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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.

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