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PSXE Game Of The Year Nominees

The year is almost over, which means it's time to issue our list of nominations for the many awards we plan to hand out.

There were plenty of amazing games this year but perhaps the three that stand head-and-shoulders above the rest are Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Killzone 2 and Assassin's Creed II. This unbelievable trio of the best of the best nailed down the majority of nominations, although we of course had to pay tribute to other gems, like Batman: Arkham Asylum, inFamous, Dragon Age: Origins, Street Fighter IV, and others. The question is, which titles do you think will win? That's the entire point of this little preview, after all; to generate a good amount of discussion. Also, if you have an idea for an award that we haven't thought of, feel free to let us know. It's certainly not too late to add one!

The winners will be announced when the year closes, on either December 31 or January 1, so stay tuned...

2009 Game of The Year Awards Nominations

Best Graphics

  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Killzone 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Best Music

  • Guitar Hero 5
  • The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Shatter
  • DJ Hero
  • Guitar Hero: Van Halen
  • Flower

Best Sound Effects

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Killzone 2
  • inFamous
  • Assassin's Creed II

Best Acting

  • Killzone 2
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Brutal Legend
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best Writing

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Brutal Legend

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Borderlands
  • Killzone 2
  • The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • DJ Hero

Best Artistry/Art Direction

  • Demon's Souls
  • Brutal Legend
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Most Original/Innovative

  • Flower
  • Braid
  • Demon's Souls
  • Shatter

Most Overlooked

  • IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
  • Katamari Forever
  • Demon's Souls
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • DiRT 2
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Most Anticipated Game

  • Heavy Rain
  • God of War III
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Bayonetta
  • Gran Turismo 5

Best Downloadable Game

  • Braid
  • Trine
  • Flower
  • Shatter
  • Fat Princess

Best Puzzle Game

  • Cuboid
  • Lumines Supernova
  • Braid

Best Music/Rhythm Game

  • DJ Hero
  • Guitar Hero 5
  • The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Rock Band Unplugged

Best Racing Game

  • Need for Speed: SHIFT
  • MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
  • Gran Turismo PSP
  • DiRT 2

Best Sports Game

  • Madden NFL 10
  • FIFA Soccer 10
  • MLB 09: The Show
  • Fight Night Round 4
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Best RPG

  • Demon's Souls
  • Dragon Age: Origins

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Tekken 6
  • Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • PixelJunk Shooter
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Killzone 2
  • Battlefield 1943

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • inFamous
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Game of the Year

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Killzone 2
  • Street Fighter IV

12/21/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (154 posts)

hellish_devil
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:39:12 PM
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Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2... Really hard. I'll go for Uncharted

But the best category is the "Most Anticipated Games". And those will surely be the nominees for GOTY 2010

As for the best music, I don't know why not a single webpage at least nominated Killzone 2. That game had an AWESOME soundtrack.

And since this is one of the few webpages that is almost xbots-free, the best shooter category hopefully will not be won by MW2. At least Killzone will hopefully get an award there.

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Alienange
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:05:51 PM

What does MW2 have to do with xbots?

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leatherface
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:59:04 PM

i sold my sold, too.

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hellish_devil
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 8:59:57 AM

Cause xbots are the ones who mostly play MW2.

Besides, Most in the site will agree with me when I say that Killzone 2 is better than MW2, cause here we appreciate a game for what it is, not for the hype that surrounds it.

Xbots, on the other hand, just buy a game for the hype, they do not care if it is good or not.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:59:11 AM

Best example, Halo STD

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:31:40 PM

When the MW2 leaderboard is at 4.25 million right now and growing, you can hardly say that the 360 is dominating the online community.

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Imagi
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:42:06 PM

The hype is though. Besides what else have xbots got, that and Halo which they are starting to to get board of. (how long did it take for that penny to drop...oh it is still in freefall)

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:10:43 PM

@ hellish_devil - It is not that xbots are the ones who mostly play MW2, it is that xbots only have MW2 to play.

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hellish_devil
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:55:49 PM

Good point *thumbs up*. And as far as I know, The are millions of 360 out there, so what you want to say is that many of those 360 owners will buy MW2, thus leading to the conclusion that: where MW2 wins best shooter, and people vote for the winners, means that that site is infested with xbots.

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to_far_apart
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:45:28 PM
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that's one impressive list of games there.

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inkme101
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:45:51 PM
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REALLY???? UFC UNDISPUTED DIDNT GET A NOD IN THE SPORTS OR FIGHTING CATEGORIES????? c'mon ben geeeez

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:33:20 PM

Agreed. It's a good fighting game, albeit not a great one.

But it does deserve a nomination in my book as well.

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Sir Shak
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:46:05 PM
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Killzone 2 for best acting ? As much as I love the game , I have to say that Rico and Natko are a curse on gaming and I get a little dumber every time I hear either of them speak .

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MyWorstNightmar
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:10:32 AM

You beat me to it. Killzone 2, best acting? Obviously a typo. Shouldn't be in there. It discredits the other great nominations for best acting.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:32:00 AM

inFamous had some great acting too as long as you consider it is in the comic book realm.

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inkme101
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:47:03 PM
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other than that its an uncharted sweep except a couple that MW2 deserve

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Charger7302
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:47:26 PM
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Hopefully Killzone 2 wins Game of The Year, but we all know how much Ben loves Chloe......

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Doosharm
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 9:52:04 PM
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Why isn't Brutal Legend a best music nominee?

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Deadman
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:00:13 PM

Or PJ Shooter? that has a better soundtrack than Shatter.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 7:14:20 AM

Cause like Marilyn Manson sang, "Rock is dead"?

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:14:37 PM
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Do I get to vote? If so, where?

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kevinater321
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:24:30 PM
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Wow, lots of nominees. Uncharted 2 will obviusly win the most here but i think that ratchet and clank is a better game than assasins creed 2 and infamouse, so i hope that wins some award mainly best action adventure. But we all know how much Ben liked AC2. But why isn't pj shooter in any of these (i might of missed it though). It is my second fav psn title this year (aside from fat princess) and it doesn't even get nominated!

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Deleted User
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:25:11 PM
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How can you put SF4 in as a game of the year nominee and NOT have the PS3's BEST SELLING GAME Modern Warfare 2 in? This will cause this site to lose ALOT of respect. MW2 destroyed Uncharted 2 in sells. Why? Because the majority of gamers like that type of game better.

