Last week, we presented the nominations for Best YouTube of the Year, and had you select your favorites. And the winner is… COLLEGE SAGA! Congratulations to Mark Leung for creating such an awesome video and sharing it with the world. Second place went to the hilarious and oft-quoted 300 Rated PG. To those of you who did not vote, I still encourage you to check out all the nominees- the poll entries link to each one so you can check them out.
GenCon seems to be the new place for publishers to announce their big new games. Fantasy Flight announced that they’re reprinting two classics: Cosmic Encounter and Dune (albeit without the actual Dune license, rethemed to fit the Twilight Imperium universe.)
But of course, nothing could come close to overshadowing the announcement of Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition. Like certain other sequels, it has been met with a mix of excitement and snark, with some fans proclaiming doom and others proclaiming the next big thing. There are those who don’t trust anything Wizards does (especially those who felt ripped off by the release of 3.5), but the market has spoken that gamers will pay for all new books every 4-5 years, and in the words of D&D’s former brand manager, not making new editions is like leaving money sitting on a table.
But as always, we here at Critical Hits are on hand to take the pulse of the industry. Knowing what little we do about the new edition, just based on your gut reaction to the announcement: