -- I won't! -- name it as Game of the Week. I assume my contempt virtually ensures that it will make 3 billion dollars for Activision.
I don't actually begrudge people who find consistent joy in this series. It's not like the existence of yet another Call of Duty prevents the games I like from seeing the light of day. Obviously, considering its massive sales year after year, there's something worth celebrating there. I just don't get it, and I don't have to.
That said, I'm definitely not interested in celebrating its release.
Instead, I'll once again give my love and attention to Rocksmith 2014 and its "next-gen" release. If you have the slightest interest in learning to play an instrument and you have access to an electric guitar and the requisite PC, PS4 or Xbox One, I can not recommend this game/tool enough. No, it won't make you a virtuoso guitar player on its own, but it will genuinely teach you the fundamentals in a constantly rewarding way that offers a genuinely fun experience even to someone picking up a guitar for the first time.
I know my interest in learning guitar, basically since Harmonix released the first Guitar Hero, has become its own kind of mania, and as an unbiased source I leave much to be desired, but I ask that you trust me on this one. Rocksmith 2014 is an exceptional piece of software, and there is a huge library of DLC songs and artists already in place. Note: if you have a previous-gen version of the game and are upgrading, your DLC will transfer.
So, Rocksmith 2014 gets my nod for Game of the Week.