2014: The Worst Year for Console Gaming in the Past 8 Years

With 2015 coming up in less than a week, there are bound to be a veritable storm of “new year, new me” and “Leave it in 2014″-esque posts on various social media networks, but when it comes to video games, it’s important to look back over the last year and identify what went wrong (and what can be done better) to make next year a better one.

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lifeisgamesok2461d ago (Edited 2461d ago )

It wasn't that bad of a year.

Xbox One has had a great 1st year with one of the best racing games in history, a new incredible open world IP, one of the most fun multiplayer shooters and the collection for the ages

The Wii U is making its stride with games like MK8 and Bayonetta 2

DesertFoxJr2461d ago

Everything is indeed subjective, but just judging by objective previous data (and Metacritic scores), it's not as good as it has been in past years.

Applejack2461d ago

How do you feel about the PS4 line-up? I'm waiting for that completely unbiased opinion of yours.

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GarrusVakarian2461d ago (Edited 2461d ago )

I see what you did there! You left the PS4 out as a way to stealth troll/imply that it hasn't had a good 2014. How completely unlike the vast majority of your comments! /s


I had an awesome 2014, not quite sure what this article is talking about and I'm sorry for anyone who had a crappy 2014. As far as first year line-ups go, this one has been pretty damn good for me. 2015 looks to be even better.

And I agree fully with calling Halo: MCC a "collection of the ages", seeing as it's most likely going to take ages for it to actually be playable! :P

Scottyxboxoneandps42460d ago

@ lukas
Wow!!! U called someone out for being a troll then at the end of ur post Finnish with a troll comment yourself!!! Well done!!
And to be honest the halo mcc works perfectly fine now so ur comment has no backing. I do think x1 had a stronger 2014 for decent exclusives but I'm looking forward for 2015 for both consoles with the ps4 probably shading it especially early on. Happy days!!!

ape0072461d ago (Edited 2461d ago )

i don't get it

DK Tropical freeze, MK8, Smash bros U, bayonetta 2, Titanfall, Forza horizon 2, GTA V nextgen, TLOU nextgen are all amazing games

Drive club after update, watch dogs, CoD AW are all solid fun

yes there are disappointments but worst year ever?? just LoL

DesertFoxJr2461d ago

I don't think it takes HD remasters into account really. It's more of an objective report comparing it to previous years.

DanzoSAMA2461d ago

2014: The Worst Year for PS4 in the Past 8 Years. Fixed*

Neonridr2461d ago

hmmm... I dunno if I agree with that. Each console saw some great games release in 2014. TLOU, Infamous, Sunset Overdrive, Halo: MCC, MK8, Bayonetta 2, Smash Brothers...

and those were just some of the exclusives.

gamer78042461d ago (Edited 2461d ago )

Uhhh it was a fantastic year, Forza Horizon 2, Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2, Sunset Overdrive, Dragon age Inquisition just to name a few.

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