Issue #15 – 1/1/10

Happy New Year!
Its 2010 folks! Hope you aren’t suffering too much from overdoing the drink :wink: Lets make 2010 a good year for gaming, its the start of a new decade – we’ve got some forum developments still underway, and some new ones planned.

I covered some of the Autumn game releases of last year, but the sad truth is the so-called competition from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has left some game developers a little suspicious of Christmas, hence most releases now are coming in a once very vacant time of year… January -> August. Arguably making the post Christmas/Spring lineups now rather crowded! So what are people keeping an eye out for?

My personal favourites are:

  • Aliens vs. Predator – it was handed back to Rebellion (makers of AvP1), who have scrapped any naming/sequel to just go back to Aliens versus Predator. It looks like they are doing a sterling job of it [video].
  • Mafia 2 – I played the original, and loved it. Mafia 2 seems to be improved in most ways and still pretty true to its prequel [video].
  • Mass Effect 2 – Of course this has to be on here, a mixed RPG/Shooter and made by BioWare… the first game got my attention for its fantastic storyline and visuals [Cinematic Trailer].

There are plenty more, but I will likely make a dedicated topic closer to the new year for that.

Competition Announcement:
The logo competition has been extended to the end of January. Currently we have too few entries to really want to judge them just yet, and its close proximity to Christmas/New Years could make it difficult for both entrants and judges. So the deadline is the 31st of January 2010, we hope to see more entries – just remember the guidelines.

Please do not post entries in this topic, please keep them in the competition thread – we will not be judging it otherwise. We would also like to remind people that allies are allowed to enter if they wish to do so.