The year that will be known most commonly as 2006 was particularly exciting for gamers worldwide. Next generation console gaming finally arrived, despite the stock-shortages and pre-Christmas stutters. On top of that a whole host of brilliant games were released in 2006; Company of Heroes, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Half-Life 2: Episode One will always be remembered by gaming enthusiasts fondly. Since gaming really became mainstream, 2006 has to be classed as one of its better years.
That’s not to say 2007 won’t be better though; the way things are shaping up, signs are all positive. We’ll see wave after wave of next-gen titles hitting the shelves. Of course, what’s good for the consoles is good for the PC, with tons of games set to be released designed specifically for those hardcore users, rich enough to afford the top end equipment we all know and salivate over.