I am assuming that everyone and their brother are now playing Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, with millions already logged into a match over Xbox Live. I have heard some negative things, with user ratings from fanboys (PC mostly) making the game low, about this game. After the gripes from these few, no one can deny: The game is outstanding. This game is the FPS of the year, and could very well be GOTY (up there with Uncharted 2, Demon's Souls, Forza 3, etc.).
I want to talk about Modern Warfare 2 for another reason. It pushed back so many titles into next year, 2010 might be the most balanced year in video game history. No one wanted to compete for market space with Infinity Ward's masterpiece. This pushed games back like Bayonetta, Battlefield:Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, and Mass Effect 2, just to name a few. Some of these games will be pushed back even farther, into Q2. This will spread these AAA titles into June-July, where there was a drought of games this year. So for helping me spread out my gaming habit for the next year, I thank Infinity Ward for making such a juggernaut of game.