Avatar image for thatfrood
#1 Edited by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

IT'S OVER, GET ON OVER HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS

Hello duders and welcome again to the Community GOTY list thread.

No Caption Provided

So a quick bit of history for those that don't remember: two years ago Giantbomb had a feature where users would create game of the year lists and submit them to the site. Those lists were then added up together and Dave and the crew would give us a neat rundown of what the users of the site's favorite games that year were.

For reasons still unknown, that stopped last year. No doubt the guys are very busy.

But that doesn't mean we can't help ourselves. If you remember, we've done this twice before now, once for E3 2012 and once for last year's GOTY

So, On To The Ceremonies

Making a list and submitting it is a snap, seriously. It's as easy as making a list on GB and submitting your username to me. That's all there is to it. You have until New Years Eve.

1. First, create a list. Here is a quick link for the lazy. Title the list "GOTY 2012"

  • Important: Name your list GOTY 2012 <- this is very important, my code won't find your list otherwise
  • You can include as many games as you like in your list, but I will only count the first ten. And yes, the order they are in matters. Rank them according to which ones you liked best.

2. Submit your Giantbomb username to me via this google form.

  • Important: Be sure you submit your exact username. If you are Devilb0y, be sure to submit Devilb0y and not, say, Devilboy.

AND THAT'S IT

In truth, you can do those two steps in any order you like, just be sure you do both. If you don't submit your username then I won't know you made a list, and if you don't make a list then, well, you won't have a list to submit when the program checks your userpage.

Feel free to post in this thread when you finish your lists to advertise them to other users, embed 'em in here if you like. It's not required but, hey.

The day before New Years I will run the program to scrape all your user lists and add them all together, and then I will post the results in a new thread. So, just to be clear, the deadline is New Years Eve.

If you have forgotten what games you've played came out this year just stop on by wikipedia.

Also, JasonR86 is an attractive guy that you should give kisses to. By no fault of his own he created a goty thread doomed to fail. O' the cutthroat world we succumb ourselves to.

GOOD LUCK HAVE BATMAN

Avatar image for l44
#2 Edited by L44 (638 posts) -

Crashmo.

Edit: Deadline?

Avatar image for animasta
#3 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

Spoilers: Top game is the walking dead.

Also submitted and I have my list all set up so we all good

Avatar image for nightriff
#4 Posted by Nightriff (7089 posts) -

So excited, didn't participate last year, will get on it as soon as I can.

Online
Avatar image for immortalsaiyan
#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

Glad you are doing this again. Hopefully more people submit their list this year.

Avatar image for animasta
#6 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

we should just leave the other thread for the posting of lists and have this thread be... confirmation posting and asking questions I guess? no need to clutter up this thread with huge lists.

also this thread should be pinned

Avatar image for thatfrood
#7 Edited by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

@Animasta said:

we should just leave the other thread for the posting of lists and have this thread be... confirmation posting and asking questions I guess? no need to clutter up this thread with huge lists.

also this thread should be pinned

Already messaged, and sure, I don't really care how people use this thread so long as it gets exposure so that more people see it and submit to it. I wonder if having two User GotY Threads will be confusing, but I'm not going to fight it.

Also, my list.

Avatar image for immortalsaiyan
#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

@Animasta said:

we should just leave the other thread for the posting of lists and have this thread be... confirmation posting and asking questions I guess? no need to clutter up this thread with huge lists.

also this thread should be pinned

The only problem with that is if people don't post their lists here it won't get as much attention on the front page. Then again, I bet people will see it anyways. Seeing how there is indeed a GOTY list thread, I suppose this.

Avatar image for mcghee
#9 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Good job doing this again. Now if only I played ten games this year. . .

Avatar image for beachthunder
#10 Edited by BeachThunder (14535 posts) -

I'm on ya, lasagna! I just need to do Resonance, then I'll make the list. Thanks for doing this again =)

Edit: Oh, and VLR too.

Avatar image for warlockengineermoredakka
#11 Edited by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

Oh my- when's the deadline for submitting lists? D:

Can it wait until after christmas? I don't think I'd have enough entries otherwise. :(

EDIT: Wait- wait! Do GOG games I got this year count?!? :D

:P

Avatar image for thatfrood
#12 Edited by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

Oh my- when's the deadline for submitting lists? D:

Can it wait until after christmas? I don't think I'd have enough entries otherwise. :(

The deadline's all the way up until the moment I choose to compile the results, which is the day before New Year's. So don't worry man, you've got plenty of time.

