2016 WAS A BIG YEAR FOR VIDEO GAMES AND VERSUS PLAYER

Welcome to the 2016 Video Games Recap. We hope you have all had a fantastic year and played some amazing games.

2016 saw the creation of VERSUS PLAYER by Jono, Joe and Jase as well as our bi-weekly cast PODCAST VS. PLAYER. VP is first and foremost a passion project for the three of us where the name of the game is fun and we sure are having a lot of it. We would like to thank our loyal  readers and listeners for being part of our little startup and are looking forward to an even bigger year in 2017. Below we’ve included a 2016 recap in gaming from Wikpedia.

From all of us at VERSUS PLAYER, we love you.

Game on!

EVENTS

Month Day(s) Event
January 4 Activision Blizzard announced that they had acquired Major League Gaming.[2]
6 Square Enix closed cloud gaming subsidiary Shinra Technologies.[3]
8 Marc Laidlaw, lead writer of the Half-Life series, retired from Valve Corporation.[4]
David Brevik, the CEO of Gazillion Entertainment, left the company.[5]
12 Electronic Arts introduced Origin Access, a new subscription service for Microsoft Windows.[6]
13 Leslie Benzies, producer and president of Rockstar North, left the company after a 16-month sabbatical. His positions were taken up by Aaron Garbut and Rob Nelson.[7]
16 Brian Horton, director of Rise of the Tomb Raider, left Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward.[8]
22 David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age, left BioWare.[9]
28 Bungie announced that Pete Parsons had replaced Harold Ryan as the company’s president.[10]
GOG.com launched Games in Development, their own early access program.[11]
Sumo Digital announced their plan of establishing a new studio in Nottingham.[12]
29–31 PAX South 2016 held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.[13]
February 8 Blizzard Entertainment celebrated its 25th anniversary.[14]
GameTrailers video game website was closed.[15]
27 The Pokémon franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.[16]
Unknown Ryan Barnard, game director of Tom Clancy’s The Division, left Massive Entertainment for IO Interactive.[17]
March 7 Press Play, the developer of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba was closed by Microsoft Studios.[18]
9 Nexon acquired Big Huge Games, the developer of DomiNations.[19]
Riot Games acquired Radiant Entertainment, the developer of Rising Thunder.[20]
14–18 Game Developers Conference 2016 held in San Francisco, California.[21]
15 Jagex was acquired by Chinese mining company Shandong Honda.[22]
22 Bigpoint Games was acquired by Youzu Interactive.[23]
Evolution Studios, the developer of MotorStorm and Driveclub, was shut down by Sony Computer Entertainment.[24]
The Resident Evil franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.[25]
24 Sony Computer Entertainment announced that they had founded a new studio, ForwardWorks to develop mobile games.[26]
31 n-Space, the developer of Sword Coast Legends, was closed.[27]
Sega completed its acquisition of Atlus. Future Atlus-developed titles localized for America will be published by Sega.[28]
April 1 Sony Computer Entertainment was merged with Sony Network Entertainment to form Sony Interactive Entertainment.[29]
5 Karthik and Guha Bala, founders of Vicarious Visions, left the company.[30]
11 Codemasters announced the company had employed the majority of Evolution Studios‘ employees.[31]
14 Leonard Boyarsky left Blizzard Entertainment to join Obsidian Entertainment.[32]
18 GameStop announced GameTrust, a new publishing division.[33]
20 Microsoft announced the discontinuation of the production of Xbox 360.[34]
22 Tatsuya Minami, president of PlatinumGames, left the company.[35]
22–24 PAX East 2016 held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.[36]
25 Patrice Desilets gained back the rights to 1666 Amsterdam and settled the lawsuit with Ubisoft.[37]
26 NIS America announced that they had cut ties with Atlus after Sega’s acquisition of Atlus.[38]
SNK Playmore was restructured to form SNK.[39]
29 Lionhead Studios was closed by Microsoft Studios.[40]
May 10 Avalanche Software was shut down by parent company Disney Interactive Studios. Disney decided they would not self-publish any titles in the future, and instead rely on external partners.[41]
13 Yahoo! Games was shut down by Yahoo!.[42]
18 Electronic Arts announced that they had formed a new studio called Frostbite Lab.[43]
The creator of the Madden NFL series, Rich Hilleman, left Electronic Arts.[44]
IGN purchased assets of GameTrailers from Defy Media.[45]
30 Starbreeze Studios acquired the Payday franchise from 505 Games.[46]
June 1 Vivendi succeeded in Gameloft‘s hostile takeover, seizing control from the Guillemot brothers.[47]
2 Techland established a new publishing label called Techland Publishing.[48]
3 Aaron Linde, the writer of Battleborn, left Gearbox Software.[49]
6 Future Publishing purchased Imagine Publishing, the owner of GamesTM.[50]
10 Ubisoft Casablanca was closed by Ubisoft.[51]
12-14 Electronic Arts held their first fan-orientated public event named EA Play.[52]
14–16 E3 2016 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[53]
21 Supercell, the developer of Clash of Clans, was acquired by Tencent for $8.6 billion.[54]
23 The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary.
July 1 Josh Mosqueira, the director of Diablo III, announced that he had left Blizzard Entertainment.[55]
5 Sega announced that they had acquired Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios.[56]
8 Adam Boyes, VP of third party relations & developer technology group of Sony Interactive Entertainment, departed from the company.[57]
11 Splash Damage, the developer of the two Enemy Territory games, was acquired by Chinese chicken meat company Leyou.[58]
19 Dino Patti, co-founder of Playdead, departed the company.[59]
August 3–13 The International 2016, the highest paying eSports tournament in history, was held at the KeyArena in Seattle.[60]
4–7 QuakeCon 2016 was held in Hilton Anatole in Dallas.[61]
5 Relentless Software, the developer of the Buzz! series, shut down.[62]
12 Nordic Games, the company that acquired most THQ‘s franchises, rebranded to THQ Nordic.[63]
15–16 Game Developers Conference Europe 2016 was held in Cologne, Germany.
17–21 Gamescom 2016 held in Cologne, Germany.[64]
29 Independent developer Renegade Kid was replaced by two companies: Atooi (who owns all of Renegade Kid’s 2D IPs) and Infinitizmo (which owns all of Renegade Kid’s 3D IPs).[65]
September 2–5 PAX West 2016 held at the Washington State Convention Center.
13 Microsoft Studios launched Xbox Play Anywhere, a cross-play program between Windows 10 and Xbox One.[66]
Chris Metzen announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment.[67]
15-18 Tokyo Game Show was held and celebrated its 20th Anniversary
21 Blizzard Entertainment announced that they would be phrasing out their online system Battle.net.[68]
28 Ubisoft acquired Ketchapp, the developer of 2048.[69]
October 12-13 Steam Dev Days held in Seattle, Washington.[70]
17 United Front Games, the developer of Sleeping Dogs, shut down.[71]
25 The Tomb Raider franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.
November 4-5 BlizzCon 2016 held in Anaheim, California.[72]
December 1 Annapurna Pictures establish gaming division Annapurna Interactive.[73]
The Game Awards 2016 held in Los Angeles, California.
3–4 PlayStation Experience 2016 held in Anaheim, California.
16 Shinji Hirano, the former president of Konami Europe, became the CEO of Kojima Productions.[74]
20 Atlus formed a new development studio called Studio Zero.[75]
Crytek closed its studio in Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, South Korea, and China.[76]

