2020 Year in Gaming

تم نشره في 2020/12/31
2020 has felt like a blur, and while it feels like a lifetime's worth has happened, Kurt Indovina does his best to recap the year and its biggest news.
Being a gamer in 2020, despite the harrowing forces of COVID-19, was actually a pretty remarkable year. Considering our collective confines of quarantine, it gave gamers a chance to do what they love most--play more games! Games like Animal Crossing gave a sense of normality and routine that escaped many people’s lives, while DOOM Eternal was a cathartic release of tension through extreme violence and slick metal riffs.
Still, being a gamer in 2020 wasn’t without its woes. Due in part to the global pandemic, many major game releases were delayed like The Last Of Us Part II and Halo Infinite. But no delay was more devastating than Cyberpunk 2077, which was pushed back on three separate occasions throughout the year. Thankfully, there was plenty to hold us over between games like Ghost of Tsushima, Half-Life: Alyx, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon (just to name a few).
On the other hand, gaming had unexpected impacts on culture, transcending mere entertainment, and becoming a vessel for many politicians. President elect Joe Biden used Animal Crossing to promote US citizens to vote, while congresswoman AOC made her streamer debut with Among us. Meanwhile, Fortnite held a digital Travis Scott concert.
This year also saw the launch of the next generation of gaming with the PS5 and Xbox Series X. It’s been a mammoth of year to be a gamer, and Kurt tackles all of that and more in this video.

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  • Who is this guy and why i have i never heard of him? You're amazing!

  • Best video ever good job

  • I spy with my little eye at 4:57

  • i hate it when unfunny people try to be funny and fail

  • great recap , don't buy ubisoft games anymore because of every news from then is terrible and crappy transphobic ads from cdpr was just the worst... But games did make the year have a little more joy and this year was hard, so that is a reason alone to keep loving gaming.

  • You always find a way to fit politics in gaming stuff...

  • Hella man

  • That’s crazy because I remember all of this stuff happening in 2020 too!

  • This is actually a phenomenal retrospective. Awesome work!!

  • waited this since 2013, I used to watch "a year in a life of a gamer" every year

    • miss those recap videos of every game release by month. Was fun to watch

  • Covid is fake hype. I worked all of covid in a city all around and nothing happens

  • Kurt hard carries Gamespot!

  • This was a fantastic and well-written recap that does a very good job at conveying what it was like trying to enjoy video games with all this chaos going on. Such a great video!

  • Pure class! Give Kurt more money and his own weekly show!

  • congratulations on this video Kurt!!! it was awesome

  • Such a dope episode, had my laughing damn, what a year. Thank you for taking the BLM serious in the video and shouts to GameSpot for all the amazing content during this crazy ass year, bye bye 2020.

  • Excellent video. Great job

  • Hand claps all around for Kurt great 2020 year in review gamer style video loved it!!!!

  • Correction PS1 was grey lols

  • Kurt, you make GameSpot awesome again!

  • no one is doing it like kurt - amazing video

  • Very well made and complex :)

  • Thanks for this overview.

  • 0:22 .... That's a nice clock.

  • My year in a nutshell: Trying to keep up with politics and real life events & living my life on Animal Crossing xD

  • Life As A Gamer In 2020 - I can not buy an Nvidia 3000 series graphics card. (Also Bitcoin has hit a colossal all time high, making GPUs worth mining with.)

  • This has to be the best Gamespot video I have seen. You are on a different level than anyone in Gamespot. Hope you get a promotion in 2021. Keep up the good work man.

  • 2020 is the year you get told to stay home play games all day to save life

  • I was coping well in 2020 thanks to games and films mostly distracting me, come December though WOW! Did the shit show of 2020 catch up to me mentally. Stay safe guys & if you’re struggling remember, you’re not alone!!

  • I like the Immortals joke

  • He is absolutely the highlight of Gamespot and Gamespot videos on AR-one. I'm sure he will be gone soon, and having his own AR-one channel

  • Feel like I’ve been subbed for a while and never seen Kurts content...but man....is it good. This person rules 🙏🙏

  • Yay SF

  • this video is amazing

  • Idk who is this but I like video games and he’s really attractive wtf. Subscribed

  • You missed wow new expansion shadowlands

  • nice movie

  • This was hilarious and spot on.😆

  • That's cutting it close; The best video of 2020 dropping on the last day of the year! Seriously well made. Keep up the excellent work, Kurt, Tam, Lucy and Chris!

  • Great video!

  • You were doing great, but leave Policy to politicians please!

  • Okay, I like everyone at GameSpot, but, man... Kurt is at another level. He’s the best by far. I bet his own channel will skyrocket if he launches it. Yes, I know he has one, but if he really puts time into it...

  • This was a good recap if the year, but I do feel the old show don't tell worked better than this one. Maybe next year have a bit of both. Show lots of things with out community, but where it is needed it would be fine, as some of the old stuff did get confusing without some explanation.

  • Appreciate the Black Lives Matter

  • Great video. 'Hot and.... sexy' is the best summary of Hades i've ever heard.

  • Great video, amazing editing and I loved that jazz. Also so f@#? Acurrate.

  • Very well done. Thanks!

