I think it has to do with the way in which a Vita quick look would need to be filmed...with the camera looking onto them playing it. I'll be honest, I don't want to watch quick looks like that. I don't think Sony has released a capture kit for the system yet.
Games, movies, comics, and cartoons are just as violent as they ever were. The problem is they are becoming more/too graphic and detailed in their violence. Some might argue that what I just said is semantics, but it is not really. Far Cry 3 would be just as fun if there was an option to turn off gore. Gears of War 3 is just as fun if you turn off the swearing and have the blood taken out. Unfortunately, there are some out there who only seem to find enjoyment in this and that's also why we have so many people who enjoy torture porn films and things like "A Serbian Film" (i think that is the title).
I think Brad and Patrick will get overly hyperbolic about Walking Dead. Ryan will be slightly less and Jeff will be even farther back. I think Vinnie will be along the same lines as Ryan.
FTL will be mostly ignored because Patrick still doesn't understand PC gaming.
Far Cry 3 will be loved by all and the story will be ignored (No big deal).
X-Com will be loved by all.
Patrick will make a case for ZombiU but will admit it doesn't deserve it and will let it be dropped.
Mass Effect 3 will be discussed but quickly dropped as everyone will agree it doesn't deserve it.
Darksiders 2 will be given mild love by Jeff but Patrick will complain about it.
COD: BLOPS2 will get talked about but largely ignored. There will be some hyperbole about Halo 4 but it won't go anywhere, hopefully.
RE6 will, and should be, largely ignored but will still be talked about.
Sleeping Dogs will get a respectful nod and mention but won't get the title.
I have a feeling Dishonored will get overlooked largely when it deserves a lot of attention for doing stuff well AND being a new IP. Not really sure how some people played the game so poorly as I thought the controls were pretty intuitive. Patrick also seemed to really enjoy it.
Assassins Creed 3 will get more attention than it deserves. Maybe it could win in a new category: most over hyped, buggy, glitchy game of 2013.
Torchlight 2 will get mentioned and Diablo 3 will get ignored by almost everyone I think. Definitely not runner up material.
etc , etc , etc ,....
I think that X-Com will be the game of the year with maybe Far Cry 3 being my second guess.
@Benny: I think Brad might push for Walking Dead, which when compared to its competition is crazy to me. This isn't like the Spike awards where its only competing against 3 or 4 other games. Not sure how it stands up against X-Com, Dishonored, Sleeping Dogs, or Far Cry 3...
@Box3ru13: Only disappointment they had was the story and they all agreed that can really be ignored. I'd be really disappointed if Walking Dead won just on the story alone as mechanically there is nothing new, graphically its just OK, and even then the story can drag on for a little bit. Honorable mention or runner up, sure, but I think there are far better game experiences out there.
When I worked at Gamestop as a manager the PSP was still relevant. Two employees in that store "pirated" (I actually hate that term since its incorrectly applied) every PSP game was had in stock to play on their PSPs. I didn't find out about this until after I quit, but it didn't really surprise me.
I also know people who pirate everything they play. I have a huge lack of respect for people like that, especially when they use the excuse of "I have no money".
I also have a pair of the wireless Logitech gaming headphones for my PC...I think they are G35 (in the same room as my wife's sewing stuff, which can get loud) and I love them. Would be nice if I could just use them on my PS3 or 360 lol.
Your poll answers are incredibly stupid. So my options are:
1. Amazingly Terrible
2. Kind of Terrible
3. HOLY SHIT I JUST BLEW MY LOAD IT WAS AWESOME!
No real middle ground there, huh? I think it was fine. This was the year we realized we really are ready for a new generation of consoles. Halo 4 was mediocre. Black Ops 2 was mediocre. Assassins Creed 3 was mediocre. Diablo 3 was INSANELY mediocre. These are the three titles setup to be the big three essentially (outside of whatever sports titles) and they just did there job and nothing else. None of the three games I mentioned did anything for me like their previous titles did, especially Halo 4. Even Borderlands 2 is just better than average but not amazing.
Then again, I really enjoyed FTL, X-Com, Sleeping Dogs, Dishonored, and tons of others. Persona 4: The Golden is even amazing. Walking Dead was great as well. 2012 is the year retail games largely sucked and downloadable titles shined heavily.