GAME RELEASES

Month Day Title Platform(s) Source(s)
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4 Pony Island Win, Mac, Lin [77]
5 Amplitude PS4 [78]
Hardware: Rivals PS4 [79]
Volume PSVita [80]
8 Punch Club Win [81]
Lovely Planet XBO [82]
12 Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India Win, PS4, XBO [83]
Gemini: Heroes Reborn XBO [84]
Gone Home: Console Edition PS4, XBO [85]
Tharsis Win, PS4 [86]
The Banner Saga PS4, XBO [87]
That Dragon, Cancer Win, Mac, Droid [88]
15 Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Win [89]
Echoes of Aetheria Win [90]
Oxenfree Win, Mac, XBO [91]
19 Attractio Win, PS4, Mac, Lin [92]
A Boy and His Blob Win, PS4, PSVita, XBO [93]
Blade & Soul[B] Win [94]
Darkest Dungeon Win, Mac [95]
Gemini: Heroes Reborn Win, PS4 [84]
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty! PSVita [96]
Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [97]
The Deadly Tower of Monsters Win, PS4 [98]
World of Tanks PS4 [99]
20 Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak Win [100]
21 Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 1 — The Order of the Stone WiiU [101]
The Westport Independent Win [102]
Yakuza Kiwami[A] PS3, PS4 [103]
FNaF World Win [104]
22 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam 3DS [105]
Death by Game Show Win, Mac, Lin [106]
26 Final Fantasy Explorers[B] 3DS [107]
Lego Marvel’s Avengers Win, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, 3DS [108]
The Witness Win, PS4 [109]
28 Dragon Quest Builders[A] PS3, PS4, PSVita [110]
Rise of the Tomb Raider Win [111]
Imscared Win [112]
29 AIPD – Artificial Intelligence Police Department Win, PS4, XBO [113]
Bombshell Win [114]
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo Win, PS4, XBO [115]
This War of Mine: The Little Ones PS4, XBO [116]
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2 American Truck Simulator Win, Mac, Lin [117]
Cobalt Win, X360, XBO [118]
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth PS4, PSVita [119]
Dreii Win, iOS, Droid [120]
Gravity Rush Remastered PS4 [121]
Megadimension Neptunia VII PS4 [122]
Not A Hero PS4 [123]
Sorcery! Win, Mac [124]
Tales of Symphonia HD Win [125]
3 Fortified Win, XBO [126]
Great Detective Pikachu[A] 3DS [127]
4 Adventures of Mana iOS, Droid [128]
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders Win, PS4, XBO [129]
5 XCOM 2 Win, Mac, Lin [130]
9 Arslan: The Warriors of Legend Win, PS3, PS4, XBO [131]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia Win, PS4, XBO [83]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack Win, PS4, XBO [83]
Dying Light: The Following Win, PS4, XBO [132]
Final Fantasy IX iOS, Droid [133]
Firewatch Win, Mac, Lin, PS4 [134]
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime PS4 [135]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Win, PS4, XBO [136]
Unravel Win, PS4, XBO [137]
10 Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse[A] 3DS [138]
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster[A] PS4 [139]
11 Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories Droid [140]
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty WiiU [141]
16 Elite Dangerous: Arena Win [142]
Layers of Fear Win, PS4, XBO [143]
Pillars of Eternity: The White March — Part 2 Win [144]
Project X Zone 2 3DS [145]
Street Fighter V Win, PS4 [146]
The Escapists: The Walking Dead PS4 [147]
Tron RUN/r Win, PS4 [148]
17 Californium Win, Mac [149]
Rocket League XBO [150]
18 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Win [151]
Plague Inc: Evolved Win, Mac, Lin [152]
I Am Setsuna[A] PS4, PSVita [153]
Rayman iOS [154]
19 Fire Emblem Fates[B] 3DS [155]
23 Far Cry Primal PS4, XBO [156]
Hitman Go: Definitive Edition Win, PS4, PSVita [157]
