What are the most influential video games of the decade?
Two words. Fucking Bejeweled. I never play games but hours of my life are being sapped away by this time vampire. I hate it. Yet I love it. So I can tell you about the importance of lightning gems but beyond that I'm am amateur. Wired are a little more switched on about this sort of thing and they've compiled a list of the 15 most influential games of the decade.
And before we have a fight about whether the current decade ends this year or next, here's the top 10:
10. Metroid Prime (2002)
9. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (2005)
8. Wii Sports (2006)
7. Bejeweled (2001)
6. Halo (2001)
5. Brain Age (2005)
4. World of Warcraft (2004)
3. Guitar Hero (2005)
2. Grand Theft Auto III (2001)
1. The Sims (2000)
All fair and very reasonable - or a lot of balls? You can read Wired's justification for each pick on their site, but let us know if there are any obvious omissions.