I can't believe people cries over that generic copy/paste games like Halo, Borderlands 2 and Black Ops didn't make the list. There are nothing special about them that we haven't seen a thousand of times already.
Walking Dead deserves the GOTY :)
It being one of the most emotional games ever made; with teriffic story, dialogue and characters.
KUDOS for Spike trying to enlighten this generation of lazy junkfood gamers.
I think they got the nominees right for the most part. I don't consider Halo 4 or Black Ops II game of the year material. On the other hand, they left out great titles like Borderlands 2 and Sleeping Dogs.
I thought Journey would get consideration but definitely not The Walking Dead. Its a good game series and all, but not GotY quality. Borderlands 2 was the one real snub to me.
Mass Effect 3 was my game of the year anyway but I'm glad they gave Dishonored its props. Definitely deserves to be in the conversation.
I thought all of those games were deserving in some way but I get really annoyed that it's always the same games. They must have like 12 games for 30 categories (I'm just guessing off of 5 minutes of watching).
Not to mention they put some games in categories where they weren't deserving. At all. Lookin' at you CoD for Original Score.
(Now playing Dead Island, Vanquish, and PSASBR Beta)
Borderlands 2 is just Borderlands with moar loot and the old classes mixed in a blender. Call of Duty and Halo are the same rehash every year or two. Mass Effect 3 took everything about Mass Effect 2 and managed to make it worse. The only new thing it brought to the table (the ending to a brilliant space epic) failed miserably.
Good on Spike for choosing fringe-popularity games that actually advanced video games as an artform and craft.