GamePro writes: "Denial, downsizing, cost-cutting, and realignment. While there was lots to be positive about in 2009, these were the pervasive trends that you'll see as we look back through the news stories of the past year. We saw studios close, and we saw frequent calls to both publishers and platform-holders to be more responsive to the market. As you read through this two-page retrospective you'll no doubt see some of the same comments coming up again, and again, and again - particularly with regard to Sony and the need for some movement on the price of the PlayStation 3. We eventually saw this in August, but that was after eight long months of nagging, complaining, and threatening from analysts, consumers, and games publishers."