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Genre Awards

Best Multiplayer Game

Nominees

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

Winner: Killzone 2

Say what you want. Defend Modern Warfare 2 until you're blue in the face. The bottom line is that we believe there's no better online experience than Killzone 2 in 2009, and that's entirely due to the superiority of this particular shooter. Granted, there may be a few more bells and whistles in the MW2 online modes, but that can't stop KZ2 from coming out on top. It's hardly the popular choice but this isn't a popularity contest; this is our Game of the Year Award extravaganza and we'd much rather go online with Guerrilla's masterpiece any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Best Downloadable Game

Nominees

  • Trine
  • Flower
  • Shatter
  • Fat Princess
  • Braid

Winner: Flower

It was a tough choice between Flower and Shatter; after all, we gave them both the same score (9.0). Both are entirely different experiences and both are super fun for entirely different reasons. But we had to consider the innovation and ingenuity that went into Flower and that's what ultimately tipped the scales; essentially, Shatter did have unique elements but it wasn't 100% original like the game where you control flower petals in the air. We can't wait to hear about thatgamecompany's new project...guaranteed it'll be totally unique once again.

Best Puzzle Game

Nominees

  • Braid
  • Lumines Supernova
  • Cuboid

Winner: Braid

There weren't a huge assortment of quality puzzle games in 2009 but one certainly stood head and shoulders above the rest: Braid. It took a while for it to come to the PSN but now that it's here, it's a definite must-try for all puzzle aficionados. It's not quite as mind-bending as last year's winner (Echochrome) but it's bound to give you fits. Can your brain handle the flow of the complicated time-space continuum?

Best Music/Rhythm Game

Nominees

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

Winner: The Beatles: Rock Band

You might think this would be a tough category but Arnold wasted no time in naming The Beatles: Rock Band the victor. Perhaps it's due to the classic and nearly incomparable soundtrack that is bound to satisfy a huge number of music fans. In the future, you're bound to see more music titles based around certain legendary bands (we've already seen some), but of course, you gotta start with what is arguably the most legendary band ever. So many have adored The Beatles and now, they can emulate 'em in a digital format. Sublime.

Best Racing Game

Nominees

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

Winner: DiRT 2

We didn't realize how thin this category was until we actually looked at it. We just didn't have a lot of top-quality racers in 2009 but there's one that can indeed be considered elite, and that's DiRT 2. This off-road simulator is about as good as they come, despite a few small flaws. If you're looking for the year's best racer and you were disappointed that Gran Turismo 5 wouldn't arrive until 2010, you can't go wrong with this one. Need for Speed: SHIFT was great but there were one too many mistakes, despite that totally intense in-cockpit view.

Best Sports Game

Nominees

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

Winner: FIFA Soccer 10

The sports category is always tough, especially when we've seen a great resurgence in the Madden franchise and The Show seems to keep getting better and better. But in 2009, FIFA Soccer 10 takes the crown; its almost unrivaled level of realism and authenticity allows all fans of the sport to dive in with gusto. There was a time when Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer appeared to eclipse the long-running FIFA franchise but recently, EA Sports has stepped up big time. You just won't find a better virtual sports experience on store shelves.

Best Role-Playing Game

Nominees

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Demon's Souls

Winner: Dragon Age: Origins

Although there were only two nominees this year (definitely expect more for 2010), it still took a bit of thought. And while we're well aware of the extremely loyal following Demon's Souls has garnered, BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins just stole our hearts. We fell in love with the game almost instantly; its traditional yet far-reaching format is unbelievably addictive and in all honesty, I had a problem with the balance in Demon's Souls; i.e., the fact you used Souls for absolutely every purchase of every kind. Perhaps that's what did it. But either way, we agreed that Origins had to win.

Best Fighting Game

Nominees

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

Winner: Street Fighter IV

Although BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was in definite contention, the nod went to Street Fighter IV, which allowed the ailing franchise to shoot back to the top of the fighting charts. Fast, furious, colorful and oh so challenging, SFIV is the game many fans of the genre had been waiting for. It was too frustrating for some but the hardcore followers found battling nirvana, and we just couldn't ignore this accomplishment. You can bet that when Super Street Fighter IV releases next year, these same fans will once again be very, very happy.

Best Shooter

Nominees

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

Winner: Killzone 2

It's just no contest. Killzone 2 redefined the nature of the first-person shooter in our eyes and from now on, it will be the measuring stick against which all other shooters will be measured. Too many people have forgotten it since it was released way back in February, but we're not about to overlook it. It showed us the way FPSs could be with the proper amount of work and dedication; we had weight, we had true human physics, we had the feel of an elite, futuristic soldier beneath our fingertips. And oh yeah, an awesome setting and atmosphere with both a fantastic single-player campaign and online multiplayer mode. It's just spectacular, the whole way 'round.

Best Action/Adventure Game

Nominees

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • inFamous
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla

Winner: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves won Game of the Year at the Spike TV Video Game Awards but somehow lost the Best Action/Adventure Award category to Assassin's Creed II. Perhaps understandable but still confusing. We're not about to make any such mistake: despite ACII's tremendous credentials, there's just nothing better in this category. In fact, it could very well be the best Action/Adventure title of the entire generation thus far, although one could certainly make arguments for Grand Theft Auto IV and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. Either way, though, U2 is just too good; it's exactly what we've been looking for in this genre.

Best Multiplatform Game

Nominees

  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • DiRT 2

Winner: Assassin's Creed II

2009 can be argued to be the year when PlayStation 3 exclusives dominated but there were plenty of great multiplatform titles, as there usually are. The winner this year is actually surprisingly easy as far as we're concerned; it goes to Ubisoft's outstanding Assassin's Creed II. Bigger and better in almost every possible way, this sequel represented such a gigantic step in the right direction that we were blown away. Adopting far more in the way of depth, in terms of both the gameplay and storyline, this is the fully realized stealth/action, medieval GTA-like game that everyone must at least attempt. Beautiful and ceaselessly engaging, ACII is a gem.

