2010 and 2011’s Most Anticipated Games

It’s no surprise to those in the know: Myriad forces from fundamental changes in shoppers’ playing habits to the rise of thousands of free-to-play online social network, Web browser and MMO games are quickly undercutting both the relevance and value of traditional PC and console games. But the good news is, as software publishers are all too willing to demonstrate in the run up to the holiday season and beyond, there are still plenty of great reasons to keep your desktop computer, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS/DSi and PlayStation Portable (PSP) handy. Dozens of amazing outings will soon be arriving on all fronts in 2010 and 2011, not only picking up where early frontrunners like Heavy Rain and Red Dead Redemption left off in terms of sheer entertainment value, but also making a strong case for the continued importance of these gaming platforms.

Looking to justify that investment for one more year? And, for that matter, give yourself some ammo to strike back with the next time your hipster pals start talking up their favorite iPad titles or decrying the death of the set-top system in the wake of cloud computing services such as those offered by OnLive and Gaikai? Fear not. We’ve got 20 good reasons to tell them why to shove it, and ways to spend the better part of the next 18 months celebrating with after (like significant others and bosses in the wake of your new purchases), they’re soon kicked to the curb.

Note: Special mention also has to go to Star Wars: The Old Republic – a massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game that treats the sci-fi franchise with surprising dignity:

About Scott Steinberg
Scott Steinberg is CEO of strategic consulting and product testing firm TechSavvy Global, and a noted keynote speaker and business expert. Hailed as a top tech expert and parenting guru by critics from USA Today to NPR, he’s also an on-air analyst for ABC, CBS and CNN.

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