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You can vote for Super Mario 3D World as Spike’s Game of the Year

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The annual Spike Video Game Awards are under way now and you can participate online by voting for your favorite video games this year. The Game of the Year promotion is an interesting one, as the following games are up for the award:

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider
  • Grand Theft Auto V

That’s a solid round up of titles and even though Super Mario 3D World doesn’t release until Friday, you can still vote for it. Your conscience probably tells you that you should wait to play a game to vote it for Game of the Year, but you’re not gonna do that, are you? Either way, this is a solid line up of titles and I suspect Grand Theft Auto V will probably win on sheer size alone.

Be sure to check out the rest of the awards and vote for your favorite titles.

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  • Slug_DC

    It’s Spike so GTA V will win.

    • Sean

      Spike TV: catering to meat heads, morons and general douche bags since 2008.

      • Squid

        OMG I KNOW RIGHT?

      • Johnathan Rivera

        Yeah Spike tv Video game awards started in 2003…….

        • Sean

          ok 2003

    • Nintedward

      To be fair, GTAV is a very very very good game! But since I finished it I’ve had no desire at all to play it again :S.
      Usualy for me, my favorite games are ones that I can play through over and over and get addicted to like crazy.

      Even ZombiU I’m on about my 5th playthrough ;)

      • Petri

        I haven’t played Zombi U after I had my second game breaking bug, only played it through once.
        Maybe they have released a patch for it, have to check it out sometime.
        But still it was a decent game, little work and effort it could have been perfect.
        Too bad there wont be a sequel, Ubisoft didn’t really give it a fair change.

        I haven’t really played that many games over and over again, but I think I’m on 5th or 6th play through of Bayonetta, really cant wait Bayonetta 2.

        • Nintedward

          I can think of tons of game that I have finished multiple times. To me, that is usualy sign of a truly excellent game.

          For example, a year after Mario Galaxy had launched and I had already end gamed it I thought ” you know what would be cool, if I end gamed Mario galay all over again”…

          Come to think of it, I will probably play through GTAV again later on, it is sweeeeeet.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          I think its still the best Zombie game since RE4

          • Petri

            Sure, but I guess Zombie games could be divided to 2 categories, survival and other crap.
            Zombi U had potential, but it felt a little rushed in the end.
            DayZ (mod) had great tension, and was pretty good, even if it was just a mod.
            Telltales Walking Dead is still one of the best zombie games.
            Way better than that other interactive movie.

      • Magnus Eriksson

        Ey, Im on my third! :)

    • Super Buu

      Meh. The whole Game Of The Year thing is mostly a personal thing. One can prefer GTA V and the other can prefer Super Mario 3D World. These websites however just give the award to the most popular one. I just hate it when people take these as facts. They’re mere opinions and you can very well have your own Game Of The Year.

    • Rinslowe

      That’s cool, cause Mario never really loses….

    • Hipster Victor

      If not GTA V, Last of US

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    It will never win on Spike, but I like how two of the Nintendo games aren’t made by Nintendo. One isn’t even console exclusive :P

    • Keyser

      The funny thing about that is out of the “best playstation games” only one is a console exclusive, and for “best xbox games” none are exclusive… Just goes to show the power and quality of a Nintendo exclusive

      • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

        yup XD

      • kevin nun—-

        or Nintendo doesn’t have the 3rd party titles worthy of competing against the other company’s 3rd party games.

        • Keyser

          That’s actually a very valid point. Nintendo did not have Bioshock, GTA, and Tomb Raider so either way it would come down to 1st party titles. Hopefully, this will change as install base increases and we will get better 3rd party games like Watch Dogs, AC4, COD Ghosts etc. in the near future.

  • Keyser

    “Your conscience probably tells you that you should wait to play a game to vote it for Game of the Year, but you’re not gonna do that, are you? ”

    Damn right I’m not. Mario ftw!

    • ShilaquilOneal

      The whole show is a farce anyway. Might as well do it.

      • AkaLink77

        @Keyser Yup especially cuz most of that shows audience will vote GTA5. -_-

        • Jack5221

          The Last of Us should get it. The story is amazing! While GTA 5 is just… A really pretty GTA game. Its not a bad game, I love it, but The Last of Us deserves it.