Best New IP

Nominees

  • Flower
  • inFamous
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Demon's Souls
  • Brutal Legend

Winner: Batman: Arkham Asylum

It wasn't easy to choose between Batman: Arkham Asylum and inFamous but when all is said and done, Rocksteady's production was just a bit more polished and accomplished. There's a certain amount of childlike glee one gets from playing inFamous for hours on end but Arkham Asylum is arguably the single best superhero video game in history. Furthermore, the stellar atmosphere, characters, and storyline rockets Arkham Asylum into the stratosphere in the realm of new IPs. Anybody want to bet that Heavy Rain might have a shot at this award next year...?

Special: The PSXE Favorites

  • Shatter
  • inFamous
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Flower
  • DJ Hero
  • Killzone 2
  • The God of War Collection
  • DiRT 2
  • BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

No one game wins this category; it's merely a look at what we found to be the most entertaining games of the year. It's not so much about good and bad here (although all of these titles are excellent, of course), it's more about what we enjoyed most. At any given time during 2009, you can picture Arnold, John or me having oodles of fun with at least one of the games listed above. I suppose we could each pick our favorite but that'd be tough to do and besides, you get to look at the whole bunch this way. If you haven't played a few of these, we strongly suggest trying 'em out ASAP.

And now, for the big moment...

12/30/2009 Ben Dutka, Arnold Katayev

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Comments (289 posts)

Kowhoho
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:09:47 PM
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An amazing year!
One thing caught me when I read the lists.... I think that Critter Crunch should have at least been nominated in some of the downloadable categories. It's a great puzzler and the ccop/competetive modes are probably the best I've ever seen from a puzzler. Dropping an anvil on your opponent so his Biggs (or Smalls) goes dizzy, or making him eat crazy shrooms so his screen goes psychadelic is really cool!
Good list though. The sign of a good list is that you agree with most of the titles being in it, even if you'd like to move them around a bit.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:36:34 PM

I'm ashamed to say I never got to Critter Crunch. :(

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randomname
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:44:24 PM

The demo was fun. I need a psn card.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:15:57 AM

The great thing about digital distribution is that it will always be there for you! There's no rush; just make sure you pick it up when it goes on sale! ;)

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:33:46 AM

I tend to grab a lot of the digital content immediately and some of it, I hope for a sale but then just can't wait long enough. Critter Crunch is a great one and I even play co-op with my kids. It's got the cuteness factor but very, very fun.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:45:10 AM

Critter Crunch sounds like something out of PSN's cereal aisle,

I know what, lets get the developer to do a sequel....."Critter C. vs Captain C." LOL

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:46:37 PM

Great awards! I still feel that infamous should've won best new IP though, maybe even most overlooked, but i can handle it, Batman is on great game.

I've been here for a month now, a month and a half, i'm not sure, and i have to say i really respect this community that you all have built here. I have been to many sites, previously i was at IGN and i really didn't like it to much honestly. I owe my friend actually for showing me this site and i have to say, it has grown on me.

I really love the atmosphere of the community here and really respect a lot of the more common faces here, like the ones mentioned by Ben and Arnold, and i have to say i really respect and admire you guys. I took the liberty to look back and get familiar with some older articles and comments and i really do respect the loyalty, especially by the ones listed, you guys have towards PSXE. I know I'm relatively new to the site and just started to become a more common face here by writing whenever i get a chance because PSXE has grown on me. I know i'm new but i hope to gain a familiarity with some of you all and hope to develop a close relationship with the community here and with Ben and Arnold, all you guys at PSXE.

Ben, I really respect and appreciate you guys at PSXE as journalists and as very outgoing people. I know I've only been here for a short while, but that's all that it's taken to really become a huge fan here. You guys have great articles, not to mention a kick a** sense of humor, i love it haha But i just like you guys to know that i plan on staying part of PSXE for a long time, i don't see myself going anywhere. I love the atmosphere, i love the readers here, there may be some bickering, but the overall attitude here and great and everyone is always friendly, and not to mention, because of you guys at PSXE. Out of all the communities i've been to, you guys are without a doubt the best i've seen.

I know i'm not a familiar face around here, but you'll start seeing me more often now (i havent been a bale to come on a few times because the holidays) because PSXE is now my new home. Thanks for all the great articles, and thanks to everyone here for providing some great conversation i really do love them so...lets keep the coming on 2010!

I hope everyone has a happy new year and hopefully start 2010 with a big bang!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:52:55 PM

You're the kind of member we want around here, and we're thankful you showed up. We'll continue to do what we do, and hopefully, more will see PSXE as you do.

And don't worry, by the end of next year, I wouldn't be surprised to see your name on our list of honorable mentions. ;)

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:59:26 PM

Thanks a lot Ben, that means a lot, I've always wanted to find a community I can contribute too and have fun and PSXE has really done it for me, you guys at PSXE are the real deal and i really appreciate it!

well only time will tell, i'll keep my eye on that next year then ;)

Happy New Years to you and to the PSXE staff!

