Illustration for article titled A Year in Review: The Top Features and Reporting Of 2008

It's been a pretty amazing year for the game's industry. We've seen record sales, major layoffs, the disbarment of Jack Thompson and not a few smaller stories to mull over as well.


I combed through the year's worth of features and original stories that ran on our site this year to find the most read among them. That isn't to say these are our best efforts, but they're certainly our most popular. They also offer interesting insight into what you, the readers, find most interesting.


The top ten features of 2008 includes an ecclectic mix of topics which touch on everything from the sorts of desks developers keep, to dissecting and disproving the Madden curse, to a highbrow discussion of objectivism in BioShock with Ken Levine and the president of the Ayn Rand Institute.

Who says gamers aren't smart?

Top Features
It's Shocking, We're Pissed, Wii Fit Sorta Works
What Game Developers Do When Their Games Launch
Activison's Ex is Now Playboy's Miss November (And She Prefers Rock Band!)
GTA4 Hands-On: The World is Yours
Work and Play: A Peek Inside the Lives of Gaming's Greatest
GTA IV: Reinventing a World
Pure Energy: A Critical Look At Energy Drinks
Feasting On The Bones Of The Madden Curse
No Gods or Kings: Objectivism in BioShock
Does Survival Horror Really Still Exist?

Top Originals
Nintendo Torpedoes The Wii Grey Market
Which Version Of GTA IV Should You Buy? We Compare The PS3 and 360 Versions
EA Calls Fox Out on "Insulting" Mass Effect Inaccuracies
Rockstar Support: No GTA Freeze Fix in Sight
Two Brothers Meditating Upon Questions of Pac-Man
A 70-year-old's Take on GTA IV
Holy Crap, King of Fighters XII Is 100 Percent Hand Drawn
Jack Thompson Walks Out On Hearing, Bar Recommends Enhanced
Jack Thompson Disbarred
Thompson Responds To Disbarment


Also check out our most popular videos of 2008.


What were your favorite features and originals of the year.

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