2010 was a rebound year for the gaming industry and gamers alike. The country’s economic woes and belt tightening across the board had a lot of folks concerned for the future, but the dire situation finally turned around enough for the gaming world to breathe a momentary sigh of relief. With a fresh start and a new slate of hot games coming down the pike, 2011 is already shaping up to be a great year for gamers. Here’s a rundown of some of the hottest and most-anticipated games of 2011.
“Virtual band games are everywhere nowadays — even on handhelds — but what if you want to make your own music instead? Thanks to the efforts of DIY programmers, people have been creating original music using handheld video game hardware since the glory days of the original Game Boy. As handheld gaming technology progresses, the diversity and accessibility among available music creation programs continues to flourish — and even some larger game publishers are getting involved. We’ve pulled together a handful of the best programs available for busting out everything from retro blips and beats to more polished recordings using your favorite handhelds. Whether you’re a novice or master, here’s a little something for everybody.”