Play Legit’s Best of 2013 Winners!

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Here’s the gaming industry’s best offerings in 2013. We nominated, you voted. Now the results are in!  Categories range from Best Zombie, Actors, Graphics, Next-Gen, the Biggest Disappointment, and Game of the Year.

Best Actor 2013: Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us)

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Gerald ‘Slink’ Johnson (Lamar) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 4%
Nolan North (David) in ‘The Last of Us’ 4%
Steven Ogg (Trevor) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 33%
Troy Baker (Joel) in ‘The Last of us’ 58%

Staff Choice: Troy Baker (Joel) in ‘The Last of Us’ 58%

Best Actress 2013: Dawn McGee as Mary Ann (GTA V)

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Ashley Johnson (Ellie) in ‘The Last of us’ 31%
Camilla Luddington (Lara Croft) in ‘Tomb Raider’ 8%
Courtnee Draper (Elizabeth) in ‘Bioshock Infinite’ 4%
Dawn McGee (Mary-Ann) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ 57%

Staff Choice: Dawn McGee (Mary-Ann) in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

Best PC Game 2013: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith

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Battlefield 4 27%
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm 18%
The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith 36%
X-Com: Enemy Within 18%

Staff Choice: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 Faith

Best PS3 Game 2013: The Last of Us

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Bioshock Infinite 11%
Grand Theft Auto V 0%
The Last of Us 78%
Tomb Raider 11%

Staff Choice: The Last of Us

Best Wii U Game 2013: Super Mario 3D World

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Pikmin 3 0%
Rayman Legends 18%
Super Mario 3D World 73%
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 9%

Staff Choice: Super Mario 3D World

Best Xbox 360 Game 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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BioShock Infinite 33%
Gears of War Judgment 13%
Grand Theft Auto V 53%
Tomb Raider 0%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Downloadable Title 2013: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

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BattleBlock Theater 7%
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 50%
Guacamelee 21%
Resogun 21%

Staff Choice: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Best Indie Game 2013: Towerfall

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Monaco: What’s yours is mine 10%
Spelunky 30%
The Swapper 0%
Towerfall 60%

Staff Choice: Towerfall

Best Next-Gen Launch Title: Resogun

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Battlefield 4  6%
Dead Rising 3  31%
NBA 2K14  25%
Resogun  38%

Staff Choice: Resogun

Best Graphics Next-Gen: Ryse: Son of Rome

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Battlefield 4  4%
Forza Motorsport 5  8%
Killzone: Shadow Fall  38%
NBA 2K14  8%
Ryse: Son of Rome  42%

Staff Choice: Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Graphics Current-Gen 2013: The Last of Us

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Crysis 3  35%
Grand Theft Auto V  13%
God of War Ascension  4%
Pikmin 3  0%
The Last of Us  48%

Staff Choice: Crysis 3

Best Soundtrack 2013: The Last of Us

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Bioshock Infinite  10%
Grand Theft Auto V  20%
Guacamelee  5%
The Last of Us  50%
Rayman Legends  15%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Trailer of The Year 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon 26%
Grand Theft Auto V 47%
Injustice: Gods Among Us 5%
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm  5%
Super Smash Bros for WiiU/3DS 16%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Handheld 2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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Animal Crossing: A New Leaf 0%
Fire Emblem: Awakening 18%
Pokemon X&Y 36%
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 45%

Staff Choice: Fire Emblem: Awakening

Best Multiplayer Game 2013: The Last of Us

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Battlefield 4 (Next-Gen) 36%
Splinter Cell: Blacklist 14%
Super Mario 3D World 7%
The Last of Us 43%

Staff Choice: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Funniest Game 2013: Grand Theft Auto V

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DeadPool: The Game 22%
Divekick 0%
Grand Theft Auto V 61%
The Stanley Parable 17%

Staff Choice: Grand Theft Auto V

Best Family Game 2013: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

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LEGO Lord of the Rings 6%
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 44%
Super Mario 3D World 28%
Rayman Legends 22%

Staff Choice: Super Mario 3D World

Best Shooter 2013: Battlefield 4

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Battlefield 4 52%
Crysis 3 5%
Gears of War Judgment 5%
Killzone: Shadow Fall 38%

Staff Choice: Battlefield 4

Best RPG 2013: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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Fire Emblem Awakening 32%
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 55%
Path of Exile 0%
Pokemon X&Y 14%

