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N4G GOTY Awards Call for Nominations (and a chance at a $50 Amazon GC)

Cat | 323d ago
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It’s about time, right? Instead of letting the rest of the internet tell us what we like, let’s tell them.

Below are the categories we, the staff, have decided on for this year. At this stage we are accepting your nominations in these categories*. Once we refine all the nominations we will post again with information on voting. At this point there's no limit to nominations, so no pressure to decide your votes just now - nominate whatever you like!

Please comment below with the category and nomination(s) for that category. There’s no limit to your nominations, but we can't promise that every nomination will be used in the final poll.

- Keep nominations to games/studios/events/similar of calendar year 2013.
- HD remakes will not be included in nominations
- I’ve included some explanation/examples where I thought it helpful
- Nominations will no longer be considered for inclusion after 11:59 PM Monday, January 13, 2014.

****CONTEST ELEMENT****
If you submit (it may take multiple comments, so I'll make sure you have enough bubbles!) a nomination(s) in EVERY category you will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card (US, UK or CA). Deadline is 11:59 PM EST, January 13, 2014. Nominations must be valid (ex: no writing "TLOU" for every category).
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*WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR CATEGORY SUGGESTIONS RIGHT NOW. If you have an idea for a category be patient! After the inaugural voting I will have a survey and you will be able to submit your category suggestions for future years.
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2013 N4G GOTY Categories

1. Best New Studio
Studio with their first ever game released in 2013.

2. Best New IP

3. Best New Video Game Character

4. Game with Best Innovation
Moving a genre forward in either big ways that challenge conventional thinking or through subtle, nuanced techniques to a standard visual/gameplay/storytelling formula is what this selection is all about. These games have done that to varying degrees of success. How successful it's been implemented should be of less importance in comparison to the idea that simply captivates you the most.

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
From Sony's no DRM announcement to kids smack talking during a CoD tournament, to PAX performances or an Operation Supply Drop wow-moment, what RL gaming moments wowed you this year?

6. Best In-Game Moment

7. Most Replayable Game

8. Sequel Fail
The worst sequels. So bad they make you think about hating the previous game for ever letting this happen. 2013 release.

9. Best Single Player Experience

10. Best Multiplayer Experience

11. Best Story

12. Best Next-Gen Console
(Oh yeah, we went there)

13. Best Soundtrack

14. Best DLC

15. Best Handheld Game
(includes mobile)

16. Best Voice Acting

17. Best Art Direction

18. GOTY!
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That's it! Once you finish here stay tuned for the GC winner and the official N4G GOTY voting!

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_QQ_  +   323d ago
5.Best news Story:Kranky Kong

6.Best in game momment: your first rampage in DOTA2

7.Most replayable game:DOTA2

9.Best single player:3D world or TLOU

10.Best multiplayer:DOTA2

11.Best story:Bioshock Infinite

12.Best nextgen console: Wiiu because for 2013 it had the best games of the 3.

14.Best DLC:StarCraft2 Heart of the Swarm

16.Best voive acting:TLOU

17.Best art direction: Ni No Kuni

18.GOTY:DOTA2
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minimur12  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio: Galactic Cafe/The Stanley Parable
I'm prety sure this is their first game, anyway

2. Best New IP: TLOU

3. Best New Video Game Character: Joel Banderas/Miller ;)

4. Game with Best Innovation:

5. Gaming News Story of the Year: Gotta be the xbox one reveal and how much it was entertainment oriented, Woohoo! The Price is Right!

6. Best In-Game Moment: Defeating a Man o' War for the first time in A_C 4, I've even got it recorded on my PS4! :)

7. Most Replayable Game: Definitely Assassins Creed 4, sunk 50+ hours into it

8. Sequel Fail: Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience: I'll do it out of funness, Assassins Creed 4

10. Best Multiplayer Experience: The Last Of Us, the multiplayer community on there is so awesome, only online place I use chat on.

