Dec 31 - Dec 31 (The Year Ahead)

The video game industry stirs, a leviathan in disturbed slumber, lurching beneath the waves, incubating in fantasies of untold destruction. And, while the world spins for another week back to that angle of space we deem a new year, unperturbed by what this industry dreams for the coming months, we gamers, we cabal of the digital beast, are content to bide our time and scheme.

Look, it's hard coming up with something interesting to say every week, particularly during weeks when nothing is being released. But, rather than employing the conjuration power of Google Images to nefarious work for me so that I have something to show you, this week as we plunge into 2008 I offer, instead of the traditional Game of the Week, rather my personal Game of the Year. This is the game I can't wait to play in 2008 and for which I will commit felonious assault if it is delayed.

So, my Game of the Coming Year?

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Fallout 3.

Comments

My Game Of The Year: Zombie Apocalypse.

No time to game, people It's gonna happen this year, I know it!

If not, I'll be playing Left4Dead and crying.

Reanimated jazz hands?

Heck no. I'll survive. I'm not the one who lives in a densely populated area. Come south of 80. We have guns and agriculture.

McChuck wrote:

Heck no. I'll survive. I'm not the one who lives in a densely populated area. Come south of 80. We have guns and agriculture.

Children of the Corn?

My girlfriend is planning on taking a small vacation for the week that Fallout 3 comes out. This is wise, because she certainly won't be seeing much of me for that week.

Elysium wrote:

I regret to inform you all that, according to several messages I've received, apparently by anticipating Fallout 3, GWJ has completely sold out and is now in the pocket of Bethesda and perhaps any number of other large corporations. I know this comes as much as a shock to you as it does me, but the evidence - my liking something that other people don't like - is clearly damning and irrefutable. While I can understand your disappointment in our complete lack of integrity, it should comfort you to know that Bethesda's continuing stream of money and support for our site will make me very very rich.

Oh internet, you so crazy.

Teh yawn.

How about you answer my message? How come you are allowed to drool over the game without seeing it, but others can't dislike it?

Uh-oh. They're actually registering.

Thin_J wrote:

Uh-oh. They're actually registering.

They wanted traffic. They got it. God help us. God help us all.

Excuse me. I'll be on page 2.

DSGamer wrote:

They wanted traffic. They got it. God help us. God help us all.

We need the OMG! OH NOEZ! picture posted quick!

DSGamer wrote:
Thin_J wrote:

Uh-oh. They're actually registering.

They wanted traffic. They got it. God help us. God help us all.

If mentioning Fallout 3 means you're just digging for traffic, the terrorists have won.

Moderating is for moderators. - Certis

Doh! - Trachalio

My game of the year: Civilization Revolution. It's Civilization, on the 360. and thats all that needs to be said.

*Legion* wrote:

My Game of the Upcoming Year is ... Left 4 Dead

This definitly has more potential for me than Fallout 3. I, much like some of the rabid folks on No Mutants Allowed, are just bummed by the decision to move away from the isometric view. First person will not be the same as a 'true' Fallout game from Black Isle. Still, I am hoping for the best and can adapt if the game turns out to be worth the money.

EDIT: I'm a filthy skimmer. My concerns are the same as Shihonage's. I throw my hopes behind L4D. What could be better than shooting up zombies on a rock solid engine (source)? It'll be the first of many attempts to dethrone TF2.

Looking forward to the revamped Space Rangers 2: Gold V2.0 English retail box version sans SF copy protection - due out Q1 2008.

SR2: Gold

And of course Stalker: Clear Sky.