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#1 Posted by transience (111 posts) -

If the guys can do 65 minutes on Minerva's Den vs. Lair of the Shadow Broker, I demand one *hell* of a GOTY argument.
 
Though given how much the crew seems to be favouring Mass Effect 2 so far, it'll be tough for anything to top it. Brad's gonna have to bring his A game for Starcraft 2. :)

#2 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -
@transience:  
I hope Mass Effect 2 destroys Brad and Starcraft 2 for good. I want to hear weeping on the podcast. :P
#3 Posted by Tearhead (2168 posts) -

As long as it gets to a point where Jeff is unskillfully waving around his pocket knife, I'll be happy.

#4 Posted by Droop (1868 posts) -

Yeah think Mass Effect 2 will take it. (It seems like) Jeff has not played Red Dead, and Fallout is not really good enough to be GOTY. Guess theres' Brotherhood but that's kinda the same case as Fallout.  
 
But who knows? Maybe Limbo will win :P

#5 Posted by natetodamax (19205 posts) -

Spoilers: It will be Starcraft 2, Mass Effect 2, or Bayonetta.

#6 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

They are already having ther argument for goty by discussing these other categories

#7 Posted by The_Hiro_Abides (1263 posts) -

I think the final deliberations will be somewhere between an hour to 3.  If previous years are any indication anyway.
 
Mass Effect 2 does seem like a shoe in. And we know Star Craft 2 won't win because Brad said so on the last bombcast.

#8 Posted by ch3burashka (5067 posts) -

Seeing as how the platform-only talks have been the shortest of all the GOTY talks so far, I wouldn't hold my breath. Either way, I'd rather hear them talk about weird categories than GOTY. Last year they spent an hour debating between Uncharted 2 and Batman, which was fun but got pretty stagnant near the end.

#9 Posted by LiquidPrince (15944 posts) -

Yeah this podcast is so damn amazing!

#10 Posted by Fallen189 (5005 posts) -

As long as it isnt as boring as these ones, or just Brad whining

#11 Posted by transience (111 posts) -

I'd say the final 3 are Starcraft 2, Mass Effect 2 and Pac-Man. Reach, Bayonetta and AssBro are also possibilities. 
 
I'm kinda peeved that they spent 65 minutes on Minerva's Den vs. Shadow Broker and then 5 on Pac-Man vs. Limbo vs. Super Meat Boy vs. VVVVVV. It's like they shot their load on the previous segment and just threw that one away even though it's probably three of the top ten games of the year. I can't believe they ceded Limbo like that despite two people thinking it was the best downloadable of the year. (4 if you count Alex and Drew's lists!)
 
Great to see VVVVVV getting some love though. That was my GOTY.

#12 Posted by Flabbergastrate (274 posts) -

Jeff said he'd be willing to support SC2 and Brad said he'd keep that in mind, so there's still a chance that SC2 will at least be in a toss-up.

#13 Posted by ThePickle (4182 posts) -

It'll be like 5 minutes. They'll decide it beforehand just to disappoint everyone expecting a 4 hour bombcast. 

#14 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

I don't expect it to win, but I REALLY want to see somebody fight for Super Mario Galaxy 2.

#15 Posted by Jimbo (9809 posts) -

It'll be as long as it needs to be.  Did they say the runners-up would be handled differently for the main award?

#16 Posted by Kut_U_Up (52 posts) -

It's just refreshing to see games win that aren't red dead. dont get me wrong i really liked my time with red dead, but its already won game of the year twice on different occasions, and on one website best third person shooter! like really? best third person shooter over games like vanquish? i haven't even played vanquish and i think its a better third person shooter over red dead

#17 Posted by transience (111 posts) -

Eh, you can't complain about Red Dead winning everywhere if Mass Effect 2 wins. That game is picking up awards like crazy too. Giant Bomb isn't exactly breaking the mold here if it comes down to Starcraft 2 vs. Mass Effect 2. The crew liked Red Dead a lot too with the exception of Jeff.

#18 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10999 posts) -

You are crazy. I think the length of these is fine. I can't sit and listen to these guys for that long at once. 

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#19 Posted by MattBosten (497 posts) -

I think they'll come to a general consensus on the GOTY. I can imagine the GOTY podcast ending with us hearing Jeff flip out his pocket knife, stab Dave's envelope and announce the GOTY as Amnesia: The Dark Decent before laughing/screaming maniacally. 

#20 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

As boring and predictable as it is, it's just gonna be a 5 minute thing where they list off some games, say Mass Effect 2 then just all go "yup" and done.

#21 Posted by spankingaddict (2671 posts) -

Go Bayonetta!!!!!!!!!!11

#22 Posted by Hailinel (24710 posts) -

I want to see things reach the point where they break the glass and open Dave's note.

#23 Posted by raiz265 (2239 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" @transience:  I hope Mass Effect 2 destroys Brad and Starcraft 2 for good. I want to hear weeping on the podcast. :P "
"for good" ?
 
I don't understand.
#24 Posted by Master_Funk (733 posts) -

I think the real battle for the winner will be best multiplatform game. I mean the winner of that WILL win GOTY automtically. Its kind of anti climax compared to the last two years of ps3 exclusive vs multiplatform

#25 Posted by DonutFever (3551 posts) -

I'll be upset if Red Dead isn't a runner up. 

#26 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11722 posts) -

Well, if they can basically run in circles with the same arguments over and over again about two $10 pieces of content, imagine what they could do with actual games! 
 
