It’s cliché to list Christmas as you’re favorite holiday. Acceptable, but cliché nonetheless. Even still, you’d be hard pressed to convince me that any other holiday is better. Why? Because Christmas is the ideal holiday for gamers. The long, cold nights create the perfect excuse to stay indoors after school or work, wrap a blanket around yourself, and get lost for hours on end in your latest favorite game. The only real challenge is selecting which of the season’s many blockbuster releases are worth devoting your time off to. This year’s been every bit as phenomenal for gaming as I had hoped it might be, kicking off with BioWare’s Mass Effect 2 and fighting relentlessly with long anticipated hits such as Final Fantasy XIII (love it or hate it), God of War 3, Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty, and Halo: Reach. What is surprising, however, is the strong performance that independent developers have shown this year. I can only hope that we get titles half as good as Limbo and Super Meat Boy next year.
So what are you all playing this December?