11. Best Story: The Last of Us, made me cry, cry and cry again!

12. Best Next-Gen Console: Pft. PS4 :)

13. Best Soundtrack: Assassins Creed 4
(like it has even dissapointed before)

14. Best DLC: Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon

15. Best Handheld Game: Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting: Stephen Ogg as Trevor

17. Best Art Direction: Killzone: Shadowfall
not all shooters have to be gritty and dark, you know? :)

18. GOTY!: The Last oF Us
minimur12  +   322d ago
oh noes I left out best innovation, that game will have to be.... erm

Tearaway
Ezz2013  +   319d ago
1. Best New Studio : Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun Returns)

2. Best New IP : The Last Of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character : Joel/Ellie

4. Best Innovation : Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment) : Microsoft X1 reveal

6. Best In-Game Moment : When Joel was going after the guys who took Ellie ...man, even i felt angry about them taking her

7. Most Replayable Game : TLOU 5 times already and Batman Arkham Origins 2 times

8. Sequel Fail : DmC

9. Best Single Player Experience : The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : The Last of Us

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : PS4

13. Best Soundtrack : AC4/TLOU/Batman Ao

14. Best DLC : The Knife of Dunwall

15. Best Handheld Game : Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting : The Cast of Last of US

17. Best Art Direction : TLOU/God Of War Ascension

18. GOTY! : The Last of Us
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fardan85  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
The Fullbright Company's
2. Best New IP
The Last Of Us
3. Best New Video Game Character
Joel - The Last Of Us
4. Game with Best Innovation
Tearaway
5. Gaming News Story of the Year
Sony's no DRM announcement
6. Best In-Game Moment
Saving Elie in the hospital - The Last Of Us
7. Most Replayable Game
God OF War: Ascension
8. Sequel Fail
DMC
9. Best Single Player Experience
The Last Of Us
10. Best Multiplayer Experience
God Of War: Ascention
11. Best Story
BioShock Inf
12. Best Next-Gen Console
PS4
13. Best Soundtrack
The Last Of Us
14. Best DLC
BorderLands 2 Tiny Tina attack on dragon's keep
15. Best Handheld Game
Pokémon X/Y
16. Best Voice Acting
The Last Of Us
17. Best Art Direction
BioShock Inf
18. GOTY!
The Last Of Us
HammadTheBeast  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
Studio with their first ever game released in 2013.

Galactic Cafe - The Stanley Parable

2. Best New IP - The Last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character - Ellie(TLoU)

4. Game with Best Innovation

Paper's Please

5. Gaming News Story of the Year

No DRM on PS4

6. Best In-Game Moment

Back to Rapture in Infinite.

7. Most Replayable Game

Resogun

8. Sequel Fail

DmC (In a way)

9. Best Single Player Experience

Bioshock Infinie

10. Best Multiplayer Experience

GTA V

11. Best Story

The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console

PS4

13. Best Soundtrack

The Last of Us

14. Best DLC

Bioshock Infinite DLC

15. Best Handheld Game
(includes mobile)

Killzone Mercenary

16. Best Voice Acting

Troy Baker

17. Best Art Direction

Stanley Parable
18. GOTY!

Last of Us
GTgamer  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
Ummmm i got nothing
2. Best New IP
The Last Of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character
Joel Last of Us

4. Game with Best Innovation
GTAV dynamic character switch in an open world

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
Microsoft's DRM announcement

6. Best In-Game Moment
The Last of US last chapter saving Ellie last Chapter

7. Most Replayable Game
Lego Marvel super hero's

8. Sequel Fail
Dead Island Riptide

9. Best Single Player Experience
The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
GTAV

11. Best Story
BioShock infinite

12. Best Next-Gen Console
PS4

13. Best Soundtrack
The Last of Us

14. Best DLC
Far Cry Blood Dragon

15. Best Handheld Game
Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting
The Cast of Last of US

17. Best Art Direction
Ni No Kuni

18. GOTY!
The Last of US
Gozer  +   322d ago
PS4 will get Best New Console just because most of the people here support sony. Yeah, I went there. Should be worth a $25 gift card.
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Nitrowolf2  +   323d ago
1.
2. Best New IP - The Last of Us
3. Best New Game Character - GTA V Trevor
4. Best Innovation - Tearaway!
5. Best News - PS4 Price Point
6. Best In-Game Moment - The Last of Us Spoiler: When Joel Gets Pierced with a rod and you have to fight your way out of the hospital.
7. Most Replayable Game - GTA V
8. Sequel Fail - IDK if this count, but seeing that it's a sequel to Aliens and Prequel to 3, Aliens Colonial Marines. What a load of garbage for a game that is cannon. Otherwise, Dead Space 3.
9. Best Single Player Experience - The Last of Us
10. Best Multiplayer Experience - The Last of Us
11. Best Story - The Last of Us
12. Best Next Gen - PS4
13. Best Sound Track - Tearaway
14. Best DLC - BF4 China Rising
15. Best Handheld - Tearaway
16. Best Voice Acting - The Last of Us/GTA 5
17. Best Art Direction - . Ni No Kuni. Have you seen this game? It looks and is amazing. Absolutely great work with color direction.

