View the 2013 entries
You can watch he submissions below. Voting was between Nov 18th through Nov. 24th. The winners were revealed on Nov. 26th on sourcefilmmaker.com.
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Dani751 Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:23pm
WHY VALVE
why you're delete a "the best Replay" movie category im make a replay for saxxy and im now see if i can't win because 'THIS IS NOT A SFM MOVIE" why? D:
Last edited by Dani751; Nov 19, 2013 @ 12:24pm
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Ardy Nov 19, 2013 @ 1:16pm 
Because the replays were kind of dumb, it's an Animation contest not a "look what happened to me in-game" contest :/
netrex Nov 19, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
I don't see what's dumb about demos, there can be many strange, hilarious and weird things happening in-game that can be come fun videos to watch. There should be awards for replays as well IMO, several things can be done in the replay editor to make more of it than just a straight export or from a recorded demo. Not having it, takes something away from the Saxxy Awards IMO.
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Captain Capone Nov 19, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
Not only that, but without it in the Saxxies, Replays basically have no real purpose left, besides getting the Frontline Recorder and a few achievements.

Which people will probably hack for anyways.
netrex Nov 19, 2013 @ 7:42pm 
Originally posted by 亞SM亞 Judge Captain Capone:
Not only that, but without it in the Saxxies, Replays basically have no real purpose left, besides getting the Frontline Recorder and a few achievements.

Which people will probably hack for anyways.
Well, there is still fun in making gaming videos :P
Captain Capone Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:12pm 
Originally posted by netrex:
Originally posted by 亞SM亞 Judge Captain Capone:
Not only that, but without it in the Saxxies, Replays basically have no real purpose left, besides getting the Frontline Recorder and a few achievements.

Which people will probably hack for anyways.
Well, there is still fun in making gaming videos :P
Reckon you got a point. :3
♥Krunkidile♥ Nov 20, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
There are a couple possibilities.

1. Getting a saxxy-worthy replay was all based on luck. Where coming up with a great idea, animating, lighting, and editing a great SFM video is all based on skill and talent, saxxy-worthy replays could only be made if you happened upon an incredibly rare, or special occurrence in the game. And even if you did find this, it would have to be on a server that had replays enabled.

2. The replay editor is incredibly buggy. Even if you happened to capture an amazing replay, chances are, trying to open it would crash TF2, or get stuck downloading forever, or certain elements would be missing, or the physics of ragdolls and items would cause things to fall or land differently, completely messing up shots or what made the video great in the first place.

3. Even if you managed to render your amazing replay perfectly, and got it submitted, it would get lost in the endless sea of replay submissions. Last year the the replay category nearly impossible to vote on because of the sheer number of entries. And most of these entries where uneventful, boring replays, so voters didn't even bother trying to sift through the terrible submissions to find the good ones. Your entry could be the most amazing replay ever created, and never be seen until months after the Saxxys ended.

tl;dr: Replays are buggy, they rely on chance, not skill to win, and last year the whole category was a I-don't-wanna-try-I-just-want-a-Saxxy fest.
[T~H~S] Grandma Tuffits Nov 20, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
I'm getting you a dictionary for Christmas.
MediExcalibur2012 [#Saxxy2014] Nov 21, 2013 @ 12:54am 
well take the best replay winner of 2012 as an example; that was just ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Tenacious Taco Nov 21, 2013 @ 10:58am 
last year's winner was bad and there was a bijillion replay entries that were terrible ! so thank you valve for not putting that category this year.
netrex Nov 22, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
I've worked with the replay editor a lot, and have yet to experience a crash. Maybe I'm special.
[WotH]Keylel Nov 22, 2013 @ 8:17pm 
It's a replay if you don't need to install SFM to make a replay, and SFM's are to show how good you are at "animating", not how you play. *edit: It takes a lot more skill to do an SFM than to do a silly replay*
Last edited by [WotH]Keylel; Nov 22, 2013 @ 8:19pm
netrex Dec 1, 2013 @ 7:48am 
Originally posted by WotHKeylel:
It's a replay if you don't need to install SFM to make a replay, and SFM's are to show how good you are at "animating", not how you play. *edit: It takes a lot more skill to do an SFM than to do a silly replay*
It takes even more skill to make a whole new game. Make it be only about who makes the best whole new game!
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