Other stuff from 2017

Games that probably would have made my list, but I ran out of time:

1. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

2. Resident Evil 7

3. Fire Pro Wrestling World

Best Moment:

1. The opening sequence of Wolfenstein 2

2. The final fight in Tekken 7's story mode

3. The ending of Titanfall 2

Best Character

1. BOTW - Bolson, Karson, and Hudson

2. Tekken 7 - Bob

3. Cuphead - Mug Man

Best Music

1. Tekken 7

2. Cuphead

3. BOTW - Goron City

Best Old Game (I got a SNES classic)

1. Super Punch Out

2. A Link to the Past

3. Super Mario World

Game I Liked, but Eventually Broke Me:

1. Factorio

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Holy Shit The Walking Dead!!!

Even after having some of the big turns spoiled during the GOTY podcasts (my choice to listen) this game is still hella affecting. I gnawed through episode 2 and 3 yesterday which was highly engrossing. My poor sweet Carely. Episode 2 has had the best arc so far, but episode 3 had more "oh shit" type moments. My money would be with episode 2 as being the best, but that could change once I play 4 and 5. Upset that I missed this last year, but better late than never I suppose.

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More Great Stuff From 2012

2012's 2010 Game of the Year: Game Dev Story

2012's 2011 Game of the Year: Skyrim

Runner ups: Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery ep, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Bastion

Best 2012 Content on Giant Bomb: Drew and his trip to North Korea

Runner ups: Farm Simulator 2012 QL (mainly because Vinny drove a person), the life and trials of team Brad, Cacobrad, Random PC Game: Burn Cycle

The 2012 Ryan Davis Enunciation Award: "GLACIER" from BLLSL

Runner up: "FFFFFFFUUNNNKKY"

Best Friday Live Stream 2012: Pokemon Snap

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Portal 2 is pretty awesome you guys

I am very late to this party, but Portal 2 is awesome. Stephen Merchant does an amazing job and the dialogue is laugh out loud funny. Very rarely am I actually laughing with a game. I usually laugh, in a lovingly way of course, in spite of the game, but Portal 2 is legitimately funny. Just got an iphone last Monday...nice shiny 4S...of course Jetpack Joyride is my jam, but I just finished downloading Superbrothers and am thinking it will steal a good chunk of my mobile game time for the near future.

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Browser games

Hey all, hope anyone that reads this is having a great summer thus far. Just bought Portal 2 yesterday...about 50 minutes before the sale ended. I will pay 7 bucks for Portal 2 any day. I have also been dabbling in Microsoft Flight because why the hell not. My laptop has some trouble running the game, but once I lower the settings it runs ok. AIRMECH. I have been playing a whole bunch of that game. Really fun stuff, although some matches can take a really long time to complete. FTP browser games are catching my interest as of late and I plan to explore that space a bit more as the summer progresses.

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Skyrim has cured my open world fatigue

Praise be to Jesus for I am cured!!!! Around May 2010, I finally ended up squeezing the last bits of entertainment from Fallout 3 and the (good) DLC . Needless to say that after well over 220 hours I was pretty sick of the "make your own adventure concept". For the rest of that summer I reverted to playing the most linear, un-open world games I could find (thank you for easing my transition SSF4). I have to admit that I was a tad weary as I began playing Skyrim, wondering if I could feel excited about the prospects of sinking hundreds of hours into a single game. I am happy to report that Skyrim has re-captured my love for non-linear worlds. This game is filled with some amazing moments, but the best bits happen when traversing the area between point A and B. I was fearful that since I was so used to the conventions of a Bethesda RPG I would simply fast travel everywhere, but the vibrancy and variety of Skyrim allowed me to push the idea of fast travel to the wayside. I am 26 hours in thus far and I feel like the game is really hitting it's stride for me. I think we may have a top candidate for 2012's 2011 GOTY.

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2011 GOTY Awards

2011's 2007 Game of the Year: Team Fortress 2

2011's 2009 Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3

2011's 2010 Game of the Year: TIE - Pac-Man Championship Edition DX/ Rock Band 3

Most Disappointing Game: Infamous 2

2011 Game I Most Regret Not Playing: Bastion

Best Download-Only Game: Terraria

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Another semester gone by...

Almost done...just a couple more weeks...graduate school has been fun so far. Granted it is lots of work, but I work with cool, interesting people so that keeps things fresh. Haven't really been playing any video games lately aside from Terraria, TF2 and Forza 3. I almost finished Stacking which I have very much enjoyed. Was thinking about a top 10 list and realized I might not have played 10 games that came out this year!! I have 4 games I can think of that I could put on my list so starting next week I am going to try to consume the games of 2011 any way I can...be it buying or borrowing. Anywho, happy thanksgiving to my American duders and have batman

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