You are not prepared. Our celebration of the year in games starts calmly and concludes with sheer, unadulterated madness. Felipe will never be the same. Starring Brad Gallaway, Richard Naik, Daniel Weissenberger, Jeffrey Matulef, Tim Spaeth, and a surprise guest tasked with a burden so great, it makes Frodo’s journey to Mordor look like a Target run. You are NOT prepared. Also, here is the video Dan references about helmets. Yes, you’re reading that right.

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Tim Spaeth

Tim Spaeth

Cleveland native Tim Spaeth grew up in a happy household – a household with a father whose major client happened to be an Atari games distributor. This led directly to Tim's first nickname: "The kid who got Atari games before anyone else." Indeed, he knew Pac-Man and E.T. were colossal bombs weeks before the rest of the world, and the resulting celebrity brought him great pleasure.

Through the years every aspect of Tim's life has been touched by gaming. He mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.
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7 Comments on " Podcast Episode 145: GOTY 2015"

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I finally got around to listening to the podcast and finished it today. As ever, great show guys. Some great categories and picks for sure. I just wish Bracken was on the show too. Anyway, as most people can probably guess from my comments throughout 2015, I obviously don’t care for your selection for Gamecritic’s GotY 2015, but since it was Mario Kart in 2014 – which I was so pleasantly surprised about – I am willing to concede it this time. =p For me personally I have to agree with Tom (as ever!) and state that 2015 was abysmal… Read more »
The end of the podcast choice was very unusual, but was closely consistent with the opinions that I heard throughout the year. Overall I thought this year was atrocious. One of the worst in my 17 year history of gaming. Without playing Metal Gear 5 yet, or; Life is strange, SOMA and a few others. I played around 60 games from this year and close to almost everything of note. My top ten below and Scores out of 10. PS. I don’t overlook or mitigate any of a games problems, and that is reflected in my scores. Especially for the… Read more »
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[quote=Drew Rowland]What a finale! Another great end of year show by you guys. And thanks Tim for bringing back the best/worst christmas song ever.[/quote]Thanks for remembering! Richard edits all the shows now but I had to take this one to ensure Christmas Nights and Bells are Ringing made it in for the old school GC’ers.


The Twitter talk really had me hyped about this and it did not disappoint, excellent way to finish the game of the year show.

Drew Rowland

What a finale! Another great end of year show by you guys. And thanks Tim for bringing back the best/worst christmas song ever.


No spoilers, but what a twist ending!

Thanks for another year of great podcasts.


Just listened to the podcast, well done by all, and bravo for that ending, it was great. Fantastic idea. Controversial implementation of it though o_O, my god 😉