As to the GoTY discussion, i think jeff mattis said last week that you should do a more granular discussion. i.e. best protagonist, best villain...etc.
for my money this is the best idea. i could suggest best leveling system, best shotgun, best cutscenes, best chase sequence etc.
this would create for some really fun discussions, like what makes for a great shotgun, why was CoDs combat shotgun better than the jacobs shotgun from borderlands. or what makes for great story in videogames.
in my opinion those are the best part of weekend confirmed in general and it would make for some cool and interesting discussions. this is what movies do with best effects and best editing. its a bit more granular, but i think its way more interesting