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The ’Gestys 2012: Game Of The Year

The votes are in. We think. Well, we’re sure the votes are around here somewhere.

By John Teti • December 19, 2012

If you missed the first two days of The ’Gesty Awards, here are Day One and Day Two.

The ’Gestys conclude with an award for the most delightful sneaking of the year and the big one: Game Of The Year. It seems that every time you give away a big award like this, people complain about voting irregularities, but our official show accountant insists everything was on the up-and-up. This whole ’Gestys thing has become too political, anyway.

On behalf of the whole Gameological crew, I want to thank you for watching The Digest and all of our videos this year. I have big plans to make the show better next year, such as tidying up the Digest bookshelves, and that’s pretty much it. So here’s to the possibilities of 2013!

(The Gameological year isn’t quite over yet, though. We’ve got a big surprise planned for tomorrow…)

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  1. Fluka says:

    Aw man.  I have been up all night struggling with my job’s godawful code framework, doing crap science, and writing a terrible powerpoint presentation.  This video was just the right combination of Rambling and Cat that I needed right now.

    In gratitude for a great video and a *fantastic* first Gameological year, here is my namesake all dressed up for the occasion as well.

    • Raging Bear says:

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again:


      • Citric says:

        Story time!

        There was a murder in my neighborhood, and the very serious police officers were going door to door to see if anyone had seen anything. My kitty came to the door, and the two officers then got all cutesy going “Looks like we have a visitor!” and trying to pet the cat.

    • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

      Why, that cat has the poise and demure charms of a young Grace Kelly.
         I’ve no doubt that playful accent piece will help draw in the eye of the Prince of Monaco.

      • Fluka says:

        I’d be lying of the name of the jpeg on my computer wasn’t “prettyprincesscat.jpg.”

        Outfits not shown: Sash consisting of bag handle + ripped paper bag; amazon shipping box.

  2. PaganPoet says:

    I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords. Kitty-samatachi, I am apt at catching fresh fish, have a healthy stock of catnip, and am well-versed in the belly and behind-the-ear scratching arts. I humbly submit myself to your service, and can offer a list of human offenders who love/own Napoleon complex defiant lap dogs.

    • caspiancomic says:

       I, similarly, am sitting on an embarrassment of canned tuna, and am in possession of dozens of those scratching post things with like the dealy-bopper on top that cats like to paw at. Also all my electronic appliances are always left on, and are warm and flat, and usually left near a window in such a way that the sun hits them perfectly all day. I also have some lasagna, I don’t know if cats are actually into that or if that’s some kind of cat racial stereotype.

      (PS, @PaganPoet:disqus : It is accomplished.)

      • Girard says:

        I have years of cat-pampering experience, and am well-versed in the best areas for scritchy-scratching tummy-wummies. My last cat lived until drinking age, which should be a testament to the attention and care I feel our feline overlords deserve.

        Also, I have a bone-deep hatred of dogs and would not cause any ‘trouble’ were some sort of broad anti-dog measures (or “solutions to the dog problem”) proposed or adopted by the Soupy administration.

        • stakkalee says:

          I’ll give you my leash and my tugging rope when you pry them from my cold, dead hands.

          Besides, without dogs who would GET THE STICK!  GET THE STICK BOY!  GO GET THE STICK RIGHT THERE WHO’S A GOOD BOY!

        • Girard says:

          Obviously you’ve been brainwashed by the insidious canine cabal into thinking someone needs to get the stick. Free your mind!

        • HobbesMkii says:

          @paraclete_pizza:disqus Wake up, dogple!

        • stakkalee says:

          No, you don’t understand.  The stick is RIGHT THERE.  It is literally RIGHT OVER THERE RIGHT NOW, and I think it may have landed in a little poop.  Do you understand?  Do you understand?  THERE IS A POOP-STICK RIGHT OVER THERE RIGHT NOW AND SOME OTHER DOG IS GOING TO GET IT OH MY GOD.

          Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a squeaky toy I need to disembowel.  The squeaker mocks me with its laughter.

        • Girard says:

          NO HALF MEASURES, @HobbesMkii:disqus ! Lukewarm types like you will be first against the wall when the Meowvolution comes!

      • PaganPoet says:

        Yes! A discussion shall be had on this week’s What Are You Playing This Weekend! A discussion, indeed, but tonight we feast and make merry!

    • Moonside_Malcontent says:

       Only base reactionaries and dog-running running-dogs would oppose the foundation of the new, revolutionary regime of Comrade Soupy and his cadre of loyal subordinates.

