Thunderbolt Games writes:
"This past year has been a fantastic one for gamers. This budding industry has seen the rise and fall of plenty of franchises, but never before have we seen so many quality titles, sequels and newcomers, battle it out for entertainment infamy. The video game community is a fickle bunch, and it says a lot about the quality of this year's product to see so many success stories. Notable franchise continuations include the culmination of the Halo series, a new direction for Call of Duty, and a charming, classic Mario platformer, all of which propelled public interest in gaming sky high..."