The WSJ describes GT5 and Mass Effect 2 as having “existed under the surface of the hype”

Monday, 10th January 2011 18:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The Wall Street Journal has published an article titled “The Unsung Videogame Heroes of 2010,” listing the little-known titles Gran Turismo 5, Mass Effect 2, God of War III and pretty much every other completely massive game of last year.

The feature’s strapline reads: “No Mario Kart. No Beatles. No Halo. Here are the titles that existed under the surface of the hype but still delivered hours of fresh action for gaming pro and rookie alike.”

The games listed are Fallout: New Vegas, Dance Central, Mass Effect 2, Gran Turismo 5, Super Streetfighter IV, God of War III, GoldenEye 007, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 and The Force Unleashed II.

The author of this literally amazing piece of writing is a man called Daniel Dumas. For the record, this is running in the WSJ’s paper edition today.

We’re very rarely lost for words.



  1. Joe Anderson

    Hi name says it all really. haha :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. pukem0n

    if you look at it with the eyes of a not so hardcore gamer, this actually sounds about right.

    of course nobody on this website goes into that place, as everyone here is an expert in about everything

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Not really Mass Effect 2 is a mainstream game. I mean loads of normal folks like it.

    GT5 is also a game that my brother who isn’t a gamer looks forward to for every release.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Debabrata Nath

    IF Gran Turismo 5 is not a mainstream game than Angelina Jolie isn’t famous baby!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maxey

    I’ve been playing this really obscure action game.

    I’m surprised it went under the radar as it did, since it’s actually quite good.

    Anyway, check it out and if you like it pass the word to everyone so it gets more well known.

    The game is called Call of Duty btw.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    @5 – oh come on i’ve heard of that before is this not the 3rd CoD game now?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Lazerate

    Star wars unleashed the force 2 was there…. really? why wasnt Castlevania lords of shadow there it is so under rated?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. The_Red

    Truly underrated and underhyped games. I mean who had even heard their names before seeing them in this great article?

    But seriously, this has got to be the funniest news story for the decade. Simple sublime.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    I see where the guy is coming from.

    These games may be big within gamer circles, but they don’t cross into the mass consumer market. My mother isn’t going to ask me about God of War III.

    GT5 is a bit of an anomaly though.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Callum

    GT5 and Mass effect2 I would list as main stream easily. GoldenEye I completely get and Street fighter aswell as they were both fantastic but (outside of our little bubble) didn’t get the recognition.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Razor


    #11 4 years ago
  12. xino

    this is not news man!

    wtf can the gamers do? WSJ isn’t even based on games so wtf do people expect them to know about games?

    please act more professional and don’t talk about other “journalists”

    #12 4 years ago
  13. MegaGeek1

    A game like Darksiders would be more fitting then something bearing the Star wars or Gran Turismo brand. I would argue that StreetFighter is fairly mainstream as well.

    Me thinks this writer is a little out of his element.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. rainer

    onlineatron hit the nail on head as big as these games are to us they are unknown to a large bulk of gamers who might buy just one or two games only ever one genre (Halo/Call of Duty and so on).

    #14 4 years ago

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