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Durante
Come on down to Durante's drivethru PC port fixes. 15 minutes or less. Yelp: ★★★★★

Fixed Souls, Deadly Premonition, Lightning Returns, Umihara Kawase, Symphonia, Little King's Story, PhD, likes mimosas.
(01-11-2011, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister

Is it? Oh, snap.

I thought that this was one of those "console exclusive" cases, so I didn't say anything.

But yeah, ME2 was better on PC.
Rolf NB
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(01-11-2011, 08:55 PM)
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Remove Mass Effect 2 and you have a solid list.

Thanks for all the hard work you guys!
Codeblue
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(01-11-2011, 08:55 PM)
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Great job guys. I'm really digging the extensive breakdowns like "Passion Award" and the system leanings. Those were the most interesting results for me. I can't really think of anything else I would have liked to see in the stats.

The rankings really showcase how much quality was put out in 2010.
Horns
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(01-11-2011, 08:56 PM)
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Thanks for putting this together.

Very surprised about COD. Being the most played 360 (and assuming PS3) game online, I just assumed it would be ranked up there.

28. Call of Duty: Black Ops 150

Snuggles
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(01-11-2011, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Durante

I believe that one of the reasons why some of us are so eager to point out ME2's flaws is precisely because there's still a lot that's good in that game and the whole franchise. I listed it in the most disappointing games of the year thread and still had it around the center of my GotY list, and I don't think I'm the only one.

This is a very good way of putting it.

Even if it fell short of what we wanted out of the sequel, it was still a damn good game. This is why I object to anyone who has the audacity to call it a 'bad' game, it's so far from it. There is kind of a snowball effect when a game doesn't meet people's expectations. At first it's just a minor letdown in some ways, but people start to exaggerate the flaws over time until they're calling it a shitty game.

I like it just as much as ME1, but I'm not quite sure if it's GOTY material. I love the Mass Effect universe and the characters were great, but the actual game parts aren't exceptional in any way. This was a good year for games, but for me at least, there wasn't a single stand out title. It was a year of parity, many good games but few outstanding games.

Oh yeah, it's nice that Call of Duty 7 didn't make the top 25. This is why GAF is awesome.
DaBuddaDa
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(01-11-2011, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by NullPointer

AC: Brotherhood didn't make the top 10. But then again whats a GOTY list without a few surprises?

Incredible game, but I think it's too incremental of a step for the series to generate a large amount of enthusiasm for GOTY lists. 12 ain't too shabby either, though.
WTFing
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(01-11-2011, 08:57 PM)
Heavy Rain!

Thanks GAF!
Boney
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(01-11-2011, 08:57 PM)
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Still Bayo will be GOTY in my mind. And you know what in my heart.
acm2000
(01-11-2011, 08:57 PM)
great choice of winner :)

306. Just Dance 2 - 1 vote

ok, own up, who did this? WHO DID THIS??!?
GotchaForce
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)
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Interesting note: the top 6 games were from the first half of the year.
ultron87
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)
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Nier cracking the top 25 warms my heart ever so much. I wish I had remembered to add it to my list after playing a bunch of it.
Felix Lighter
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)
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Ha, I kind of wish ME2 would have slid in the number 2 spot (even though it was my pick), just because it would have almost eliminated the backlash. Great work guys.

I just started playing Assassin's Creed 2 and it makes me think, if I would have played Brotherhood last year, it would have ranked high on my list.
Proteus
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)
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Xbox 360 Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
2. Halo: Reach
3. Alan Wake
4. Limbo
5. Dance Central

For all of GAF's Kinect hate, it's interesting to see a Kinect game end up in the top 5 for 360. I'm liking my Kinect so far.
Fredescu
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)
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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is also on PC. Not that it will make any difference to anything.
Xater
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(01-11-2011, 08:58 PM)

Originally Posted by Horns

Thanks for putting this together.

Very surprised about COD. Being the most played 360 (and assuming PS3) game online, I just assumed it would be ranked up there.

It's a fun game but let's be honest that franchise is not delivering anything exceptionally new anymore to be "up there". The PC and PS3 version being technically terrible probably didn't help either.
DaBuddaDa
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(01-11-2011, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by robut

Interesting note: the top 6 games were from the first half of the year.

