In addition to a new wave of Wii U titles, Guardians of Middle-Earth from Monolith and WB Interactive will bring the first true MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) experience to consoles. If you are strictly a gamepad gamer, you may have heard your friends raving about LoL, DOTA, HoN and other arcane acronyms (those are League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients and Heroes of Newerth, by the way). Now is your chance to find out what the fuss is all about.

Pick of the week: Insanity might be releasing a major game in December, but Ubisoft seems to have made a number of people gleefully sign up for a trip to the nuthouse. Far Cry 3 is undoubtedly the marquee’ experience (and the last major release of the year).

Here is this week’s lineup:

PlayStation 3

  • Far Cry 3
  • Guardians of Middle-earth (PSN and Retail)
  • Mass Effect Trilogy
  • Head on over to The Drop on the Playstation Blog for more info

Xbox 360

  • Far Cry 3
  • Guardians of Middle-earth (XBLA and Retail)
  • Power Rangers Samurai

Wii U

  • Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games
  • Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
  • Rapala Pro Fishing 2012
  • Rise of the Guardians

Wii

  • NOTHING

PC

  • Dark Arcana: The Carnival
  • Far Cry 3

Mac

  • NOTHING

3DS

  • NOTHING

DS

  • NOTHING

PS Vita

  • NOTHING

via [Amazon]