This is a question i saw asked over on ign & thought it was good enough for you guys to chew over. Here's my thoughts...
CoD: CoD is THE Daddy of shooters this gen. CoD 2 was there at the 360 launch & CoD 4 dominated both 360 & PS3 playlists.
It is the benchmark franchise all over games are compared to, for good or ill & a game every gamer knows.
Angry Birds: Its our generations Tetris. A game that like CoD everyone knows, that probably everyone has played. From a cheep (Arf!) App on mobile phones, to multimillion dollar franchise with a Star Wars tie-in.
Arguably the single reason people think of ios as a gaming platform.
Minecraft: A game that rewrote the rules. A seemingly simple sandbox playground that started as a pc beta & that recently knocked CoD off the top spot of the Live playlist.
A breath-taking achievement, when you consider how much EA has spent trying to do the same.
I look at the Minecraft beta & I see the inspiration for kickstarter.
If i have to pick one it'd be CoD. It appeals to millions from all ages & all walks of life... Its the T-Rex that stomps around the console jungle... But we all know what happened to the dinosaurs...
They ruled for thousands of years!! :b