  • I sorta expected that the game that became the return of Half-Life and won your game of the year award would have gotten more than a few seconds of screen time.

  • I was about to say that I really like this guy, but then he got political in a video about video-games.

  • I think we can all say in agreement: fuck 2020.

  • This guy is really funny.

  • What does BLM have to do with gaming though?

    • Nothing. Nothing at all.

  • I swear this is the best video on this channel for 2020. Good job!

  • This Was Awesome!!! More Of Stuff Like This

  • This was good.

  • Love the format and delivery of these videos

  • Why do I feel like this guy cries himself to sleep too much.

  • OMG!!! That was the best video I saw in shitty 2020 👏👏👏

  • lol loved the video. can't believe the year it's been. happy new year to you all at gamespot :)

  • This is a fantastic video! Kudos!

  • Awesome year for me personally.

  • Wow a Gamespot video I actually watched all the through

  • 40% through the vid and you’re only in May and my brain goes, “oh crap,” there’s so much more to recap. This year has been crazy. Some of us lost loved ones, too.

  • Best year of my life. Telecommute becoming normalized is the greatest thing to happen to humanity in a long time.

  • Happy new year!

  • I love the legacy Danny O'Dwyer left in gamespot, by passing the torch to Lucy and Jess and now this guy. the only content worth watching besides cam and seb (who are no longer there...)

  • Incredible.

  • Sums up this year perfectly.

  • Loved this video, one of my favs from GameSpot

  • That was a damn good segment bro. Good job!

  • This is false gamer's don't have social life's only game one's

  • Holy crap! That was a fantastically made recap of 2020! Amazing job Kurt!

  • Love the video.

  • This is exactly the kind of game journalism content that made me subscribe to Gamespot. Still remember those days watching videos of Danny O Dwyer. Good stuff. Good stuff.

    • Danny was such a gem. Im glad I can still see his work at NoClip.

  • Kurt vibes are good vibes; keep this guy around, Gamespot.

  • The seamless transition to a Phil Spencer-Todd Howard baby filled me with a megaton of emotions and hope (mostly hope) for 2021. Bless you, Krut.

  • Awwww look at you simping for BLM. Adorable.

  • Did you really had to put in politics in your video? Bye

  • Gaming fatigue is a real thing!

  • This doesn't even mention games that got dlcs or vr adaptations that one goes back into so that they can see all new stuff and re-experience the same gameplay in a new view/with new items that makes it a bit better. XD

  • I like how he has his hands

  • 9:53 asking REAL questions

  • It really did explain 2020 for me....

  • hopefully we get better games next year

  • wow, i really love this

  • not a single word about the second fastest best-selling PC game of the year (and all times, in fact). Which unlike the first one, actually came out NOT BROKEN. how long will WoW players be neglected by mainstream game media? Otherwise, great video, great editing.

  • Happy New Year, Gamespot staff!

  • The best year rewie😊😊 Happy new year

  • Fuck you for getting a ps5. 3 canceled preorders later and gotta wait till 2021

  • Happy new year to you & your cats Kurt. Stay safe and hope you look healthier tomorrow

  • I enjoyed a lot of games this year, but definitely hit a lot of points in the year where I couldn't get into games at all or would lose interest easily and so I didn't actually beat a lot of games compared to previous years. Hoping 2021 will be a better gaming year and overall year so that I can actually enjoy gaming more.

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  • Resident evil 7 was my game of this gen . So happy capcom moved away from action re

  • This video style is making a personality for gamespot keep it up

  • Keep sweet

  • Life of a gamer in 2020: none of the games were complete, I had to pay double for games that’s weren’t complete or weren’t even tested , spiderman miles morales was 4 hours long and was praised gaming in the 90-00s was the best time in gaming

  • This years wasnt at all a gaming year.

  • I know it took you a bit to edit this but, I want more videos like this. You really captured the humanity in gaming and the toll it takes on all of us within the community.

    • @Kurt Indovina I’m a patient man. I’ll be waiting for your new video in the new year just like i’m waiting for cyberpunk 2077 to be re-added to PSN for PS4!😂🤣😭

    • @Kurt Indovina I would suggest: Don't. Don't see how it blows over. You put yourself (and editor?) out there in an honest and genuine way and there is nothing more refreshing than that. Just keep doing it - because this kind of integrity can outlast the oh-so-scary internet anonymity and we will all be better for it. There was some real heart to this gaming video and I will always applaud that...and so will others. Great content.

    • I would honestly love to. We'll just have to wait and see how this one blows over.

  • You're not a gamer; a true gamer doesn't have life nor do they talk about being a gamer or say or refer to themselves as "Gamers". They just play games; others who play games are just players when referring to a general group (ie. everyone unless they are a specific group in a genre or platform or specific game) end of story. now get outta here with your mainstream corporate reporter-speak

    • @Gamer Ji-Li r/woosh

    • Gamer is the word you use to referring to people who plays videogames, what kind of moralistic bullshit are you even talking about? So when i talk about fishermans i should call them "people who hunt fish" instead of simply saying fisherman?

    • This whole "true gamer" bs is just weird gatekeeping logic that needs to go. A person who plays games is a gamer, that's it.

  • See my video for no reason