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Posted 4/11/18 , edited 4/11/18
The year is nearly over, and I don't think I'm alone in saying that I'm ready to leave behind the dark, twisted fantasy that is 2016.

No matter your political persuasion, social status or country of residence, you'll have felt disquieted by events at some point this year. The sheer scale of 2016's failings allows for such blanket statements. Natural disasters, mass shootings and political events have left me buffeted by wave after wave of anxiety.

Because of this never-ending cycle of unease, video games have been more important to me this year. Of course, they're always a form of escapism, but in 2016 they've had to function as a kind of digital cocoon.

Gaming has been a place to retreat. A moment of respite. Whether passing the minutes on a mindless clicker or puzzle game, losing myself for hours in grand strategies and sport sims or taking a long weekend to head out on a fantastic adventure, gaming has helped me. A lot.

Perhaps that's why I've been reacting to game delays with all the composure of a YouTube commenter. And, God, the delays have come thick and fast.

Three of my most anticipated games at the start of the year -- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona V and Hideki Kamiya's new RPG Scalebound -- all got pushed into 2017. Tacoma, FullBright's first game since the excellent Gone Home? 2017. Cuphead, the delightful bullet-hell platformer with hand-drawn animations? 2017. Horizon Zero Dawn? You guessed it.

At times the delays felt personally tailored to rob me of what little joy was left in this miserable year. And I haven't even mentioned Mass Effect. A moment of silence, if you will, for what you could've been playing this Christmas:
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Posted 4/11/18 , edited 4/11/18
This has no business being in the Manga forum, and the poll is nonsensical. Based on other threads you've started your intent looks more like some odd game-promoting spam than genuine community participation, so the thread is being closed.
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