Jen’s Games of the Year 2016

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but I don’t think anyone will object that 2016 was one of the wildest years I’ve ever experienced. At the tail end of September, I finally came out as a woman to the rest of the world, and the positive response wiped away one decade of fear that I …

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Colin’s Games of the Year 2016

Hey. How ya doin’? If I had to guess, I’d say you’ve been better. Most of us have. I don’t like the narratives of “good” or “bad” years, because it feels arbitrary and distracts from the responsibility for events… but boy, a lot of trash happened in that twelve month period. If we don’t step …

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Emily’s Games of the Year

My games of the year are not like other games of the year; I don’t have much time to play games, and tend to sink a lot of time into the games I do play. This is in part because I am part of that silent majority: the middle-aged woman gamer. In a given year, …

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Johnny Niska’s “Games of 2015”

These awards have never felt like my kinda thing. Don’t get me wrong, I am into the idea of a look back at the year, but the idea of making it into a competition between our favourite games always felt like undermining the entire idea. This isn’t (or shouldn’t be) about whether the heartfelt teen …

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Ben’s Games of the Year

(Alternately titled “10 Games that Aren’t Undertale”) Before I list out my favorite games of 2015 (which you will likely disagree with), I just have to apologize to everything that didn’t make it on this list. 2015 was one hell of a year for gaming, and despite the number of open-world, 100-hour behemoths I turned …

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