This seems as good a place as any to put a
Gears of War 2 chainsaw battle pic.
Still, there are two major problems with this.
First of all, with so many triple-A titles coming out in such a short period of time, there are bound to be great titles that slip between the cracks. Last fall's deluge of games like Mass Effect, The Orange Box, Halo 3, Bioshock, Super Mario Galaxy, Assassin's Creed, and Call of Duty 4 meant that titles like Conan and Kane and Lynch were overshadowed and underrated. I know personally that I didn't even get around to playing some of these games until this spring. Sure, Hollywood has their big summer blockbuster season in which a lot of the big budget movies are sandwiched between May and August, but the difference is that you can pay $10 to watch a Batman movie and be done with it in two hours. With games, there's much more of a time and money investment.
Could something like Mirror's Edge get left behind?
I predict, though, that Rock Band, Guitar Hero, Gears of War 2 and anything Wii-related will do fine. It's some of the other, lesser known games I'd be worried about.