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Time Names Modern Warfare 2 The Best Game Of 2009

Last year, we knocked Time Magazine for their Top 10 Video Games list and this year...well, we're gonna do it again.

Time has named Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as the best game of 2009, which is certain to spark some controversy. There are those who say they only did it because it's also the most popular title, but if you read their description of the game, I'm leaning in another direction:

"Video games have something intelligent to say about contemporary military conflicts. In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you hop around the globe, chasing the front lines of globalized, asymmetrical combat, where not everybody wears uniforms, war isn't always declared, and the battlefield isn't clearly marked — battles rage through suburbs, airports and people's living rooms."

In reading between the lines, it seems like - surprise, surprise - Time wants to make a "statement" concerning the politics of Modern Warfare 2; i.e., the standard far-left media slant that embraces the "war touches us all" and "you never know who your enemy really is" ideals. Game-wise, I think we all know that Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is a lot better than #10 of 2009, and I think we all know that Time doesn't feel like employing real gamers. At this point, I'm thinking we should just turn our hopes to the Spike TV Awards, where the nominations are almost realistic.

The mainstream media hasn't caught up quite yet.  I know Hollywood can't keep their big yaps shut (since when is anyone over there smart enough to lecture on world topics?) but let's not have it in gaming.  Please?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

12/10/2009 12:20:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (118 posts)

Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:33:46 PM
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Last I heard of Time magazine, Jawknee was wiping his arse with it. Anyways, expect more 'outlets' to put MW2 at the top for 2009.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:01:38 PM

Yes indeed I was. I can't think of a better use for it.

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Qubex
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:06:05 PM

Is TIME magazine really that bad?

Q!

"i am home"

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:58:57 PM

Dude they suck.

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Oxvial
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:37:11 PM
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isn't even the best FPS game of the year, let alone the best GAME of 2009 .

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:01:58 PM

killzone 2 take that honor. of best fps

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:43:52 PM
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If you reverse that list, it makes more sense. But in the order it is now, it's just a list of "games that were really hyped"

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photo K
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:54:43 PM

i dunno man, Scribble Naughts and that 20mb iphone app make a pretty strong case.. LOL

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:14:15 PM

It's glaringly obvious they didn't play these games.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:24:54 PM

Time doesn't employ real gaming journalists, and so the most hyped = the games they are most aware of...

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Nynja
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:51:35 PM

I think they are going more on total sales than quality or hype.

I still agree with Alienange's first post.

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Hezzron
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:44:23 PM
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Kinda predictable. With MW2, people will recognize it and say "oh yeah, that game". Uncharted 2 hasn't seen sales anywhere near that of MW2, even just among PS3 users.

I've played both these games, and I enjoyed both to great extent. Although due to the MP, I've been playing MW2 much longer now.

I don't have that much of a problem with MW2 being #1 with all things considered, but Uncharted 2 at 10 is a crime.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:50:50 PM

UC2 multiplayer is ... lacking.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:17:58 PM

U2 isn't as addicting as a Call of Duty game but it's still great. I won't disagree though. It does feel as if it needs more. I still play it often though.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:47:24 PM

It needs a run button and people need to die when you shoot them. Other than that it's great.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:27:28 PM

Like a sprint? That would be good indeed. It does seem to take a lot of bullets to kill your apponant.

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bomba2812
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:25:11 PM

it's hard to kill someone on uncharted 2because you actually need skills to be good at the game mw2 is a game for noobs and campers

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:38:54 PM

Have you played UC2 online? You can unload a clip into a guy's head and he doesn't die. Why do you think ND upped the damage in the multiplayer this past weekend? Or were you not there for that? They are getting a lot of complaints and those complaints are justified. ND is looking into improving the mp aspect of their top game and actually listening to their customers. I say good on them.

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Hezzron
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:02:49 PM

The last time I played Uncharted 2 online, you couldn't even chose what type of online mode you'd get to play.....very bizarre.

Anyways, ND is money. They'll get MP right someday.

