Chris Suellentrop writes:
"Welcome to Slate's first-ever Gaming Club, which I hope will become an annual tradition: a spoiler-laden end-of-year discussion of the year in video games. And what a year! If we were holding this e-mail exchange at the end of 2006, I'm pretty sure that the only thing we'd have to discuss would be whether Wii Sports is a better game than Gears of War. But 2007 has presented gamers with a ridiculous bounty. The only downside is that I've barely had a chance to digest all of the great stuff out there-including Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy, and Valve's The Orange Box anthology, which includes Portal, an almost-perfect little gem of a game."