GS Best of 2012 - Special Achievement Winners Announced.

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#1 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (44839 posts) -

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SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS:

http://www.gamespot.com/best-of-2012/special-achivements/index.html

Winners:

  • Trials Evolution;For fostering a wonderfully creative and sadistic community
  • The Walking Dead;For excellence in heartstring tugging
  • Spec Ops The Line;For its subversive analysis of modern military shooters
  • Hotline Miami;For dragging the '80s screaming and kicking into 2012
  • Thirty Flights of Loving;For breaking hearts with bullets and blood
  • Dear Esther;For excellent and experimental storytelling
  • Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss;For doing DLC the way it should be done
  • DayZ;For proving that man is more dangerous than zombies
  • Fable: The Journey;For motion controls that nurture human/horse relationships
  • Binary Domain;For wonderfully destructible enemies
  • Persona 4 Golden;For reminding us that Persona 4 is still awesome
  • FTL: Faster Than Light;For delivering on its promise after getting funded

PLATFORM AWARDS:

http://www.gamespot.com/best-of-2012/platform-awards/index.html

Winners:

  • PC - Guild Wars 2
  • Xbox 360 - Dishonored
  • PS3 - Dishonored
  • Wii U - New Super Mario Bros. U
  • XBLA - Splelunky
  • PSN - Journey
  • Handheld - Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
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#2 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

Okay. Two possibilities exist:

PC Game of the Year means best PC GAME

PC Game of the Year means best game that is on PC

If the former, Dishonored could still win. If the latter, Guild Wars 2 could win, which is nuts.

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#3 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
Well it looks like Dishonored or Guild Wars 2 will win GOTY.
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#4 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
No XCOM. :[
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#5 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

I wonder which is going to win ....

[spoiler] starcraft 1 [/spoiler]

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#6 Posted by Sushiglutton (6818 posts) -
Smells like Guild Wars 2 will take it down
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#7 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Hopefully Guild Wars 2 wins. Otherwise GS is inconsistent

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#8 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -
So a multiplat won best game on both 360 and PS3?
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#9 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Hope GW2 wins. Never played it, not a fan of MMOs, but hey, it could lead to plenty of SW amusement! :twisted:

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#10 Posted by Wanderer5 (25727 posts) -

Still need to get Last Reward and get that Zero Escape series playthrough going soon. I glad it won through, especially after 999 was robbed of being mentioned in many awards back in 2010.

And yay for Guild Wars 2, Dishonored, and Journey also. Looks like GOTY might be between GW2 and Dishonored which I would be fine with either choices.

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#11 Posted by super600 (32404 posts) -

I will laugh if a PC game wins.

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#12 Posted by chronocross668 (530 posts) -

Looks like journey still has a shot of in getting game of the year.

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#13 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Hope GW2 wins. Never played it, not a fan of MMOs, but hey, it could lead to plenty of SW amusement! :twisted:

Rocker6
As long as Mass Effect 3 doesn't win, we will be guaranteed amusement from texasbiodrone. If Journey wins, I am going to take a vacation from SW.
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#14 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rocker6"]

Hope GW2 wins. Never played it, not a fan of MMOs, but hey, it could lead to plenty of SW amusement! :twisted:

BPoole96

As long as Mass Effect 3 doesn't win, we will be guaranteed amusement from texasbiodrone. If Journey wins, I am going to take a vacation from SW.

Nah, no way ME3 will win. It's a decent shooter with a few interesting RPG mechanics, but far from GOTY material, so I can already feel tex butthurt!

If GW2 wins, we'll have both the tex and consolite butthurt, and that sounds like one awesome Christmas present from the Internet! :D

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#15 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -
I'm confused, Stevo has the winners in his post.
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#16 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="Rocker6"]

Hope GW2 wins. Never played it, not a fan of MMOs, but hey, it could lead to plenty of SW amusement! :twisted:

Rocker6

As long as Mass Effect 3 doesn't win, we will be guaranteed amusement from texasbiodrone. If Journey wins, I am going to take a vacation from SW.

Nah, no way ME3 will win. It's a decent shooter with a few interesting RPG mechanics, but far from GOTY material, so I can already feel tex butthurt!

