This year, I published a book, fell in love with a brand new hardware system, and played a ton of video games. Here are the best ten.
From puzzlers to JRPGs to, uh, more puzzlers, this was a good year for video games. And my top 10 list will probably not surprise any of you.
10. A Minecraft mini-game lays the foundation for YouTube's top ten trending video game videos of 2013. It's the only Minecraft-centric video on the list. Can you believe it?
id Software's classic first-person shooter Doom is a part of gaming history, forever occupying a prominent place in the collective gaming consciousness. Let's travel back to 1993, as PC gamers faced impending Doom the only way they could: with funny top ten lists.
Since the dawn of gaming there have been top ten lists. Lists of the best games; lists of the worst games; lists of the sexiest, most offensive, most family friendly, most humorous; there are top ten lists for nearly every game under the sun. And then there are the games that lurk where the sun doesn't shine.
Scott Steinberg, Kotaku friend and video game consultant extraordinaire, writes up his personal selection of top ten video games for 2010 on CNN. Topping the list? Heavy Rain.
Starcraft II, Flower Warfare, Gears of War 3, Call of Duty, it was a spectacularly diverse, spectacularly video-centric year for video games.
Video games need a top ten list. Movies have them, music has them, but the video game industry still hasn't found a solid way to track the country's most popular video games, according to Michael Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association.
Gaming Angel's founder Trina Schwimmer's list of women in games includes ten people who have helped change the game industry from the inside. While it's not all inclusive, it is a very sound list.