This is a list of some of my favourite things of 2015. It ranges from smartphone and video game consoles to tv shows and movies.
And if you haven’t already checked out my Favourite Apps of 2015.
Update (1.20.2016): Disney has pushed back the release date of Star Wars: Episode VIII by seven months from May 26th 2017 to December 15th 2017, this post has been reflected to show that
The Huawei Nexus 6P quickly became my favourite Android device of the year. It had a great camera, a improved version of Android that brought great battery life, and to round it off it was wrapped up in a solid metal body.
Related: Nexus 6P Review: The Best of Android
I was one of those people who waited to buy the Xbox One and it was a good thing that I did because not only did Microsoft release a 1TB version of their console (the launch models only came with 500GB), they also released special limited editions of the consoles. The Xbox One that I purchased was the Xbox One 1TB Forza Motorsport 6 Limited Edition Console.
It is blue instead of the black colour that is found on the standard Xbox One console and it has a racing-inspired design including a engine start sound that is played when you press the start button.
Pebble Timeline (on the original Pebble)
I got into wearing a smartwatch by buying a original Pebble in 2014. To this day, I still wear it and I think it’s a great way for people to get familiar with using a smartwatch.
The Pebble line does a excellent job of handling notifications especially if you using the watch with an Android device.
The timeline feature that was first introduced in Pebble Time line has now come to the original Pebble as well as the Pebble Steel. This new feature has made my Pebble more useful than before while still providing excellent support for showing me notifications.
Related: Timeline for Classic Pebbles
2015 was a great year for Star Wars fans (new and old), not only did we get a new Star Wars game with Star Wars: Battlefront. There also was a new Star Wars movie to go along with it, with Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens.
In addition to the movie and video games, there were lots of pieces of merchandises that tie into the movie including a revised LEGO Millennium Falcon with an older Han Solo as well as Rey and Finn. There was a real-life version of the new movie droid, BB-8 as made by Sphero.
2015 is just the begining of 5 or so years of Star Wars mania.
Here are how the next few years are going to look like for Star Wars movies:
- Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens – December 18th 2015 (already out as of this post)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – December 16th 2016
- Star Wars Episode VIII – December 15th 2017
- Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo – May 25th 2018
- Star Wars Episode IX – 2019
- Star Wars Anthology: Boba Fett – 2020
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
As of writing this post, I still haven’t finished the main storyline in the Witcher 3 because there is so much in game beside the main quests.
You don’t even really need to do the main quests to enjoy the Witcher 3. Hell, you don’t really need to play the other two past Witcher games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt would be my game of the year for 2015, I liked it a lot better than Fallout 4. The runner-up for me would be either Life is Strange or Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate.
Before you go dismissing this, at least give the show a chance. Even with show ending after two seasons in early 2016, now would be a great time to catch-up. There are 20 episodes in the first season and there are 20 episodes in the second season but only 19 have aired with the hour-long series finale being shown on February 15th 2016.
Gravity Falls is one of those shows that isn’t just for kids (even though that’s what it was targeting because it’s a Disney show. It is a show that can appeal to anyone young or old. As soon as I started to watch a few of the first episodes, I immediately got hooked and the show quickly became one of my favourite shows.
I’m going to miss this show once it’s gone, at least it’s ending and not being cancelled like some other shows.