Some day this past summer, Sefton Hill was browsing the internet, reading comments about the demo for Batman: Arkham Asylum. He came across an acronym he didn’t know: GOTY. The lead creator of Arkham Asylum, he would learn it.
Three unusual things happened to former Metroid Prime designer Mark Pacini in 2009: He received high praise he didn’t seek, saw a somewhat depressing game box and figured out that gaming in 2011 “is going to kind of suck.”
If you made Assassin’s Creed II this year, it was a good year – even if you had to trim the game, even if things didn’t click until August, even if, for five minutes, you had to suppress your accent.