2017 will be here in about two weeks and looking back, it's been a pretty eventful year for Malaysia. E-sports fans got some great news as did gaming developers but the weak ringgit made tech purchases rather dear.
Here's our pick of highlights for the year.
Malaysian gamers had a lot to cheer about this year when Team Fnatic were second runner-ups in The International 2016 Dota 2 tourney.
A gaming hub for developers will soon be setup in Bangsar South so if you have gaming industry ambitions, Malaysia is a good place to be right now.
Don't forget to check out our pick of local gaming personalities you should get acquainted with.
Samsung never got around to officially launching the Galaxy Note 7 in Malaysia, which turned out to be a good thing.
What was disappointing was Samsung's decision not to bring in the Galaxy S7 earlier, despite neighbouring Thailand and Singapore getting the device.
The question is whether Samsung will repeat the same tactics next year and bring in only one flagship in the Galaxy S8 Edge, again skipping the Galaxy S8. As for the Galaxy S8 Note, we'll have to see whether Malaysians will be lining up to score one from a telco last year.
The App Store's apps are now listed in ringgit. Unfortunately that'll only serve as a reminder of just how expensive tech items have gotten with devices and software prices increasing as the ringgit value lowers.
The latest Budget tabling announced that broadband will soon be faster and cheaper, as the government wants consumers to get more for their broadband buck.
TM's Unifi was among the first to announce that its plans would soon be getting faster, with consumers paying the same for twice the speed. The speed increase would be given to users in stages but what is certain is that it'll be a great time to be a brand new Unifi subscriber.
Other broadband providers including Maxis and Time will likely follow suit in revising their speed offerings though discounts might be harder to come by.
Motorola has begun increasing its presence in the country, so perhaps we'll see more Motorola phones arrive earlier in Malaysia.
Telco competition will probably heat up what with the presence of webe as a new challenger.
It's going to be a challenging time for the tech industry as a whole, world-wide thanks to the softening economy but we predict brands such as Apple and Samsung will continue to see good demand in Malaysia with their upcoming flagships.
What we can hope for is at the very least, we'll have a lot of sales to look forward to. As a nation that considers shopping a national pastime, we can definitely bank on that.