American gamers have spoken. All 3 million US PS3 gamers that bought MW 2. How many American PS3 gamers bought Uncharted 2? 600k? lol.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:27:24 PM

Mediocre gameplay, buggy multiplayer. This game was rushed. If they took the time to refine it, i'm sure it would replace SF 4.

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Who_KilledMe
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:09:45 PM

I do think that mw2 deserved a nomination for game of the year, but I disagree with your reasoning. You say it was the biggest selling ps3 game so therefore it deserves to be nominated.

You are also making it sound as though uncharted was not as good of a game with your evidence being sales again. Sales should have absolutely nothing to do with award nominations in my opinion.

If that was the case, Demon's Souls would not have been nominated for anything on any site, and from what I hear it is a great game. Plus there would be so many crap wii games that would be ahead of Uncharted 2 for game of the year if people followed your reasoning. Sales and awards should have nothing to do with each other in any industry.

I agree that it's a shocker that mw2 was not nominated, but can't you come up with better reasons than sales. How about that it's just all around awesome. As for who I think deserves game of the year, I would say either killzone 2 or uncharted 2. Those were the best. Modern Warfare 2 would be third in my mind. But definitely deserved at least a nomination, great game.

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Alienange
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:09:49 PM

Drithe, you are right, but you will never convince the elites that roam around here.

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___________
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:14:08 PM

no.
it sold so well because its a well known IP.
theres allot of IW bitches.
and its got the best MP mode going around.
and since when does selling well get you into the GOTY nominations?
if so, than mario brothers wii should be there, and wii fit should of been there last year.
i thought it was only xbots that were huffed up on sales figures.

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randomname
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:23:10 AM

Go play some Battlefield, noob.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:33:06 AM

Sales do not equal quality.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:34:59 AM

Drithe as much as i agree to what your trying to say you obvisouly cant get your facts straight! Uncharted 2 has sold well more than 600k... Just cus a game sells well doesnt make it a GOTY nominee. Its all about quality!

i will agree that MW2 deserves a GOTY nomination atleast but PSXE doesnt like it which i seen coming! You cant discredit a good game, but it has been discredited here time and again by even the readers because KZ2 is a great game. with that said just cus KZ2 is great doesnt mean MW2 is bad. just my opinion. That seems to be the only logical reason a lot of readers have, "KZ2 is so much better", cool i agree but that dont mean MW2 is horrible.

I will say though DRITHE you spoke with no intentions of respect or facts and probably are a fanboy of sorts...

I guess all in all it dont really matter cus Unchared 2 deserves the win!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:46:47 AM

We're not interested in "respect" from anyone who equates quality with sales.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:03:47 AM

Ben-
I agree.

In the case of MW2 though, the sales reflect on a good game! In some cases though that doesnt happen! But i believe you wrote an article on the comparisons of UC2 and MW2, and that was about good games usually selling well, and you were dissapointed in the sales of UC2 which was excellent. So that relates to this right?.

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www
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 4:58:36 AM

I agree sales does not equal quality, but MW2 is better than SFIV or Dragon Age. You couldn't say you disagree with all those sites that contributed to getting MW2 that 94 overall critic score, and that's higher than both of those games mentioned.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:27:28 AM

As far as MW2 is concerned:

Mw2 is my greatest disappointment for the generation. I really wanted to love it after the PERFECT Cod4. What they tried to create was a frantic more team oriented FPS but created campfests with people so addicted to killstreaks you will mistake CTF for TDM....

Well there is always Battlefield Bad Company 2....

***Edit***
I just want it to be known I think that it is more so the players that have made this game disgusting to me. The hacked leaderboards which don't mean shit anymore, the prestige 10 that everyone hacked as well, the underpowered snipers with overpowered dual-shotties. Just I'm done with it...

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JackC8
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:19:36 AM

Like I always say, if sales = quality, the McDonald's hamburger wins "food of the year", every year.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:35:13 PM

I agree that MW2 should have been nominated at least, but come on man..

To say this site loses respect because it did not include MW2 on it's list is rather foolish.

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Arvis
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:10:39 PM

Alienange,

You and Drithe or wrong, but I'm sure we'll never convince you of that.

For me, a GOTY nominee has to be... I don't know... GOOD. MW2 does not meet that criteria.

-Arvis

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:52:34 PM

Arvis-

i have an opinion too! you're wrong. I think MW2 is excellent, and ill probably never be able to convince you of that. See i can do it too, funny how that works!

The difference between you and i though is i still think all the other nominees deserve to be up there along with MW2. Just cus i think MW2 should be atleast nominated doesnt mean i think it should win, and doesnt mean that i think its somehow better than all the other games nominated. just cus you dont like a game (MW2 in particular) Doesn't mean other people wont! Just cus you have an opinion doesnt mean its the right one! Thats why games are so great they always cater to someone, but thats what makes the industry horrible, is people become fanboys of sorts and push there opinion! anyways as i said just cus a game should be nominated doesnt mean it should win GOTY necessarily, Uncharted 2 deserves that honor this year!

BTW PSXE gave MW2 an 8.9 thats a great score. so if your somehow trying to say that all PSXE wont be able to convince the people who enjoy MW2 that its in your opinion a bad game, i think your mistaken, because that score proves its a great game on this website!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 8:50:28 PM

Pretty sure we never said MW2 wasn't a great game. We simply feel it doesn't quite deserve to be up there among the top four or five of the year.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:21:30 PM

Right. PSXE does agree that MW2 is a great game. The part I like about what Drithe is saying, is that MW2 should be sitting as a nominee instead of SF4. Which by the way is so poor they have to release SSF4 to make up for it.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:28:54 AM

ben-

Im not sure if you commenting or reffering to what i said but, just so you know i was saying you guys gave it an 8.9 which is all i was saying. and in my opinion an 8.9 is a great score! I never said or was trying to imply you guys said it wasnt a good game.



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Arvis
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:09:25 PM

I was spoofing Alienange's comment. MW2 is not your child. No need to be so protective.

-Arvis

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Geobaldi
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:27:32 PM
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Where's NHL 10 for best sports title? It's more enjoyable than those other picks. And Borderlands wins over those other shooters in my opinion as well.

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Slimcere
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:09:28 AM

I have to agree again NHL 10 deserves sports game of the year.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:28:56 PM
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How about a "Best Developer/Game Studio" category? My vote would go to Naughty Dog for Uncharted 2 or Rocksteady for actually making a great Batman game.

