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Here are your favorite songs and soundtracks of 2013!

Dec 07 // mrandydixon
[embed]266984:51704:0[/embed] Baby Choo Choo: The Anarchy Reigns soundtrack gets my vote. It was so damn good. It's easily the hypest soundtrack I've heard in a while. [embed]266984:51705:0[/embed] AlexTHVK: I was a big fan of Madworld and I bought the soundtrack as soon as it was out.When the soundtrack for Max Anarchy got released, I didn't even care if I had to pay more for it than the game itself to import it. [embed]266984:51706:0[/embed] crackedbat: The music in Super Mario 3D World is yet another work of art in what is already a masterpiece of a game. "Switchboard Falls" is the perfect jazzy song [embed]266984:51707:0[/embed] SeymourDuncan17: End credits music from Super Mario 3D World. No contest. New classic for me. Jazz has always interested me, but never hooked me in enough to become someone that sought out jazz albums or anything like that. But, mixing in jazz with Mario melodies really brings out the fun and soul of your better modern Mario titles. Jazz is about raw expression and high spirits, which is very Mario. It's so damn happy. It's something I can't help but snap along too. And that wind down towards the end into the climax gets me everytime. So fucking good! [embed]266984:51708:0[/embed] psycoticdev1l: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance's OST. Never has a soundtrack make me feel hyped fighting radical bosses than these songs. [embed]266984:51709:0[/embed] Jamvaan: Metal Gear Rising's soundtrack is so fucking awesome. You could have a whole separate category for "Best Song in Metal Gear Rising" and still have a debate. [embed]266984:51710:0[/embed] WraithA1: The music made Revengeance so fucking good. You can't fight those bosses and tell me your heart rate didn't take off when the soundtrack started blaring, namely when you were nearing the end of the fight when the music really picked up. [embed]266984:51711:0[/embed] Samsneeze: Mighty Switch Force! 2. Jake is really good at what he does. The credits song from that game is one of the best things ever. [embed]266984:51712:0[/embed] kingsharkboi: Fire Emblem Awakening's OST. Fire Emblem = F.E.Should be F.E. = Fucking EPIC [embed]266984:51713:0[/embed] El Dango: GLOO GLOO GLOO GLOO GLOOOOOOOO (Rayman Legends) [embed]266984:51714:0[/embed] AngerWagon: The soundtrack to Guacamelee. The whole thing. I'm not even a guy who's into that kind of music, but they did such a good job on it, and it fit the game so incredibly well, that it has earned a near-permanent spot on my tiny mp3 player. Of note: Forest del Chivo. Them haunting brass instruments coming in, man. I love them so. [embed]266984:51715:0[/embed] Jamvaan: Killer Instinct. That main theme was just too good. Agent Venom: Killer Instinct's title theme is pretty great. Soul Hackers is great all around. I love the shit out of Blood Dragon's OST. I can't decide! [embed]266984:51720:0[/embed] ZeroAE: Blood Dragon would be the OST of the year for me. Most soundtracks are ambient-like. This one is pure adrenaline! [embed]266984:51717:0[/embed] DarkAX: For me it has got to be Arkham Origins intro track. It was so fitting to the point I could see it being in a Batman film. [embed]266984:51718:0[/embed] Keiichi Morisato: Ni No Kuni. Joe Hisaishi is a god. [embed]266984:51719:0[/embed] Oridan: TEARA-FUCKING-WAY No other game has given me such lovely folky wub wub nonsense. [embed]266984:51722:0[/embed] Marche100: Shin Megami Tensei IV nailed it with its soundtrack. Xzianna: Right now, I'd have to say the Shin Megami Tensei IV soundtrack is my favorite soundtrack this year, and the first overworld theme in particular. So haunting, so amazing. [embed]266984:51723:0[/embed] humpback: Probably not the definitive choice, but I enjoyed the smooth jazz reworks in Tiny Death Star. [embed]266984:51724:0[/embed] xseedatlus: I just love the OST of A Link Between Worlds. [embed]266984:51716:0[/embed] ooktar: I know its not original, but when the choir sings "Will the Circle be Unbroken" at the beginning of BioShock Infinite it actually brought tears to my eyes when I first heard it. I don't know why, but just the first 20 minutes of that game resonated with me very deeply. I can play that part over and over and it never gets old to me. theflink: BioShock Infinite, without a doubt in my mind. Hearing "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys and CCR's "Fortunate Son" out of nowhere was really amazing, and a welcome surprise. And of course, "Will the Circle be Unbroken" which is, by far, the most beautiful song I've heard in a videogame. Hearing the full version actually brings tears to my eyes. Kaminari683: If you listen to the OST of BioShock Infinite, there's a full version of Elizabeth Singing "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" and it is, simply put, beautiful. If you really listen to the words, it really pulls at the ol' heartstrings. First time I heard it, it brought back a tidal wave of memories. There's a verse that says "one by one there, seats were empty. One by one, they went away. Now the family is parted, will it be complete one day?" then she sounds like she's holding back tears as she's singing. I lost it. Reminded me of family and loved ones who have passed away... haven't cried that hard in a long time. [embed]266984:51721:0[/embed] TechnicolorDewDrop: For all of it's flaws, BioShock Infinite had one of the best soundtracks of the year. "The Songbird" is, in my opinion, the best original piece on the soundtrack. *POSSIBLE SPOILERS* The feeling I got when this track started playing as I was escaping the monument with Elizabeth and the Songbird proceeded to destroy everything around us was... something else. Once I wound up on the beach, I immediately quit the game, reloaded the save, and played that part over to witness that part again. I still do that. That is what they call a memory card moment. [embed]266984:51726:0[/embed] crackedbat: I really enjoyed the "7pm" music from Animal Crossing: New Leaf. [embed]266984:51725:0[/embed] gajknight: The Last of Us soundtrack. It's amazing how so little can make you feel so much. Absolutely faultless. [embed]266984:51727:0[/embed] STVR: Risk of Rain's music is so immense I just can't tire of it. It captures the mood of a foreboding alien world so effectively. Most of the tracks are influenced by the flow of the gameplay in that they possess a "calm before the storm" buildup to set things up. Then once it gets to said storm, it ramps up to 11 just as you start being overrun by monsters as you desperately fight for survival and a way out. I'm not sure personally how well it stands on its own; but as a soundtrack it's top-notch. ---------- And that's just about all the awesome music we can fit into one post! Thanks to everyone who participated!
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All week, we've been asking you to sound off on some gaming-related topics for our end of the year recap. Many of you took the time to chime in on our favorite and least favorite character posts, and the same rang true for ou...

