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The official top 10 posts of 2014

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Late last year, Matthew did a round up of the entire year with the top posts, best story and all the rest. You can read it here; it’s quite an awesome read.

However I’m a software developer by trade, so what I really always care about are facts and not emotions.

Small problem though, we moved servers this year and lost some data which was a bit annoying, so the pure facts aren’t that pure. Looking at our 10 most popular articles showcases only articles from the latter months of the year.

But hey we do this every year so here we go, the top 10 most popular articles purely by hits in ascending order.

10. Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – TM and HM guide

Darryn’s ridiculous love affair with Pokemon continues to bring in the hits and for that I really can’t complain to much.

Personally I have no idea why the Pokemon franchise is so popular but the TM and HM guide netted Darryn 41 536 hits since the end of November 2014

9. Assassin’s Creed Unity – Nostradamus Enigma Guide

Darryn kept up his winning ways with another guide, this time helping us all collect all the Enigmas the great Nostradamus absent mindedly left lying around.

Us poor lost souls gave Darryn another 42 428 since mid November.

8. How to fix Dragon Age: Inquisition’s nasty audio bug

Darryn’s strangle hold of the top 10 has been broken by our newest addition to the team, Alessandro hits the charts at number 8 with an ever so helpful post telling people how to fix their problems.

It seems 47 934 Dragon Agers needed help on fixing their audio bug since the end of November last year.

7. Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Omega Ruby – Legendary Pokémon capture guide

And Darryn and his Pokemon comes back swinging with a legendary Pokemon guide.

The legendary guide gave Darryn a quick 49 678 hits since very late November again.

6. Are you experiencing severe lag in Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare?

Geoff finally makes an appearance in the listing at number 6 with some questions around the well known Advanced Warfare lag issues.

It appears 51 591 viewers were also struggling through the lag issues in early November.

5. Is Destiny’s loot system unfair?

Alessandro is back in the running at number 5 discussing whether the Destiny loot system is unfair to the gamers.

Apparently 56 170 people wanted to chat about that.

4. Far Cry 4 has a day 1 patch because of course it does

It really blows my mind which articles sometimes get the traction. I mean a day one patch for a AAA game is no surprise but apparently 58 211 people wanted to rage about it in Geoff’s November article.

3. Denuvo has been cracked

Apparently a lot of people were interested that the latest DRM, codenamed Denuvo, has been cracked.

Like seriously a lot, 105 679 people read Geoff’s article written less than a month ago.

2. Dragon Age Inquisition – Character Class Guide

Hey wait where’s Darryn? Oh here he is with another guide. But wait, this is actually one of the only articles I actually told someone to write this year so I’m taking second place.

Executive powers for the win, my quick thinking brought in 133 304 hits.

1. PSA: Don’t sell all valuables in Dragon Age: Inquisition

Someone has been missing in this list but fear not, we didn’t lose Zoe; she just did most of her better work earlier in the year with the lost data.

But she stormed back to get the officially most popular post of the year with a quick Public Service Announcement which helped 139 740 people.

And that’s the end of that. Our hits this were generally more evenly spread across a variety of posts instead of having just a few select blockbusters – while these 10 posts blew the rest out of the water, there were still a whole bunch of incredibly popular posts grabbing tens of thousands of hits that didn’t manage to crack the list.

Stay tuned to see our lists of the most commented posts as well as the officially calculated Batman of 2014

Last Updated: January 7, 2015

30 Comments

  1. HairyEwok

    January 7, 2015 at 12:36

    I’m amazed the PS4 comp didn’t get into the list, that should have gotten a sh!t ton of hits I’m sure.

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    • ToshZA

      January 7, 2015 at 12:38

      Probably a multiple of 7… 😀

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        January 7, 2015 at 12:41

        FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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        • ToshZA

          January 7, 2015 at 12:45

          Is it a coincidence that today happens to be the 7th day of both the month AND the year? 😀

          HAPPY NEW YEAR! *RUNS*

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            January 7, 2015 at 12:51

            ……
            *cries*

      • Admiral Chief

        January 7, 2015 at 14:35

        LOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 7, 2015 at 12:42

      Most of those people who entered probably heard about it by facebook, twitter or something similiar.

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      • Matthew Holliday

        January 7, 2015 at 13:24

        on the contrary, it was one of the most commented on articles i can remember reading here.
        not sure competitions count for this list though, its not really an article.

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    • Gavin Mannion

      January 7, 2015 at 13:21

      We don’t include comp posts in these sorts of things because they are inflated…

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    January 7, 2015 at 12:44

    So… I had a meeting scheduled for 12:00 and I’m sitting in the meeting room waiting for the guy who scheduled it.
    Turns out he is in another meeting that is running late.

    Well at least I have a legitimate excuse for not doing any work while I wait for him since he could be here any minute.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    January 7, 2015 at 12:47

    Seems like guides are what brings the most hits. Then bad news like patches and broken games.

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    • HairyEwok

      January 7, 2015 at 12:53

      So then a guide on how to fix broken games should bring a server shut down?

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 7, 2015 at 13:05

        LOL!

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  4. Sageville

    January 7, 2015 at 12:53

    I would have thought the gamergate drama would have made a mention…. then pokemon articles wtf? Does not compute… was Darryn replying to himself to inflate numbers… yup thats the only logical explanation….

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    • ToshZA

      January 7, 2015 at 12:57

      Either that, or like the topic – the articles are designed to catch us all.

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    • Kensei Seraph

      January 7, 2015 at 13:07

      Notice that they are guides.
      People love being told where to find something so that they don’t have to do the hard work themselves.

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  5. hairyknees

    January 7, 2015 at 13:02

    I’m not even in the top 10 🙁 guess nobody cares about Dota afterall! </3

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      January 7, 2015 at 13:05

      you’ll always be my #1 intern <3

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      • hairyknees

        January 7, 2015 at 13:09

        AWWW <3 that's the only award that REALLY counts 😛

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        • Mark Vincer

          January 7, 2015 at 13:10

          What about the Award For Being Totally The Best At Sexing Ever?

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          • Kensei Seraph

            January 7, 2015 at 13:47

            The problem with that awards is it’s an open-ended award so it can only be awarded at the end of time.

          • Mark Vincer

            January 7, 2015 at 13:49

            Hehe, “open-ended”

          • hairyknees

            January 7, 2015 at 13:48

            Well if you’re giving me that one too then I ain’t complaining 😛

          • Mark Vincer

            January 7, 2015 at 13:50

            Wait, are you talking to me or Zoe? I’m flattered, really, I am

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      January 7, 2015 at 13:19

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  6. Mark Vincer

    January 7, 2015 at 13:08

    And then there’s me. Reading articles on games I’m not interested in, on consoles I don’t own. I’m just here to make friends!

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    • Spline

      January 8, 2015 at 03:12

      Story of my life & majority % of the Internet in their chosen subjects.

      Reply

  7. RinceThis

    January 7, 2015 at 13:25

    So much Pokermon. It makes my eyes all wet! http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/4409032/simple-jack-o.gif

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  8. Matthew Holliday

    January 7, 2015 at 13:25

    those dragonage articles deserve their spots, im still getting notifications about random upvotes from my comments in them.

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  9. Ghost In The Rift

    January 7, 2015 at 13:26

    All i can say is,Good Job Team Lazy,

    Looking foward to another year of great gaming articles and posts,and if Darryn is still being haunted by Tali Zora vas Normandy!

    Reply

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