Ninja Senki DX Win, PS4, PSVita [158]
One Upon Light Win, Mac [159]
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Win, PS4, XBO [160]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 1 — In Too Deep Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [161]
24 Disgaea PC Win [162]
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien PS4 [163]
The Flame in the Flood Win, Mac, XBO [164]
25 Superhot Win, Mac, Lin [165]
Grim Dawn Win [166]
Assassin’s Creed Identity iOS [167]
26 Stardew Valley Win [168]
The Town of Light Win, Mac, Lin [169]
We Are The Dwarves Win, Mac, Lin [170]
28 Slashy Souls iOS, Droid [171]
29 Soul Axiom Win, Mac [172]
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1 Alekhine’s Gun Win, PS4, XBO [173]
Broforce PS4 [174]
Deponia Doomsday Win, PS4, XBO [175]
Far Cry Primal Win [176]
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Win [177]
Heavy Rain PS4 [178]
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition PS4 [179]
Tron RUN/r XBO [148]
Xblaze Code: Embryo Win [180]
2 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend Win [181]
3 Black Desert Online Win [182]
4 Action Henk PS4, XBO [183]
Into the Stars Win [184]
Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight Win [185]
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD WiiU [186]
8 Kholat PS4 [187]
Mind Zero Win [188]
Shardlight Win [189]
Tom Clancy’s The Division Win, PS4, XBO [190]
9 Teslagrad XBO [191]
10 Deathsmiles Win [192]
Moon Hunters Win [193]
The Guest Win [194]
11 Hitman: Intro Pack Win, PS4, XBO [195]
WWE 2K16 Win [196]
15 EA Sports UFC 2 PS4, XBO [197]
Need for Speed Win [198]
Salt and Sanctuary PS4 [199]
Sheltered Win, PS4, XBO [200]
16 Dungeon of the Endless XBO [201]
Shadow Complex Remastered XBO [202]
Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse XBO [203]
17 Pharaoh Rebirth+ Win [204]
18 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 3DS [205]
Pokkén Tournament WiiU [206]
21 Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed Win [207]
XCOM: Enemy Unknown PSVita [208]
22 Catlateral Damage PS4 [209]
Day of the Tentacle Remastered Win, Mac, Lin, PS4, PSVita [210]
République Win, Mac, PS4, iOS, Droid [211]
Stranger of Sword City XBO [212]
Trackmania Turbo Win, PS4, XBO [213]
23 Way of the Samurai 3 Win [214]
24 Atari Vault Win [215]
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3[A] PS4, PSVita [216]
LostWinds Win [217]
LostWinds 2: Winter of the Melodias Win [217]
Samorost 3 Win, Mac [218]
Slain! Win [219]
25 Hyrule Warriors Legends[B] 3DS [220]
28 Adrift Oculus Rift [221]
Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games Oculus Rift [222]
Blazerush Oculus Rift [222]
Chronos Oculus Rift [223]
Dead Secret Oculus Rift [222]
Eve Gunjack Oculus Rift [224]
Eve: Valkyrie Oculus Rift [223]
Fly to Kuma Oculus Rift [222]
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes Oculus Rift [222]
Lucky’s Tale Oculus Rift [224]
Radial-G Oculus Rift [222]
Smashing the Battle Oculus Rift [222]
Windlands Oculus Rift [222]
29 Killer Instinct: Season 3 Win, XBO [225]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 — Order Up! Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [226]
MLB 16: The Show PS3, PS4 [227]
NightCry Win [228]
Nights of Azure[B] PS4 [229]
No Time to Explain PS4 [230]
Resident Evil 6 PS4, XBO [231]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 2 — Give No Shelter Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [161]
Trillion: God of Destruction PSVita [232]
Unepic PS4, PSVita [233]
30 Epistory – Typing Chronicles Win, Mac, Lin [234]
31 Ashes of the Singularity Win [235]
Hyper Light Drifter Win, Mac [236]
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition Mac [237]
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness[A] PS4 [238]

