For the 11th year in a row, I've tallied a list of all the games I started and/or finished in the previous year. This is a list of games I started in 2016. Some I played for mere minutes, some for hours and some until the credits rolled. Some were good. Some, not so much.
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While I've already rounded up the absolute best cosplay of 2016, that was mostly a collection of static images. And I'm just one guy in Australia. Mineralblu went to most of the big cons in the US (and some beyond), and took his video camera with him.
In 2016, esports experienced even more highs and lows than the previous year. That's what it means to be growing. But while the industry surrounding competitive gaming continues to expand on the backs of enthusiastic investors and hype-men, it's important not to forget why anyone actually watches it in the first place: the people playing are really damn good.
"Pa," said the girl, "famine took everything from us, and disease the rest. Also the other day a pack of wolves plain stole old man Edwards, and they didn't even 'splain what they was plannin' to use him fer." The father studied his daughter, gaunt but strong, face hollowed by months of uncertainty. "The video games, though," he replied. "The video games were good this year."
The films we've as the best science fiction and genre films of 2016 are a very motley crew. This year we loved superheroes, animation, farting corpses, live action, talking animals, and more. These are films spanning different genres, disciplines, and themes, which experienced varied levels of success. Each is worthy of acknowledgment, though, so check out what we crowned the best of the best, and worst of the worst.
Ever loved a piece of fiction so much you never wanted it to end? That's what fandom is for. While transformative works like fanfiction and fanart can serve more serious purposes like exploring subtextual themes or fixing up plot holes, sometimes it has a less lofty goal: Getting two cute characters to kiss. Here's what 2016 had to offer.
I played a lot of games in 2016, and as someone who loves strategy titles, it was a very good year. So drawing a line in the sand like this is always tough.
Another year is on the record books, and with it another couple dozen Ask Dr. Nerdlove columns. Such love, loss, and heartbreak! So much bad sex, so many toxic partners and jealous exes! It was a lot to unravel.