GOTY 2017


2017's Worst Villains Were More Than Just Monsters

From profit-hungry corporations to technocratic kingdoms to, yes, Nazis, games were filled with systemic villainy this year.


We Made Our Own Myths in 2017's Photo Modes

Armed with our virtual cameras in our virtual worlds, we can create the images we want to believe in.


2017 Was a Year of Reckoning for Video Game Microtransactions

The first omens came in the form of horse armor over a decade ago. Now, the lootboxes (and the discourse) have truly arrived.


Austin Walker's Top 10 Games of 2017

This year, games refined old ideas and introduced brand new ones. They also provided the fuel needed to power through the murk of 2017.


The Best Games of 2017: Day 5

In 2017, we confronted death, shared secretes, sought comfort, fought for justice, and did our best to look absolutely incredible.


We Discuss the Video Games We're Most Looking Forward to in 2018

Just as soon as we catch up on all the games from 2017, of course.


In 2017, Titans of the Past Returned

From Crash Bandicoot to Kingdom Hearts to LA Noire, this year brought a host of remakes and re-releases.


Natalie Watson's Top 10 Games of 2017

2017 was a year of playing games for—and with—other people.


Danika Harrod's Top 10 Games of 2017

Sometimes laughing, crying, and singing karaoke with your sworn brother are the best medicine for a terrible year.


The Best Games of 2017: Day 4

This year, players found secrets, sought redemption, experimented with everything... oh, and played what might be the best non-BioShock BioShock game ever.


We Discuss Gaming's Most Controversial Trend in 2017: Loot Boxes

'Battlefront II' may have been the most explosive moment, but it was hardly the only instance of loot boxes this year.


Fanfic: The Trials of the False Oracle

Everyone's (least) favorite know-it-all from 'Nier: Automata' learns a lesson.