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GOL GOTY Awards Are Over, Here's The Top 10 From Each Section

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Our first ever GOTY Awards are over, and we have the top 10 from the two sections ready for your viewing pleasure. This was a fun experiment we will do again next year.

You can now view the full GOTY page complete with leaderboards for each game. We had it up originally, but it was removed to prevent a voting bias for the top games based on feedback. This will remain open until a lot later in the year when we prepare the next one.

The winners are Borderlands 2, and 0 A.D., so massive congratulations to them both. They are both excellent games, and deserve being winners. We've sent both a tweet to let them know, with a nice image provided by community member sobkas.

Congratulations to all the games that didn't win, as you were great enough to be nominated that should mean something!

Open Source Winners
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All Others
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Own up, who voted for 7 Days to Die?

We will work on nicer images to import for the winner announcement next year.

Question Time
We don't want the 2015 awards to be rammed full of so many games we can't count them, so we wish to ask you how you think we should handle it?

Should we do as other sites do and only let editors nominate?
Should we limit nominations per-person?

What (apart from more categories!) do you feel we missed that's essential for next year? And what other more regular awards would you like to see us do?
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Citiroller 14 January 2015 at 10:29 pm UTC
I think that next time editors should pick the games you can vote for so there isn't that huge amount of possibilities. But of course they should accept/think about proposals of the community.
Congratulations to the winners. 2014 was a great year for Linux gamers
HipsterRich 14 January 2015 at 10:35 pm UTC
Seriously I don't get what happened with MnB, it's a classic ;(
stan 14 January 2015 at 10:51 pm UTC
I don’t think editors should choose the games; you could let everyone suggest one game, then only list the 10 or 20 games that were nominated the most, for example.

Edit: that being said, I didn’t mind the big list of nominated games because only 4 of them were a possible choice for me.
OZSeaford 14 January 2015 at 10:51 pm UTC
Mount and blade! Got at least two votes then!!
linux_gamer 14 January 2015 at 10:55 pm UTC
CitirollerCongratulations to the winners. 2014 was a great year for Linux gamers
100% Approval.

Would be nice if the survey is completed by the total number of votes.
STiAT 14 January 2015 at 11:32 pm UTC
Never played BL2 or The battle for Wesnoth, but 0AD and Civ5: well earned.
rodvil 14 January 2015 at 11:53 pm UTC
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It should be games nominated by the editors and there should be some categories.
The main rule should be that they were released for Linux on that year. (no early access, no always the same games year after year)
stss 15 January 2015 at 12:03 am UTC
With so many games it might be nice if people could rank their top5 or something where your top ranked game would get 5 points, the second would get 4 points etc..

Because if two games are very similar then it really might come down to a cointoss as to how people vote, and so all the votes for those games would be split in half. But if they could rank them then both of those games would get a bunch of 5's and 4's which might be more accurate

[EDIT]A better example might be source engine games. Say you are voting based on quality of the game ported and 100 people think the source engine was ported well. Do you vote for HL2? CSS? etc.. So those 100 votes might become 20 per game or so[/EDIT]

Just brainstorming
pete910 15 January 2015 at 1:12 am UTC
STiATNever played BL2 or The battle for Wesnoth, but 0AD and Civ5: well earned.

There's a reason why BL2 won ;)

Seriously, get it. Presuming it your type of game that is.

Only tested the Talos principle 2 days ago, If first impresions are anything to go be I think it will be epic. The graphics are stunning too. Performance seems good as well on the AMD card I have(290x)
minj 15 January 2015 at 1:27 am UTC
stssWith so many games it might be nice if people could rank their top5 or something where your top ranked game would get 5 points, the second would get 4 points etc..

Because if two games are very similar then it really might come down to a cointoss as to how people vote, and so all the votes for those games would be split in half. But if they could rank them then both of those games would get a bunch of 5's and 4's which might be more accurate
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