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    Place your bets for door twenty-four

    So, what do you think is most likely to be behind door 24 for RPS this year.

    Down to the general reaction and the sheer volume of coverage afforded on the site, I'd have to say that the joint favourites are Human Revolution and Skyrim. Portal 2 is a contendor naturally, but I can't really see it beating out those two. Equally, even though it's a better game than 12 months ago, I can't see Minecraft getting in there for a second year either.

    Anyone else's feeling on what the Hivemind are likley to prefer?

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    I'd go with Human Revolution, on the basis that it's good and also significant to PC gaming culture. Skyrim is arguably better, but also arguably less significant.

    And Duke Nukem Forever is significant, but... well...

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    I'm expecting Saints Row 3 to poll quite high. It seems to be a reviewer favourite. However I'd say the safe money is probably on DX:HR. Skyrim is all consuming, but it doesn't hit the high notes enough to be No 24 imo, and although Portal 2 was a joy, the lack of flexibility in the puzzle solving Vs the original probably drags it down.
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    Question: Will Minecraft be featured this year?

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    I think they'll go with Skyrim.

    The games I've had most fun this year with have been Just Cause 2 (can't beat walking away from explosions) and X3 : Terran Conflict. I think X3:TC just about shades it due to the sheer depth and variety of things to do.

    Yes - I know they are not this year's games, but they are games that I first got this year. If Horace is kind to me this year then Skyrim may be a contender for my GOTY 2012...
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    The Witcher 2 is my 'dark horse' pick.

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    I can't even remember which games were released this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    Question: Will Minecraft be featured this year?
    Albeit I've a few friends who are into it, personally it leaves me cold. It just seems like digital Lego, with added grind involved.

    In short: Unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    Albeit I've a few friends who are into it, personally it leaves me cold. It just seems like digital Lego, with added grind involved.

    In short: Unlikely.
    Just because you ont like it doesn't mean it wont be featured as an RPS pick. I think it will be fairly high up, being PC only and showing the success an indie game (and not on steam at that) can get on the platform. Not usre it'll be top ten, but I think it will feature. It was fully released this year too.

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    The rym from the sky, hands-down.

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    Wasn't Minecraft featured last year? My internet is too slow to check but if so I think it's pretty safe to assume it won't feature again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auspex View Post
    Wasn't Minecraft featured last year? My internet is too slow to check but if so I think it's pretty safe to assume it won't feature again.
    It was 10char.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    Albeit I've a few friends who are into it, personally it leaves me cold. It just seems like digital Lego, with added grind involved.

    In short: Unlikely.
    Assuming it wasn't featured last year, that's a very tenuous statement to make - It's undeniably an extremely significant indie game, and has the love of millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    Assuming it wasn't featured last year, that's a very tenuous statement to make - It's undeniably an extremely significant indie game, and has the love of millions.
    Yes, but as Pakoito rightly points out it was featured last year when it was in fact Day 24: -

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010...0%9910-day-24/

    So yeah, I'm inclined to go with 'Unlikely'.

    (research, it's a wonderful thing).
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    Plus, Terraria is better after comparing MC 1.0 and Terraria 1.1 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    Yes, but as Pakoito rightly points out it was featured last year when it was in fact Day 24: -

    http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010...0%9910-day-24/

    So yeah, I'm inclined to go with 'Unlikely'.

    (research, it's a wonderful thing).
    That's fine - But in your original post, you made no mention to it having been featured on last year's list. You made a statement expressing your dislike for the game, and then (seemingly) made a judgement based on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Bakke View Post
    That's fine - But in your original post, you made no mention to it having been featured on last year's list. You made a statement expressing your dislike for the game, and then (seemingly) made a judgement based on that.
    I don't dislike it, I'm just indifferent to it. As a phenomena just like TV shows such as the X Factor or Strictly Come Dancing (beloved by millions BTW) I'm unable to muster any enthusiasm for it. Forgive me though, I didn't realise expressing a personal opinion on an 'indie' game that isn't one of unadulterated gushing praise was somehow verboten. My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    I don't dislike it, I'm just indifferent to it. -snip- Forgive me though, I didn't realise expressing a personal opinion on an 'indie' game that isn't one of unadulterated gushing praise was somehow verboten. My bad.
    Way to miss the point. He wasnt criticising you not liking the game. He's criticising you saying " it leaves me cold" as a reason for it not being on this years advent calander.

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    Outside bet alert

    SpaceChem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laneford View Post
    Outside bet alert

    SpaceChem.
    If Quinns were still here I'd agree with you. I'd love it if SpaceChem won, but I expect it'll be something like The Witcher 2 or Deus Ex 3.

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