A love letter from Summer Camp singer Elizabeth Sankey to her favourite game of all time.
Microsoft's machine was soundly thrashed by Sony's PS4 in 2014, so what can it do this year to claw itself back into the game?
Hsieh would often disappear for days at a time inside an internet cafe in Kaohsiung, to binge on computer games. But on the 8th of January, after playing for three days straight, he collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest.
There hasn't been a truly great Sonic game for ages, and 2014's Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric was a nadir that the Sega mascot might never recover from.
Destructive Creations' Hatred has drawn plenty of criticism for the fact that its main character, a big hairy man, seems intent on killing innocent civilians for no particular reason.
Last year was a bumper one for hilarious games, but humour is often a barrier developers can't seem to clear.
"Star Wars games" is, in the most part, a form of shorthand for "fucking terrible".
And also scared me more than I've ever been scared before.
We had an exclusive first look at the Analogue Nt, the machine that will let you play all the classics in high-definition on a big-screen TV.
Fire up CrossCountry Canada and start delivering potash from Saskatoon to Winnipeg in the most subdued and frustrating manner possible!
Forget the retro-mania of Tomb Raider and GoldenEye 007; the "classics" could never compare to what we're capable of today.
The Wii U was the standout console of my 2014 – and with games like Mario Kart and Bayonetta 2, it should have been yours, too.
A selection of games that hopefully won't make you throw up on yourself when it feels like the Fall of Saigon is happening between your temples.
Most holiday-themed titles are cheaply produced or downright weird, leaving us without a true video game equivalent of A Christmas Carol or "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer."
Only four or so months ago, GamerGate didn't even really exist. But at the end of 2014, it feels like that's all the year's been about.
You'd never want to actually golf in a desert, but Justin Smith's Desert Golfing is one of my most important game experiences of 2014.
Tradition dictates that you should play Monopoly for two hours, argue and give up. Playing video games is still a bit like that, only really futuristic and slightly less depressing.
Traditional broadcasting's downward spiral can't hold back the rise and rise of eSports.
So it's kind of annoying that you're expected to accomplish micro-challenges at the same time as exploring every inch of a truly spectacular gaming world.
The way games are now being made, with an eye on the competitive gaming community, the mega-shooter and its peers will ultimately steal the limelight from "real-world" sports stars.
I spoke to the developer Matt Gilgenbach, who channelled his own OCD into Neverending Nightmares.
Bar the whole "100 percent completion" thing, they really don't seem to serve any purpose whatsoever.
All previous attempts at a GoT game have been objectively shit. Iron from Ice is where that dismal streak ends.
Don't run. Don't shoot. Just look and listen, and wait a while.