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VGX 2013's Game of the Year is Grand Theft Auto V

During the VGX 2013 live broadcast, the most relevant trophy of the show has finally been awarded, carried on stage by the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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TomShoe  +   285d ago
I have to admit, I am very, very, VERY disappointed. I was rooting for The Last of Us all the way, since it's the only game with an ending that made me cry. It's my favorite game of all time and one that I would play over and over again. What a great game.

Still, congratulations to Rockstar and GTA V. You really deserve it for such a great game.
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   285d ago
Huge GTA fan here (GTA1 is what sparked my love for videogames) and i love GTA5 but i completely disagree with GTA5 winning game of the year, The Last Of Us should have won this easily.

Not only is TLOU game of the year for me, but one of the best games ive ever played.
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Hatsune-Miku  +   285d ago
Solidifies that this gaming award show is rubbish
iGAM3R-VIII  +   285d ago
im sorry but the last of us deserved it, GTA V may have sold the most but quality and storyline and grphics goes to TLOU
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mikeslemonade  +   285d ago
You guys are wrong. VGX made the right choice with Grand Theft Auto 5.
Angels3785  +   285d ago
This show is so embarrassing it is raping my hobby......and Im not talking about their decision for goty even if the last of us won its just........awful. I feel embarrassed being associated with games :(

...despite the social media pointing to the last of us on their own site (VGX.COM people voted TLOU) by a long shot...and people on their panel a few days ago practically saying the last of us was the best (Bonus round VGX show)

@below

What in the hell are you talking about...

My argument was that one SPIKE.com people who voted and twitters numbers point to the last of us....

and critics on the panel in a bonus round on gametrailers all unanimously voted for the last of us....

learn to read before posting gibberish that you pulled out of nowhere...that doesnt even put together a cohesive argument....I seriously have no idea what the pointy of what you were saying was......
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mikeslemonade  +   285d ago
^Angels
It's not by a long shot.. If you look at all the things that GTA5 you will see that it edges LOU out. LOU had to beat Uncharted 2(life to date) and it doesn't do it. However GTA5 beats GTA4(life to date). This is why GTA5 wins. It beats the competition. Stop looking at just the game at itself. Or else your argument supports COD winning every year, Assasins Creed winning every year, or Battlefield winning every year.
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garos82  +   285d ago
@lucas totally agree

I truly loved gta5. possibly the best one yet.

However last of us left a more of an impression on me for being quite unique as an experience. I feel that the competitive multiplayer is one of best games I've played online that was not only unique in gameplay but played hand in hand with the single players meta story.

Both were superb games
@mike above
Are you arguing with yourself? Are you for, or against sales as an indicator whether a game should win an award?
If sales impress you shouldn't they also give awards to the advertising agency that marketed the game.
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xHeavYx  +   284d ago
All in going to say is that 3 people from Polygon were part of the jury on this bs show
Koyes  +   284d ago
I knew N4G would go into meltdown x'D
JackISbacK  +   284d ago
yeah it was an deserving game of the year but people like are very hyping it saying that it was the best game ever they played ,not in the hell it is not the best game ever made ,but one of the best thats all dont hype it that much ,yeah we know it was created by naughty dog.
iGAM3R-VIII  +   285d ago
agreed TLOU is the best game of 2013
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-Foxtrot  +   285d ago
Total bullcrap

Funny how they were already their in the studio since they were doing the live music thing

Seriously we moan about how theres never enough new IPs then when there is a new fantastic video game which blows everyone away the GOTY goes to another sequel which had a broken online, least the Last of Us had a fantastic single player and multiplayer

Brand name gets you the votes, not the actual game.
hellzsupernova  +   285d ago
This. This in spades!
Dammit vgx
TheGrimReaper0011  +   285d ago
To bad I can't agree with you twice.
I knew GTA V was gonna win.
It's not a bad game, but I enjoyed The Last of Us WAY more
omi25p  +   285d ago
Naughty Dog beat Rockstar for Studio of the year.

Stop moaning, Your acting as if someone punched you're mother.

While you and alot of other people preferred The Last Of Us. I Can guarantee alot more people preferred GTA V.
-Foxtrot  +   285d ago
@omi25p

Oh for god sake stop telling people what they can't do and what they can't say on here

Seriously some users on here think they can control people into saying something they WANT to hear because it doesn't match their opinion
M-M  +   285d ago
I agree, The Last Of Us is amazing and should have won it. GTAV won mostly because it has a bigger fan base than TLOU. The only great thing about GTAV is the story mode, the online got boring after a week.
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Black-Helghast  +   285d ago
And even the story is kinda boring... haven't touched the game ever since i finished it while im STILL playing B:I and TLOU to get their amazing plats
DonFreezer  +   285d ago
Wait so know we have to give the game of the year award to The Last Of Us because some cry babies on n4g want to. GTA V was a bigger game probably one of the biggest of all times in context of lifespan and quality.
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TomShoe  +   285d ago
*Checks Profile*

Ignored by 20

LOL
Conzul  +   285d ago
this is bs.
Last of Us was amazing.
majiebeast  +   285d ago
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

Most overrated pos of the year thats what it deserves.
ape007  +   285d ago
in an alternative universe, what would your comment be if GTA V was a sony exclusive and TLOU was a multiplat?

