Being the holiday season, many of us are at home catching up with friends and family. And of course, we’re playing games, too. Knowing that there’s tons of awesome stuff coming next year — including the likes of Dead Space 2, Uncharted 3, Portal 2, and Mass Effect 3 — now is as good of a time as any to catch up on everything from 2010. Among the most popular picks are (big surprise!) Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
So before we getting back to work on Brink, Hunted, RAGE, and Skyrim, here’s the games we’re enjoying. Happy New Year!
Andrew Boyd: Hoping to play some New Vegas and some Demon’s Souls, but I’ll probably play a lot of Cataclysm.
Liam Wade: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, COD Black Ops, Fable III, Halo Reach, Dead Rising 2, and maybe even a little Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Matt Weil: Black Ops and League of Legends.
Jason Bergman: Epic Mickey, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Rock Band 3.
Frank Matzke: Fallout: New Vegas, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Gray Matter.
Andrew Scharf: FNV: Dead Money, Red Dead Redemption, Persona 3 FES, Starcraft II, and Dragon Age.
Matt Ponton: Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Super Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Mass Effect 2 if I get some time. Maybe I’ll rent Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Michael Onufrak: Super Meat Boy, Fallout: New Vegas, WET, TF2, and Doom 3 if I have time to start it again.
Caedmon Somers: Sim City on iPad.
Rob Bartholomew: Solid, unrelenting World of Warcraft I’m afraid. Have a good one!
Cory Dornbusch: Team Fortress 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Costume Quest, StarCraft 2, and Brutal Legend.
Scott Seidenwand: Call of Duty: Black Ops, NBA Jam, and Dominion.
Alistair Hatch: Finishing Halo: Reach, finishing New Vegas for a third time, going to put a lot of time into Oblivion, Super Meat Boy, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Tom Lassanske: New Vegas, Force Unleashed, Assassin’s Creed 2, and possibly some Morrowind. Also, introduce my four-year-old to gaming with SSX on the PS2, and possibly some Smuggler’s Run.
Dan “Fancypants” Geske: Red Dead Redemption (complete with zombies), NCAA Football 2011, Fallout: New Vegas, Oblivion, and a new imagining of an old favorite, which I shall christen “Watch the Bowl Games, Drink the Wassail.”
Cody Wharton: Super Meat Boy and Limbo.
Joseph Mueller: Dance Central, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Enslaved, Birth By Sleep, and Angry Birds (Seasonal).
Nick Heller: Fallout: New Vegas, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
Matthew D Noonan: Fallout: New Vegas, X-Men Arcade (6 player) online, Angry Birds: Seasons, and Civilization V.
Andrew Poff: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Fallout: New Vegas, Mass Effect 1 & 2, Dead Space, and Zombies Ate My Neighbors.
Terry Dunn, Jr.: Minecraft beta!, Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic multiplayer goodness, and Killing Floor (Holiday Event).
Dan Ross: Empire: Total War, hopefully some Gran Turismo 5, and a bit of D&D.
Jon DeVriendt: StarCraft II, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam, Vanquish, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Company of Heroes Online, and Quake Live.
Ian Rogers: The GECK and trying to finish Red Dead Redemption.
Jordan Ziegler: Madden NFL 11, Disgaea 3, Phantom Brave, Final Fantasy XII, Infinite Undiscovery, and Mass Effect 2.
Greg Ruddick: Alan Wake, Civilization V, Left 4 Dead 2, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Assassin’s Creed 2, and F.E.A.R. 2.
James Smith: Re-addicted to WoW: Cataclysm.
Kurt Weaver: Apache: Air Assault and Kinect Adventures with the kids!
Dave Schreiber: Portal, Mass Effect series, Braid, and Donkey Kong Country (love the retro music!).
Max Cameron: Borderlands, Mass Effect 1 (and 2 if I get to it), Oblivion, and whatever Steam might put on sale during the holidays.
Aaron Mitschelen: Criminal Girls on PSP.
Matt Grandstaff: Super Mario Galaxy 2, , Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx, Fallout: New Vegas, NBA Jam, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Infinity Blade on iPad, and DJ Hero 2.