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Grading the Show E3 2017: Microsoft

As we do every year, today we're here with our thoughts on the E3 Press Conferences. Today we're grading the E3 press conference for Microsoft. This was a big year for Microsoft and their Xbox division. With their announcement of the Xbox X and a huge launch window lineup, what did our editors think of it? 

Grading the Show E3 2017: Microsoft

Alex's Top 5 Games of 2016

I will always remember 2016 as the year when my passion for games grew to bigger heights. Games have become an even more important part of my life, and I am always grateful for the opportunity to talk about them in this capacity. This was quite a year for gaming too, with numerous big game releases. As usual, a good number came out near the tail end of the year, so I haven’t been able to experience them all yet. I already anticipate games that I believe would make this list if I played them, including Final Fantasy XV. Nevertheless, I spent many hours this year with the Nintendo 3DS, just in time for the Switch’s launch in 2017. Most of my top games reflect the fond memories I’ve made with the little handheld that could.

Alex's Top 5 Games of 2016

Jonathan Miley Top 5 Games of 2015

Wow. What a year. 2015 has been amazing, emotional year. It's given us great, touching experiences like Life is Strange and The Beginner's Guide, but in it we've also seen bombastic AAA titles like Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Witcher 3, Just Cause 3, and Batman: Arkham Knight. It's simply a wonderful time to be a gamer and to be able to partake in all the amazing titles so many incredible peoples have created. Which made this year's list uncommonly difficult to trim down. But I think if you were only able to play 5 games this year, it would be these.

Jonathan Miley Top 5 Games of 2015

Allen's Top 5 Games of the Year

What a year. What a year! In my mind, 2015 was a banner year for playing games on my PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While most of the big, AAA titles to be released were sequels to existing properties, they were good sequels. And for all the bombastic sequels and explosive franchise finales, I found comfort in smaller and more quieter experiences. The best video games are those that let us escape from the the humdrum of everyday life. To take a breather from things in the world that leave us scared and uncertain. And boy, did I go places. In 2015, I learned to hack computers, took virtual girls on dates, fought side by side with Rebels to fight the Empire (and vice versa), master the art of time travel, and even kill a few zombies. Every game I played left me enriched with memories that I loved sharing with people, even if they made me cry all over again (thanks, Life Is Strange). You did good, 2015. You did good.

Allen's Top 5 Games of the Year

Joel's Top 5 Games of 2015

2015 was quite the year. Unlike many years, 2015 was the type of year where there was at least one game for every fan. Want a fantasy RPG go check out The Witcher 3. Want an open-world action game, there are five really good ones. Interested in diving into sports games again, well Rocket League may be for you. The list goes on and on. You name a genre and there is at least one great game ready to be devoured. Which made sitting down to right this list quite the challenge, and yet I sit here today extremely confident that these were the best five games I played in 2015.

Joel's Top 5 Games of 2015

Grant's Top 5 Games of 2015

Looking over my top 5 games of 2015, I noticed a trend; all five of my choices have some outstanding soundtracks. There was the dreamy indie rock of Life is Strange, the licensed eighties music in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the hypnotic electronica in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, the angelic choral music of Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, and the orchestral/rock music of Destiny: The Taken King. Each soundtrack stood out in its own way and made my gaming sessions that much more enjoyable. 2015 was a fantastic year for games but it also brought the realization that it's almost 2016 and I'm still... playing Destiny.

Grant's Top 5 Games of 2015