GB Staff top 10 Lists - DEFINITIVE GOTY LISTS

After listening to the most recent episode of "The Hot Spot" I decided to take all the Staff Top Ten lists over the years, and turn them into definitive game of the year lists. As much as I appreciate the discussions and deliberations, I always found the idea of having to concede your preferred game choice because you just don't have the energy to argue for it to be a little sad. That got me thinking "What if there was ANOTHER (not necessarily better) way?".

Here's how I did it:

  • I already had a spreadsheet floating around with some friends that already had the formula's worked out. There may be some errors I didn't catch, so my apologies in advance.Using the data from The Unofficial Giant Bomb Game of the Year Database I took the 10 games off of the staff's game of the year lists and awarded them points based on their location on the list.
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    • 10th Place = 1 Point
    • 9th Place = 2 Points
    • 8th Place = 3 Points
    • 7th Place = 4 Points
    • 6th Place = 5 Points
    • 5th Place = 6 Points
    • 4th Place = 7 Points
    • 3rd Place = 8 Points
    • 2nd Place = 9 Points
    • 1st Place = 10 Points
  • Some games were tied with Points. I consider these games to be interchangeable in terms of their position on the list. I'm not sure what condition Google Sheet's used (alphabetical, Left to Right based on list location, etc) to determine what went above the other.
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    • Example: 2008
      • Rock Band 2, Saint's Row 2, and Geometry Wars 2 ties for 9th/10th10th place with 9 points each.
  • I took some liberties on whether or not I included some staff top 10 lists or not, settled some tie breakers on individual lists on my own, excluded some choices that were not actually games, and other various anomalies
    • Example: in 2017
      • Brad was disqualified because he did not make a top 10 and I could not determine a proper ordered list.
      • Settled a tie for the #10 spot on Matt's list based on him exclaiming "Game X is actually better than Game Y [But I still can't decide what I preferred]
      • Jason named "The Switch" in his 10 spot so I just excluded it all together.

Thanks for hanging out! Here's the Google Spreadsheet with all the information I used. I can assure you, I didn't think too hard about this, but it did take an entire saturday afternoon.

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