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2011’s outdatedreviews Game of the Year Awards!!!

A lot of great games came out last year. Shooter fans sat nestled in their dens getting in some personal time with the latest iteration of the blockbuster Call of Duty franchise. Fantasy lovers spent countless hour roaming through all of upper Tamriel in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But if neither of those games grabbed you there were plenty of others grabbing. Uncharted 3, Skyward Sword, Portal 2, Gears of War 3, and those are only a few of the vast amount of games released in 2011.

So no matter if you liked Battlefield more than Call of Duty, you really can’t argue that 2011 was an amazing year for gamers.

But something we can argue about…What the best game of the year was.

So here it goes: the 2011 outdatedreviews Game of the Year awards. Read the rest of this entry

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Portal 2 (2011), video game review.

Back in 2007, when the original Portal was released, it was hailed as one of the best new games. After finishing the amazing, albeit short, game fans were eagerly clamoring for another round. And so when Valve finally decided to reveal Portal 2 everyone was more than ready to get their hands on it.
I was a big fan of the original, I’m not the biggest Portal fan out there but it did make it onto my Top 10 Games list. But when I first saw Portal 2 I was a little uneasy. I thought that it would be all too easy to muck it up. There were just so many doubts running through my head, and up until the game released I still couldn’t have said whether or not it would succeed.
So, were my fears wellplaced…or not so much? Read on… Read the rest of this entry