Episode 127: 2013 Thumbies

For this year's Thumbies episode we went a slightly different route and instead of having individual picks for awards we voted on games for each category, allowing for only one winner.  As you can imagine, there was some disagreements between the hosts especially over our Game of the Year.  The plan was originally to have a Thumbstick Athletes GOTY as well as individual GOTY, but by the end of the episode it all sort of ended with arguing.  Instead of show notes being posted below, I put a list of the categories and the nominees.  You'll just have to listen to find out our winners.

 

2012's 2013 Game of the Year (Game from last year we didn't play or play much until this year)

Nominees: Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead

 

Best Coop Multiplayer Game

Nominees: Saint's Row 4, Monaco, Rayman Legends

 

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game

Nominees: Battlefield 4, Super Mario 3D World, Killzone: Shadow Fall

 

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Nominees: Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Nimble Quest, Kingturn RPG, Pokemon X&Y, Fire Emblem: Awakening

 

Best Rainy Day Game

Nominees: Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, Don't Starve, Saint's Row 4, Rogue Legacy

 

Biggest Surprise Game

Nominees: The Swapper, Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

 

Best Guilty Pleasure Game

Nominees: Nimble Quest, Grand Theft Auto 5, NHL 14, Ashes Cricket

 

Biggest Disappointment

Nominees: Grand Theft Auto 5, Beyond: Two Souls, Sim City, Killzone: Shadow Fall

 

Best Game Under the Influence

Nominees: Rocksmith 2014, Rayman Legends, Proteus

 

Game Least Likely to Play

Nominees: Defiance, Grand Theft Auto 5, Dead Space 3, DOTA 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines

 

Best New IP

Nominees: Rogue Legacy, The Last of Us, Remember Me

 

Game We Wish We Played

Nominees: BioShock Infinite, The Last of Us, Fire Emblem: Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, X-Com Enemy Within

 

Best Indie Game

Nominees: Don't Starve, Papers, Please, The Swapper, Rogue Legacy, Resogun, Battleblock Theatre

 

Game of the Year

Nominees: The Last of Us, Saint's Row 4, BioShock Infinite

 

There you have it, our categories along with nominees.  Enjoy the episode!