Well, 2013 was certainly a big year for video games. The 3DS and Vita really hit their stride, home consoles got some late-life classics and, with the arrival of two new gaming machines, 2014 is looking to be just as awesome. So which games from the past 12 months were the best?
Animal Crossing: New Leaf did some bad things to me. Sure, at first it was all about catching the biggest bug in a friendly competition, netting a fish or two to buy a new shirt, and paying off a small loan that would upgrade my closet-sized starter home into something more akin to, say, a walk-in closet. But then things took a turn for the worse.
Those who deride the Wii and DS as kiddy consoles will not be rebutted by this week's batch of new games for DSiWare, WiiWare, and Virtual Console. All four additions are E-rated, wholesome family entertainment. Hey, wait a minute, two of them aren't even games
Nintendo has announced a release date for their special brand of chatroom, the Wii Speak Channel. Finally, everybody's dream of being able to communicate with your friends via the Wii and the Wii Microphone add-on will finally come true.