How did GTA 5 win game of the year at VGX?

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#1 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

The multiplayer has been broken since launch and the single player was average at best.

Everything else was amazing, but not nearly enough to consider it a game of the year winner.

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#3 Edited by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

The most popular game wins these awards, not the best aka The Last Of Us.

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#4 Edited by ShepardCommandr (4822 posts) -

Because it was the best game out of those nominated.

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#5 Edited by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@ShepardCommandr said:

Because it was the best game out of those nominated.

No, that would be mario 3d world followed by the last of us

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#6 Edited by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

didn't GTA V sell like 20 millions and TLOU only 5? That means there were more people willing to vote for it.

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#7 Posted by handssss (1907 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

The most popular game wins these awards, not the best aka The Last Of Us.

if you were paying attention, it wasn't even the most popular game leading up to the announcement.

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#8 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

@handssss said:

@Suppaman100 said:

The most popular game wins these awards, not the best aka The Last Of Us.

if you were paying attention, it wasn't even the most popular game leading up to the announcement.

?

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#9 Posted by TheEroica (17229 posts) -

Congrats GtaV.... Sorry cows, a 9 will always be higher than an 8. Tlou won the "tied with fable the journey" award though, so that'ssSomething!

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#10 Edited by Renegade311 (350 posts) -

@handssss said:

@Suppaman100 said:

The most popular game wins these awards, not the best aka The Last Of Us.

if you were paying attention, it wasn't even the most popular game leading up to the announcement.

I'm not a big fan of GTAV but thank god The Last of Terrible AI didn't win.

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#11 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

Eh for what it's worth I think it deserved GOTY. It's been a long time since a game made me sit down and play for 8-10 hour sessions per day (on weekends) until I was finished with the game. Multiplayer was a disappointment though IMO, I was expecting more.

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#12 Posted by Cheleman (8197 posts) -

More Sales = More Votes

Simple as that.

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#13 Posted by cooolio (583 posts) -
@BattleSpectre said:

Eh for what it's worth I think it deserved GOTY. It's been a long time since a game made me sit down and play for 8-10 hour sessions per day (on weekends) until I was finished with the game. Multiplayer was a disappointment though IMO, I was expecting more.


Well it's a sandbox game. We all know what to expect from a GTA game. 5 is bigger and has a lot of detail but it does not improve mechanics wise in my opinion. It only one because it was heavily anticipated and it is GTA.

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#14 Edited by PSP107 (16677 posts) -

@Cheleman said:

More Sales = More Votes

Simple as that.

It was a fan vote? If so, how did ND wins studio of the year then?

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#15 Posted by Badosh (12770 posts) -

money + hats

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#16 Posted by Fishsticklover (252 posts) -

The game is overhyped, no surprise really. Atleast Naughty Dog won best company, which they deserve since they are the best out there.

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#17 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

SP was SWEET... The MP was bla...

FAR improved over gta 4 trash.

@PSP107 said:

@Cheleman said:

More Sales = More Votes

Simple as that.

It was a fan vote? If so, how did ND wins studio of the year then?

because people picked them... Shoot i didn't play last of us but i voted for them in that place. The other choices up there was mha...

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#18 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5004 posts) -

Because corrupt mainstream media.

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#19 Posted by nitronik7 (25 posts) -

TLOU should have won.

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#20 Posted by g0ddyX (3914 posts) -

This year its between TLOU, GTA5, Bioshock, AC and Tomb Raider.

Either way, GTA5 deserves it.

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#21 Posted by Flubbbs (4836 posts) -

VGX awards were a joke.. how did Ellie and Joel not even get nominated for character of the year?

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#22 Posted by PSP107 (16677 posts) -

@k2theswiss:

It still doesn't make sense.

Fans vote GTA game of year but vote ND studio of year? And I'm going by Cheleman's "more sales" comment.

And if not mistaken, both studio only release one game?

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#23 Posted by nini200 (11484 posts) -

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Because its popular game made by rockstar. no matter how bad their games would be. they still deem as best thing since slice bread.

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#24 Edited by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Because it's good. No conspiracy, no money hatting or any of that SNIPER crap. It was just a great game. Now shaddap!

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#25 Posted by charizard1605 (82622 posts) -

Hype.

The Last of Us or Super Mario 3D World should have won.

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#26 Edited by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

@PSP107 said:

@k2theswiss:

It still doesn't make sense.

Fans vote GTA game of year but vote ND studio of year? And I'm going by Cheleman's "more sales" comment.

And if not mistaken, both studio only release one game?

making a great game don't = great studio

Suppourting themes, updating their games, great game, great community support all goes into it.

ALSO

I choose different option each time, They all deserved awards. SO i didn't pick same game in every chance i got

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#27 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (9788 posts) -

@charizard1605:

Go away.

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#28 Posted by mems_1224 (56914 posts) -

Because it was one of the 3 best games this year.

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#29 Posted by Jakandsigz (6341 posts) -

Because everyone brought it almost. It also had the massive hype, brought in all the rewards, had a large world, ad was not on the Wii U.

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#30 Posted by foxhound_fox (96695 posts) -

It's GTA and the VGA's are a popularity contest.

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#31 Edited by Big_Pecks (5972 posts) -

Because it has the most rabid fans.

