Welcome to part two of our annual Year in Review where we’ll look at the months of July to December. You can check out part one of the article
NovemberThe NewsPredictably, November was the month of Modern Warfare 2 as Infinity Ward’s hugely anticipated sequel scored some . Not a day seemed to pass without a new MW2 story, whether it was about a or a . However, while one studio celebrated, another commiserated as news of the came in. To be fair to the Mercenaries developer, its last title The Saboteur was its best by far and we loved the Office Space-inspired in which the team destroys a printer to a gangster rap soundtrack. November also saw Microsoft and Sony competing in the entertainment wars, as the added Twitter, Last.FM, Facebook and the new Zune video service to LIVE while Sony debuted its own The GamesIn a mostly fantastic month for games we were treated with , , , , , and . On the downside, there was .DecemberThe NewsDecember’s biggest news was that EA, in a surprise move, has decided to . Now set in Modern Day Afghanistan, the game follows real life military badasses the Tier One Operatives. EA then stated its intention to from Infinity Ward in a move that was either ballsy as hell, or a bit silly. We’ll leave it up to you. In other December news, EA pledged to golfing sex machine Tiger Woods and then we heard the terrifying rumour that plans to bring his unique brand of creativity to the games industry.The GamesIt seems the publishers were a little spent by the time December came around with only Pandemic’s , and worthy of note. And, no, we weren’t fond of .There we have it, a look back at some of the more memorable stories of 2009 and the games that were being talked about. Roll on 2010!