Score: Robert Barga - 4, Evil Companies Out to Get Me - 4
9. Microsoft will announce the Xbox 720, and a Microsoft handheld gaming system. Sony will release the PS4.
I have nothing to say about this. I could argue that I stated this as a joke, as a wild guess, or anything like that. Of course, that would be a lie, and I would be wrong. Instead, I will just roll about in my ineptitude.
Score: Robert Barga - 4, Evil Companies Out to Get Me - 5
10. Rock Band and Guitar Hero will join, or at least release compatible controllers.
Rock Band and Guitar Hero are some of the most popular games around, but until recently, they did not work together. Instead, you had to purchase two sets of instruments, wasting money and cluttering the house. However, the new Rock Band allows you to use Guitar Hero instruments, thus easing the strain (on the room and on the wallet). Thankfully, I was right about this one — rock out.
Score: Robert Barga - 5, Evil Companies Out to Get Me - 5
So folks, there you have it. I was wrong on several predictions, but right on several others. In fact, one of the most contentious ones (Apple's market share) fell right into my hand. Sure, I might have tied the Evil Companies That Were Out to Get Me, but it was a fun fight. Come back next month to see my predictions for 2010.