Nintendo Minute Continues Its Game Of The Year Series

In the latest installment of Nintendo Minute‘s Game of the Year series, hosts Kit and Krysta talk about their favorite Wii U game, best-looking game and best narrative. Games featured in this episode include The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Yoshi’s Woolly World and Super Mario Maker. The finale of Nintendo Minute’s 2015 Game of the Year series will be featured in the next episode.

IGN Lists Their Games Of 2015 Nominees

IGN has listed the games that they personally feel are the best of 2015 and the results aren’t too bad. There’s one Nintendo game listed for Game of the Year 2015 and that is the ultra-creative Super Mario Maker. I would have thought they would have had Splatoon up there, but oh well. Anyway, here’s the nominations for the best games of 2015. What do you think?

GOTY Nominees

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

PC Game of the Year

  • Cities: Skylines
  • Fallout 4
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Her Story
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

PS4 Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
  • Bloodborne
  • COD: Black Ops III
  • Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Shovel Knight
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Xbox One Game of the Year

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • COD: Black Ops III
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Wii U Game of the Year

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Skylanders: Superchargers
  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Yoshi’s Wooly World
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X

PS Vita Game of the Year

  • Broken Age
  • Hatoful Boyfriend
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • Shovel Knight

3DS Game of the Year

  • Box Boy!
  • Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heroes
  • Yo-Kai Watch

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Nintendo Minute Kicks Off Its Third Annual Game Of The Year Series

Nintendo Minute‘s third annual Game of the Year series has officially begun. In the first part of their latest yearly series, hosts Kit and Krysta reflect on some of the most memorable gaming experiences they had throughout 2015. The duo discusses several categories, including best box art, coolest amiibo and best multiplayer offering. Fans can even vote for their favorites by tagging @NintendoAmerica on Twitter and using the phrases in the following picture:

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Bravely Default Wins Nintendo 3DS Game Of 2014 From GameSpot

We already know that Mario Kart 8 scooped the award for best Wii U game 2014 from GameSpot, but which Nintendo 3DS game was judged to be the best of the year by the site? Well it turns out it’s none other than Square Enix’s well-received RPG Bravely Default. The publication says it’s not only a fantastic RPG but it’s a wonderful game all around. Here’s what they had to say about Bravely Default.

Bravely Default is an innovative game that also manages to deliver classic elements in a new way, and while it has pacing issues during the latter half, that fact doesn’t detract from the dozens of hours of greatness that come before. Weighing these facts against Shovel Knight’s positive qualities, we ultimately came to the conclusion that Bravely Default is the best 3DS game to have come out in 2014. It’s a fantastic RPG and a wonderful game all around.

Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida

Spike VGX: Super Mario 3D World Up For Game Of The Year

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This year’s Spike VGX award nominations are available to view online and it’s your chance to vote for which game you think deserves Game of the Year. There’s five games you can choose from including Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider. It’s completely up to you which game you vote for, but it’s certainly a difficult choice as there’s been some great games released this year. The Spike VGX takes place on December 7th, so be sure to vote.

Thanks, SimplyG

Game Of The Year 2012

rhythm_heaven_feverOut of all the great games that were released in 2012, including Kid Icarus: Uprising, Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop DistancePokemon Conquest, Crashmo, New Super Mario Bros. U, Nintendo Land, Scribblenauts Unlimited and Little Inferno, one special title is my personal favorite.

My game of the year 2012 is Wii-exclusive Rhythm Heaven Fever, also known as Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise.

For me, picking game of the year is primarily based based on one factor – fun. To date, with over 87 hours of playtime and counting, Rhythm Heaven Fever is the second most-played game on my Wii.

The music video game, developed by Nintendo and TNX, features over 50 quirky and addicting minigames that are easy-to-learn but challenging to master. From beautiful visuals to catchy music to extremely fun gameplay, Rhythm Heaven Fever has it all.

For more on why Rhythm Heaven Fever is my favorite game of 2012, read our Rhythm Heaven Fever review.

Everyone has his or her own opinions… What is your favorite game of 2012?

Skyrim Wins Game Of The Year At GDC, Zelda Skyward Sword Doesn’t Win Anything

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim managed to win the coveted game of the year award at this years Game Developers Choice Awards which took place at the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco. Sadly, the incredible The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword didn’t even get a look-in, and failed to scoop up any awards. Here’s the list of winners:

  • Best Audio – Portal 2 (Valve)
  • Best Debut – Bastion (Supergiant Games)
  • Best Narrative – Portal 2 (Valve)
  • Best Visual Arts – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)
  • Best Downloadable Game – Bastion (Supergiant Games)
  • Best Game Design – Portal 2 (Valve)
  • Best Technology – Battlefield 3 (DICE)
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games)
  • Innovation Award – Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
  • Game Of The Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  • Lifetime Achievement – Warren Spector
  • Pioneer Award – Dave Theurer
  • Ambassador Award – Ken Doroshow and Paul M Smith