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



Halo: Reach Review

I played the Halo series up until Halo 2 and its “climatic” cliffhanger leading up to Halo 3. I never played Halo 3 or ODST, mainly because I didn’t have an Xbox 360. When I heard that Bungie was developing Halo: Reach, a prequel to the established trilogy, I became a bit more excited that players would be working inside a squad of Spartans. While it was fun, running and gunning as Master Chief, if one Spartan could do so much, then five should be able to wipe out anything in their path.



GameStop’s HaloFest Now in Session

GameStop is currently in the midst of their HaloFest, celebrating the September 14 launch of Halo: Reach. By heading over to GameStop’s HaloFest page, gamers can get a look at the title as well as watch some great videos from the team at Rooster Teeth.

Some of the things on the site are:

Sweepstakes for a life-size Halo: Reach statue (for GameStop pre-order customers)

Making of Halo Statue videos

Information about the pre-order exclusives

Some upcoming news are details about a Halo: Reach tournament and in-game UCG contests.