January is traditionally a quiet time for games but this month has been one of the most exciting since, erm, the one before last when Wii U was released. Okay, December, what with it being Christmas and all that, was quite exciting, too. What I'm trying to say is that it has been an amazing month, one that's been packed with huge announcements that are usually saved for E3 in June.
In fact we can't remember a January like it since 2011 when Nintendo showcased 3DS at a special show in Amsterdam. Even then, we knew about most of the games that were announced. Sure, it was great to hear about the 3DS release date and price but aside from that, the biggest announcement was that Shaun The Sheep was on the way.
This month we've had some incredible news. Here are the biggest and best stories of the month.
Whatever you think of the idea of buying figures and Playsets to unlock levels, Disney Infinity could be huge. After all, Skylanders has been a big success and if you take that idea, replace a little purple dragon and his chums with some of the world's most famous characters and chuck in a Toy Box mode which enables you to create your own levels, it's clear that this has the potential to be massive.
Announced at a special press conference on 19 January, Disney Infinity seemed a bit confusing at first with all the talk of platforms and Playsets and I had to watch the press conference again to understand what was on offer. I admit that initially I thought that Disney would be releasing three separate games on the same day with more to come during the rest of the year.
Instead, what we had was the Starter Pack which includes three Playset pieces, each of which unlocks three areas based on Pirates Of The Caribbean, Monsters University and The Incredibles. You get three characters, too - Sully, Jack Sparrow and Mr Incredible. You'll be able to buy more figures to bring into your game on launch day when there will be more Playsets available.
Disney Infinity could end up costing you a lot of money but, from what we've seen so far, the Starter Pack levels are pretty good.