E3 2013 is at its end and, naturally, the gaming community is buzzing like a hive of bees hopped up on caffeine. Being that this year’s expo brought with it the world’s first good look at the next generation of Sony’s and Microsoft’s game consoles, the post-expo excitement seems even more palpable than it has in nearly a decade. More than that, the controversy surrounding Microsoft’s planned DRM policies has stirred even the sleepiest of gamers who are now faced with a future that might feel more radically different from their expectations than they could ever have imagined. Continue reading
A couple of days ago, at Konami’s Pre-E3 show, Hideo Kojima and Konami revealed to the world that the next actor to voice Snake in the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series would be none other than Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland. It was an announcement that I had anxiously anticipated since this past March when rumors began flying that David Hayter, the beloved series veteran and voice of Snake since he, well, had a voice, would not be reprising his role in the latest entry in the series, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. It was a hard blow to us hardcore fans of the series, but what hurt worse was hearing that Hayter had not even been asked to return to the franchise.
In spite of an earlier statement that I made to the effect of, I don’t want to rank my favorite games in any particular order because it reduces the quality of the game to a trivial numerical standard, the impending release of Skyrim has me constantly thinking about how I would arrange such a list. Look for a list coming to the site soon as I steal moments of free time to rank them when I can. If you would like to post one of your own, please do so in the comment section below.
UPDATE 1: I should clarify that this is to be a list of my favorite games ranked from 1-10 as opposed to what I deem to be the greatest games of all time. That’s a big enough difference to spare me the label of hypocrite, right?
UPDATE 2: Here’s a rough first draft (definitely subject to change):
- Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness (PC)
- Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC)
- Panzer Dragoon Zwei (Sega Saturn)
- The Curse of Monkey Island (PC)
- Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
- Baldur’s Gate II (PC)
- Mass Effect (Xbox 360)
- Warcraft III (PC)
- Final Fantasy VIII (PS1, although I played it originally on PC)