 

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1 Adam’s Venture: Origins Win, PS4, XBO [239]
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Win [240]
5 1979 Revolution: Black Friday Win, Mac [241]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack PSVita [83]
Dirt Rally PS4, XBO [242]
Dead Star Win, PS4 [243]
Enter the Gungeon Win, Mac, Lin, PS4 [244]
Job Simulator HTC Vive [245]
Hover Junkers HTC Vive [246]
Quantum Break Win, XBO [247]
Skullgirls 2nd Encore PSVita [248]
Sorcery! Part 3: The Seven Serpents Win, Mac [249]
Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure PS4 [240]
The Gallery: Episode 1 — Call of the Starseed HTC Vive [250]
8 Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure XBO [240]
12 Dark Souls III Win, PS4, XBO [251]
Ratchet & Clank PS4 [252]
Stories: The Path of Destinies Win, PS4 [253]
14 Code of Princess Win [254]
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture Win [255]
Final Fantasy IX Win [256]
Phantasmal Win [257]
15 Bravely Second: End Layer[B] 3DS [258]
18 Battlezone 98 Redux Win [259]
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Win [260]
Stephen’s Sausage Roll Win, Mac, Lin [261]
19 Axiom Verge PSVita [262]
Invisible, Inc. PS4 [263]
KOI PS4 [264]
Loud on Planet X Win, PS4 [265]
Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code Win [266]
SpeedRunners Win [267]
The Banner Saga 2 Win, Mac [268]
20 Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom Win, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360 [269]
Pollen Win [270]
21 Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Win [271]
Loud on Planet X iOS, Droid [265]
Rogue Stormers Win [272]
22 Crown and Council Win [273]
Rugby Challenge 3 PS4, PS3, XBO, X360 [274]
Star Fox Zero WiiU [275]
Star Fox Guard WiiU [276]
26 Alienation PS4 [277]
Hitman: Sapienza Win, PS4, XBO [278]
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Win [279]
King’s Quest: Chapter 3 — Once Upon a Climb Win, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360 [280]
Rocketbirds 2: Evolution PS4, PSVita [281]
Sega 3D Classics Collection 3DS [282]
Severed PSVita [283]
Stranger of Sword City PSVita [284]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 3 — What We Deserve Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [285]
28 Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge 3DS, WiiU [286]
Lost Reavers WiiU [287]
Offworld Trading Company Win, Mac [288]
Angry Birds Action! Droid, iOS [289]
29 DC Universe Online XBO [290]
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3 Battleborn Win, PS4, XBO [291]
Ray Gigant[B] PSVita [292]
Shadow Complex Remastered Win, PS4 [202]
Superhot XBO [293]
The Park PS4, XBO [294]
5 Kathy Rain Win, Mac [295]
Uncharted: Fortune Hunter iOS, Droid [296]
9 Stellaris Win, Mac, Lin [297]
10 TASTEE: Lethal Tactics Win [298]
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End PS4 [299]
11 Raiden V XBO [300]
12 Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Win [301]
Goliath Win, Mac [302]
Super Meat Boy WiiU [303]
13 Doom Win, PS4, XBO [304]
Disney Art Academy 3DS [305]
16 Smashing the Battle Win [306]
17 Homefront: The Revolution Win, PS4, XBO [307]
Salt and Sanctuary Win [308]
Shadow of the Beast PS4 [309]
Shadwen Win, PS4 [310]
Soft Body Win, PS4 [311]
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered[B] PS4 [312]
18 Duskers Win [313]
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Win [314]
19 Lastfight Win [315]
Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the Shogun Win [316]
Time Machine VR HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [317]
24 Not A Hero XBO [318]
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood XBO [318]
Overwatch Win, PS4, XBO [319]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Win, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360 [320]
Total War: Warhammer Win [321]
26 OmniBus Win [322]
Table Top Racing: World Tour Win [323]
31 Dead Island: Definitive Edition Win, PS4, XBO [324]
Hitman: Marrakesh Win, PS4, XBO [325]
One Piece: Burning Blood PS4, PSVita, XBO [326]
Smite PS4 [327]
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1 Pool Nation VR HTC Vive [328]
Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Win [329]
TurnOn Win, Mac, XBO [330]
2 Brigador Win, Mac, Lin [331]
3 Assetto Corsa PS4, XBO [332]
Dangerous Golf Win, PS4, XBO [333]
Hard Reset Redux Win, PS4, XBO [334]
6 Hearts of Iron IV Win, Mac, Lin [297]
Edge of Nowhere Oculus Rift [335]
7 Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book PSVita, PS4 [336]
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator- PS3, PS4 [337]
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Win, PS4, XBO [338]
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir PS3, PS4, PSVita [339]
SteamWorld Heist HD Win, Mac, Lin, PS4, PSVita [340]
The Solus Project Win, XBO [341]
10 Kirby: Planet Robobot 3DS [342]
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter Win [343]
13 Trials of the Blood Dragon Win, PS4, XBO [344]
14 Dead by Daylight Win [345]
17 Dreamfall Chapters: Book 5 — Redux Win, Mac, Lin [346]
21 Asemblance Win, PS4 [347]
Deadlight: Director’s Cut Win, PS4, XBO [348]
Mighty No. 9 Win, Mac, Lin, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XBO, WiiU [349]
Pac-Man 256 Win, PS4, XBO [350]
Umbrella Corps Win, PS4 [351]
VA-11 HALL-A Win, Mac, Lin [352]
24 Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games WiiU [353]
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[B] WiiU [354]
28 7 Days to Die PS4, XBO [355]
God Eater: Resurrection[B] PS4, PSVita [356]
Grand Kingdom PS4, PSVita [357]
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven[B] PS4 [358]
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Win, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, 3DS [359]
Prison Architect PS4, XBO [360]
Resident Evil 5 PS4, XBO [361]
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness[B] PS4 [362]
Terraria WiiU [363]
The Technomancer Win, PS4, XBO [364]
Zero Time Dilemma PSVita, 3DS [365]
29 Inside XBO [366]
Lost Sea XBO [367]
30 BoxBoxBoy![B] 3DS [368]
Crypt of the Necrodancer Pocket Edition iOS [369]
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers[A] PS3, PS4 [370]
Zero Time Dilemma Win [371]

