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2011 in Gaming: The Year in Under 2 Minutes

Another year, another evolutionary step forward in gaming and graphics. Check out this action packed video to review gaming highlights from 2011.

How many games can you pick out? Miffed one didn’t make the reel? Sound off in the comments.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/28/11

Comments (12)

  1. Usman

    NFS: The Run
    (well, although it might not deserve to be on the list anyway, it wasn’t there, I guess)

  2. chottabhai

    i guess world of goo wasn’t there either.. maybe its just too geeky..

  3. oznaH

    There is so much potential for the Master Chief. To bad Halo has died.

  4. ihateheadcrabs

    @chottabhai – World of Goo is a good (and not really geeky I guess) game, but it has been released in 2008.

  5. IrishIT

    @ihateheadcrabs & chottabhai World of Goo is the hipster of games…….few people have heard of it and fewer have played! lol

  6. Bodsda

    @oznaH – Halo hasn’t died, combat evolved was released this year and Halo 4 is due in Q 4 of 2012

  7. steuck

    Missed a lot of games, I guess they really wanted us to know about Uncharted 3 though…

  8. Rod

    Wow, Dead Space 2 was actually mentioned.

    That game seems to have been glossed over for the most part and that is a shame.

  9. Sakisds

    I actually played most of these. Only missed those that are exclusive to consoles.
    Too bad there are not all cross-platform :(

  10. Ziggurat Vertigo

    My wife’s a console gamer, I was a PC gamer then stopped for a few years and just picked it up again. She bought Skyrim, brand new, paid full price. I never played Elder Scrolls so I bought Oblivion for a song for the aging gaming PC we have (which is still more than needed for Oblivion so it looks great with everything cranked up). I got all the extras plus the main game for under $25. I’m having a blast with all the beautiful work the Mod community has done, planning on doing a little level editing of my own, and still enjoying my first playthrough of the game in its “original” form. Had to explain to her that in the PC world, we had “DLC” since the early 90’s and it was then and is now free ;)

    PC is the way to go. And when you need to save some money, find an older game that looks good that you never played – $10 to $40 in a bargain bin or on Steam, all patched and updated, big bugs fixed, and usually all the expansions and extras thrown into the box to make it a “game of the whatever” gold platinum black maroon edition. I like to let people who pay $70 for a new game playtest it for me, then when all the patches are out I buy it for a lot less. And by then, the modding community has produced even MORE content for it, for free!

  11. Jason Fitzpatrick

    @ihateheadcrabs / chottabhai / IrishIT: I love World of Goo! =) It’s such an oddball game. I’d play it all the way through just for the messages from The Sign Painter.

  12. Demon Within

    What about Crysis 2 .. There is no match for it .. Sound, Graphics, Game Play … and the most beautiful Story Line .. its a game of the year.

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