          • The Libyan

            Honestly, I think Bioshock Infinte deserves it. It’s story was so great and the ending was GOD DAMN AMAZING!!!

          • Shota

            um burial at sea ending?

        • Hipster Victor

          Don’t forget The Last Of US

      • kevin nun—-

        3D World got 9.6 in IGN 10/10 in Eurogamer 5/5 in Joystik. Dang it, it’s time for Nintendo to do a kick-ass commercial/advertisement that doesn’t just include little kids. Their ads with these reviews, all over YouTube and on every TV channel… dayum.

        • Simon Stevens

          James Franco and Seth Rogan are….. cats o.0 there, ya just sold a million consoles

        • Coffee

          The ads are like that for now because WE already know about Nintendos awesome wii u u, they are trying to get mums to buy it on Christmas for a sale boost

          Next year they will start going on normal advertising again

        • Wildman

          Clip of a gamer playing his first game ever on the NES as a young child and falling in game love. Show him growing up in the future playing various Nintendo consoles as he gets older. Pan to the right to him as a twenty-something man playing SMB 3D World with a young lad and that lad falling in game love just as the twenty something man did in the past.

      • sillybajillies

        BioShock Infinite gave us an in depth world with challenging enemies and unique gameplay that really makes it stand out as a FPS. The game world itself is beautiful and the characters and storyline are really detailed themselves and are what gives this game life. Also moral choices!

        Last of Us took the zombie horror genre and put focus on the connections that people form when they all need to survive together. It puts an interesting concept of somebody who was born into an apocalyptic world relationship with someone who lost all he had left when it all began. The game plays well and the mechanics actually match the atmosphere of the game.

        GTA 5 is a game that took the 3rd person shooter genre and gave it a fun spin. The game has silly and violent moments where it realizes that it’s a game but it also tells an interesting story about 3 men who commit crimes and their values. Not to mention the game world is full of interesting NPC dialogue, radio news, songs written specifically for the game, and mock websites. The satiric world makes an amazing in depth game environment that makes players think about our own world.

        Then there’s Mario 3d world. Mario is a purely enjoyment game without much of a story. The games that stand out most are those that make us question ourselves and the world around us. I love Mario to death, but none of his game do that for me.

        Then again, I suppose gameplay is key so maybe by gameplay alone it works. But I feel like the other titles enhance gameplay by intertwining the story with the play experience.

        • Hipster Victor

          I understand, your more of a story and gameplay guy like me. Mario on the whole was never into making a good story like that. It’s just for the adventure, enjoyment and evolving the physical gameplay/. I can see it being nominated for Game of the year, but I doubt it’ll win due to the AAA big time hitters, especially if GTA V around.

          • Guest

            Er… since when has a Mario game been anything but a AAA big time heavy hitter?

          • Hipster Victor

            When I meant by AAA i meant your typical action, have shooting and violence game lol

          • Coffee

            Was mario galaxy AAA?

        • ShilaquilOneal

          “I suppose gameplay is key so maybe by gameplay alone it works”

          When it comes to VIDEOGAMES, gameplay is KING. It has never been otherwise.

          Its like this:

          Graphics, story and music are the icing on the cake. With the cake being made up entirely out of great gameplay.

          However, if the gameplay is made up of lousy gameplay, then no amount of good graphics, interesting story or lively music are gonna turn that cake into anything but a cow sh#t cake.

          • PS4/WiiU

            Damn, that was a great analogy

          • sillybajillies

            Yep, okay I see your point.

            A game can stand on it’s own without storyline and it certainly can’t without gameplay, but story and graphics are the boost. They’re what separate the good from the great, They’re the extra mile that actually makes the game itself memorable. I look at games somewhat artistically, so the narrative and the environments (both graphically and story) are what make them interesting to play.

            Think about it like this. New Mario games have been coming out rather frequently. It’s often said they’re a bit repetitive. Which is whatever cause they mix up the formula very frequently and every level is different, but there’s no incentive to keep playing after a few levels. Mario typically has a beginning, a bunch of levels that move you toward the ending, and then the ending, without any plot twists in between. It’s sorta something you play a few levels of and then put down. You never wanna keep playing to see what happens next. You can’t really become attached to the characters because there really are none. It doesn’t feel like you’re living vicariously through Mario because he’s literally the definition of the stereotypical save-the-princess genre of character.

