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