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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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: GameStop’s & Kongregate’s Community Challenge

GameStop is hyping another big name title, but this time it is Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood. In conjunction with Kongregate.com, GameStop have announced a community challenge where participants could win an Xboxx 360 and a copy of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood along with the exclusive GameStop Harlequin multiplayer character.

When you complete the first three levels of Ultimate Assassin 2, participants gain the Harlequin Ticket (entry into the drawing) and the Harlequin Icon, an exclusive icon next to the Kongregate avatar.

Head over to Kongregate’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood page to enter the contest and read all the fine details.

The challenge runs until November 16, 2010 – the release date of Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

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H.A.W.X. 2 Review (Mini)

The genre of air combat is an interesting one because there is a division between the more simulation savvy version to the arcade version. That split also works with players and H.A.W.X. 2 presents a title that also combines the two into one title.

The title overall isn’t too accessible to players who are casual air combat fans, catering more to the hardcore who known the ins-and-outs of how air combat works. H.A.W.X. 2 does present a good amount of content for those who enjoy this type of gameplay, but there is a certain amount of possible frustration when trying to follow an enemy through the air and just not being able to missile lock.

If you like air combat, by all means pick up H.A.W.X. 2. If you’re more casual, it’s a 50/50 if you’re going to like it.




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Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy Sneaking on Facebook

GameStop has started a Facebook game in preparation of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood called Assassin’s Creed: Project Legacy.

Viewed here, fans can check out the game as well as receive a code for Erudito’s Network (exclusive in-game item) and read pre-order information about Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.

Also those who pre-order at GameStop receive access to Harlequin, an exclusive multiplayer character.

The title comes out November 16.

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Repost: Assassin’s Creed II Review

My time with the original Assassin’s Creed is numbered less than a single hour. Meaning that I only played it for a very short time on a friend’s Xbox 360. So most of the complaints of the first game were lost on me when I began the long journey of Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Assassin’s Creed II.

Throughout my adventure in Renaissance Italy as Ezio Auditore da Firenze, I found a game that was equal parts engaging story, interesting platforming, and frustrating combat. Overall, Assassin’s Creed II contains so much content that even the small issues with the title do not outshine the impressive game that Ubisoft released.

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