E3 Best of Show Giantbomb Community Listapalooza

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#1 Edited by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

Results are in here they are!

What is this?

Hey! A great question you have there! Perhaps you remember in years past (1 year, really), Giantbomb did something a little similar to their Community GOTY lists. They asked for a ranking of the things you were most excited for after E3.

Once those lists were all submitted, they were aggregated and put on the site for all to see! It was like our own little community Best of Show.

Well, I imagine Dave et al are absolutely swamped making a new goddamn website, so I figure I'd run a little community list aggregation for E3 much like we did for the 2011 GOTY (maybe you remember)

1. So what do I do? Make a list titled E3 2012

First step is to make a list titled E3 2012.

Once again, you should title the list: E3 2012

2. Then fill it up with as many as 10 things

doesn't have to be ten things. it can be less than 10 things. it can be more than ten things! I'll only care about 1-10 though.

3. Submit your GB Username to this google form

Here is that link again. Just type in your gb username and click submit.

boom bang pow you are DONE.


This isn't a list about what you are anticipating to see at E3! This isn't a list about things that you are excited to see at E3!

This is a list about the things that you saw from E3 that excited you the most! That could even mean hamburgers, if like some fucking amazing hamburger was demoed at E3, I DON'T KNOW. It could literally just be a company, or a concept.

Try not to make them too obscure, though, else aggregating that won't be particularly interesting. If the thing that excited you most at E3 was the liveliness with which they pressured people to use hand sanitizer (which I don't think is a concept, but if you're stretching things that far I'm sure you'd find a way to submit that), well... that's hilarious man, but maybe leave it for your blog. Or your number 10 slot.

So let's go through this one more time

  1. While E3 is going on, make mental note of the things that excite you. Create a list titled E3 2012
  2. Populate that list with the things that excite you at E3, rank them from 1-10 (you don't have to obsess about order, but try and rank the things that excite you more higher)
  3. Submit your GB Username here (once again, that link is here)
  4. Wait patiently for E3 to end and for me to aggregate the results!

I'm excited for this and you are too! This is probably already your number 1 thing you are most excited about for E3! Let's go woo!

#2 Posted by FreakAche (2959 posts) -

Seems a little early to post this, but sounds fun. I'll participate for sure.

#3 Posted by harris (841 posts) -

Sweet, I'll be sure to check out the results and perhaps participate if I can tear myself away from Diablo 3 for long enough.

#4 Posted by ADAMWD (627 posts) -

Early favorite should be Caffeine Man.

#5 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

Alright! So I somehow mistook last month for june as I was making this thread a month ago, but now it's actually june! Plans are still fully on for doing this and I hope you duders participate!

#6 Posted by SMTDante89 (2612 posts) -

I will absolutely participate, glad you brought this topic back because I missed it the first time around.

#7 Posted by kindpixel (2870 posts) -

I shall be a part of this!

#8 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@SMTDante89 said:

I will absolutely participate, glad you brought this topic back because I missed it the first time around.

Yeah I suspect a lot of people did. But there's still plenty of E3 to go (all of it, actually), so I'm hoping I can draw enough attention to this that it can get a turnout as big as the community GOTY lists.

#9 Posted by Karolis (293 posts) -

@ThatFrood: What's the deadline for this?

#10 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -
@ThatFrood give like 2-3 days after e3 so people can make the list after everything is shown.... Or am I pointing out the obvious......
#11 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@Lone_f: @Cirdain: Yeah, after E3 is over I'll give it 3-4 days.

#12 Edited by Zacagawea (1632 posts) -


Edit: Is it okay if I add some things to the list as the show goes on?

#13 Edited by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@Zacagawea said:


Edit: Is it okay if I add some things to the list as the show goes on?

Well yeah, absolutely! That's the whole point. As you watch E3 just keep a list of the things you like most. By the end of E3 you'll have a complete list of the stuff that got you the most excited. 3-4 days after E3 I'll run the code and compile all the lists of the users who submitted their usernames.

#14 Posted by TehFlan (1928 posts) -

Cool. Thanks for doing this again.

#15 Posted by Soapy86 (2631 posts) -


#16 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -
#17 Posted by kogasu (148 posts) -

Ok, I've done it. I hope I didn't forget anything though.

#18 Posted by SMTDante89 (2612 posts) -

Alright, finally had the time to finish my list and submitted it.

#19 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

Alright guys, E3 is pretty much over. Make your lists and submit your usernames so we can come up with a community ranking for what impressed us most, second most and so on!

#20 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -

K, I've done it!

How's this not been anchored??

#21 Edited by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Done. That was a lot easier than I thought it would be.

Edit: Switched some things up and added some.

E3 2012

1. The Last of Us

Just wow. This exceeded my expectations and then some.

2. Watch Dogs

Easily the biggest surprise of the show. Loved the setting and the 'information war' that was going on.