Brad: Self-contained story blah blah
Vinny: Contribute to the actual game blah blah
Brad: But it's all just combat except for the end blah blah

#27 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3089 posts) -

The game of the year podcast will stalemate, and they'll be forced to open Dave's note, inside which is a single bullet to go with one of the 4 revolvers taped under each of their chairs.  It will then go on the road while they look for a place to bury Brad after Jeff finally snaps and takes him out.  There will be harrowing encounters with the other Whiskey office members, escapes from the police, and Weekend at Bernie's style antics when they have to give John Vignocchi a ride.  In the end, the game of they year will be "Hiding the Evidence of your Heinous Crime and also a Dead Body 2010".

#28 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -
@raiz265:  
For good as in Brad no longer filibustering every discussion after losing the GOTY debate. Seems like a pretty straightforward joke I made.
#29 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Parts of it feel like they last absolutely forever, for sure.

#30 Posted by kingzetta (4307 posts) -
@canucks23 said:
" As boring and predictable as it is, it's just gonna be a 5 minute thing where they list off some games, say Mass Effect 2 then just all go "yup" and done. "
this
#31 Posted by RobotHamster (4171 posts) -

Spoiler, the winner is... 

#32 Edited by Gabriel (4061 posts) -
@canucks23 said:

" As boring and predictable as it is, it's just gonna be a 5 minute thing where they list off some games, say Mass Effect 2 then just all go "yup" and done. "

I say it takes 2 minutes. 
#33 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" @transience:  I hope Mass Effect 2 destroys Brad and Starcraft 2 for good. I want to hear weeping on the podcast. :P "
He already said it wasn't his game of the year on the Christmas/all emails bombcast, so I doubt it'd be between those two.
#34 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

Damn... Mass Effect 2 isn't even that great..

#35 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -
@RobotHamster said:
" Spoiler, the winner is... 
"
CUH-RRAAAZY!
#36 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3149 posts) -

As I was listening to the DLC portion of the podcast, I wanted Ryan or Jeff to just yell "UNDEAD NIGHTMARE WINS. NEXT."

#37 Edited by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -
@canucks23 said:

" As boring and predictable as it is, it's just gonna be a 5 minute thing where they list off some games, say Mass Effect 2 then just all go "yup" and done. "

Something like this.
 
It will be Mass Effect 2 with runners up Bayonetta and Starcraft 2. Or maybe Bayonetta and ME2 as a runner up. RDR will definitely not be considered because Jeff doesn't like it (reasons: "It's fucking boring, old guns suck, he's a cowboy").
#38 Posted by Haethos (307 posts) -
@Tearhead said:
" As long as it gets to a point where Jeff is unskillfully waving around his pocket knife, I'll be happy. "
This. I can't wait for the GOTY podcast!
#39 Posted by punkxblaze (2985 posts) -
@Paperlink said:
" Jeff said he'd be willing to support SC2 and Brad said he'd keep that in mind, so there's still a chance that SC2 will at least be in a toss-up. "
Man, how awesome of a plot twist would it be if after their to-the-death arguments these past two podcasts (thought I guess day 2 was more Brad VS Vinny), Brad and Jeff formed an alliance to pull SC2 into GOTY contention.
#40 Posted by EuanDewar (4908 posts) -

I think the more interesting argument here will be the runners up. I think they'll all agree on Starcraft 2 but the 3rd place is going to be a good fight. I can see it coming down to Red Dead, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and some others.

#41 Posted by Flabbergastrate (274 posts) -
@punkxblaze: I sure hope that's the case.
#42 Posted by JauntyHat (323 posts) -
@transience said:
" If the guys can do 65 minutes on Minerva's Den vs. Lair of the Shadow Broker, I demand one *hell* of a GOTY argument.  Though given how much the crew seems to be favouring Mass Effect 2 so far, it'll be tough for anything to top it. Brad's gonna have to bring his A game for Starcraft 2. :) "

They're under no obligation to do this :< for all we know it'll be a quick jaunt through the line up, a list of their favorite moments from all games and a quick run through vote :3 

We might get to Metal Gear Solid 4 vs. Grand Theft Auto 4 time length though

#43 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

i really do hope it's a long one.  also, i think Ass Bro has a good chance of at least making it to the top 3

#44 Posted by Vinny_Says (5706 posts) -

Ryan's favorite game was AC brotherhood, mass effect & RDR were his top 3. 
 
Brad will have SC2 at #1 and I suspect RDR in his top 3.
  
Vinny will have ME2 at #1 and I'm 50/50 on RDR in his top 3.
 
Jeff will have ME2 at #1 and  I suspect SC2 in his top 3. 
 
I wanna see Ryan Defend ACb to the end, and then Brad countering with SC2. Also some RDR talk and of course ME2. This was a dope year for games!

#45 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I think RDR for multiplatform GotY. Mass Effect 2 overall game of the year!!!!

#46 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Droop said:
"Fallout is not really good enough to be GOTY. Guess theres' Brotherhood but that's kinda the same case as Fallout."
Brotherhood "not really good enough to be GOTY"? 
 
In what way is it not "good enough"? The only reason I wouldn't consider Fallout to be amongst the top games of the year is because of its mountain of bugs.
#47 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Still pissed at some of the things they had to say about Bioshock 2, and a little more pissed about the naysaying of Minerva's Den by someone who didn't play it solely because they didn't like one particular aspect of the main game.  Then again, I thoroughly enjoyed that game, to the point of being able to say WITH CONFIDENCE that it's better than its predecessor. 
 
As for the GOTY discussions, I'm sure it'll be an interesting one.

#48 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

If Brad filibustered Minerva's Den that hard he's probably going to push Starcraft for DAYS. I can't wait.

#49 Posted by Scotty_Gun (23 posts) -

I hate it when people try to win an argument not by persuasion or merit but by simply refusing to concede until their opponent caves from exhaustion.  Brad is the only one batting for Minerva's Den and he manages to brow beat the rest of the crew into submission. 
#50 Posted by wwfundertaker (1403 posts) -

If its the same quality as day two, i cant wait.