Not wanting to wait for the official game of the year contest, Todd and Kelly make their picks for the top games of 2009. And as a bonus, they also pick the worst of the bunch.
Even though we got off to a bit of a slow start, 2009 had some amazing games to be played. And while not every title can take home the Game Of Year Crown, we pause to toast a few that really impressed.
Got some cool console games under your tree? If Square Enix President Yoichi Wada's prediction holds true, that may be a thing of the past. Could digital distribution kill the console market? And would it put Santa out of business?
This week our top two columnists talk about the titles you absolutely have to find stuffed in your stocking this year. However you celebrate the holidays, make sure at least one of these great games is a part of it.
One of the newest forms of ad revenue is advertising within a game. And it’s also one of the most controversial. Listen as the fur flies this week. More money! Less fulfilling!
Todd better watch out because Kelly is taking the whole Modern Warfare 2 thing a little too far. Between dodging random shots, he is able to chat with hostess Kelly about DJ Hero, Band Hero, Borderlands, Assassins Creed 2 and of course, MW2.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 hit the ground like a bunker-buster bomb, igniting both love and extreme controversy. Infinity Ward even tasked players with participating in a terrorist attack, something sure to stir up strong emotions.
GiN business reporter Nate Wooley and chief editor John Breeden give tips about keeping safe when playing online. And we invite our business listeners to a free Webinar showing how you can easily defeat the complex problems of online payments.
In the beginning, the one advantage consoles had over PCs was getting everyone together around the TV to play a game. And while many Wii gamers know this, others might have forgotten, with rare exceptions.
Sequels sometimes get a bad rap, though most of the time they deserve a bit of lampooning. However, there are a few games where the sequel beats the original. Come celebrate number twos with us!