Nose-Pinched, The Wall Street Journal's Entertainment Blog Names Skyrim The Year's Best Game (Wired Loved it Too)

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The Wall Street Journal's Adam Najberg likes playing some video games, which gives him a leg up on some of his colleagues, one of whom "despises all of them." (The love and hate is explained in this WSJ clip.) He's picked Skyrim as Game of the Year. "No detail was too small for the developers of this game," he raves.

FIFA 12 was his second-favorite.

Wired's GameLife has also picked Skyrim as 2011 GOTY. Their number two was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

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Sloopydrew
Sloopydrew

I pick Rage as my GOTY. My runner-up would be Portal 2. And in third place? Uncharted 3.

The games I predicted would be my GOTY; Arkham City, Skyward Sword and Skyrim all disappointed me (even Uncharted 3 won by default, as it was the least disappointing). Skyrim is broken, and way too close to the other Elder Scrolls games. Arkham City's open-world level design is terrible. And Skyward Sword is one remake of Ocarina of Time too many.