LoL ,anyways both games in my eyes are well deserved a GOTY award as well as SM3D World, it feels bad when u have one slot for GOTY :(
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Alex_Boro  +   285d ago
GTA V was incomplete. Its' multiplayer didn't come out until 2 weeks later, and 2 weeks later it still didn't work. They just released it later to get good press scores.
xPhearR3dx  +   284d ago
GTA V incomplete? Lol please. GTA V is more complete than 99.9% of games out there. It's not like they lied about the MP anyway, they announced it would go live 2 weeks after the game months before it released. On top of that, it's the fastest selling entertainment product of all time. When your gap for online is 2 weeks, everyone is trying to connect at once rather than being split up like most games when they launch.

For having what? 20+ million people trying to play GTA Online throughout the day, did you really expect the servers to be stable? NO company can test that kind of traffic. It's impossible. It took them 2 days to get it up and running. Yet you're whining it's incomplete when there's AAA games like Battlefield 4 still broken a month after launch.

As much as I love The Last of Us, GTA V is equally deserving of the GOTY title.
Alex_Boro  +   280d ago
At least when Battlefield 4 came out I could play campaign and multiplayer on my PC. And even if there wasn't multiplayer issues it's still two weeks late. Sales don't equal how good a game is. Take COD for instance. Anyways I'm pretty sure every game ships with multiplayer and single player complete, even if there is technical issues. GTA V did not ship complete end of story.
ajax17  +   285d ago
Of course it had to be one of those two. I was disappointed as well. This was definitely one of those years where I wished there was 2 Goty winners. One for the first half and one for the latter half of the year.
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59fifty  +   285d ago
Even though I own a ps system only, i didn't enjoy The Last of Us like i did GTA V..
And since this is a PS fanboy site, of course you guys want TLOU to win, i mean, even HAZE and LAIR would win if it was up to you guys.
Black-Helghast  +   285d ago
Lmao, you're wrong bud. TLOU is just a pretty amazing game and so is BioShock Infinite. I wouldn't had minded if BioShock won because I really enjoyed it but both bioshock and TLOU losing to GTA V? Pfft don't make me laugh. That game got boring after the first hour.. Hell, even while i was high the game got boring. YOU KNOW A GAME IS TOO BORING WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN PLAY IT WHILE HIGH.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   285d ago
Wreaks of political pick and im sure since its 3rd party aswell that was a factor, i thought it should have been last of us the game had everything. Of course polygon being on the voting panel had something to do with it and more casual players are going to vote for gta5 but most gamers i talked to voted for last of us.
Indo  +   285d ago
Like watching GoodFellas vs Dancing with Wolves. You know one is good than the other in different ways, but one had to win the award. TLOU should have won though.
bjmartynhak  +   285d ago
Well, I'm happy with the "Banderas-Joel" hhahaha
C-H-E-F  +   285d ago
TLOU is the one of the Best Games ever made, most polished as well. They are just D*** riding the GTA5 train... I love GTA5 but TLOU was GOTY and is GOTY... smh
Conzul  +   285d ago
IKR!!

I feel so (irrationally?) angry about this that I'm starting to wonder if I should seek help.
TBONEJF  +   285d ago
ROCK * KICK A$$ when it comes to making a game better than the COD crap. WELL DONE ROCK* well done. and i can't believe i miss it. did anyone from ROCK* show up at the wards?
YOLO_Doge  +   284d ago
YES YES YES!!!
Well deserved, 10/10 game, in your face naughty dog fanboys!
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Lalanana  +   285d ago
Not complaining. Each of the nominee games could have won it. All great games.
Why o why  +   285d ago
Fairest comment.....yeah I did say that.+1

I'd go for the last of us but its not everybody's cup of tea... shawshank redemption was a great film but not everybody loves it as much as I did.. sometimes its just like judging what the fruit of the year is.

.....Just read there's some polygon dudes on the council.....ar well.
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MoroseMankey  +   284d ago
Thank you for not being so closed minded!
Majin-vegeta  +   285d ago
Overhyped POS game.

@Super i played it trust me i only passed the first mission before being bored of it.

