What a year and what a game site.
I think this is the best games site I have ever found. All of the staffers, and all of the members make this the first place I log into when I sit down at the pc. I wouldn't want it any other way.
There are alot of great people making great posts here, some I agree with and some I don't. I enjoy reading the Sony Zealots and the Xbots(I am really holding out for a Nintendo Wii fanboy - maybe someone should invite a friend/nintendo fan next year).
Good luck on poster of the year, should prolly be more of a top ten list then just one.
One thing I would enjoy seeing this coming year is more VG247ers on my friends list. I have greatly enjoyed trading high scores back and forth on several games this year with a few of you.
A special nod to Michael O'Conner from racing nose to nose against me and my two boys in HydroThunder to toping each other in Pinball FX2(pst I beat your Rome table, your turn again). Thanks for playing we had a lot of fun.
I already have a few of you folks on my Friends List, but haven't played too much of most of you. Would like that to change.
Maybe in 2011 we will start to hear/read info on the next wave of hardware. 'Lest there should be PSP2 and 3DS bits. And I bet this year is the year of "Motion Control" watching. If Kinect and Move sell really well, I bet the next gen is a ways off, if they tank or stall, it could trigger the wave of info on new systems.
Anyone want to venture a guess on what Nintendo does next year?
All about just the 3DS or think they will leak info on Wii 2?
I bet they trigger the next generation with a new system. Built in motion controls, traditional controls too, maybe a cam, removable harddrive, and fully featured online interface. Fully BC with wii. Thats my guess.
Just prolly not this year, tho we could see and hear info about it towards the end of this coming year.
Sorry for the long posts, never seemed to be able to get away from it. Just kind of how I write. 'Lest I figured out how to add paragraphs, lol.
I made an alt account last year, a sort of baby troll. Nothing mean nor ruthless. Just tried to spice a bit of the reading here and there. Not saying the name. It is a mystry. Next year I will do the same, expand on it, to add a bit of fun. Next years will be a new name.
My oldest son started posting late this past year. His name is Nonamegamer. Looking forward to him becoming more of a regular next year. And he will be, but will also be taking a break as he goes into the US Air Force late summer.
I would like to acknowledge Steph N. who had a great year. You were a lot of fun to read. Please keep up the good work.
Because Pat only has one VG247 award this year I thought I would add a couple of my own.
Best PS3 game:
(I am not a fan, but quality is quality, and you would have to be blind not to notice).
Best xb360 game:
(what can you say? Love it or hate it, the last Bungie made Halo game was outstanding and very worthy or the franchise. MS is gonna miss Bungie.)
Best Wii game:
(Great game solid well done and lots of fun. I almost gave it to Donkey Kong Country Returns - but this is my list so I gave the nod to one of my all time fav franchises Metroid.)
Best DS game:
I honestly have no clue. I don't play the system and won't just make something up.
Best PSP game:
Hands down my vote goes to Phantasy Star Portable 2.
Best PC game:
(Its a Blizzard RTS - nuff said)
Best XBLA/PSN/Steam game:
Tie - Monday Night Combat and Pinball fx2
(grossly different but both offer a plan stupid amount of hours to enjoy)
Best Multiplatform Game:
Need for Speed HP
(this thing is just fun. Slick and smooth, fast and furious)
Best MP game:
Battlefield Bad Company 2
(like CoD, but bigger maps, better classes, boats, jeeps, tanks, choppers, etc. I honestly don't understand how anyone in their right mind could play this and still think CoD is where it is at. But to each their own. This is my list, go make your own list damn it :) )
Best SP game:
(yep, I went there. If you haven't played this game try it, at this point it won't cost you much.)
Biggest game that tanked hard:
Tie Rock Band 3 and Guitar Hero 6
(boy oh boy did the bottom drop out of this genere fast. Sure other games bombed too, but I think this one took alot of folks by suprise)
Best game no one has played:
Monday Night Combat
(stop laughing at the name and go buy it. Then invite me to a game of co-op blitz and and see how many waves we can withstand. My record is near 100, and it is the most intense thing I have played this year. I have dibs on the medic class tho - I have your back! )
Thats it. Nothing amazing, I am not a pro ya know.
Anyways another year, another long post from OG. Hope everyone has a SAFE and happy holiday.