Gaming has been around for a long time, and I'm sure some members of the boards have been around to witness it from its genesis. So my question is: What is your favorite year in gaming, and why? Is it because a certain console came out? Is it a game from a franchise you thought was dead? Is it the year you got into gaming? Share! I've been gaming since 2002, and my favorite year in gaming is 2011. The last half of 2011 brought a whole bunch of games that I love to this day, with Dark Souls, Batman Arkham City, Sonic Generations, Skyward Sword, Assassin's Creed Revelations and Skyrim.