2016’s top 10 albums of 2015

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New Backlog contributor Noah Lamprecht has graced us with more 2015 lists. Thanks go to him, and enjoy. 

You’ve read all the lists at this point.

All. The. Lists.

Games, music, movies, TV shows, books… Whatever. Anymore we don’t know how to process the end of one year and the start of another without making a list of everything we did or didn’t enjoy.

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Ruining Everyone’s Fun: The Top 5 Film and Television Spoilers of 2015

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I’m just going to put this out there so no one gets the wrong idea: I’m a spoiler addict. Continue reading

‘World of Warcraft: Legion’ through the eyes of a lapsed hardcore raider

A pain begins to throb within me once new World of Warcraft content is announced.

A dull feeling, like longing for a forgotten love or memory of better times, lost to the wind and never fully grasped again. This ache grows into a crescendo of urge and want until, eventually, I give in to this carnal need to launch myself back into the world of Azeroth.

Then…nothing. I play, and as quickly as that drug is shot into my veins, that want phases into a gaming fugue state. I come out on the other end of that tunnel thinking “Oh, right. I just remembered why I stopped playing.”

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The first night of the Street Fighter V beta is a failure, and why that is a good thing for fans (UPDATED)

A note from Will Harrison, time-traveling journalist and editor:

So, the release of Street Fighter V has come and gone. Wouldn’t you know it, the servers still suck and the game is damn near unplayable in online mode (which, wouldn’t ya know, is the only way you can earn currency or titles. Shiny!).

With that in mind, please feel free to ignore the positivity and ineptitude of the following words. I clearly have no idea what I’m talking about.

Sigh. Capcom. You ruin everything. EVERYTHING. 
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