The folks at GameTrailers invited us to take part in the most recent episode of Bonus Round, a chance to chat about (some of) the year's biggest games hitting in 2010. This is that episode!
How can it not be? A new Metal Gear Solid, a new Kingdom Hearts, a new Valkyria Chronicles, maybe even that new Resident Evil with be released, all tailor made for the PlayStation Portable are due next year.
We're 10 days from New Year's but tomorrow is the winter solstice, starting us on another trip around the sun. And a new year that will be full of its own controversies, challenges, triumphs, disappointments and delights in video gaming.
PC gaming - will it finally die in 2010? No. C'mon, stop already with that. Sure, 2009 had its ups and downs, PC gaming is very much alive and maybe looking healthier than ever in 2010.
You aren't some kid holding controllers from different systems posing for stock photos. You're a real gamer. You piss pixels and bleed polygons, and ultimately the fate of gaming in 2010 is up to you. What will you do?
The multiplayer in Splinter Cell: Conviction is all at once similar to other Splinter Cell games and somehow entirely different. A lot of this comes from having a second person to look out for at all times.
As the Nintendo DS enters its sixth year on the market, introducing its fourth major iteration, the Nintendo DS XL, the software line-up is looking good, especially if you're a fan of portable role-playing games.
You can't believe you got a job doing this. Your mom said you would never get anywhere with these games. Now you're a big game developer. What will you do to ensure 2010 is a better year that 2009?
I played as an Alien, a Predator and a Marine last night in eight-player locally-linked Xbox 360 matches of Sega's upcoming game. And it's not like I panicked too many times.
Year of the... No, better not go there. But next year the PlayStation 3 should have a huge year in North America, thanks to the arrival of God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII and better-than-ever third-party support.
Whether you're a hard-working entrepreneur running your own store or a corporate executive overseeing a worldwide chain, what will you do as a video game retailer to make 2010 a better year for the game industry than 2009?
Two weeks before my appointment with Ubisoft, I managed to inflict a stress fracture on my ankle. So my opinions of the game are colored by the painkillers I took two hours before heading off to meet Goichi Suda.
Out in Japan this year and coming to America in 2010, Ace Attorney is a return to crime-fighting and lawyering on the Nintendo DS, with maybe the best mechanics in the series... if that's what series fans are looking for.
2010 will bring us many, many things. Some good, some bad, but all of them, things. We'll be dealing with a lot of that this week, but for now, I'd rather talk about things we won't be seeing.
The Wii had a good 2009, thanks to the arrival of Nintendo fan-pleasing releases like Punch-Out!! and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. But 2010 should one-up this year's showing thanks to Nintendo and third-party publishers.
You're on a vast landscape. The biggest one ever made by Rockstar, bigger even than the terrain of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. You're in the virtual west. No cities are nearby. Think you can have fun?
Cast aside those ratty sneakers and step into the expensive, well-polished shoes of the CEO of a big-name video game publisher. What changes would you make to ensure the success of your business in 2010?