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SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Rocky IV sucks. It's insulting how lazy it is.

Ahem. I believe you are talking about Rocky III, my dude. Rocky IV is the one with the Russian.

Rocky IV is the best.

SallyNasty wrote:

Rocky IV is the best.

It’s so bad.

And my favorite.

They montage the goddamn fight for Chrissakes.

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maaaaybe it's a root maybe it's a beer now

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Man, GOTY this year is going to be brutal

1) +2 more people. There has to be some kind of law that the more people you add to a meeting, exponentially it gets harder to come to a consensus on anything. I'd be nervous about having a group this large picking a lunch.

2) I'd have to think about it, but I'd have to put this year as one of the best years in gaming.... maybe post-2000? Definately of this XB1/PS4 gen, I'd have to look at the years. But you have an excellent Zelda, Mario, Horizon, PUBG....

I'm hoping for fisticuffs.

At least it's unlikely that Brad's going to lead a one man crusade in favor of Destiny 2?

I'm sure they're going to do something dumb like not give GOTY to Nier, and Alex and I will be sad.

Spoiler:

It will be Mario, Zelda, or PU:BG.

Iridium884 wrote:

1) +2 more people. There has to be some kind of law that the more people you add to a meeting, exponentially it gets harder to come to a consensus on anything. I'd be nervous about having a group this large picking a lunch.

It's the same amount they had when Austin was there.

2015:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Drew, Dan, Jason, & Austin

2016:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Drew, Dan, & Jason

2017:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Dan, Jason, Ben, & Abby

zeroKFE wrote:
Spoiler:

It will be Mario, Zelda, or PU:BG.

This. I think it'll be Mario and Zelda as the top-2. Destiny will definitely be in the top-5. Cuphead will be high. Nier will make it but in the middle to lower half.

I don’t really care what their GotY ends up being. I just enjoy the journey to it and what a journey it is.

If they actually get PUBG to 1.0, it'll wind up being number 1, because there's no justice in this world.

I really wonder what the GOTY lists would be like if they had someone on staff who was strictly a single player person.

Chaz wrote:

If they actually get PUBG to 1.0, it'll wind up being number 1, because there's no justice in this world.

I really wonder what the GOTY lists would be like if they had someone on staff who was strictly a single player person.

Since they'll deliberations this month, the biggest question is to consider PUBG at the risk of 1.0 getting pushed out of 2017.

I think they'll let it run. In which case the top 5 will be some combination of that, mario, zelda, and nier with MAYBE destiny squeaking in there.

I don't think Nier makes it in. Alex is going to push like hell for it, but Jeff didn't like the gameplay at all, so he's gonna go hard against, and Alex usually loses those kinds of fights. I don't think anyone else in that crew fought with depression like Alex does, so I don't think it's going to connect with them enough to get them to go to bat for it too, so it'll be another Thumper situation for him.

Chaz wrote:

I don't think Nier makes it in. Alex is going to push like hell for it, but Jeff didn't like the gameplay at all, so he's gonna go hard against, and Alex usually loses those kinds of fights. I don't think anyone else in that crew fought with depression like Alex does, so I don't think it's going to connect with them enough to get them to go to bat for it too, so it'll be another Thumper situation for him.

The bottom 5 of the list is where the personal games come in. Hyper Light Drifter from last year is a good example. I can see Nier making it in the bottom half. Ben also has played and really liked Nier so Alex isn't alone. Jeff appreciates the story enough.

I think Wolfenstein will have a similar issue. Everyone loves the story, moments, and progression but all agree it just doesn't play great. I like keeping a running tab of their top-10 games of the year and see if my prediction is close. Like JeremyK said further upthread, the real fun is just listening to the 4 hour long conversations about the games.

Right now I have some grouping of Mario, Zelda, Cuphead, Destiny 2, Wolfenstein, Nier, and then a bunch of possibles (Resident Evil 7, A Night in the Woods, Pyre, etc.).

Edit: And I PUBG screws everything up since I am running on the assumption that it won't make it out of early access.

I'll be kinda sad if PUBG winds up at the top, but that's how I wind up feeling about any MP-only game that's only good if you've got a solid group of people to play with.

Cuphead is interesting, and I'll be curious to see how they approach the apparent difficulty and therefore lack of accessibility to a wider audience. Probably not at all, I expect.

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Chaz wrote:

I'll be kinda sad if PUBG winds up at the top, but that's how I wind up feeling about any MP-only game that's only good if you've got a solid group of people to play with.

If PUBG makes it on there under the current rules, I think it'll be in large part because it was (pre-hacking) a game that they enjoyed as a single-player multiplayer game. Jeff certainly played a lot of it by himself at the start and they were always talking about how it was a different game when playing solo versus groups.

I think, even if it does make it on the list, it won't go top two simply because of the issues they're having right now with massive cheating. Can you give Game of the Year to PUBG as it was four months ago?

So I haven't gotten around to picking up PUBG yet for reasons. But the constant buzz about it makes me kinda want to try it. If it goes on sale this holiday season, is it worth picking up, or has it gone back around to being crappy, and now it's not worth it?

Vector wrote:
Iridium884 wrote:

1) +2 more people. There has to be some kind of law that the more people you add to a meeting, exponentially it gets harder to come to a consensus on anything. I'd be nervous about having a group this large picking a lunch.

It's the same amount they had when Austin was there.

2015:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Drew, Dan, Jason, & Austin

2016:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Drew, Dan, & Jason

2017:
Jeff, Brad, Vinny, Alex, Dan, Jason, Ben, & Abby

I stand corrected. I thought it was more but you're right. Still quite the crowded room.

Vector wrote:

The bottom 5 of the list is where the personal games come in. Hyper Light Drifter from last year is a good example. I can see Nier making it in the bottom half. Ben also has played and really liked Nier so Alex isn't alone. Jeff appreciates the story enough.

Brad is finally getting to it and mentioned it on this week's UPF. He was pretty positive on it other than being kinda meh on the gameplay. He liked the Romeos and Juliets thing which is just the tip of the iceberg to come. He hasn't even got to the first ending, so I think him, Ben, and Alex will be enough to get NieR somewhere in the middle of the list. Yay!

Chaz wrote:

If they actually get PUBG to 1.0, it'll wind up being number 1, because there's no justice in this world.

There is no justice on Murder Island.

You make your own justice.

PUBG GOTY 2017.

(I like NieR: Automata, but I really, really want its Undertale-ass fanbase to feel bad, so I will be forced to root against it. Meme idiots make strange bedfellows.)

Surprised no one has posted this yet but they have announced their new video producer. As far as I know, he's not a white guy but an Asian guy! Meet Jan Jerome Ochoa!

oh good a wrestling fan.

oilypenguin wrote:

oh good a wrestling fan.

My first thought when his twitter loaded...

That’s fine as long as he’s not a fighting game and/or Dota fan...

Giant Bomb article on Jan Jarome Ochoa. Not much info other than he's basically assisting Jason.

Tell us when you figure out his SSN, please.

carrotpanic wrote:

Tell us when you figure out his SSN, please.

After some googling I figured out it's 4. He's Social Security Number is 4.