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Posted by df

my guess: walking dead vs xcom

Posted by rjayb89

Yay

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Posted by FishieBuddha

yes, thank you thank you thank you

Posted by KlUMZeE

Whoo!!!!!!

Posted by JJOR64

HERE WE GO! Woke up "early" to listen to this before work.

Posted by AuthenticM

I knew this year's deliberations would be shorter. It's not been the best year in gaming. I think it speaks a lot of the length of this generation of consoles.

Posted by Ronald

YES! Take that, The Walking Dead. WWE 13 wins by collusion. Oh wait, no, it was XCOM. A great top ten and I'm glad Ryan reads them all out because Sleepy Dawgs gets to be the last game mentioned on the podcast.

Posted by KittyVonDoom

WHAT'S THIS? WWE '13 WINS GAME OF THE YEAR?!

Posted by Phatmac

No 4 hour debate like last year!?!?! :(

Posted by George_Hukas

WarZ GOTY

Posted by spankingaddict

IT IS ON !!!!!!!!!!!!

XCOM VS. THE WALKING DEAD

Posted by Matterless

@Phatmac said:

No 4 hour debate like last year!?!?! :(

Seconded. Off year, though, I suppose.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

I expected this to be no more than 3 hours, but I'm still kinda bummed it's not LONG AS FUCK.

BUT THAT'S OKAY.

Posted by nervesnormal

Walking Dead vs Something.

Probably XCOM, with Far Cry 3 comming in 3rd.

Posted by VoshiNova

A tall cup of brad!

Posted by Rxanadu

For some reason, it's not updating on iTunes, so I'll be listening to the podcast here.

Posted by Nightriff

Journey has been screwed over in these awards all week, they don't give it enough credit

Posted by Lukeweizer

Only a 2 and a half hour cast?! I always look forward to the 4-5 hours GOTY category podcasts.

Posted by Flappy

We've arrived at the final checkpoint, folks.

Edited by Sammo21

Glad that Walking Dead isn't game of the year. A game needs more than just a decent overall story to get a game of the year win and The Walking Dead's game play is just fine, but nothing great.

Also, the fact Brad is so disappointed about Asura's Wrath really disappoints me as a gamer. There needs to be a rule for kicking out games that have less than 10% of the experience as actual play time...interesting art style or not. These aren't lists about interactive anime.

Posted by mracoon

Can someone give a time for when the GotY discussion starts? I want to listen to that before watching the final recap video.

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Posted by Wampa1

I misread that as "Dumbest mind controlled moment" and thought it'd be an XCOM category...

Posted by Hockeymask27

@mracoon: 59 min in

Posted by Fallen189

Very happy to see XCOM win. It was such a banger

Posted by StefanTheMongol

Link43130 you are a dick. You ruined the the podcast.

Posted by BenderUnit22

"Paying for cloud-saves? Fuck You!"

"Background downloading? That should be part of the machine!"

So should be multiplayer, the ability to use 3rd party apps or any other basic service you pay for with Xbox Live, you biased idiot.

Posted by Rewcastle

@Fallen189 said:

Very happy to see XCOM win. It was such a banger

Are you kidding me? You fucking idiot.

Posted by EnduranceFun

GET PWN'T WALKING DEAD N00BS

Posted by Darkhollow

Can't wait to hear this one.Will be very interesting discussion I reckon.

Posted by NTM

While I haven't listened to the podcast yet, I know XCOM won, and while I wouldn't know if that was the right choice or not from my personal opinion (which doesn't happen to matter here, and is irrelevant to what I'm trying to say), I was just thinking that sites should go as far down as they need to, but maybe not every year an individual game would win. I mean, sure, you'll argue that one needs to be higher than another, but if you can eliminate one, then it should happen, but if it came down to a final two and it was extremely hard to choose, you shouldn't have to. I remember GameSpot in the past had done this.

Posted by FreakAche

I think the fact that this is only two hours says a lot about how this has kind of been a lame year for video games.

Posted by Fallen189
@Rewcastle: I'll assume you're upset because it got spoilt. For one, read the other comments. For another one, why would you read the comments before listening? Bizarre
Posted by MordeaniisChaos

I don't think Epic is just going to be an Engine company any time soon... You can't say the people going for more creative games like Fortnite are just going to the engine side of things. They make big games, they make really solid games, and that engine won't be nearly as kick ass for devs if they stop making games. The thing that's awesome about Unreal Engine is that it's so friendly to use, and that's because they used the tools and worked to make them awesome to use.

Two guys leave Epic, and you assume they are getting out of making games? Even in the long run, that's a bit silly... This isn't the east, this happens. Even the major guys will leave eventually. Studios don't stay the same constantly. They lose and gain people.

Posted by AngelN7

@FreakAche said:

I think the fact that this is only two hours says a lot about how this has kind of been a lame year for video games.

Not so much "bad" but kinda weaksauce compared to the strong games of 2011 ( Skyrim, Dark Souls, The Witcher 2) 2010 (Mass Effect 2 , Red Dead) and hell even 2009 (Batman, Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2) but I think X COM and Journey were really great standouts regardless.

Posted by MostXtremeBrian

@FreakAche: but what about the other five podcasts?

