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#1 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

Did we get a top ten list from Matt...I'm having a hard time finding it on the site...I think @rorie is a pretty cool dude, and would love to see what his favorite games were this year.

#2 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

What games had puppies in them this year?

#3 Posted by daggon55 (114 posts) -

Numbers 1-n

Puppies!

#4 Edited by bigjeffrey (4789 posts) -

Watch_Dogs would of been 1-10.

#5 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

Watch_Dogs would of been 1-10.

absolutely not.

biggest disappointment due to lack of dogs

#6 Posted by pantzing_nome (583 posts) -

Assassins Creed 4 would be his number one because you can pet dogs in it.

#7 Posted by Milkman (16527 posts) -

I don't know if Rorie played 10 games released in 2013.

#9 Edited by AlmostSwedish (546 posts) -

You are a top ten list

#10 Edited by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

His #1?

#11 Edited by TheSouthernDandy (3786 posts) -

I was wondering about that too. What the heck Giant Bomb?

#12 Posted by Vuud (1943 posts) -

CoD Ghosts has dawgz, I heard.

Rise of the Triad has dog mode.

So that's two.

#13 Posted by Counterclockwork87 (603 posts) -

Didn't he say on a livestream he wouldn't have anywhere near close to ten games to put on a 2013 top ten list? He's not gonna have one as he doesn't have 10 worthy games.

#14 Edited by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

Didn't he say on a livestream he wouldn't have anywhere near close to ten games to put on a 2013 top ten list? He's not gonna have one as he doesn't have 10 worthy games.

Some people have done shorter list...I dont see why that would be a big deal.

#15 Posted by Humanity (8811 posts) -

I was curious why he wasn't part of the GOTY podcasts. When he was a stand in on the Bombcast that one time I thought he was really great.

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#16 Posted by Video_Game_King (36012 posts) -

1. Gone Home
2-10. Fucking hell, guys.

#17 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

@humanity said:

I was curious why he wasn't part of the GOTY podcasts. When he was a stand in on the Bombcast that one time I thought he was really great.

ME TOO...I think he is a real asset to the site...would love to see more from him...sure he puts his foot in his mouth time to time...but thats also one of his most enduring traits.

MORE MATT RORIE IN 2014 I SAY!

#18 Posted by Pie (7055 posts) -

I'm guessing Matt just didn't play many games this year. Stuck with that WoW garbage game for garbage dumpsters

#19 Posted by Fallen189 (4941 posts) -

You're a top ten

#21 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

@pantzing_nome: Wait....wait....whaaaat? I know Ive seen cats but I haven't seen any dogs? I need to pet some virtual dogs! Where are they?

#22 Posted by ryanwhom (290 posts) -

Pokemon x/y sorta had puppies in it so it wins

#23 Posted by Pr1mus (3811 posts) -

Game of the Year, every year.

#24 Posted by Rafaelfc (1313 posts) -

you're a matt rorie's top ten

#25 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

#26 Posted by Humanity (8811 posts) -
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#27 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

@humanity said:

I was hoping someone would do this.

I got them all off of Jeff's Tumblr....SO I'm not going to claim to have done the work.

#28 Posted by slyspider (1153 posts) -

I love Rorie I must know your top 10

#29 Posted by joshwent (2113 posts) -

I'm thinkin' Gone Home was his GOTY. He tweeted that he wrote a whole essay about it, but was discouraged from posting it now due to all of the horrible forum backlash (that of course he has to deal with, himself), so it'll go up on the site in a bit.

Other than that... Mists of Pandaria FTW?

#30 Posted by forkboy (1116 posts) -

@humanity said:

I was curious why he wasn't part of the GOTY podcasts. When he was a stand in on the Bombcast that one time I thought he was really great.

Well, I mean the GOTY podcasts were pretty well served with the usual Bombcast crew plus Alex via Skype and Patrick flying in to join in. Drew was already pretty quiet for most of the time, I think Matt would probably have been one duder too many.

#31 Posted by Tireyo (6409 posts) -

If you want to know his top 10 and if he's going to do a list, ask him.