            So, yes, gameplay is king, but the artistic and narrative aspect are what drive the player when the gameplay itself falls short. They’re what keeps a game interesting when playing it starts to feel like a chore. They add an additional layer of playability that could really boost the score.

          • ID_1324576890

            That’s why I think that Bioshock Infine and The Last of Us should not be on that list. The graphics and story on both are awesome, but they seemed like interactive movies than actual video games.

    • AAAkabob

      93 on Metacritic, only adds to the excitement.

    • DK_Hadouken

      Vote for: Bioshock Infinite…? Nope.
      Vote for: Super Mario 3D World? HELL YES! I DON’T NEED TO READ ANY FURTHER!

      • PS4/WiiU

        What about if there was another Nintendo game in the list that you like even more than super Mario 3d world. Then you would just vote for the wrong game since you didn’t read the other games.
        lol

        • DK_Hadouken

          Because I already know Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze is not coming out till February.

    • Jon

      Played it at best buy, was enough for me :D

    • Tecpedz94

      Regardless im sorry to say but GTA V will probably win….. Even though id probably till vote for Nintendo since i only played GTA V on that list. It was a great game but i mean nothing will beat the amusement i would have playing Nintendo games its just not the same like the rest in some cases :p

    • Martijn Plasmans

      ….

      • jjbredesen

        Lets just say Nintendo still has it in them!

        Has there ever been a bad Nintendo game?

        One with a bad metacritic score?

        I can’t seem to remeber a single 1st party title that has :D

        There will always be great Nintendo games, this has made me even more excited for Smash Bros, Zelda and everything else coming in 2014.

        The Wii U has got the best games lineup of all the “Next-gen” consoles :D

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Wii Music ring a bell?(63% Metacritic score) Either you’re too young to remember or fail to acknowledge it as a 1st party title.

          “The Wii U has got the best games lineup of all the “Next-gen” consoles :D”

          That’s just subjective, not objective, but I’m sure you know that already. Plus, it doesn’t make sense to compare game lineups when the PS4 has just released not even a week ago and Xbox One isn’t even released yet. Not to be mean, but that was a foolish statement to make. :P

          • jjbredesen

            Yeah i know it was a stupid statement, but it does have the best lineup so far, comapared to the PS4 and Xbox one but i am sure there will come some great games like Halo 5.

            And yes the PS4 has just launched and Xbox is about to launch.

            I guess i was just going in to Nintendo fanboy excitment mode, because of the great reviews..

            Wii Music… I forgot about that, never played it, but i am 14 (15 tomorrow) and was alive when the game released.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Bioshock was good but after finishing it, it was just meh.
    The Last of Us destroyed my heart and my soul, so I’ll go for Mario.

    Because Nintendo.
    That’s why.

  • http://www.nickbook.us/ Nick

    Vote Wonderful 101. Maybe Platinum will get to make a new Star Fox with a win as encouragement for Nintendo.

    • AAAkabob

      Uhhh but it’s not GOTY material.

    • greengecko007

      Opinions of the game itself aside, a niche title will never win a GOTY award. May as well nominate Pikmin 3 too.

  • Squid

    When was the last time Mario was a candidate? I’m not sure if Galaxy was there, it started in 2008 right?

  • Simon Stevens

    I have no idea what to pick!, isn’t Ni no kuni an option as well as Wonderful 101?, both amazing games but out of this list I would say the last of us is definitely game of the year, maybe Mario will change my mind, I don’t know but it’s definitely up there in my top 5 for the year

    1. Pikmin 3
    2. The last of us
    3. Ni no kuni
    4. The wonderful 101
    5. Soul sacrifice (Fire emblem awakening tied at this spot)

    • bakedapplepie

      Its got to be Mario. Good list though… Ni No Kuni was really such a good game. I couldn’t stop playing it, hopefully it will have a genuine sequel.

