Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Electronic Games 100: Done

The annual Games 100, our guide to the best games of the year, is finally locked down. The awards are picked for Electronic Game of the Year and Runners Up, and category winners for Action, RPG/Adventure, Sports/Driving, Strategy, and Apps are selected.

This is my biggest job of the year. The final text comes in at 11,000 words, which is about 15 pages in the December issue. The Traditional Games 100 list will fill the same amount of space. I believe this is the 30th Games 100. I've done the last 10 or so, and worked on it with the late Burt Hochberg for 5 years before that.

As we get closer to street date (late October), I'll talk a little bit more about what's in it and why we made the decisions we made. Last year was a bit of an upset, with the top electronic award going to Batman: Arkham Asylum, while the traditional game award went to Small World. If you haven't checked them out yet, you really should: both are excellent games.


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