    • His_Space_Holiness says:

      I on the other hand, am allergic to cats, and will be organizing a dedicated underground resistance movement forthwith. Our loud vacuum cleaners and spritz bottles will lead us to victory!

  3. caspiancomic says:

    Oooh, a surprise for tomorrow!? I hope with all my strength it is cat related. Is this going to be the last week of content before powering down for the holidays? Are we going to get WAYPTW and Keyboard Geniuses on Friday, or should PP, Jackie, and I go crazy insane somewhere in tomorrow’s thread?

    Follow-up question, do I spend too much time and energy worrying about the content schedule of my favourite video game website and gossiping with my internet friends about esoteric Japanese dungeon crawlers when I ought to be spending the week leading up to Christmas spreading joy to all mankind and appreciating my family and whatever?

  4. Matthew Smith says:

    Really – not even a Nod to Mark of the Ninja for stealth…
    This was still pretty good other than that glaringly obvious flaw

    • Maudib says:

       I am going to tell myself that they assumed someone else was going to nominate it, so they all defaulted to their second choice.

  5. Destroy Him My Robots says:

    Anthony John Agnello’s goodbye waving stance is impeccable. I hereby bestow upon thee the brotastic title of “Stancemeister”. Have you considered a career in South Korean promotional photography?

    Having said that, I now want something called “Studfiend & Stancemeister”, but I’m not sure if it should be
    a) a buddy cop movie
    b) a comedy about two best friends’ misadventures on campus
    c) a law firm.

    • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

      The best thing is all three choices can easily incorporate a chimpanzee sidekick.

    • Why not incorporate all three into one film? Two cops, who happen to be best friends, have to investigate a corrupt law firm only to discover that the incriminating evidence is stored in a local sorority… for… reasons.

      • HobbesMkii says:

        It’s easier than all that:

        “By day they’re just two regular NYPD cops. By night, they’re practicing lawyers. But they’ve got a secret: they’re still in college! Tune in every Wednesday at 9:00pm (8 Central) for the zany adventures of Studfiend and Stancemeister! *chimp sounds* Oh, right, and their best friend Bobo!” 

        That last is for @Spacemonkey_Mafia:disqus 

        • Sleverin says:

           This right here gentlemen…could be one of the most brilliant pitches ever heard in history.  Could we possibly make them morning shock jocks possibly?  I think the idea of them being on a pound of blow every morning using cheesy soundboard effects and horrid Lewinski jokes they still think is relevant might even add to the hilarity.  And to show that we, as producers, are totally on the pulse of the American popular social conscious.

          BAM!  NAILED IT!

        •  Brilliant! I say we Kickstarter it.

        • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

            Should it get made, I will buy any product advertised during this show.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          …picked up by NBC, starring Vince Vaughn and Dane Cook.
          The end.

        • Electric Dragon says:

          More of a USA Network vibe, I think. Would fit neatly with Suits and That Other One That’s Not Suits But Sounds Very Similar.

        • Bakken Hood says:

          @Effigy_Power:disqus Which one plays the chimp?

    • Captain Internet says:

      d) optional extras in a teledildonics suite

  6. The_Misanthrope says:

    Wait a minute…correct if I’m wrong–I haven’t played it–but isn’t there a cat in Gravity Rush? C’mon, Soupy, you’re setting back the cause of catkind!

    • Chip Dipson says:

       Not just a cat, but a fairly sassy interdimensional cat. Soupy would be embarrassed if cats were capable of shame.

      • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

        But that cat was depicted under the human gaze that so many videogames are affected by. It’s nice that there was finally a game that pandered to the oft-unpandered-to cat demographic.

  7. Effigy_Power says:

    As someone born in Brooklyn and currently wearing a “Baroness” (The band, not the action figure) shirt and a Fedora, I am quite angry that the title of “Hipster Douche” apparently falls to the guy who already has “Stud Fiend”.
    Stop hoarding titles, Teti. Leave some for the rest of us!

    PS: How many games are there for the iPad that essentially serve the purpose to destroy the iPad either through letting animals drag their claws over it (my cat always goes for claws on laser pointers) or by having several people smash their hands on it to press a color?