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NightHawk17
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:12:30 PM
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Was a great year for ps3 owners:) Demon's Souls didn't win any :(

Batman winning story doesn't feel right to me cause I really don't remember much of a story being there besides getting the Joker. Don't get me wrong it was an awesome game that built up really well to an anti-climactic ending and final boss

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oldmike
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:02:04 AM

after seeing Demon's Souls win game of the year at gamespot (not like atlus can pay them off) i got the game.
all i can say is thou its good on many levels it has some big flaws
1 the junk gear that you cant even sell off
2 how dam HARD it is the game is like S&M not every one is into that kind of stuff
3 no real way to know were to go

in my book dragon age was more fun
on my 4th play thou even thou i got plat on it

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:00:50 AM

it being hard isnt realy a flaw i mean i prefer hard games and if you dont than the game isnt for you at all and im sure if you read or watched any review on the game you would find out for a fact the game was hard and its kind of a logic game as to not knowing where to go most games dont tell you where to go you actualy have to think

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:45:39 AM

@ NightHawk17 - Batman didn't win best story. It won best writing. That is two different things.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:19:04 PM
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Yup an absolutely phenomenal year for the PS3.

The Ps3's kicking ass & taking names now.... GameTrailer's has just given their "2009 console software of the year award" to the PS3 too.

Great video of it here....
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/best-software-gt-goty/60270?ref=embedfeat

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:13:12 AM

Did the PS3 win Console of the Year last year too? Why are people still saying the 360 is a better console?!?!

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mike rlz
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:23:22 PM
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nhl 10 is still best sports game in my book :P

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Geobaldi
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:17:11 AM

Agreed

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:31:08 PM
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Hmm, I guess I agree with most of that. inFamous should have won best new IP though for sure, and probably most overlooked.

GOTY was obvious, Uncharted 2 really is everything video games have been trying to be for decades.

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oldmike
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:04:16 AM

ya i dont see batman as a new IP

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Club80
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:38:09 AM

I agree. As much as I LOVE the game, Arkham Asylum just doesn't come across as a new IP for me. There have been tons of Batman games already. Plus, wasn't there an article on here where Rocksteady stated that Arkham Asylum's setting can't be used forever? So when we get a sequel, that will probably be the end of AA.

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Fane1024
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 4:23:47 PM

I also agree that Batman isn't really a new IP, but I don't begrudge it the win, since it is a new phenomenon, a good Batman game. ;)

Otherwise, I'd have to agree with the awards, so far as I can tell, not having played most of the games yet.

p.s. Thanks, Ben/Arnold, for the shout-out.

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Danny007
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:37:02 PM
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Great list. Go Uncharted 2. Thank You PSXE for providing us with great articles everyday. Keep up the good work.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:37:13 PM
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HEY. Two of you were specially mentioned at the end there. Don't go missing it. We luv ya. ;)

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:50:35 PM

Yuss "blank line".

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:51:32 PM

awesomeness, it means a lot because I do put an inordinate amount of time into participating here whenever I can. I guess I wanted to give back because this site is the one that re-energized my interest in gaming. I've always gamed, but wasn't too hot on this generation until I started coming here where I learned a lot more.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:06:48 AM

I gotta say, I looked into a site called "Gamesarefun" then ventured into the mainstream crap at "IGN" and checked "Gamespot" from time to time just to 'keep up...'

Then out of nowhere some guy posted news from psxextreme and I was like "hey let's see!" And from that day I have never had to look at any other site. Sure some others for vids, but psxe's content is in whole different level. It's not your distant robot-like editors saying "hey here's this game, ok, bye bye." The staff at psxe are actually gamers and actually do enjoy these games lol. A lot of other sites to me feel like they're just in it for the MONEY and HYPE.

Great to see flower getting some awards here
That's the kind of stuff I like

Oh! And may Metal Gear Sunny live within all of us!

Thank you Ben, the staff, and all my comrades like World and Banky, ya'll are awesome!

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:12:39 AM

The main reason I enjoy this site more than others is the candor of the people who comment here. Spread the love!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:29:51 AM

Lol, i certainly feel honored to be in that finishing list =P didn't think i was that important.

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NightHawk17
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:44:49 AM

Didn't make it, I got to lax with the posting for a good while. Next Time Gadget, Next time!

One of the reasons why i keep this site bookmarked is the great community and mature attitude of the posters, made a lot of good friends here too. And let's not forget about the great ps3 coverage ;)

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:37:23 AM

Ahha! Thanks Ben and Arnold. This site is great. I've never been apart of an online gaming community. I come here because of the very reasons you listed and because of the great news of course. I haven't been posting here that long. It's nice to know I've made enough of an impression to stick out in your guys minds. Thanks again guys and keep up the great work! Looking forward to spending 2010 here with you all. :)

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Sir Shak
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:13:06 AM

I wasn't mentioned . :(

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SvenMD
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:34:58 AM

It's all right shak - all we have to do is keep up some quality posting for the next year and we too might make the list.

It's kinda like the oscars when the actor thanks the director and the producer, but leaves out the key grip and the gaffer....we are the key grip.

You know, it's gives us something to strive for besides our platinum trophies.

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Arvis
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:29:22 AM

Hey, Ben, thanks for the mention!

Glad to see an aging lurker like myself hasn't been forgotten. You know I'm never going to stop visiting this site. :D

-Arvis

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Shams
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:46:59 AM

Yay for ND! And wonderful article, Ben and Arnold. People may differ on a reward here or there regarding their own personal favorites, but there's no denying that this is the most, overall, reliable GOTY awards list on the net, along with the reviews, here all year long.

I'd also like to thank you on behalf of Aftab. He's been temporarily barred from the comment section, but he'd like to thank Ben, Arnold, and John, and Shadow (if he is actually another guy which I'm pretty sure he is), and the rest of my (oops, I mean "his") good friends at psxextreme. This is Aftab's home away from home, and he checks it like a dozen times at work (give or take couple hundred more), and it was an awesome surprise to see the awards list this morning.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:12:30 AM

I've been traveling the past few days (visting the parents and watching the OSU game on Friday) but I wanted to at least sign on here and thank you Ben for mentioning me in the closing of your article. I know we don't see eye to eye all the time but I sure respect you as both a journalist and a gamer and look forward to coming to PSXE for all my gaming news in 2010.

