Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
As you may already be familiar with, for the last few years I have been coordinating a little Game of the Year poll the first week of each January. This poll is not like normal GOTY polls. I think it is better. In normal GOTY polls you are given maybe four, five options, and you have to pick your favorite. This one is different.
The poll will run until, as I'm currently planning things, the evening of January 8. Expect the results to be at the poll URL sometime on January 9.
Want to give it a shot?
* This year the list is pretty exhaustive, so if something's missing it's probably because it was specifically excluded under the rules! But that is in the past, and if something is missing then I'm sorry, but even if something deserves to be on, no new options will be added now that the poll has started.
In case if you're wondering why one of your favorite games might not be on the list, mcc has some rules in place to prevent games from previous polls from running again another year. Ports of games from previous years are not allowed, and imports (from regions that are not North America) are not allowed because of the possibility that they may receive localizations the following year. (This has the interesting side-effect of some old previously un-localized Virtual Console games being allowed to run in 2007, however.)
For this reason, The Orange Box is not listed. Instead, TF2, Portal, and HL2 Episode 2 are listed individually. Allowing The Orange Box to run as-is would allow HL2 (a previous GOTY winner) and HL2 Episode 1 to run again.