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Swim_Irr
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:17:51 PM

If there was a developer of the year catagory, I think I woould have to lean towards guerilla for their constant support for kz2 multiplayer. I know many were upset about no co-op, but still.

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:33:42 AM

Yeah, Guerilla did a great job with KZ2.

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sunspider13
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:46:01 AM

Noms for "Best Developer/Studio"

Naughty Dog
Guerilla
rocksteady
Insomnaic

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coldbore
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:38:20 PM
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Where's pokemon soul silver? Haha jks, I think it's mainly a contest between assassins creed II, killzone 2, and uncharted, also like to predict that gran turismo will be the most anticipated, just saying lol

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Linseed
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 10:46:23 PM
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Tough choice... Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2... They're tied ; ;

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Alienange
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:12:42 PM
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Only two RPGs ... what a sad state of affairs.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:35:11 AM

And neither a true JRPG.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:56:57 AM

Stop bitching! It was a great year for gamers and you shoud be proud. So stop moping about the lack of rpg's and play some kz2,UC2,AC2 and R&C wile looing forward to heavy rain, GT5, GOWIII and of course Final Fantasy. So shut it we don't want to hear it.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:25:43 PM

@ kevinater321 - Hey buddy you know I respect you. I do have those games you mentioned and I do play them almost daily (except KZ2 because I just got it last week and I'm too deep into AC2 to stop). Admittedly though, I'm not one to sit around and "look forward" to stuff. I play what I got, but I'm a little perturbed at the lack of RPGs this past year. Ben's nominees kinda point out the sad state RPGs are in.

@ WEWE - If it weren't for WRPGs, we'd have no RPGs at all. Count your lucky tomatoes.

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:05:40 AM

@Kevin

What the hell was that? Haha

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mike rlz
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:17:56 PM
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i think nhl 10 should be added to the list with all the improvements from 09. thumbs up and maybe it will happen ;)

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___________
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:21:24 PM
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ben you should have a best new IP category in there.
O and a most improved sequel category also.
best IP would either go to infamous or batman AA, but my pick is obvious.
and most improved sequel would either go to killzone 2 or assassins creed 2, but again my choice is obvious.
as for most anticipated game of 2010 do you really need to ask?
seriously?
thats like asking if the reader would like a brand spanking new Ferrari for free, no strings attached.
i think we all know what the answers going to be.............

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:36:08 AM

I'd take a brand new Farrari for free and sell it. Here in Florida there's a requirement to have auto insurance so I can imagine how much insurance would be for a Farrari. ;x

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___________
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:57:55 AM

HA!
yea me too since i would not be able to get insurance for a WRX let alone a Ferrari.
thats one thing i hate about Australia if your under 40 you cant drive a turbo, supercharged or V8 vehicle.
well you can but not many insurance companies will want to know you, and the ones that do will charge you 2 legs, 2 arms and a eye.

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Mr Bitey
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:22:58 PM
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I can't choose just one. My top 5: BatMan, Demon's Souls, UC2, AC:2, and DA:O.

btw... I'm surprised RE5 isn't getting a nod for anything. Maybe it should be added to the most overlooked list.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:54:56 AM

Woah your right. I had a blast playing resident evil 5, it should definately be winning some "best action game" awards. Many were disapointed that it wasn't a horror game but I don't think anyone was disappointed in it as an action title.

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hellish_devil
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:12:01 AM

It wasn't that good, but I had fun with the co-op.

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Larsperson
Saturday, December 26, 2009 @ 5:33:59 PM

Got to admit that I had Resident Evil on my shelf for ages and barely touched it. Now i have finally sat down to play it and am really enjoying it. Perhaps it's a love hate thing with this game for some people, im not sure.

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Swim_Irr
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:27:06 PM
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Best sound effects goes to killzone, IMO.

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TheJackyl
Monday, December 21, 2009 @ 11:50:25 PM
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Here are my predictions... or rather what I think should win.

Best Graphics
* Batman: Arkham Asylum
(I really gotta give the edge to my man Batman here, those graphics were just so well done. The PC version really shows what the designers really put into this game.)

Best Music
* Guitar Hero 5
(Still like Rock Band 2 better though)

Best Sound Effects
* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
(Great environmental sound effects.)

Best Acting
* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
(As I said before, overall goes to Uncharted 2, single best performance, which could be its own category, would go to Mark Hamill)

Best Writing
* Dragon Age: Origins
(Uncharted 2 had a great movie like story, but Dragon Age just has a lot more depth and breadth in my opinion.)

Best Multiplayer Game
* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
(Mostly I can't stand multiplayer deathmatches for too long but Uncharted 2 made me love it again)

Best Artistry/Art Direction
* Assassin's Creed II

Most Original/Innovative
* Flower
* Braid
* Shatter
(not to sure on this one, just the Demon's Souls isn't it)

Most Overlooked
* Katamari Forever

Most Anticipated Game
* Final Fantasy XIII
(Been waiting for this game since Nov 2006! Definitely most anticipated)

Best Downloadable Game
* Braid
* Trine
* Flower
* Shatter
* Fat Princess
(can't say, don't have them)

Best Puzzle Game
* Cuboid
* Lumines Supernova
* Braid
(same)

Best Music/Rhythm Game
* Guitar Hero 5

Best Racing Game
* DiRT 2

Best Sports Game
* Madden NFL 10
* FIFA Soccer 10
* MLB 09: The Show
* Fight Night Round 4
* Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
(haven't played them unfortunately)

Best RPG
* Dragon Age: Origins
(really there is no competition here)

Best Fighting Game
* BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
* Street Fighter IV
* Tekken 6
* Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
(again, haven't played)

Best Shooter
* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
* Killzone 2
(haven't played K2 but I played a bit of MW2 and it was decent enough for what it is, though not my cup o' tea)

Best Action/Adventure Game
* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
(again, despite some of the contenders being very VERY good games, no competition for this category)

Game of the Year
* Dragon Age: Origins
* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
(In my opinion it is really between these two. My pick would be Dragon Age: Origins. Already on my 3rd play-through and I'm still uncovering new layers. I've played Uncharted 2 twice and while both times were fun. The second time just wasn't quite as good as the first.)

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:36:17 AM

really jackyl? Uncharted 2 pretty much puts avereything to shame in the graphics department. ND did so well, they set a standard that a lot of devs. will have a hard time meeting! Not taking anything away from batman but the eyes dont lie!

