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N4G GOTY Awards Call for NOMINATIONS

Well, I guess this is a thing now. For the SECOND time (woo! Consecutive years! Continuity! Sequels! Possible miniseries!), instead of letting the rest of the internet tell us what we like, let’s tell them.

Below are the categories for N4G's 2014 GOTY. 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 2014.
- Remasters and 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 Friday, January 16, 2015.

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*WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR CATEGORY SUGGESTIONS RIGHT NOW. If you have an idea for a category be patient! You will have an opportunity to submit your category suggestions for future years.

2014 N4G GOTY Categories

1. Best New Studio
Studio with their first ever game released in 2014.

2. Best New IP

3. Best New Video Game Character

4. Most Interesting Gameplay 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.

5. Gaming News Story of the Year

6. Most Replayable Game

7. Best Single Player Experience

8. Best Multiplayer Experience

9. Best Story

10. Best Soundtrack

11. Best DLC

12. Best Handheld Game
(includes mobile)

13. Best Voice Acting (Character and Voice Actor)

14. Best Art Direction

15. Most Anticipated Game of 2015

16. Fail of the Year
The worst game. So terrible. Horrifying really. We shouldn't even talk about it.

17. Indie Greatest Game of the Year (IGGY!)

18. GOTY!

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zeal0us990d ago (Edited 990d ago )

1. Best New Studio
Studio with their first ever game released in 2014. Stoic

2. Best New IP Goat Simulator

3. Best New Video Game Character The Inquisitor (DA:I)

4. Most Interesting Gameplay 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. Divinity Original Sin

5. Gaming News Story of the Year GamerGate

6. Most Replayable Game Dragon Age:I

7. Best Single Player Experience Divinity Original Sin

8. Best Multiplayer Experience Super Smash Bro (WiiU)

9. Best Story: The Banner Saga

10. Best Soundtrack Transistor

11. Best DLC No one :(

12. Best Handheld Game
(includes mobile) Bravely Default

13. Best Voice Acting (Character and Voice Actor) troy baker

14. Best Art Direction Transistor

15. Most Anticipated Game of 2015 Halo 5

16. Fail of the Year
The worst game. So terrible. Horrifying really. We shouldn't even talk about it. Rambo

17. Indie Greatest Game of the Year (IGGY!) Goat Simulator

18. GOTY! Dragon Age:I

Magicite987d ago (Edited 987d ago )

''15. Most Anticipated Game of 2015 Halo 5''
-Give me a break!

ps4gamer1983987d ago

I found myself ignoring all the other categories qnd skipping straight to people's most anticipated game of 2015. Sorry but 2014 was a weak year.

jackanderson1985990d ago

so just to be clear u don't need to nominate someone in every category or am i mistaken?

Perjoss990d ago

I know you're not taking suggestions for categories, but I find it very strange that you have a category for soundtrack but dont have one for sound design. Sound design plays a huge part in games and should not be overlooked when it comes to awards.

Cat990d ago

Thanks for the feedback!

coolbeans989d ago

Shoot! Can't believe that one didn't cross my mind when thinking of new nominations. Alien: Isolation would essentially be a shoe-in for that.

Perjoss989d ago

Its an easy category to miss as you can go a whole year and although many games will have good sound design nothing really stands out as being award winning. The Battlefield games never fail to deliver in terms of sound and the original Dead Space had mind blowing audio design.

This year though for me Frontier have done a fantastic job with Elite Dangerous, and as you said Alien also was really good in the audio department.

pandehz985d ago

I quite agree with Sound Design category. Most overlooked.

I understand not many sites do Sound Design but its N4G. We don't overlook anything. I mean just look at the site. Packed.

Metallox984d ago

I don't see why to put it. The average game accomplishes quite enough in terms of sound design. It's not also like we could choose and prefer some sounds over others, because in the end of the day it's the developer's decision.

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DarkOcelet990d ago

Best new studio and best new ip in my opinion is The Evil Within. I believe this game will have alot of sequels in the furtue considering that it is a success and almost 3 million in sales now. So for a new ip, this is really good.

WeAreLegion990d ago

1. Best New Studio - The Astronauts (The Vanishing of Ethan Carter)

2. Best New IP - Sunset Overdrive

3. Best New Video Game Character - Shovel Knight

4. Most Interesting Gameplay Innovation - Nemesis System (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor)

5. Gaming News Story of the Year - Street Fighter V goes exclusive

6. Most Replayable Game - Civilization: Beyond Earth

7. Best Single Player Experience - Sunset Overdrive

8. Best Multiplayer Experience - Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

9. Best Story - South Park: The Stick of Truth

10. Best Soundtrack - inFamous: Second Son

11. Best DLC - inFamous: First Light

12. Best Handheld Game - Freedom Wars

13. Best Voice Acting (Character and Voice Actor) - Trey Parker (Various characters in South Park: The Stick of Truth)

14. Best Art Direction - Sunset Overdrive

15. Most Anticipated Game of 2015 - Uncharted 4

16. Fail of the Year - Rambo: The Video Game

17. Indie Greatest Game of the Year (IGGY!) - Goat Simulator

18. GOTY! - Sunset Overdrive

pandehz985d ago

Woot you the best. Sunset Overdrive is beast.