Year End List: 2015

Happy New Year 2016

2015 was a year with more ups than downs. So many things have changed for me over this past year, so many things I have enjoyed. Now, as I have done for the past two years, is to make the list of greatest things I have enjoyed over the past 365. But before I start my list, I want to say that 2015 was the year of Hip Hop. This will go down as one of the golden years. So many classics were released. So much good music. It was unbelievable. Now back to the scheduled list.

Note: this list contains everything new I enjoyed over the past year. Something new to me could be a movie released in the 90’s and I am watching it for the first time. That will explain why I have some old movies and shows in my list. It also contains some shows where I have only watched half the seasons created, due to them not being available on streaming services yet.

Books

  • An Architectural Approach to Level Design
  • The Game Narrative Toolbox

Movies

  • The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet
  • The Help
  • Erin Brockovich
  • The Eternal Zero
  • Amistad
  • Election

Music

  • Beauty behind the Madness – The Weeknd
  • Summertime ’06 – Vince Staples
  • King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude – Pusha T
  • Tetsuo & Youth – Lupe Fiasco
  • To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
  • All Love Lost – Joe Budden
  • 90059 – Jay Rock
  • All We Need – Raury
  • Friday Night Freestyles – Fabolous
  • If you’re Reading this it’s Too Late – Drake
  • Compton – Dr. Dre
  • Dark Sky Paradise – Big Sean
  • At.Long.Last.A$AP – A$AP Rocky
  • Friday Night Freestyles – Fabolous & DJ Clue
  • Late Nights: The Album – Jeremih
  • Professional Rapper – Lil Dicky
  • The Album about Nothing – Wale

Shows

  • That 70’s Show [Seasons 1-8]
  • Sons of Anarchy [Seasons 1-7]
  • Fargo [Season 1]
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia [Seasons 1-10]
  • Narcos [Season 1]
  • Hell on Wheels [Seasons 1-4]
  • Black Sails [Seasons 1-2]
  • Arrested Development [Seasons 1-4]
  • Mr. Robot [Season 1]
  • Mad Men [Seasons 1-5]
  • Making a Murderer [Season 1]

Video Games
Sadly, I did not play enough games to put any on my list. I did read and watch gameplay videos of many great games (some that come to my mind is Metal Gear Solid V, The Wither 3: Wild Hunt, Fallout 4). You can blame the lack of games totally on the development of Retool.