Last week, VentureBeat announced its Game of the Year choices. Now you can see the video of VentureBeat’s top game writers, Dean Takahashi and Sebastian Haley discussing the picks.¬†Enjoy the talk and let us know your favorite game of the year in the comments below.

As we explained previously, here’s how we conducted the selection process: We first asked our reviewers to choose the semi-finalists. Then we picked the final winners from that group. But our vote on the best game of 2011 ended in a tie, so we had to hold a tie-breaker round to pick our winner, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

The rest of our top 10, in order, are: Portal 2; Batman: Arkham City; Minecraft; Dark Souls; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; Gears of War 3; Saints Row: The Third; and Super Mario 3D Land. Our honorable mentions included Dead Space 2 and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP.