Gamasutra is running a feature looking at some of the most important trends
that have cropped up or become popular over last year in the gaming industry. Gamers' outrage over the DRM controversy
built up a great deal of steam over the past year, and will likely remain strong in 2009. This year also saw downloadable content being used for new and varied purposes
, and many developers are banking more heavily on user-generated content, as in LittleBigPlanet
. They point out the increase in retro and neo-retro gaming
after the success of Mega Man 9
and anticipation for the new Bionic Commando
. What trends do you expect to see more of in the next year?