Coint & Plick 2017 - ILX's best video games of the year - SEND ME YR BALLOTS (Deadline: March 30)

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What are the best games of 2017? In ILX's eleventh Coint & Plick poll, ballots work similar to Pazz & Jop; you have 100 points to allocate, and may give as few as 1 or as many as 30 points to any game. Ballots are due in a little over three weeks (Friday, March 30) and the rollout will begin shortly after.

There are three ways to vote!

a) Make a copy of this spreadsheet, fill it out, and e-mail me the spreadsheet (ps2ilxⓐ
b) Use the spreadsheet (above) and enter the "copy/paste" line into this Google Form.
c) Manually make your ballot, spacing your number of points and your game with " /// " (e.g. 30 /// Minesweeper), each game on a new line, and e-mail it to me (ps2ilxⓐ

You can find the complete list of titles in the second tab of the spreadsheet.

Please also include, if you choose, your disappointment of 2017 and your non-2017 game of 2017, as well as your top 3 platforms of 2017.

If you require a write-in, fine, do it, but seriously, where were you for the last month of nominations? Get out there, play games, vote for them, and have fun! Let's try to get those ballots in on time!

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:13 (two years ago) link

we were considering a new voting system i thought? abandoned? i don't love how this system encourages restricting your votes to fewer games. is there something wrong with having up to 10 votes scoring 10>1 pts? not up on my point allocation theory but that sounds better to me on the surface?

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:22 (two years ago) link

for future consideration anyway, not proposing we change now that it's set up

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:23 (two years ago) link

I was thinking about it, and while this system isn't perfect, it's got about as many problems as any other system, and besides if you wanna vote for that many games you can actually go up to 13 games at 13, 12, ... 3, 2, 1 and still have some points left over. this voting system is especially egregious when we only have like 15 voters or whatever we're gonna rustle up this year, but at least this way we have some way to compare to previous years?

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:28 (two years ago) link


Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:31 (two years ago) link

the 'non 2017 game of 2017' part of the google form expects a numerical response?

ufo, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:33 (two years ago) link

a subtle hint that 10000000 is an addicting game with enduring replay value

weird! should be fixed now.

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 21:10 (two years ago) link

damn, was hoping 140 would run away with it

ciderpress, Friday, 9 March 2018 22:55 (two years ago) link

if you want to do a top 10, the most linear way to scale the points is 19 17 15 13 11 9 7 5 3 1

also is this supposed to be on ILE no wonder i couldnt find it sooner than today

ciderpress, Friday, 9 March 2018 23:54 (two years ago) link

funny, that's close to exactly what i did with my ballot

Roberto Spiralli, Saturday, 10 March 2018 01:50 (two years ago) link

2 weeks left and i hope more than 4 of you intend to send a ballot, yyyyikes

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 16 March 2018 14:34 (two years ago) link

I intend to! Hnngh

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 16 March 2018 14:50 (two years ago) link

just sent mine in

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 16 March 2018 16:34 (two years ago) link

hey we're ALMOST halfway to last year's ballot count! 7 ballots woooooo (we ended up with 16 last yr)

it's so hot in here! (Will M.), Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:36 (two years ago) link

I'm in the middle of Yakuza 0 and I'm hoping to play some Odyssey before I vote but if I don't I'll still definitely be voting.

Mordy, Thursday, 22 March 2018 15:38 (two years ago) link

just submitted via the google form, hopefully i did it right

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:09 (two years ago) link

fyi i keep missing this thread because it's not on ILG and thus doesn't get the flashy purple link in my SNA

ciderpress, Thursday, 22 March 2018 17:12 (two years ago) link

geez, up to 10 now! little soon for hope maybe, but can we beat last year's 16 (which took an extra month or so to even get)?

eephsthetic (Will M.), Friday, 23 March 2018 18:33 (two years ago) link

i will definitely send in a ballot before the deadline!

as usual, though, i played way more 2015-16 games in 2017 than i did 2017 games. and my #1 game of the moment (cinco paus) came out in the first weeks of january 2018.

Karl Malone, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:45 (two years ago) link

I'm planning on voting but still have like 5-6 games that I nominated but haven't played yet that I wanna try out before the deadline.

methanietanner, Friday, 23 March 2018 18:57 (two years ago) link

xpost wait, forgot cinco paus came out on christmas 2017! ok, well that's one spot on my ballot, at least.