Staff Choice: Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Best Fighting Game 2013: Injustice: Gods Among Us

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Divekick 0%
Injustice: Gods Among Us 73%
Killer Instinct (Season 1) 18%
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst 9%

Staff Choice: Injustice: Gods Among Us

Best Sports Game 2013: NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen)

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Fifa 14 19%
Forza Motorsport 5 10%
NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen) 62%
Need for Speed Rivals 10%

Staff Choice: NBA 2K14 (Next-Gen)

Best Zombie 2013: The Last of Us

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Dead Rising 3 12%
State of Decay 6%
The Last of Us 76%
The Walking Dead: 400 Days 6%

Staff Choice: The Last of Us

Best HD Reload 2013: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

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Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD  5%
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection  24%
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMix 19%
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD  52%

Staff Choice: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

Biggest Disappointment 2013 – Aliens Colonial Marines

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Aliens: Colonial Marines 53%
NBA Live 14 12%
The Bureau: X-COM Declassified 6%
Xbox One DRM Fiasco 29%

Staff Choice: Xbox One DRM Fiasco

The Game of the Year is….

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E3 2012: Sony Press Conference Roundup

Real Talk by StephO (Stephanie Owens)

Sony started off with the announcement of a new psychological action-thriller game Beyond: Two Souls. Using motion capture technology, the game will star Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes, a young woman who has psychic and supernatural powers through a link to an unseen entity. The game was described as an immersing experience that allows players to live through Jodie’s life and determine her fate. The trailer for this game was both dramatic and visually stunning.

Next announced was PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, a multiplayer melee fighting game starring PlayStation characters. This game was first announced back in April, and the demo did not disappoint! The game will feature a fighting strategy that stresses saving up for stronger attacks that can get more kills with one hit (much like the ‘final smash’ in Super Smash Bros. Brawl). Uncharted‘s Nathan Drake and Bioshock‘s Big Daddy were added to the character list, and it was announced that Battle Royale will be available for both PS3 and PS Vita… with cross-play support! This means Battle Royale will be playable on PS3, Vita, or both simultaneously.


Sony re-stressed the cross-play support feature of Battle Royale and and announced that Little Big Planet 2 will have DLC for a new type of PS3-Vita cross control play that will use the Vita and the PS3 controller together, allowing for “another gaming dimension”. The DLC will also include a new Little Big Planet story mode plus costumes, objects, and more. Classic PlayStation 1  titles like Tomb Raider will also be coming to Vita, as well as Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified (slated for holiday 2012).

An Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation trailer was shown next, which also introduced a new white ‘Crystal’ Vita. Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, designed for the Vita and set in Colonial America, will be the first Assassin’s Creed title to feature a female assassin. The game will launch this October 30 with a new PS3 hardware bundle.


A new four player co-op was demoed for Far Cry 3, and it was announced that it will also include a competitive multiplayer mode.

Sony then introduced Wonderbook- new hardware for the PS Move that will turn stories into an experience. Following the Wonderbook trailer was a demo for Book of Spells- a Harry Potter Wonderbook game that will utilize the PS Move as a ‘wand’ and was created in collaboration with Pottermore, the interactive Harry Potter online experience. The game aims to immerse the player in the world of Harry Potter through learning spells from a Hogwarts spell book. Things like ‘house points’ and spells commonly used in the books and films will help the player identify further with the well known stories of Harry Potter. Book of Spells (and Wonderbook as a whole) seems geared more towards children.


It was then announced that ‘PlayStation Suite’ is now ‘PlayStation Mobile’ and HTC was announced as Sony’s official mobile partner. Exciting times!

Sony ended with some PlayStation 3 title announcements and lengthy demos. God of War: Ascension was announced, featuring a new multiplayer mode. Of course the graphics for this looked amazing I was very impressed by the amount of creature and character diversity I saw in the demo. The single player storyline will start at Kratos’ beginning and the game is slated for release March 12, 2013.

Sony ended strong with another original title announcement- The Last of Us. The game is set in a post apocalyptic future civilization and is an adventure/survival story. I really got a Walking Dead feel from this one, even though it is set well after an apocalyptic pandemic. It looks very drama/character driven, but there is nothing wrong with that! It looks like it will feature plenty of violence, and is from the creators of Uncharted.


Overall I was very impressed with Sony’s press conference. It was packed with plenty of new game titles as well as new hardware and software products. It looks like we are in good hands for Sony’s 2012-2013 season!

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