I noticed that too. Personally I found the holiday season (oct-dec) this year to be filled with disappointment after disappointment after disappointment, so it makes sense.
Hot Coldman
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(01-11-2011, 09:00 PM)
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I think you guys just launched several holy cows with that amazing OP. The stats! Give yourself a massive pat on the back from me.
psycho17
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(01-11-2011, 09:00 PM)
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YAY for ME2 GotY!
Also glad to see Bayonetta get the love it deserves.
Xater
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(01-11-2011, 09:00 PM)

Originally Posted by DaBuddaDa

I noticed that too. Personally I found the holiday season (oct-dec) this year to be filled with disappointment after disappointment after disappointment, so it makes sense.

True and this year might not be that different looking at all the stuff that releases early this year.
boingball
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(01-11-2011, 09:00 PM)
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Good to see Heavy Rain up there, well deserved. After playing the Mass Effect 2 Demo I decided to pre-order it. Looking forward to play it and see whether it deserves the GOTY tag (my GOTY last year was Read Dead Redemption).
Surprised to see that a PSP Game did win the Protable GOTY...
And what a nice position for the best-selling game of 2010.

Excellent work, timetokill and Cheesemeister. Thanks a bunch for the work.
Jucksalbe
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(01-11-2011, 09:01 PM)
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Thanks for all the hard work. I can't even think of any statistics that are missing in the OP.

As for the actual results: Oh well, never expected Gaf to share my tastes. At least two of my games made it into the Top 10. Just looked it up: my votes average at rank 86. :lol
Keikoku
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(01-11-2011, 09:02 PM)
Except from some choices in the top 10 (especially Heavy Rain and SC2), I'm okay with this. ME2 wasn't my GOTY but it was my runner-up and it totally deserves it imo, basically it's ME1 with a weaker story, and better everything else.
Zombie James
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(01-11-2011, 09:03 PM)
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Excellent work, GAF. ME2 wasn't my top game (#3, I think) but it's still well deserving of the title. Glad to see Heavy Rain crack the top 10, too.

Good work on the OP, love the stats.
MiniBossBattle
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(01-11-2011, 09:03 PM)
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Great list, very awesome top 20. Glad Picross3D got awarded too.
Snuggles
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(01-11-2011, 09:03 PM)
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Maybe I skimmed over it, but a downloadable GOTY list would have been cool. Obviously Super Meat Boy would be the winner, but I'd like to see the rest.

Then again, it'll just make me depressed since Joe Danger got next to no recognition. Fuck that game is awesome.

Psst, look at the bottom of post #2.

Oops. Joe got snubbed. :(
CrocMother
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(01-11-2011, 09:04 PM)
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I think it would be cool to have release date distribution.
slaughterking
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(01-11-2011, 09:04 PM)
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Wii Game of the Year:

4. Monster Hunter 3: Tri

High Quality Award
The Top 20 games with at least 10 appearances, ranked by Average Points per Appearance

14. Monster Hunter 3: Tri - 2.29

Well, that's at least something. :I
ultron87
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(01-11-2011, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

Maybe I skimmed over it, but a downloadable GOTY list would have been cool. Obviously Super Meat Boy would be the winner, but I'd like to see the rest.

Then again, it'll just make me depressed since Joe Danger got next to no recognition. Fuck that game is awesome.

Psst, look at the bottom of post #2.
NullPointer
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(01-11-2011, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by GAF

28. Call of Duty: Black Ops 150
...
80. Fable III 34

GAF knows whats up. Pum-spak! Justice is served.
Lunchbox
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(01-11-2011, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cheesemeister


133. Snoopy Flying Ace 11



me and 10 other people gets it
Jucksalbe
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(01-11-2011, 09:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Snuggler

Then again, it'll just make me depressed since Joe Danger got next to no recognition. Fuck that game is awesome.

It got 3rd best racing game of the year. That's not too bad.
Phantom Flapjack
(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
This is the highest that a game I liked (Bayonetta) has placed on GAF's top ten. Not bad. Really sad that Perfect Dark didn't show up on the best FPS list at all, though.
Cheesemeister
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(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
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Note to self: check platforms for the GOTY. :lol

All fixed now. Thanks for the heads-up!

Originally Posted by acm2000

great choice of winner :)

306. Just Dance 2 - 1 vote

ok, own up, who did this? WHO DID THIS??!?

