Even if the best game ever was released tomorrow - there isn't enough months left in the year to change the fact that League of Legends is easily the game that summed up 2011 for me. I started playing back in March. Over the months, despite all the hate, abuse, name-calling, dodgy servers and tears of frustration: I've totally fallen in love with the game that Riot put together, to the extent that I believe i've spent somewhere in the region of £200 on riot points (in just six months!) and do not regret a single penny.
I had my university finals in June and as the hyper-competetive environment of that game pushed me to get better at League of Legends - it gave me the final push I needed to get better as a student and I ended up aceing my exams. Don't get me wrong, my time with this game has been far from constant sunshine and happiness (including getting together with four other people for a 2-day LoL marathon that was planned weeks in advance and being unable to play due to the servers being down) It's still a game that makes me proud to be a gamer and constantly reminds me 'Oh yeah, now I remember why I'm so passionate about playing video games!'
So I was wondering, to new LoL'ers such as myself and seasoned veterens alike. Was League of Legends your game of the year, also?