We'll officially do something next month. But given that most of the major releases are already out - with the exception of Final Fantasy 15, which doesn't land until the 29th - it seemed as good a time as any to get your take on the GOTY of 2017.
It's undoubtedly been a great year if you like shooting stuff. Putting aside the Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and Call of Duty triumvirate, 2016 had already been really accommodating. February had SUPERHOT, which should be a good pickup right about now, and I'd be surprised if DOOM doesn't end up on most lists for the singleplayer alone.
Overwatch has left an undeniable mark on the genre, but other games that have broken through include Paladins. I've personally gotten a lot of enjoyment out of Destiny: Rise of Iron, having largely skipped it for the last couple of years, and I'm now at the point where I'm a little obsessed with climbing the ranks.
But other things that come to mind: the new Jackbox Pack was great, although you have to give it a bit more time than the others. Stardew Valley is a special beast. Pokemon GO was a special ride that might not have lasted as long as people liked, but it was fascinating nonetheless. And Sun and Moon have proven to be superb anyway, but Pokemon Uranium shouldn't be ignored either.
And then you've got titles like Uncharted 4. The Witcher 3's superb expansion. Pony Island. Dark Souls 3. The surprisingly good Hitman. Civilization 6. XCOM 2 was a thing. Planet Coaster has put a lot of smiles on people's faces already.
And then there was VR: the Rift, then the Vive, then PSVR, and all the games that followed.
So tell us. What's been your favourite of the year so far, at least from what you've been able to play? (Because let's face it, next month a lot of people are going to be playing catch up. That's the fun of the holidays, right?)