Save your pennies for 2014′s killer holiday game releases

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 15:17 GMT By Matt Martin

If we’re currently living through a summer release drought you’d better be prepared for a games flood beginning in September. HOLD ON TO YOUR WALLETS.

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The sun from the summer release drought is baking us. No games are being released. No games are being bought. Brenna’s already suggested a few things you can do to keep gaming during these barren times. The only other alternative is to go outdoors and socialise but we don’t like the sound of human contact.

What you need to do is put all that money you have for ice-creams and cool drinks in a savings account in time for September. Because that’s when all the games start to spill out onto shelves. By October those shelves are creaking and so is your wallet, and come November you’ll be robbing old ladies to pay for your games fix.

We can’t list every digital and DLC release on the horizon, nor those without a solid release date, but here are our pick of the games that are going to Hoover up your cash at the end of the year. Mark the dates in your diary.

September 2

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The Sims 4
The Sims are back! You can buy this for your dad.

September 9

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Destiny
The first big console AAA release of the season. We’re on it like a tramp on chips.

September 23

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Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes
We’re not even going to pretend we’re buying this for the children. Ain’t no shame in collecting toys.

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FIFA 15
We’re never tired of football. Bring us football every year.

September 26

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Hyrule Warriors
It’s not a proper Zelda game but it looks fun. Let’s get involved!

September 30

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Forza Horizon 2
The first big racer of the season. Let’s throw some vehicles around in the dirt.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Niche game alert! This will sell about 4 copies but those that buy it will be really, really happy.

Next – October, the month that will crack your wallet open like a nut.

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