The powers that be, for some reason, have chosen not to run a community GOTY this year! I don't know why this is, it all seems rather silly to me! Instead we can guess at the staff's GOTYs.
Betting and gambling is fun and all, but I liked having that sense of community we got from that big ass list compilation. And you know what, they don't want to provide it for us? Well fuck them. I have a rudimentary understanding of C# and I'M GONNA FUCKING USE IT.
HERE WE GO WEBSITE SOURCE CODE
No wait, shit, this was a mistake.
Okay. No it's okay. I'm alive. I made it.
I wrote a really, really hideous screen scraping code in 2 hours. I started at midnight. It's fucking garbage. Like holy shit. You have no idea.
But it works and I can read a lot of data from it and I can easily modify it. I'll clean it up later. But whatever, it doesn't matter if I do. It works regardless.
WHATEVER, THAT'S NOT THE POINT. THE POINT IS YOU CAN MAKE GOTY LISTS
HERE'S WHAT YOU DO!!!!!
MAKE A LIST TITLED "GOTY 2011"
NAME IT THAT. DON'T NAME IT ANYTHING ELSE.
IT WON'T WORK IF YOU DON'T.
NAME IT "GOTY 2011"
NOT WITH QUOTATION MARKS. YOU KNOW WHAT I FUCKING MEAN.
This is what it looks like!
OKAY, ONE OTHER THING
IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO THIS SECOND PART
Go here and tell me your GB username!
here's that link again: https://docs.google.com/a/thatfrood.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF9tUThRODFDd09iN180NXFSQzJObGc6MQ!!!!!
SPELL IT RIGHT.
SPELL IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
I have two options here. Either I go and screen scrape EVERY SINGLE USER ON GIANTBOMB to see if they have a list called "Goty 2011"... or I just screen scrape the people who input their username into that google doc!
I WOULD PREFER TO DO IT THE SECOND WAY.
the link a third time!!!!: https://docs.google.com/a/thatfrood.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dF9tUThRODFDd09iN180NXFSQzJObGc6MQ
And that's it!
That's all you gotta do! Make a list called "GOTY 2011" and then submit your username to the google doc! Please don't screw that up, it's really easy!
When January 1st rolls around I'll post the compiled results! It'll be rad! If you're a community guy and you want to make a little write up for each game feel free and pm them to me. You've seen the quality of my writing, it's the pits. Some of you writer types can do the word magic for me.
And of course, if there are any questions you can just post them... right the fuck in this thread!
*no actually Dave is super rad and the best and I would never want anyone to disrespect him
**ditto for Coonce