The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu revealed a year end poll that asked readers and Japanese retailers to rank the biggest pieces of gaming news from 2008. As an added bonus, Famitsu also asked pollers to name their the "standout" game character of the year. The results:
1. Old Snake (MGS4)
3. Felynes (Monster Hunter)
5. Professor Layton
Nice. In related news, Capcom was declared to be the standout publisher of the year at the #1 spot.
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