Last year, the Gaming Pavilion at Macworld was largely abandoned, cast out into the North Hall Wasteland, far from the warm and friendly orbit of the Apple Pavilion in the South Hall. This year, gaming was centered in the alive-and-well West Hall, and gaming wasn't a Macworld Expo afterthought. Instead of a few lonely iPods running games from EA, a real pavilion was put up. More importantly, game developers like EA and Blizzard showed up, as well as Mac gaming stalwarts like Aspyr Media, and even a new one, EVE Online. It turns out 2008 will likely be the best year ever for gaming and Apple. Who knew?