18. GOTY - Obviously The Last of Us
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SynGamer  +   323d ago
1. Harebrained Schemes
2. The Last of Us
3. Elizabeth (Bioshock Infinite)
4. The Last of Us
5. Sony Announcing PS4 price at $399 at E3
6. Battlefield 4 – Bringing down a skyscraper
7. Gran Turismo 6
8. Aliens: Colonial Marines
9. The Last of Us
10. Killzone: Shadow Fall
11. The Last of Us
12. PlayStation 4
13. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
14. Burial at Sea Episode 1 (Bioshock Infinite)
15. Persona 4: Golden
16. Troy Baker
17. Ni No Kuni
18. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Murad  +   322d ago
Dude, I love your number one. The content that they made for SR was so much that honestly, I think the game might be over 100+ hours long easy.
Bladesfist  +   323d ago
Am I the only one who has trouble remembering all the games they played and enjoyed through the year?
cgoodno  +   323d ago | Funny
Yes?
aLiEnViSiToR  +   323d ago
No?
wynams  +   323d ago | Helpful
1. Best New Studio : Harebrained Schemes (Shadowrun Returns)

2. Best New IP : Papers, Please

3. Best New Video Game Character : Trevor GTAV

4. Best Innovation : Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment) : Microsoft X1 reveal

6. Best In-Game Moment : saving all the humans the first time in Resogun

7. Most Replayable Game : GTAV

8. Sequel Fail : Valhalla Knights 3

9. Best Single Player Experience : The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : Diablo 3

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : PS4

13. Best Soundtrack : AC4 ... love the chanties!!

14. Best DLC : The Knife of Dunwall

15. Best Handheld Game : Fire Emblem Awakening

16. Best Voice Acting : Tearaway

17. Best Art Direction : Dragon's Crown

18. GOTY! : The Last of Us
coolbeans  +   323d ago
Everyone: try to do it in this order here. It'll be much easier when we're getting ready to count everything up.

Edit: Nothing inherently wrong with tossing in descriptions too like superman and FogKnight, I guess. Just remember there's a 2k character limit.
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Murad  +   322d ago
I totally nominate this list. Except for Diablo 3, since I found that to be more so a money maker, rather than a true multiplayer experience.
_QQ_  +   323d ago
GOTY:DOTA2
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HammadTheBeast  +   322d ago
I don't think it's fair to give online MP games GOTY awards when they're designed to exist over many years and constantly change.
cocadaking  +   323d ago
How about best comeback? For people in the industry, or game characters?
iamnsuperman  +   323d ago
Best New Studio
5 ants

2. Best New IP
The last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character
Joel from The last of Us

4. Best Innovation
Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment)
Microsoft DRM issue

6. Best In-Game Moment
The beginning of The Last of Us (the Joel and daughter bit. Not going to spoil it)

7. Most Replayable Game
GTA V

8. Sequel Fail
SimCity (2013 video game)

9. Best Single Player Experience
The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
Killzone: Shadow Fall

11. Best Story
The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console
PS4 (Jeez I can't believe you went there)

13. Best Soundtrack
Tearaway

14. Best DLC
-

15. Best Handheld Game
Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting
Troy Baker as Joel

17. Best Art Direction
Tearaway

18. GOTY!
The Last of Us

(note bear in mind I spent half of 2013 away in a undeveloped country so I still havn't finished a lot of games I wanted to play this year so don't bite)
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_QQ_  +   323d ago
We should have categories like best level design,best boss fights nd best meta game.
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LAWSON72  +   323d ago
Good thing Dark Souls did not come out this year because it would win all those except maybe meta game. What exactly is meta game? I googled it and I still have no clue
Murad  +   322d ago
I would say even if it did, Fire Emblem would probably hurt it's chances, since the level design for most of the chapters in that game was very well thought out, especially the paralogue truth chapter, and Priams.
FogLight  +   323d ago
Best New Studio: The Fullbright Company's Gone Home

Best New IP: The Last of Us

Best New Video Game Character: I am confused so if for new IP then it is Joel from The Last of Us. If for any game then Trevor from GTA V

Best Innovation: The seemingly "endless" decisions in The Stanley Parable. I liked how the game can still continue on even if you try to break the game. An example is that activating sv_cheats would result in one of the game's endings which would "punish" you eternally.

Gaming News Story of the Year: Xbox "180"... I will miss that day.

Best In-Game Moment: The Last of Us MP: I was the last man standing on the team against three people. I killed one stealthily in one of buildings with a shotgun to the back and executed him while my health was low. Now I stayed in the same building and I found two teammates right next each other guarding one of the exits that I wasn't in so I was behind them. I had two shots so I placed one perfect shot that downed one guy and hit another badly then I used another round and downed the other guy and my team won... I was screaming from the top of my lungs after that.

