After a tremendous amount of debate and discussion and writing and revising and editing, the first part of our Best of the Decade feature is up. I’m pretty happy with how this has turned out, especially given all the effort poured into it. It looks like it’s being largely ignored (probably for being too wordy), so I do hope the fine people who regularly tune into this blog will at least give it a read.
Incidentally, John Riccitiello originally made the list, and I’d even written up his entry… and then EA’s financials for last year broke and we realized that it’s too early to say, precisely, what Riccitiello’s legacy will ultimately be. But that let us add the Penny Arcade duo to the list, which reflects the increasing influence of gamers upon the medium and the industry surrounding it, so that’s pretty OK.
And now, it’s time to pester Yoshinori Kitase about Final Fantasy VIII. Oh, he thinks we’re talking about Final Fantasy XIII, but he’s mistaken.