Sin City is the global capital of gambling. Casinos with colourful chips, well-postured croupiers and automaton pensioners plugged into slot machines. At first glance it might not seem sinister, but strip back the glamour and Las Vegas paints a sad picture - its denizens cogs in a billion-dollar machine fuelled by potentially addictive gaming. The novelty of the place can hide its true intentions.
If 2013 was King's year - when you couldn't walk through a train carriage without seeing half the commuters busily tapping away at mobile phenomenon Candy Crush Saga - then 2014's been the year when the dream has perhaps soured slightly, a swell of controversies ensuring the Swedish developer has never been far from the headlines.
A year ago, film critic Mark Kermode came out in defence of the Twilight movies. "The world is full of people... Who feel not just enabled but dutybound to be sniffy about Twilight without having seen the films, read the books, or attempted to understand why they mean so much to so many," he wrote.