 

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1 Hawken XBO [372]
The Banner Saga 2 XBO [373]
5 Lost Sea Win, PS4 [367]
Furi Win, PS4 [374]
Megadimension Neptunia VII Win [375]
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13 Win, PS4 [376]
The Banner Saga 2 PS4 [373]
6 Pokémon Go iOS, Droid [377]
7 Inside Win [366]
8 Carmageddon: Max Damage PS4, XBO [378]
Hawken PS4 [372]
12 7th Dragon III Code: VFD[B] 3DS [379]
Anarcute Win [380]
Assault Suit Leynos PS4 [381]
Ghostbusters Win, PS4, XBO [382]
Kerbal Space Program PS4 [383]
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Force PSVita [384]
Necropolis Win, Mac, Lin [385]
Poly Bridge Win, Mac, Lin [386]
Song of the Deep Win, PS4, XBO [335]
Tumblestone Win, PS4, WiiU [387]
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late Win [388]
Videoball Win, PS4, XBO [389]
14 Batman: Arkham Underworld iOS [390]
Fallout Shelter Win [391]
Push Me Pull You Win, Mac, Lin [392]
15 Adr1ft PS4 [393]
Monster Hunter Generations[B] 3DS [394]
Obliteracers PS4, XBO [395]
16 Tumblestone XBO [387]
18 Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair Win [396]
19 10 Second Ninja X Win, PS4, XBO, PSVita [397]
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault Win [398]
I Am Setsuna[B] Win, PS4 [399]
Kentucky Route Zero Act 4 Win [400]
Sword Coast Legends PS4, XBO [401]
The Assembly Win, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive [402]
22 Death Road To Canada Win, Mac, Lin [403]
Human Fall Flat Win [404]
Starbound Win, Mac, Lin [405]
25 Phantom Brave PC Win [406]
Quadrilateral Cowboy Win [407]
26 A.W.: Phoenix Festa PSVita [408]
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force PS4 [409]
Headlander Win, PS4 [410]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 7 — Access Denied Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [411]
Hyper Light Drifter PS4, XBO [412]
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Win, PS4, XBO [413]
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Win, PS4, XBO [413]
Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge Win, PS4, PSVita [414]
28 Blade Arcus from Shining EX Win [415]
Toukiden 2[A] PS3, PS4, PSVita [416]
29 Stardew Valley Mac, Lin [417]
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2 Abzû Win, PS4 [418]
Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 1: Realm of Shadows Win, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [419]
This Is The Police Win [420]
Tricky Towers Win, PS4 [421]
3 Mobius Final Fantasy[B] iOS, Droid [422]
Overcooked Win, PS4, XBO [423]
4 Etrian Odyssey V[A] 3DS [424]
5 Little King’s Story Win [425]
8 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron PS4, XBO [426]
9 Bears Can’t Drift?! Win, PS4 [427]
Blade Ballet Win, PS4 [428]
Brutal PS4 [429]
Caladrius Blaze PS4 [430]
Heart&Slash Win, Mac, Lin [431]
No Man’s Sky PS4 [432]
Uno Win, PS4, XBO [433]
10 Ray Gigant Win [434]
11 Meridian Squad 22 Win [435]
Reigns Win, iOS, Droid [436]
Xblaze: Lost Memories Win [437]
12 No Man’s Sky Win [432]
16 Absolute Drift: Zen Edition Win, PS4 [438]
Bound PS4 [439]
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Win [440]
Grow Up Win, PS4, XBO [441]
The Huntsman: Winter’s Curse PS4 [442]
Inversus Win, PS4 [443]
18 Deus Ex Go iOS, Droid [444]
Okhlos Win, Mac, Lin [445]
Savage Resurrection Win [446]
Tales of Berseria[A] PS4, PS3 [447]
The Girl and the Robot Win [448]
19 F1 2016 Win, PS4, XBO [449]
Metroid Prime: Federation Force 3DS [450]
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward 3DS [451]
22 Tempest Win, Mac [452]
23 Alone with You PS4, PSVita [453]
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Win, PS4, XBO [454]
Hue Win, PS4, PSVita, XBO [455]
Inside PS4 [456]
Madden NFL 17 PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [457]
Metrico+ Win, PS4, XBO [458]
The King of Fighters XIV PS4 [459]
Worms W.M.D Win, PS4, XBO [460]
24 Obduction Win, Mac, Oculus Rift [461]
Valley Win, PS4, XBO [462]
25 Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars Win, Mac, Lin [463]
Mugen Souls Z Win [464]
N++ Win [465]
Pan-Pan Win [466]