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#32 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9279 posts) -

That Spike Awards show has always been a joke, but maybe GTA5 is just that good. I haven't played GTA5 yet, so I can't really complain about it winning any awards. I will say that it would have to be about 1000x better than any other GTA game ever created to deserve the award against its competition, though.

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#33 Posted by bezza2011 (2729 posts) -

Isn't these awards voted by us the gamers and Not chosen by them lol so stop moaning

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#34 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

who cares, it's the VGAs

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#35 Posted by Pray_to_me (4041 posts) -

@TheEroica said:

Congrats GtaV.... Sorry cows, a 9 will always be higher than an 8. Tlou won the "tied with fable the journey" award though, so that'ssSomething!

Sorry cows the best version of GTA5 is on PS3? lol cry moar

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#36 Posted by chocolate1325 (33009 posts) -

@nitronik7 said:

TLOU should have won.

Yeh but games that you think should win never do even though TOLU was the best game this year.

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#37 Posted by anab0lic (374 posts) -

was letdown of the year for me.

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#38 Edited by Joedgabe (5134 posts) -

@SNIPER4321 said:

Because its popular game made by rockstar. no matter how bad their games would be. they still deem as best thing since slice bread.

For once.. i'll agree with you, kinda... GTA isn't a bad game... but yes.. people praise it like if it was as good as bread.

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#39 Posted by PSP107 (16677 posts) -

@k2theswiss said:

@PSP107 said:

@k2theswiss:

It still doesn't make sense.

Fans vote GTA game of year but vote ND studio of year? And I'm going by Cheleman's "more sales" comment.

And if not mistaken, both studio only release one game?

making a great game don't = great studio

Suppourting themes, updating their games, great game, great community support all goes into it.

ALSO

I choose different option each time, They all deserved awards. SO i didn't pick same game in every chance i got

I guess you have a point with the support part. After all UC3 is free online.

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#40 Edited by Zero5000X (8314 posts) -

It was the best game this year by far.

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#41 Edited by Travis_Odell (1772 posts) -

Best game of the year or the gen imo, i played all that shit before, yeah it's cute and fun for a night. GTA 5 is a game that everyone will remember and name this gen no other game can say that.

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#42 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@Travis_Odell said:

Best game of the year or the gen imo, i played all that shit before, yeah it's cute and fun for a night. GTA 5 is a game that everyone will remember and name this gen no other game can say that.

Uncharted 2, Super Mario Galaxy all had a bigger impact on the gaming industry, and will be remembered much more then gta 5

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#43 Posted by tiger5lood (25 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

The multiplayer has been broken since launch and the single player was average at best.

Everything else was amazing, but not nearly enough to consider it a game of the year winner.

What do you mean the online has been broken since launch? I have it on the 360 and its been working since I bought the game last week. Is it broken on the PS network? This is news to me. But as far as the Single player goes I thought the game was amazing, the perfection of every single little detail really amazed me. I especially appreciated how you were able to switch between players during heists/missions. As Bill & Ted would say "GTA 5 is MOST EXCELLENT"

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#44 Posted by R3FURBISHED (12356 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

The multiplayer has been broken since launch and the single player was average at best.

Everything else was amazing, but not nearly enough to consider it a game of the year winner.

GTA V is a phenomenal game - and don't be surprised if it takes a broom to the vast majority of GOTY awards.

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#45 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

Why do people care about the VGA's (or VGX now...bleh)

It's not like they have a higher critical athority over other websites. Publishers aren't going to proudly show off their award as a sale stamp when one of there games wins at the VGAs. The VGAs are a joke, no one cares about the awards because they aren't judged by any high praised critics. It's just a popularity contest like every other website.

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#46 Posted by cainetao11 (32459 posts) -

Because it was, imo, the best game I played this year. Now didn't play sm3d but I did TLOU, and GTA5 was a stronger, more involving game. I enjoyed SC Blacklist as much as TLOU. If TLOU had been a multipat, there wouldn't be nearly as much outcry about it not winning.

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#47 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

I started GTAV over thanksgiving break, but I didn't bring it back up to school with me because I have finals. From the 10 or so hours that I've played, I can see why it won. I also just beat The Last of Us yesterday; if that had won, it would have been justifiable too.

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#48 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -

lol .... Two Brothers was better than GTA5 on the xboxrrod

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#49 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

@tiger5lood said:

@Sweenix said:

The multiplayer has been broken since launch and the single player was average at best.

Everything else was amazing, but not nearly enough to consider it a game of the year winner.

What do you mean the online has been broken since launch? I have it on the 360 and its been working since I bought the game last week. Is it broken on the PS network? This is news to me. But as far as the Single player goes I thought the game was amazing, the perfection of every single little detail really amazed me. I especially appreciated how you were able to switch between players during heists/missions. As Bill & Ted would say "GTA 5 is MOST EXCELLENT"

You brought gta v last week? lol

Should have been playing the online for the first month it came out, was a disaster, it's the reason why gamespot gave it a 7.0

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#50 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

@Sweenix said:

@ShepardCommandr said:

Because it was the best game out of those nominated.

No, that would be mario 3d world followed by the last of us

No, that would be 3D World followed by nothing else on the list because all of the nominations were terrible except for Mario.