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'Tis the season for lists. 2015 is approaching its end and there'll be plenty of lists to outline the year's best, worst and most innovative games, and the Wii U has cause for celebration in one of the first high profile 'top 10' articles to appear.

TIME is out of the blocks early with its own top 10 list of games for the year, and it's an eclectic mix of big-name retail games and interesting experiences on PC and mobile. Pleasingly Nintendo has two games in this list of ten - Splatoon is 10th and Super Mario Maker is 6th. The former is praised for its creative and colourful approach, which the Mario level creation tool is praised for its "rich but accessible toolbox" and for promoting the merits of the Wii U and GamePad setup.

It's great to see such praise for two major Wii U titles, and hopefully there'll be more high profile and mainstream media recognition for Nintendo's games in the weeks to come.

With thanks to Benson for the heads up.