Dear Santa,

Looks like that time of year is on us already so I’m sending along my Christmas Wish list to you nice and early with the hopes that you can help me out. Last year I asked for some new controllers because I’ve had a problem with them becoming airborne – I can safely say that it wasn’t as much an issue this year as it has been previously, however, I admit that recently I’ve experienced them feeling the need to once again spread their wings while I play Call of Duty: Black Ops. At any rate, here’s my list – I look forward to your visit in just a few short weeks.

1.) This year at the VGAs on December 11 a Mass Effect multiplayer game is being announced to tide gamers over until Mass Effect 3 comes out – Please don’t let this feel like Halo: ODST where it could have been told and done through a series of downloadable chapters. The Mass Effect series is one of my favorite and I’m hopeful that this isn’t the beginning of them creating a more “multiplayer experience” for subsequent Mass Effect games unless we get the ability to make sweet sweet love to another user’s character…perhaps a Krogan could be fun?

2.) Resident Evil 2 is one of the best in the series and soon we’ll all know about a new Multiplayer game during the events of Resident Evil 2 according to one of my sources. My source also told me that SlantSixGames, the guys responsible for 3 Socom games are developing this title. I hate Socom (they’re brutal and very poorly made) and am more than a little concerned that Slant Six is going to destroy my favorable memories of RE2 – I want this title to succeed so give them the ability to create a good game – by and large, they don’t make very good games and tend to be a little on the lazy side.

3.) Recently Call of Duty: Black Ops came out and it’s chock full of gaming goodness except when it comes to matchmaking. There is so much fail in that aspect of the game that often I find myself in a room full of people who are ranked much higher than me that my controllers feel the need to fly. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring Treyarch programmers who are capable of building a proper matchmaking system. Not only would I enjoy it, I’m sure millions of others would benefit from it as well and you could save many controllers lives from being unjustly/prematurely ended from botched flight attempts.

4.) I love my new NetFlix account – I would like their selections to be more current and up-to-date listings. Releases from Vivid Entertainment are also welcome! =)

5.) This was a good year for DLC. Mass Effect 2 had some incredible chapters, Dragon Age was more than a little active because of DLC and Red Dead Redemption had some incredible content. I love well designed worthy DLC – More epic DLC for “Triple A” titles would be greatly appreciated.

6.) I’m really enjoying my Kinect and think there are some real interesting concepts or ideas that could make this “the must have peripheral” for hardcore gamers like myself. Have someone make an awesome game that doesn’t require me to stand up but will allow me to use my hands to control something as well as my voice and maybe throw in the actual controller in there for good measure. Please stop making games that tell me I’m fat and/or overweight. I’m well aware of what I need to do to fix this and am well on my way despite the complex I seem to be developing.

7.) We’ve had a breakout year here at Feed Your Console with tremendous growth and readership. I love interacting with our readers and would very much like to have the opportunity to play games and have discussions with them more than I do now even if they do call me names or think ill of me.

8.) On the topic of the website, could you please give Jay more time to write for us? We kinda miss the guy and sometimes worry that he’s fallen off the face of the planet much like some of the other “reviewers” seem to have done. I guess we could use some contributing reviewers but let’s make sure they don’t just up and disappear on us.

9.) My Xbox is now 5yrs old and my PS3 is 4 – I know they still have a lot of life left in them but I’d like to get real concrete evidence of the new systems that we all know are well into the R&D stages but, I still want the games released on media. I’m not good with the whole “streaming”, “cloud” or “digital download” gaming concept. It’s fine for DLC but for some people like me with extremely limited internet bandwidth, this just won’t work with my affliction to downloading… AHEM – “Cuddle Films”

10.) Lastly, everyone seems to be all over the 3D craze and I can honestly say that I love it. More and more games are coming out and supporting 3D but I don’t ever get the chance to enjoy them in that format due to my lack of 3D viewing options. So if you could find the room, I’d love to get a 47” or bigger LED 3D television and a set of shutter glasses – I don’t care how dorky some of them look.

That’s all I got for now Santa – Thanks for taking the time to read my list as I know you’re very busy at this time of year.

From your friend,