Here are your favorite new characters from 2013!

Dec 06 // mrandydixon
AlexMorgaen: Mr Drippy makes me proud to be Welsh. At least, as proud as you can be of being Welsh. KyleGamgee: For me that is definitely Mr Torgue. Meeting him in his own DLC and then really seeing the character fleshed out personality-wise in Tiny Tina's DLC has made him easily my favorite character this year. I bought his Thanksgiving-themed mini-DLC (no achievements!) because of him and him alone. Rammstein: Link from A Link Between Worlds. Since Zelda fans are split between Toon Link and adult/realistic Link (I'm for the adult Link myself, but don't mind the toon one as much), A Link Between Worlds is just that: the best of both worlds. He's got the cuteness of Toon Link, but the style of adult Link. Even his grunts and sounds are a mix. Marche100: My favorite character is most definitely Simon Blackquill in the new Ace Attorney game. Didn't think I would end up liking him so much before I got the game. He's like a samurai criminal/prosecutor that speaks in old English. Yeah. He's not your average character from the get-go. He's also a psychological genius, using the power of suggestion to manipulate the judge and witnesses. Oh, and this guy's got some interesting mannerisms, to boot. He's strong enough to rip apart his prison chains and he can slice through stuff by flicking his fingers, as if he were swinging a sword. No lie. I could go on, but I won't bother giving away his whole character. He's a brilliant prosecutor. Never dull or annoying, great design, fun mannerisms, manipulative yet never too much of a douche to hate, this guy's pretty awesome. Not that we haven't had awesome prosecutor characters in the past, but this guy really surprised me. I honestly didn't think I'd like him. But here we are. Best character. Pascuz46: Joel from The Last of Us for me. His development as a character was really great in that game. You understand the choices he makes and what drove him to the person he becomes in the end. EtosiGiR: Joel. There has never been a better representation of the savagery and kindness that can exist within a single human being in our most beloved industry. Troy Baker's performance and Naughty Dog's writing were spot on. CornflakeJustice: Honestly? Joel from The Last of Us. Never has a game made me feel so much for such an inherently flawed character. TLoU was quite frankly the best story told this generation. I was pretty taken aback by Naughty Dog's choice to tell the story they wanted instead of giving the players a choice in the end. Also one of a very select few games that has me wanting to play through it again and again and really get everything out of it. Gamercents: Ellie, from The Last of Us, was my absolute favorite character this year. Why? Well, when the game started, I found her insanely annoying. She wouldn't shut up and I just could not stand her. Then, as the game progressed, I found that she was endearing and I grew to really enjoy her character. Of all the female characters this year, she was definitely the best written one, but also was one of the best written characters this year. That arch of "annoying to endearing to celebrated", for me, was what made me appreciate her as a character. SephirothX: Senator Armstrong from Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The guy shows up to be the final boss of the game, and pretty much steals the show with all of the ham and cheese he injects into every scene. He's pretty much the perfect late 80s WWF villain. He's like Sgt Slaughter meets Big Boss Man meets Mike Haggar meets Dick Cheney. And he has the best (and shortest) explanation for his superpowers, which still fits in pretty well with Metal Gear lore. Somewhat spoiler-ish. When you fight him he first pilots a massive Metal Gear, and then he discards the Metal Gear because it's simply not as good as doing it the old fashioned way with fists. Anyone who tosses aside a Metal Gear because it's simply not a good enough murder machine has to mean business. Jamvaan: Senator Armstong may be the most Metal Gear part about MGR, but my favorite character was Jetstream Sam. He was Raiden, but so much better. His boss fight was a highlight of my year, his DLC was a fucking blast, and in a game with an amazing soundtrack Sam had the best music. I