If GW2 wins, we'll have both the tex and consolite butthurt, and that sounds like one awesome Christmas present from the Internet! :D

Indeed, I just wish I had actually gotten around to playing GW2. I restricted myself from getting it because the semester I just finished was a crazy and GW2 would have gotten me addicted :P
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#18 Posted by R4gn4r0k (26939 posts) -

I hope Dishonored wins. Would be great if an original IP won in a year filled with sequels

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#19 Posted by with_teeth26 (8276 posts) -

Sooo its between GW 2 and Journey for GOTY. I'd rather see Dishonored win but I'm not sure if that will happen.

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#20 Posted by lundy86_4 (48568 posts) -

So a multiplat won best game on both 360 and PS3?clyde46

I'd be worried if one didn't :P

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#21 Posted by Animal-Mother (27350 posts) -

While dishonered was very good I don't feel as if it's GOTY material.

The game was just lacking something for me.

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#22 Posted by siLVURcross (26106 posts) -
No XCOM. :[tagyhag
XCOM should've won it all.
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#23 Posted by themajormayor (25536 posts) -
So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?
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#24 Posted by TheEroica (17229 posts) -

No Mass Effect 3... sad. it was my goty easily.

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#25 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?themajormayor

At least the 360 had an exclusive nominated. Can't say the same for any retail PS3 game

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#26 Posted by freedomfreak (49799 posts) -
I'd have gone with Trials Evolution, but whatevs.
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#27 Posted by themajormayor (25536 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?BPoole96

At least the 360 had an exclusive nominated. Can't say the same for any retail PS3 game

Of course since it was a garbage year for PS3.
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#28 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -
[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?themajormayor

At least the 360 had an exclusive nominated. Can't say the same for any retail PS3 game

Of course since it was a garbage year for PS3.

Exactly
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#29 Posted by Maroxad (14517 posts) -

So it is between Guild Wars 2, Spelunky, Journey andZero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Spelunky is platformer of the year so NSMB U is out.

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#30 Posted by 1PMrFister (3134 posts) -
Looks like my claim of Halo 4 being a shoe-in for Game of the Year is out the window. Good thing I didn't make any bets on that.
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#31 Posted by GhoX (6267 posts) -
It appears 360 and PS3 have been Dishonored by a multiplat (which also happens to be superior on PC).
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#32 Posted by PAL360 (28730 posts) -

So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?themajormayor

Best shooter, and who knows best graphics (?), just like at VGAs.

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#33 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Does that mean the best PC game had to be exclusive or it could have been a multiplat too?

Also was Dishonored really the best game on the consoles this year? :?

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#34 Posted by darkspineslayer (22393 posts) -
Zero Escape deserves its title. Can't believe I skipped this series the first time.
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#35 Posted by themajormayor (25536 posts) -

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?PAL360

Best shooter, and who knows best graphics (?), just like at VGAs.

PC games doesn't compete in the graphics award?
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#36 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

Does that mean the best PC game had to be exclusive or it could have been a multiplat too?

Also was Dishonored really the best game on the consoles this year? :?

seanmcloughlin

Here are the PC nominations. Note that Dishonored is there too.

Could one assume that Guild Wars 2 has a better chance of winning GOTY? As it already edged out Dishonored for best PC goty...

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#37 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -
[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="themajormayor"]So Halo & co didn't even manage to win 360 game of year?themajormayor

Best shooter, and who knows best graphics (?), just like at VGAs.

PC games doesn't compete in the graphics award?

Apparently not since GS gave MGS4 best graphics in 2008 over Crysis Warhead
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#38 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -

Could one assume that Guild Wars 2 has a better chance of winning GOTY? As it already edged out Dishonored for best PC goty...

psymon100

No, like I said, it is still possible that GW2 was better as a PC game than Dishonored was, but not better purely as a game.

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#39 Posted by themajormayor (25536 posts) -
[QUOTE="themajormayor"][QUOTE="PAL360"]

Best shooter, and who knows best graphics (?), just like at VGAs.

BPoole96
PC games doesn't compete in the graphics award?