    • Girard says:

      I don’t think the fedora marks you as a ‘hipster’ so much as ‘alpha-dork.’ Which, depending on your personal preference, could be a title you wear with pride or resent to your dying day…

      • Sleverin says:

        Fedoras are fuckin sweet, no doubt about it, it’s all about what you wear it with.  Trenchcoat and shorts?  Comic book nerd.  Flannel over shirt and wife beater with beat up denim jeans?  Confused grunge kid who might also like comic books.  A beard/goatee where you think that looking like an 1830’s bartender is pretty sweet?  Hipster. 

        Hold on while I get my baseball bat to adorn thy crown with and to remove the fedora.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          What about a Fedora in combination with Band-shirt, a small, black leather vest, skinny jeans and Converse All-Stars? Also I am wearing my rimless glasses.
          I think that says artsy, beautiful, yet strong and determined success hipster who is also pretty and good at stuff.
          -clenches fist-
          I think we all agree…

      • Reuben says:

        Forget the hipster part. They just make you look like a douche.

    • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

      Yeah, but you moved to Canada.  You may still have dual citizenship, but you’ve completely renounced any street cred.
         Who are the Canadian hipsters?  David Foley and A.C. Newman from the New Pornographers.  A couple of meek, baby-faced white guys.
         Sorry, Eff.  Losing the Hipster Douche mantle is price of national health care.    

      • Chum Joely says:

        You obviously haven’t been to Montreal any time recently. We’ve got loads of ’em.  In two languages!

        • Effigy_Power says:

          I would go so far as to say that bi-lingual hipsters may be even hippier than Brooklyn style hipsters, mostly because they will always speak to you in the language you speak less well, only to be even more exclusive.

        • Moonside_Malcontent says:

           Comment dit-on “you’ve probably never heard of them” en français?

        • Chum Joely says:

          @Effigy_Power:disqus You are incredibly insightful, how did you guess that?

        • Effigy_Power says:

          Been there, seen that.

        • Merve says:

          @ChumJoely:disqus: For real, man. The Plateau and Mile End are full of ’em.

        • Chum Joely says:

          @Merve2:disqus  Exactly, and that’s where I work (lived there for a while too, but you know… before it was cool), so I’m exposed to that excitement all day long.

          My personal experience with this is: I speak French pretty well, most of the time (e.g. as long as I’ve had my coffee), but with a faint-but-identifiable American/anglophone accent, so people are constantly switching to English to “help me out”.  Especially those of the hipster persuasion.

        • Merve says:

          @ChumJoely:disqus: That always irked me. It’s especially bad when they themselves struggle with English. In the back of my head, I’m thinking, “Man, this conversation would have been easier if we’d stuck with French.”

      • Effigy_Power says:

        What about Dallas Green? Pretty sure he’s quite awfully hipsterish.
        Also, being born in Hipster Central gives me enough cred to last even after relocation.

    • Chum Joely says:

      I saw something amazing at the toy store the other day… a Fisher-Price iPad holder, basically to make it look like a nursery toy with shiny stuff around the edges etc., but also to protect it when your toddler throws it on the floor.

      I have two young kids and I don’t think kids should have iPads. They should draw and read in real life. (Some TV and/or videogames, OK; but not the concentrated electronic crack that is an iPad.)

      • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

        My kid watches videos and plays games on the iPad and it doesn’t take up any more of her play time than other, more tactile pursuits.  I guess I don’t really see the ethical gradation between TV-based media and tablet based media.
           For the first time the other day I had her sit on my lap and draw in MS Paint with the Wacom tablet and that was really satisfying.  She still prefers crayons and markers for all the obvious reasons, but it was satisfying to see her excited by being able to use almost every imaginable color.

        • Chum Joely says:

          First of all, I shuold really limit my comment to  my own kids. But for us… maybe my distinction with TV has to do with the size of the “bubble” that you go into when interacting with one or the other?  With TV, the media takes up the whole living room and potentially incorporates other people, whereas my kids on an iPad would just be in a little 2-foot bubble, totally absorbed by the screen in their lap. Somehow this doesn’t fit with my idea of how little kids should entertain themselves (I don’t even like how much time I spend on iPhone games and apps now that I have one of those lovely/insidious devices).

          Also the whole issue of real physical interactions with books, crayons etc. Not everything in life should be presented through a screen.

          But you’re sitting down with your daughter with the iPad, so that’s not exactly the scenario I’m thinking of. Point taken.

        • Girard says:

          Obviously you are both horrible parents. MY* children only play with, uh, moss. And morning dew. Purely natural playthings that ensure a healthy, well-adjusted relationship to the world and nature.

          BRB, my baby is covered in fire ants.