played through that game probably three times this year and Sams was always the best part. KingSigy: If I had to pick one, I'd just say the children from Rogue Legacy. The way the game draws a lineage between your deaths makes it feel very personal. Occam's Electric Toothbrush: Every moment with the Luteces. It's like they are the set up and the punchline of some joke that's forever being told at that bar where Sam from Quantum Leap ends up in the last episode and God is the bartender. Raycon: Wonder Red from Wonderful 101. Not the deepest, most complex guy around. But sometimes I just wanna play as some crazy hero guy. That's all it takes to be my "favorite." AlexTHVK: Wonder Red was one of those rare cases of main protagonist being my favorite. He really brings the team together and he's the one who brought the most hilarious moments. GoofierBrute: I know I'm probably cheating by saying this, but my favorite characters were the cast of Fire Emblem Awakening. On their own, they aren't all that deep, but as whole they each add something new to my multiple playthroughs. From the Knight Kellam who no one can see, to the no-nonsense Sully, each of the characters in Awakening were entertaining to interact with and use, and made each new battle all the more engaging. STVR: I've kind of become a JRPG cynic in recent years like most folks, but the team in Tales of Xillia are the first cast in a JRPG I've genuinely liked in years. Leia and Elize/Teepo could be rather irritating, but they definitely were useful in battle, and they felt right at home in the skits. It's surprisingly rare to see an old character among heroes in games these days, but Rowen is greatly capable in the adventure and is absolutely full with personality. Alvin should be almost unlikable, but he embodies the lovable rogue archetype so well that I just loved his wisecracking and flirtatious moments. Jude is a pretty nice guy and very determined. He had a cool design and I liked seeing a protagonist who was a medic/martial artist as opposed to the cliche knight with a sword. If I had to pick one who was the stand-out, I'd definitely say Milla. She's a fish-out-of-water that still manages to pull through losing her powers, injury and a horrible fact about her life, to be a truly strong female protagonist who makes some intense decisions. Lightning who? Dreamweaver: Jack Cayman from Anarchy Reigns. I know he isn't "new", but technically, this isn't the "same" Jack Cayman from Madworld (they both take place in different universes). Anyway, why him? First of all, he is voiced by badass, legendary voice actor Steve Blum, and that gruff voice suits him so well (Troy Baker's Joel is a very close second). Second, I liked his character design: he comes across as a biker, which I didn't like, but he's a VERY muscular guy with a frickin' chainsaw attached to his arm! With the DLC in Japan, it can even be gold! Plus, we don't see too many older characters in Japanese games, the genre saturated with teenage boys (Nier Gestalt  > Nier Replicant). Third, I really loved his character development. While he was a badass in Madworld (winner of multiple tournaments, plus slayer of equally badass bosses), he was essentially a generic, single dimensional character that didn't have an ounce of character development. At least in Anarchy Reigns, we see him as initially someone just trying to survive without his daughter, and when he is asked by the killer's daughter to retrieve her father, I like how it eventually became less about the job proper and more about wanting personal vengeance. His two fights against Maximillion were the stood out moments in the game. CH Gorog: Sorry, even with well-written psychopaths, avengers, soldiers, and survivors, there's ONE true stand-out for me: chrometits: That guy who keeps trying to pass off the dodgy passports in Papers, Please. ---------- Thanks to everyone who participated! Did your character not get included? Tell us about him or her (or it) in the comments!
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Surprise: not all scruffy white men
Earlier in the week we asked you to sound off on your favorite new videogame characters in 2013. Here are the results! From cartoon characters to muscular senators to a young woman who just will not stop dancing, a wide range...

