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Power Button - Episode 34: The Best That 2010 Had To Offer

Power ButtonCan you believe that we've come to the end of another year already?  Why, it seems like just twelve months ago or so that we were all chomping at the bit to get our hands on games like Red Dead Redemption, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Heavy Rain, God of War III, and the rest.  Now those games are yesterday's news in terms of new releases.  The best of the best live on in our hearts though, so it seems only fitting to bid farewell to 2010 by recounting the best video games that the year had to offer.  We've consolidated our own personal "best of" lists and come up with eight games that deserve a few parting words along with a handful of honorable mentions.  While Joey Davidson, Brad Hilderbrand, and I could handle this task with one wireless controller tied behind our backs, we wanted to have a little backup for this topic and invited Robert Alsbrook from the Press The Buttons show to join us.  Join us for over ninety minutes of fond memories and discussions about when all is said and done for 2010.  Why not take us with you to your New Year's Eve party and play our show instead of some overplayed dance track?  Party music is so 2010; listening to podcasts at parties is totally the "in" thing for 2011.  Be a trendsetter!  Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via  and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons,@aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.

Power Button - Episode 34: The Best That 2010 Had To Offer

For completeness sake, read on to see all of our own personal top ten lists for 2010.

Matthew Green

  1. Mega Man 10
  2. Sonic Colors
  3. Rock Band 3
  4. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  5. Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse
  6. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  7. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  8. Red Dead Redemption
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  10. Just Cause 2

For more on these picks, check out my 2010 holiday gift guide.

Brad Hilderbrand

  1. God of War III
  2. NBA 2K11
  3. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  4. Darksiders
  5. Heavy Rain
  6. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  7. Mass Effect 2
  8. Rock Band 3
  9. Red Dead Redemption
  10. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Also, be sure to check out the guide for new iOS owners over at 148 Apps in which Brad outlines some of the best apps for iPad and iPhone of 2010.

Joey Davidson

  1. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  3. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  4. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  5. Halo: Reach
  6. Alan Wake
  7. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  8. Mass Effect 2
  9. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  10. Red Dead Redemption

For more on Joey's top picks, don't miss his Best Games of 2010 article over at Crave Online that he co-authored with Erik Norris.

Robert Alsbrook

Rob cuts right to the chase with a Top 2 list.

  1. Dead Rising 2
  2. Minecraft

As I said at the end of this week's episode, it's been a long and wild year for all of us at Power Button, and we'd like to thank you for sticking with us through career transitions and show relocations.  We value each and every one of you and we hope you'll join us again in 2011 for more fascinating discussions and humorous asides.  If you really like the show, tell your friends about it and pass it around the Internet.  Help us grow.  A larger audience benefits us all.  We're taking next week off, so we'll see you back the week of January 10, 2011. Happy New Year!