Who has time to worry about playing video games when the city is being invaded by giant insects?

I was fully-prepared to declare this one of those ho-hum December weeks packed with digital goodness but not much else, when I remembered humanity’s battle against the bugs. One of my most favorite stupid video game series gets two new releases this week. Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of Despair is a remastered version of Earth Defense Force 2025 for the PlayStation 4, and Earth Defense Force 2 for the Vita is the long-awaited North American release of the second game in the series, Global Defense Force.

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The series, which features soldiers taking on ridiculously large insects while destroying a city—err, trying to prevent its destruction—is one of the most stupidly entertaining things to do on a game console. I am so excited.

Monday, December 7

  • Helldivers — PC

Tuesday, December 8

  • Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow Of Despair — PS4
  • Yakuza 5 — PS3
  • Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space — Vita
  • Among the Sleep — PS4 Digital
  • Battle Trivia Knockout — PS3 Digital
  • Bombing Busters — Vita (PS4 Cross-Buy)
  • Guns, Gore and Cannoli — PS4 Digital
  • The Four Kings Casino and Slots — PS4 Digital
  • Zotrix — PS4 Digital
  • Taco Master — Vita Digital

Wednesday, December 9

  • Baseball Riot — Xbox One Digital

Thursday, December 10

  • FAST RACING NEO — WII U
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII — PC
  • PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist — PC

Friday, December 11

  • Devil’s Third — Wii U

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 15

  • King’s Quest Episode II — PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

Did I miss anything important? Anything you’re looking forward to on Steam or mobile? Sound off in the comments section.