Monday, July 18, 2011

Your Turn: The Games Magazine Electronic Games 100

It's that time of year again. For the next two months, I will be working with my crack staff to compile and write the Electronic Games 100: a buyer's guide to the best 100 video, computer, and handheld games published since last November. (We also do a small section of previews for titles we do not yet have in completed form.)

So let me know what you think. What have you been playing? What did you love? What did you hate? Do you know something small that deserves more attention? Something big that deserves less attention?

On Twitter, use hashtag #games100 to make your suggestions. I'm also on Google+ and Facebook, or you can use the comboxes. This is the first time I'm doing this "live," so let me know what you think. You can check out the Awards tag on this site for some examples from last year, which saw Super Mario Galaxy II winning as game of the year, just because that's the way we roll.

I can tell you this much: it's going to take a concerted effort to keep mobile games to only 1/4th of the list (25 titles), as I did last year. Given the sorry state of originality in PC and videogaming, and the startling originality and fun found on mobile platforms, that may not be easy. Four words, people: Axe in the Face.

Please note: this is for electronic games only. I don't edit the Traditional Games 100.


Accordeonaire said...

I'm loathe to admit it, but "Just Dance 2" on the Wii has completely besotted my family. I don't play it myself, but there is no game that makes the wimmin folk in my house so happy.

Thomas L. McDonald said...

No kidding. I think this is one that gets played in every house with a Wii, but "gamers" never touch the thing. Meg loves it. I find some of the lyrics a bit questionable for the 9 and 10 year-olds I see playing it. (Tik-Tok? Really?)

Accordeonaire said...

Preacher, meet choir. So is this list for "gamers?" Would a game like this fall within your bailiwick?

Thomas L. McDonald said...

Oh, yeah: our readers are pretty mainstream.

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