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In My First Year Of Fatherhood I Somehow Played 106 Video Games In My First Year Of Fatherhood I Somehow Played 106 Video Games

For the 12th straight year I’ve made a list of the video games I’ve played in the past 12 months. I’ve tweaked the way I’ve made this list as my gaming habits have changed, but the biggest impact I expected to see this year was from becoming a father. I was right, but 2017 threw a second big surprise at me, too.

The 12 Best Video Games Of 2017

We downloaded, we installed, we played. We nominated, we debated, we decided. Here, in alphabetical order, are Kotaku’s top 12 video games of 2017.

Keza MacDonald's Top 9 Games of 2017 Keza MacDonald's Top 9 Games of 2017

Most years, I find whittling a best-of list down to just 10 entries a tortuous process. Not so in 2017, because in December 2016 I became a mother, and that brought with it a complete change in my video gaming habits. This year, I rediscovered how people play games when it’s not part of their job.

The Year In Microtransactions, 2017 The Year In Microtransactions, 2017

Games seem to get bigger and more complex every year: more levels to explore, more enemies to fight, and more stuff to collect. And as 2017 showed, there’s now more stuff to buy than ever before as well.

Paul Tamayo's Top 10 Games Of 2017 Paul Tamayo's Top 10 Games Of 2017

2017 has been a wild ride for me personally, but it was also a year that reminded me why I love games so much. From being transported to the ruins of Hyrule to being in another set of ruins fighting to be the last one standing, this year was an onslaught of great games. There really was something for everyone this…

The Year In Video Game Skies, 2017 The Year In Video Game Skies, 2017

Games love to pummel you with lists of things to collect, places to get to, and enemies to beat. Sometimes you just need to take a moment to pause, catch your breath, and look up at the beauty above.

The Gamers Of The Year, 2017 The Gamers Of The Year, 2017

People who play video games don’t just sit in the audience and watch, clap or boo. They interact and sometimes even help shape the trajectory of an artform. They do this as pro players and amateur critics, as speedrunners and community organizers, and more. Each year we highlight those who have made an impact that was…

Kirk Hamilton's Top 10 Games Of 2017 Kirk Hamilton's Top 10 Games Of 2017

I played a lot of very good video games in 2017.

The Year In Video Game Paintings, 2017 The Year In Video Game Paintings, 2017

Another year, another crop of video game paintings doing their best to class up the place.

The Best Toys Of 2017  The Best Toys Of 2017 

Not every toy in 2017 was a fidget spinner or a tiny piece of collectible plastic in an unmarked box. Beyond the whirling kid distractors and blind box collectibles there were some outstanding things to play with this year. Just ask Roarin’ Tyler.

The Best Video Game Music Of 2017 The Best Video Game Music Of 2017

The video games of 2017 were’t just fun to play; they were fun to listen to.

Luke's Top 10 Games Of 2017 Luke's Top 10 Games Of 2017

It’s absolutely insane to think that 2017 was so good to me that The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, a game made in close consultation with my wildest fantasies, was somehow still not my favourite game for the year.

The Year In Ships, 2017 The Year In Ships, 2017

In fandom, the rules of fiction don’t matter, or at least matter a lot less. This is what allows shipping to exist, where fans write fanfiction, draw fanart, and get enthusiastic by a couple that may never happen in the game’s canon. Fandoms for video games this year were enthusiastic and loud, and sometimes cropped…

The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2017 The Biggest Video Game Disappointments Of 2017

This year, some things were unexpectedly good. But a lot of things sucked, too. Let’s put all those sucky things into a big list.

Fahey's Top 10 Games Of 2017 Fahey's Top 10 Games Of 2017

Before you say I have a type, five of my top ten games of 2017 do not contain androids, virtual pop stars or cat girls. No wait, four. Still a large percentage.

The Best Video Game Surprises Of 2017 The Best Video Game Surprises Of 2017

This year, a lot of things sucked. But a lot of things were also unexpectedly good! Let’s celebrate those latter things with a big list.

Heather Alexandra's Top Ten Games Of 2017 Heather Alexandra's Top Ten Games Of 2017

I’ve played approximately two billion video games this year. Narrowing that list down to 10 was a painful and bloody process, but I finally managed to choose my favorite games from one of the most exciting years in recent memory.

Riley's Top 10 Games Of 2017 Riley's Top 10 Games Of 2017

While The Witcher 3 was obviously the game I played the most this year, did you know there were other games too? It was a great year for stealth games, immersive sims, and survival games—three of my favorite things! Here are my 1o favorite games that came out in 2017.

The Year In Old Games, 2017 The Year In Old Games, 2017

This year was a pretty damn good one for new video games. It was also great for old ones!

The Weirdest Patch Notes Of 2017 The Weirdest Patch Notes Of 2017

Patches are one of the best parts of gaming; you get to play Calvinball in real time, over the span of years. When developers announce their patches, though, they can sound ridiculous whether they’re describing what’s being fixed or introduced.

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