      • Simon Stevens

        It probably will be once I play it :D I never put Mario 3D land down, not even to poop! LOL it’s been really such an amazing year across Nintendo and Sony consoles, Atelier Ayesha didn’t even make that list, nor did Persona 4 golden or Wind Waker HD and they knocked my socks off :D Ni no kuni was a breath of fresh air because I just hadn’t seen an rpg like it since Dragon Quest VIII on ps2

    • Ducked

      Best five games I’ve played this year

      1: Fire Emblem Awakening
      2: The Last of Us
      3: Animal Crossing New Leaf
      4: Rayman Legends
      5: Ni No Kuni Wrath of The White Witch

      • Simon Stevens

        Animal crossing is like crack to my little one right now haha

        • Ducked

          lol, it’s a fantastic game. very well developed

          • Simon Stevens

            I’ve been dying to dive in but he sleeps with it under his pillow and deletes my saves >.> he means business, I get him back for it though, I go into his room when he’s fast asleep and wake him up with a good ol fashioned wwwwaaaaaaazzzzzzuuuuupppppppp

          • Ducked

            that sounds nice haha. He’s probably paranoid that you might change his town in mayor mode. (which is the best part)

      • RyuNoHadouken

        TLOU is the only game on your list i agree with

        • Ducked

          That’s nice..

    • Rinslowe

      True, they should totally replace Tomb Raider with The Last of Us.

      *Looks like no need…

  • PS4/WiiU

    I already voted before this article lol

  • zX Excalibur Xz

    Tomb Raider on this list is embarrassing. Before GTA Online came out I would of given it to GTA hands down without a thought of any other game getting a chance. With the Complete failure of GTA Online I am definatly more inclined to want to give it to Mario. Lets be honest nobody had to play or see a review of it to know its going to be great.

    • TheRealTruthTeller

      Tomb Rider is awesome, the hell is your problem?

      • zX Excalibur Xz

        one of the biggest disappointments in gaming this year was tomb raider. I wish I would of rented it instead of buying it.

        • RyuNoHadouken

          you must have sucked at it

          • zX Excalibur Xz

            so you have no idea at my skill with video games, and you come to a conclusion that i sucked at it. It was mediocre. I was hyped up for the game loved the Original Tomb Raiders, was hoping it could bring back the glory that tomb raider once held. I guess thats what i get for thinking that Square enix finally got their act together.

          • RyuNoHadouken

            its the best Tomb Raider game to date

          • zX Excalibur Xz

            you seem to have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a child. I apologize or continuing a conversation with you.

  • Ducked

    The Last of Us is much better than GTA V is

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Maybe. I never played it to actually disagree with you.

      • Ducked

        GTA V was a disappointment in my opinion, the campaign mode was way to short, like beat it in a few hours short.

        The Last of Us had an amazing storyline, with real life gameplay. T

        I honestly don’t see how GTA V is a candidate, but it is Spike.

    • Magnus Eriksson

      I think ZombiU was better than the Last of Us.

      • Ducked

        I loved ZombiU, but the campaign was a little to short for me.

        • Magnus Eriksson

          True

  • beerkin

    But I havent played it yet…..I can say for sure I hope the last of us is the last of that game.

    • RyuNoHadouken

      TLOU is THE best game EVER created….stop being such a Ninkiddo

      • SGTMAR

        it’s nearly a game, more of an experience. Probably deserves to be going against movies not video games.

      • Donaald

        The ass of us is overrated. Deal with it.

  • fireheartis1

    I just voted for Super Mario 3D World because I know it’s going to be amazing.

  • Will (ishigum)

    Damn it a troll. Someone must have not answered his 3 questions.

  • ShilaquilOneal

    flagged for hate speach

  • fireheartis1

    Um Nintendo has been around since 84 douche bag. Why am I even responding to you. We all know you’re a troll anyways.

    • DragonSilths

      1889 actually.

      • fireheartis1

        True but I meant in the USA lol.

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Actually I think it’s more around 1981 since Donkey Kong was in arcades in the States. Lol.

      • DragonSilths

        Awe…I didn’t get to say to that guy 125 years old is old not kiddy….

    • Justagamer

      1889 started it all

    • Johnathan Rivera

      Dont bother adding fuel to his troll fire.

  • Will (ishigum)

    The Internet, providing us with an endless supply of all caps typing, poor grammar utilizing, awful at spelling 15 year old trolls since 1995.

    • Johnathan Rivera

      This ^

    • Humza

      im 14 and i agree with everything you said,
      also you forgot racist

      • Hipster Victor

        and Sexist too.

    • Jon

      pretty sure that is the springer85 kid. Spelling is the same and the all caps really gives it away to.

  • fireheartis1

    They’re not their learn how to spell bro.