@Gaming no just my opinion.
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superbhoy  +   285d ago
i think the last of us deserved it but gta 5 is not a POS
game...
CaptainPunch  +   285d ago
Did someone piss in your cereal this morning? It's just an award lmao.
Nujabes_  +   285d ago
What a sad little man you are.
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YOLO_Doge  +   284d ago
You may think GTAV was overrated, I thought TLOU was hugely overrated, and yes I have played and even completed it so I'm not biased, it was a good game but the fanboys just kill it for me, they treat it likes it's gods gift to gaming, on a side note I thought the MP for both games was rubbish!
inf3cted1  +   285d ago
Deserved it
aquamala  +   285d ago
Great choice!
FlameHawk  +   285d ago
Lol The Lasts of Us never had a chance with the 3 Polygon editors and a Xbox Magazine editor(really?). Pretty biased advisory counsel.
Bathyj  +   285d ago
Is that true?

That's pretty messed up..
Corpser  +   285d ago
97% metacritic vs 95% metacritic, is the entire gaming press biased too?
CaptainPunch  +   285d ago
You can't argue with facts.
Corpser  +   285d ago
^^^

The fact that gta 5 is a better game as seen in the metacritic score and this goty?
FlameHawk  +   285d ago
GTA 4 was complete shit and it got a 98, whats your point?
hulk_bash1987  +   285d ago
So does the fact that GTA IV got a 98% and GTA V is at 97% make GTA IV the better game? GTA always wins GOTY awards whenever they come out, doesn't mean TLOU isn't deserving as well. They are both great games, why belittle one over the other? My personal GOTY goes to TLOU though, just an amazing experience throughout.

@ below
I'd argue Red Dead Redemption is a better open world game than GTA IV, with better characters and a more interesting story. But to each theur own man.
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ape007  +   285d ago
^^^^

GTA 4 has nextgen shock value, gta 4 held the open world championship for 5 years, no game touched its quality, its atmosphere and brilliance in the open world genre until gta v came out, that's why it got 98% on metacritic, u can argue it's a little bit overrated(deserve 96% imo) but it's a masterpiece

u simply can't beat R* games
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dafegamer  +   284d ago
GTA 4 has a metascore of 98, and is still one of the worst games I've played in the last Generation
SonyNGP  +   285d ago
*grabs popcorn*
MidnytRain  +   285d ago
It's a popularity contest. What were people expecting?
OmniSlashPT  +   285d ago
Awful show, awful awards, awfully awful.
from the beach  +   285d ago
Great choice, it's a superb game.. SM3DW for me though.
Back-to-Back  +   284d ago
said no one ever.
Transporter47  +   285d ago
Played both, The Last of Us and GTAV I can tell you The Last of Us is the best game I have played in a few years.
Swiggins  +   285d ago
To each their own, I thought it was a very good game, but I didn't see the magic that a lot of people obviously saw.

Which is odd because I thought all 3 Uncharted's were absolutely brilliant.
UbiquitousClam  +   285d ago
these awards are stupid. AC4 beats GTA 5 for best action.adventure game but GTA 5 wins game of the year ????
TheGrimReaper0011  +   285d ago
Where are her teeth?!
CrossingEden  +   285d ago
Because AC4 captured the "adventure" feeling more than GTAV did.
modesign  +   285d ago
GOTY is based on the review score and GTA-97%, TLOU-95%. it was close but what can you do.
TomShoe  +   285d ago
The panel of reviewers had the final say of GOTY.

It's a little sketchy since 3 of the panel members were from Polygon, the site that game TLoU a 7.5, 2 points below it's metacritic rating.
RytGear  +   285d ago
The last of us should have won this year, GTAV was fantastic but didn't leave the same lasting impression that TLOU did.
Corpser  +   285d ago
Of course gta5 wins, game of the generation as well
90Supra  +   285d ago
I stopped watching after this announcement...

Naughty Dog was robbed...
Conzul  +   285d ago
Yeah.
Gaming's "citizen Kane moment" gets beaten by a boring rehash.

There are no words.... well, there are some. Like F U POLYGON!!!
MoroseMankey  +   284d ago
Naughty Dog won studio or developer of the year, how were they robbed?
Gabenbrah  +   285d ago
It's Best Game of the Year, not best Movie.
superbhoy  +   285d ago
what???
Majin-vegeta  +   285d ago
Except we're not at the movie awards but VGA's.
Bathyj  +   285d ago
I don't even know what to say to you (Tommy Lee Jones implied facepalm comes to mind) except you didn't play it or we played different games. LoU probably had less cinematics than GTA, just none of gtas were that impressive cinematically.
MrSwankSinatra  +   285d ago
Again what a joke
betan21  +   285d ago
Terrible awards show
CaptainPunch  +   285d ago
So if "TLOU" won GOTY then the show would suddenly be good?
Twinblade  +   285d ago
No, it would still be a horrible show lol.
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   285d ago
Yeah, I'm with Twinblade on this one. I'd rather watch the VGA's then whatever this just was.

