Gaming News December 2009

Gaming in 2010 and Beyond – Where do we go from here?
Tweak Town :: Friday, December 11, 2009
“The other day I took a look back at 2009 and the applications and games that have been released. I was rather unimpressed with what I saw. Out of the games that were released only a couple stood out as having any redeeming value. Even Modern Warfare 2 is diminished by choices made by Infinity Ward regarding the multiplayer side of the game (despite record breaking sales). 2009 was really not much of a good year for gaming. For the most part we were given follow-on titles and remakes of old ideas. Even Borderlands (which claims to be a unique game) turned out to be a new twist on an old idea.

So why was 2009 such a disappointing year for gaming? Well, one of the biggest reasons was the change of the guard with respects to Direct X. It looks like many developers held their breath while waiting on Microsoft, NVIDIA and AMD to drop the DX11 shoe. Out of those that did release games, most were stuck back on DX9 (a decision made to get the most money out of their titles).”

2009 Holiday Buying Guide: Top 10 Console Games
Test Freaks :: Monday, December 07, 2009
“These days, chances are there is at least one person on your Christmas shopping list who is a console gamer. With the gamer demographic becoming more expanded, you could just as well be needing a Christmas present for your five year-old niece or your forty year-old husband. Fortunately, as with anything, a rush of great games have been released recently, waiting for you to pick them up as part of your holiday purchases. Here is a list of console games of all styles and consoles, sure to satisfy the people on your list. ”

Divinity II Ego Draconis Concept Art, Trailer and Videos
Test Freaks :: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
“Divinity II isn’t slated for release until next year actually, but CDV was nice enough to send it along to me, last week actually, and I’ve been playing it for several hours already, and having quite a bit of fun. For right now though I’ve got three game play videos along with the trailer and some concept art that they sent along for me to check out, being the nice guy that I am I thought I’d share with you. I’ll have my own screen shots and videos up for you soon, and then a brief preview or review as well after that, but I want to get a bit farther along in the game first. For now continue on to check out the movies and concept art: “