REPLY-TO-EDIT: Yeah sure, I'm not strict. You can say Duck Hunt was your GOTY. It'll screw with the results a bit but hey, I'm not going to begrudge you your Duck Hunt. Make your list how you want, in the end, the average will bear out.

Avatar image for kerned
#13 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

You're the best. Thanks for doing this.

Avatar image for phatmac
#14 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

I'll get on this! Thanks. :)

Avatar image for jasonr86
#15 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

Done. Thanks for doing this @ThatFrood. But you're still a bastard for stealing my thunder.

Avatar image for peasantabuse
#16 Edited by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

Nice ,thanks for doing this again. I've still got to finish a few games before I make my list. Unfortunately there are also a few games I won't get to before the end of the year that probably would have made my list otherwise (Dishonored, Far Cry 3) :(

Avatar image for meatball
#17 Posted by MEATBALL (4231 posts) -

Awesome, I still haven't quite decided on my list, but I'll be sure to get it in by the end of the year.

Avatar image for thatfrood
#18 Posted by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

Done. Thanks for doing this @ThatFrood. But you're still a bastard for stealing my thunder.

Sorry mate. I'll toss a few words in the first post for you.

Avatar image for inkerman
#19 Posted by inkerman (1493 posts) -

Shame I can't participate this year, I haven't had a decent computer since I've been the in the States, but I have my Steam library ready to go for game coma in 2 weeks.

Avatar image for spankingaddict
#20 Posted by spankingaddict (2938 posts) -

Exciting !

Avatar image for zacagawea
#21 Posted by Zacagawea (1678 posts) -

It's done! Seems like a pretty generic list for me this year and, on top of that, I put it together in literally 1 minute with barely a thought. Says something about this year, I think. Still need to play Far Cry and FTL!

Avatar image for jasonr86
#22 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

@ThatFrood said:

@JasonR86 said:

Done. Thanks for doing this @ThatFrood. But you're still a bastard for stealing my thunder.

Sorry mate. I'll toss a few words in the first post for you.

I'm just teasing dude. No worries.

Avatar image for thatfrood
#23 Posted by ThatFrood (3471 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@ThatFrood said:

@JasonR86 said:

Done. Thanks for doing this @ThatFrood. But you're still a bastard for stealing my thunder.

Sorry mate. I'll toss a few words in the first post for you.

I'm just teasing dude. No worries.

So am I, no worries ;)

Avatar image for trilogy
#24 Posted by Trilogy (3063 posts) -

I was wondering if you were going to do this again this year. I'm still trying to cram in last minute gaming in between studying for finals. I can't wait to make my list, though. I love goty stuff...especially the podcasts.

Avatar image for retrovirus
#25 Posted by RetroVirus (1634 posts) -

You know, I feel pretty good about my list this year. Definitely the year of the downloadable games with stuff like Journey, Mark of the Ninja, and Walking Dead.

Avatar image for phatmac
#26 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

My list has been sent!

Avatar image for zekhariah
#27 Posted by Zekhariah (700 posts) -

I did not manage to hit 10 games played that were worth GOTY, but I'm fairly certain that the ones I have would still be there if I had gotten through more titles.

Avatar image for aznjon12
#28 Posted by aznjon12 (201 posts) -

It's done! But I'm kind of ashamed to not have more of the mainstream games on account of not having played them yet but I enjoyed everything on my list enough to be proud of it. One day ME3, TWD.

Avatar image for mike
#29 Posted by Mike (17251 posts) -

@Animasta said:

also this thread should be pinned

there we go

Moderator
Avatar image for fisk0
#30 Posted by fisk0 (6335 posts) -

Great! Now I just have to play more of this year's games.

Moderator
Avatar image for joshthebear
#31 Posted by joshthebear (2704 posts) -
Avatar image for dukest3
#32 Posted by DukesT3 (2095 posts) -

Max Payne 3 since I beat that and Sleeping Dogs in second followed by... AC3 and... I think those are the only two games I've beaten this year... shit.

Avatar image for harkinnecro
#33 Posted by HarkinNecro (99 posts) -

Will be honest, it was hard to do 10 this year than last year.

