CinemaBlend Games, by Steve West, 2007-12-26:
The year is at a close, which means the Blend Games staff will gather this weekend to drink cheap whiskey and discuss gaming in 2007. At some point a list of Blend's favorite games for the year will come out of the ordeal, but before they get to that it's time to look forward. After all, it was nice playing Crackdown but it's now time to get complacent with our gaming. There's a brand new stack of titles just itching to be played. Hopefully none of them have any debilitating diseases that will require daily cream application.
First up is the Xbox 360, a system that has been all too quiet on its future. Peter Moore set the stage for Fall 2007 at E3 when he emphasized Microsoft's focus on the immediate future. But now gamers are glancing around and wondering what the hell could follow such a stellar year for the system. Below you'll find the games Blend Games is most looking forward to on the big white console. If you were wondering, the list doesn't assuage Blend Games' worry that Microsoft's first party lineup is crumbling.