Here are your most hated new characters of the year

Dec 06 // mrandydixon
SephirothX: Mine would be Dante from DmC: Devil May Cry. When the DmC reboot was first revealed, and after trailers/previews/demos showed off the character most people were expecting/worried that he'd end up being a character, who would try too hard to look "edgy" and "cool" (due to the smoking and excessive swearing, two things that weren't associated to the character previously), but in all actuality in the final game he ended up being pretty close to the opposite. He's an extremely wooden and boring play-it-safe character that seems designed around appealing to the western masses as much as humanly possible. His personality lacks any sort of charisma, his jokes come off flat, and his motivations during the story never change and flow organically and tend to abruptly change depending on what is necessary for the plot. And all of this is before you really start to compare him to the original version of the character. There is no real defining look to Reboot Dante beyond originally looking like a self-insert for Tameem Antoniades (which they backed off from later on) and the only way most people tend to describe his look is by talking about what he doesn't look like. Ninja Theory managed to take a character who was pretty much a glorified Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle known for eating pizza, surfing on rockets, and generally mocking things that are meant to be hellish and evil, and ended up making him boring and uninteresting. Reboot Dante was a completely different/new character who simply had a familiar name slapped onto him in order to sell more copies, a move that ended up backfiring pretty substantially. SiliconNooB: It takes an especially awful character to hurt a brand the way that Donte did. Jamvaan: Kat from DmC was the worst character of the year. Just a walking plot device with a name tag that says "Door Mat". She exists to get kidnapped and has really no character of her own, just kind of latching on to Dante at the end of the game because the script said so. CaptainProtonX: The Aliens in Aliens: Colonial Marines. Dreamweaver: Sam Fisher 2.0. He lost a lot of his personality, and he feels like your typical military gruff asshole. I get that he's in charge now, but for someone who usually has that snide, light side of him, it feels like a turnabout. Darth Marsden: To say [Sam Fisher's new voice actor] couldn't fill Michael Ironside's shoes is what understatements point and laugh at. Benny Disco: Willem Dafoe in Beyond: Two Souls, because he looked like this (left) when he could have looked like this (right). Script: From my limited experience with GTA V, Jimmy DeSanta. Rokee: Pretty much the whole supporting cast in GTA V. Which especially counts for Jimmy DeSanta. It's on thing to make a character terrible by design. But that the game prevents you from even punching him...that is unacceptable. Earlier entries would have had at least the decency to fail the mission when a NPC got harmed by the player. The Defenestrator: Carver from Dead Space 3. He was a walking, talking embodiment of EA and Visceral's douchebaggiest "mainstream" money-grubbing ambitions. Jamvaan: Joel from The Last Of Us. He is a terrible human being who does terrible, terrible things. Not sure if that makes him a bad or a great character, but what an asshole. Trev: Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2. Poorly written, unintelligent, obnoxious, self-defeating, plot devicey to the extreme, and ultimately the same old boring boss battle as the first game. He was supposed to be a character that you "love to hate", but was just an annoying piece of shit trying to have your ear for the whole game but without having anything worth saying. crackedbat: All the Sims in SimCity. Too stupid for their own good. [embed]266983:51698:0[/embed] Handy: I thought I knew hatred, I thought I knew what it was to wish ill on my fellow man, I thought I knew the gut searing heat one feels when one is a step away from physical violence. But I knew nothing. I did not yet know Teepo. Silver Waseskuk: The Deadly Six from Sonic Lost Worlds were disappointing. Not all that deadly or really even threatening in comparison to the glorious Robotnik. Granted, kids game, but I can't imagine too many kids thinking of those clowns as true Monstars. Rick Korpershoek: My pick for the worst character(s) would be those dumb rivals from the new Pokemon. Forget Lysandre, that big kid with this stupid obsession with dancing instantly earned my ire. The other two guys (as I played a female MC) are lame as well, because they are lacking in personality and are just plain boring. Freaking May/Brendan were better, and they just gave up halfway through the game! Only Shauna gets a free pass, because it seemed like she was hitting on my female MC sometimes. Which, y'know, makes everything better. Coil_Whine: The tractor from Farming Simulator 2014. It's really slow and it doesn't go where I want it to. Stealths long lost brother: Mika from Killer is Dead. Pushing my feelings of that game aside, Mika has to be the worst character I have encountered this year and her character really puzzles me because I always had the impression Suda51 avoids creating characters that follow that typical "moe cliché" that is featured a lot in Japanese media. Suda always had an approach in his games to break common paradigms in Japanese (and Western) games as he has used the moe culture in a sense of dark satire or parody. Frankly I just think she's annoying and I honestly can't stand characters like that. JamsTheKuma: Ravio from A Link Between Worlds. I hate that little shit. You can't tell that little bum to fuck off so he moves into your house and reconfigures it into a shop. And his idea of paying rent is letting you rent things from his shop like every other person in Hyrule probably can. Fuck that guy. GoofierBrute: As much as I enjoyed the game, I really didn't like Walter, Jonathan, or Isabeau from Shin Megami Tensei IV. At the beginning of the game, they were inoffensive and were excellent meat shields, if a bit cliche, but as the game goes on, they just got really annoying, and I eventually stopped caring about what they said and did. Game was still fun, but man were they really shallow. PanaMusica: Fanboys. ---------- And that one is true for every year. Thanks to everyone who participated! Didn't have a chance to share your angst? Hit up the comments now!
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You people sure like arguing about New Dante
Earlier this week, we asked you to share your thoughts on the WORST new videogame characters of 2013. Here are the results! Many of you took this opportunity to vent your frustrations (or at least upvote or downvote comments) regarding DmC's Dante, which is neat. Other than that obvious choice, there were quite a few other nominees for the wall of shame, and some that I certainly didn't expect!

