Yesterday, Activision announced their financial results for last year. The company reported net revenues had increased to $4.45 billion, as opposed to $4.28 billion in 2009.
In response, Activision CEO Robert Kotick stated, “Because of focus and disciplined execution, 2010 was another extraordinary year for Activision Blizzard. We made some of the best games we have ever made in over 30 years of being in the interactive entertainment business. We benefited from new content releases for two of the world’s most successful online entertainment franchises: Activision Publishing’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm™, a new installment in the world’s largest subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game.”
2010 was full of great music, however some of it was overshadowed by bigger more popular bands and artists, most recently Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy OST. This article isn’t about those well known and most anticipated albums, it’s about the Artist’s who make great music and are fighting to carve their own path to make sure their music reaches the people’s ears.
I make it a habit to listen to each new album I get all the way through. You get to seep in the full effect that way, and it leaves you with a longer, more satisfying experience in the long run. When you go through picking out your favorite songs, you’ll remember what comes before and after that song as well as what it has to do with the story…if there was one in the album.
Below is a list of albums I believe everyone should give a try. They are the cream of the cream of the crop for me personally, and I think there is a little bit that everyone can enjoy.
My name is Code, and welcome to my corner! [It’s the tiny office with 3 walls.] 2010 was a remarkable year in gaming, mostly due to my purchase of an Xbox360, and finally having access to all the titles on all consoles. There was no shortage of amazing titles this year, spanning all consoles and genres. So what was the best of the best? Which titles won over my heart in each console? Join me after the jump, and find out!
What a great year for TheSpeedGamer community. In 2010 we raised over $129,000 out of our total $254,000. That doesn’t include the unforgettable auction we helped host with our friends over at Fangamer that pulled in $10,146 for the Michael J Fox Foundation. 2011 looks to be an even bigger year starting with a surprise announcement regarding our upcoming marathons. We are hoping to make that announcement on January 1st.
On a side note the “TSG Boy” shirts have arrived and will be shipping this Monday.
Because apparently this is not a very bad joke gone horribly horribly wrong, EA Entertainment VP Pat O’Brien is seeking to create a film based on the “Madden Curse”, which apparently dictates that a sign of a player’s career is ending when they make the front of the Madden video game cover. The movie will apparently cover a ” former Madden video game champion who is forced out of retirement just as he finds himself on the corner of the game’s cover.” The genre has been defined as a “sports-comedy”.
You may or may not have caught Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen stating that Kirby’s Epic Yarn was the WORST game of 2010, because it was “too cute”. While I’m a strong proponent of free speech and allowing the opinions of others to be heard, Jensen’s reasoning behind the game’s flaw as the worst game [which, frankly, let’s look at some Wii shovelware and compare the two] were weak and baseless at best.
Apparently, Jensen also admits it at this point. He openly admits that the purpose behind the making of the “worst” game segment was to spark a controversy and get the gaming world talking about “cuteness” in gaming.
Frankly, I don’t see where a “cuteness in gaming” kind of controversy would go anywhere. Do we really want to completely kill the entire family-friendly market of games? Gaming market divisions would just as rather cut off their right arm and enter a Twister tournament.
Square Enix fans can enjoy the following titles, which will recieve coverage at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show:
Front Mission Evolved Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
Lord of Arcana
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The 3rd Birthday
Mind Jack SaGa 3
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XI
Final Fantasy Legends
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Final Fantasy Agito XIII
Final Fantasy XIII Ultimate Hits International
Unannounced Tetsuya Nomura project – Possibly Dissidia Duodecim: Final Fantasy
I’m especially excited about KH:ReCoded, because then SE will have no excuse to begin production of Kingdom Hearts III. It’s been 5 years guys. FAR TOO LONG TO WAIT. Unless you’re Duke Nuke’em fans. In which case, my condolences.