Platform Nation: 2010 marks the beginning of the end of what I consider to be the most crucial decade in the video game industry. Consoles rose into prominence across millions of households to become a permanent fixture in the living room. With affordable broadband Internet available to the masses, online gaming became an innovative outlet to increase the longevity of a title. Alongside Nintendo Wii's hypnotizing powers, casual gaming took off with the advent of independent publishers releasing games to mobile devices, Facebook and other social outlets. Now that we're in 2010, Platform Nation review critical past events and trends to see where the indicators are heading for the closing year.