Well, I'm 60% of the MGS fan that Dan is (I mathed it, don't you question me!), and it's my GOTY, so that makes MGSV Dan's Super Game Of The Year judging by the 40% boost.
However, Dan is an inscrutable man with inscrutable views, so I'm going to go ahead and say that the Dan Ryckert Game of the Year 2015 (Sponsored by Chili's) will be Dying Light, on account of being able to drop kick zombies like a wrestly-man.
Actually, the less of a MGS fan you are, the more you like MGS V.
They did it because they could. I feel like Xbox Live started charging money because they could use that money to keep their online infrastructure solid. PSN still lags far behind Xbox Live I feel. In everything from download speeds to general stability. Its a shame, but you don't really have much of a choice if you want to play online.
I enjoy a good VN but $50 especially for a dating/romance one is a bit much for me, especially when I still have a bunch of other games I'm working on. Adding it to the list and will grab it in a sale at some point I'm sure.