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:17:35 AM

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/TheJackyl/ShippingPC-BmGame2009-10-0614-06-58.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y25/TheJackyl/ShippingPC-BmGame2009-10-0614-07-36.jpg

yep the eyes don't... tell me that's a level of detail that goes beyond anything else we have seen this year

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:18:35 AM

hopefully my image links will be approved soon cause you are right... the eyes do not lie.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:53:21 AM

i really dont care what links you give me online, and i will not even click on it because its all about whats on my t.v. If its something with true evidence i will look though.

Since i havnt gotten to see that link yet, i assume what your showing me is what batman looks like and ive seen it on my t.v. where it should truly be compared. And i will argue all day that Uncharted 2 is by far superior to Batman in the graphics department (let alone all around). Again im not saying that batman wasnt spectacular but saying it looks better than Uncharted 2 is bold. but your rightful to what you believe!

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 4:33:40 PM

I still think the level of detail, as you can now see in the links, was just a good bit better in Batman.

Overall I like Uncharted 2 as a better game than Batman. However, graphics-wise, Rocksteady did a fantastic job in th e level of detail put into its characters that I don't think we've ever seen before. Not even in Crysis (which Crysis rains supreme because of the level of detail in a far more open environment) have we seen faces like these.

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Imagi
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:53:02 PM

Graphics are not just the level of detail, it is the sum of many parts, and having all those parts run at a good consistent frame rate. Uncharted pushed the envelope beyond what the Unreal engine can produce on the PS3.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:55:05 PM

The PC version wouldn't matter in these awards anyway.

PlayStation games only need apply.

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:11:14 PM

I agree it isn't just the level of detail. And Batman ran as smooth as anything else. Now if we want to talk about artistry that's another category.

And since Ben was considering such things as best multi-platform I don't see this being a problem. Also we should be looking this from the stand point of what developer worked on creating the best graphics. In the case of Naughty Dog vs Rocksteady, if we look at what they put out, to me it is clear that Rocksteady has the edge.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:37:35 AM

thejackyl-

actually we have seen that type of detail in the faces! have you looked at Uncharted 2? The facial expressions alone, coincide with each tragedy, or event, etc. That alone is far better than what took place on batmans emotionless face throught out Batman AA.

Lsten if all your reffering to is detail, (which i still think Uncharted 2 holds better) thats not all graphics are!

I still want to know what you think rocksteady did better than Naughty Dog. Uncharted 2 is unparralelled in all areas of graphics when compared to Batman. So i guess besides those photos you showed me that could have been tweaked for all i know, (although still dont look beter than UC2) i want some factual evidence. i mean gimme something to argue here because all your saying is detail, when its clear there was not as much detail in batman, than Uncharted 2 and thats obvious!

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Jackyl
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:26:35 AM

See what you are talking about is animation. Not graphics. The overall facial expressions of Uncharted 2 are better than Batman... well there is room for an argument even there as since Batman is a very stoic character of course he stays more straight faced while Drake is more emotional and funny and can't keep his emotions from showing on his face. I'd definitely would rather play poker with Drake than Batman! Now on the other hand take the Joker. Rocksteady put a lot into his crazed maniacal expressions.

Also, Uncharted 2 has a ton more (be it many of them brief) cutscenes. Now I'm not entirely but aren't these all prerendered? As for in-game animation who has more? I think Batman may have more. The fluid fighting techniques and stealthy takedowns. Not to say Uncharted 2 doesn't have some great hand to hand fighting and takedowns, I just think animation wise there is probably more that has been done in Batman.

I have to wonder if you have been reading my entire posts as I've stated in my first post how I played Uncharted 2 through twice, plus tons of time in multiplayer. And no those images are not tweaked in any way. Just simple unedited screen shots. Though I'll take your suspicion as a compliment as I wish I had that kind of skill.

As I've said before I love both games though I put Uncharted 2 as a better game than Batman AA. However I am feverishly awaiting the next game that can match or exceed the graphics in Batman. The kind of detail where you can see each piece of individual stubble on a guy's face, the horrible random pockmarks from a bad case of acne, hairy sweaty arms, life-like looking clothing materials. When I first started to play Batman I literally drooled over the graphics. With Uncharted 2 the only drooling was over Chloe.

...Whoops this is still TheJackyl. Just signed into a slightly different account.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 2:40:16 PM

well we agree to disagree lol! its cool i mean a healthy argument is great in my opinion and this it was! the only problem is we'll never be able to sway eachothers decision!

I must say though the way clothes and accessories were rendered on Drake well in Uncharted 2 period, were so good. I love being able to tell ebjects apart, and with great detail. Rather than have them look blended. And as you said the sweat drinched arms in batman, or the way Clothes got soeaked with water in Uncharted 2! I dont know i gotta go with Uncharted 2 still...

I did read your posts cus i wouldnt comment otherwise, that'd be insulting to you and myself.

I'll say again both games are great and both games look great, but in overall quality Uncharted 2 is phenomenal!

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TheJackyl
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 5:28:32 PM

Oh, I agree with a lot of what you said. The clothing textures were also very well done for Uncharted 2. Chloe's clothes getting wet during the chase scene with the injured videographer was a... fine example of the PS3's technological achievements.

Still, we'll agree to disagree. I wonder if Ben and the boys are reading all of these comments. I'm sure they are quite thorough in their analysis of these games, though I can also imagine some of what has been said in these comments might shed light on something possibly overlooked.

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Aftab
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 4:22:58 PM

TheJackly, without even having played the games, most people including ND and RS will disagree with you because U2 was exclusively developed and optimized for the ps3, while Batman wasn't. All the time and resources were spent by ND to get the most out of the ps3's Cell, with new techniques and technology, while RS aimed merely at getting a comparable experience across the ps3 and 360, with the dated Unreal engine.

Now after playing the games, on a proper TV, the difference is obvious, If it isn't to you, I'm afraid you need to get your eyes checked, get a new TV, or both.

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 9:00:16 PM

Did you bother to read all of the previous discussion or bother to look at the images? Because it certainly doesn't seem like it. If you had you would have already realized that your post is completely without merit.

But then again, as your post said you expect to know which game has better graphics without playing the game, why should we expect you to read before commenting.

