We've said goodbye to a decade that really had no name, but I haven't heard much consensus on what we're gonna call this one. The Tens? Tweens? Twenty-teens? We've got another 9 years and 364 days to figure it out.
Quick programming note: Like Christmas weekend, this too will be one of abbreviated coverage as your erstwhile weekend writer finishes his holiday observances two days behind schedule. Don't worry, the next time we have a shortened weekend will be in May. All standing features will run at their regular times, including weekend coupons.
And with that, here is the week - and the end of the year - in original coverage.
Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions 0 Day: Attack on Earth Micro-Review: Where's Will Smith When You Need Him? N.O.V.A. Micro-Review: Say "Halo" to iPhone's New Shooter Avatar: The Game Micro-Review: Palm-size Pandora Need For Speed: SHIFT Micro-Review: Changing Gears
Holidays and 2009 Paradox Interactive's Holiday Greeting Is Certainly Majestic
News Hori's DSi Play Stand + Stylus: Why? Something Modern Warfare 2 Got Wrong About Pakistan New Fist of The North Star Screens/Art Already Dead CES 2010: A Special Programming Note Japanese Arcade Themed Like China's Back Streets South Korea's First Person Shooting In 3D World