Updated Wed, Dec 28, 2011 by B. de la Durantaye
a retrospective look back on the year is one of our favorite times of the year here at Ten Ton Hammer. Forget the tired eggnog and traditional yuletide trimmings. For us our years aren't made up of the conventional annual events that earmark the more white bread calendars. No! Our years are spiced with animated launch dates, electrifying trailers, titillating interviews, and previews that make us salivate. We are gamers and we love games.
2011 was a fantastic year. We saw enthralling RPGs, visceral action games, stupefying adventure games, and charged shooters. Some of our favorite developing companies were bought out; others were shut down. Some devcos grew to almost overnight fame while still others built upon previous successes.
We climbed mountains of snow to travel cross-continent to catch previews in San Francisco at GDC. We ventured hazardous fog to speak to animated developers in Boston at PAX East. We battled mass angry traffic in Los Angeles at E3 for a peek at some new trailers. We braved treacherous oceans by flying over them to get some hands on time in Germany at gamescom. We traversed dangerous state lines to get in line for more games in Seattle at PAX Prime. We learned multiple languages to get a taste of even more games at MIGS in Montreal and GGS in Taiwan. We travelled the world round and came back with our tales of adventure that we could share with you so that these stories could be told for generations to come on how 2011 was a top year for video games and MMOs.
So join us as we celebrate these games once again this year. We'll take our own private journey today to look back at the games of 2011 and what made them memorable for all of us this year.