We’re ringing out the old at the followingÂ link.
We’ve yet to discover a good way to summarize a year in gaming, and we aren’t going to start now. Â 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. Â It’s been an ugly and uneven year in a lot of respects, and I’m not especially sad to see it gone. Â 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.