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bomba2812
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 7:33:58 PM

this is the first time ND is making a game with online mp and the mp is really great, infinity ward has been making mp games for years and still their games are full of glitches and bugs even if they use the same multiplayer on every cod game they still don't fix the glitches,the game is still unbalanced and there are many guns and attachments that are overpowered for example akimbo 1887s,thermal scope, and heart beat sensor the game is not even fun anymore with all the campers and glitchers

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LowKey
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 12:37:18 AM

ARRR? a dev that actually cares aboot and listens to their fans? Nah your crazy, that's crazy talk. Stop being so crzy. lol. oops looks like I'm s m r t lmao.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:47:02 PM
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Who do they get to assemble these lists?Do they just pick what games have the most hype and line them up?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:50:03 PM

Good questions, but I'd rather ask "What gives them the right to make these lists?"

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Hezzron
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:53:14 PM

Yeah, especially Time. Do they regularly report on games?

I'd trust a David Letterman top 10 list more.

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photo K
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:57:55 PM

i seriously doubt they played any of these games. Maybe they have the iphone and spend hours on the train and SWARM was one of their favorites. Or maybe their kids are addicted to Scribble Naughts and then they took the rest of the games by sales/popularity.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:03:10 PM

Your probably right. Time doesn't do their research before any of their reporting. A top games list is no exception.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:50:42 PM
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And PSXExtreme should publish a list of 2009's best political figures.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:05:27 PM

Ha! Funny idea, but Please don't PSX. HA

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:14:27 PM

Coming soon: PSXE's list of 2009's best magazines.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:33:11 PM

There are "best" political figures...?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:40:10 PM

Haha! He got you there!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:58:45 PM

Or the best cars... woops...

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mexgeo86
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:51:38 PM
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I realize TIME wants to address/appeal a general audience with their list, but they clearly went wrong. Almost as bad as the lady who wrote about PS3 controllers having no battery life.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:10:36 PM

I think that worse. That lady was a dolt.

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mexgeo86
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:17:48 PM

Good thing that people (on multiple sites where her article was published) pointed out how misleading she was and how she should be sued and or fired among other things.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:48:14 PM

Odd Ben didn't report on that. We could of had a few good laughs.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:29:24 PM

He also hasent reported that the PS3 version of FFXIII is superior then the Xbox version. It's official! Square admitted it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:35:19 PM

It's just too stupid for me to write an article about. It's just...too...STUPID.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:42:53 PM

It IS stupid. But we'd die laughing at each others comments!

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www
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:11:30 PM

Jawknee, really? Gimme the URL

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:51:50 PM

Here's on from vchart or whatever. Just one of many. Google it for more.

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=6144

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Nynja
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:55:25 PM

I would guess that it would go something like this;


Yahoo claims the PS3 is a technological Armageddon because it doesn't use disposable batteries... Yahoo... Seriously?... [ throws hands in the air and walks away ]

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illegalprelude
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:52:37 PM
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wow, Times top 10 games is beyond horse shit. like wow

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:55:57 PM
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"videogames have something intellegent to say, when I was shot in the face repeatedly by a 10 year old wigger from arkensas who repeatedly commented on how gay I am and then teabaged me, it taught me that war sometimes has no face and can rage through suburbs, airports, even peoples living rooms"

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:15:32 PM

That... is... classic.

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:38:34 PM

Wigger? Someone who wears/makes wigs?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:49:53 PM

"repeatedly commented on how gay I am and then teabaged me"

If you haven't been there, you aren't gaming hard enough.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:26:16 PM

Wigger - slang for white people who talk and act like they grew up on the streets, even though they are from middle class to upper class homes, and have all the priveledges and benifites that go with it. Eminem is not a wigger, because he grew up in the surroundings, teenage white kids who try to talk like they came from the hood are.

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Troy Powers
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 12:58:13 PM
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Well, if you're going to Time for your info on what the best video games are, you kinda deserve what you get. I don't go to Kentucky Fried Chicken for medical advice.

