Start flipping open those cute puppy calendars your parents bought you, and pull out your Sharpies, because it's time to get down to the temporal nitty gritty on entertainment in 2013. We've got a ton of (hopefully) great, big games, movies, and more to look forward to this year. My wallet cringes at the thought.
To help you plan out your upcoming couch hours, here's a chronological look at the essentials on the horizon; from games to hardware, events, movies and TV. Things still waiting on a specific release date are down at the bottom.
This list will be updated periodically as new info rolls in.
1/15 - DmC: Devil May Cry (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
1/22 - Ni no Kuni (PS3)
2/4 - Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)
2/5 - Dead Space 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
2/12 - Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U[TBD])
2/19 - Crysis 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
2/19 - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360)
2/26 - Rayman Legends (Wii U)
3/5 - Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
3/5 - SimCity (PC, Mac)
3/12 - God of War: Ascension (PS3)
3/12 - StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm (PC, Mac)
3/19 - Gears of War: Judgment (Xbox 360)
3/22-24 - PAX East: The guys behind Penny Arcade host the 4th outing of their Boston based gaming expo.
3/25-29 - GDC: The Game Developer's Conference, a professionals-only event where developers network and interact in San Francisco.
3/26 - BioShock: Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
3/31 - Game of Thrones Season 3 premieres.
4/12 - Evil Dead released in theaters.
4/23 - Dead Island: Riptide (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
5/3 -Iron Man 3 released in theaters.
5/7 - The Last of Us (PS3)
5/17 - Star Trek Into Darkness released in theaters.
6/11-13 - E3: The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where big publishers gather to show off the year's hottest games.
6/14 - Man of Steel released in theaters.
6/28 - Kick-Ass 2 released in theaters.
7/12 -Pacific Rim released in theaters.
7/26 - The Wolverine released in theaters.
8/19-21 - GDC Europe: The European instance of the aforementioned Game Developers Conference.
8/21-25 - Gamescom: The world's largest gaming trade show, held in Germany.
8/30-9/2 - PAX Prime: A massive Seattle-based expo also put on by the Penny Arcade crew.
9/19-22 - Tokyo Game Show: Another very large expo, TGS shows off the newest properties from Eastern developers.
Games/Products/Events Without Dates
Ouya Console (March/April)
BlizzCon (August/October): Blizzard's convention is coming back in 2013 after a year hiatus.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (March) [Wii U, 3DS]
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Spring) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Pikmin 3 (Spring) [Wii U]
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Spring) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Q1 2013) [3DS]
Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington (Q1 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U]
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC (Q1 2013)
Grand Theft Auto V (Q2 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360]
Metro: Last Light (March) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Remember Me (May) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Injustice: Gods Among Us (April) [PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U]
Star Wars 1313
Watch_Dogs [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Lost Planet 3 [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]
Deadpool [PS3, Xbox 360]
Beyond: Two Souls [PS3, PC, Mac]
Rainbow 6: Patriots [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]