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Love this time of year. Off to visit my brother tomorrow so we can watch all the pressers together, it’s become an annual tradition. Happy E3, duders!

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@lumbermancer: It was mentioned, albeit offhand: ‘...Considering there are "prestige weapons" and other skins that you can optionally buy with a premium, real-money currency...‘

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I can’t get behind that Number 1, but otherwise these lists look pretty good

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I've actually been interested in a Metal Gear game without the Kojima weirdness for a long time.

This is not what I had in mind.

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I am constantly depressed by how much more enjoyment Dan & Brad in particular, but all of the Giant Bomb folks and a lot of other people, got out of Breath of the Wild. I was so looking forward to that game and I just cannot stand it. I do not at all see the things they see in that open world or how you interact with it and I just find the gameplay to be a constant loop of the game demanding that I stop having fun and being deliberately obtuse. I don’t get it. I was so excited to play it and it’s just...No fun at all for me. It’s a total bummer

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Weird, the mathematical staff lists look nothing like mine either, but I find them a lot more agreeable somehow. Thanks for putting this together, it’s interesting to see.

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I really think there’s a strong case to made for re-thinking how they do this. If the deliberation podcasts are going to continue to be the meat of GOTY content, I feel like they need to change the format and the approach. It’s not an objectively bad way of doing it or anything, but I think they’ve worn it out in a way that’s made the podcasts kind of hard to listen to at times. They know all the ways to game the system now and so do we, and I also think there’s now too many editorial voices for this method. Trying to reach a consensus rather than simply going for a majority vote has kind of become impossible because there’s too many different perspectives to try and encompass. I don’t know how else they should do it and they’re certainly more qualified than me to come up with methodology for it, but I definitely think this format needs a rethink.

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@delitist: I completely agree about the passion versus “controller in hand fun” thing. I think it’s unfair to discount a game from early in the year because you’re not going back to it or currently super invested in it. It flies in the face of the insistence that games from early in the year will not be forgotten. Remembering they exist isn’t really enough, they have to be held to the same standards. There’s no real way of knowing if, six months from now, games from the back half of the year they’re currently super into will still hold their attention like that, but Horizon is repeatedly being dinged for something other games aren’t having to contend with - a cooling off period. It’s not necessarily an easy problem to solve, but it sure is frustrating.

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This outcome fills me with joy

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I flat out don't even understand what this category is if Horizon doesn't make the top three. I do not understand what the point of it is. It's just "favourite game from a new IP"? Why does that need its own category? At that point why not have the creaky old "Best console" or "Best [Genre]" categories?