26 Steins;Gate 0[A] Win [467]
30 Armello XBO [468]
Assault Suit Leynos Win [469]
Attack on Titan Win, PS4, PS3, PSVita, XBO [470]
Champions of Anteria Win [471]
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA X PS4, PSVita [472]
God Eater: Resurrection[B] Win [356]
God Eater 2: Rage Burst[B] Win, PS4, PSVita [356]
One Way Trip PS4 [473]
Resident Evil 4 PS4, XBO [474]
Strike Vector EX PS4 [475]
The Final Station Win, PS4, XBO [476]
The Turing Test Win, XBO [477]
Verdun PS4, XBO [478]
World of Warcraft: Legion Win, Mac [479]
31 Shiny Win, XBO [480]
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire Win, Mac, Lin [481]
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1 Earthlock: Festival of Magic XBO [482]
Lumines: Puzzle & Music iOS, Droid [483]
One Piece: Burning Blood Win [484]
2 Redout Win, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [485]
5 Mother Russia Bleeds Win, Mac, Lin [486]
Space Rangers: Quest Win [487]
6 Just Sing PS4, XBO [488]
Star Trek Online PS4, XBO [489]
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II[B] PS3, PSVita [490]
7 Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas PS4, XBO [491]
Unbox Win [492]
8 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice 3DS [493]
Project Highrise Win, Mac [494]
9 Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander Win [495]
Inferno Climber Win [496]
Toxikk Win [497]
13 BioShock: The Collection PS4, XBO [498]
Dead Rising Win, PS4, XBO [499]
Dead Rising 2 PS4, XBO [499]
Dead Rising Triple Pack PS4, XBO [499]
Feral Rites Oculus Rift [500]
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death PSVita [501]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 — A Journey’s End? Win, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [502]
Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Win [503]
NASCAR Heat Evolution Win, PS4, XBO [504]
NHL 17 PS4, XBO [505]
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Win, PS4, XBO [506]
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [507]
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness PS4, PSVita [508]
ReCore Win, XBO [509]
Rive Win, PS4 [510]
The Witness XBO [511]
14 Avadon 3: The Warborn Win, Mac [512]
Conga Master Win [513]
Event 0 Win, Mac [514]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 — A Journey’s End? PS3, PS4 [515]
15 BioShock: The Collection Win [516]
Persona 5[A] PS3, PS4 [517]
16 Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor Win [518]
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[B] 3DS [519]
20 Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 2: Children of Arkham Win, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [520]
Cossacks 3 Win [521]
Dear Esther: Landmark Edition PS4, XBO [522]
NBA 2K17 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [523]
Seraph Win [524]
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse[B] 3DS [525]
Slain: Back from Hell PS4 [526]
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs PS3, PS4, PSVita [527]
The Bunker Win, PS4 [528]
Wheels of Aurelia Win [529]
Zenith Win, PS4 [530]
21 Firewatch XBO [531]
Pankapu Win [532]
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and The Found Win, XBO [533]
22 Klang Win [534]
Virginia Win, PS4, XBO [535]
23 Pavilion Win [536]
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade Win, Mac, Lin [537]
24 The Bunker XBO [528]
27 Clustertruck Win [538]
Darkest Dungeon PS4, PSVita [539]
FIFA 17 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [540]
Forza Horizon 3 Win, XBO [541]
Gal Gun: Double Peace Win [542]
King’s Quest: Chapter 4 — Snow Place Like Home Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [543]
Lichtspeer Win, Mac, Lin, PS4 [544]
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice 3DS [545]
XCOM 2 PS4, XBO [546]
29 Burly Men at Sea Win, Mac, iOS, Droid [547]
Demon Gaze II[A] PSVita [548]
Hybrid Wars Win [549]
The Metronomicon Win, Mac [550]
30 Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 3DS [551]
Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Win [552]
Xenoraid Win [553]
Yo-kai Watch 2[B] 3DS [554]

 

