2010 Year End Summary

2010 has been a solid year for releases as well as new hardware. There was at least one strong release each month, with other months being bum-rushed with a lot of excellent titles. With the beginning of December upon us, there aren’t many more titles releasing during the Christmas holiday season, many big games waiting until after the season and releasing in the first part of the new year.

The PlayStation Move and Kinect released, both of which I’m interested in seeing the progression of the titles, but have no real interest in playing. I’m not a big fan of motion control gaming, preferring using the DualShock 3 or Xbox Controller to the Move or Kinect and even the Motion Controller of the Nintendo Wii.

Digital Downloads and DLC flourished a lot more this year, showing that the format is viable to games, though the DRM of the systems do get a little annoying. The idea of purchasing online passes for games (Hi EA), is something that’s fighting against used sales, an argument that has good basis on both sides.

Some people don’t know, but I moved from News.GotGame.com to start this site, taking more control over my work and what I want my site to be. It’s been almost six months and I still enjoy it, but it does take a lot of time out of the day.

I appreciate anyone who reads the site, whether it be through Google Search, a random link, or suggestion by a friend. This site will probably never be as big as others, and considering I work alone, occasionally getting help from past writing friends, thank you for reading.

The titles I’m mentioned are ones that I personally played, so if I’m missing a big title, it’s probably because I wasn’t able to play it.

Now to 2010

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

Thinking back on my Call of Duty experience, which started on PC with the original Call of Duty to where the series has traveled, it makes sense that the FPS genre would move forward out of World War II into more recent times. Since Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, the FPS genre has shown that the narrative is just as important as the multiplayer experience.

Treyarch’s previous title Call of Duty: World at War was a bit flat in terms of narrative, feeling like it glossed over the Pacific theater of World War II and contained characters that really had no connection to the player. The multiplayer borrowed heavily from Modern Warfare and included the now expected Zombie mode.

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GameStop announces Call of Duty: Black Ops Surprize Attack Sweepstakes

Once again, GameStop has started another sweepstakes with the latest Call of Duty title, Call of Duty: Black Ops. From now until November 9, 2010, fans of the series can go to GameStop’s Surprize Attack page, to win prizes and find out more about the title.

More information is inside.

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