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Banky A
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:18:19 PM

What's wrong with KFC medicine?
Works every time ;)

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Fane1024
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 6:50:51 PM

No, that's Colt 45.

And it really does. Every friggin' time.

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maxpontiac
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:04:41 PM
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I love MW2. But to see it as GOTY?

Please.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:08:32 PM
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Assbackwards like all of their reporting. This doesn't surprise me. They are rarley accurate with anything they report. These people live in an alternate reality and see the world through a screwed point of view in just about all walks in life.

Keep publishing Time though. Please. It makes for fancy toilet paper.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:16:26 PM
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Bullshit TIME

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Qwarktast1c
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:15:42 PM

bullshit indeed

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Banky A
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:18:43 PM
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Baaahhh.
Sheep, bahhhh.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:18:54 PM
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Hold the phone ! DJ Hero at number 3??

*epic facepalm*

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Juanalf
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:24:35 PM
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I think is was a nice gesture for Time to make a laugh list for gamers.I couldn't think of anything funnier than seeing ODST rank higher than Uncharted 2.

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bOnEs
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:05:40 PM

yea, that's the one that got me... when i saw ODST ranked ahead of uncharted 2 AND assassin's creed 2, i just had to laugh... and borderlands #4?? that one was the real shocker to me... i can see DJ hero but come on, borderlands ahead of the two i mentioned?? and even ahead of the new mario wii game(which is really fun BTW)??

april fool's is months away, Time...

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:24:52 PM

Awesome pic man, theres another dude on here with the gonzo fist. Guess that makes 3 Hunter fans on the site.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:27:45 PM
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Time sure uses a lot of words to say "War is a dangerous and messy business." But is that the message of MW2, or is MW2 simply yet another contemporary military first person shooter?

One could wonder whether the people behind Time magazine have a somewhat US bias and perhaps, just perhaps mind, lean a little towards Redmond in Washington state?

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:52:49 PM

The message in MW2 is: How do you know YOU'RE not "the bad guy."

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mackid1993
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:42:28 PM
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In my opinion MW2 is the best game of 2009 with Uncharted 2 at a very close second and Killzone 2 third.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:17:04 PM

uh no. MW2 is not that good. uc2 and killzone 2 are way better

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mackid1993
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:45:28 PM

Main Entry: opin·ion
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈpin-yənFunction: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin opinion-, opinio, from opinari
Date: 14th century
1 a : a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter b : approval, esteem
2 a : belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge b : a generally held view
3 a : a formal expression of judgment or advice by an expert b : the formal expression (as by a judge, court, or referee) of the legal reasons and principles upon which a legal decision is based

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www
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:17:11 PM

Lol Mackid I know. In my opinion U2 is GOTY and MW2 comes in second. I dont see how Killzone 2 is better than MW2. MW2 is just close to the real thing, tons and tons of weapons. The way you get delivered care packages, call in airstrikes, helicopters etc etc is just tight!

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Juanalf
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:39:09 PM

Uncharted 2,KZ2 and MW2 suck,stink and couldn't hold their own against the mighty Tony Hawk Ride.

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ace_boon_coon
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:40:42 PM

delusions of grandeur

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mackid1993
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:11:24 PM

I really base it on the amount of time I get out of each game. I already have played MW2 more than U2. I have both platinum's, but the MP is really where the time killing is at. As great as U2 and KZ are online it doesn't match up to that COD formula.

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Deadman
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 9:28:04 PM

I agree with mackid. I spent 13hrs on U2 but already have logged 17 on MW2 7hr campaign, 8hrs online, and 2hrs ops.

But Uncharted 2 is GOTY, hands down. Sales dont make a game better, they only do this to play it safe obviously if more people have the game the less backlash they hear. Look at GTAIV winning last year.

