Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'
Normally, console discontinuations wash over you, but there is something especially sad about the end of the 360's run.
The final boss was defeated, but this wasn't victory I felt. I wasn't happy. I was gutted, and had a new gap in my life.
Nothing is more depressing than the cold, and now that the "snow one," aka Skyrim, is out of the way Bethesda can concentrate on making something that's a bit cheerier.