Filed under: lists | Tags: favorite video games of 2009, lists, lists! 2009, video games
All games were for Xbox 360
UPDATE: I forgot about Shadow Complex, the sidescrolling “metrovania” title that was released this past summer on Xbox Live Arcade. It may be the only game I have played through twice to date. In any case, I would honestly rate it as the second best game of the year (yes, ahead of MW2). It’s that good.
1. Batman Arkham Asylum – As good of a comic book-based video game as I’ve ever played combining stealth, rpg elements, bash-em ups, and collecting. As has been noted many times before by other people, Arkham Asylum was this year’s Rapture.
2. Modern Warfare 2 – The blockbuster game of 2009.
3. FIFA 10 – Instead of resting on its laurels, it just keeps getting better and better.
4. Fallout 3 DLC – The five DLC (downloadable content) packs added between 8-10 hours to my favorite game from last year.
5. Rock Band: Beatles – Haven’t really played it as much as I could have, but c’mon it’s the Beatles.
6.GTA IV: The Lost and the Damned – Still haven’t gotten around to The Ballad of Gay Tony yet, which looks to be a little more whimsical, but The Lost and the Damned was a solid DLC expansion that added about 4-6 more hours to the game.
7. Street Fighter IV
8. Halo 3: ODST
9. Madden 10
10. NBA Live 10
Filed under: Tuesday Trailers | Tags: Lego Rock Band, More Than A Game, movies, The Damned United, trailers, video games
More Than A Game – A documentary about Lebron James and his high school basketball team and their quest for the National High School Basketball Championship.
Lego Rock Band – Yes, it actually does exist. This is not a parody video from College Humor or Funny or Die.
The Damned United – From the screenwriter of The Queen and Frost/Nixon and starring Michael Sheen (also of both of those films.
Set in 1960s and 1970s England, THE DAMNED UNITED tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Cloughs doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football – an anathema to the principled yet flamboyant Brian Clough, who had achieved astonishing success as manager of Hartlepool and Derby County building teams in his own vision with trusty lieutenant Peter Taylor.
Filed under: Tuesday Trailers | Tags: Modern Warfare 2, movies, Red Cliff, Up in the Air, video games, YouTube
Modern Warfare 2 – The highly anticipated video game sequel is just about a month away. ZOMG can’t wait.
Up in the Air – The second trailer, which provides a little more insight compared to the first trailer that was more of a teaser with a voiceover by George Clooney. Looks pretty darn good.
Red Cliff – John Woo’s latest film is an asian epic, complete with huge battle scenes and beautiful cinematography. Though the film has been out for some time, it is just now getting to the US (albeit in a 2.5 hour version compared to the 4 hour version in China), and here is the first US trailer. According to Slashfilm, “the film is a retelling of the battle of Red Cliff during the Han dynasty in ancient China, and is based upon the historical text Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms.” I would imagine this would look amazing on the big screen or on Blu-ray.