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NoMoreWar
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:54:27 PM
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i think its kinda funny that you guys are acting like its a big deal. its not like Time is rating video games through the eye of a gamer. do you think they give two sh*ts about the game aspects that you all look for? hell no. its not like they are an authority on games. its not at all surprising.
a) MW2 does have a very well done story to anyone willing to follow every complexity that occurs in the campaign. besides, it did explore areas that most people are afraid to touch due to fear of the media and general public BS reactions. and this story is unfortunately not all that far-fetched.
b) of course Time will give MW2 extremely high regards after all of the hype and all of the sales numbers. it did have the advantage of multiplat sales and 360 players who, not getting to play epic games like UC2, think MW2 is the most amazing game of all time...
c) UC2 is PS3 exlusive, and as we all know, PS3 is still a minority out there.
d) again, Time doesn't give two sh*ts about the things that make UC2 so amazing. their criteria for best game is obviously going to be completely different from that of anyone here
e) do we really give two sh*ts about Time magazine and their opinion on video games? shoot, Ben might as well comprise a list of top ten farm innovations of 2009

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:01:36 PM

Yeah! Or like, reviews on cars or something.

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NoMoreWar
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:08:01 PM

LOL, except Arnold is much more of an authority on cars than Time is on video games

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:34:09 PM

Uh...if you're going to publish a "Best Games of the Year" list, you are presenting yourself as an authority on gaming. Otherwise, you couldn't publish it...right?

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NoMoreWar
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:17:39 PM

True

although, as far as they go, the extent to which they are presenting themselves as such an authority on gaming is pretty much the extent to which they really are an authority on gaming. its like a generalized public opinion type of authority, and to the general public, i bet MW2 really is the game of the year. whats wrong with that?
its no different than any mainstream political media pretending to know what they are talking about. just because there are fools who waste their time absorbing everything those people say doesn't mean they know what they're talking about.

and dont change the subject, you know you want to rank the top farming innovations... lol

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Nynja
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:59:59 PM

Might as well have GameInformer provide a "Best Of" list for fertilizer.

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Fane1024
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 6:57:44 PM

@ Ben

According to the linked page (which is all I viewed), they are doing top 10 lists of virtually everything, so even Time are presenting it as more of a lark than a serious analysis.

But their while idea is stupid; if you're going to rank games (or whatever), do it right OR DON'T DO IT AT ALL.

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 1:55:47 PM
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Hilarious.

Thats it lol

Actually, i will add, games can make a statement about things and they have done, some way better than any cash cow could everr do it....Remember MGS?
Then you can take the mega artistic statement and look at Team Ico games....but that takes intelligence to read....so TIME would be stuck there so, they take something obvious and is an echo of 1000s of similar "statements" that came before it on that topic of illusion.

And to further add, this is, what, 5 other people's (TIME) opinion? That 5 VS the rest of us....

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Lotusflow3r
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:06:32 PM

and just that last thing you always forget to add...

Flower made the biggest statement/message in gaming this year by far.

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whiskeytango74
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:07:55 PM
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thats is one terrible list. just terrible

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556pineapple
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:43:32 PM
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Well on the brightside, Metacritic (which I trust a lot more on this subject) has released their GotY list with Uncharted 2 at the top, and announced the PS3 of the platform as the year. Who cares about Time's hype list when we have some solid reviews to go off of?

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 2:50:05 PM
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all these modern shooters, war games, if they stop making even a single more title for the entire industry, i believe many gamers like me, will not miss or think of them for a bit, let alone become the best games of the year.

such is the stringent reality of the essense of these games -- the least favorable genre with an unfortunate popularity and wrong-headed direction of the game industry.

many 10 or 20 years ago, people will ask and laugh rediculously, (when gaming was in its golden era), whats FPS ?

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FlyingKickPunch
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:13:41 PM
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just goes to show you how clueless "mainstream" media is to our medium...

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NoMoreWar
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:20:58 PM

or just about any medium

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Nynja
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:10:35 PM

As much as I agree, I'm sure plenty say the same about our community.

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www
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:23:12 PM
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They obviously used the sales figures, no surprise. Same way the PS3 is platform of the year just by sales. Metacritic won't care if PS3's Bayonetta is inferior to 360's, its sales they looking at.

