My Most Important Video Games of the Decade: #3 – #1

These top three were the easiest games to pick on this entire list. I knew 100% that they’d be on here and also has a good idea of their placement right away too. I suppose that’s always the case when making lists like this though, you end up getting the top few easily and then agonise over the best of the rest.

Although in this case, it was a case of worrying about what to leave out rather than simply making up the numbers as a few of my yearly lists have felt like these past few years. Anyways, let’s get this top 15 finished up so I can go back to talking about anime or something.

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Bungie break away from Activision and take on full publishing rights for Desinty

A news story I couldn’t afford not to mention. Seeing as how Destiny is still the game I am spending most of my time with, despite having a “to play” list as long as my arm.

Bungie posted on their website, via Twitter that they were ending their ten year partnership with publisher Activision and breaking away on their own. Meaning that going forward they own the full publishing rights to the franchise and can make all their own designs, free from a profit driven publisher.

Bungie had massive ambitions when it came to originally making Destiny, but lacked the financial capital to make their lofty dreams a reality back in 2008. Thus they gained funding through a publisher. In this case, the publisher being Activision.

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Can’t decide if I like Halo 5 or not

Halo 5: Guardians is a strange game to me. I can’t decide whether it’s good or not. I’m having fun with it, that’s the main thing right now, but I can’t tell right now whether it’s going to keep my attention for the long haul or it will just fall by the wayside like so many games that come out these days.

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There is chance 343 will trickle content that will keep the experience fresh enough over time to keep me playing for weeks and months to come, but the turnover on shooters these days means there is a risk of even Halo turning into just another FPS of the week. What made Halo  different has always been the community around the game, the developer providing detailed databases of individual’s lifetime stats and sharing their experiences with one another before it was a function built into the console. Continue reading “Can’t decide if I like Halo 5 or not”