Yep, I have this issue too. Happens with games sometimes too, but that's likely because games can be so up and down in terms of loudness thanks to various attacks/gunshots/spell effects/etc. going off. I've always figured it was my price to pay for settling for just using my television's crappy speakers.
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People just like to complain about change, I think. Do I think W8 is better than 7? No, not really. It is clearly designed for touch and looks rather ugly. It works perfectly fine though and takes only a small amount of adjusting to get used to it. I think it was a week or less before I didn't even care anymore about the differences. I can still find everything I want easily (some things even easier, actually), and I enjoy the performance and speed benefits it provides.
I would love a Goodreads-esque site that kept track of everything I had played, down to star ratings and dates started/finished--one that isn't plagued by a terrible layout like the site you suggested. For the time being, I just plan to write down all the games I finish per year, starting in 2014.
Awful boss fights (there shouldn't be boss fights in shooters!) and a really, REALLY bad ending were the only issues I had with it. It still remains one of the most atmospheric, intense, and strangely intriguing games I have played in the last few years.
New Lim Kim, one of my favorite new artists this year! Her voice sounds so different from anyone else I've heard, and all her songs are interesting in some way or another. Goodbye 20 is catchy, funny, and has more of that great voice I love.
I'm not going to list everything I've played this year (partly because I don't remember it all). I'm still working on my final top 10, mostly the order of the ten games I have in mind. I can say, without a doubt, that Gone Home will take the top spot for me. No other game this year stuck in my head, making me think about it day and night, like that game has. A game that I hope sets a precedent for story-focused games in the future.
@drzing: Might be the FPS vs TPS thing. I have a hard time getting interested in any FPS games at this point, but if the perspective shifts to third-person, I find myself more intrigued. No clue why.
Also, I think you're crazy if you think Joel and Booker sound alike.
I've only played Ys Origins (although I plan to play the rest of them in January, when I have some free time), but I had a blast with it when I played it a few years ago. In fact, it managed to make my top 10 games of the year list. They are pretty simple games but are surprisingly fun to play. I've also heard that you can jump into just about any game in the series and not be lost, due to the nature of each game telling its own story in the bigger Ys universe. May as well give it a try! What could could it hurt?