A year is a long time in the world of gaming..but it doesn't half pass by quickly! And what a year it's been for this very blog... Megabits of Gaming is officially a year old today. Bet you haven't even got us a present, have you?
This time a year ago, people - myself included - were bemoaning the fact that few killer titles were hitting the shelves. This general air of indifference was compounded by the fact that triple A titles like Fable 3, Bayonetta, Heavy Rain and countless others weren't going to see the light of day until 2010. Thankfully, they're now starting to emerge and frankly its been worth the wait. In fact, there are now far too many great games coming out for my wallet's liking!
Even though the past year has been a little subdued regarding big releases, there's still been plenty to write about and we've mustered some 200 posts.
Among the blog's most read entries was our assessment on New Year's Day of how the gaming world has changed in the past decade.
For the more nostalgic among you, the Megabits Must Play List proved incredibly popular, as we looked at more than 100 classic games from decades past.
Our retrospective Golden Era of Gaming articles also took us on a merry stroll down memory lane as we revisited some of the greatest consoles of all time and our pick of the top games. Our commentary on the top handhelds also seemed to grab your attention.
And we mustn't forget our inaugural Head2Head contest, which saw us eliminate numerous top titles in a bid to uncover the greatest game of all time. The winner seemed to raise a few eyebrows too...
Among our reviews, perhaps it's no coincidence in the run up to the World Cup that there's been plenty of interest in FIFA 10 and Football Manager. Bioshock and Assassin's Creed II have attracted plenty of visitors too - and a number of you readers took an unhealthy interest in our Tomb Raider Underworld review... but I wonder if that has something to do with the buxom looky-likey model that accompanies the article, eh?
The eagerness to check out some of our teasers and trailers also suggest you're looking forward to the likes of APB, Crackdown 2 and Brink in the coming months too.
And we've still got plenty lined up... Expect our Head2Head contest to make another appearance, pitting the crème de la crème of gaming's past and present against one another. Megabits will also be looking at which of our tips for top 2010 titles will triumph!
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[Contributors: Bojeeva (left), Ibwib (right), PhotoPuddle, LovelyLara, thebuttonmushroom]
(Photo credit: Rob J Brooks)