Most Re playable Game: I actually replayed Diablo 3 (PS3 version) the most in 2013.

Sequel Fail: Sniper Ghost Warrior 2

Best Single Player Experience: The Last of Us

Best Multiplayer Experience: Diablo 3 (Met great people there)

Best Story: I would have said TWD Season 2 Episode 1 but it isn't complete technically so I choose The Last of Us.

Best Next-Gen Console: PS4 (I can't believe that we went there)

Best Soundtrack: Ni No Kuni (Classic!)

Best DLC: Dishonored The Knife of Dunwall

Best Handheld Game: Tearaway

Best Voice Acting: Character Wise: Steven Ogg as Trevor from GTA V

Game Wise: The Last of Us

Best Art Direction: Tearaway

GOTY: The Last of Us

Phew!
DCfan  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio: -

2. Best New IP: Dragon's Crown

3. Best New Video Game Character: DmC Dante (Yes, i said that)

4. Best Innovation: -

5. Gaming News Story of the Year: Persona 5 announcement.

7. Most Replayable Game: Dragon's crown

8. Sequel Fail: Metal Gear Rising. Despite being mediocre in everything aside from the mechanics, i really enjoyed and sank around 31 hours into it so far.

9. Best Single Player Experience : Persona 4 golden

10. Best Multiplayer Experience: Dragon's Crown

11. Best Story : Persona 4 golden (I only got it this year because Atlus hates europeans)

12. Best Next-Gen Console: Didn't make the jump yet.

13. Best Soundtrack : Persona 4 golden

14. Best DLC: -

15. Best Handheld Game: -

16. Best Voice Acting: Joel from the Last of Us. Stellar voice acting.

17. Best Art Direction : Killer is Dead

18. GOTY: Dragon's Crown
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Nineball2112  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio - Frogmind

2. Best New IP - The Last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character - Joel from TLoU

4. Best Innovation - Contrast

5. Gaming News Story of the Year - Sony's Announcement of their next-gen console happening before Microsoft's.

6. Best In-Game Moment - Sam and Henry deaths in TLoU

7. Most Replayable Game - Battlefield 4

8. Sequel Fail - Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience - TLoU

10. Best Multiplayer Experience - Battlefield 4

11. Best Story - TLoU

12. Best Next-Gen Console - PS4

13. Best Soundtrack - BioShock Infinite

14. Best DLC - Battlefield 3

15. Best Handheld Game - ??

16. Best Voice Acting - Troy Baker as Joel in TLoU

17. Best Art Direction - Ni No Kuni

18. GOTY - The Last of Us
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tombfan  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio : Frogmind (Badland)

2. Best New IP : The Last of US

3. Best New Video Game Character : Elizabeth Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite)

4. Best Innovation : Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment) : PS4 Reveal

6. Best In-Game Moment : Knowing that you are so controlled by a narrator in Stanley Parable.

7. Most Replayable Game : Rayman Legends

8. Sequel Fail : Gran Turismo 5

9. Best Single Player Experience : The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : World of Warcraft

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : PS4

13. Best Soundtrack : Bioshock Infinite

14. Best DLC : Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Ep.1

15. Best Handheld Game : Rayman Legends

16. Best Voice Acting : The Last of US

17. Best Art Direction : Rayman Legends

18. GOTY! : The Last of Us
ajax17  +   323d ago
1: The Fullbright Company(Gone Home was their first, right?)
2: The Last of Us
3: Elizabeth(Infinite, duh)
4: Switching between characters in GTA V(close 2nd was B.I. skylines)
5: PS4 @ $399.99
6: In Infinite, when Elizabeth opens that tear to the field and the tornado is coming right at you! DAMN!
7: GTA V... how is it not?
8: Killzone: Shadow Fall... thank God GG are making a new i.p.
9: BioShock Infinite
10: Battlefield 4
11: The Last of Us
12: PS4
13: GTA V
14: Burial at Sea(I don't care, I love Rapture!)
15: Tearaway
16: Male-Troy Baker for Joel--Female-Courtnee Draper for Elizabeth
17: BioShock Infinite(sorry TLoU)
18: BioShock Infinte(a really hard decision between it and TLoU)
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coolbeans  +   323d ago
@#1

Yes, it was. They did previous work like the Minerva's Den DLC, but they should still be counted.
ajax17  +   323d ago
Ok, I wasn't sure.
LAWSON72  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
The Fullbright Company

