Happy New Year, blogotronics.
I know I shouldn’t get too excited about the Pitt Panthers being declared the best team in the land this week. They play in the Big East (who makes up 36% of the ranked teams!) and there will be room for at least three to five conference losses in there. Tempered expectations is what being a Pittsburgh native is all about. #1 is a fleeting award, but it is very nice to see them on top for the first time in history. Go Panthers!
I totally lied about getting the last part in my iPhone review series up by Christmas, so that is coming. Also, a summary of some of the best reads I had in 2008 since there are some items I highly recommend to anyone with similar tastes. My gaming backlog is ginormous thanks to the holiday glut which will likely include:
- Fallout 3 (Currently Playing)
- Valkyria Chronicles (Currently Playing)
- Prince of Persia
- Disgaea 3
- Far Cry 2
- World of Goo
- Witcher: Extra Witching Edition
- Fable 2
- and always more Left 4 Dead
I have to get through most of those before I can even come close to opining on the best of the year, but I will likely do a preliminary round shortly as not to be the last one out. Last year was so much easier even though there were so many great games. Why is that? Peter Molyneux is probably right that 2009 will be pretty quiet (I personally think that 2010-2011 will be worse) so hopefully the flotsam and jetsam of the winter explosion will keep me afloat until mid-year. Did you know that Skate 2, Godfather 2, & Resident Evil 5 come out during the first quarter of the year?
Have I missed anything?