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We're deep enough into the current generation of consoles that developers are focused more on building worlds than figuring out the tech, resulting in some great games.
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The year's only saving grace.
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If you're like most people (myself included), you probably have areas for improvement, or opportunities for growth you could tackle. A year end review helps you identify the ones that are most important to you. The key to an effective review is asking yourself specific questions and being brutally honest in your answers.
Betty White was trending on Twitter and it freaked everyone out.
Yup, KFC "finger lickin' good" nail polish was totally a thing this year.
The new year will bring a clearer sense of direction in both substance and style as preparations begin in earnest for the next election cycle.
Bad news: the numbers still aren't good enough.
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Take a quick spin through the year that was.
Learning a lesson isn't always a straightforward endeavour. I'm talking about the slow-burners -- the Groundhog Day lessons we encounter over and over that take years (or a lifetime) to fully get and integrate into the core of our being.
The variety of titles that came out, be they all-new original works or long-running franchise plays, finally began fulfilling the promise of our new consoles. It was a very good year, and here are 15 of the best games that come out in 2015.