What were your favorite gaming moments of 2013?

Dec 06 // mrandydixon
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Share your stories with the Dtoid community
[All week long we've been asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming. Here's the final call for entries!] 2013 has been an amazing year for gaming. Hell, we've reviewed more 9.5s and 10s in the p...

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[All week long we'll be asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming. Miss yesterday's post? Click here to chime in with your favorite new songs or soundtracks!] Ride to Hell: Retribution. Final Fa...

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Share your stories with the Dtoid community
[All week long we'll be asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming! Miss a previous post? Click here to sound off on your favorite and least favorite new characters!] Gaming is graced with some a...

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[All week long we'll be asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming!] 2013 added some amazing new characters to our medium, but it also brought with it some serious stinkers. Annoying (and unwante...

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Share your stories with the Dtoid community
[All week long we're going to be asking for your thoughts on certain topics related to the year in gaming. Here's the first!] 2013 was absolutely ripe with juicy new characters in the realm of gaming. Badass '80s action heroe...

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PAX Prime Award

Dtoid's PAX Prime 2013 community choice award winner!


Your favorite game of PAX
Sep 08
// mrandydixon
Last week, we asked you to pick your favorite game of PAX Prime 2013. Today, the results are in! I wish I could say it was a close call, but the rest of the games on the show floor apparently decided to phone it in compared to...

Vote for Dtoid's PAX Prime 2013 community choice award!

Aug 30 // mrandydixon
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Sound off in our poll!
PAX Prime 2013 is now in full swing, which can only mean one thing: it's time to pick your favorite game of the show! There are a ton of titles for both current and upcoming hardware playable on the show floor, and Destructoi...

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E3 Community Choice

Destructoid's Best of E3 2013 community choice winner!


