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GamingOnLinux GOTY Section & Nominations Now Open

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It's official, we are doing our very first GOTY awards for Linux games. Nominations are currently open and will be for a few days before voting begins, so be sure to add every game you think deserves it.

This is our first attempt, so it may not be perfect, but it has seen some testing and worked fine for our tests. We may look to separate it by categories next year, but we do not have time to code that in this year, so to prevent delays it's a single-vote deal this year.

Voting will open on the night of the 31st of December, and the winner will be announced on the 14th of January 2015. So, you have just over a week for nominations and around 2 weeks for voting, simple enough right!

We manually approve all nominations to prevent spammy entries and duplicates, so don't fret if it takes a while to show up.

Games do not need to have released this year to enter, so if you still love a game from a while ago that's fine too.

To reduce our admin time: Please Note: This is for Native Linux games only. No Windows games, but wrapped games that support Linux (The Witcher 2, GOG Games) are fine.

Click here to enter the GOTY section. Be sure to help get the word out too!

Please reply here with any bugs, but there shouldn't really be any as it's quite simple. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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GoCorinthians 22 December 2014 at 3:10 pm UTC
Released this year: Metro 2033 or Witcher 2.
2014: Transistor

STEAM dayONE 4k FTW!
Daverball 22 December 2014 at 3:41 pm UTC
The links to pages 2 and beyond are broken, missing "?" in the url.
liamdawe 22 December 2014 at 3:42 pm UTC
DaverballThe links to pages 2 and beyond are broken, missing "?" in the url.

Thanks, fixed.
FredO 22 December 2014 at 3:43 pm UTC
Not sure it's right to add Early Access games to the GOTY nominations. Some are not even feature complete.
liamdawe 22 December 2014 at 3:57 pm UTC
FredONot sure it's right to add Early Access games to the GOTY nominations. Some are not even feature complete.
They are still released in some form, and they are games. So, I am fine with it as my personal GOTY is in EA, so I want to vote for it.
linux_gamer 22 December 2014 at 4:21 pm UTC
Borderlands 2 / TPS
and Euro Truck Simulator 2.
Daverball 22 December 2014 at 4:22 pm UTC
What about games with ports that are in some form of public beta? I.e. there's no linux icon on steam but you can download and play them on linux already. In other words do you look at steamdb or just the steam store itself to judge whether a game supports linux or not?
liamdawe 22 December 2014 at 4:23 pm UTC
Ideally only officially released games that actually advertise the Linux version.
Daverball 22 December 2014 at 4:31 pm UTC
Alright, seems like maybe a bit of a double standard when you allow EA titles, but I can understand why you would want to do it that way, since open beta titles probably don't stand a chance against officially released titles anyways, just purely based on the user base.
liamdawe 22 December 2014 at 4:35 pm UTC
DaverballAlright, seems like maybe a bit of a double standard when you allow EA titles, but I can understand why you would want to do it that way, since open beta titles probably don't stand a chance against officially released titles anyways, just purely based on the user base.

EA titles advertise their supported platforms. Games that have a secret Linux version do not, it's nothing to do with double standards.

If it advertises a Linux version: Allowed.
If it does not: Nope.
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