"It is the officially the first day of a brand new year, and you know what that means. Very soon, the game industry will set the hype wheels into motion for another twelve months of disappointment and despair! Hooray!
In all seriousness, 2009 is a rather exciting year, as it represents an unknown quantity. While we do know of a handful of very high profile games coming out this year, very few publishers have been too revealing about what's in store. Hopefully a quiet industry is an industry with some surprises in store, not just an industry that has nothing to say.
What do we know is coming in 2009, then? Quite a bit more than I'd expected, actually. If you want a quick refresher course in what this coming year has to offer, or if you're just extremely hung over from last night and need distraction from the pain, read on for our look ahead at 2009."