Only good thing about it was it convinced me to finally watch the Hobbit on HBO.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   285d ago
Noctis!
When is your game coming out, goddammit?!
betan21  +   284d ago
2020^^
BanginBiscuitz  +   285d ago
You guys are just stupid lol. GTA definitely deserved this, Yes TLOU was a great game but its more of a movie, story type game. GTA is one of those games that you can even play for years from now and still enjoy it. The better GAME is GTA hands down.
listenkids  +   285d ago
Surely it's "game" of the year, not "gameplay"? It's a great game, with many flaws, they all were.
ape007  +   285d ago
100% correct
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   285d ago
Funny thing is I thought The Last Of Us had better gameplay. TLOU had much better shooting/melee machanics than GTA. Just because GTA is open world doesn't make it a better game to play.
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garos82  +   284d ago
Also it was pretty much a solid package at launch. Not crazy game breaking patches were required that I recall that wasn't dealt with swiftly.

Of course their entitled to their opinion based on what type of games they enjoy.
But for me as a person who loved both,TLOU left a longer lasting impression and game time. Infact after I finished the single player and played quite enough of the multiplayer(gta5), ireturned back to TLOU multiplayer of which I regret I've abandoned due to ps4 commitments!

Would definitely double dip a ps4 version 1080/60 fps if it manages to retain the slow paced team work requiring strategy of multiplayer
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XabiDaChosenOne  +   285d ago
I just traded in the bullshit a couple hours ago, beat it once and never touched it again. What doe being a "story type game" have to do with anything? Last time I checked GTA5 has a story as well.
AceBlazer13  +   285d ago
GTA, the story is average at best and the online gets boring extremely fast. Prime example of over hype.

I knew it would win though. A main stream over hyped multiplat sequel vs a great exclusive new ip.
kaozgamer  +   285d ago
"movie, story type game" have you even played it?
SnotyTheRocket  +   285d ago
I've played through The Last of Us 4 times, and loved it every playthrough. Beat GTA once, didn't really go back. The MP in TLOU is VERY good as well. Not saying GTA was bad, or didn't deserve a nomination, I just don't think it should have won.
punisher99  +   285d ago
It just goes to show you the GOTY is just a popularity contest and has absolutely nothing to do with quality. COD would win every single year if it gets nominated.
xPhearR3dx  +   284d ago
You basically contradicted yourself with that comment. GTA V is more popular than AC IV and yet, AC IV won best action adventure. Call of Duty is more popular than Bioshock, and yet Bioshock still won best shooter.
punisher99  +   284d ago
@xPhearR3dx:

Because those are lesser awards. GOTY means a whole lot more to these developers than winning best shooter, or best platformer or what ever.
_QQ_  +   285d ago
This awards show is so pathetic.
modesign  +   285d ago
this is why metacritic needs to weed out the fake, amateur, Garage game journalists and only count the scores from reputable sites and critics.
edo_mon00  +   285d ago
it's called Gamerankings.com. They only take review scores from reputable sites and critics.
I know TLoU was robbed.
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listenkids  +   285d ago
GTAV is a great game, beautiful and extremely well made. It's story however, felt disjointed and rushed, especially the last third. Personally don't think it's GOTY, but I don't control these things.
SoulSercher620  +   285d ago
The Last of Us deserved it way more. Awful awards show.
christocolus  +   285d ago
Congrats to rockstar for a job well done.....totally enjoyed gta5...amazing game.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   285d ago
No surprise. GTA is just that big.
CaptainPunch  +   285d ago
Both are really great games, no doubt about it. Instead of being mad on who won why not congratulate Rockstar. No wonder no one takes gamers seriously. Come down, it's just an awards show.
josephayal  +   285d ago
Def the best game this gen
Themba76  +   285d ago
how can a game that took me 2 weeks to get online with win goty?
mydyingparadiselost  +   285d ago
Exactly. The industry has a real bad habit of rewarding games that release broken. Skyrim also comes to mind...
Flyingdog670  +   285d ago
Brand Name
CaptainPunch  +   285d ago
Maybe because the single player was a lot better or Rockstar delayed the multiplayer so most people could enjoy the single player content. Quit acting like you had connection issues for two weeks.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   285d ago
Are you retarded? TO THIS DAY GTA 5 online issues have yet to be resolved. and the game launched to months ago.
Here is a month after release
http://guardianlv.com/2013/...
garos82  +   284d ago
I'm not acting in fully aware that I had connection issues for over a month before I could consistently play online and enjoy

Being a massive GTA fan, of which I'll remind you I still am, I was eagerly awaiting issues to get sorted out so I could enjoy the online portion of the game, which I did.
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