Happy New Year Everyone!

BTW How much did Scarecrow pay you World to change your pic?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:07:01 AM

Shams: Um...why is Aftab barred? I didn't ban him or anything. If he's having trouble getting in, have him e-mail me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:29:56 PM

lol, we held a vote and people didn't like the Chelios finger. But now I'm getting heat to go back to my old ninja pic, but people probably look at it and think I'm a kid. I was like 20 in that pic, damn 8 years ago now...

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:02:22 PM

Take another one. Once a Ninja always a Ninja don't you know?

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Shams
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:32:46 PM

lol, Ben: I sent him a memo, and he understands he was misbehaving and has to learn his lesson. The ban expires a day before his birthday, so he's happy about that.

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Jed
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:39:20 PM

awww, now I'm getting all misty eyed.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:51:02 PM

Shams: Wow, okay. I don't even remember what he did.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:23:32 PM

Aftab instigated a heated debate between him and I concerning the validty of religion and Santa. Shadow (A moderator) warned both of us to end the conversation. HUGE surprise I'm sure but I listend and Aftab didn't. He continued to attempt to antagonize me and go against Shadow's warning. Shadow then mentioned Aftab was out of line and his posting ability on the site would be banned until sometime in January.

World you're a sellout. Go back to the Ninja!

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Shams
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:16:34 AM

Happy New Year, LV!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:26:55 AM

Same to you Shams or should I say Aftab on a different account.

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packersfan66
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:38:05 PM
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Killzone 2 was an unreal game online. But was the campaign really that good? It had no story and out of the 100+ hours I spent playing the game I spent 30 minutes on th campaign. It was just too bland. Mw 2 deserves a little more credit though. I know it's a playstation blog but still. Give mw2 some respect because argue all you want about what's better online it's a toss up to me. But mw2's story is undoubtly head and shoulders above killzone's

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:48:53 PM

In my opinion, Killzone 2 (was rocking)... it definitely had a story. KZ1 had an awesome story too.
iii dunno' man I don't feel like arguing right now ;)

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packersfan66
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:51:18 PM

Me either after I read your calm comment. Everyone has their opinionss

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:10:41 AM

er, um, not a blog... heh.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:12:12 AM

I'm pretty sure you can't tell anything about Killzone 2's story if you played the campaign for 30 minutes.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:04:49 AM

the campaign was realy good i just dont think they told it that good

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hellish_devil
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:19:40 PM

Killzone was the only shooter campaign that I really enjoyed. It was really awesome.

I just thought about a new category -Best Single Player Campaign- .....maybe next year

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flamefury42
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:47:49 PM
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Important Note: Demon's Souls did get Game of the Year by Gamespot.

Yeah, what does that tell ya? It means Playstation has been winning a lot of awards this year. I am very pleased of how far Sony has come. Let's not forget this memory: "It only does everything" XD

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:09:21 AM

Woooh! (although Gamespot sucks) it's great to see Demon's Souls getting the love!

That game is just monstrously fun!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:31:14 PM

and Scarecrow, FFVI got best FF by IGN in case your interested.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:48:17 PM
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Thanks there PSX crew,
Nice to see my name added in with all those great nod's too,,,,,,,
but it's really you guts who are the ones that make us all feel right, at home here.....
"So take a very well deserved bow yourselves".


BTW, If I can figure out how to get her into my own personalized form of the "Eye of Judgment" game, I'll definitely be trying to conjure that "Winners" card, along with it's lovely placeholder.

(just for my own personal collection purposes, of course) *wink*

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:49:09 PM
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Uncharted 2 won ;)
Hmmm? Mmm.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:49:36 PM
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Wow I made it first, thanks for the mention Ben! I'll keep on keepin on, since this is my internet gaming home. All those other sites are so faceless and I can't have any impact there. Here I feel you let me have a voice, so thank you for PSXE :)

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:52:19 PM

You win this round...

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:58:03 PM

Hey World, You know that saying "the first" is a no-no 'round these parts, don't ya??? (LOL)

Well, it's OK, cause everybody gets "one", LMAO

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:59:31 PM

lol, yeah I noticed the irony, but first in mind is better than first in line.

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Hezzron
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:13:38 AM

@ BikerSaint - LOL, good one!

.....and what exactly are we looking at in your new pic? Some dog romancing the bone?

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:56:49 AM

looks more like a dead chimera from resistance o_o

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Jed
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:47:01 PM

I think he took his dog apart, and then tried to put It back together. But he was sewn back together wrong.

Hey that's a great name for a song.
(Dethklok music starts to play)

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Hezzron
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @ 11:50:31 PM
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Good job PSX! Nice all round job on the awards. I wasn't that impressed with KZ2, but that's just me. Looking forward to spending another year with ya!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:04:51 AM

Hey hezzron73,
Demon dog got pissy with me when I took his pet needle away, so now he's chained away for the moment, & I've let "Nutcracker" out to play.

He's 10 X meaner than Demon Dog, and(though you can't tell in the downsized pic)he's twisted his head around so his snarling teeth are directly underneath those 2 dangling participles that he's trying to rip to shreds.

I guess I should have gotten him a metal jock strap, a rubber fang guard, and a 55 gallon drum of liquid Prozac for Christmas, instead of that now-dead Grizzly he's been gnawing on for the last couple days.

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godsman
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:00:37 AM
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How come you don't have awards for best shooter, RPG, racing. etc.?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:11:06 AM

maybe he didn't look at all pages.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:58:59 AM

To be fair to godsman, PSXE only has multiple page articles about once a year...

