"To say that 2007 has been a banner year for gaming would be a HUGE understatement. This year may very well go down as the greatest in the relatively short history of video games, and likely won't be matched any time soon. It's been a particularly great year to be an Xbox 360 owner, as Microsoft's console has, in many ways, become synonymous with video games in the United States. As one of my fellow editors mentioned to me, you know your console is doing well when it's being mentioned in sitcoms and movies and other forms of pop culture. It seemed to work out well for the PlayStation name in the 1990s, didn't it?"