Karl Malone, Friday, 23 March 2018 19:02 (two years ago) link

Finally started Mario Odyssey today so yeah, bear with me.

JimD, Friday, 23 March 2018 21:43 (two years ago) link

ooo i'm glad i waited to play odyssey before voting since it's fantastic

Mordy, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:10 (two years ago) link

another chance we can get an extension or must i vote today?

Mordy, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:11 (two years ago) link

oh shit - thanks for the bump. i'll work on my ballot now.

Karl Malone, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:27 (two years ago) link

is the weekend enough time for y'all?

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 19:41 (two years ago) link

yes that should be enough

Mordy, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:42 (two years ago) link

my ballot only included 5 games, but it's sent!

Karl Malone, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:45 (two years ago) link

hey if the 3 ppl who commented in this thread $ haven't voted yet vote, we'll have MORE BALLOTS THAN LAST YEAR! (17 vs 16)

and that could go up to 22 if the 5 ppl who voted last year who haven't been heard from this year vote (long shot, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ hi forks hi andrew F hi billstevejim hi s clover hi ez snappin) (but also, sorry if you voted w/ a new name and i didn't recognize it)

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 19:55 (two years ago) link

I just saw this, I’ll get my ballot in over the weekend. Feel free to yell at me via any contact medium you prefer when I fuck that up.

jjjusten, Friday, 30 March 2018 19:56 (two years ago) link


challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 20:00 (two years ago) link

i have 5/6 for sure votes and then an additional 8-9 jockeying for position/points i probably could just vote now.

... in recent years what has been the threshold for a game to break into the countdown?

Mordy, Friday, 30 March 2018 20:16 (two years ago) link

At times, “any”

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 30 March 2018 20:33 (two years ago) link


valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 30 March 2018 20:34 (two years ago) link

usually it's 5 to break in, or at least that's how i've done it for a while, but i might lower that bar this year depending on the last votes (aka if you give 9 games 1 point each i will probably not do the 1 pt games)

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 21:12 (two years ago) link

I could throw a ballot your way but I've only played 4 games last year and one would be a write-in. Yay/nay?

chihuahuau, Friday, 30 March 2018 21:14 (two years ago) link

go 4 it!

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 30 March 2018 22:42 (two years ago) link

before this poll i had forgotten the Dark Souls III DLC came out last year. going back and playing that again was a real treat. it has some of the best level design in the game -- feel like they really went out with a bang!

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Friday, 30 March 2018 22:47 (two years ago) link

Sent, sorry been sidetracked with some stuff lately.

In space, pizza sends out for YOU (Ste), Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:32 (two years ago) link

ok emailing in my ballot right now!

methanietanner, Saturday, 31 March 2018 23:01 (two years ago) link

i sent a webmail to two of ya, if i don't hear back tonight i'm gonna close the box. i should be able to finish the images today or tomorrow, then start posting results on tuesday?

i think i've asked this before but has anyone ever made an auto-positng thing? i have a bad tendency where i kinda focus on work and forget to post results for an hour or two at a time haha

challops trap house (Will M.), Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:19 (two years ago) link

I set a timer when I do it

Mordy, Sunday, 1 April 2018 22:47 (two years ago) link

I played a lot from last year, and am shocked to realise that after only three months I have 2 for 2018! Also I have sent in a ballot, sorry Will.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 2 April 2018 01:20 (two years ago) link

Easter with two small children is a motherfucker when it comes to getting shit done. I’ll send at least a list tonight, totally get it if I fall outside of the window.

jjjusten, Monday, 2 April 2018 04:23 (two years ago) link

Done in a frenzied panic, I’ll try to follow up with some bonus answers and not lose my shit when I realize that I forgot to vote for shit.

jjjusten, Monday, 2 April 2018 04:37 (two years ago) link

Just bodging scores together now, I'll have it with you in the next 15 mins

JimD, Monday, 2 April 2018 08:44 (two years ago) link

ok done!

JimD, Monday, 2 April 2018 08:51 (two years ago) link

Alright, got those last three! got my top 77 now. think i've got a good way to do the images this year, fingers crossed, images should be complete today for rollout tomorrow!

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 2 April 2018 14:56 (two years ago) link

Best games of 2017 RESULTS THREAD

challops trap house (Will M.), Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:38 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

If you're looking to do this for 2018, look no further! Nominations open now!

Coint & Plick 2018 - ILX's best games of the year - NOMINATIONS (Deadline: March 11, noon Eastern)

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:41 (one year ago) link

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