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It's not often that a brick-and-mortar retailer captures your attention in the middle of a gargantuan Steam sale, but that's how the tide has gone in the last few years. The sales just aren't as good any more -- and the fact that Australians still get slugged in US dollars makes it even less enticing.

But that's the opportunity EB are taking up right now, with a end of financial year sale. There's plenty of games that priced at surprisingly reasonable levels.

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In contrast to Mark, the difficulty I had with this was keeping games that weren't released in 2015 off the list. I did a lot of exploring in 2015, and participating in a fortnightly game challenge also meant I was working through my back catalogue more than I ordinarily would have been.

But that's not to say that there weren't plenty of new releases worth paying attention to. If anything, 2015 has probably been the best year for releases since the launch of the new consoles. So without further delay, here's my unordered selection of what I thoroughly enjoyed from the last 12 months.

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If there's something that stands out this year more than most, it was the year that remasters really started to come into their own. It wasn't just that games from the 1990's or the early 2000's were being resold in their original form. They were getting updated, they were getting the treatment they deserved.

The Homeworld Remastered Collection isn't something that I thought would exemplify that; it was a product from Gearbox, the studio known for milking Borderlands dry, the studio known for making the Aliens franchise synonymous with ripping customers off.

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My involvement with Homeworld Remastered can be distilled down to 1.63GB of data, containing 7679 files in 1156 folders. That represents the audio assets for both Homeworld and Homeworld 2 and what was released to Steam on February 25, 2015 as part of the Homeworld Remastered Collection. This audio data also represents what will face many game developers who want to take a classic title from "back in the day" and bring it into the modern era.