What would the new year be without a massive graphical detailing of the highs and lows of the year previous? Let's take a look back at 2010, giant infographic style.
This graphic is a labor of love created by myself to mark the passage of one hell of a year in gaming. How much a labor of love, you ask? So much so that my parents are sitting down to their annual New Year's Day dinner as I type this, no doubt wondering where the hell I am.
This is by no means a comprehensive listing of all of the games that came out in 2010, nor is it an exhaustive display of every major gaming event that occurred between 365 days ago and today. I put together a list of 150 of the year's game releases, hopefully hitting all the major points in the process, but some may have been missed.
As for the news, I pulled a cross-section of what I felt represented some of the major beats hit by the industry over the past twelve months. For a more comprehensive look at the scandals, surprises, disappointments, and so on of 2010, check out all of the Year in Review articles the rest of the guys put together while I was plinking about in Photoshop.
One final note: I went through the spelling and grammar of this piece as best as I could, but the rest of Kotaku is off today, and I've been working on finishing up what was supposed to be a simple little year-end graphic for 16 hours straight. That's right, I came home from my New Year's Eve celebration, sat down at the computer, and I've been sitting here ever since.
What I am trying to say here is that if you come across any errors, be gentle. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll get things polished up as soon as I regain consciousness.
Happy New Year from all of us at Kotaku!