2013 was a weird year for video games, and I think these GOTY discussions prove it. In all of the years since GiantBomb started doing this thing, the discussions usually came down to 2 games that were fighting for the number 1 spot.
2008 - GTA IV vs. MGS 4
2009 - Uncharted 2 vs. Arkham Asylum
2010 - ME2 vs. RDR
2011 - Skyrim vs. Saints Row The Third
2012 - XCOM vs. The Walking Dead
But in 2013, the majority of the arguments stemmed from which games should be at 8, 9, and 10. The Last of Us was number 1 on only Alex's list. It seemed as though 2013 didn't have the huge heavy hitters that really captured the staff's hearts and minds like previous years. In conclusion, 2013 has been a pretty weird year, everything considered.