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The Complete ++Good Games 2013 VGA-P

Posted by: In: Podcasts, Special Events 10 Feb 2014 Comments: 0 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Foreword:
This afternoon on Reddit there was a posting from Veritasium10 regarding the veracity of Facebook’s likes which helped shed some light on our recent ++woes using the platform.

Facebook Fraud via Reddit

We posted a comment on Reddit first thing in the morning and the comment string blew up getting over 2000 upvotes throughout the day. Because of that, we promised that we’d give Reddit’s own advertising offering a ‘go’ and are using our 2013 GOTY podcast as our guinea pig.

That said, welcome fellow Redditors and guests to the ++Good Games podcast! If you’d like to see our picks for Games of 2013, please click on the video below. If you like our selections, there’s a four hour audio podcast (with EGM Now editor @Shidoshi) that goes into more detail. Thank you all for your kind words and feedback today and we are really hoping Reddit ads kick Facebook’s ads ass.

For those who don’t have four hours to burn, here’s the Winner’s Recap on YouTube:

…and for those who love to torture themselves to the sounds of our melodious voices:
Video Game Awards 2013

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen. The entire cast in all its glory, from start to inevitable conclusion some 3 and a half hours later! Special guest Eric “shidoshi” Patterson, Executive Editor of EGM and GameFan alumni, once again joins Neal, Anthony, and James in naming the top games of 2013, as well as revisiting some specific moments that stuck out during the year.

Laugh as Anthony and Neal jest regarding the Best Fighting Game category! Cry as James reveals his Developer of the Year award! Marvel at Eric’s comprehensive and fair assessment of the gaming landscape, and his eloquence at summing up the game he’s named as Champion of 2013!

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Best New Character In Gaming (Runner Up & Winner)

Anthony:
Runner up: Desperado Enterprises – Metal Gear Rising Revengence
Winner: Trevor Phillips – Grand Theft Auto V

James
Runner Up: Jet Stream Sam – Metal Gear Rising Revengence
Winner: Princess Hilda – A Link Between Worlds

Eric
Runner Up: Nilin Cartier-Wells – Remember Me
Winner: Isabelle – Animal Crossing

Neal:
Runner Up: Atoi and Iota
Winner: Far Cry 3: Seargeant Rex Power Colt

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Biggest Surprise of the Year (Runner Up & Winner)

Neal
Runner Up: Blood Dragon Announcement and Game
Winner: Sony’s obliteration of Microsoft at E3

Eric
Runner Up: Call of Duty Ghosts & Battlefield 4
Winner: Saints Row IV

James
Runner Up: Puppeteer
Winner: How Bad Disney Infinity was

Anthony
Runner Up: Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS
Winner: Ninja Theory’s handling of DmC

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Best Voice Acting (Runner Up & Winner)

Anthony
Runner Up: Grand Theft Auto
Winner: The Last of Us

James
Runner Up: Tricia Helfer – Sara Kerrigan (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm)
Winner: Steve Blum – Abathur (StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm)

Eric
Runner Up: Lost Planet 3
Winner: Gone Home

Neal
Runner Up & Winner: Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us

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Downloadable Game of the Year (Runner Up & winner)

Anthony
Runner Up: Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Winner: Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

James
Runner Up: Steamworld Dig
Winner: Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies

Eric
Runner Up: Phantom Breaker Battle Grounds
Winner: Resogun

Neal
Runner Up: Resogun
Winner: Guacamelee

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Best New IP (Runner Up & Winner)

Eric
Runner Up: Ni No Kuni
Winner: Dragon’s Crown

Anthony
Runner Up: Dragon’s Crown
Winner: The Last of Us

Neal
Runner Up: Tearaway
Winner: The Last of Us

James
Runner Up: Shadowrun Returns
Winner: The Wolf Among Us

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Best HD Remake (Runner Up & Winner)

Anthony
Runner Up: Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square/Enix)
Winner: Legend of Zelda – Wind Waker HD (Nintendo)

James
Runner Up: DuckTails (Wayforward)
Winner: Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion (Sega)

Eric
Runner Up: Shin Megami Tensei – Soul Hackers (Atlus)
Winner: Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)

Neal
Runner Up: Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion (Sega)
Winner: M.U.L.E. Returns (Comma 8 Studios)

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Best Developer of the Year (Runner Up & Winner)

Eric
Runner Up: Idea Factory
Winner: M2

Anthony
Runner Up: Rockstar Games
Winner: Naughty Dog

Neal
Runner Up: Gung Ho
Winner: Naughty Dog

James
Winner & Runner Up: Nintendo

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Best Handheld Game of the Year (Runner Up & Winner)

Eric
Runner Up: Fire Emblem Awakenings
Winner: Shin Megami Tensei IV

Anthony
Runner Up: Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon
Winner: Phoenix Wright: Dark Destinies

Neal
Runner Up: Dragon’s Crown
Winner: Tearaway

James
Three way tie: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Pokemon X/Y

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Console Game of the Year (Runner Up & Winner)

Eric
Runner Up: DmC & Tombraider
Winner: The Last of Us

Anthony
Runner Up: Dragon’s Crown
Winner: The Last of Us

Neal
Runner Up: Bioshock Infinite
Winner: The Last of Us

James
Runner Up: DmC
Winner: Saints Row IV

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Overall Game of the Year (Runner Up & Winner)

Eric
Winner: Tearaway

Anthony
Winner: The Last of Us

Neal
Winner: Tomb Raider

James
Winner: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

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Epilogue:
A very special thank you to everyone on Reddit that offered words of support, experience and guidance this week. Even before we posted an ad, we received more likes and video views from Reddit in 12 hours than we got during the entire run of an ad on Facebook.

Looking forward to see what happens next and thank you all your solidarity and support these past three years.

Sincerely,

Neal Bauer
++Good Games Host

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