Thanksgiving is apparently a time for giving thanks, who saw that coming? We decided to get in the festive mood and compile a list of what we’re thankful for this year in gaming. From the community, to the industry, to the Doritos, we wanted to give a shout out to all that made us grateful.
This year in gaming, I’m most grateful for the little things. XBLA and PSN games like Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, and The Walking Dead have all shown taking advantage of the digital showcase can be a good thing and not necessarily mean it’s a budget title with little to offer.
I’m grateful for the Xbox SmartGlass for its ability to go beyond expectations and deliver something that actually adds to the gaming experience. It continued what the Kinect started and added another layer of interactivity and not in a bad way.
Most of all, I’m thankful I get to be a part of this industry. While I had my fill of writing in high school and college, it makes me glad that I can use it to communicate with other gamers in this era of technology and information. It is something I hope to continue for many more years.
I guess what I’m most grateful for (other than you beautiful readers of course) is the fact that I was legitimately excited for games all year long. This is due in part by the fact that my favorite genre is tactical rpgs and we got a bucket load this year. I personally can’t recall any year with this many top shelf releases. Better yet is that they were all AAA quality games.
We kicked it off with Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor 2 and followed it with Disgaea 3 Vita. Then when games were supposed to be slowing down over the summer, we got Gungnir, Pokemon Conquest, Rainbow Moon, Record of Agarest War 2 and Growlanser 4. This has all culminated with XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Ragnarok Tactics in the fall. I haven’t been able to keep up this year with my favorite genre and that is something I’m kinda grateful for because this rarely happens for me.
I honestly believe the thing you could want the most out of a hobby is opportunity and this year has been keeping up quite well as far as games go. Throw in the rest of the must have games for every console and it’s been satisfying to be a gamer this year. For that I’m thankful.
The thing I’m most thankful for in gaming this year is the privilege of working for Twinfinite with such a wonderful group of talented people. Honestly, they’re all an inspiration to strive for bigger and better. Everything from THIS, to THIS, to THIS makes me try that much harder in everything I write.
I have so many things to feel thankful about that it’s hard to know where to begin. As far as gaming is concerned, I’m grateful that Dark Souls got released on PC. Granted, it’s not the best port out there (especially for tweak-happy PC gamers), but the game runs and plays just fine. Even though it only came out a couple of months ago, it has shot to the top of my list of hours spent in-game on my Steam list. So much has been written about it already (especially on this site), but Dark Souls is a truly unique game that everyone should experience.
One other thing I am truly grateful for is Yami, Keith, the rest of the Twinfinite gang, and of course those of you who are reading. This is a small but wonderful online community, and I appreciate every second of it. Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
This year, what I’m thankful for is the gaming community. Video games are great, yeah, and I have plenty of fun with them, but what I love even more is the vast array of people that I have connected with whom I can discuss games, crack jokes, and just have a general all-around great time. I have a couple friends off the ‘net who are fairly avid gamer- even just yesterday my friend talked me under the table with his Fire Emblem knowledge- however, it pales in comparison to the incredible scope and breadth of the people I interact with every day online. You guys are part of the reasons I love games so much, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re the best! Happy thanksgiving, everybody!
I’ve had a lot to be thankful for this year. From Telltale adapting Walking Dead splendidly to Rock Band Blitz giving me a valid excuse to listen to Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger over and over again. What I’m most thankful for, though, are my good friends who I game with. Be they from Twinfinite, Pixels or Death, or any other group of people, it’s been awesome gaming with you folks.
First off, I would like to start off by saying Happy Thanksgiving. I hope today is filled with gravy, turkey, and that you don’t gain a single pound. What I’m grateful for in gaming this year in super special edition list form:
- Twinfinite’s staff, community, mascot, soul, existence, website
- The Walking Dead Episode 1
- My new gaming PC that can destroy worlds
- The Walking Dead Episode 2
- The fact that we were able to make this video. At E3. Thanks to you.
- The Walking Dead Episode 3
- Sleeping Dogs, Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning, Dragon’s Dogma, Rayman Jungle Run
- The Walking Dead Episode 4
- Doritos/Mountain Dew related drama
- The Walking Dead Episode 5
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the new computer I got, as it has really allowed me to start playing a diverse group of games, and it’s allowed me to start streaming fairly regularly, allowing me to game in a whole different way.
I’m also thankful that Twinfinite has been around for a full year, and is growing in size. I’m also thankful for everyone at the site who has helped it grow, and the community that supports us.