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squicken

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Going on all week. What can I say? I know we're protesting the site, but I love their awards. So just read the GAF thread and don't visit the site.

Special Achievement Awards

Best Original Music: Mass Effect
Most Surprisingly Good Game: Medal of Honor Heroes 2
Best Licensed Music: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Best Story: BioShock
Best Sound Design: Rock Band
Best Graphics, Technical: Crysis
Best Voice Acting: Mass Effect
Best Graphics, Artistic: Super Mario Galaxy
Best Use of a Creative License: Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Best New Character(s): Portal
Funniest Game: The Orange Box
Biggest News: Vivendi merges with Activision
Best Multiplayer Game: Rock Band
Best Expansion Pack: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Best Original Game Mechanic: The Orange Box
Best Downloadable Console Game: Pac-Man Championship Edition
Most Improved Sequel: Medal of Honor Heroes 2
Best New Gaming Hardware: Rock Band Instrument Set
Most Innovative Game: World in Conflict
Best Downloadable Content: Rock Band
Best Use of Control Scheme: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Best Atmosphere: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl


Dubious Honors

Most Despicable Use of In-Game Advertising: Need for Speed ProStreet
Worst Trend: Lousy Wii Ports
Most Disappointing Game: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Flat-Out Worst Game: Hour of Victory
Worst Game Everyone Played: Spider-Man 3
Best Game No One Played: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Most Disappointing Delay: Grand Theft Auto IV


Genre Awards

Best Action Adventure Game: Assassin's Creed
Best Adventure Game: Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure
Best Shooter: Crysis
Best Fighting Game: Virtua Fighter 5 Online
Best Platformer: Super Mario Galaxy
Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 2
Best Puzzle Game: The Orange Box
Best Rhythm/Music Game: Rock Band
Best Role-playing Game: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Best Sports Game: NHL 08
Best Strategy Game: World in Conflict


Platform Awards:

Best Nintendo DS Game: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Best PSP Game: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Best PlayStation 2 Game: God of War II
Best Xbox 360 Game: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Best PlayStation 3 Game: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Best Wii Game: Super Mario Galaxy
Best PC Game: Crysis

Game of the Year: Super Mario Galaxy
 

reilo

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Best Downloadable Console Game: Pac-Man Championship Edition


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chubigans said:
Seriously. The winner is Heavenly Sword, nothing comes close.

Ratchet had pretty good voice acting, as did Uncharted. I didn't particularly like the stage acting of Heavenly Sword, but I can certainly see that it excels at what it does.
 

X26

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AltogetherAndrews said:
Best Voice Acting: Mass Effect

Huh?

Aside from male sheppard I don't see why not. Only other game I played that came clsoe was bioshock, which did a great job as well, but I guess ME beat it out due to sheer volume
 
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pretty sure you can use gamespot, just not with .com at the end

also, no first party ps3 games with awards?

thread is doomed...

edit: already starting
 

jax (old)

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I wish, they'd just say "PORTAL" instead of the orange box. That game deserves its own spotlight. Can't say I cared for the rest of OB.
 

Hunter D

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ME's VA and music was top notch. The ending of that game sealed the deal.

CH2k8 should have won best licensed music MF Doom FTMFW!
 

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Sho_Nuff82 said:
The VA in Mass Effect is superb.

I really don't understand 'best sound design' for Rockband though.

They had to throw it a bone after they [insert tinfoil hat conspiracy] GH3 best licensed music
 

gregor7777

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huh? really?

Have you played it? I assume not, otherwise you would understand. I'd love you hear from someone who played it why it doesn't deserve at least top three consideration in that category from that shitty site.
 

miyamotofreak

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Shit list. Should be:
Best Original Music: Bioshock
Most Surprisingly Good Game: Puzzle Quest
Best Licensed Music: Rock Band
Best Story: BioShock
Best Sound Design: Bioshock
Best Graphics, Technical: Crysis
Best Voice Acting: Heavenly Sword
Best Graphics, Artistic: Bioshock
Best Use of a Creative License: Darkness
Best New Character(s): Portal
Funniest Game: Portal
Biggest News: Vivendi merges with Activision
Best Multiplayer Game: Rock Band
Best Expansion Pack: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Best Original Game Mechanic: Portal
Best Downloadable Console Game: Warhawk
Most Improved Sequel: CoD4
Best New Gaming Hardware: New PSP
Most Innovative Game: Bioshock
Best Downloadable Content: Rock Band
Best Use of Control Scheme: RE4 Wii
Best Atmosphere: Bioshock
 

sonikokaruto

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why is there no puzzle quest?

or dragon quest joker (wtf cell shading on ds wat?!?!)

why no halo3 or cod4 :mad:

this thread makes me a mr angry face
 

Yoboman

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AltogetherAndrews said:
Ratchet had pretty good voice acting, as did Uncharted. I didn't particularly like the stage acting of Heavenly Sword, but I can certainly see that it excels at what it does.
Uncharted didn't get nominated for ANYTHING, so don't fret about voice acting
 

Zerachiel

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AltogetherAndrews said:
Best Voice Acting: Mass Effect

Huh?

Mass Effect had pretty good voice acting if you did female shephard.

That said, ME getting best voice actor over Portal IS a joke. GLaDOS is probably the single best acting performance in any video game to date.
 

Walshicus

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Best Graphics, Artistic: Super Mario Galaxy
Hmmm. About the only thing I really disagree with there. I mean, I don't really like Bioshock as a game, but underwater Art Deco is leagues ahead of whatever SMG... offers. Oh actually "Most Surprisingly Good Game" should have gone to Crackdown.

I may start a petition or write my MP. ;)
 

gregor7777

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Zerachiel said:
GLaDOS is probably the single best acting performance in any video game to date.


I don't think this can be argued. Any site which doesn't get this fact correct in their awards lists can be crossed off your lists of sites to visit for anything but a laugh.

Line of the Fucking Year!
 

Draft

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Zerachiel said:
Mass Effect had pretty good voice acting if you did female shephard.

That said, ME getting best voice actor over Portal IS a joke. GLaDOS is probably the single best acting performance in any video game to date.
She's just a dumb Shodan with good writers.

I can't remember any conversation or voice over in ME that made me roll my eyes in that "oh well, it is just a videogame" kind of way, and for a game with as much VO as ME, that's quite a feat.
 

RiZ III

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hmm.. besides mario, weren't there any jgames which would merit any of those awards? Thats kinda sad...