2010 in Games

Ah 2010, what a long and crazy year you have been. As you draw to a close, it's time to reflect on the year that was, with all the craziness that went on. But when it comes to games, I find, in retrospect, I am somewhat drifting out of the inner circle. Maybe it's the easier access to alcohol, or the fact that since I now live in a city the majority of the time instead of a village and therefore can go out and do things with literally zero hassle, but I find that the thing I turn to consoles for most these days is TV. Mainly because I use PlayTV on my PlayStation 3 so I can PVR stuff at University. 
  
Still, I played quite a few games this year. Admittedly, the fact that the list below is so short is down to the fact that I only played around 10-12 of 2010's games and some of them in no way deserve recognition, hence aren't on the list. However I played a lot more games from 2009 and earlier, including some on Steam for Mac, and a number of iOS games which came out very late in 2009. 
 
Still, gaming this year sure was exciting. What with Move and Kinect coming out (I own the former, will not touch the latter), E3 being a pretty crazy awesome spectacle just like the good old days, Nintendo announcing the 3DS...Yeah, a lot went on this year when it comes to gaming and, whether you noticed me or (more likely) not, I was there watching it unfold. I'm part of that pseudo-hardcore fringe now. Yes, I pay attention to all the big announcements and I have all the platforms, but I don't play all the big games and I don't get that emotionally involved any more. I have other things going on which I find more engaging for whatever reason. 
 
I'm more likely to be found killing it in Zuma's Revenge on OS X or Bejeweled 2 for iOS than I am to be grinding through Fallout: New Vegas. But you could also come across me fighting zombies and crummy inventory systems in Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition using Move. 
 
As for 2011, I don't know much about what it holds in store games-wise for me. I might be sucked right back into the very core of the hardcore movement, or I might continue to drift around the edges, watching Quick Looks and playing the hits, but only to relax between other stuff. I do know these two things though: 
 

  1. I am buying a 3DS and, god-willing, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D will be out in my region in 2011 so I can buy that too.
  2. Killzone 3 with Move Support? I'm sorry, but there is no ay in hell I'm not playing the SHIT out of that. I loved Killzone 2 - it netted my 2009 GOTY Nod.
 

Best of 2010

Jensonb: Best of 2010

1. Disney Epic Mickey

Game of the Year | Wii Game of the Year

2. Halo: Reach

Xbox 360 Game of the Year | Best First Person Shooter for 2010

3. F1 2010

Racing Game of the Year

4. ModNation Racers

PlayStation 3 Game of the Year

5. Green Day: Rock Band

Music Game of the Year

6. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

DS Game of the Year

7. Call of Duty: Black Ops

Multi-Platform Game of the Year

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Ah 2010, what a long and crazy year you have been. As you draw to a close, it's time to reflect on the year that was, with all the craziness that went on. But when it comes to games, I find, in retrospect, I am somewhat drifting out of the inner circle. Maybe it's the easier access to alcohol, or the fact that since I now live in a city the majority of the time instead of a village and therefore can go out and do things with literally zero hassle, but I find that the thing I turn to consoles for most these days is TV. Mainly because I use PlayTV on my PlayStation 3 so I can PVR stuff at University. 
  
Still, I played quite a few games this year. Admittedly, the fact that the list below is so short is down to the fact that I only played around 10-12 of 2010's games and some of them in no way deserve recognition, hence aren't on the list. However I played a lot more games from 2009 and earlier, including some on Steam for Mac, and a number of iOS games which came out very late in 2009. 
 
Still, gaming this year sure was exciting. What with Move and Kinect coming out (I own the former, will not touch the latter), E3 being a pretty crazy awesome spectacle just like the good old days, Nintendo announcing the 3DS...Yeah, a lot went on this year when it comes to gaming and, whether you noticed me or (more likely) not, I was there watching it unfold. I'm part of that pseudo-hardcore fringe now. Yes, I pay attention to all the big announcements and I have all the platforms, but I don't play all the big games and I don't get that emotionally involved any more. I have other things going on which I find more engaging for whatever reason. 
 
I'm more likely to be found killing it in Zuma's Revenge on OS X or Bejeweled 2 for iOS than I am to be grinding through Fallout: New Vegas. But you could also come across me fighting zombies and crummy inventory systems in Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition using Move. 
 
As for 2011, I don't know much about what it holds in store games-wise for me. I might be sucked right back into the very core of the hardcore movement, or I might continue to drift around the edges, watching Quick Looks and playing the hits, but only to relax between other stuff. I do know these two things though: 
 

  1. I am buying a 3DS and, god-willing, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 3D will be out in my region in 2011 so I can buy that too.
  2. Killzone 3 with Move Support? I'm sorry, but there is no ay in hell I'm not playing the SHIT out of that. I loved Killzone 2 - it netted my 2009 GOTY Nod.
 

Best of 2010

Jensonb: Best of 2010

1. Disney Epic Mickey

Game of the Year | Wii Game of the Year

2. Halo: Reach

Xbox 360 Game of the Year | Best First Person Shooter for 2010

3. F1 2010

Racing Game of the Year

4. ModNation Racers

PlayStation 3 Game of the Year

5. Green Day: Rock Band

Music Game of the Year

6. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth

DS Game of the Year

7. Call of Duty: Black Ops

Multi-Platform Game of the Year