For the 10th year in a row (!), I’ve tallied the games I played in the past 12 months and have counted the ones I’ve “finished.” It’s clear that it’s time for some changes.
We came, we saw, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku’s top 12 games of 2015.
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.
The emotional range of games have come a long way; they can make us laugh, cry, and poop our pants in fright. Right now, we’re gonna focus on the last one.
It feels like video games got raunchier in 2015. More games tackled sex in novel ways this year, and many of the biggest controversies of 2015 revolved around nudity.
The video games of 2015 often looked great, usually felt good, and probably smelled okay, too. But how did they sound?
Top dogs, 2015! As selected by the Kotaku staff...
It is time again to go through my favorite games of the year. I promise they’re not all JRPGs.
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.
The Snacktaku staff put many, many things in its mouth during the past year—at least one thing a day—in order to bring you this, the ultimate list of bad things that tasted good in 2015.
At the beginning of 2015, I announced that my four-year-old JRPG column, Random Encounters, was coming to an end. The genre had thrived so much, I explained, that it would feel quaint to compartmentalize my JRPG writing in a single weekly column.
In 2015, you liked reading about Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3. You liked lists of top games. You mourned the passing of gaming icons. You craved scoops and post-release coverage (phew!), and you enjoyed getting excited about the Final Fantasy VII remake. You also liked reading about sex. Hey, nothing bad about that!…
Lots of things got shaken up in the comics I enjoyed from the last twelve months, with characters and themes getting re-invented, resurrected and repurposed in surprising or clever ways. Here’s what I’ll remember from the comics I read in 2015.
If games are a truly interactive medium, then it stands to reason that the people who play them have an unusual amount of influence on this creative form; more than they do on others. With that, we present, for the fourth year running, Kotaku’s Gamers of The Year.
Let’s talk about Games of the Year. And by Games of the Year we mean literally every game that came out this year.
Let us praise a thing that matters a lot in video games: the quality of an in-game map. Zooming in, let us heap praise upon 2015’s most magnificent in-game map, the one that appeared in Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.