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The Best of 2013

My Top Ten Games of 2013

#1 - The Last of Us

#1 - The Last of Us

#2 - Grand Theft Auto V

#2 - Grand Theft Auto V

#3 - BioShock Infinite

#3 - BioShock Infinite

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Saints Row IV

Saints Row IV

Gone Home

Gone Home

Dead Rising 3

Dead Rising 3

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable

Beyond: Two Souls

Beyond: Two Souls

Everything after BioShock Infinite above isn't officially ordered. Below are the rest of the 2013 releases I beat until February 2016. They are also not officially ordered:

Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Gunpoint
Papers, Please
Ryse: Son of Rome
DmC Devil May Cry
Knack
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death


Criteria: 

1. It had to come out in 2013.
2. I had to beat it. 


 

2013: In Memoriam

Back in 2013, I had intended to do a full "Best of" blowout like I did in 2012, but I never got around to it except for a few:

Best Unlockable Achievement
Best 2012 Game
Fluffiest Booty
Favorite Concept Art


Below are the notes I took as I was planning them. I haven't edited this since, so some stuff may be missing, and some stuff maybe shouldn't be there. These are just ideas I was working on along with some nominees for the rest of the categories:

Best Ending: The Last of Us; BioShock Infinite; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best Ending Credits: Saints Row IV; Knack

Best Writing: The Last of Us; BioShock Infinite; Grand Theft Auto V; The Stanley Parable; Gone Home

Best Music: BioShock Infinite; The Last of Us; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons; Gone Home

Best Graphics: The Last of Us; Grand Theft Auto V; Super Mario 3D World; Beyond: Two Souls; Dead Rising 3; Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Use of Cussing/Foul Language: The Last of Us; Grand Theft Auto V; Saints Row IV

Worst Ending: Killzone: Shadow Fall; Call of Duty: Ghosts

Best Narration: The Stanley Parable; Call of Juarez: Gunslinger

Best Male Performance: Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us); Nolan North as David (The Last of Us); Gerald "Slink" Johnson as Lamar Davis (Grand Theft Auto V); Steven Ogg as Trevor (Grand Theft Auto V); Ned Luke as Michael (Grand Theft Auto V)

Best Female Performance: Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us); Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth (BioShock Infinite); Annie Wersching as Tess (The Last of Us); Sarah Grayson as Sam (Gone Home)

Best Art Direction: BioShock Infinite; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons; The Last of Us; Papers, Please

Best Gameplay Sequence: Burying your brother in Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best Theme Song: Papers, Please

Best Non-Playable Character: Jorji (Papers, Please); Lamar Davis (Grand Theft Auto V)

Best Game of Glory to Arstotzka: Papers, Please

Best Textures: Gone Home; Killzone: Shadow Fall

Best Achievements: The Stanley Parable

Best Love Story: Gone Home

Best Use of Nudity: Papers, Please; Saints Row IV

Best Boss Battle of 2013: Bob Bargas, DmC Devil May Cry; David, The Last of Us

Best Pores: Dead Rising 3; Ryse: Son of Rome

Best Twist: Rapture, BioShock Infinite; Annie being Chuck Greene's daughter, Dead Rising 3

Best Co-op: Dead Rising 3; Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Best Late Title Card: Call of Duty: Ghosts

Game I died the most in: Knack

Best Use of Physics: Knack

Best Reflections: Knack

Man Crush - Troy Baker

Best DLC - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep (Borderlands 2)



One of my Favorite Modeling Photos

I went to Charlotte, North Carolina on December 20th, 2013, to hang out with a friend one last time before she moved to California. We were at the SouthPark mall doing some clothes shopping when I saw this at the Gap:

 The man on the left is Waris Ahluwalia, an actor and designer. The woman on the right is Quentin Jones, who describes herself as an "animator, director, illustrator... with a boy's name." on her  Twitter  profile. The photo is for Gap's "Make Love" campaign.

 The man on the left is Waris Ahluwalia, an actor and designer. The woman on the right is Quentin Jones, who describes herself as an "animator, director, illustrator... with a boy's name." on her Twitter profile. The photo is for Gap's "Make Love" campaign.

I rarely go to malls and hadn't read about the controversy that popped up around the photo back in November, but it immediately caught my attention and I took the above picture with my phone. The full version is below:

One of my Favorite Modeling Photos 2.jpg

Best 2012 Game of 2013

Winner

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

 

Runners-up

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!!

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d you steal our garbage?!!

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Uncharted: Golden Abyss

 

Criteria:

1. It had to come out in 2012.
2. I had to beat it in 2013.


 
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