It wasn't a very strong year for games in any context.
Even independent developers failed to deliver in most cases.
*Cough* Minecraft *Cough*
^ That game is the biggest hit delivered by any indie developer IMHO.
is Minecraft the one with Space flight sim?
Nope...Its some DOS-like game where you build stuff with building blocks and other kinds of tools. I haven't really played it so just google.
Games are a product and the companies that produce them can be unpredictable sometimes.
I'm pretty sure 2011 is going to be a major year for gaming, but I'm not going to say something like "I'll eat my umbrella if it's not."
Space Marine.Retribution.Battlefield 3.DarkSpore.
All I need.
Hence the "in most cases".
I'm on the "Minecraft is the Best Game Ever" bandwagon. And I've been conscientiously playing games for over two decades.