2. Best New IP
The Last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character
Joel

4. Best Innovation
Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
Kingdom Hearts 3 reveal

6. Best In-Game Moment
Bioshock Infinite baseball decision moment

7. Most Replayable Game
Path of Exile

8. Sequel Fail
Dead Space 3 (by a long stretch)

9. Best Single Player Experience
Bioshock Infinite

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
Battlefield 4

11. Best Story
The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console
PC, jk Xbox One (sorry PS4 I wish I could vote for you but Xbone has one good exclsuive game Forza 5)

13. Best Soundtrack
Ni No Kuni

14. Best DLC
Civ 5 Brave New World (if it counts)

15. Best Handheld Game
The Legend OF Zelda: A Link between Worlds

16. Best Voice Acting
Joel (because Troy Baker is a champ)

17. Best Art Direction
Ni No Kuni

18. Ni No Kuni
LAWSON72  +   322d ago
I failed and am sad because when I was thinking of next gen I had the whole xbone v ps4 battle in my mind. If I could I would change my pick to Wii U
WildArmed  +   323d ago
Deep Breaths everyone!

1. Best New Studio
The Fullbright Company

2. Best New IP
Destiny

3. Best New Video Game Character
Joel banderas

4. Best Innovation
Rain

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
Next-gen consoles announcements and release the same year!

6. Best In-Game Moment
Metal Gear Rising : Revengence boss fights

7. Most Replayable Game
Grand Theft Auto 5

8. Sequel Fail
Aliens: Colonial Marines

9. Best Single Player Experience
Ni No Kuni

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
Dead Space 3 (only multiplayer game I played this year... and it was co-op lol)

11. Best Story
Bioshock infinite

12. Best Next-Gen Console
Wii U

13. Best Soundtrack
Ni No Kuni

14. Best DLC
Civilization V

15. Best Handheld Game
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

16. Best Voice Acting
The Last of Us
17. Best Art Direction
Ni No Kuni

18. GOTY!
Ni No Kuni
(I'm sure you saw this coming)
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LAWSON72  +   323d ago
I dont think Respawn counts, considering this "Studio with their first ever game released in 2013". Titanfall is not out yet.
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WildArmed  +   323d ago
Oh duh, I should learn to read. Will have to edit, thanks.
cgoodno  +   323d ago
I've been saying for years that you should learn to read, WildArmed. Glad you're catching on.
TheEnigma313  +   323d ago
1. Red Barrels (Outlast)
2. Last of US
3. Joel (TLOU)
4. Tearaway
5. Sony DDR5 Ram
6. Spoiler alert (Joel falling to his death in TLOU)
7. GTAV
8. Resident Evil 6
9. The Last of Us
10. League of Legends
11. TLOU
12. PS4
13. Rayman Legends
14. Bioshock Infinite
15. Tearaway
16. Troy Baker Joel TLOU
17. Resogun
18. TLOU
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio : The Fullbright Company - Gone Home

2. Best New IP : The Last Of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character : Trevor (GTA5)

4. Best Innovation : GTA5 (3 protagonists)

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment) : PS4 "no DRM, no used game charges" reveal

6. Best In-Game Moment : Chasing a private jet on a dirt bike (GTA5)

7. Most Replayable Game : GTAV

8. Sequel Fail : Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience : The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : Battlefield 4

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : PS4

13. Best Soundtrack : GTA5, radio and ambient music were epic.

14. Best DLC : Tiny Tina's Assault On Dragon Keep

15. Best Handheld Game : Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting : GTA5

17. Best Art Direction : Resogun

18. GOTY! : The Last of Us
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DCfan  +   323d ago
Imo, 3 protagonists isn't really "innovation", Yakuza 4 did have 4 protagonists and it bombed, many other games had more than one protagonist.
Lukas_Japonicus  +   323d ago
For the GTA franchise specifically it is ;) I wasn't really comparing it in general.
SpideySpeakz  +   323d ago
From someone who thinks DR should be GOTY lol
KingofGambling  +   323d ago
1. CCP Shanghai.
2. The Last of Us.
3. Ellie (The Last of Us)
4. Storytelling and visual looks of The Last of Us.
5. League of Legends kid goes to prison for sarcastic comments.
6. Ellie and Joel conversations during the giraffe scene.
7. Diablo III.
8. Dynasty Warriors 8.
9. The Last of Us.
10. Battlefield 4.
11. The Last of Us.
12. Playstation 4
13. The Last of Us by composer Gustavo Santaolalla.
14. Best DLC ???
15. Tearaway
16. Troy Baker for Joel and Ashley Johnson for Ellie.
17. The Last of Us.
18. hmmm....let me think.........The Last of Us.
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KingofGambling  +   323d ago
14. Best DLC Saints Row IV: Enter The Dominatrix.
zerocrossing  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio: Red Barrels

2. Best New IP: The Last Of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character: Elizabeth Dewitt (Bioshock Infinite)

4. Best Innovation: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Zandatsu (Free cut mode) While by no means perfect it shows a lot of potential.

