2017 has been a great year for games. Between new console launches, bombastic E3 announcements and GOTY candidates dropping every other week, there's been a surprising amount of positive news in this first half of the year, and we've still got the biggest months to come.
But just because there's been a lot to enjoy so far doesn't mean that 2017 has been any less controversial than any of the years that came before it. The industry is still plagued by the same problems that have haunted the entire console generation so far, and botched releases, questionable developer actions and fan outrage has still dominated the news over these past seven months.
Also it hasn't helped that in the current political and social climate any little thing can be transformed into a sensational controversy seemingly overnight. Hell, even a journalist breaking a story about a game delay before it's official can lead to drama and death threats these days. Outrage over anything and everything has become commonplace, and it's only made the already over-the-top gaming industry even more volatile in 2017.