Cast Your Votes For Game Of The Year

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Edited By Jeff  Staff
 Here's what it'll look like when you go to start your list!
 Here's what it'll look like when you go to start your list!
Hey everyone. We're still banging away on our fat list of Game of the Year awards, but I wanted to quickly let you know how you can participate.

For user voting this year, we're going to go by lists. Specifically, there's an automatically generated list option that will appear when you hit the "Add to a list" button on any game page marked "Best of 2009." If you want to get your vote on, create a list of your top 10 games that were released in 2009. Get it together by January 4, and once we get back from our Christmas/New Year's breakthing, we'll compile those results and let you know what the top vote getters were.

Remember the eight steps to greatness!
  1. Hit "Add to a list" on a game page to start your "Best of 2009" list.
  2. Add ten games that were released in 2009 to that list.
  3. Make sure they're ordered properly, with your #1 game at the top.
  4. Sit back.
  5. Check the site starting on December 27 for our own awards.
  6. Relax.
  7. Double-check your list before January 4.
  8. Enjoy.
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#1  Edited By Jeff  Staff
 Here's what it'll look like when you go to start your list!
 Here's what it'll look like when you go to start your list!
Hey everyone. We're still banging away on our fat list of Game of the Year awards, but I wanted to quickly let you know how you can participate.

For user voting this year, we're going to go by lists. Specifically, there's an automatically generated list option that will appear when you hit the "Add to a list" button on any game page marked "Best of 2009." If you want to get your vote on, create a list of your top 10 games that were released in 2009. Get it together by January 4, and once we get back from our Christmas/New Year's breakthing, we'll compile those results and let you know what the top vote getters were.

Remember the eight steps to greatness!
  1. Hit "Add to a list" on a game page to start your "Best of 2009" list.
  2. Add ten games that were released in 2009 to that list.
  3. Make sure they're ordered properly, with your #1 game at the top.
  4. Sit back.
  5. Check the site starting on December 27 for our own awards.
  6. Relax.
  7. Double-check your list before January 4.
  8. Enjoy.
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#2  Edited By JJOR64

I guess I'm going to have to give this a shot.

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#3  Edited By bed

YES

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#4  Edited By Soap

Genius, I'm so there... I hope for some suprise winners.

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#5  Edited By Video_Game_King

Damn it. I've already decided my Game of the Year wasn't released in 2009 (or even the 2000's), and there aren't any games that come close. Eh, I'll do it anyway.

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#6  Edited By AndrewB

Great news! I was just going to start my own top of 2009 list, myself.

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#7  Edited By The_Philosopher

 
My vote goes toward Uncharted 2! I shall get to work on my list.

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#8  Edited By Milkman

Oh man, didn't realize that these had be in order. Don't make me choose!

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#9  Edited By Steve_Ramirez

wow, really hard to choose a fitting top 10

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#10  Edited By Claude

I'm game, let's do this.

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#11  Edited By Hitchenson

Dragon Age: Origins 1000 times. 

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Awesome, and a great idea duders.
P.S. I love the fact that the Jackie Chan game is in the background. "I'm Jackie and this is my screen cap!"

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#13  Edited By Cerza

Very cool. Time to get started on that list.

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#14  Edited By General_D23

Hmm, my first list. Gotta get a few other games in before the 4th.
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#15  Edited By Luke

Too bad as the years roll on, I find myself gaming less and less, and in-fact I played more of 2008's games this year :|  
 
By the time I'm ready to make my 2009 list, it'll be like fall of 2010... but actually 2008 looks to kick 2009's ass by far (from what genres I'm interested in), so maybe I'll just skip most of 2009 to catch-up.  

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#16  Edited By Red

Psh, just made my list yesterday, gonna have to make another now! 

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#17  Edited By AndrewB

Is there any easy way to see a list of all games released in 2009? I'm having a hard time remembering just what all was released this year.

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#18  Edited By TwoOneFive

o0o0o0o0o0o0o  
Its a VerY NiCe 

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#19  Edited By Origina1Penguin

I'm using the rest of my vacation time to get the entire week after Christmas off so I can catch up on games. Even then, I'll still be tight on time for catching up and making meaningful picks.

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#20  Edited By JoelTGM

No way...  I'm slow this year, I haven't even played Uncharted 2 or that Batman game.  I don't know where my vote would go anyway because so far the games I've been playing were cool, but nothing super special.

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#21  Edited By Hamz

Off to make my list now, great work guys :)

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#22  Edited By crusader8463

do we have to have 10? Left 4 Dead 2 (PC) and Dragon Age(PC) are the only two games i liked that came out this year. How can we specify what platform too?

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#23  Edited By FLStyle

 Alright! I'll get to work on it straight away.

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#24  Edited By ZeroCast

Thanks you guys!

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#25  Edited By darkstorn

Uncharted 2, Dragon Age, and then Killzone 2. Risen is up there as well.

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#26  Edited By SpecialBuddy

Looks like Jeff is voting for Jackie Chan. That is the only real choice if you ask me.

