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Ryan’s Top 10 Games of 2020

Ho Boy…. Game of the year for 2020…This is going to be difficult. This year was unlike any other year any of us have seen… but I’m only talking about gaming. With this year, we finally got the first new consoles in the past seven years. Back in 2013, we got the PS4 and Xbox One, both of which were terribly underpowered even on launch day compared to PC counterparts. Especially with the Xbox One and its disastrous Online Only DRM that caused such an outrage, Microsoft completely backtraced, and rebuilt the OS to work offline in the months leading up to launch. It even couldn’t do 1080p, landing at 900p for games out of the gate. Still, most PS4 and Xbox One games only could do 30 frames per second still too. 

The PS5 and Xbox Series X seem like much more complete and competent consoles out of the box compared to the last time, but sadly, they are so hard to come by, that I wasn’t able to get ahold of either of them through pre-orders, and now with them being out for a couple weeks, still unable to purchase them and it seems like it’ll be that way for a while. But that really isn’t even that big of a deal, as so many games this year were delayed to the next year, and the launch titles of both systems are extremely lacking, even compared to previous Console Launches. So even if I did have new consoles to play with, nothing really that spectacular is on them, so I don’t really feel as bummed out about missing out as I would have if it was like the Xbox 360 or PS3 or PS4 launch. 

This year I played as many games that I could that actually came out this year, and with everything that happened, every major world event being canceled, and every major game receiving major delays, there really wasn’t that much to play. Here is the list of a very mediocre year in gaming for me, and out of the paltry sum of games to play, here are my favorites in reversed order from least favorite, to most favorite, with some Honorable Mentions sprinkled in at the beginning. 

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The 2020 Steam Award Nominations

Just like last year, Steam has put their “Autumn Sale” out during the Thanksgiving week, and with it, lets us nominate games for their own Steam Awards. With many returning categories, we are able to nominate a single game for each award. I can’t remember if last year only allowed one game to be nominated per award or not, but this year if I wanted to nominate Half-Life: Alyx, it’s only allowed to be nominated for a single category.

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Ryan’s Top 10 Games of 2019

It’s Christmas!!! And it’s also the end of the year, so I’m going to talk about my top ten, and why they are my top ten. A lot of lists will just give a blurb or so, and that’s not really my style, but I will try to keep it a little more concise. So, without further ado, let’s go in descending order starting with some honorable mentions before I get to the actual list

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The 2019 Steam Award Nominations

Every year Steam lets everyone choose to nominate a game for several categories. They are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, maybe the winners get some much deserved recongintion and allows more people to notice them. But again, it’s mostly for fun. I like voting because it allows me to start preparing my mind for Game Of The Year stuff, and I start going through and looking at the best of the best. Here are what I nominated for this year with a nice handy link.

The Mad Man’s 2019 Steam Award Nominations