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Kangasfwa
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:03:56 AM
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Awards I would like to see:

"Most Disappointing Game"
"Most Under-Appreciated Game" (most didn't give Killzone 2 the respect it deserves, for example)
"Most Disappointed Game That Got Pushed Into 2010" (what I mean is what game are you most disappointed that got pushed into next year?)
"Most Overused Game Mechanic"
"Worst Gaming Cliche"
"Flat Out Worst Game"

"PSP Game of Year" (Nothing worth nominating?)
"PSN Game of the Year" ("Best Downloadable?" Does this include PSone classics? "PSN GotY" seems more in line with the type of game that you guys are referring to)
"Best Individual Actor/Actress"
"Game Development Studio of the Year"
"Best Demo"
"Biggest News Story"
"Best Multi-Platform Game That Still Would Have Been Better If It Had Been Exclusive" ;)


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hellish_devil
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:23:15 AM

Ben, you should check this guy's list, specially
the PSP GOTY and the PSN GOTY

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Qubex
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:10:13 AM
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Uhm... Ben, for "best artistry/art direction" category, do you not think Killzone2 should be in there!?!... it really is a close second to Uncharted in my opinion... I would have it listed in that category :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:19:27 AM
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I'm pretty sure the results will be quite anticlimactic here, knowing all too well on what game the Administrator tends to lean heavy on. That's fine.....but UC2 has no business even being NOMINATED for "Best Multiplayer". Other than that, it all looks good from what I've played.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:06:21 AM

I love me some U2 multi!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:36:48 AM
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Make a category so ACII can have best multiplat, but not goty.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:49:30 AM
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For the recommendations, I just don't understand the Best Studio/Developer thing, even though I know other sources hand that out. What's it saying? That they made the best game...? That they impressed us the most? Isn't that just GotY? Let's just say that whatever wins GotY gets this.

There are a few others I like, though. We might do a Best Multiplatform Game category. That's a good idea. Awards for individual acting performances...eh, I'll think about it. I just think Best Acting encompasses an entire cast and that's far more important. But these are certainly common awards these days.

And we'll steer clear of the negative ones, like "Biggest Disappointment" and whatever. These are supposed to be AWARDS. ;)

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TheJackyl
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:22:24 AM

I agree with the sentiment about publisher/GotY. Same thing.

However with acting. There is certainly a big difference between a stand out solitary performance and overall performance of the cast. In some cases maybe the best overall cast also has the stand out performance by an individual in that cast. But as is my opinion, Mark Hamill's performance of the Joker was by far better than any other single performance. Better than Drake, Chloe, that guy from the Brutal Legend game.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:35:21 AM

Never mind this post...
(After re-reading the list, I see what I asked about was already done)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:22:36 PM

Yay my idea was good :)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:58:28 PM

Unless, like Insomniac or Sony Santa Monica or Ubisoft Montreal (and a few others), they manage to push out more than one game in a year.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:06:37 AM
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My List,Its gonna be a long one ok?
Best Graphics: Uncharted 2
Best Music: DJ Hero
Best Sound Effects: Killzone 2
Best Acting: Uncharted 2
Best Writing : Uncharted 2
Best Multiplayer Game: Killzone 2
Best Artistry/Art Direction: Assassin's Creed 2
Most Original/Innovative: Flower
Most Overlooked: Red Faction: Guerrilla
Most Anticipated Game: Oppinion Based/Mine is Heavy Rain
Best Downloadable Game: Flower
Best Puzzle Game: Braid
Best Music/Rhythm Game: DJ Hero
Best Racing Game: Gran Turismo PSP
Best Sports Game: MLB 09: The Show
Best RPG: Demon's Souls
Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter IV
Best Shooter: Killzone 2
Best Action/Adventure Game: Uncharted 2
Game Of The Year: Unchrted 2:Among Thieves

Her's to a wonderful and enjoyable year in gaming! and another year under Ben's belt. Cheers!

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BG_921
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:17:42 AM
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I hope MLB 09: The Show wins for the Sports category. The developers seem to actually listen to what the fans want and they add that to the game. Custom soundtracks, custom batter walk up music, online leagues, etc... The game to me has improved every year, something many sports games fail to do in my mind.

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JMO_INDY
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:21:14 AM

That why its on my list

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BG_921
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:37:19 AM

Good job... You made a wise decision! lol

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nogoat23
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:41:15 AM
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Great nominations. I was a bit surprised not to see Brutal Legend in the best music category. If there were a sixth most anticipated game, I'd add the Last Guardian. Not that I've played it, but isn't Forza a good racing game?

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Oxvial
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:14:10 AM
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Playing end of eternity(Resonance of Fate) demo...and it sucks! I hate the music I hate the characters I hate the gameplay...if the game gonna be like the demo I declare this my first big disappointment of 2010...yeah we need a list of the worst things too =p.

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Charger7302
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:26:18 AM
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BTW this is completely offtopic, but with all the final fantasy 13 talk going around I felt the need to bring this up.(I'm also surprised no one has brought it up)

Final fantasy 7, regarded by many as the best rpg ever made, has been on the playstation store for about six months now. The title has been on the top 10 every week since it's release in June. The fact that it been doing really good business on the PSnetwork, might prompt Square into making a remake. It would seem like a perfect business move.

Final Fantasy 7 is the game that established the playstation 1 and helped it beat out the 64, so who knows maybe if square did a remake that was exclusive to ps3 , "lightning could strike twice".

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:00:36 AM
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Blazblue should definitely win Best fighting game.

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www
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:01:32 AM

Tekken 6

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___________
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:59:22 AM

no tekken 6 sucked!
and this coming from a massive tekken fan, in fact i would go as far to say tekken 5 was better than 6.
best fighter available on the ps3 would have to go to street fighter 4.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 7:01:42 AM

If anyone that knows me, I have not been a fan of Tekken since Tekken 3 I wasn't expecting a lot from Tekken 6 but even I was disappointed by it.

Street Fighter 4 was great. But It took it a while to get its Online portion to become something that was fun to play. Netcode sucked for a long time.

Blazblue not only was a brand new IP. It had a solid fighting engine. A story mode that didn't suck. and its online is still the best there is for a fighting game.

KOF XII....... God what a horrible pile of excrement that turned out to be. BIGGEST disappointment of 2009 by far.

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WolfCrimson
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 8:36:35 AM

I agree with Oyashiro. Blazblue should get this award. Amazing fighting system, great story, great voice-acting, spectacular OST, varied roster (even though there were only 12 chars)and great 2-D graphics. I think this is better than SF4 .

