Below you’ll see what I read, watched and played in 2010 (doesn’t mean they necessary came out in 2010, I just got around to experiencing them this year). They are listed from top to bottom in the order of worst to best:
TOP OF THE HEAP – by Erle Stanley Gardner
The ending will leave you feeling flat much like the plot and character development.
EMPIRE – by Orson Scott Card
The book that inspired the X-Box Live classic game “Shadow Complex” had potential but didn’t really deliver.
MAUS – by Art Spiegelman
An interesting read but the pacing kind of drags.
BOOK OF THE YEAR
THE GODFATHER OF POKER – by Doyle Brunson
This is a must read if you play poker.
MACGRUBER – AWFUL
Easily the worst movie of the year.
GET HIM TO THE GREEK – AWFUL
IRON MAN 2 – OK
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD – OK
BLACK SWAN – OK
TOY STORY 3 – OK
INCEPTION – EXCELLENT
WINTER’S BONE – EXCELLENT
MOVIE OF THE YEAR
THE SOCIAL NETWORK – EXCELLENT
Whether you understand the Facebook phenomenon or not this film will keep you captivated from beginning to end.
A twist on the classic Bejeweled game but gets repetitive quick and the story and RPG elements aren’t strong enough for you to want to keep playing.
RESIDENT EVIL 5: LOST IN NIGHTMARES
There are a few exciting moments in this expansion to the classic horror game but overall this download probably isn’t worth the extra $$$.
It’s a decent diversion from the games in your rotation but if you want to play pinball please go play the real thing. The industry needs your support!
INFECTONATOR! WORLD DOMINATOR
You want to destroy the world and waste time at work? Then this “Free Game” is perfect for you!
Relive the early 1990’s again with this direct import to X-Box Live from the age of the end of the arcades. FYI – the Japanese version is the version worth playing.
GTA IV: THE BALLAD OF GAY TONY
Can’t get enough of Liberty City? Then check out this GTA IV expansion that contains some of the most action packed mission in the GTA series’ history.
DRAGON AGE ORIGINS
A truly epic and amazing game. I really put some hours into DA in 2010 beating the main game and the following expansions:
Dragon Age Origins – The Stone Prisoner
Dragon Age Origins – Warden’s Keep
Dragon Age Origins – Awakening
BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM
An instant classic, this is one of my all-time faves and the best video game based on a comic book ever!
GAME OF THE YEAR
RED DEAD REDEMPTION
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” meets “Grand Theft Auto” and it couldn’t have been executed better. The grand scope of the world was engrossing. Some nights I would just spend picking flowers and hunting critters. Some nights I would brave the deadly area know as Tanner’s Reach. Nothing beat forming a Posse with your friends over X-Box Live and ruling the terrain with an iron fist.
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