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!