As we step back into our jobs after a pleasant break from it all over Christmas and New Year, it's important to reflect on what has been and think ahead to what will come.
Or so our readers thought based on this week's Hot Five, which starts off with our look at the five free-to-play games that turned a corner in 2016.
Second up is a collection of predictions for the trends we'll see in 2017, from a number of industry experts who think that brands and transmedia content will be the next big things.
Chuck Norris, resolutions, and Korean RPGs
Thirdly, German publisher flaregames has soft-launched the intriguing Nonstop Chuck Norris, a branded version of its popular Nonstop Knight game which swaps swords for roundhouse kicks.
And finally, our industry experts tell us their New Year's resolutions for 2017, and we take a look at the making of Angry Birds Action-esque Korean RPG Knight Slinger.
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