VG Republic Writes: Fans of gaming have been absolutely spoiled for the first-third of this year with games beyond belief. It seems as though we have seen some heavy contenders for Game of the Year before the half way point, more so than anything in the past. There have always been some games, in previous years, that get the nod in the voting but in many cases they are forgotten about and washed to the side because of the market’s “what have you done for me lately” attitude toward it. So just in case at the end of the year some of these games are missed in the final voting, some should be and others shouldn’t, we are ensuring that at least some recognition is given to these titles. We also want your input too and deciding the Republic Reader’s Choice winners for the First-Third of the Year Awards. We will ensure that the second half gets its recognition too, and the third, but our focus now is on the “what have you done for me lately” and awarding the top three games of this year.