CES has passed and SXSW is already on the horizon, but as the tech press list of annual events grows and takes up more space on the Ars editorial calendar, it's increasingly easy to overlook all the cool, one-off initiatives arriving in the near future. Yes, we all know the final season of Game of Thrones is coming just like winter, but we swear the first quarter (or so) of 2019 has more to offer.
For instance, iconic first-person shooter Doom is turning 25 and somehow getting 18 new John Romero-created levels in February. The first season of Starz' American Gods was so good we devoted the most recent season of our TV podcast to it, and despite all the behind the scenes changes we'll be tuning in for its S2 debut in March. And more traditional tech releases of note like AMD's Radeon VII or Western Digital's WD Black SN750 will be sprinkled throughout the spring, too.
So for this week's edition of the Orbital Transmission, we're updating our Google/Outlook/et al calendars with a few notable dates and timeframes to look out for in the first months of 2019. After all, the site's birthday has already come and gone—we need a few more items to look forward to on the calendar until we get around to planning those summer vacations.