Category Archives: Year Lists

Top 15 Games of 2016

What a great year for games. As the industry grows, so does the breadth of experiences games deliver. From the big budget titans to the games made in a garage, these games have a lot of love and care put into them. After taking a couple of months off from the medium in the fall, I found myself overwhelmed by a slew of amazing, excellent titles and these are my favorites. Continue reading Top 15 Games of 2016

Top 10 Films of 2014

Once again, this is my Top 10 2014 Films I Saw in 2014. This year my movie-watching declined even further, so I don’t have quite the sampling of this year’s films as I usually would. I blame a full-time job and being social. (Which is a terrible thing. Stay home and watch movies instead, people) Somehow, I still saw ten films from this year I’d strongly recommend. Continue reading Top 10 Films of 2014

My Top 10 Games of 2013

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This was the year where I was going to quit video games. And I did about four or five times. But every time, I’d hear about some game that I knew I had to play or get an itch to return to a title I left unfinished and I’d come back to it. That, and I had a 8 month gap between finishing school and getting a full-time job. My love/hate relationship with the medium reached its zenith this year. The volatile game culture, the rampant misogyny, and growing corporate greed continue to make me sick. I attended PAX and that made me even sicker of gaming culture.

But these titles, and a few others, remind me that with each year the medium is maturing. People are creating new experiences and refining old ones into profound and rewarding titles. They’re still a bit off the beaten track, only one of these titles came from a AAA game developer. However, these titles are becoming easier to find and becoming louder voices in the conversation.

NOTE: All of these are based on PC release date because that’s the only platform I own.

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