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kevinater321
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:00:57 AM
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I agree with almost everything on here! Great job team, you guys managed to pull of another amazing year of fast news and great people and personality. Love you all but i must say goodbye, the new adds drive me crazy so i am on the road again for another website similer to this but without the click here to continue to next page adds. Any sugestions? but great job team and,I HAVE NO REGRETS! goodbye everyone.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:37:48 AM

Hey kevinater321,
Yeah I was feeling the same way, but thanks to a few other post'ers here, last night I was able to find "AdBlocker Plus" for my Mozilla Firefox browser, and now I've totally wiped out every ad here except for that pretty blue PS3 contest(I want to see exactly how many more years till there's an actual winner)LOL.

Now, AdBlocker Plus is an open source program for Mozilla's Firefox browser, so I don't know if it would work for you
But if not, just try googling a site like MajorGeeks or Cnet dot com for a good "free ad blocker".

Just beware that a few unscrupulous a-holes have made fake ad blockers just so they can spam you themselves or sell your info to other a-holes, so make sure to read all the reviews for each one too, along with the # of downloads for each one(the more D/L's it's got, then all the better).

Hope that helps you out.
Let us know

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Milrite
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:24:41 AM

I've always used adblock, and was unaware that there were click-thru ads on this site! Adblock and firefox make surfing bearable again!!!

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:18:15 PM

are you kidding me kevinater321 ??

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:33:59 PM

Bye Kevinator, good luck out there!

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Banky A
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:39:34 PM

I'm with the Alien...
Leaving coz' of the ad error? :(

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:16:09 PM

You've disappointed me Kevin. It's really not that big of a deal. Sites such as this need ad revenue to continue to function. PSX n' Co can't work for free you know.

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Jed
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:55:14 PM

I don't think you will find another site like this one. And you re leaving just because of a couple of ads? Hell, if that is what PSXE need to keep going I don't have any problem with that. I wouldn't trade this site for nothin, well, maybe for a trip to Disney World. But that's it.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:34:31 PM

Kevin you will be back. You'll walk away from this site and its one inconvience (ads) and realize all those ad-free sites don't offer anything close to PSXE. Trust me, I'm a part of all of them and I still go to PSXE first for news and for the most balanced reviews.

So enjoy youre little vacation and see you soon.

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kevinater321
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:59:30 PM

Maybe i will try out addblock or what every you said, and maybe i will be back, but my pc has an anoying virus on it and i need to take it in. But if i am back, i will have a different name because damn, this one is LAME!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:05:19 AM

If your computer has a virus I highly doubt it has anything to do with this site since I've never come across one nor have I read about anyone else getting one from the site.

Also why would you have to take your computer in if it has a virus? Please tell me you don't buy your products at BestBuy and use their Geeksquad. I suggest a simple reformating of your computer, something that should be done several times a year regardless of viruses. Just backup everything and walla.

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Jawknee
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:56:54 AM

I have a Vaio from 2001, anytime it starts acting up I reformat it. Just like new.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:10:30 AM

You got lucky 'cause you like ff :P

(just messing just messing)

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Banky A
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:42:16 PM

The Scarecrow thing is not kidding around.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:13:56 AM
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Street Fighter IV!
Literally resurrecting the fighting genre!

Amazing that they did. There was a lot of ways it could have failed badly...Just look at Mortal Kombat...

Uncharted 2 is just PACKED. It's the ideal game in every sense. Satisfies a deep/well produced story AND a multiplayer mode (with many modes/upgrades). Definitely the kind of game I want to play again

(LOVE THE SNOW LEVELS IN UC2, SICKENINGLY STUNNING!)

Anyway, Elena for the win! ;3

*waves to all the Demon Souls fans* explore! explore!

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BigBoss4ever
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:28:01 AM

all what i really cared about in the bunch was Demon's Souls.

followed by a few: inFamous, SF4, BlazBlue, Batman, Ninja Gaiden Sigma2 and AC2, that was about it for me this year.

But still, Demon's Soul is bigger than the agregation of the rest for me this year. (soul level 186, 5th Cycle, and just turned platinum, 200+ hours)

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Gordo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:22:38 AM
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Yip, looking at my games collection I've got Batman Arkham Asylum, The Beatles Rockband, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2 and Assassins Creed 2 so I think great minds think alike (or fools seldom differ!).

Congratulations on an excellent year.

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ThugNificent101
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:25:45 AM
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Nice awards
I agree with just about everything (except, of course, the ones i havent played)
I agree that BlazBlue was definitely overlooked,... it was an amazing fighting game. still play it along with Killzone 2 to this day.
Great picks, probably the only list of winners that i can wholly agree with.
hoping for an even more amazing year in 2010

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:35:39 AM
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That's certainly the editor's favorite games of the year. I am shocked Demon's Souls did not win RPG of the year. Demon's Souls is MY RPG of the year and that's what really matters.

You did not like the fact you had to purchase everything with souls? That's one of the things that adds so much replay value to the game O.o. I should really become a black phantom more often to step on all the weak people that play Demon's Souls and think it's not RPG of the year LOL





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oldmike
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:12:57 AM

and thats one of the things i think cost it
most RPG players are not into PVP
they want story and a fun

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:57:16 AM

Yeah, because real RPGs are about story and character development. Main reason I really don't care for most so called MMORPGs is that they aren't really story driven. Hoping for a change with FFXIV.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:38:19 AM
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Great List guys, I agree with all of them but I think the Show edges out Fifa by a hair. I think both are two of the best sports titles I have played yet, but I just did a lot more in the Show and the graphics are much better. At least next year's will finally have a home run derby and maybe that will be enough to put it on top :) Anyways great reviews and keep up the great work!!! Back to dragon age now!

