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Weekly Gaming Poll: Does CES Matter for Video Games?

Welcome to this brand-spankin’-new TechnoBuffalo feature we’re going to try and run once every week. We’ve got ourselves an outstanding, talkative community and we’re looking to harness that and spur it along with a weekly debate topic.

So, every Friday, I’ll toss up a debatable challenge, you folks will vote and discuss. I’ll also be posting the results of the previous week’s poll with a little editorialization.

With the TechnoBuffalo team of writers venturing out to Vegas for 2012’s CES, I figured it was a good week to pose this particular question to you lot: Does CES matter for video games?

First, the previous poll…

What was your Game of the Year for 2011?

Here are your top five games, in order from most votes to least, as I counted them up near the polling date…

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Battlefield 3
  3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  4. Portal 2
  5. Batman: Arkham City

If you scratch both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3 from the poll, the other three games present were actually the top three games in my best of 2011 article.

I could live forever and be perfectly fine if they never released another Call of Duty title. That may sound a bit harsh, but, if we’re completely honest with ourselves, the property has been on Rinse-Repeat for years now. Aside from tweaks and map changes, we’ve been playing the same game for a long, long time. There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess, but I just don’t consider re-hashed games without much in the way of expansion to be good enough to crack the Game of the Year level.

I did, however, adore Battlefield 3‘s multiplayer component. Were the game just a multiplayer title, I may have considered it for my list. Unfortunately, DICE released it with a single player campaign that was horrendous. That weighed the project down for me.

Otherwise, your picks were awesome in my opinion.

Moving on to this week’s question…

We’ve gone and kept this poll simple: yes or no? Feel free to expand your answers in the comment box below; we encourage that sort of thing ’round these here parts.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...