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LowKey
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 4:37:54 AM
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uhhhh, Infamous should be in the GOTY category. The first non fps that was amazing for the PS3, all of the praise it got from everyone here and it doesn't get into the GOTY category?

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www
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:17:39 AM
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ASTONISHED!!!

I didn't expect this at all. Game of the Year, and MW2 isn't in there?! Wow! We all know Uncharted 2 is GOTY but at least MW2 should be there instead of SFIV or DAOrigins or BatmanAA to acknowledeg it?!
I'm not gonna say put it there because it sold but MW2 itself is a QUALITY game, believe that.

Heck you could NOT compare MW2's multiplayer to Killzone 2, MW2 is miles and kilometeres ahead of any other fps shooter. Where else could you get almost all the weapons in the world in a game? Where else could you call in Pavelows, Attack Helicopters, Harriers, Nuclear Bombs, Sentry Guns goes on and on and on. First ever shooter that has both first person and third, and the third its not even a gimmick but works well.

I think its not fair to think IW didn't put much effort in MW2. What else do you do in Killzone 2 after beating the campaign?! If your not fighting at Radec academy is the other place with the all-red color-scheme. In MW2 you have Spec Ops to add to the longevity. You tell me where else in any other fps do you have such loads and tons of customizations. Ben you guys are busy and I see you haven't spent much time with MW2, I can understand that but it makes it seem you guys disagree with the other critics, which is wrong.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:29:53 AM

We've both spent all sorts of time with it. What you're saying is entirely opinion and if you want additional proof, go over to GameSpot. MW2 didn't win Best Competitive Multiplayer Game of 2009...Killzone 2 did. KZ2 is a superior shooter in just about every way; having a few more options in a multiplayer mode that is far from perfect and STILL feels like the age-old sliding-on-glass FPS formula from a decade ago, doesn't make for a great game.

We gave MW2 an 8.9, which we believe it deserves. Origins, Batman and others got 9+. It's not like we scored MW2 higher and then ignored it in the GotY category.

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www
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:33:40 PM

I hear you Ben, I hear you.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:48:41 PM

I spent 150 hours plus on Killzone 2.

I have spent 100 hours on Modern Warfare 2.

My point? They are both excellent games, and I still play them both.

Now while K2 dominates MW2 visually, MW2 seperates itself from every MP game out there with the customization weapon features and challenges. Plus, the killstreak awards are always entertaining to boot.

Killzone 2 would of ran away with the best FPS of all time if it would have included the option for a "Hardcore" setting. It's why I'll spend more time on MW2 then Killzone in the end...and hopefully, that's what Killzone 3 is for!!

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Hezzron
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:16:26 PM

MW2's online formula is unrivaled, it has that "gotta play one more round" addictiveness to it.

Sure KZ2 has better graphics, but the actual MP fun factor doesn't compare. Most online matches in KZ2 stick to Radec (for spawn killing) which spoils the experience IMO.

MW2's maps are better designed for MP as well. It's not hard to see which developer has more experience creating an enjoyable MP game.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:52:16 PM

@ www - Batman Arkham Asylum is absolutely a GOTY contender. Ben ain't fool enough to leave that one out.

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mbg77
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:55:36 AM
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Hi all,

I can see a lot of disappointment in so many comments about games not getting any love from Ben and the team.

As much as I don't understand the whole mechanics behind what game is nominated in what category and gets what award, I'd like to propose a different solution.

Maybe from next year Ben could pick some of the most outspoken and rational readers (BikerSaint, www, WorldEndsWithMe, Highlander just to name a few) and send them a list of categories asking for their opinions as for the winner of each. That way we could have awards based on the opinion of many gamers, and the PSXExtreme team would not get so much heat for not including this or including that.

But that's just my idea.

Take care.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:15:58 AM

Great idea! Hopefully i'm picked! (doubt it though)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:32:25 AM

Actually, as far as I can see, the only complaints involve MW2 not being nominated for GotY.

And while we may have a Reader Favorite category or something next year, I'm not sure about anything else. Game of the Year Awards are always done by the staff of the source...I don't think we'll change that, regardless of how much we value our readers. :)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:17:03 PM

thanks for the nom :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 8:33:26 PM

@mbg77,

HAAAAA, like Ben & Arnold would ever give me the keys to the candy store, I'd wind up being accused of escaping Arkham Asylum(HINT: you know who, green hair, wide lips, white grease paint) LOL.

You really wouldn't want me handling any voting chores because of 3 major deficiencies in my gaming habits.....

!. Although I'm always trying to collect any & all of the games I don't already have yet(yes, even the crappy ones), I don't play the RPG's, sports, music games, most strategy, or multiplayer. I like the puzzle, platformers, shooters, racing(though I suck at the GT5 demo), and military, and fighter jet games.

2. I only do single-player modes.

3. Since I'm a collector, I usually buy most of my games a bunch at a time, and at a low "used" price. So I sometimes have to wait well over a year to get those same games once they've gone down to my price-point. And also, since I buy used, It's "hit or miss" because I'm also at the mercy of whether or not that used game will even be there on the store rack when I'm on one of my game-hunting safaris.

So since I haven't even played over 1/2 of the game listed yet(only recently picked up Uncharted 1, inFamous, & R2) I must humbly decline partaking in any voting(meaning, my own voting preferences of course) on this thread whatsoever.

"But thanks for the plug" LOL

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herukuti
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 5:57:21 AM
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i was really disappointed with ac2; the voice work was good for ezio,but i dont speak italian:goty nominee over infamous is shocking to me. even if infamous had missions that could be done that were similar to other missions the game offered more quality than ac2 did(from a gamer perspective not a game viewer)and ac2 had way more redundancy. i just dont see what everyone is so up in arms over ac2 about. and, the only other multiplayer game that ive played this year that was better or close to killzones initial quality is red faction guerrilla; i mean uc2 multiplayer is good but its structure is not supportive of good multiplayer matches:although it was clean and good. and, i hope kz2 gets best graphics cause frame for frame it had no competition.riddick was good i had it but its faults were glaring:infamous was a way better shooter and red faction was good too. im dumbfounded borderlands was nominated in a category but wasnt included in the best art direction nominee. since the most anticipated is for next year but the awards are for this;please dont overlook red dead redemption and battlefield bad company 2 is crazy(and ive just been playing the demo).

ok, i know its hard being an editor and making nominations for games but i had to say those opinions.

