How can it not be? A new Metal Gear Solid, a new Kingdom Hearts, a new Valkyria Chronicles, maybe even that new Resident Evil with be released, all tailor made for the PlayStation Portable are due next year.
We're 10 days from New Year's but tomorrow is the winter solstice, starting us on another trip around the sun. And a new year that will be full of its own controversies, challenges, triumphs, disappointments and delights in video gaming.
You aren't some kid holding controllers from different systems posing for stock photos. You're a real gamer. You piss pixels and bleed polygons, and ultimately the fate of gaming in 2010 is up to you. What will you do?
As the Nintendo DS enters its sixth year on the market, introducing its fourth major iteration, the Nintendo DS XL, the software line-up is looking good, especially if you're a fan of portable role-playing games.
Goodness knows as a member of the press, I don't always get to pick which Game Developers Conference panels I go to. But if given the choice this time around, I really want to see what comes out of these panels.
2010. Year of the... No, we'd better not go there. But next year the PlayStation 3 is set to have a very big year in North America, thanks to the arrival of God of War III, Final Fantasy XIII and better than ever third-party developer support.
Whether you're a hard-working entrepreneur running your own store or a corporate executive overseeing a worldwide chain, what will you do as a video game retailer to make 2010 a better year for the game industry than 2009?
Out in Japan this year and coming to America in 2010, Ace Attorney is a return to crime-fighting and lawyering on the Nintendo DS, with maybe the best mechanics in the series... if that's what series fans are looking for.
The Wii had a good 2009, thanks to the arrival of Nintendo fan-pleasing releases like Punch-Out!! and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. But 2010 should one-up this year's showing thanks to Nintendo and third-party publishers.
You're on a vast landscape. The biggest one ever made by Rockstar, bigger even than the terrain of Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. You're in the virtual west. No cities are nearby. Think you can have fun?
Cast aside those ratty sneakers and step into the expensive, well-polished shoes of the CEO of a big-name video game publisher. What changes would you make to ensure the success of your business in 2010?
Co-op shooter gaming is now so common that it can no longer be a selling point on its own. So what does the new 2010-scheduled Army of Two have to offer? Finally playing the game unsupervised, Kotaku learned things.