  • DragonSilths

    Why no Pokémon X/Y? My top 5 games of 2013 are:
    1: Pokémon X
    2: Zelda Windwaker HD
    3: Fire Emblem Awakening
    4: Pikmin 3
    5: Hmm…Don’t really have a 5th? Halo Reach!!! lol. Better then Halo 4.

    • Donaald

      Pokemon was nominated for best rpg.

      • DragonSilths

        Indeed. But was it on best Handheld game?

    • Logic

      Nice list

      My top 5 are…
      1.GTA V
      2.Pokemon Y
      3.Zelda Windwaker HD (never played the original, really enjoyed this one)
      4.Battlefield 4
      5. Fire Emblem Awakening

      • DragonSilths

        I see.
        GTA 5 DEFINITION of overrated lol. Decent game but definitely not OMFG AMAZING!!!
        Battlefield 4…No EA game deserves to be on any list that isn’t shittiest game of the year. As a guy on Youtube called Shokio says, its just BF3 with better graphics slapped on.
        But your other 3 are great.

        • Logic

          Honestly, I thought that GTA 5 was that great. It lived up to the hype that the gaming media crafted. As for BF4, I’ve never played BF3, so maybe that’s why I think BF4 is so epic.

  • ShilaquilOneal

    I know that your user name is racist and that you’re trying to do everything possible to get your IP banned.

    That’s what I know.

    • Justagamer

      He will be banned in time

  • David Horowitz

    Just in time, too. The year’s almost over!

  • ShilaquilOneal

    Are your other 5 accounts using the same IP?

    If so, you’re screwed if they IP ban you.

    • Hipster Victor

      you know, Muslinarmunkys reminds me of a annoying troll name Springer65 or something

  • ShilaquilOneal

    You’re right.

    You’re not going anywhere…… IN LIFE.

    • Justagamer

      He is not worth debate with..some people are to dumb to understand that..But what games do you have for the Wii U

  • jjbredesen

    I dont actualy think you know what a IP is. If your IP is banned your internett router is banned from posting comments on this site.

    That is the easiest way i can explain it.

    • Justagamer

      You can’t reason with stupid ..It’s best to just thumb him down and move on

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    I find it funny that you spend your life like this, while i am playing the new awsome mario game, i actually wont insult you as a kid, because kids are smarter then you.

    • Justagamer

      Hahahaha That comment was priceless and the truth..Friday hurry and get here i want my Mario!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjbredesen

    And how old are you 50, living with your mother?

  • jjbredesen

    Obviously not IP banned, just user banned dam you are stupid.

    I will not disqus stuff with a moron and troll.

    That is my final word in this case, i will not respond to your imature and childish comments. You ar a disgrace to gamers and the human race.

    Now shut up!

    I never want to see you on this site again!

    I am reporting you to the mods right now.

    DONE!

    • Justagamer

      I will join you on that..How do i report the troll

      • jjbredesen

        Click on the tip us at the top of the page. It wil sendt you to a contact page. Use it to get him banned.

  • Jake

    Apparently you can’t get anything if all you do is troll a video game company. You have no life and that’s why the only vagina you will be near is your own.

  • Justagamer

    I voted for Mario and not sure if it will win or not but giving my vote make it worth it and voted for zelda too

  • Petri

    Bioshock was a nice game, 2 and infinite were kinda meh.
    My only beef with Tomb Raider is, that it didn’t feel like Tomb Raider, but it was still a nice game.
    Don’t know if I’ll ever be bothered to play last of us, gameplay just didn’t look so good.
    And GTA V I might play, if it gets released on PC, though GTA games on PC are usually pretty low on quality, so would have to wait it to be around 5-10€ to actually it to be worth it.
    But I could consider digital download either one of those for PS3 for 15€.

    As for SM3DW, at first I wasn’t that excited for it, since I was thinking it was just some quick patch together game that could have been for 3DS.
    But it looks like its going to be pretty decent multiplayer game for my family, and should be getting it just in time for my sons birthday for kids to play it.
    Unless I want to keep it all to myself and let kids play Wii Party U or something.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    im 16 and and age has nothing to do with inteligence. My brother is 8 and has better tests then people who go in college its the same thing with me just more advanced, You should learn some manners boy!

