Great point on how awesome news doesn't garner as much coverage, if any. I definitely end up stumbling upon really cool things on news feeds from time to time, but coming across them always takes a lot of digging and for some reason all that awesome doesn't get spotlighted outside of the very rare gems that go viral over social media.
In recent memory, though, and answering the question based on actual merit of games I've played, I think Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon was the most fun and joy I've had playing a game with the word "Cry" in it for years, so that'd have to be my vote. Far Cry 3 vanilla would've taken it, but the story in Blood Dragon was far more fulfilling.
It's like tragedies compounded upon tragedies all over the world in recent days. What were the chances of everything transpiring like that, down to the 108 passengers who were top AIDS researchers?
Hopefully this recent trend of impossibly terrible moments gets balanced out by some miracles. I'm typically super pragmatic about world affairs, but I feel like we're overdue for a miracle now more than ever.