We’re ringing out the old at the following link.
We’ve yet to discover a good way to summarize a year in gaming, and we aren’t going to start now. Even if we were inclined to do something other than follow the (sometimes unbelievable) progression of the year’s news events, we’d have a hard time reconciling our current state of mind with our memories and predictions from the previous spring and onward. It’s been an ugly and uneven year in a lot of respects, and I’m not especially sad to see it gone. I don’t know what there is to be optimistic about in the new year, but we haven’t given up hope for pleasant surprises for gamers, pleasant exchanges between gamers, clear backlogs, and a renewal of the childlike enthusiasm that dragged us into this hobby in the first place.