Time picks Alan Wake as top game of 2010

By Matthew
Dec 15, 2010
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  1. With only two weeks left in 2010, you can expect the usual influx of yearly "best of" nominations and compilations. Along with naming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg "Person of the Year," Time Magazine has published its picks for top 10 video games of 2010, with Alan Wake selected as this year's number one title.

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  2. ChrisG683

    ChrisG683 Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    This list is bass ackwards
  3. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Somewhat. It's obvious the list makers were reta- I mean console gamers.
  4. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,073   +75

    Time Magazine lost touch with the real world about 15 years ago. I can't say I'm surprised by this... Next we'll see Courtney Love and Amy Winehouse battling it out for the top spot on Time's sexiest women chart... :gag:
  5. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    puh-lease!! This is as bad as when the Grammy's gave Jethro Tull a Grammy for "best heavy metal band."

    These Time magazine voters are absolutely clueless and obviously completely out of touch with the gaming world.
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,043   +84 Staff Member

    You don't bang your head to the flute Tomm? :/
  7. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,319   +370

    Oh I'm a big fan of Jethro Tull - seen them many a time and have most if not all of their CD's. Just a nonsensical pick for "best heavy metal band." Like these Time magazine game selections. :p
  8. Best thing about Jethro Tull winning was that they beat Metallica and Megadeth to win that award, and the albums they beat out were arguably two of the best thrash metal albums made.
  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Well Tom, they had to call Jethro Tull, "heavy metal", since if they placed them the appropriate category..., "Best Electric Renaissance Minstrel Band with Paranoid Delusions of Shakespearhood wearing Cod Pieces"...., they wouldn't have anybody to compete against, and only you and I would know what I'm talking about.

    And yes Tom, verily, "I know how it feels to be thick as a brick"
  10. killeriii

    killeriii TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    Top 10 Video Games for 10 year olds
  11. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Totally.

    I still play donkey kong, pacman, mrs pacman, galaga and defender all the time. Those games challenge a player on a level that these modern games don't.
     
  12. lchu12

    lchu12 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 199   +9

    How or what are they ranking these games on!?!?
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    I'm guessing you mean "Defender" for the original Atari 2600? Sadly they put out a collection of those old games for the PC which omitted "Defender".

    I actually would still enjoy playing that game, and even "Super Breakout", but for that game, I couldn't tune my joystick to the feel of the old time paddle controllers.
  14. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 586   +45

    Man, TIME magazine is on a roll! Not...


    I've lost faith in just about EVERY award handed out these days. The only people I take seriously for awards are the folks at PC Gamer.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,400   +832

    Indeed! Look how many CMAs Taylor Swift got last year after the Kanye West fiaso. That was the best thing, (Kanye's interruption), that ever happened to her, although I doubt it felt that way at the time.
  16. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Arcade version of defender. I got to play it at funspot and had to have it put on my machine.
  17. lipe123

    lipe123 TechSpot Guru Posts: 411   +75

    Lmao I read this article and thought to myself "err whatnow?!" I havent even heard of most of those games on there, except angry birds and a few others.

    Seriousley wtf is the deal with console games taking over the world, someone needs to write some good console viruses to brick each and every one of them so we can get proper good pc games.
  18. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,573   +47

    Yeah, old classics like that are just the ticket for a challange...You can spend weeks (and still fail) trying to master games like Ghost's and Ghoul's for the Sega megadrive.

    Donkey Kong Country for the SNES was quite tuff also, but a great game....Hmmm, might dig it out now and have a bash!. :D
  19. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TechSpot Guru Posts: 675   +39

    LOL Alan Wake... umm, no, leave the game picks to ppl who play games. RDR might have been a much better pick for #1, but even then there are tons of games just forgotten on this list, epic fail
  20. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I suspect most main stream magazine reviewers never actually play the games, they just use game company marketing material.
  21. ruben1992

    ruben1992 Newcomer, in training Posts: 32

    ^^^^
  22. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    Grab yourself an arcade machine(or a MAME emulator) and try the US v1 release of Donkey Kong. By far the hardest game ever made.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_UMB9imlyY
  23. pgcharlie

    pgcharlie Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    wat about COD: Black OPs.. they forgot to mention that uhh????? this should have at least been in the first 5 ..
  24. pgcharlie

    pgcharlie Newcomer, in training Posts: 45

    wat about NFS Hot Pursuit.. i liked it a lot.. controlling the car,, graphics is awesome..
  25. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    You mean that piss poor bug of a game that has poor texture/model work in addition to the terrible engine it runs on?


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