Travis writes: So it's the middle of the summer. It's the slow time of year for video game releases. Does that mean no good games have come out? Not at all. In fact, there has been such a strong lineup of games so far this year that we are holding, for the first time, the Game of the First Half of the Year Award (yeah yeah, I know – it's past the middle of the year). So without any further ado, let's get on with the awards.