#32 Posted by Abendlaender (2764 posts) -

At some point in his life Rorie is going to regrett that everytime he is mentioned people start talking about puppies. Also yeah, where is his list? Come on Rorie!

#33 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2135 posts) -

He's tweeting right now about how venomous commenters can be in GOTY season. It's obvious that he doesn't want to subject himself to that kind of bullshit, especially if Gone Home is a favorite.

#34 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1039 posts) -

@joshwent said:

I'm thinkin' Gone Home was his GOTY. He tweeted that he wrote a whole essay about it, but was discouraged from posting it now due to all of the horrible forum backlash (that of course he has to deal with, himself), so it'll go up on the site in a bit.

Other than that... Mists of Pandaria FTW?

Going offtopic here, what's the controversy about? Is it touchy subjects, themes, messages, the game being an indie title, the game being "hipper-than-thou", experimental non-game in the vein of david cage, convert communism propaganda or what? I missed coverage on this.

#35 Edited by Snail (8580 posts) -

You're a list.

#36 Edited by joshwent (2113 posts) -

Going offtopic here, what's the controversy about? Is it touchy subjects, themes, messages, the game being an indie title, the game being "hipper-than-thou", experimental non-game in the vein of david cage, convert communism propaganda or what? I missed coverage on this.

All of the above, I guess? Really, I couldn't even say. (i'm not an asshole)

#37 Posted by bigjeffrey (4789 posts) -

#38 Edited by Dallas_Raines (2135 posts) -

@trafalgarlaw: Gone Home is the big indie darling of 2013, anonymous despises anything not published by a billion dollar corporation. There's plenty of fair criticism out there of Gone Home, but the loudest, angriest screaming has to do with it being "lesbian, hipster propaganda" and a 'non-game'. There's also the insane conspiracy element Rorie was talking about.

Look at the comment section of Zoe Quinn's top ten, there's like over a hundred deleted comments where people acted like savages because she listed small, indie titles.

#39 Posted by HatKing (5821 posts) -

He's tweeting right now about how venomous commenters can be in GOTY season. It's obvious that he doesn't want to subject himself to that kind of bullshit, especially if Gone Home is a favorite.

Yeah, I saw that. Breaks my heart because I really love the man's writing and tastes. He's just a little more removed from the industry mindset and it comes off just a little more honest. Not that I think the rest of the staff's opinions are invalid, but Rorie's perspective is unique from theirs. He isn't a guy who is necessarily paid to sit there and play every game that comes out, and he's not in any position that encourages him to do so either (Drew's feelings and opinions have felt a lot more professional now that he's actively keeping up and speaking on the podcast). Hopefully he'll come around. I don't blame him though, I mean this community has absolutely felt a lot more openly hostile over the past year or so.

#40 Posted by TrafalgarLaw (1039 posts) -

@trafalgarlaw: Gone Home is the big indie darling of 2013, anonymous despises anything not published by a billion dollar corporation. There's plenty of fair criticism out there of Gone Home, but the loudest, angriest screaming has to do with it being "lesbian, hipster propaganda" and a 'non-game'. There's also the insane conspiracy element Rorie was talking about.

That's really interesting but I've noticed it with several games, i.e. depression quest, or reffering it by Klepek's term, "empathy games". I think gamers are just scared their favourite medium is (ab)used as a platform to relay your message. You see it a lot going on in Mass Effect, some groups claim the game is not trans, lesbian or gay-friendly enough while others blast it for pandering to political correctness.

Back when you were just a tiny, blue hedgehog. You just ran into loops and jumped onto red crabs. Now it can be as simple as suplexing sombrero wearing skeletons to as emotionally heavy as Cart Life. I my opinion, we should reflect on games as a medium. Do we want to escape everyday reality in fantastical world or use it as a medium to maybe educate or propagate (not exhaustative). These are growing pains for the medium and I think vitriol should be adressed by mentioning the message of the game in the review, to better get a mutual understanding. I mean, we just recently stopped categorizing indies and triple-a budget differently. Just don't react defensively to the vitriol, try to understand it and maybe educate them.

Or just take them to the murder slingshot.

