Should We Just Wait for the Game of the Year Edition?

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In today's award-winning edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, cold-hearted commenter Monsieur.Froid wonders if other gamers are beginning to catch on to this whole Game of the Year trend.


So with Fallout 3, I discovered the advent of the gaming industry's newest conception: the 'Game of the Year' edition. Sure, it comes in other flavours, like the Ultimate Edition, Complete Collection or what have you, but the most notable seems to be the GotY (Game of the Year). All of these mean the same thing: Game + all DLC.

Here's a short list of some of the games that have used it.

Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2 (PS3), Oblivion, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Borderlands, Arkham Asylum, Uncharted 2, and Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Here's a list of some of the games that I figure will use it in the future:

Dragon Age 2, Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Borderlands 2, Uncharted 3, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Arkham City.

So because of having rebought Fallout 3 (for 20 bucks) for the GotY edition, I learned my lesson to wait for the game to come out with the DLC-included version. I waited for Dragon Age: Origins, and am happily playing that now. I waited for Borderlands and GTAIV and again, have been very happy with both. Because of this I'll be waiting for Borderlands 2, I've been holding off on DA2 and New Vegas and I'll be skipping the 2nd MvC3 and will pick up the inevitable 3rd version with even more characters.

Who else is waiting to pick up these big name titles for the bound-to-be-released DLC versions of the games?


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I loved when... back in the day, all the games we played were Game of the Year (complete) editions when they were released.