Chicken-Kicking 'Fable' Fans Waited 10 Years for New Game Announcement; Here's What Happened in 2010

One of the biggest announcements from Thursday's Xbox Games Showcase was the reveal of a new Fable game.

Fans of the fantasy series have waited for the announcement of the fourth Fable game for 10 years. Fable 3 was released October 26, 2010 on Xbox 360 and later for PC and 10 years is a long time for Fable fans to wait and the world has changed a lot since then.

We remember where we were in 2010, but do you remember what was going on in the world that year? Here's a trip down memory lane as we highlight the best in entertainment for the year 2010.

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The number one movie in America at the time of the release for Fable 3 was Paranormal Activity 2. The found-footage horror movie would break the record for the highest grossing horror film in its opening weekend, surpassing the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th.

2010 saw James Cameron's Avatar dominate movie theaters for the first part of the year, but moviegoers also had the release of Iron Man 2, Twilight: Eclipse, the first How to Train Your Dragon and Despicable Me, and Harry Potter: And the Deathly Hallows Part 1.


Music in 2010 was mostly dominated by Rihanna who had four different songs make the top spot in Billboard's Top 100. The first being Rude Boy, followed by Eminem's Love the Way You Lie, then What's My Name and finally Only Girl (In the World).

2010 also saw Ke$ha burst onto the scene with Tik Tok and Katy Perry would see three of her singles reach #1.

However, when Fable 3 was released the number one song in the country was Bruno Mars' Just the Way You Are.


In the world of sports, Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints to its first-ever Super Bowl against the Peyton Manning-led Indianapolis Colts in February.

Kobe Bryant will lead the Los Angeles Lakers to its 16th NBA Championship, defeating the Boston Celtics in seven games. Bryant would win the Finals MVP when he averaged almost 29 points a game. This would also be the last championship Bryant would win.

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Philadelphia Flyers to win their first Stanley Cup in 49 years, and the San Francisco Giants would dominate the Texas Rangers to win the World Series.

This was also the year the Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver.


What about what other video games came out in 2010? There were quite a few major titles released that year.

The first titles in the Bayonetta and Red Dead Redemption series were released while sequels were a big draw for video games in 2010. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M, Street Fighter IV, Rock Band 3, and Fallout: New Vegas dropped that year.

The first Call of Duty: Black Ops title was released in 2010 as well.

Are you excited for the next Fable game to come out? What games were you playing in 2010? Let us know in the comments section.