#41 Edited by Humanity (8811 posts) -

I think gaming press embraced Gone Home a little more enthusiastically than the game deserves as a byproduct of playing so many titles each year professionally, and finally having something be so radically different. The average, intelligent person will look at the game and depending on their taste think "that was a cool experience" or "I can see why some would like it but don't think it's that great" - while your more typical forum commentator that uses terms like "failbox 180" or "gaystation" and more or less enjoys a few typical shooters each year without leaving that comfort zone will obviously write vitriolic nonsense. Not to mention that there is a huge disconnect between a large section of gamers who are in their mid teens and have absolutely no connection to anything that Gone Home embodies, and most gaming journalists that are in their 30's and have quite literally lived through the times the game so vividly recreates.

When you look at everything that came out this year is Gone Home really that great of a story and that great of an experience? Is it really right on the heels of the Last of Us? It's highly subjective for everyone, but just maybe the praise got a little away from them. Then again who am I to tell Rorie or Vinny that "hey man it's not as cool as you think!" The double edged sword here is that much like Patrick can dislike Bioshock Infinite because the story was "bad" in his opinion, others have the right to think Gone Home wasn't that great either.

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#42 Edited by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

He's tweeting right now about how venomous commenters can be in GOTY season. It's obvious that he doesn't want to subject himself to that kind of bullshit, especially if Gone Home is a favorite.

I can understand that...I also think Gone home is pretty good...people need to start learning to respect an opinion even if they disagree with it...I didn't like the Last of us but I can understand and respect why the bomb crew thought it was their GOTY

#43 Posted by 8Bit_Archer (451 posts) -

@hatking said:

@dallas_raines said:

He's tweeting right now about how venomous commenters can be in GOTY season. It's obvious that he doesn't want to subject himself to that kind of bullshit, especially if Gone Home is a favorite.

Yeah, I saw that. Breaks my heart because I really love the man's writing and tastes. He's just a little more removed from the industry mindsetand it comes off just a little more honest. Not that I think the rest of the staff's opinions are invalid, but Rorie's perspective is unique from theirs. He isn't a guy who is necessarily paid to sit there and play every game that comes out, and he's not in any position that encourages him to do so either (Drew's feelings and opinions have felt a lot more professional now that he's actively keeping up and speaking on the podcast). Hopefully he'll come around. I don't blame him though, I mean this community has absolutely felt a lot more openly hostile over the past year or so.

"He's just a little more removed from the industry mindset and it comes off just a little more honest."

Something I wish we saw more of!

#44 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5235 posts) -

Although I'd love to see Rorie's list, I can understand why there isn't one posted on the site. Especially given his earlier tweets.

#45 Posted by Sergio (2050 posts) -

I thought Gone Home had a fairly good story even though it wasn't a very good game. Even though I considered it overrated by the press and overpriced by the developers (at $20), it's still in my top 10 for the story alone. At least for now. I still have four more days of games to see if anything can bump it from the 10-spot it's in right now. So far, it doesn't look like Beyond: Two Souls is going to do it.

Other people might weigh the story more heavily and ignore the lackluster gameplay, they're entitled to their opinion. I'm sure plenty of people would scoff at my personal game of the year.

#46 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1631 posts) -

@humanity said:

I was hoping someone would do this.

Me as well. ahhhh some sweet rorie gifs for my gif folder.

#47 Posted by White (1326 posts) -

My god Rorie's BUFFED.

#48 Edited by Mezmero (1794 posts) -

I'd be surprised if Rorie had a top 5 this year and if one of them wasn't WoW.

#49 Edited by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Since were all jib-jabbering about Rorie....

I still contend that Rorie's best on-camera appearance was on the very first Tested Octoberkast where he arrived at like 4am coming straight from a bar where apparently stories he publicly can't tell happened all while wearing sunglasses. That whole segment was magical.

Which if you missed it....

#50 Posted by flameboy84 (148 posts) -

I do not understand the Gone Home is not a game argument, plain and simple it is a piece of interactive storytelling that can be played and he controlled by a player it is a game. It is just a shame we don't get another top 10 on the site from one of the Giant Bomb crew if this truly is the reason why.