          *entirely hypothtical

      • Effigy_Power says:

        I am all for children getting into electronics as soon as possible, since familiarity with technology is going to be a pretty big factor for the rest of their lives.
        However, maybe that shouldn’t include handing a toddler a very complex and fragile glass-screen tablet and letting them go to town on it.

        PS: I buy my nieces and nephews Fisher Price stuff for Xmas, so I assume that the iPad holder probably rivals the iPad in price.

      • Ryan Smith says:

        Agreed. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I was recently at an exhibition for the world’s best table tennis players–watching Olympic gold medalists from China hit ping pong balls 80 MPH at each other and there was an 8-year old kid sitting on the front row that never looked up from the iPad in his lap. How much cooler does reality have to be to engage in it?

        I’m honestly glad I’m not growing up as a kid in this era of technology. I probably would have spent way less time outside.

        • Chum Joely says:

          Yeah, this is the kind of thing I’m most concerned about. Obviously though, @Effigy_Power:disqus , you’re right that some exposure to tech is critical for their future prospects. It’s hard to find the balance.

        • Girard says:

          @ChumJoely:disqus : I find a useful way to think of it (admittedly as an educator and not a parent) is as a particular kind of “literacy.” It helps me to acknowledge the pros and cons of digital media for kids without becoming either an uncritical pusher of digital gadgets or a pearl-clutching luddite.
          Technological literacy, like textual literacy is a critical skill for kids to have as they grow up and respond to and participate in contemporary culture. I would even go so far as to say productive literacy is critical – just as writing is as important a skill as reading for cultural participation, some awareness of programming or how programmed systems work “under the hood” is as important as knowing how to use those programs.

          But, just as acknowledging that reading is good for kids doesn’t mean that all books are magically beneficial or that being shut up in a room reading all day is good for kids, acknowledging that digital literacy is important  doesn’t mean one becomes uncritical about their kid’s relationship to digital media.

        • Chum Joely says:

          @paraclete_pizza:disqus Yeah, that description makes sense to me. Right on about the programming side too.
          And I especially trust you because you only let your* children play with organic fire ants, or whatever it was you were saying further up the thread.*purely hypothetical

  8. Chip Dipson says:

    Journey was my favorite of the games mentioned here, but for just plain fun, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack was the Soupy’s pajamas. So there you go, two reasons to own a Vita.

  9. Ryan Smith says:

    I think these videos were an elaborate excuse for John Teti to influence people to dress more like him (bow ties, suits from the 1940’s). 

    I’m going to make a counter video where I talk about the worst games of the year dressed in sweatpants and an old ragged “The Onion” T-shirt.

    • Citric says:

      I can say with pride that I don’t own sweatpants.

      • HobbesMkii says:

        My sweatpants have a pair of holes in them in what can only be described as the “taint” area. I have no idea how they got there. Moths, maybe.

        • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

          Olympic-level frottage.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          Those crotch-moths really are a pest.
          They turned all my girlfriend’s panties into crotchless ones…
          -hides scissors-

        • PaganPoet says:

          @Spacemonkey_Mafia:disqus That…that’s an Olympic event now?!

        • Girard says:

          That’s a high friction area for pants, even if you’re not a colossal pervert like Eff or Spacemonkey.

          I had a hippie friend in art school who refused to wear underpants, and one day his raggedy ol’ bell-bottoms suffered a total crotch breakdown. He had to shuffle his way back to his apartment sandwiched between two stretched canvases so he could change/patch up his pants.

        • HobbesMkii says:

          @paraclete_pizza:disqus They’re relatively small holes, though, only about the size of the head of a thumbtack (this comparative size brought to you by nearby Office Supplies). And they’re exactly parallel to each other across the seam. And I don’t wear them very often. Like at all. Plus, I never go commando.

          Also, my testicles aren’t that small, so I’ll go ahead and preemptively rule out ball-friction as possibility.

      • Merve says:

        I’m wearing sweatpants right now.

        Grad school is awesome.

      • His_Space_Holiness says:

        I can say with pride that I own sweatpants and use them only for their intended purpose: exercise in chilly weather.

      • Fyodor Douchetoevsky says:

        Or as Jake T. Dog calls them, give-up-on-life pants.

    • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

      That could very easily be a one-man show simply titled,
      “The Internet”.

      • HobbesMkii says:

        Are people ready for a play involving fifteen minutes straight of a man just jackin’ it onstage?