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:39:06 AM
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Sweetness. I'm missing some of those games but I'm sure I'll be grabbing them at some point during 2010. Here's to another year of gaming. I need to win the lottery so that I can stop denying that I'm addicted to these fun adventures called "games" so that I can turn it into a full-time career of drooling.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:45:33 AM
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I agree with WorldEnds, inFAMOUS should have recieved "most over looked" and "best new IP". It was a much better game then Batman AA and managed to keep me interested all the way through even in multiple play throughs. Batman was great but not inFAMOUS great.

Good awards. Of course Uncharted 2 wins! That game owns anything ever made for a console. Looking forward to 2010. Final Fantasy XIII will be epic Im sure. So many good games coming out for Playstation.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:10:24 AM

was infamous realy that overlooked i felt most overlooked was demons souls i mean alot of my friends who are xbox fanboys knew what infamous was but had no clue what demons souls was

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:04:35 AM

inFamous didn't sell badly at all and people HAVE heard of it. In comparison to BlazBlue, I don't see how it could get Most Overlooked.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:29:56 PM

I guess your right. BlueBlaze did kind of fall off the radar.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:26:25 PM

guess I just felt in terms of sales inFamous was overlooked quite a bit compared to what it SHOULD have sold at. Any 2D fighter is guaranteed to be overlooked in this day and age.

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 7:19:36 AM

yes but quality wise which one is better?
i never played blaze blue so i cant say really, but im sure its a safe bet to say inFAMOUS is a better game than blaze blue.
and as ive said many times it does not get the recognition it deserves.

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mustang750r
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:12:59 AM
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I agree 100% with all these choices... I kinda wish the PSP was included but oh well.

2010 is going to be hard picking GOTY with games like GT5, FFXIII, Heavy Rain, GOW3, KILLZONE 3 (If rumors are to be believed), COD7 (Vietnam), Mod Nation Racers, RESISTANCE 3 (you know it's coming), MGS Peace Walker & Rising, M.A.G., and you know there's going to be some titles that we would never expect to be so damn good...

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rogers71
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:20:49 AM
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Great job guys. Good to see Batman getting some much needed love.

Hey Ben/Arnold,
Off topic but I have to ask.....what is with the ads that have started popping up. They are seriously hampering my psxextreme experience. Especially when I try to go back to a previous page.

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:25:59 AM
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I'm sure this will probably just fall under the "can't please everybody" category but I have to say I'm disappointed in many instances with the results or result descriptions of some of these awards. The first two that jump out at me are the ones for Graphics and Writing.

First off, Graphics:
"This is often a difficult category but we wasted no time in quickly handing the award to the only title that could possibly win"
Yes, I expected this game to ultimately win. One would often expect a PS3 exclusive to win on a PS3 site. But to say that it basically left the competition in the dust. Well I've got to say that's just going too far. I've already gone in too great length before how outstanding the graphics in Batman AA are. Included was photographic evidence even and discussions how Uncharted 2's feverish use of quick and seamless cut scenes/FMV while fantastic looking doesn't necessarily add points to in-game graphics.

As for Writing, while I was just arguing for Batman a second ago, I'm going to have to argue against it now. Yes, Batman AA had an excellent story. I would have been a close tie for me with Uncharted 2. However, Dragon Age: Origins was the better of these two. There's the main thrilling story behind Dragon Age and then there's all the side stories and individual character developments. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at a game than the whole "Have you ever licked a lamppost in winter," conversation with Alistair. Then there are the dozens of amusing random mini convos between your companions. Heck, the Stone Prisoner add-on is a must by just for how amusing Shale's character is! Then there is the depth that is contributed by how different sides of the story are shown depending on your race and class. Now, I guess I can understand as professional game critics how you might not have time to spend some 200 hours going through each race/class, getting to fully know (often carnally) each of your companions, and trying out every branch of the story.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:38:29 AM

I can understand this love affair with Batman AA, as it single-handedly rekindled my interest in the caped crusader. However, it cannot hold a graphical candle to the awe-inspiring technical powerhouse that is Uncharted 2. I've seen people say that Arkham has the best animations of any game of this generation (with my mouth agape), and from a technical standpoint this is not true at all. It still suffers from the same "my mouth moves and my eyes twitch once in a while when I'm talking but I refuse to move any other part of my body" syndrome that we saw back in the PS2 days. .....Sorry.

Edit: I guess the motionflow (or whatever the combat system is called) fighting might have prompted the animation loving, so I get that.

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:39:03 AM

PS. Finally decided to give myself an official avatar!

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:41:30 AM

Sorry if this is common knowledge, but what's an "official" avatar?

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:43:20 AM

I don't know about that. Did you see the Joker's facial animations? Yes Batman did not show much in his face but that is because he is BATMAN! He's about the most stoic character there ever was.

And let's forget about solely the facial animations from FMVs cause I really don't think that should be the sole deciding point. There's the textures, the combat animations, the environments, physics, etc.

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:49:02 AM

The use of official really doesn't mean much of anything. Mainly just used it to color the language of that post. It's my first avatar I've used for this site since I joined last year. I've been pretty active though people may not really have noticed me yet since I had the same "no avatar" image as a bunch of others. Since, after a year, I plan on regularly being a contributing member of this site, I figure an avatar would be appropriate to help form relationships with the other regular members of this board.

Though, maybe we can call it official cause I am actually pictured in the avatar.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:51:25 AM

Hmmph. This is something that's hard to argue about. One of my friends looked at the God of War 3 trailer, looked me dead in the eyes and told me it was downright ugly. So ya.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:02:50 AM

There are a few problems with all of that. First of all, I promise you there's a reason why absolutely no source gave Batman: Arkham Asylum the Best Graphics award over Uncharted 2. The latter is simply more polished the entire way around. There may have been brief glimpses of superiority in Batman but in looking at the entire production, from detailing to lighting to presentation, it really isn't much of a contest.

