Hey Poor Podcast Episode 120: The 25 Best Games Of 2017


The games that made us happy in a year full of sad

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On this week’s episode of the Hey Poor Podcast, we assemble an all-star cast of Hey Poor Player contributors to count down our official ranking of the 25 best games of the year. Host I “RUINER” Coleman is joined by Jay “Pyre” Petrequin, Nathaniel “Rakuen” Terencio, Jonathan “Uncharted: Lost Legacy” Trussler, and Dougie “Dream Daddy” Powell to discuss the games that made us laugh, the games that made us cry, the games that did something truly unique, and the tried-and-true games that just did what they did with style and excellence.

Strap in, folks, because we’ve got two and a half hours of lively discussion. We’ve got a diverse list of games and plenty of entries you might not expect – in fact, we’ve even got more than a few entries that we don’t all agree on! Along the way, we’ll talk about why those games deserve their place on this list, why a game’s business model and update structure can be at least as important as its content, which games spoke to each contributor the most and why, and how (at least according to the scumbaggiest parts of our comments section) this was a particularly good year for the Jewish Conspiracy which, as we all know, marches on.

Just want the games? Look elsewhere on the site for a condensed list with shorter blurbs written by every member of the site. You can see the list by clicking here! Have a Happy New Year, and be sure to milk…that thing that we ask you to milk. You know the one.

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I. Coleman
I Coleman believes that videogames are the most important, most fascinating, and most potentially world-changing entertainment medium today. When not saying dorky, embarrassing crap like that, I is a game designer, science fiction author, and former reviews editor for the now-defunct GamerSyndrome.com with years of experience writing for and about games.

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