And on the way I learned some lessons in respect, humility and brotherhood. Because for these players, this is more than just a game.
I want to win in Blizzard's game because I actually care what happens to the characters, a feeling that no other FPS multiplayer has ever given me.
With Rockstar's Western now compatible with the Xbox One, there's never been a better time to get into its brutal, beautiful, bear-filled online mode.
Treyarch has produced a CoD that knows precisely what it's doing, full of new tricks to improve multiplayer performance; but the additions might leave some old-school series fans cold.
'Battlefront' isn't brilliant, but if you're a passionate Star Wars fan, you're probably not going to care.
When 343's system-selling space opera gets it right, it gets it so right.