The votes have been counted
Jun 21
// mrandydixon
Our editors have each had their say. Destructoid proper has announced its picks. Now it's YOUR turn! Last week we asked you to vote for your favorite game of E3 2013. After several thousand ballots cast and nary a hanging chad, we're ready to announce the winner! So hit the jump to see your top 10 most-loved games of E3 2013. The results just may surprise you...
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E3 2013 Community Choice

Vote now for Destructoid's E3 2013 Community Choice Award


YOU decide who takes home the crown!
Jun 12
// mrandydixon
You've watched all the press conferences. You've read all the news. Now it's time to sound off with your favorite game of E3! We've reported on dozens of awesome games over the last few days, but only one is destine...

The Dtoid community's most wanted games of 2013

Jan 14 // mrandydixon
Here are your top ten most wanted games, in order of votes received (and with some quotes by Destructoid commenters): BioShock Infinite (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: March 26, 2013 Bioshock Infinite is the missing piece of my soul.-- Occams electric toothbrush Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PlayStation 3, Vita)Release: February 5, 2013 Sly 4 looks unbelievable!-- Joel Holmes Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)Release: TBA 2013 I am a pretty jaded asshole when it comes to videogames these days, and the only series that can still fill me with child-like delight other than child-flavoured Angel Delight is Grand Theft Auto. I don't even give a fuck, that game is going into my body.-- Tarvu The Last of Us (PlayStation 3)Release: May 7, 2013 I love games where you get some choice in how you approach a situation. Either sneak around some bros, or confront them and shoot a dude in the face with a shotgun!-- alexvola Dark Souls II (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: TBA 2013 Welp, that was easy.-- knutaf Watch_Dogs (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: TBA 2013  One thing is for certain: on the PC, at least, this game is going to do very, very sexy things to your eyeballs!--Scrub Ni no Kuni (PlayStation 3)Release: January 22, 2013   It's a Studio Ghibli movie turned into a cel-shaded Pokemon-ish JRPG!--flintmech  South Park: The Stick of Truth (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC)Release: March 5, 2013  South Park: The Stick of Truth is the dark horse that Far Cry 3 was for me last year.--MisanthropicFuck Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)Release: February 19, 2013 I'm loving this shit; most exited I have ever been for a Metal Gear game.--El Conrado Pikmin 3 (Wii U)Release: Spring 2013  Been waiting for this game for over 4-5 years!--Joseph S And here are your ten runners-up: Aliens: Colonial MarinesStar Wars 1313The Elder Scrolls OnlineTomb RaiderDead Space 3Total War: Rome IIAnimal Crossing: New LeafThe Last GuardianRayman LegendsFire Emblem: Awakening What an awesome bunch of games! No matter where your preference lies, 2013 seems to have something in store to satisfy. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, and have fun in 2013!
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The results are in!
Last week, we asked you in the Destructoid community to pick your most anticipated games of 2013. After a week of intense vote-counting, we're ready to share the results! The voting was extremely close; so much so that the top three games were separated by only a few votes each. Keep reading to see how it all played out!

What's YOUR most anticipated game of 2013?

Jan 04 // mrandydixon
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Our editors made their picks, now it's your turn to sound off!
[Update: Poll closed! Winner announced tomorrow!] Earlier today, the Destructoid staff made our choices for most wanted games of 2013. Now it's time for you to share YOUR favorites! Hit the jump to cast your votes, and be sure to let us know in the comments what you're looking forward to! And if you want to see a game added to the list, feel free to sound off! Have fun!

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Community Choice

The winner of Destructoid's community choice award 2012


Best of 2012
Dec 14
// mrandydixon
For the past week we've tasked you, the Destructoid community, with choosing your favorite videogame of 2012. After nearly 5,000 votes cast, we're ready to declare the winner! The five games you see in the header were the top...
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2012 Community Choice

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Best of 2012
Dec 12
// mrandydixon
[Update: Voting closed! Winner announced shortly!] It's that time of the year again! From now until next Thursday, we're asking you in the Dtoid community to sound off on your favorite games of 2012! Below is just a sampling ...
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Destructoid's PAX Prime 2012 Community Choice Winner!


