I love these lists
I also have not decided my GOTY, as I have a few candidates on PC yet to play (picked them up on sale last week so should be experiencing them soon).
The Far Cry 3 Internet Got it Wrong Award
This has to be Beyond: Two Souls, a game I enjoyed so much that I finished it in two mammoth sittings. Apparently no one else agrees that it was good, with Eurogamer giving it a 5 and GameCritics a 4 out of 10(gasp!). I'm out on a limb here, but I think it was one of only two Triple A titles that actually delivered a Triple A game, with the other one probably being The Last of Us.
Best Game from a previous year
Miasmata, which I got in 2012 but which my PC would not play. What a game! Not for everyone, with its gameplay consisting of mapping your surroundings, solving a mystery, trying not to succumb to fever, and trying not to get monsterized by the creeping horror on your tail. Tense and rewarding, would have been my #1 last year if I had managed to play it.
Bioshock Infinite, which I had precisely zero hopes for. However I got it on sale 6 months later and enjoyed a hype-free game for what it was - a fun shooter in a beautiful theme park.
which holds the award jointly with:
Bulletstorm, which was a fun, fun game, with my favourite FPS level ever (perhaps I am easily amused).
Honorary Runner Up:
A Valley Without Wind.
Best In-game Beards
I played no game with Beards this year
Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut
Best Sports Game
Out of Top Spin 4, MLB The Show 13, Fifa 13, Out of the Park Baseball 14, Madden 25, and NFS Most Wanted (?) - MLB The Show 13.
The Showing Appreciation for Online Names Award
KRIMINAL_RASTA, who was playing LotR: War in the North. I wonder if he'll be checking out The Hobbit next week with his mum?
Arty Farty Award for Not Much Happening in a Game
Tomb Raider 2013. Just not worth playing really. Nothing interesting about it.