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bOnEs
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:36:29 PM

i don't know... if they were going off of sales figures, wouldn't the new mario wii be at the top of the list? or would that be wii sports resort?... either way, a wii game would be at the top...

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www
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:40:40 PM

But I thought MW2 is the best selling game OFF ALL TIME, sorry for not letting you finish lol

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:31:01 PM
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Speaking of Metacritic, how can MW2 be game of the year when Uncharted 2 scored higher than it? That doesn't make any sense. Screw sales, scores matter just as much.

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FatherSun
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 3:55:12 PM
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Obviously, TIME Magazine does not know what "TIME IT IS"! That's it. I'm canceling my subscription. Not a paid subscription mind you. Got is free via a survey. Seriously though. When I do read it I will actually take a moment to email them regarding the futile attempt to create a best video games list. The mag is just a few steps ahead of a gossip column as far as I am concerned but many people do not see it this way. Its high time Video Game Entertainment gets the respect that it deserves. If a picture is worth a thousand words. And a painting is art. Music.. Dialogue.. At these things put together. Can someone tell me, When will the amount of time an effort taken to create a video game equate to a respectable medium?

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LowKey
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 12:38:18 AM

I don't think you should admit that lol

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Robochic
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:04:38 PM
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Times what a joke of a magazine, who the heck reads them anymore... UC2 defently deserves better than a 10.

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FxTales
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:33:53 PM
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I'm just hoping that best games of the year will be something other than war orientated games. Unless it's like some amazing war title that can't be overlooked but otherwise maybe something more refreshing.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 4:58:24 PM
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how about we get some people with actual balls to actually throw an opinion against COD MW2 instead of kissing major butt. Let's hope we see some cojones at the spike TV awards, at least Interactive Achievement awards are generally spot on, so i think.

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laxpro2001
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:06:21 PM
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LOL Time Magazine telling me which games are the best... and for their info, 2009 ends midnight of December 31st.

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sonic1899
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:06:22 PM
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what the hell is Geo-Defense Swarm??

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FatherSun
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:14:11 PM
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Associated Press Top Ten! Uncharted 2 @ # 1 !!!!

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Mysterio Spyder
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:32:01 PM
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For me, Game Of The Year is either Uncharted 2 or Assassin's Creed 2. Killzone for best FPS. I had Modern Warfare 2, bought it for the campaign, beat it, sold it. I don't like playing FPS that use POWER UPS, ruins the fun. If I shoot you in the back 5 times you should DIE, not turn around and have a chance to shoot back. I prefer realism, preferbly the Rainbow Six games.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:53:05 PM
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Far Left ftw, MW2 ftl.

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bearbobby
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 5:58:22 PM
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This list blows harder than Mega-Maid.

FTA: "the struggle between good and evil rages on with Batman: Arkham Asylum, which picks up right where Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight left off."

Batman: AA is a fantastic game, but it has NOTHING to do with any film, and IMO is so much better for it.

DJ Hero at #3? I haven't played the game, I'm sure it's fun, but #3, really???

They make a good case for Uncharted 2, especially that jab at the last Indy movie, but 2 spots below Halo 3: the spinoff?

Maybe they should have spent a little more TIME on this list.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:39:42 PM

You know, I read that about Batman and it went right over my head. Wow ... how dare they write that?

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 7:05:01 PM
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1) Modern Warfare 2 because it's the best game of 2009

2) Batman AA because it's the highest rated superhero game ever

3) DJ Hero because it's innovative

4) Borderlands because it rivals Fallout 3

5) ...........

6) @$#@%#$%@@#$

7) What?

8) Halo ODST because it's HALO so it have to make the list!

9) Assasin's Creed II because it looked the same

10) Uncharted 2 because it lack originality

No 1 starting from the bottom is more like it.

Oh wow cool, they left out Left 4 Dead 2, Street Fighter IV, inFamous, Killzone 2.

