Well as Jebus celebrates his 2009th birthday this week we can all look back on the last year and reflect on the important things in life, family, beer and gaming! For without these things our lives would be truly hollow and meaningless.
2009 was a great year for gaming starting off with the ThreeSpeechRegulars going on a massive run of death and humiliation (ours usually) in the great Killzone 2 online, it sure as hell lived up to the hype before all the whiney COD players knackered the controls online! I tend to play bot matchs or local LAN on it these days. Then came the sadness of the death of the semi-official ThreeSpeech and with it, a plucky young commentor decided to knock up his own tribute out of old cereal boxes and stickytape which was to become what you read today, this launch was overshadowed by Sony finally getting it's arse in gear and launched the Eeeew.blog much to the delite of forum fanboys and the prepubesent.
Sometime during the summer i finally stopped playing Fallout 3 after knocking up over 200hrs of gameplay on it, if that doesn't rate it as an Epic i don't know what will. I remember those first faltering steps out of the Vault101 and gazing across the bleakest most desolate hell hole i have every seen in a game armed only with a boilersuit and a bb gun. little did i know the great and wonderful adventure i would go on to have, the weird folks i'd meet scraping a living from the radiated earth and all the stuff i'd steal from them. My house in Megaton ended up filled with junk and a pile of old money that was beyond counting. good times indeed my friends.
i guess those were the two biggies for me out of the many i bought and played, other great titles were the reworked DiRT2 for letting beat the pants off a guy in a Subaru Impretza in my Mk2 Escort online, Red Faction for the obscene levels of destruction, inFAMOUS because how could shooting lighting from your fingers not PWN! Condemned 2 for it's weird take on the horror gene and letting me beat homeless people to death with lengths of lead pipe. i guess there are others but those are the ones that come to mind first.
so what did you think of 2009? what games are you getting/playing this season?