As for Dragon Age: Origins, the problem with that is it isn't really a story you experience in a linear way. I never really even got an idea of the side-stories in the game, and the main plot almost seemed superfluous because I didn't care enough. There's very little character development unless you talk to every character constantly and even then, it's only glimpses into their past.

No, one plays Origins for the gameplay, not the story. At least, that's how I see it.

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Jackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:28:44 PM

Batman vs Uncharted 2 is a tough one to argue but I couldn't disagree more with DA:O. I don't see how you don't learn much from talking with your companions. You learn about Alistair initially being raised by the Arl before his wife forces him to leave for the chantry, being trained to be a Templar, and ultimately being rescued by Duncan. Morrigan is the b*tch she is because of how she grew up under Flemmeth's strict rules, and you find out how Flemmeth has been alive for so long. Leliana's bard past, the betryal, seeking refuge with the Chantry, and ultimately revenge. Shale actually being a woman!

The gameplay in DA:O is excellent but I just don't think it would have been half the game it is without the driving storyline. I never could stick with an RPG from beginning to end without a quality story. Main reason why I haven't played Demon's Souls all that much. Honestly it's nearly an insult to say a Bioware game doesn't have a top notch storyline. These guys always go all out with their plots, subplots, and characters.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:39:22 AM

Well, I suppose that's your opinion then. I was never drawn in by that story; it just seemed too erratic and disjointed. I always prefer something like FFXIII will probably be when it comes to storytelling.

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jerocarson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:36:08 AM
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I am Disapointed. How could Final Fantasy XIII be the most Anticipated game?
Words fail me!

Overall all the others awards looks okay, but i still doubt U2 IS Graphically better than Killzone 2..
M just me and no oneelse,
cheers!

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:38:12 AM

I say it won because people have been anticipating its release since before the release of the PS3.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:39:23 AM

My pick would have been God of War 3, but that's just me. Opinions will differ with this one.

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jerocarson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:45:12 AM

@TheJackyl. Going by your comments, i think GT5 has also been in the making, before The release of PS3...
maybe it's just me, i love Rpgs but i have never played any FF game and i dont see the need to play anyone.. However i have been following PSX all tru the year, and i see that that Ben loves the rpgs esp. The FF series.

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jerocarson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:47:58 AM

Pls why has no gaming site nominated PES10? for best sports games... anyone??

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TheJackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:53:30 AM

Well jerocarson, I would also guess that FF has a larger following than GTA. Considering it is in its 13th full installment, not to include the spin-offs.

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SvenMD
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:39:57 AM

I gotta agree with Jackyl here. I have been anticipating FFXIII since I beat XII...that's the way it is with all the FF games.

But the fact that you say you love RPG's and you've never played a FF game is just wild. I would highly recommend picking one up....they really are freakin' awesome.

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Highlander
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:46:50 AM
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Great awards, I think I can agree with them all, well the ones I've played... ;)

Uncharted 2 gets GOTY - was there ever any doubt?

LOL!

Keep up the good work into the next Decade PSXExtreme. I've been floating around the Net a long time and commented at many, many geek/tech/gaming sites and this is the one I have 'stuck' on. Interesting and well written articles, great regular readers/comment posters and just over all a superb experience.

Thanks Ben, Arnold, John and all at PSXExtreme.

It there was a Gaming Site Of The Year award I could give out, I would be handing it to you.

I have a feeling that next year's GOTY category will be a tough one. GT5, FFXIII, GOW III, Heavy Rain and that's only four of the major games that will grace the PS3. We thought 2009 was a good year (and it was), 2010 could be better - yes, I know, mind boggling isn't it?

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:53:38 AM

"Keep up the good work into the next Decade PSXExtreme."

Dude, the world's ending in 2012. The planets are lining up and God's gonna rip the universe a new one like he was Kratos tearing a harpie in half.

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Jian2069
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:36:23 AM

lol@actually believing in 2012,

onoez the planets are lining up, you realize this cannot be the first time the planets have lined up in the history of our universe

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:58:30 AM

We'd certainly appreciate that award. :)

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:34:34 AM
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OFF-TOPIC:

OMG they censored the crap out of Record of Agarest War >:(

Seriously! WTF!?!?!!?!?!!??! ahem
It'd rather they cover the "exposure" than ruin the art with boxy-censors (or whatever you call that crap)

-_- might have to get the Japanese version now, this is atrocious
(or the European version if I can find it)

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Jian2069
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:34:37 AM
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if anyone didnt see the winner coming, leave now lol.

I want them to make a super long story for UC3, take your extra years of development, there is no such thing as too long

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inkme101
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:36:43 AM
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jesus kowhoho!

all the comments r happy and agreeable then ya tear us all down by reminding us of our impending doom!

ah well! great picks psxe. heres to about 3 more years of great gaming. LOL

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:09:54 PM

Lol.
THE END IS NIGH!!!!!!!!

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Dan
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:00:10 AM
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I was kinda expecting it, but had some doubts that Killzone 2 might get the GOTY. But U2 surely deserve it. :D

Btw Ben/Arnold, there is a small typo. In the Best Action/Adventure Game you listed Batman twice in the nominees selection. o.o

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:57:42 AM

Bah. One mistake for a 3-hour project. Heh.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:06:16 PM

what typo? ;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:10:04 PM

Yeah, it magically went away. ;)

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:37:19 PM

it's magic ;)

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Jackyl
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:41:52 PM

You know.
Never believe it's not so.

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jerocarson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:19:51 AM
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Offtopic pls
....I beleive that the time has come for Ben to supprise us with the Secrete PS3 exclusive..
i have long waited to hear what it could be, and i am pretty sure most reader are!

Pls 4give me my curiousity, i can't/won't stop asking...

cheers.. UC2 = GOTY 09!