3. Dishonored

This made a huge impression. Looking forward to seeing more in the months to come.

4. Borderlands 2

Just give me this game. Now.

5. Assassin's Creed III

My body is ready.

6. Guacamelee!

Luchadores, check. Metroidvania, check. That's all I needed to know.

7. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Having never played XCOM, this looked incredible.

8. Halo 4

More Halo is fine by me. The new graphics were pretty amazing and overall really digging the changes by 343.

9. Tomb Raider


10. SimCity

Allowing my crime infested city to affect another city. Sold.

#22 Posted by ZombiePie (6093 posts) -

Just putting it out there that I'm happy to take any lists from here, and already am. 

#23 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -

There were a lot of really great games at E3, it's weird that the main one that's on Nintendo was Rayman: Legends........

#24 Posted by Redsox44 (519 posts) -

Yay I made one. Lots of great games.

#25 Posted by mracoon (5083 posts) -

I'm stickying this for a while so it can get the most exposure. Also, as ZP said, be sure to link your lists in the Community Spotlight.

#26 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

I am part of this.

#27 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -

@mracoon said:

I'm stickying this for a while so it can get the most exposure. Also, as ZP said, be sure to link your lists in the Community Spotlight.

Thank god. Better late than never :-D

#28 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@mracoon said:

I'm stickying this for a while so it can get the most exposure. Also, as ZP said, be sure to link your lists in the Community Spotlight.

Oh awesome! Would I need to tweet at dave to get a community highlight on the main page, who runs that these days?

#29 Posted by Nilazz (661 posts) -

How long until this has to be finished?

#30 Posted by ShadowVirus (835 posts) -

Done and submitted my list, here it is for those who are interested.

#31 Edited by big_jon (6080 posts) -
#32 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -
@ShadowVirus@big_jon: To post your list switch to parachment v1 and click insert, my list. 

E3 2012


I see Watch Dogs as the antithesis of the Experimental Open-World games, for my tastes, that makes me extremely excited for the year to come. And looking at the line up for this genre in terms of chronological order... Dishonoured, Hitman, Watch Dogs... So good.

1. Watch Dogs

I found this to be outstanding and not just by the phenomenal stage demo but also the eurogamer article that went into more depth.

2. Hitman: Absolution

Oh yes, oh yes.

3. Star Wars 1313

I love the concept, I love the demo, I love the style.

4. The Last of Us

This is really amazing, I play on the PC though so my excitement for non-PC games has a limit. The Last of Us hits that limit.

5. Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3's narrative I find really interesting, I really really hope the gameplay brings the same quality but I fear not. But I really really like where they're going with the narrative.

6. SimCity

Oh Yes you sexy beast.

7. Dishonored

This seems to be like Hitman except more goofy, I like that.

8. Tomb Raider

They need to show me the PC version or say it doesn't exist. They've done neither.

9. Rayman Legends

I don't play these games but I love that they exist and I support their right to be awesome.

10. Beyond: Two Souls

Unfortunately it's still mostly quick-time events. And I don't have a PS3.

#33 Posted by ShadowVirus (835 posts) -

@Cirdain: I knew you could post lists like that but I figured not too as I thought mine might be a bit long with the text I added to each game. Also, nice list, I forogt about Dishonored and Hitman.

#34 Posted by Cirdain (3303 posts) -

@ShadowVirus: Don't underestimated peoples ability to read forums when they're bored, look at what you're doing right now! :-D

#35 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@Nilazz said:

How long until this has to be finished?

I'll give it another 3-4 days or so. Still hoping I can get a main page highlight or something like that.

#36 Posted by L44 (583 posts) -

Intersested to see how this goes.

#37 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

BANAANANAN, ghhtt, Jsim707, poopmonkey

There are similar names, though, like and , maybe you guys just got your usernames mixed up?

don't know what's up with poopmonkey though.

#38 Posted by Bigheart711 (1240 posts) -

Entered in mine as well!

#39 Posted by JJRage (89 posts) -
#41 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

My list is done and submitted yo!

#42 Posted by BananaHace (66 posts) -
#43 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

I'll be compiling the results later today, so all submissions should be sent in and finalized!

#44 Posted by pantzing_nome (591 posts) -

Not sure if this will make the cut but here is my list.

#45 Posted by ThatFrood (3418 posts) -

@pantzing_nome said:

Not sure if this will make the cut but here is my list.

With a main page highlight now, I'll give it an extra day.

#47 Posted by wumbo3000 (1086 posts) -

This should be in General Discussion so more people can see!

#48 Posted by Zor (706 posts) -

Here my list, it goes over 10, but that doesn't matter (i know your only count the first 10, but i felt the need to add the rest regardless).

#49 Posted by spankingaddict (2784 posts) -
#50 Posted by Triumvir (511 posts) -

In under the wire!

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