5. Gaming News Story of the Year: Xbox One's controversial 180 policy shift, it'll be a long while before another story like that hits the net.

6. Best In-Game Moment: Bioshock Infinite's baseball decision moment

7. Most Re playable Game: Persona 4 Arena (Was only released in the UK earlier this year)

8. Sequel Fail: Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience: Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

10. Best Multiplayer Experience: Grand Theft Auto V Online

11. Best Story: Bioshock Infinite

12 Best Next-Gen Console: PS4 (Did we just go there? You bet we did!)

13. Best Soundtrack: Metal Gear Rising Revengeance (What can I say? I like Jpop)

14. Best DLC: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

15. Best Handheld Game: The Legend OF Zelda: A Link between Worlds

16. Best Voice Acting: Ellie from The Last Of Us (Voice acting was very convincing)

17. Best Art Direction: DMC Devil May Cry (I really like how they portrayed Limbo)

18. GOTY! : Bioshock Infinite
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FogLight  +   323d ago
I actually forgot all about Limbo from DmC *facepalm*. Yeah that was a really interesting visual experience from that game. Thanks for reminding me about it but I still prefer the art from Tearaway :)
zerocrossing  +   323d ago
Dang it, I forgot about Tearaway! :o Oh well, I'll stick Limbo anyway, lol.
cgoodno  +   323d ago
Guns of Icarus is 2010 for the original and 2012 for Online.
zerocrossing  +   323d ago
Woops. Thanks Cgoodno, I'll fix that now.
Ol_G  +   323d ago
TLOU GTA5 PS4 is al i read already seeing were this is heading
Callediceman  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio- Facepalm Games (The Swapper)

2. Best New IP- The Last Of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character- Joel (The last of us)

4. Game with Best Innovation- Kerbil Space Program

5. Gaming News Story of the Year- PS4 Lower cost Than Xbox1

6. Best In-Game Moment- To avoid any spoilers The ending of The Last Of Us

7. Most Replayable Game- Nhl 2013 (well i played it the most in 2013)

8. Sequel Fail - Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience-(I sound like a broken record) The Last Of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience- (When it works its the best and lately its been working great) Battlefield 4 (ps4)

11. Best Story- The Last Of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console- PS4

13. Best Soundtrack-Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

14. Best DLC- Far Cry 3, Blood Dragon

15. Best Handheld Game -The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

16. Best Voice Acting-GTA 5

17. Best Art Direction- The Swapper

18. GOTY! The Last Of Us
dmonee  +   323d ago
18. The last of US
2. The last of us
11. The last of us
12. Ps4
SeraphimBlade  +   323d ago
3. Best New Video Game Character: Joel from The Last of Us
I usually called Naughty Dog out for Nathan Drake being less of a well-realized character and more of a sexy mannequin with a voice box full of quips, but I take it back if I ever called them untalented! Maybe the first action game protagonist that’s a human first, a hero second, if at all.
But mostly, he’s just lucky I double-checked and saw my indie darling The Cat Lady actually came out in 2012 so I can’t put Susan here…

4. Best Innovation: Single-Player Co-op in “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.”
Much like Portal, it gets you thinking in a way you normally don’t for puzzles, but in a very subtle but effective way, it also informs how you perceive the characters. The older brother, controlled with the “normal” stick and the left trigger, has a better sense of direction and his actions are more deliberate. The younger brother is the inverse. He has a tendency to wander, but because his actions are mapped to the right trigger (most people’s dominant side) action comes more naturally to him. Just another example of how perfectly the game delivers story through gameplay.

5. Gaming News Story of the Year: Xbox One-Eighty.
The only time this year internet outrage was justified and actually got something done. We didn’t exactly “topple the old gods” but we stood up for freedom of consumers and the corporations listened. Go team.

6. Best In-Game Moment: Depends
Are you going to have to spoil it? The last ten minutes of Brothers nearly had me in tears, but I honestly don’t want to ruin it for people by saying what happens. Otherwise, my vote goes to the balls-out insane final boss of Metal Gear Rising.

7. Most Replayable Game: Fire Emblem: Awakening.
I think I’ve started the game over like six times. Maybe I’ll marry someone other than Cordelia this time.