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N a S a H
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:06:43 AM
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MW2 should be there. Thumb me down but you know I'm right.

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Oyashiro
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 7:08:26 AM

No one tells me what to do! *thumbs up*

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Gordo
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:12:35 AM
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PS3 games from your awards that I've bought and played this year:

Uncharted 2 - Keeper
Killzone 2 - Keeper
Assassins Creed 2 - Traded
Modern Warfare 2 - Traded
The Beatles Rock Band - Keeper
Batman: Arkham Asylum - Currently Playing
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey - Traded
Gran Turismo PSP - Keeper

So, if the mark of a great game is one that you cannot imagine trading in for something else then in my opinion Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are the best. They are head and shoulders above anything else this year.

Loved Assassins Creed 2 (the cut scenes are a bit dodgy but everything else is superb) but after 25 wonderful hours I had done everything apart from get all the feathers and thought that was enough.

Modern Warfare 2 was a blast for 10 hours then my eye was wandering elsewhere. Killzone 2 is just meatier and more strategic. It's a grown up FPS!

Unfortunately I have a trade one to buy one policy as I've got a wife, kids and a mortgage to pay each month. Survival of the fittest...

Enjoying Batman at the moment and that's up there with Uncharted 2 in the cut scene graphics and voice acting.

Uncharted 2 is the GOTY by a country mile...

Just been a wonderful year for gamers and look forward to next year with Heavy Rain and GT5 high on the wish list.

Thanks PSX Extreme for all your excellent reviews throughout the year. Always honest, educated and sincere!

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I C E_COLD
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:15:51 AM
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Give Ratchet & Clank a chance at a win , how about best animation , best platformer or something you know it diserves it man! :-)

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herukuti
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:33:00 AM
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i dunno man; if you can name one good activision game thats been released in the last year thats not based on music: then you did the impossible.i think people who dont have to be critical of games but are paid to do such can see through a large part of other peoples projections about the quality of a title.i boycott'd activision after buying prototype, so i never bought mw2;but the track record is ugly for them.if you dont have access to titles that are hyped and one comes along that is im sure that has an effect on your opinion of the quality of said title.the last good activision game ive played was tony hawk with darth maul in it; and even that was poor.im not trying to hate on mw2 but sales dont equate respect from this gamer. after having played r2 when w@w was released and kz2 when there were few fps's to play i didnt want to waste the time to even figure an equation that equaled activision making a good game finally.too many false positives.but if you say you like the game cool; is it really a game that you are saying is head over shoulders above all the other titles released this year or in the same category of excellence as the other nominees(excellence means to excel, to go beyond a limit or standard). i mean really it did not excel past even r2 and r2 is last year and some people feel kz2 and r2 are different shooters that deserve equal praise; so ill be unipodic it did not excel past mw1, let alone reach an echelon that is equal to the other goty nominees. but i agree that ac2 should be stricken from goty nomination and infamous or some other great game that came out should be in its place.

long story short nash im not gonna thumb you down but i dont even subconsciously think mw2 was snubbed.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 7:44:19 AM
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I think the Most Overlooked category here is much better than this weeks pole: What's the most under-appreciated game of 2009?

How can you say that Infamous or Killzone 2 are underappreciated? Yet most people have voted for the two, rather than something like Demons Souls.

Just a gripe I had...

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Zorigo
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:58:35 AM

its cause those two were amazing but just don't get as much mention as mw2, or unchrtd2 for example.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:54:29 PM

I understand that they didn't get as much attention as MW2, but they were both met with major critical acclaim. Bah, I'll take it :-)

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Riku994
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:21:51 AM
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I predict lots of U2...

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:08:37 AM

-And I still, haven't found what I'm looking for...

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JackC8
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:32:46 AM
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You should really take that Tiger Woods game off there. The Wii version comes with 27 courses, while the PS3 and xbox versions only have 16, with the remainder available for download at additional cost ($7.50 each?). That's a spit in the face for gamers.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 9:57:36 AM
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Best Graphics

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Music
* The Beatles: Rock Band

Best Sound Effects

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Acting

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Writing

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Multiplayer Game

* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Best Artistry/Art Direction

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Most Original/Innovative

* Flower

Most Overlooked

* DiRT 2

Most Anticipated Game

* Heavy Rain

Best Downloadable Game

* Trine

Best Puzzle Game

* Cuboid

Best Music/Rhythm Game

* The Beatles: Rock Band

Best Racing Game

* DiRT 2

Best Sports Game

* FIFA Soccer 10

Best RPG

* Dragon Age: Origins

Best Fighting Game

* Tekken 6

Best Shooter

* Killzone 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Game of the Year

* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

if this counts in anyway, i thought i'd make myself heard.
uncharted 2 was amazing. killzone 2 got best shooter as even though mw2 draws me in more online, as the story mode is concerned, which is more important, killzone 2 was something else. there was a real feel to it. i love it at the end when you and the team are like 'this is it, we gotta go and get him'. bloody hard that mission with the teleporting tw*t.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 10:56:25 AM
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Game of the year: Street Fighter IV

jk jk, Uncharted 2 no doubt
Best graphics will be tough between Killzone 2 and Uncharted. I would give it to Uncharted 2, that game just surpassed everything I've seen on consoles

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Hexen
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:48:47 AM
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Everything seems reasonable and fair although I wished UFC have gotten some credit instead of a freaking golf game.

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Reynono
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:41:46 PM
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MW2 should definitely have gotten a GOTY nom. at least. And Ratchet. SF4 does not deserve.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 1:22:09 PM

Read psxe's review of SFIV

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to_far_apart
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 12:53:37 PM
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I think for those of you who have been complaining, just stop. No matter how much you complain, it won't change the games already nominated, if anything, you're making yourself look foolish. Complaining won't get you anywhere, just let it be. I'll use sports as an example. When you see a flag thrown in football or a whistle blown in futbol, hockey, etc. The majority of what you see is players and/or coaches complaining or outraged, but despite how much they "cry foul" do you see any of the refs buckling? No.