Sep 04
// mrandydixon
On Friday we asked you in the community to vote for your favorite games of PAX Prime 2012. After four fun-filled days of ballot-casting and only a few thousand hanging chads, the results are in! And the winner is...
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Vote in Dtoid's PAX Prime 2012 Community Choice Awards!


Aug 31
// mrandydixon
It's that time of the year again! PAX Prime 2012 is now in full swing, which means it's your turn to let your voice be heard and tell us what your favorite game of the show is! All weekend long we'll be bringing you ...
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Destructoid's gamescom Community Choice Award winner


Aug 22
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After nearly a week of voting and calls for even more games to be added for consideration, we’re ready to reveal your community choice award from gamescom 2012!And the winner is...
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gamescom: Destructoid Community Choice Award


Aug 19
// Beccy Caine
[Voting will be closing at midnight tonight, so get your vote in if you haven't already!] Meine Damen und Herren, gamescom ist hier. (Or something, my German is a little off these days.) But yes, gamescom is well underway! An...
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Destructoid's E3 2012 Community Choice Award winnner!


Jun 12
// mrandydixon
After a week of debating and vote-casting, we're ready to unveil your pick for Destructoid's E3 2012 Community Choice Award! There were a ton of amazing games showcased this year, comprised of IP both new and old, but only one can be crowned winner. So who won?

Destructoid Community Choice Award for E3 2012!

Jun 08 // mrandydixon
[embed]228003:43774[/embed] Don't see a game you think should be in the poll? Leave a comment with your suggestion and we'll add it!
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[Update: The poll closes Sunday at midnight, so vote now if you haven't already!] It's that time of the year again! With the Big Three press conferences all behind us and the hype train now charging down the track at full ste...

Destructoid Game of the Year 2011 Community Choice Award!

Dec 13 // mrandydixon
And the winner is... Garnering a quarter of your total votes, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim beat out its nearest competitor handily -- and it's no surprise! Our own Jim Sterling awarded it a flawless 10/10 in his glowing review, proclaiming that "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is every single reason to love a Western role-playing game." And Dtoid Show host Max Scoville had no qualms about sharing his adoration, saying that "Skyrim is the kind of game that makes me proud to be involved in the video game industry." Amen, brothers! Considering its gorgeous graphics, deep, rich, role-playing gameplay, refined controls, epic dragon battles and literally infinite replayability, it's no wonder Skyrim has won over the hearts and minds of so many a gamer. I myself have only recently begun my first playthrough, but I can already tell it's going to be everything its predecessors were... and then some! Special thanks from the bottom of our hearts to all of you who participated by voting and sharing your voice in the comments sections. Regardless of how you personally voted, I think we can all agree that Bethesda deserves a hearty congratulations on their hard-earned achievement! And with that, we conclude our first ever Game of the Year Community Choice Award! Stay tuned throughout the week for more exciting Game of the Year features, and don't forget to check this space next Monday, when we reveal our official Destructoid Game of the Year 2011 as chosen by our editors!
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Last week we asked you, our wonderful community, to pick between all the stellar releases of 2011 and choose your very favorite. Today, we tally up the votes and announce the winner! Out of almost 2,000 votes cast, the five g...

Vote now for Dtoid's GotY 2011 Community Choice Award!

Dec 08 // mrandydixon
To vote, simply click on one of the games below! If you don't see your favorite game on the list, fill in the blank at the bottom! [embed]217459:42007[/embed] (Disclaimer: The games listed above were selected based on their high aggregate review scores, and are not necessarily representative of how our editors are voting. Basically, Polldaddy wouldn't let us do a 100% fill-in-the-blank poll, so we had to put something up there. Please don't hesitate to fill in the blank with your own choice!)
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Next week on Destructoid, we'll be looking back at the very best games of 2011. Each day we'll be featuring a different theme, culminating with the reveal of our official Destructoid Game of the Year 2011 award on Monday, Dec...

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The TGS 2011 Community Choice Award!


Oct 04
// mrandydixon
The Tokyo Game Show may have closed its doors a couple weeks ago, but the Destructoid community has been hard at work ever since, voting for its favorite game. There were a ton of great choices on display this ...
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The gamescom 2011 Community Choice Award


Aug 24
// Hollie Bennett
While the gamescom editorial team continues to argue over the choice for game of the show, the Destructoid community has been hard at work voting for its favorite, and the results are unanimous. While every day at g...

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