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Choosing a GOTY in 2008 was far more difficult than in 2007. Why? The number of great games on PS3 exploded in 2008. However, the writers and readers of PS3 Fanboy both agreed on one game: Metal Gear Solid 4. It was a tough vote, with LittleBigPlanet creeping in right behind it.Last year, critics w...

January 2nd 2009 at 10:51am 0 Comments
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Prince of PersiaI spent an entire day writing this one paragraph, trying to figure out how to best describe how I feel about the game. Two of the three words I wrote down -- poetic, elegant, artistic -- happen to be in Ludwig's Best of the Rest entry for it, and given that you've probably heard tha...

January 2nd 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Rock Band 2If one wanted to know the depths of my love for this series, they'd need only observe two things -- my battered, cymbal-expanded, wireless RB2 drum kit, and the two bottle cap-sized blisters currently pulsating beneath the pinkies of my two hands. This game didn't get much GOTY chatter t...

January 1st 2009 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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God of War: Chains of OlympusAlbeit quite a bit shorter than the console installments, this portable chapter in one of my all-time favorite series was just as lovely, action-packed, and wonderfully presented as its "big brothers." It's a shame that a PS2 port hasn't been made -- or at least a downl...

January 1st 2009 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Boom Blox My Wii gathered so many cobwebs this year that it looked like it was a prop from a creepy old Boris Karloff movie. The phenomenon of Wii Fit had me dust it off and breathed some new life into it for a few days, but before long it was relegated back to its hiding space under the couch. Tha...

January 1st 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Civilization Revolution (Xbox 360)I'm getting old. There was a time when a 12-hour game of Civilization was just fine; however, now I have "responsibilities." Despite having as much trepidation about Civilization Revolution as anyone else who had played the Civ series from its inception, it was a b...

January 1st 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Bionic Commando Rearmed (PS3)I was initially turned off by the art direction (3D models in 2D), but, fueled by nostalgia, this game grew on me incredibly fast. It's a bit of a blind leap, but I'm willing to call this my favorite remake of all time -- right now (phew, I saved myself there). GRIN sta...

January 1st 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Joystiq_picks_top_10_games_of_2008_surprises_abound'; Our very favorite game of the year is a sequel. There's a hideous number appended to its title, a numeric symbol meant to conjure up lukewarm reassurance and a promise of something familiar, proven...

January 1st 2009 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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<< BACK (7) COMMENT NEXT (5) >> When a game has you sitting on the edge of your seat, your heart pounding out of your chest, and the feeling that you might have a stroke any second, then you know the developer did something right. Even if that something might result in a nervous br...

January 1st 2009 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
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<< BACK COMMENT NEXT (9) >> Modern video games are incredibly complex creations, more so than we give them and their countless programmers, artists and exploding barrel technicians credit for. The feelings video games elicit, however, can be simple. Mirror's Edge is a complicated bun...

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<< BACK (5) COMMENT NEXT (3) >> There was a point -- maybe three hours in -- when we were half convinced that Fallout 3 was intentionally trying to make us not like it. Here we were, in what is probably one of the most stunningly realized game worlds ever designed, feeling like we'd...

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<< BACK (4) COMMENT NEXT (2) >> "So there we were, just the four of us on the pier, the boat nowhere in sight and a tank charging at us through the trees..."You've probably heard plenty of variations on this story over the past few weeks. But what's more surprising: That Left 4 Dead'...

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