The last 12 months have seen a lot of changes in the PC game industry. Some of them were good; the growth of the play-for-free PC game market, the launch of Windows 7 and rise of digital distribution as a major factor for PC game sales. Other news items were not as good to hear about A number of PC game developers and even one major publisher shut their doors in the last 12 months. Major AAA games were canceled or delayed into 2010.
In other words it was a fairly normal year with lots of up and lots of downs. Big Download has been reviewing their regular monthly top 10 news story features. Today they bring you their picks for the top 10 news items that affected the PC game industry for the entire year.