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[joystiq]NY Times gives Game of the Year honors to GTA IV

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New York Times gaming correspondent Seth Schiesel recently defied the mold for year-in-review video game wrap-ups -- rather than handing out commonplace awards such as "Best Action Game" or "Best Indie Game Fueled by Dew", his honorable mentions were awarded based on "Best Zombies" (Left 4 Dead, natch) and the fairly inflammatory "Best Explanation of Why Nintendo Hardly Needs Big Games Anymore" (the Wii).

However, at the bottom of his list of odds-and-ends, Schiesel follows the example of Time Magazine and the VGAs, ultimately choosing Grand Theft Auto IV as his Game of the Year. Schiesel was swooned by Rockstar's crime drama due to its mature writing, which makes GTA IV "one of the few games that even [tries] to take on the real world in any adult way." Obviously, he's never heard of a little game called 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand.
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The Liberty City New York Times says so, so it must be true!
    
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What does NY times know about gaming? Not saying GTA4 doesn't deserve it because its a really good game... It just seems like they picked the most popular game of 2008 as to not damage their credibility or to gain some notoriety.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
What does NY times know about gaming? Not saying GTA4 doesn't deserve it because its a really good game... It just seems like they picked the most popular game of 2008 as to not damage their credibility or to gain some notoriety.
Or perhaps they were able to view it as a more objective point of view, rather than through the hopelessly biased and skewed eyes of a "hXc gamer".

Cough cough.
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GTA IV is fun (i got x360 version)
But i think that its tooo shooort and too boring when you have completed the game...

GRID should have won...
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GTA IV is fun (i got x360 version)
But i think that its tooo shooort and too boring when you have completed the game...

GRID should have won...
Funny you'd say that. I personally enjoy the heck out of GRID. GTA4 bored me to be honest.
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interesting that the liberty city times picked a game based in new york
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GTA4 was so overrated.
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This game gets so much hate on OCN lol, i loved this game, not too short especially compared to todays short standard for games.

I think it well deserves game of the year, even though there are other good choices.
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GTA4 was so overrated.
Tell me bout it, one of the most boring repetitive not to mention annyoing games of the year sharing honours with FC2.
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