    • greengecko007

      Fun fact, intelligence is the ability to learn, and is most definitely affected by age.

      The two types of general intelligence are fluid and crystallized, otherwise known as the ability to use reason and logic, and the ability to learn long term skills respectively. For example, smaller children are much more capable at developing language skills than senior citizens because of how crystallized intelligence is affected by age. Similarly, smaller children have less capacity for reason and logic than an older person because of how fluid intelligence works.

      It is however, quite possible that you and your brother are of above average intelligence.

      • Alexander Kleinwechter

        Have you heard about aspergers before and what it does, i think that answers your question!

        • greengecko007

          Obviously everything I typed applies to people without disorders. If you are interested in the subject, I would recommend taking a psychology class, as it is one of the first key concepts (and it’s an interesting subject in general). Also, I didn’t ask a question.

          • Alexander Kleinwechter

            :) You know im not mean in any way, im just curious how most people behave, and maybe sometimes i answer or ask questions that may be absurd or very offending to people, though i never do it intentionally, so i just want to say i think i already know very much of every type of disorders, aspergers isn’t a disorder, i see it as an upgrade then a normal person, its also not classified as a disorder, and i have been on countless tests and psychology meetings in over 5 years now, because i only found it out later on in my life. As one of the greatest philosophers ever lived (im referring to myself) i see intelligence very different then other people! Arrogance, approval, stubborness are one of the key factors in my opinion that people who think like that arent that intelligent!

          • greengecko007

            Asperger’s syndrome is an ASD, which is an autism spectrum disorder. In no way does that mean people with asperger’s have a lesser quality of life, and they are perfectly fine human beings, but is is a disorder. As long as you are happy with the way you are, that’s all that matters though.

  • Donaald

    Why would anyone should play that crap?

  • jreed3842

    Oh gosh… Those are all really great games… Honestly, I don’t know if Mario can compare to awesome games like The Last of Us. We’ll just have to see!

  • http://akimoto.co.vu/ ilovegoogleglass

    Xbox One

    • Jon

      I didn’t know the Xbox one was a game…

  • Rinslowe

    Have to be honest, with the exception of Tomb Raider (personal opinion), that is one heck of a list!

    It’s a hard one, really….
    (ticks Mario)

  • iamserious

    Wow all of these games offer something different. Not a fan of most of them however I have heard great things about all of them. I can’t wait to try out Mario 3D World!

  • Dez

    I don’t trust Spike’s VGA awards, they always do wonky crap and omit games that are largely better than what they showcase.

  • Rman94

    I voted for mario of course. I’m not gonna say that the other games are bad games cause I played and really loved them. Nintendo has been through a lot of crap this year and they always make my holidays awesome since I was a kid.

  • Rinslowe

    Seems Mario wins already…

    IGN: 9.6
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review

    Eurogamer: 10/10
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-11-19-super-mario-3d-world-review

    Kotaku: YES, lol…
    http://kotaku.com/super-mario-3d-world-the-kotaku-review-1467128494

    Gamespot: 9
    http://www.gamespot.com/reviews/super-mario-3d-world-review/1900-6415544/

    Joystick: 5/5 stars
    http://www.joystiq.com/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review-just-peachy/

    This Sixth Axis: 8/10
    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review/

    Polygon: 9/10
    http://www.polygon.com/2013/11/19/5103156/super-mario-3d-world-silly-symphony

    Metro UK: 9/10
    http://metro.co.uk/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review-the-cats-meow-4193103/

    The Guardian: 5/5 stars
    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/19/super-mario-3d-world-review

    US Gamer: 4.5/5 stars
    http://www.usgamer.net/articles/super-mario-3d-world-makes-the-old-feel-new-review

    Gametrailers .com: 9.5/10
    http://www.gametrailers.com/reviews/9nm7k6/super-mario-3d-world-review

    Gamesradar: 4.5/5 stars
    http://www.gamesradar.com/super-mario-3d-world-review/

    The Official Nintendo Magazine: 93%
    http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/55978/reviews/super-mario-3d-world-review-review/?page=4

    Now Gamer: 9/10
    http://www.nowgamer.com/wiiu/wiiu-reviews/2165648/super_mario_3d_world_review.html

    Gamezone: 9.5/10
    http://www.gamezone.com/reviews/2013/11/19/super-mario-3d-world-review-once-more-with-feline

    And the list goes on….
    :)

    http://cdn2.sbnation.com/assets/3568391/bowser_car.jpg

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      GTA V will probably still win anyways. I’m not a fan of what is better because it’s all based on opinions. GTA V just appeals to more people in the world than Mario these days. Plus, does it matter who wins and who loses? Lol. Game of the Year can be whatever you want it to be. Game of the Year claims are irrelevant since it’s just based on popular opinion and lacks an objective.

