2015: The Year in Review

This year has been an insane year for gaming, movies, and television. With a ton of amazing things to look back on, we thought we’d round up a list of our favourite news and our biggest reviews of the year!

We eclipsed our record-making 2014 with this new, record-breaking 2015. Our biggest year yet, we leave 2015 with a record 936 articles (153 of which were in June during E3!) across 74 categories, hitting nearly a million words. That article count is 210 more than 2014, and the word count is nearly double!

And it’s all thanks to some crazy talented people: Brent Botsford and John Kalanderopoulos have done fantastic jobs at conveying their passion for the gaming and movie industries we love so much! So, without further ado, here are our biggest stories of 2015:

January: Greg Miller, others quit IGN to start Kinda Funny
February: Sony confirms The Last Guardian still in development
March: Rock Band 4 announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
April: Star Wars: Battlefront gets release date, tons of details
May: Nintendo details E3 2015 plans
June: Xbox One gets backwards-compatibility with Xbox 360, Xbox Live Arcade games
July: Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata has passed away at Age 55
August: Cliff Bleszinski, Boss Key reveal Lawbreakers
September: Star Fox Zero delayed to early 2016
October: Quantic Dream announces Detroit: Become Human
November: Zelda Wii U coming in 2016, new video surfaces
December: TGA 2015: Telltale is making an episodic Batman adventure game

E3 2015

Some of our biggest articles came out of E3 2015 in Los Angeles. Our seventh E3 in a row, this was our biggest yet, and even though we have bigger plans for E3 2016, there was no shortage of awesomeness out of Los Angeles this year!

E3 2015 Impressions: The Last Guardian
Original Xbox backward compatibility very possible on Xbox One
Opinion: Forget the hype, Bethesda’s E3 was lacklustre at best
E3 2015 Impressions: Rise of the Tomb Raider
Evie Frye is Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate’s femme fatale
Microsoft outlines new Xbox One platform updates
Elena is back in Uncharted 4 and she’s pissed
Hands on Microsoft HoloLens with Halo 5: Guardians
This is the Oculus Rift, up close and personal
No Man’s Sky gameplay footage, universe size revealed
The Last Guardian is at long last re-revealed for PlayStation 4
Ubisoft teases Ghost Recon Wildlands with pre-alpha gameplay
Mass Effect 4 unmasked as Mass Effect: Andromeda
Microsoft shows off HoloLens gaming with Minecraft
Comcept and Armature Games teaming up on new Xbox One IP, ReCore
Fallout 4 “Pip-Boy Edition” comes with actual Pip-Boy
Whew, that was a big E3! What a crazy amount of news and hands-ons!


Until Dawn Review
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review
Call of Duty: Black Ops III Review
Rise of the Tomb Raider Review
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Review
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Review
Halo 5: Guardians Review
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection Review
Super Mario Maker Review
Rocket League Review
Ori and the Blind Forest Review
The Order: 1886 Review

This year was also HUGE for television and movies. Brent has taken on the huge task of single-handedly reviewing what seems like every television show under the sun, including The Big Bang TheoryArrowSupergirlThe FlashBrooklyn Nine-Nine, Doctor Who, and tons more! And there has been no shortage of news from Hollywood, either!


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Review
Daniel Craig may return to James Bond after all
Spectre Review
The Martian Review
First pic of Matt Damon returning as Bourne surfaces
Jurassic World sequel officially releasing in 2018
First official photo of Suicide Squad movie cast revealed
Avengers: Age of Ultron Review
First look at Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor revealed

Next year, we’re going bigger and better, and we’re starting off with a bang with more coverage of the best gaming, movies, and toys on the planet. And we can’t wait to share it with you!