Avatar image for firepaw
#34 Posted by Firepaw (3049 posts) -

I think I'll skip making a list this year, it is hard saying which games are better than others. I could probably mention my favorite ten games of the year, but I don't know if I could rank them this year.

Avatar image for kanerobot
#35 Edited by KaneRobot (2666 posts) -

I didn't realize this until I started my list, but holy crap did downloadable titles kick the shit out of retail stuff this year. Trials Evo, Walking Dead, Mark of the Ninja, Pinball Arcade, Rock Band Blitz...daymn.

Really struggling to come up with 10. I still play plenty of stuff from years prior so I'm not sure I even played 10 games released in 2012.

Avatar image for panpipe
#37 Posted by Panpipe (485 posts) -
Avatar image for kerned
#38 Posted by Kerned (1185 posts) -

Getting mine put together, but so far there is only one -- ONE -- retail disc game on my list. Times they are a changin'.

Avatar image for isomeri
#39 Edited by isomeri (2715 posts) -

I've been keeping a list throughout the year here and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I still haven't played Far Cry 3 or Mark of the Ninja and will try play enough of those before the end of the year to make some sort of judgement on them.

It has to be said that this year ended up being surprisingly good for videogames when a game like Diablo III didn't even get into my Top 10.

My Top 3 for the year is The Walking Dead, Halo 4 and Journey.

Avatar image for shiftymagician
#40 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2182 posts) -

Done and done. Hoping to figure out 10 by the deadline but I'm definitely happy with Journey being my 2012 game of the year. There is no other game like it this year and its grammy-nominated soundtrack just accompanies the probably timeless visuals so perfectly. ThatGameCompany should be damn proud of this game.

Avatar image for siroptimusprime
#41 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2043 posts) -

Fin. That was harder than I thought, but mostly because I only played 8 or 9 games from 2012, but there were some games that I loved in 2012 that were technicalities so I hit 10. I'll probably do my usual and have a shitload of "This year's last year's GOTY" like I do for every year. Still haven't even touched XCOM, FTL, or Far Cry 3, not to mention Crusader Kings II or Max Payne 3.

Ugh.

Avatar image for joey_connell
#42 Posted by Joey_Connell (61 posts) -

I thought it was really hard to cut it down to ten games. It seemed like a slow year but looking at my list it shows quality game realeases all year. Sorry to the great games that could not make it. Mass Effect 3, Walking Dead, Journey, Tokyo Jungle,Dishounerd,Dragons Dogma,Lollipop Chainsaw , Gravity Rush, Zero Escape VLR ,Ridge Racer Unbounded. Your all number 11 in my heart. Actually FIFA 13 is 11 and your all 12.

Avatar image for cleric22
#43 Posted by Cleric22 (160 posts) -

Done, and here is a wiki page of all of last years games if you need a refresher.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_in_video_gaming

Avatar image for monkeymitcho
#44 Posted by MonkeyMitcho (135 posts) -

Are we voting for just GOTY or are there categories?

Avatar image for golguin
#45 Posted by golguin (5261 posts) -

Made the list last year, but didn't know where to submit it. Now I know.

Avatar image for morrelloman
#46 Edited by morrelloman (639 posts) -

I had to put in games that I didn't even play to get to 10. (Far Cry 3 & Mark of the Ninja) And I left off Darksiders 2 which I did. So that's saying something. I wonder if DS2 will be on anyone's list?

Fudge it (edit): I went back and took out those two games because I didn't play them. Put on Darksiders 2 and Transformers instead. Those were both plenty good for me. And at least I have an informed opinion on them.

Avatar image for nilazz
#47 Posted by Nilazz (827 posts) -

Working on mine right now.

Looking back, I've played some freaking awesome games this year.

Avatar image for wintersnowblind
#48 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7598 posts) -

Got my list up, although I still need to do a bit of work on their descriptions.

There's a few big names I left off mine, just because I haven't played them yet. Particularly anything that was released later than August. I think you'd have to be crazy to invest in them, when they'll appear for so much cheaper just a few months/weeks later in the Winter sales.

Avatar image for hunter5024
#49 Posted by Hunter5024 (6698 posts) -

You mean I can't wait until July to do my GOTY list this year? Damn. Guess I better get cracking.

Avatar image for heatdrive88
#50 Posted by heatDrive88 (2914 posts) -

If The Walking Dead isn't at the top of everyone's list...

YOU DONE FUCKED UP.