As a bit of a bonus in addition to our 'Best of 2014' series, we've decided to pick out some other things that we thought were great in the past year. So here's a selection of the games, films and random internet things that inspired and entertained us.
Deru blew us away with his nostalgia-induced '1979' LP and audiovisual project. The man understands design.
Pilot Priest was brought to our attention for his incredible title sequences which manage to be both minimal and intense, with supercool understated sci-fi elements
Alien Isolation - possibly the most atmospheric game ever created. We're massive fans of the original film, and this is simply drenched in that vibe.
Beeple consistently entertained us with his relentless audiovisual experimentation
Hannibal Season 2 made us squirm under its psychologically intense and discomforting gaze..
Australia showes that they really know how to portray an apocalypse with These Final Hours
and also the more gritty and misanthropic Aus film The Rover
and last but not least - through this Trailer for Mad Max // Fury Road... Jeez Australia, from whence comes the bleakness?! :D
The Walking Dead finally became consistently enjoyable
Imperfect but ultimately creative - not for everyone but had lovable elements if you can put aside a portion of disbelief - Snowpiercer
The BBC's Human Universe documentary inspired and amazed