For this. 24 of the best games I played that came out in 2012, ranked as best as I could rank beloved games.
Games made by people I know0
I know the people (perhaps even just one) responsible for the development of these games. Typically means I've met them & hung out with them in real life.
Games that Shaped My Childhood0
These are the games that have shaped me as a gamer (whatever that means).