"Last year was awesome, wasn’t it? We had some of the best games of recent times dropped into our laps and, at the same time, our friends and families discovered that computer games could be fun too.
Suddenly there were new people to play games with and brand new crappy cash-ins to play. Casual gaming has started taking off in a big way.
At the same time though, hardcore gaming has seen a massive boost too. New franchises have been introduced, like Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed, while existing series’ have expanded, swelled and grown to include yet more titles; The Orange Box, Unreal Tournament 3, Call of Duty 4 – all of which were among our best games of 2007."