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Let's Do This!

Posted by picklecannon

GOTY TIME

Posted by Winternet

Ugghhh, THAT was the winner? Gross.

Posted by NLTM

P.S Brad is bad at games.

Posted by Boogieknight

Hell yes.

Posted by ripelivejam

SHAEKE EEET BAYBEEEEH

Posted by HammondofTexas

Once again, at work for some reason, but wait, there is hope! PODCAST!

Posted by Giganteus

I want a bloodbath.

Posted by AuthenticM

IT'S ON

Posted by kmg90

Been waiting to post this all week

Posted by Linkster7

Gianbombers!!!! Come out to plaaayay!

Edited by gbrading

Deliberation time.

Posted by dr_mantas

Three hours. That's gonna be some discussion.

Although most of it is probably predictable from what they previously said, maybe I listen to this stuff too much :D

For your real GOTY list look here :)

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GOTY

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Posted by csl316

Best Game? What the hell is that? They must mean Game of the Year.

Posted by mithhunter55

It is about to go down, strap it on people.

Posted by VoshiNova

Fuuuuuuuuuck yes!

Edited by pinner458

3 hours! Whoa duder!!

Edited by Darkhollow

Been waiting for a 3hour GOTY deliberations and here it is, YAY! :D

Posted by Homelessbird

So Windjammers GOTY, right?

Edited by Sammo21

Someone found Year Walk scary? I think the game was OK but...come on...scary? The bar has been set low. Outlast is far better, whatever...opinions, right? Almost as big a laugh as them conceding to Brothers beating Last of Us for best moment. LEGO Marvel was fantastic so I really don't care who liked it or didn't like it.

Posted by SomeJerk

It appears that people from other forums need a big disclaimer along the lines of:

<< DO NOT LISTEN IF YOU DO NOT WANT GAMES SPOILED. WAIT FOR TIMECODES, YOU NUMBER THAN NUMB NUMBNUTS. >>

Posted by Sarx

Oh god Brad is totally right with Early Access clogging up the release list and there needing to be a filter or icon for that, Why would you even shout him down on that.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

FUCKING YASSSS

Edited by Sterling

Why are they doing best horror, but no other genre awards? Come on guys.

Edited by The_Nubster

you're a podcast

Edited by DeF

@sterling said:

Why are they doing best horror, but no other genre awards? Come on guys.

Maybe because they have someone who specifically cares and plays a lot of horror games and thus can make a well informed judgment about many games from that genre. If you want genre awards go to Gamespot or IGN.

Edited by AlexanderSheen

@sarx said:

Oh god Brad is totally right with Early Access clogging up the release list and there needing to be a filter or icon for that, Why would you even shout him down on that.

I thought Patrick's gonna punch Brad in the face.

Posted by Tr0n

@sarx: Point was, it's not the Early Access feature itself that they should "please stop", it's the filtering and curation on Steam that needs to improve.

Edited by seveword

I love Vinny's reasoning near the end of the Worst Game discussion. Awesome.

Edited by Cameron_Englebert

I wonder how they feel about all the early access games going on sale during the holiday sale.

Posted by sharkeh

The whole conversation about early access is stupid. You have a choice, you don't have to buy them. If you buy an early access game and are upset that it's not a finished product then you're an idiot. If the game isn't what you thought it would be then that's the same as any other game that you're not happy with.

Edited by maped

@sarx said:

Oh god Brad is totally right with Early Access clogging up the release list and there needing to be a filter or icon for that, Why would you even shout him down on that.

Yeah, he's right on that, but that's on Valve's head to fix (among other shitty stuff in Steams UI) and it's definately not a valid reason to demonize the whole concept. Sure, right now it seems like every game is like that, but like other fads (remember Kickstarter) it will calm down and maybe it will even bring something good with it (like Kickstarter).

edit: Not to mention there a far worse things to go on the list.

Edited by GrantHeaslip

Yes, early access gives people a window into game development, but why *should* they know about game development? In what other industry is there this kind of institutionalized beta testing? Early film screenings are somewhat analogous, but in most cases that cut is quite polished.

I continue to be really uncomfortable with the conflation of patronage and consumerism.

Edited by noizy

I really liked the "Please Stop" discussion.

Early Access: I'm with Jeff, Brad and Vinny; it's getting a bit silly. It's a great idea that seems to be having some real negative consequences. We'll probably see some early access games that should probably never have came out. I don't know if Valve gives a limit to developers, but I wouldn't be surprised if some titles stay in Early Access forever, until Valve either tells them to release or get off Steam. I suspect some games will be released in a bad shape or will be pulled. The other thing that blows my mind with Early Access are games that go in deep discounts (50-75% off) before they are even released. Talk about devaluing your product. As a funding mechanism, I get it. It's almost a kickstarter insofar as you get money prior to launch, and you're already on Steam. Devs must be delighted. But not ever game can be Minecraft; you won't keep a community interested in your game for years while you develop it. At the end of the day, Steam is getting paid, the dev is getting some cash flow and just enough rope to hang themselves. The losers are consumer that are too eager to pull the trigger and get to experience a busted game if they're not fully aware what they're getting into.

Microtransactions: Forza devs saying they are looking at "re-balancing the economy" is fuckin gross. There is no "economy" in single player games guys. This isn't an MMO where people trade items. It's an admission that the business model IS impacting the game design. We've crossed the Rubicon. I don't think I trust publishers with microtransactions any more. I really don't want to see games sliced up into pieces and sold to me for ten times what it's worth, or artificial treadmills put in to make me grind out or buy unlocks.

Posted by Krabonq

What a season, Drew !

Posted by Amafi

@sarx said:

Oh god Brad is totally right with Early Access clogging up the release list and there needing to be a filter or icon for that, Why would you even shout him down on that.

I thought Patrick's gonna punch Brad in the face.

I imagine he'd break his wrist if he tried, he's a frail looking little thing.

Edited by GenesisZ

Thanks Giantbomb! Awesome as always! Cheers to you guys and your families. Happy Holidays! Peace Duders!

Edited by Memu

Gone Home is to game critics as the Emperor's New Clothes are to the common man.

Posted by AndCarlsen

If you used the Miiverse or the Mii Plaza in Portuguese you'd have definitely chosen natural language as the Please Stop thing. It's painful.

Posted by Tussler

Antichamber! Fuck yeah my personal goty!

Posted by thedez

The spice must flow!

Posted by tourgen

early access is already grossly abused. Valve needs to label that shit and let people filter out the raw sewage of busted-ass unfinished "we promise but PAY FULL PRICE ANYWAY" bullshit.

Posted by Nephrahim

Aww, no timecodes yet?

Of course the whole GOTY part might be full of spoilers so it'd be useless.

Posted by DevourerOfTime

Fuck that last minute Mario cut. I was just yelling "NO" at my computer the entire time.

Posted by Puaru

How can you give Heart of the Swarm a 5 and not even mention it in GOTY!?

Posted by headtrip

Any word on how bad the Last of Us or Brothers spoilers are?

Posted by ripelivejam

things get ugly with brothas