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#1 Edited by kortex (445 posts) -
Another year is almost over and people are talking about Game of the Year again. Looking back, I noticed once more that gaming to me is more than playing games by myself or with friends. It is also about reviews, discussions, trailers and news. And since this is Giant Bomb it is about awesome content by The Guys like Quick Looks, TNT, event coverage and features. This is why I would like to gather thoughts and opinions from the community on what the best moments were here at Giant Bomb in 2011. Here are the categories I came up with:
  • Quick Look of the Year
  • Feature of the Year (Video; including panels, event coverage, interviews, ...)
  • Review of the Year (Written and Video)
  • Bombcast of the Year
  • Story of the Year
  • Livestream of the Year (free only)
  • Premium Content of the Year
  • Piece of Content of the Year (POCOTY - picked in a final vote from the winners of the other awards)
It would be really cool if you shared your thoughts on these categories and participated in the vote. Thanks! <>

STARTING WITH A BIG ONE:

What is your favorite Quick Look of 2011?

  • Name one nominee for the final poll of the Top 5 which will go up tomorrow.
  • This nomination closes at noon PST on 12/10/2011.
  • In case you need a reminder: Here is Turboman's blog with some awesome Best Ofs. http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/turboman/blog/
  • Please chose only one Quick Look as additional picks will not count.
#2 Posted by CptChiken (1987 posts) -

The skyrim quicklook was awesome, if only for the bit with the sabretooth tiger.

#3 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -
#4 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

i really like the kinect quicklooks.

even though kinect looks like diarrhoea they always make really enjoyable and funny video's. and always manage to look like signed TV shows for deaf.

not sure which one though, but i will arbitrarily pick the Self Defense one

#5 Posted by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -

Skytrain!
  

#6 Posted by Commisar123 (1798 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

Skytrain!

yeah its really hard to beat this one

#7 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Anyone got a list? Its hard to remember offhand.

#8 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -
#9 Posted by Maxtown (44 posts) -
#10 Posted by TobbRobb (4810 posts) -

There were a lot of good ones this year. Skyrim, Skytrain, Dickpunch, Wavy tubeman chronicles, deadliest warrior:legends, Garshasp.... I could probably find a few more.

As to which one is the best one? I don't really know. I think I'm going with Wavy Tubeman, just because its so fucking insane.

#11 Posted by PenguinDoctor (293 posts) -

Test Drive Unlimited 2

#12 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I think Turboman is the only one here with any authority on this.

#13 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

@TobbRobb: You mean the Gunstringer QL?

#14 Posted by TheCableKid (206 posts) -

@PenguinDoctor said:

Test Drive Unlimited 2

My thoughts exactly.

#15 Posted by TwoLines (2826 posts) -

Sky train!

#16 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

@LordXavierBritish: Turboman?

#17 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

All aboard the Sky Train! CHU CHU!

#18 Posted by Bobstar (316 posts) -

Garshasp

#19 Posted by ichthy (571 posts) -

Apples to Apples!

#20 Posted by Tesla (1938 posts) -
  • The $1,000,000 Pyramid
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2
  • Dark Souls
  • Train Simulator 2012: Trains vs. Zombies

I remember liking those 4 the best...I'll have to rewatch those to pick a winner.

#21 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

@Tesla: please pick one

#22 Posted by OldGuy (1569 posts) -

Apples to Apples and Train Simulator 2012: Trains vs. Zombies stand out for me.

#23 Posted by Mahonay (829 posts) -

1 - Test Drive Unlimited 2

2 - Train Simulator 2012: Trains vs. Zombies

3 - Skyrim

#24 Posted by Tesla (1938 posts) -

@kortex: I'm gonna go with The $1,000,000 Pyramid.

#25 Posted by Sgtpierceface (639 posts) -

I don't even remember why exactly, but Test Drive Unlimited 2 always stuck in my memory.

#26 Posted by NekuCTR (1663 posts) -
#27 Posted by mnzy (2920 posts) -

I say Dark Souls. Funny AND informative.

#28 Posted by AlexW00d (6375 posts) -
#29 Posted by white_sox (211 posts) -

Family Feud 2012 edition.

#30 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4729 posts) -

Does Gal Gun count? If not then I'd probably go with Train Simulator

#31 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

Almost forgot my own pick: Il 2 Sturmovik

#32 Posted by Archr5 (30 posts) -

Skyrim. Hands down. The giant encounter is the hardest I've laughed while watching a video this year. I was already laughing when Jeff was providing the voice of the giant ant then it got way better!

#33 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
#34 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

@Claude: I see. Could be helpful to remind people of some of the awesome madness. will include it in the initial post. Thanks!

#35 Posted by MostlyBearded (191 posts) -

I'm going with the Apples to Apples QL.

#36 Posted by mattjam3000 (444 posts) -

Wasent the crazy microsoft poker fmv game this year?

#37 Posted by DrPockets000 (2859 posts) -

I got a kick out of Wappy Dog.

#38 Posted by wealllikepie (757 posts) -

IM GONNA MAKE SWEET LOVE TO THEM... FROM THE BACK

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-hulk-hogans-main-event/17-5118/

#39 Posted by kortex (445 posts) -

@mattjam3000: That was in December 2010, unfortunately. would have been a hot contestant. so good =D

#40 Edited by RedHatDrew (335 posts) -

@mattjam3000: Multimedia Celebrity Poker's QL was posted on December 9, 2010. Is that outside of last year's jurisdiction?

EDIT: @kortex: Aww...

#41 Posted by Moody_yeti (369 posts) -
#42 Posted by buzz_killington (3532 posts) -

Hulk Hogan's The Main Event was pretty good.

#43 Posted by poisonmonkey (373 posts) -

Skyrim or Skytrain, i can't decide

#44 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (391 posts) -

Skytrain, or Apples to Apples, for me.

#45 Edited by Claude (16254 posts) -

I forgot to add mine. I really liked the Skyrim Quick Look.

#46 Posted by poisonmonkey (373 posts) -

OK i am going for the Skytrain

#47 Posted by MayorFeedback (674 posts) -

Family Feud

Train Simulator Zombie DLC

Hulk Hogan's Main Event

Yoostar 2

#48 Posted by logicfracture (158 posts) -

Skylanders. Duh.

#49 Posted by TheAdmin (714 posts) -
#50 Posted by bkbroiler (1639 posts) -

I loved the Apples to Apples QL, though that was recent so it's easy to remember.

Dark Souls is the only one this year I've actually rewatched, so maybe that one.