Game of the Year

Game of the Year

Game of the Year (abbreviated GotY or GOTY [cite web |url=http://www.fragland.net/specials.php?id=196 |title=Fragland.net Specials ::: Fragland 2006 User GOTY Awards |accessdate=2007-12-30 |work=Fragland.net ] ) is a distinction awarded by various magazines and websites to a deserving PC or console video game. Many publications will award a single "Game of the Year" to a single title that they feel represents the pinnacle of gaming achievement that year, as well as smaller awards (e.g. "Best Strategy Game" or "Best Shooter"). Organizations and publications awarding some form of Game of the Year include:

*Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences "(see below)"
*British Academy of Film and Television Arts
*"Computer Gaming World
*"Edge"
*"Electronic Gaming Monthly" (EGM)
*Eurogamer
*"Games"
*GameFAQs (through user polls) [cite web | url=http://www.gamefaqs.com/poll/index.html?poll=2630 | title=Poll of the Day: BEST OF 2006: Game of the Year (Final Vote) | publisher=GameFAQs | date=2007-01-13 | accessdate=2007-03-27]
*Gamereactor
*GameSpot
*GameSpy
*GameTrailers
*"G-Phoria"
*IGN
*"JIVE Magazine
*"Nintendo Power"
*"PC Gamer"
*"PC World
*"Pelit"
*"Penny Arcade"
*"Play"
*Spike TV
*"X-Play"

AIAS Game of the Year winners

The winners of the Interactive Achievement Awards are determined by secret ballot of those who work in the game industry. [ [http://www.interactive.org/about.php?facts The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences :: About AIAS > Academy Facts ] ]

GameSpot Game of the Year winners

The winners of the GameSpot Game of the Year are chosen by GameSpot editors. [ [http://www.gamespot.com GameSpot Website] ]

References

External links

* [http://goty.gamespy.com/2004/ 2004 Game of the Year feature] at GameSpy
* [http://www.gametrailers.com/game/5931.html 2007 Game of the Year Awards] at GameTrailers


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