With very few games being released, and precious little in the way of big announcements, now is the perfect time to catch up on all those things you've been putting off.
Here are seven activities you could be doing instead of just sitting around waiting for things to pick up again.
There are many different methods for organising your wasps - by size, thickness of stripe, pitch of buzz, stingability - but we recommend sorting them alphabetically by name, from Alphabeat-12 to Zzzzz-zuzzzxy-z.
Old egg cartons make the perfect storage for wasps, and are easily labelled; simply pop a wasp in each carton compartment. Just don't forget to mark the cartons "WASPS", or you might mistake them for eggs, and accidentally attempt to make an omelette out of them (warning: you will get stang).
Just don't come back until you've saved the life of your ancestor, Jemrambledam the Boastful - a ghastly gothic ponce, who you should prevent from drowning in a trough at the first available opportunity. Let's face it - you're going to have to do it one day, and there's no time like the present (or should that be... the past?! LOL!)...!
Fail to do so, and you might return home to find that you and your entire family line have ceased to exist! Très embarrassant!
Why not use these quiet months to track the bird back to its subterranean lair so that you can bung up its hole with tissue paper - and then bung up the entrance to its lair with tissue paper?
You're bound to be the hit of your next family gathering when you whip out your mobbler, and give it a series of firm strums.
Simply fill in your personal details, select your preferred date, and choose your cause of death. Why not go for one of the more unusual options, such as "head crushed in by strongman", "slithered into path of steamroller", or "choked to death on glove puppet"?