The nice thing about running the Eurogamer YouTube channel is that we can get away with doing game of the year a little differently. Eschewing the voting process whereby one game is selected (and thereby ensuring we don't end up murdering one another), each member of the video team has made a video about their personal game of 2015.
With 2015 rapidly drawing to a close (seriously, where has this year gone?), we at Eurogamer are faced with the difficult task of picking a game of the year. And as Chris and I discovered, there's nothing quite like combing through the year's releases to make you realise how many games you haven't played.
When Bloodborne launched earlier this year, I spent a blissful couple of months unwilling to play anything else. I even did a video about its lovely, lovely doors, which proves just how far I was willing to go extend the conversation around that game. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with games like these, I wound up getting stuck. Unable to see off the Shadow of Yharnam, my attention began to waver and eventually I slunk off to play The Witcher 3, my tail between my legs.
One of the highlight's of this week's Tokyo Game Show was most definitely the reveal of The Old Hunters, From Software's expansion for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne. We shared the full details yesterday, and now's your chance to see us fumble through it while going into a little more detail about what to expect, and why it's so bloody exciting.
After dodging the limelight at this year's Gamescom, Sony finally gave us the press conference we were expecting back in August. Whether it was the conference we were hoping for, of course, is another matter entirely. Thankfully, in case you missed it, Aoife and Martin have gone over the biggest announcements and are ready to bring you up to speed.
Passing out isn't something people are meant to do very often - or at all, in fact - not that you'd know it from video games. Game protagonists, seemingly, like nothing more than sparking out for a while and then coming to later. I've been rendered unconscious twice in my life and I can't say either was a particularly fun experience, but that's certainly not stopping the games industry - Metal Gear Solid 5 made the latest contribution to the proud tradition just this week, in fact.
I really like Bloodborne. Whether I'm any good is another matter, but suffice to say I've developed a real fondness for the twisting streets of Yharnam and its menagerie of deadly inhabitants over the past few weeks.
Oh, hello there. I hope you're having a... good Friday (haha Easter joke).