Destructoid - by Jim Sterling on 12.23.2007:
"As 2007 draws to a close, we say our goodbyes to what has arguably been one of the greatest years for videogames ever. With so many amazing releases, this year has been absolutely stunning, and we can now definitely say that the new generation of games has finally arrived.
From BioShock to Super Mario Galaxy, the hobby we love has given us so very much to latch onto, and latch we did. The online gamer community made memes, injokes and even obsessions of so very much in 2007 as iconic moments, characters and people surfaced. This is Destructoid's first ever icons of the year showcase, where we celebrate those things that the gamer community has embraced with a passion and a vengeance.
In this celebration of all things iconic, we take a look at the most memorable offerings of 2007, those things that made an impression that will last long into 2008. Hit the jump for the first chapter in our look back at the year's biggest memories."