That time of the year

As the end of the year is upon us, all the gaming publications are pushing their “top whatever of the year” or “top X games of the year” bullshit. Next Generation seems to have taken it to an extreme:

Top 10 Blunders of 2007
Top 25 People of 2007
2007’s 50 Biggest Events
Best 30 Games of 2007
Top 10 Game Design Innovations of 2007
2007 Holiday Buyer’s Guide
Japan’s Best Games of 2007

… and finally to solidify the greatness of 2007:
2007: Best. Year. Ever?

I don’t know, maybe I’m just cynical. Maybe these lists do have a purpose, fulfilling some sort innate human desire for yearly enumerations.

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