I wouldn't be surprise if MW2 were to win many GOTY award like MGS4 did.
It's just the name CoD that get the score, not the game and I'm not buying a CoD game unless they make the single player longer.

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Lairfan
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 7:10:53 PM
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We can only hope the gamers who voted in the VGA awards had more of a clue than these idiots did.

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sonic1899
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 7:33:19 PM
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did they say assassins creed 2 was an rpg?? LMAO

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:33:00 PM

Shows that their list is a joke.

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fuk u
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 8:14:43 PM
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lol they need to spend some "Time" really playing/investigating games.. not just going off sales and hype. Just wait untill the 12th @ the VGAs we will all see a more realistic list.

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Superman915
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 8:59:12 PM
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oh please its a news magazine. who cares? Next we'll be complaining about Good Housekeeping thinking the Wii is the greatest system ever made.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 10:56:41 PM
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Never heard of them. Seriously.

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Banky A
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 1:49:49 AM

Never heard of Time Magazine?

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___________
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 12:11:52 AM
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and we are surprised why?
ive never agreed with GOTY awards, never.
07 went to oblivion or MW.
08 went to left for dead or GTAIV.
09 will go to MW2 or L4D2.
none of the games that deserve the title ever do.
id put exclusive of the year as inFAMOUS.
and multiplat of the year as assassins creed 2, with honorable mention of batman AA.
batman was good, but assassins creed 2 was much better.
i was expecting nothing out of batman and got allot so that was impressive.
but i was expecting everything out of assassins creed 2 and it still somehow managed to blow me out of the water.
so that was more impressive.
come to think of it, AC2 is the only game this year that has exceed my expectations.
o, that and infamous.

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LowKey
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 12:46:05 AM

Dude, no, just no. Ok? Infamous should get game of the year period. not best exclusive, just game of the year. I haven't played U2 but it sounds as though it's the fantastic gfx that has everyone struck. Gfx are part of the immersiveness (word? lol) of a game but it takes alot more than gfx to deserve GOTY. Now remember I'm basing this on what I've read from many of you. The story is probably way better than U1. But meh we'll see.

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just2skillf00l
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 3:34:25 AM
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I'm not mad at Infinity Ward. No matter how much I hate to love MW2...I understand why it deserves GOTY although it is pretty much an exact replica of MW1 with some new elements like: new guns, and a new but same short ass story. Uncharted 2 has shown us so much. It was greatness. The best visual experience I have ever had in a game before. Not to mention very enjoyable (We can thank Chloe for that one). However, it like some people have said, lacked originality. Although its competitor, MW2, also lacked originality, it was expected of it. In order for MW2 to maintain its former glory it needed to be clone with slightly disfigured features. And that's exactly what it became. I applaud Naughty Dog. But the Modern Warfare franchise is delicately molded by greedy GOTY rendering geniuses. Visual Game of the Year goes to UC2 easily. But most Addictive Game of the Year goes undoubtedly to MW2.

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Imagi
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 3:36:24 AM
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Shoddy journalism, simple as, otherwise they would not have been caught up with the media hype and and gone along with the rest of the flock.

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Imagi
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 10:28:12 AM

Thumb down? blah your an idiot, go over to Time and have a look at the full top ten and see if you still think shoddy journalism is not involved.

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Kingharris
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 8:04:54 AM
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Last time i thought about Time my country had a lovely front issue on our youth issues, which was just pathetic considering the murders that go on in the US all the time, not bashing btw. Modern Warfare 2 is probally the worst game i bought that has come out this year, a disgrace to COD4. Uncharted 2 is HANDS-DOWN GOTY.

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bigrailer19
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:26:16 AM
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simply put MW2 is GOY in sales. Magazines like TIME will make that GOY every year, despite a games technical achievements.

I will sau this, im enjoying MW2 a lot and ive more than got my moneys worth out of it! But compared to Uncharted 2 well... Nothing really comes close!

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Mr Bitey
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 11:58:45 AM
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Time's list is chalk full of fail.

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Alienange
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 7:57:53 PM

Great pic

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