I run Kotaku’s daily Fine Art feature, which is about highlighting the work of artists working in the video game business. Which means I’ve showcased thousands of images over the course of 2015, and this time of year—when I’m asked to pick the best of it—is always tough.
Every year in video games brings with it some lovely surprises, but every year also brings some sorry disappointments.
Every year in gaming is full of shocks and surprises. This year had some really good ones.
This has been a tough year. Pop culture let us down in many ways, even as our political system and our social institutions revealed a deeper seam of ugliness. But speculative fiction still offers us hope: not just optimism about human ingenuity, but actual reasons to look forward and keep our heads up.
Here we are again. It’s December. It’s time to look back at the year in Kotaku East that was. You ready? I know I sure am.
2015 has been a weird year for me and video games. In one way, it’s been defined by the fact there’s been a shortage of games that I’ve found really memorable, to the point where picking out ten for this list was tough work. In another, that might be because I spent almost the entire year playing The Witcher 3.
A lot of video games came out in 2015. Can they all fit into a two-minute video? (Most of) the best ones certainly can.