11. Best Story: The Stanley Parable
Some people might say “Gone Home” belongs here, but I thought Gone Home was a game that didn’t want to be a game. The Stanley Parable is a game pretending to be a game that doesn’t want to be a game. Did that make any sense? Good, it shouldn’t. The story is as brilliant as it is impossible to discuss.

14. Best DLC: XCOM: Enemy Within
The best kind of DLC. It pulls you back in to a game for several days; it adds new dimensions and replayability to an already great core experience; and it actually improves the story! It took a great game, and made it into a near-perfect one.

16. Best Voice Acting: The Last of Us
Since I don’t really have an argument for this one, I’ll just share the fact that the Oscars actually do NOT have an award for voice-acting. Like, any. At all. Say what you want about VGX, we at least figured THAT out.

17. Best Art Direction: Remember Me
If we had a “most underrated” category, this game would be my vote. It has a very complex and believable sci-fi world, and it’s backed up by the wonderful art direction. It breathes life into the sterile corporate buildings, the minimalist virtual environments, the bustling inner city and the (literally) washed-out slums; and every character WOULD be immediately recognizable if more people played this game.

18. GOTY: The Last of Us
Wow! I’m so edgy and controversial!

Not so serious entry:

13. Best soundtrack: Saints Row IV.
If I voted for this, it would literally just be for
YOU GOT THE TOUCH
YOU GOT THE POWEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR
YEAH
SeraphimBlade  +   323d ago
The rest, now that I realize you actually have to answer all of them to get in on the contest.

1. Best New Studio: Facepalm Studios (The Swapper)

2. Best New IP: Papers, Please

6. Best In-Game Moment: The un-spoilable last ten minutes of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
There, I picked one.

8. Sequel Fail: Aliens: Colonial Marines
There have been Aliens games before, and CM is (unfortunately) a canonical sequel to the Aliens film as well, so it counts. (Most sequels this year actually delivered. Assassin’s Creed, Saints Row, Metro, Pokemon…)

9. Best Single Player Experience: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
(I assume we’re talking “pure gameplay” in these categories)

10. Best Multiplayer Experience: Assassin’s Creed IV

12. Best Next-Gen Console: Wii U
Seeing as it’s the one I’m currently eyeing as my next big purchase

13. Best Soundtrack: Remember Me
Packs as much digital ambiance as it does orchestral bombast

15. Best Handheld: Fire Emblem: Awakening
The tagline really should have been something like “The couple that stabs together stays together”
cgoodno  +   323d ago
I need to pick up Two Sons on PC. Thanks for reminding me.

Also, side note, I think how insanely annoying Remember Me is on the hardest difficulty may have made me miss any other element of the game. I really should have played through it on normal or casual first. I'll probably go back to it eventually.
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rodiabloalmeida  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio : The Fullbright Company

2. Best New IP : The Last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character : Trevor GTA V

4. Best Innovation : Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year (formerly Best RL Gaming Moment) : Xbox One's 180

6. Best In-Game Moment : Beyond Two Souls "live alone ending"

7. Most Replayable Game : GTA V

8. Sequel Fail : Dead Space 3

9. Best Single Player Experience : The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : Battlefield 4

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : PS4

13. Best Soundtrack : Beyond Two Souls

14. Best DLC : Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea Ep.1

15. Best Handheld Game : luigi's mansion 2

16. Best Voice Acting : Jodie (Ellen Page) from Beyond Two Souls

17. Best Art Direction : Puppeteer

18. GOTY! : The Last of Us
boldverine  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio - Red Barrels
2. Best New IP - The Stanley Parable
3. Best New Video Game Character - Trevor (GTAV)
4. Game with Best Innovation - The Stanley Parable decisions
5. Gaming News Story of the Year - XBOX ONE DRM
6. Best In-Game Moment - Bioshock Infinite Ending
7. Most Replayable Game - Pokémon X
8. Sequel Fail - NBA Live 14
9. Best Single Player Experience - DMC
10. Best Multiplayer Experience - Divekick
11. Best Story - Bioshock Infinite
12. Best Next-Gen Console - PS4
13. Best Soundtrack - DMC
14. Best DLC - Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3
15. Best Handheld Game - Pokémon X
16. Best Voice Acting - GTAV, especially Trevor.
17. Best Art Direction - DMC
18. GOTY - DMC
cell989  +   323d ago
2 best new IP: The Last Of Us
3 best new video game character: Joel from TLOU
5 gaming news story of the year: the PS4 outsold XBox one
6 best in game moment: first time I saw the sky scrapper in BF4 tumble down in a multiplayer match
8 sequel fail: Call Of Duty Ghosts
9 best single player experience: The Last Of Us
10 best multiplayer experience: Battlefield 4 64 player conquest
11 Best story: Gone Home
12 Best Next Gen Console: PS4, more powerful and with twitch streaming day 1
15 Best handheld game: Killzone mercenary/ Terraway
16 Best voice acting: The Last of Us Ellie/GTAV Trevor
17 Best Art Direction: Ni No Kuni
18 GOTY you say? Naughty Dog's Epic; The Last Of Us
cgoodno  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
-- The Fullbright Company