      Point being, it doesn’t matter who wins. We all win when we buy the games we love most. :P

      • Rinslowe

        Hey man! No need to spin the positive news into a serious debate! Lol
        :P

        I’m just sharing good Mario news with the crowd!
        (BTW; who takes spike seriously? ha)

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          Hey, I love debates. It’s in my nature to strike one up. :)

          • Rinslowe

            Hahaha.

            Fair enough!
            Oh yeah and GTV is a blast in it’s own right…

  • Tecpedz94

    They have Zelda a link to teh past on club Nintendo to download but its for the Wii :( If only they can switch it to wiiu and i can play on my gamepad or if they offered it for the 3ds….

  • Logic

    Voting for a game that I haven’t even played yet…nope. I’m going to vote AFTER I play this. So far, game of the year for me is GTA V. I’m not going to vote just because it’s a Mario game and there are good reviews for it (Heck, sources like IGN and Gamespot are hardly trustworthy). Voting for Super Mario 3D world right now is like judging a book by its cover.

  • FowlOsborn

    the picture below is a joke, here’s the game

  • Mornal

    Here’s a trick. Vote, then delete your cookies. You can vote twice.

  • Hipster Victor

    Every one i have an Idea, lets just NOT feed the silly troll and just BANNED him. He’ll just quit eventually due to the great feeling of rejection.

  • elbrody

    I just gave my vote for the plumber bros

  • ufg

    WHERE IS PIKMIN 3???

  • Kevin Malone

    Ouch, the moment I saw Last of Us the very real possibility of me unfairly voting for Super Mario 3D World before playing it went out the window. Sorry guys. Sure I will love the game (even took a rare leap of faith by pre-ordering it), but Last of Us gave me the feels, and I love the game-play (the multiplayer is solid, too; addicting, even). I also enjoyed Bioshock Infinite; Elizabeth was one of my favorite characters for a story of any medium, whether video games, books, movies, etc.

  • http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008SRISGU#reader_B008SRISGU Adam Howell

    Gta V will win right? Anyway, due to the launch date, Mario has a big disadvantage and Spike goty has little correlation to my personal goty so I don’t care about it.

  • HypocritesRROD

    No use. Spike’s VGA is a microsoft tool. In 2007, Super Mario Galaxy wasn’t even nominated despite it being one the second best reviewed game of all time.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Spike_Video_Game_Awards

    In 2008, they elected Grand Theft Auto IV as their game of the year. A Multiplatform game. They chose GTA 4 instead of Metal Gear Solid 4 because the xbox has nothing that year.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Video_Game_Awards

  • Luciano

    Happy to see Super Mario 3D World receiving so many compliments
    Waiting for November 22th arrives as fast as ever!

  • InterTreble

    Done. No problem with GTA V and the other hollywood-style games (which I played and enjoyed also) but if we speak about GAMES, and what this word means, the only answer is Super Mario 3D World. I haven’t played it yet, but I will and I’ve already read and watched enough about. This is art, it’s another thing.

  • lonewolf88

    lets destroy GTA V MUAHAahahaha!

  • JoeyD

    I voted for SM3DW!

  • Jon

    I voted twice…. is that fair? lol

  • DingoWalley

    I did my part and voted for Mario as Game of the Year!

    Go Mario! :D

  • Nate

    Has anyone found a physical store where you can preorder Super Mario 3D World? They usually have a little preorder card, but seemingly nowhere has a preorder slip for this one (asked at Target a few weeks ago and the guy had no clue what I was talking about). Otherwise Best Buy preorder online, ship to store may be my only other trustworthy option.

  • ETeach

    I know I’m going to love Mario more than GTAV, which was the only other one I’ve played. So yeah, voted for Mario World. Hopefully if it (miraculously) beats out GTA V it’ll draw some much needed attention to the WiiU