Posted by Winternet

Only 2 hours and a half? Man, this year's deliberations are kinda weak.

Posted by gbrading

I'm glad Vinny is still up for a NeverDead Quick Look. :P

Posted by IntoTheN1ght

Really guys? Xcom? You know there were these games called Advance Wars on GBA and DS, they did turn based strategy better than Xcom both original and current. Walking Dead felt like a once in a generation experience, when this gen ends we will remember Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 2 and Walking Dead.

Oh well, good show and i wish Vinny would press his case more he just accepts being pushed around =P, tough it was great having Alex there, i hope you have him next year too.

Posted by KittyVonDoom

Okay. Did Brad really just say that The Walking Dead and XCOM shouldn't win GOTY because they have performance issues on consoles?

Really?

Really?

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Posted by NTM

It's a shame to me that Resident Evil 6 is on the worst. That's probably the first time I've ever disagreed with some great gaming sites from a large scale, but it's OK I guess.

Posted by Colourful_Hippie

@KittyVonDoom: lol. yeah, seriously.

Posted by thebipsnbeeps

Thundercats sounds like it gets the "What are you DOING" award.

Geez, for Walking Dead being at number 2, they made the Xbox version sound quite awful. Great list, though. I'm on board with the placement and choices of these games, all in all.

Posted by golguin

@IntoTheN1ght said:

Really guys? Xcom? You know there were these games called Advance Wars on GBA and DS, they did turn based strategy better than Xcom both original and current. Walking Dead felt like a once in a generation experience, when this gen ends we will remember Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 2 and Walking Dead.

Oh well, good show and i wish Vinny would press his case more he just accepts being pushed around =P, tough it was great having Alex there, i hope you have him next year too.

How about Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Devil Survivor? I feel like I was lied to when people were talking about how XCOM was one the greatest strategy rpg. The game was best in the beginning and got progressively worst as the story dried up and the combat became stale. The game was essentially over for me by the time you had to build the hyperwave relay thing. The biggest enemies (etherials, sectopods, cyberdisks) went down before they had a chance to do anything and I did it using half the fire power (ending stats screen) that the majority of people had.

In the end I feel like you had to be bad, like literally bad at the game, to feel the tension or get any satisfaction from the combat, which is all the game had going for it. The game was over once I had my trio of sniper ladies with squadsight.

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Whoa... They have far too many nominations for game of the year. I'm surprised Asura's Wrath kept along that long.

Posted by BBQBram
@KittyVonDoom said:

Okay. Did Brad really just say that The Walking Dead and XCOM shouldn't win GOTY because they have performance issues on consoles?

Really?

Really?

Hi there
Damn. Can't really argue with that.
Posted by Animasta

@KittyVonDoom: skyrim had the biggest problems on PS3, but walking dead has problems on ALL platforms basically.

Posted by Rewcastle

@Fallen189 said:

@Rewcastle: I'll assume you're upset because it got spoilt. For one, read the other comments. For another one, why would you read the comments before listening? Bizarre

Guess I just assumed despite this being the internet, the Giantbomb community had slightly more finesse. Especially on the subject of game of the year spoilers. I suppose people like you prove me wrong. Congratulations.

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@Rewcastle said:

@Fallen189 said:

@Rewcastle: I'll assume you're upset because it got spoilt. For one, read the other comments. For another one, why would you read the comments before listening? Bizarre

Guess I just assumed despite this being the internet, the Giantbomb community had slightly more finesse. Especially on the subject of game of the year spoilers. I suppose people like you prove me wrong. Congratulations.

Literally the first comment for this podcast spoils the GOTY. That's a fucking bummer. And since the podcast was only out for a minute, the douchebag definitely just skipped to the end to make the comment. Sucks.

@golguin said:

@IntoTheN1ght said:

Really guys? Xcom? You know there were these games called Advance Wars on GBA and DS, they did turn based strategy better than Xcom both original and current. Walking Dead felt like a once in a generation experience, when this gen ends we will remember Super Mario Galaxy, Uncharted 2 and Walking Dead.

Oh well, good show and i wish Vinny would press his case more he just accepts being pushed around =P, tough it was great having Alex there, i hope you have him next year too.

How about Final Fantasy Tactics, Disgaea, and Devil Survivor? I feel like I was lied to when people were talking about how XCOM was one the greatest strategy rpg. The game was best in the beginning and got progressively worst as the story dried up and the combat became stale. The game was essentially over for me by the time you had to build the hyperwave relay thing. The biggest enemies (etherials, sectopods, cyberdisks) went down before they had a chance to do anything and I did it using half the fire power (ending stats screen) that the majority of people had.

In the end I feel like you had to be bad, like literally bad at the game, to feel the tension or get any satisfaction from the combat, which is all the game had going for it. The game was over once I had my trio of sniper ladies with squadsight.

Yeah, and you're forgetting Valkyria Chronicles which is probably the closest thing to XCOM and that came out years ago and modernized the SRPG genre in a huge way (with a good story).

Posted by Pop

I'm at the worst games part, and they haven't mentioned the shittiest game of this year which is Revelations 2012 now that's some 0 star game right there.

Posted by Lurkero

Only 2.5 hours this time? Either something went really wrong or something went really right.

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