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It’s been a little over a year since the newest console generation released to an eager audience. Then, it was clear to many who made the leap that the next-generation of gaming was starved for new and exciting titles. Indies, last generation cross-buys, and early exclusive titles tended to the 2014 Game Famine’s most temporary needs, but nothing felt like it really pushed the hardware or justified the need for it. It was a time of regret for some, anger for others, and there were those just happy for what they had.
But something unholy was born out of that time, something wretched and ugly. It was the work of a few money-hungry publishers. They preyed on the needs of the many, and instead of producing something new, they released The Remasters.
The annual list of GLAAD’s ‘Most Intriguing’ LGBT characters in media was recently released for 2014. In the video games category, the LGBT-advocacy group had some special remarks for one of Naughty Dog‘s most popular characters.
2014 was certainly a wild year for gaming.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One both set record sales for a console’s first year on the market, reassuring gamers and “analysts” everywhere that console gaming is here to stay. Microsoft decided to release a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle after saying it would never happen. The PlayStation 4 failed to release any major blockbuster first party games during the holiday season, while the Xbox One released a hit new IP in Sunset Overdrive.
We saw the rise and fall of mobile games like Flappy Bird. Games like Titanfall, Watch Dogs, and Destiny were all finally released only to be ripped apart by gamers with too much hype. While less hyped games like Wolfenstein: The New Order, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, and The Evil Within managed to blow everyone away. We were flooded with “HD remakes” of games – some that we have wanted for a long time, and some that were just released a year ago on last generation consoles.
All of that combined to make this years Best of 2014 Awards a really fun one. So, without further ado, here are the first set of winners: