Besides Pokemon (which I edit to add in IS up for best handheld game) most of those are niche handhelds. Did you really expect those games to take center stage in an internationally broadcast-ed awards show?
At this point it's better to leave Nintendo alone. There's no big to-die-for game from them right now, and they aren't ready to compromise with the Western Market. Oh sure, they'll be fine. Hope they enjoy dividing gaming's consumer base more efficiently then the PS4/XB1 race.
No, a major part of Minecraft's popularity is due to it being a feel-good indie success story. Also it runs on what I assume is an easy-to-code system that is Java, which brings in the mods, which I'm assuming made it even a bigger draw to people.
Which makes me wonder how many other games run...
Yes you misinterpreted "shot in the arm" think of it like a steroid shot in the arm rather then a gunshot.
Anyway, it's odd to think that the best console exclusive xbox has right now is an MMO demo made by an indie team. Noy saying State of Decay is bad, but this shows how much the AAA...
Dont you just love console wars? We didnt get to see alot of it in the final years of the last generation, so it's good to see sony and microsoft have the us versus them ideology again. ROUND 3 DING DING DING!
Im sorry if I didnt read the whole article, I couldnt get past the whole "Far Cry 2 is an example of good storytelling". No, it was not, in fact, it may be the worst story out of the far cry games. Putting it alongside Bioshock and TombRaider is a joke.