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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June 2010 Gaming Analysis

The results shown below are of course based on the combined data from the Daily Game Log which should provide a clear indication of a game's usage frequency. Bear in mind that even if a game is played twice or more during a particular day, it would still register as 1 in the Day Count column below. In a sense, "merits" are given based on how often a particular game can make me play it again throughout the entire period of the month on a daily basis. A game that makes a gamer play it over and over again or at least spend a lot of time with it... Isn't that what we mostly want from a great game? I don't think it's really fair to count all the way down to the number of hours played since some games only require a short amount of time to properly serve their purposes.

OVERALL BREAKDOWN:


Total Games Played: 57

League of Legends on the Personal Computer was the number one game of choice for me for the month of June 2010. I am currently at level 20 (10 more level to go to hit the cap) and I was sure that I was going to max out my level rather quickly if not for the arrival of one heck of a shooter that I got near the end of the month. LoL's fulfilled promise of free gameplay and its plethora of fun champions must be experienced by everyone who can game on a PC: Well if you still are not gaming on the PC, you are missing out a lot. I have moved away from the melee characters after I wrote my "addiction" article with Teemo being my new favorite. Things are getting a bit dicey when it comes to the raging at high level play even for this game but I just ignore those fools. I hope to get back into this game again soon - I stopped to play that other Defense of the Ancients clone!

The second most played game last month was Culdcept for the PlayStation 2, thanks to my recent incursion into the gameplay streaming world of Justin.tv. It could have easily taken the number one spot if I haven't stopped doing the streaming for a couple of weeks now. It's been a bit busy for me in the evening and I was being a bit selective in what I have been playing. Because I don't have the most convenient setup for streaming, doing so means a reduction in image quality for me in what I am streaming - like having to play games in a smaller window on the desktop. I will be streaming again, hopefully very soon but I may actually move away from Culdcept since I notice that it's not something that a lot of people like to watch.

Though Super Street Fighter IV is on the top 3, I had anticipated to play it more often than I actually did. The online ranked matches were fun but only one person on my friend's list has the game and we all know what happened to that whole situation. The game definitely feel a lot more polished than the regular edition but I can still see that it would have been possible to be distributed as a patch. The replay channel is fun to watch and about 30% of my time on the game was spent just watching the replays.

Best New Game of the Month:
Sin & Punishment: Star Successor (Nintendo Wii)

Unexpectedly Forgotten New Game of the Month:
ModNation Racers (PlayStation 3)

I Missed You I Want You Game of the Month:
Wild Guns (Nintendo Wii)

1 comment:

Delljericho said...

Why im not surprised LOL won? You wrote a lot of this game so this was the obvios winner. Same for culdcept.
Modnation was the obvios looser of this month.