        • Spacemonkey Mafia says:

          Fifteen minutes?  I’m duly impressed by the focus and stamina of whichever onanism vikings you’re using as a metric.
             Fifteen minutes.  That’s the Extended cut Return of the King of masturbation.

        • HobbesMkii says:

          @Spacemonkey_Mafia:disqus Obviously, it wouldn’t make sense in reality, but in the world of avant-garde theatre, you should expect a fair bit of artistic exaggeration.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          I am sure the “penis” would be made from something really weird, like half a pound of frozen caviar or something… otherwise it’s nowhere near avant garde enough.

        • PaganPoet says:

          I saw a show like that once…in a gay bathhouse, but w/e

        • Girard says:

          So… are we dealing with a great Gameological comment thread, or the Gameological Comment Thread of the Year here, folks?

        • HobbesMkii says:

          @Effigy_Power:disqus What if, rather than caviar dick, he was lifted by a wire above the stage completely nude for the extended masturbation scene?

        • Chum Joely says:

          Can’t we have it be DOUBLE PLUS ARTISTIC by going for both?

          Also he is masturbating over an American flag.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          @HobbesMkii:disqus: I am hearing Wagner just thinking about it.

        • PaganPoet says:

          Should we get Lady Gaga involved somehow? She, like, invented art or something, right?

        • Moonside_Malcontent says:

          Inevitably the production will end in a fiasco of injuries and mechanical failures.  Frozen caviar will wilt, U2 will underperform, and Julie Taymor will blame everyone but herself for failing to stay true to the vision.

      • Ryan Smith says:

        So maybe then I should involve Chat Roulette somehow in my Video Game Awards video.

    • John Teti says:

      I actually don’t like bow ties. But they’re easier to coordinate.

  10. Andy Tuttle says:

    That cat had a bowtie on! I love it.

  11. Jackbert322 says:

    Well, no one else did this the last two days, so I win the hipster contest. Too bad I actually put effort into posting on topic the only week there is NO COMMENT CAT.

    Most Delightful Sneaking in a Game I Played This Year

    Nominees: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and…Persona 3 Portable?

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution: Pacifist and Foxiest, yo. I could be invisible. I could tase people. I could punch people really hard. Basically, Adam Jensen was a sneaky pete and I loved it.

    Persona 3 Portable: Surprised? Me too. But sneaking around corners trying to stab red eyed blobs before they see you is really fun. And maybe it was a placebo, but I felt like the advantage you get helped quite a lot in battle. So yeah, learning how to move the camera SO I COULD STOP GETTING AMBUSHED in December was nice.

    And the winner is…Deus Ex: Human Revolution! Duh. I mean, c’mon. Sure, sliding around corners and stabbing monster is fun. But, invisibility, tasers, punching, no contest.


    Game That I Played This Year…Of The Year

    Nominees: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Persona 3 Portable, plus Honorary Mentions to Infamous 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Patapon 3,
    Rayman Jungle Run, and Super Hexagon

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Persona 3 Portable: If you’ve read probably any of my posts on WAYPTW here, you know I absolutely love these two games, more than any other’s I’ve played. Even a summary would take ages. I LOVE THESE GAMES.

    And the winner is…I can’t decide. I honestly cannot pick one over the other. But…see, I’ve played each once. And Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I’m working on a quick runthrough for XP books and the platinum, but after that, I won’t need anymore Jensen for a while. But Persona 3 Portable, well, there’s so much to max in this game, so much I didn’t do, as well as playthroughs as a completely different character. I’m ready for that, I’m excited for that. Again, there is just so many things for me to do, and double with that with the second character. And for that reason, I give the Game That I Played This Year…Of The Year, as well as Favorite Game Ever, to Persona 3 Portable.

    *Poet and Caspian give standing ovation, Fluka storms out*

    • Fluka says:

      Well, you still get a like for using the expression “sneaky pete.”  Now go play Mass Effect 1-3 and write us a full report, young man!

      • PaganPoet says:

        I’m actually starting the trilogy this weekend, having only played ME2 previously!

      • Jackbert322 says:

        “Sneaky pete” is regularly used by me in casual conversation. And the Mass Effect Trilogy is on my  Christmas wishlist! Hopefully the sex is “implicit” (smooth vocab by me, eh?) enough for my mother to be okay with it.

        • Fluka says:

          Nothing sexier than what you’d see on primetime television.  You’re more likely to just get embarrassed yourself, by seeing your poor character engage in awkward plasticine BioWare sex.  Save yourself for the superior Tali or Garrus in ME2 if you want to do the romance thing without the risk of unexpected parental exposure to alien sideboob or biotic bum.

