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All Stories Tagged: Best of 2013

Weekend Confirmed 201 - Starbound, Rust, Lightning Returns

Jeff Cannata is preparing for his play's premiere on Friday night, so that leaves host Garnett Lee to lead Weekend Confirmed into Episode 201 with Shacknews' Ozzie Mejia playing the co-pilot role. They welcome in Sega Mobile's Ethan Einhorn and Area 5's (and former 1up Show alum) Matt Chandronait to break down what happened this week with everything involving Microsoft, EA, and Machinima, discussing how it could potentially affect an audience's perception of YouTube providers.

2013 Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World

Created in Nintendo's vacuum, 3D World eschews modern gaming trends. It doesn't aspire to justify the medium to Hollywood types. Instead, it focuses on the singular goal of just being fun, gosh darn it.

Best of 2013: #3 - Gone Home

Gone Home is remarkable in just how unremarkable it is. It's not avant-garde or experimental. With a first-person perspective and fully explorable 3D world, it feels instantly familiar, but chooses to use these to tell a simple story. Which is great. It may seem obvious enough, but Gone Home has made a great many people suddenly realise this. Thanks, Gone Home.

Best of 2013: #6 - Dota 2

Dota 2 is brilliant, but an absolute pig and a game I cannot recommend you play. You should, because it's the best game. But you won't like it, so don't. But honestly, do.

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