Stuff I liked in 2016

Here's a selection of stuff from 2016 that I enjoyed. It's not complete and ranked in no particular order.

  • Quadrilateral Cowboy. This is what games should be.
  • Beyonce. Lemonade is my favorite album of the year, and I saw her live in Düsseldorf.
  • Atlanta. Just watched it. Donald Glover is the real deal. Thoughtful, funny, excellent television.
  • The Neon Demon. My favorite movie of the year. Winding Refn doesn't shy away from the consequences of his setups and it's a wild ride.
  • The Witness. We need more games like this. It's a deep dive, magnificently crafted.
  • Blackstar. I cried for three days straight when Bowie died. It's fitting that he would write an album for us to cope with his death.
  • San Junipero. I thought the new season of Black Mirror was very uneven, and there were a few clunkers as well. But San Junipero is a masterpiece.
  • No Man's Sky. I got to fly in space and see the wonders of the universe. I didn't miss the assholes one bit.
  • Ghostbusters. Kate McKinnon. Kate McKinnon. Kate McKinnon. Kate McKinnon.
  • Overwatch. Replaced Rocked League for me. And if I know Blizzard it will just go on and on and on. I say, bring it!
  • Nintendo Mini Classic. Hoping for a Super Nintendo Mini Classic next!
  • Ordinary Women. Well done, short videos about badass women in history. What's not to love?
  • Kieron Gillen's newsletter. Less puns than his twitter, so that's a win.
  • The Secret History of Twin Peaks. Mark Frost made every conspiracy I care about canon in Twin Peaks and I'm here for it!
  • Blonde. Still processing this. What a record!
  • Doom. DOOM!
  • Wonder Woman Earth One. Yep, that one.
  • 10 Cloverfield Lane The mid-budget thriller is a dying artform. Support them while they last.
  • The Real Deal EP. mitch murder is a hell of a name.