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3 MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Win [555]
4 Aragami Win, PS4 [556]
Atlas Reactor Win [557]
Necropolis PS4, XBO [558]
Rocksmith 2014 Edition – Remastered Win, PS4, XBO [559]
Shu Win, PS4 [560]
Viking Squad Win, PS4 [561]
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide PS4, XBO [562]
5 Butcher Win [563]
Slain: Back from Hell XBO [526]
Wheels of Aurelia PS4, XBO [529]
6 Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler! Win, Mac [564]
Invisible, Inc. iOS [565]
Syndrome Win [566]
The Silver Case Win [567]
7 Beglitched Win [568]
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location Win [569]
Mafia III Win, PS4, XBO [570]
Paper Mario: Color Splash WiiU [571]
WRC 6 Win, PS4, XBO [572]
10 100ft Robot Golf PS4, PlayStation VR [573]
Clockwork Win [574]
Thumper Win, PS4, PlayStation VR [575]
11 Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors PSVita [576]
Dragon Quest Builders[B] PS4, PSVita [577]
Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour Win, PS4, XBO [578]
Manual Samuel PS4 [579]
Gears of War 4 Win, XBO [580]
Reus PS4, XBO [581]
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration PS4 [582]
Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni PSVita [583]
WWE 2K17 PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [584]
12 Gonner Win, Mac, Lin [585]
Mantis Burn Racing Win, PS4, XBO [586]
13 Ace Banana PlayStation VR [587]
Batman: Arkham VR PlayStation VR [588]
Battlezone VR PlayStation VR [589]
DriveClub VR PlayStation VR [590]
EVE: Gunjack PlayStation VR [591]
Eve: Valkyrie PlayStation VR [591]
Harmonix Music VR PlayStation VR [591]
Here They Lie PlayStation VR [592]
Hustle Kings VR PlayStation VR [593]
Job Simulator PlayStation VR [591]
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes PlayStation VR [591]
Loading Human PlayStation VR [591]
PlayStation VR Worlds PlayStation VR [594]
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League PlayStation VR [595]
Rez Infinite PS4, PlayStation VR [596]
Shadow Warrior 2 Win [597]
SportsBarVR PlayStation VR [598]
SuperHyperCube PlayStation VR [591]
Super Stardust Ultra VR PlayStation VR [593]
The Assembly PlayStation VR [599]
Until Dawn: Rush of Blood PlayStation VR [591]
Wayward Sky PlayStation VR [591]
World War Toons PlayStation VR [591]
14 DoDonPachi Resurrection Win [600]
Disney Magical World 2 3DS [601]
Farabel Win, Mac, Lin [602]
Manual Samuel Win, XBO [579]
16 Skylanders: Imaginators PS3, PS4, Wii U, X360, XBO [603]
18 Batman: Return to Arkham PS4, XBO [604]
Crazy Machines 3 Win [605]
Eagle Flight Oculus Rift [606]
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky[B] PS4, PSVita [607]
Mordheim: City of the Damned PS4, XBO [608]
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls PSVita [609]
19 HoPiKo PS4, XBO [610]
20 Mad Max Mac, Lin [611]
Macross Delta Scramble[A] PSVita [612]
Pixel Gear PlayStation VR [587]
21 Battlefield 1 Win, PS4, XBO [613]
Civilization VI Win [614]
Lego Harry Potter Collection PS4 [615]
24 Kim Win, Mac [616]
25 Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 3: New World Order Win, PS4, XBO [617]
Corpse Party 3DS [618]
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 PS4, XBO [619]
Exile’s End PS4, PSVita [620]
Hide and Shriek Win [621]
Ginger: Beyond the Crystal Win, PS4, XBO [622]
Just Dance 2017 Win, PS3, PS4, Wii, WiiU X360, XBO [623]
King’s Quest: Chapter 5 — The Good Knight Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO [624]
Mark McMorris Infinite Air Win, PS4, XBO [625]
Tethered PlayStation VR [626]
World of Final Fantasy PS4, PSVita [627]
Yomawari: Night Alone Win, PSVita [628]
26 Clockwork Empires Win, Mac [629]
27 Alice VR Win, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [630]
Berserk[A] PS3, PS4, PSVita [631]
Crows: Burning Edge[A] PS4 [632]
Neo Atlas 1469[A] PSVita [633]
Through the Woods Win [634]
Weeping Doll PlayStation VR [587]
28 Carnival Games VR HTC Vive, PlayStation VR [635]
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Win [619]
Titanfall 2 Win, PS4, XBO [636]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Special Edition Win, PS4, XBO [637]
31 Franchise Hockey Manager 3 Win, Mac [638]
Hitman: Hokkaido Win, PS4, XBO [639]
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1 BlazBlue: Central Fiction PS3, PS4 [640]
Earth’s Dawn PS4, XBO [641]
Owlboy Win [642]
Root Letter PS4, PSVita [643]
Seraph PS4 [644]
Super Dungeon Bros Win, PS4, XBO [645]
2 House of the Dying Sun Win [646]
3 Xanadu Next Win [647]
4 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Win, PS4, XBO [648]
Football Manager 2017 Win, Mac, Lin [649]
Mario Party: Star Rush 3DS [650]
Moto Racer 4 Win, Mac, PS4, XBO [651]
7 The Silver Case Mac [652]