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#27  Edited By Jimbo

Neat idea.  Will 2-9 be weighted and included in the User GOTY calculation, or will they just be used for other stuff*?
 
*eg. "Top Ten most picked in Users' Top Ten''  (catchy!)

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#29  Edited By MrKlorox
@FLStyle: I think it's for home releases only.
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#30  Edited By KaosAngel

FINAL FANTASY XIII!

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#31  Edited By Teh_Eel

What release date do we go by because for instance persona 4 came out in Europe this year so can I vote for it, or do i have to go by the US release date which means i cant vote for it.

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#32  Edited By MrKlorox
@Teh_Eel: I'm betting it's by US release date since game titles and stuff go by the US version. Located in California after all.
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#33  Edited By ashbash

I haven't played all the games I need to play, so my list is a bit of the "generic popular games".

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#34  Edited By Exypher

Demon's Souls is my game of the year but since I know there's no way it's going to beat out the more likely contenders, Uncharted 2 gets my vote.

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#35  Edited By OmegaPirate

Great work!

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#36  Edited By FLStyle
@MrKlorox said:

" @FLStyle: I think it's for home releases only. "

 If I remember correctly Tekken 6 was released in the arcades, then Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion was released in the arcades, then Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion was released for home consoles BUT it was renamed to Tekken 6 since the original version was never released at home. So I'm not sure which is classed as which with the GB wiki pages.
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#37  Edited By cap123
  1. Batman: AA
  2. Dragon Age: Origins
  3. Modern Warfare 2
+7 extras
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#38  Edited By Kajaah117

Damn that was hard. I couldn't fit any DS games into my top 10. :(

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#39  Edited By MrKlorox
@FLStyle said:
" @MrKlorox said:

" @FLStyle: I think it's for home releases only. "

 If I remember correctly Tekken 6 was released in the arcades, then Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion was released in the arcades, then Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion was released for home consoles BUT it was renamed to Tekken 6 since the original version was never released at home. So I'm not sure which is classed as which with the GB wiki pages. "
Since the pages themselves list both as Arcade releases, but only Bloodline Rebellion also lists home devices, I would go with the latter.
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compiling this list made me realize that this year was pretty amazing for console gamers, or at least ps3 owners like myself (because i haven't really kept up with 360 news this year, so idk as much about that.)  #1 = Uncharted 2, by far. it's easily one of the best games i've ever played, and one of maybe two or three games that i think truly deserve a 10/10.

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#41  Edited By MildMolasses

I'm at five right now. I have a feeling that if I don't start adding in rhythm games (or at least find a list of 2009 releases because I have bad memory) it won't get much bigger
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Seems like a really horrible way to do it while hiding it so not many people will even vote. 
 
Needs to have a main page feature where you can put your list in, instead of making you go to a page page and create a list from there. I mean I didn't even know lists existed.

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#43  Edited By Yummylee

Sultry sweet awesomness! Only problem now is coming up with 10 games that I really enjoyed this year...
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#44  Edited By Cheapoz

Not sure if I played 10 new games this year. 
 
My list will be the 8 or so new games I played this year, in order of best to worst.

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#45  Edited By KaosAngel

THANK YOU GIANT BOMB!
 
I CAN PUT FINAL FANTASY XIII ON THE LIST!  XD XD XD
 
 
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!

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#46  Edited By Duckbutter

Ryan hates everything in the world, Jeff is a weirdo that likes to speed run through every game and waste his life playing horrible games for Achievement Points, Dave gets an erection from PC games only, Vinny and Brad are hippies and the Giantbomb community hasn't played all of the games this year so how can their opinions be trusted?

see what i'm gettin at? there's no video game award system in the world that isnt just a bunch of opinions from quirky people EXCEPT:

the GDC Awards.

THOSE are the awards given by game developers. if a game developer can respect another enemy game developer's game so much that they give them an award, then you KNOW its the real deal. this is why so many hidden gems win stuff at the GDC Awards.

but stuff like the VGA's, IGN awards, Giantbomb Awards, is for the birds. not the cool birds like Flamingos and Terradactyls. for pigeons.

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#47  Edited By General_D23
@MildMolasses said:

"I'm at five right now. I have a feeling that if I don't start adding in rhythm games (or at least find a list of 2009 releases because I have bad memory) it won't get much bigger "


 
Here, for those that want to go through all the releases this year: 
   

Click Here     
 
Not exactly the most efficient way, but...

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#48  Edited By Kajaah117
@FLStyle said:
" Wait a second, if we want to vote for Tekken 6 do we vote for Tekken 6 or Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion? "
That's easy, just type "Street F..." and click on the first search result. =P
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#49  Edited By FLStyle
@MrKlorox: Thanking you.
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#50  Edited By Axersia

How exactly does GB go about registering these votes? Are we allowed to change the title and/or description of the list? Would a manually created list called "Best of 2009" count as well? Is your list disqualified if you have less or more than 10 games in it?
 
It would be nice if GB could shed some light on these things so people don't go out of their way to make a list that's actually worth reading through only to not have it count as a vote because they changed the description of it or added a few "honorable mentions" because 10 slots just wasn't enough.