The Community Spotlight features some of the best unedited articles that didn't quite make the front page. This week, we take a look back at this year's best (and most disappointing) games, examine Call of Duty's success, break down the pros and cons of using GameFly, and more. Join us!
9 games to remember this holiday season (and 7 to forget about)
By Matthew Anfuso
We've seen plenty of big-name releases hit in the last few months. But Matthew reminds us that 2011 had more than a few great games (and a few disappointments). Check out his list and see what you think.
High Horse Audit 2011: Most disappointing game of the year
By Tristan Damen
In a similar vein, Tristan looks at the most-hyped titles of 2011 to see which one was the biggest letdown. His answer might surprise you, but I won't spoil it here. (Hint: It's a sequel.)
The pros and cons of using GameFly
By Errol Burke-Horner
Most Bitmobbers are probably familiar with Netflix-for-games service GameFly. If you're on the fence about giving it a shot, though, Errol is here to break things down for you. How many of you use GameFly? Better question: How many of you remember to mail your games back?
Why shooters should stop imitating Modern Warfare
By Stan Rezaee
The Call of Duty series has gotten some backlash lately, but Stan says that anger is misplaced. The blame, he argues, lies not with Modern Warfare but with the legions of copycat games trying to cash in on the original's popularity. What do you think?
My brief affair with UMD Passport
By Eric Koziol
For those who don't know, UMD Passport is the scheme Sony came up with to allow gamers to download their disc-based PSP titles on other devices, including the brand-new PlayStation Vita. Eric takes the service for a spin…with less-than-optimal results.