        • Merve says:

          Just like real life, you don’t have to do any of the sex stuff if you don’t want to.

        • Effigy_Power says:

          …although if you don’t, we will point and laugh at you.

        • Merve says:

          @Effigy_Power:disqus: It’s video game sex. I’m pretty sure we point and laugh if you do.

        • Fluka says:

          @Merve2:disqus Yeah, this is pretty much a lose-lose situation in terms of being laughed at.

        • Jackbert322 says:

          @Merve2:disqus : Yeah, but the option is there, which makes it rated Mature.

          @Effigy_Power:disqus: Can I play as a renegade and chose to randomly punch people in the face upon their sexual advances? I mean, that was my go-to move whenever someone flirted with Adam Jensen.

          @Fluka:disqus : Again, there’s a big M stamp, that’s the problem. Also, ew.

    • PaganPoet says:

      Yay for P3P love!

      I’m experiencing the same for P4G, which I just finished. The good? I completed the bonus dungeon, got the True ending, Leveled up all my teammates’ Personas to their third tier, and filled out 95% of my Persona compendium before I ran out of money.

      The bad? I maxed out all the social links EXCEPT ONE! FUCK! I also didn’t finish all the Quests either.

      But I gotta give it a break for a bit. My gaming has been quite RPG-heavy lately, I need to give a few action/adventure games a go before I come back to it.

      • Jackbert322 says:

        Well, apparently you’re starting the ME Trilogy, and I might be too. So, don’t worry, we’ll still have drama to discuss! Just in outer space rather than urban Japan.

      • Sleverin says:

         Crap…there’s a “true” ending now?  If I had known that I would have properly completed more sidequests and Social Links beforehand, I can only hope this is for P4G and not for the standard….because honestly, as much as I love Persona games, I am NOT starting over.

        • PaganPoet says:

          Yeah, but you can get it even if you don’t have any maxed out Social Links. Keep a save near the end of the game and look it up once you’re done. There’s another dungeon and final boss, basically, that’s only available on the last day of the game.

        • Sleverin says:

           Okay good…my friend keeps warning me from looking ahead when it comes to Persona 4 because anything would spoil the plot contents, and while I am a “The journey is more important” kinda guy, this IS a murder mystery and that would be like skipping to the end of Sherlock Holmes right to the point of “Elementary my dear Watson”. 

  12. I threatened gifs yesterday, so here we are.

    Drew reappears after his exploits through time/space:

    Soupy loves a good iPad:

    Say goodnight, Anthony:

    • PaganPoet says:

      The third one is…unsettling.

    • HobbesMkii says:

      Drew seems pretty nonchalant for someone who just materializes out of thin air.

    • Effigy_Power says:

      Drew has poor clipping.
      I think he might be badly programmed. All effort probably went into the ‘stache.

    • I just entered a hysterical giggling fit from that first gif. And now I can’t get the theme from Doctor Who out of my head…

    • uselessyss says:

      When Drew suddenly reappeared out of thin air, I was pretty impressed.

      I didn’t know the ‘Gestys had that kind of budget.

      And I applaud the wardrobe department for their “coordinated-but-not-really” approach. Very avant-garde.

  13. Effigy_Power says:

    That image of those four dashing pals… I think I might have to draw something tonight.

  14. doyourealize says:

    Finally got to watch all these in a glorious Digest-a-thon! I nominate Heisler for best host because he mentioned Dark Souls at some point during a meeting, which is something I like to do.

    Also, confused as to how Teti calls himself a “hipster douche who only likes indie games” but calls out Hitman: Absolution as best sneaky sneak game when indie game Mark of the Ninja allows you to, in between lighting strikes, string up a dude on a lamp post so he’s just hanging there to scare the bejeezus out of another dude when the lightning comes back. Apologies if that’s too obvious, or if it was in the column of staff favorites last week so it was skipped.

    Happy New Year, y’all! And all those other days, too.

  15. keithmoonshead says:

    This seems like the best topic to say this in:

    Seriously, thank you, Gameological, for being the best gaming site on the internet, and for filling a gaming-journalism void in my life that I didn’t even know existed.

  16. Sleverin says:

    This video brings up a good point about The Last Story.  I’ve been really, really considering getting it, especially since it has been getting so many solid reviews.  Anyone on here played it?