Trillion: God of Destruction Win [653]
8 Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers PS4, XBO, 3DS [654]
Eagle Flight PlayStation VR [606]
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village 3DS [655]
Lethal VR HTC Vive [656]
Robinson: The Journey PlayStation VR [657]
Small Radios, Big Televisions Win, PS4 [658]
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization[B] PS4, PSVita [659]
Transport Fever Win [660]
9 Beholder Win, Mac, Lin [661]
10 Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star[A] PS4, PSVita [662]
Motorsport Manager Win [663]
Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! Full Course Win [647]
Tyranny Win [664]
Yesterday Origins Win, PS4, XBO [665]
11 Candle Win, Mac, Lin [666]
Dishonored 2 Win, PS4, XBO [667]
15 Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection PS4, XBO [668]
Ittle Dew 2 Win, PS4, XBO [669]
Lantern HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [670]
Mekazoo Win, PS4, XBO [671]
Silence Win [672]
Watch Dogs 2 PS4, XBO [673]
16 RollerCoaster Tycoon World Win [674]
17 Islands Win [675]
Little Briar Rose iOS, Droid [676]
Planet Coaster Win [677]
Shenzhen I/O Win, Mac, Lin [678]
18 Killing Floor 2 Win, Lin, PS4 [679]
Pokémon Sun and Moon 3DS [680]
Runbow Win [681]
22 The Amnesia Collection PS4 [682]
Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 4: Guardian of Gotham Win, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [683]
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition PS4, XBO [684]
Dragon Ball Fusions 3DS [685]
Total War: Warhammer Lin [686]
23 Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru[A] PS3, PS4, PSVita [687]
28 BladeShield HTC Vive [688]
29 Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Win [684]
Steins;Gate 0[B] PS4, PSVita [689]
Final Fantasy XV PS4, XBO [690]
Watch Dogs 2 Win [691]
30 Townsmen Win [692]
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1 Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney iOS [693]
Maize Win [694]
Rad Rodgers: World One Win [695]
The Dwarves Win, Mac, Lin, PS4, XBO [696]
2 Dungeon Souls Win [697]
Furi XBO [698]
Little Briar Rose Win [676]
Steep Win, PS4, XBO [699]
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS 3DS [700]
3 Lara Croft Go PS4, PSVita [701]
Let It Die PS4 [702]
Mother Russia Bleeds PS4 [703]
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 PS4 [704]
4 Lara Croft Go Win, Mac, Lin [701]
6 Abzû XBO [705]
Arizona Sunshine HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [706]
Carnival Games VR Oculus Rift [707]
Dead and Buried Oculus Rift [707]
Dead Hungry Oculus Rift [707]
Dead Rising 4 Win, XBO [708]
Dexed Oculus Rift [707]
Enigma Sphere Oculus Rift [707]
Fantastic Contraption Oculus Rift [707]
Final Approach Oculus Rift [707]
HoloBall Oculus Rift [707]
I Expect You To Die Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR [709]
Oculus First Contact Oculus Rift [707]
Pierhead Arcade Oculus Rift [707]
Quar: Battle for Gate 18 Oculus Rift [707]
Ripcoil Oculus Rift [707]
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Win, Mac, Lin [710]
Sports Bar VR Oculus Rift [707]
The Climb Oculus Rift [707]
The Last Guardian PS4 [711]
The Unspoken Oculus Rift [712]
VR Sports Challenge Oculus Rift [712]
Werewolves Within HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR [606]
7 Bully: Anniversary Edition iOS, Droid [713]
Her Majesty’s Spiffing Win, Mac, Lin, XBO [714]
ROM: Extraction HTC Vive, Oculus Rift [715]
8 Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Droid [693]
Arcade Saga HTC Vive [716]
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Win [717]
Yakuza 6[A] PS4 [718]
9 OneShot Win [719]
Starly Girls: Episode Starsia[A] iOS, Droid [720]
12 Bastion XBO [721]
Filthy Lucre Win [722]
13 Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 5: City of Light Win, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid [723]
Drive! Drive! Drive! Win, PS4 [724]
Feist PS4, XBO [725]
Perfect PlayStation VR [726]
Stardew Valley PS4 [727]
The Little Acre Win, PS4, XBO [728]
14 Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator Win [729]
Space Hulk: Deathwing Win [730]
Stardew Valley XBO [727]
15 Akiba’s Beat[A] PS4 [731]
Botolo Win, Mac [732]
SaGa: Scarlet Grace[A] PSVita [733]
Super Mario Run iOS [734]
16 Perfect HTC Vive [726]
20 Eagle Flight HTC Vive [606]
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Win, XBO [735]
Shantae: Half-Genie Hero Win, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, XBO [736]
The Walking Dead: Season Three — Episode 1 & 2: Ties That Bind Win, Mac, PS4, XBO, iOS, Droid [737]
Wild Guns Reloaded PS4 [738]
22 Don Bradman Cricket 17 PS4, XBO [739]
Rollercoaster Dreams PS4, PlayStation VR [740]

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