2. Best New IP
-- Ni No Kuni

3. Best New Video Game Character
-- Robert and Rosalind Letece

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
-- Peggle 2 Announcement at E3.

8. Sequel Fail
-- Aliens: Colonial Marines. Though, I've got my eye on you Assassin's Creed.

9. Best Single Player Experience
-- Ni No Kuni.

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
-- Divekick

11. Best Story
-- Bioshock Infinite

12. Best Next-Gen Console
-- PS4 (Don't care for WiiU games and hate required Kinect)

13. Best Soundtrack
-- The Last of Us. Love Gustavo Santaolalla. I geeked the heck out when he was on stage for VGA awards in 2012.

14. Best DLC
-- Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (Borderlands 2)

16. Best Voice Acting
-- The Last of Us

17. Best Art Direction
-- Ni No Kuni

18. GOTY!
-- Ni No Kuni

Glad to see I'm not the only Ni No Kuni fan here.
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WildArmed  +   323d ago
And you refused to pick up Ni No Kuni at full price...

So much shame.

I always knew you were a fan of PS4, I could tell from all your blog posts. tsk tsk
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gaffyh  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio
Fullbright

2. Best New IP
The Last of Us (easily)

3. Best New Video Game Character
Trevor (GTA V)

4. Game with Best Innovation
Tearaway (making you part of the game literally)

5. Gaming News Story of the Year
Sony E3 No DRM announcement

6. Best In-Game Moment
The Last of Us ending

7. Most Replayable Game
GTA V

8. Sequel Fail
Aliens: Colonial Marines (that was this year right?)

9. Best Single Player Experience
The Last of Us

10. Best Multiplayer Experience
Battlefield 4

11. Best Story
The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console
PS4

13. Best Soundtrack
The Last of Us

14. Best DLC
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

15. Best Handheld Game
The Legend of Zelda: ALBW (Tearaway close second)

16. Best Voice Acting
The Last of Us (GTA V very close behind)

17. Best Art Direction
Ni No Kuni

18. GOTY!
The Last of Us
Brasi1989  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio : Undead Labs

2. Best New IP : The Last of Us

3. Best New Video Game Character : Trevor - Grand Theft Auto V

4. Best Innovation : Tearaway

5. Gaming News Story of the Year : Microsoft X-Box One DRM Reversal

6. Best In-Game Moment : Batman vs Superman in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

7. Most Replayable Game : Civilization V: Brave New World

8. Sequel Fail : Aliens: Colonial Marines

9. Best Single Player Experience : Pikmin 3

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : Grand Theft Auto V

11. Best Story : The Last of Us

12. Best Next-Gen Console : WiiU

13. Best Soundtrack : Fire Emblem: Awakening

14. Best DLC : Civilization V: Brave New World

15. Best Handheld Game : Pokémon X-Y

16. Best Voice Acting : The Last of Us

17. Best Art Direction : BioShock: Infinite

18. GOTY! : Grand Theft Auto V
JBallerX  +   323d ago
1. Best New Studio : Undead Labs

2. Best New IP : Remember Me

3. Best New Video Game Character : Elizabeth (Bioshock: Infinite)

4. Best Innovation : Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

5. Gaming News Story of the Year : Microsoft X-Box One DRM Reversal

6. Best In-Game Moment : Snow White's severed head (Wolf Among Us)

7. Most Replayable Game : FIFA 14

8. Sequel Fail : Aliens: Colonial Marines

9. Best Single Player Experience : Bioshock: Infinite

10. Best Multiplayer Experience : Payday 2

11. Best Story : Bioshock: Infinite

12. Best Next-Gen Console : Xbox One

13. Best Soundtrack : Beyond Two Souls

14. Best DLC : BF4: Second Assault

15. Best Handheld Game : Tearaway

16. Best Voice Acting : Bioshock: Infinite

17. Best Art Direction : BioShock: Infinite

18. GOTY! : Grand Theft Auto V
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