On the other hand, one thing is to complain and another thing is to disagree. There's a difference when you write some of this absurd garbage or when you submit a comment respectfully disagreeing. The nominations are made, do you really think that Ben or any one from the PSX staff is going to change their mind? No, because they already made up their mind, so just let it be. All the complaining is just going to make you seem foolish in front of everyone, I'm pretty sure Ben, along with everyone at PSX would rather see a difference of opinion, not any of these bratty comments some have made. I mean, it is called an argument right? Doesn't mean arguments have to resort to whining. Rather, just comment what you would have preferred or would have rather seen instead of bickering like a bunch of babies.

To the PSX staff: Good job on the nominations, you guys nailed it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:02:41 PM

Thank you. And we don't mind a difference of opinion, certainly (it's why the nominations were posted in the first place), but there's a bit too much of "my opinion is fact" syndrome going on in a few comments.

Other than that, I have no problems.

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to_far_apart
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:28:15 PM

Anytime Ben! You guys always outdo yourselves, that's why I'm an avid reader here! That's exactly the point I was trying to get across, I just think some people need to relax a little bit, this is supposed to be a place to post ideas and share differences of opinions, not argue and bicker. You said it best Ben, the "my opinion is fact" syndrome. I'm going to have to steal that line! haha

I'm not sure which article I saw it on, but there was one person who commented saying something to the lines of "critics are only people with opinions" (I'm not sure the wording is right, just off the top of my head), and i just thought that was down right ignorant and insulting. Looks like he has no idea what goes into the job you all do.

I have to say, I have been through a lot of sites, IGN is one of the more recent ones I had read, and I have to honestly say ever since joining PSX, I've never had to leave. I thoroughly enjoy what you guys offer here at PSX and I appreciate the effort you all put in it as well. I really appreciate the time you guys put into your articles, I can see it, they are some of the best I've read. Not to mention, you all at PSX are always getting involved in the forums, and that's awesome to see the author, along with the staff, taking time with their readers and sharing some thoughts.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 3:52:18 PM

We certainly appreciate it. We can't survive without you and don't think we're not keenly aware of that fact.

2010 will be better, too. At least, I hope it will be. ;)

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to_far_apart
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 4:20:43 PM

That makes two of us =)

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www
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:54:15 PM

I know, I've always said footballers looked stupid when whining to the referee when the decision has already been taken but the point we're trying to make here is MW2 shoulda been there at least, the key words there is 'at least', nothing more. Putting SFIV and some others there..... c'mon, games like sports and fighting don't usually get GOTY.

In my eyes this the FIRST ever time psxe has made a blunder and am letting it slide, our one and only family site lol. There are times we don't agree with each other, and that's life.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 8:20:18 PM

Someone once asked an MLB umpire if all the jeers and yells got to him when they thought he made a bad call.

He just grinned and said, "Nope. There may be 60,000 people in that stadium who all have an opinion, and even millions more watching at home on TV who also have an opinion...but MINE is the only one that counts." ;)

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www
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 4:27:46 AM

Hahahahaa

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www
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 4:31:06 AM

Hahahahaa

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to_far_apart
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 8:50:36 AM

very true hahaha

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:20:11 PM
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GOTY: Demon's Souls
Best RPG: Demon's Souls
Best Action/Adventure: InFamous
Best Graphics: AC2
Best Fighter: Blazblue
Most Overlooked: Demon's Souls
Most Artistic: Demon's Souls
Most Anticipated: FF13

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Blink182Fan99
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 2:30:45 PM
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Hopefully MW2 won't win much, if anything. Massive disappointment in my opinion :(

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Hexen
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 4:55:35 PM
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Best Graphics * Killzone 2
Best Music * Flower
Best Sound Effects * Uncharted 2
Best Acting * Uncharted 2
Best Writing * Batman: AA
Best Multiplayer Game * Killzone 2
Best Artistry/Art Direction * Uncharted 2:
Most Original/Innovative * Flower
Most Overlooked Katamari Forever
Most Anticipated Game * God of War III
Best Downloadable Game * Flower
Best Racing Game * Gran Turismo PSP
Best Sports Game *UFC Undisputed
Best RPG * 0
Best Fighting Game * Soulcalibur: BD
Best Action/Adventure Game * inFamous
Game of the Year * Uncharted 2

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:41:50 AM

gran turismo psp over NES Shift?

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 6:06:15 PM
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We all know Uncharted 2 is going to sweep the awards .

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just2skillf00l
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @ 11:31:34 PM
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You know, I usually hate it when something takes all the praise and awards; because one, it usually doesn't deserve it, and two it just makes all the other significant competition look pale in comparison. But honestly, when I look at Uncharted 2 and all the list of categories along with the other contenders, I just feel that Uncharted 2 snags the gold. I don't believe it boasts the best multiplayer however.

I have yet to play Killzone 2 so I don't know if that was better than MW2. So in my case, I would say that MW2 wins multiplayer GOTY. That is WITHOUT my knowledge of Killzone 2's multiplayer action. I've only been hearing great things about Killzone 2's multiplayer and story mode and from what I've heard, it's a must-get.

When playing multiplayer, I think the gameplay being solid, satisfying, and fun are the most important elements. I know this is true for MW2, but is it the same for Killzone 2? I'm pretty sure either K2 or MW2 will take home the prize. So I see the winner as the possessor of the best gameplay elements.

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 12:08:49 AM
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Loves it.

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SubjectiveTruth
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 3:44:44 AM
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The tough one for me is AC2 and U2. The thing is, AC2 has been pulling me in more than U2, but I think it is mostly because of the premise and the sci-fi story that, while flawed, totally draws me in, dunno why. When I become totally objective and honest with myself, it is pretty clear that U2 is a better game...

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 6:39:56 AM
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i will cry if DJ hero doesnt win best music

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 23, 2009 @ 7:02:52 PM
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FYI, we are adding Brutal Legend to the Best Music category; it was just an oversight on our part. It should most definitely have been there.

Also, we're adding categories for Best Multiplatform Game and Best New IP. :)

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Oyashiro
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 5:15:29 AM
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Oh and Demons Souls should definitely win Best RPG. Dragon Age was great, but Demon Souls was just so unique and better IMO experience to play.

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JasperLoons
Thursday, December 24, 2009 @ 11:06:31 AM
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Poor inFamous and Killzone. They are missing out on so many awards because of Uncharted. Uncharted does deserve them though of course. If they don't end up winning anything, you should give them awards anyway.

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shootu
Sunday, January 03, 2010 @ 12:41:26 AM
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Thats the truth maxpontiac and hellish_devil you must not be a gamer

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