Originally Posted by Snuggler

Maybe I skimmed over it, but a downloadable GOTY list would have been cool. Obviously Super Meat Boy would be the winner, but I'd like to see the rest.

Then again, it'll just make me depressed since Joe Danger got next to no recognition. Fuck that game is awesome.

You guys can download detailed stats as listed in the OP!
SonOfABeep
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(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
Gaf almost gets it right, but then Heavy Rain and GT5 had to go fucking it up

Overall quite interesting though, appreciate the hard work in tabulating these figures. Good shit.
-COOLIO-
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(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Solo

I dunno. Usually I don't have any qualm with the choice for GOTY, with 2 exceptions. 2008, when the wretched MGS4 won, and now 2010.

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009 were all good though, so I guess overall GAF is hitting much more than missing.

METAL GEAR SOLID 4 IS THE GREATEST VIDEOGAME OF ALL TIME
UnluckyKate
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(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
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Holy crap.

I am quoted for my GoW 3 comment.

Yay for ME2 and RDR
Proteus
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(01-11-2011, 09:07 PM)
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Thread needs to be stickied for all their hard work.

And for great justice.
Solo
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(01-11-2011, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by -COOLIO-

METAL GEAR SOLID 4 IS THE GREATEST VIDEOGAME OF ALL TIME


Wow, I wish I was on acid right now too.
Snuggles
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(01-11-2011, 09:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jucksalbe

It got 3rd best racing game of the year. That's not too bad.

Yeah, at least it got something, but the funny thing is that it's not even a racing game outside of a few actual racing events. It's something like a platformer combined with Trials HD and the classic Tony Hawk games.
GitarooMan
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(01-11-2011, 09:09 PM)
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Alan Wake, top 15, Woooo!

Also, I find it hard to believe that Split Second only got 11 points, wow. I noticed the name was listed as Split Second: Velocity (which was only it's name in Europe) and I saw a lot of people listing it as Split/Second, but they were probably picked up. Great game, amazed that so few listed it.
kodt
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(01-11-2011, 09:09 PM)
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Glad to see Minecraft made the list.
Tiktaalik
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(01-11-2011, 09:10 PM)
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Thanks for the great summary and effort in organizing this vote.
Ranger X
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(01-11-2011, 09:10 PM)
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GREAT JOB!!!


Gamers have spoken once again. Welcome to the most accurate gamer's award of the internet.


EDIT: This should seriously be stickied for a while for the internet's reference.
revolverjgw
(01-11-2011, 09:10 PM)
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First time since 2006 that I've disagreed with GAF's GOTY, but whatever, awesome job as usual. And I got quoted in the OP! Solid! Though I'm not happy about Peace Walker finishing outside the top 20... or hell, even the top 3.
GarthVaderUK
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(01-11-2011, 09:10 PM)
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Great work and a great GotY :D

[IMG]http://i52.************/j15wxw.jpg[/IMG]

Nice to see Reach taking FPS of the year, congrats Bungie!
Forkball
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(01-11-2011, 09:11 PM)
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Yay DQIX got in there. I didn't play so many new games in 2010, but I could tell DQIX was definitely one of the high points for those who did play a lot. I can't wait for DQX.
AniHawk
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(01-11-2011, 09:12 PM)
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Wow, real interesting stats. Good work timetokill/cheesemeister/everyone else!

5 from my list are in the top 10
That's good!
Heavy Rain is also in the top 10
That's bad.
But Vanquish is in the top 20
That's good!
And so is DKCR
...
That's bad.
timetokill
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(01-11-2011, 09:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by GitarooMan

Alan Wake, top 15, Woooo!

Also, I find it hard to believe that Split Second only got 11 points, wow. I noticed the name was listed as Split Second: Velocity (which was only it's name in Europe) and I saw a lot of people listing it as Split/Second, but they were probably picked up. Great game, amazed that so few listed it.

Yeah, they were all picked up, don't worry.
Or... worry, since it only got 11 points, I guess :lol
Notorious_Roy
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(01-11-2011, 09:12 PM)
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Good job on all processing all the data. I don't agree, but that's okay.

I've got one remark though. Angry Birds is not IOS/AND only, it's also for Symbian^3! And yes, there are people using that awesome OS. Maybe not in the USA, but here in Europa it's HUUUUUGE.
Alts
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(01-11-2011, 09:12 PM)
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Cheesemeister, what did your regular expression end up looking like?

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