Apparently not since GS gave MGS4 best graphics in 2008 over Crysis Warhead

Gave it to Crysis 2 last year.
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#40 Posted by glez13 (9749 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"][QUOTE="themajormayor"] PC games doesn't compete in the graphics award?themajormayor
Apparently not since GS gave MGS4 best graphics in 2008 over Crysis Warhead

Gave it to Crysis 2 last year.

GS doesn't seem to follow the technical part of Best technical graphics category. They just seem to follow what impressed them the most even if it goes beyond pure technical stuff.

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#41 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

Well that settles it, Dishonored's got GOTY for sure.

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#42 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

Could one assume that Guild Wars 2 has a better chance of winning GOTY? As it already edged out Dishonored for best PC goty...

Cherokee_Jack

No, like I said, it is still possible that GW2 was better as a PC game than Dishonored was, but not better purely as a game.

A sound analysis, sorry if I skimmed over a post you made earlier.

I haven't played either, though I'm interested in both.

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#43 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Does that mean the best PC game had to be exclusive or it could have been a multiplat too?

Also was Dishonored really the best game on the consoles this year? :?

psymon100

Here are the PC nominations. Note that Dishonored is there too.

Could one assume that Guild Wars 2 has a better chance of winning GOTY? As it already edged out Dishonored for best PC goty...

interesting

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#44 Posted by Big_Pecks (5972 posts) -

Yeah, Dishonored is definitely winning.

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#45 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Well that settles it, Dishonored's got GOTY for sure.

PhazonBlazer

Not necessarily. Dishonored is on PC, Ps3, and 360. It won on the consoles, but Guild Wars 2 beat it on PC, meaning GS thinks it is a better game. I have a feeling GS is going to put on their black rimmed glasses and and vintage scarf and give Journey GOTY

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#46 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Lol halol 4 hours didn't even win for the 360. Lems am cry
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#47 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

Well that settles it, Dishonored's got GOTY for sure.

BPoole96

Not necessarily. Dishonored is on PC, Ps3, and 360. It won on the consoles, but Guild Wars 2 beat it on PC, meaning GS thinks it is a better game. I have a feeling GS is going to put on their black rimmed glasses and and vintage scarf and give Journey GOTY

True but don't different editors decide based on each category like PC editiors decide PC game of the year and PS360 editors decide PS360 game of the year?

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#48 Posted by lundy86_4 (48568 posts) -

Lol halol 4 hours didn't even win for the 360. Lems am crykuraimen

Dishonored was a great game. A great game losing out to another great game, isn't a huge deal. Nice troll attempt, though.

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#49 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

Well that settles it, Dishonored's got GOTY for sure.

PhazonBlazer

Not necessarily. Dishonored is on PC, Ps3, and 360. It won on the consoles, but Guild Wars 2 beat it on PC, meaning GS thinks it is a better game. I have a feeling GS is going to put on their black rimmed glasses and and vintage scarf and give Journey GOTY

True but don't different editors decide based on each category like PC editiors decide PC game of the year and PS360 editors decide PS360 game of the year?

GS only has a few editors that frequently review games (Kevin-V, McShea, Carolyn Petit, Chris Watters, and Mark Walton) and I believe that Kevin-V is the senior editor. He was the reviewer for Guild Wars 2 so I feel his opinions hold more weight when they all choose GOTY

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#50 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

[QUOTE="PhazonBlazer"]

[QUOTE="BPoole96"]

Not necessarily. Dishonored is on PC, Ps3, and 360. It won on the consoles, but Guild Wars 2 beat it on PC, meaning GS thinks it is a better game. I have a feeling GS is going to put on their black rimmed glasses and and vintage scarf and give Journey GOTY

BPoole96

True but don't different editors decide based on each category like PC editiors decide PC game of the year and PS360 editors decide PS360 game of the year?

GS only has a few editors that frequently review games (Kevin-V, McShea, Carolyn Petit, Chris Watters, and Mark Walton) and I believe that Kevin-V is the senior editor. He was the reviewer for Guild Wars 2 so I feel his opinions hold more weight when they all choose GOTY

Yeah, I forgot that we really don't have many main reviewers:P

And who knows, maybe they will just go complete hipster and pick Journey out of nowhere