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inkme101
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:24:56 AM
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YES BEN PLZ DROP SOME NEW HINTS OR SOMETHING ATLEAST!!!!!!



u see all them caps ben? ^^^................... those mean im serious! LOL


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inkme101
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:30:07 AM
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BTW Ben

just so u know u dont have to make up a fake exclusive to keep us coming back! we like it here (better articles and we dont have to watch everyone call firsties like on PSU). we're not going anywhere anyway . LOL

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:17:36 AM

The exclusive isn't fake, I promise.

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Sk8monkey
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:49:58 AM

Ben, can you atleast give us a time frame of the anouncement of said title, I can't wait for it!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:56:34 AM

No, sorry. I assume it would have to be soon, though.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:24:55 AM

Soon because it sounds like they are close to announcing the FFVII remake :P

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Foyboy
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:00:08 AM
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@Kevinator321

Wow, I haven't heard a more selfish sentiment in my life. You mean the very site you visit that brings great content, content which you enjoy is trying to bring in more revenues with ads, (that's how websites survive) and instead of supporting and clicking on said ads, you leave the community?

My goodness, people like you are the worst..... How do you expect PSXextreme to survive? Ads keep websites afloat; On the contrary instead of leaving, you should click on the ads to make sure your favorite website succeeds in this tight business!

Wake up man, you sound like a real spoiled child. Plain nonsensical statement.

To everyone else, support your website! You know how!

BTW, great list, but I do believe MW2 should have won best multiplayer, there's no way IMO Killzone 2 took said crown.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:35:50 PM

yeah, I didn't have any problem clicking the breasts in the Evony ad.

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Kowhoho
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:08:13 PM

Do you actually have to click on the ads for the website to benefit? If so, I'll start doing it!

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I C E_COLD
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:11:25 AM
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Dam!! Ratchet &Clank did not even get on The special:PSXE Favorites,really? I don't belive it ,well in my mind R&C won it all,it was a great game and good choices guys ! I guess.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:19:02 AM
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The FF XIII one seems kind of arbitrary . The recent info and trailers have left a lot of people disappointed . I am sure people here are anticipating GoW III more than anything else and it's no secret that GT 5 is on top of Arnold's list .

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Robochic
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:36:16 AM
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It's been a great year, these columns are awesome as usual and I love the atmosphere of this site, I always recommend this site to everyone I know for the reviews and just the community. Great job guys keep up the good work and lets see what 2010 brings us !!!

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Juanalf
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:22:12 AM
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Every thing is right on point and perfectly chosen(excluding the most anticipated game O_o).To me is been on of the best years for gaming in recent history and it seems like 2010 will one up 2009.I want to wish Arnold,Ben, John(?)and everyone that visits psxe a happy brand new year.

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:37:14 AM
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Alright! I knew UC2 would win GotY, and oh look KZ2 is best FPS! No disagreement there. Athough I do disagree with SF4 being best fighter (I'm expecting the "crow" to swoop down aaanny second now) Blazblue should've gotten that one. Both games(BB and SF4) are in the same sub-genre, yet BB plays better, and is better overall.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:56:01 PM

Better how?

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WolfCrimson
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:54:09 AM

Better story (although this is probably because it's a new series, whereas SF4 is a very old one so the story must have been dragged out), better soundtrack (I suggest you check it out on youtube, type "Blazblue OST" ), better voiceacting (the English ones anyway, I think japanese voices are about the same), way better fighting system (come on, SF4 you can't even RUN). And although BB has a small roster (the first one, Calamity Trigger, has only 12 characters) they are very unique. Can't say the same about SF4. Check out some match vids if you want to compare.

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:25:01 AM

Bold claims that I will now disperse:

Your claim:
Better story

My Answer:
Yet you don't say HOW it is better

Your claim:
Better soundtrack

My Answer:
How is it a better soundtrack if you don't explain this either........?

Your claim:
Better English voice acting

My Answer:
You're probably right, I HATED the English dubbing of SFIV. But LOVED the Japanese voice acting which was nearly perfect in every aspect. Still, don't see how this is anything that would make SFIV worse in the voice acting department since the English voices in most Japanese games suck anyway and most set it to Japanese by default anyway.

Your statement:
Blazblu's fighting system is better because you can run

My answer:
Do you know which fighting game is consider to be the best in terms of being as realistic to life as possible? Virtua Fighter

You will never see a character in that game run (there's one if I'm right, but her fighting style demands it). Let's take this further though, there's a actually a character who can run in SFIV, and that's Dan. And who is Dan? A joke character...if that doesn't tell you what people think of running in a fighting game, I don't know what does...Running in a fight is the most ridiculous thing you could ever see. If the fighting style doesn't call for it (karate for example) then why the hell should a karate character be running around the screen for?

Your claim:
Better roster in Blazblu because there's more variety

My answer:
You can't compare monsters to real life characters....

That's like comparing Metal Gear Solid to Dragon Age: Origins in terms of character designs. Which you could, but you'd definitely have to explain more intricately why the variety is deeper in Blazblu

That said, you've got a lot of fighting styles in SFIV: wrestling, karate, judo, military combat, kick boxing, yoga, sonic (blanka), sumo, kung-fu (many variations of it), shadaloo variations, etc.). Or if you were talking 'bout design variations. Well there's everything from a sumo wrestler to a green beast, to a chef...

So in the variety department making Blazblu better? That's a matter of opinion since it actually doesn't have more variety than SFIV.

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WolfCrimson
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 5:02:44 AM

First of all, I want to compliment you on how you reply. It's organised and helps me reply point-by-point, and allows for a proper discussion. Now, the reply:

-HOW is the story better?

It just is? When you compare the two you can see that BB's has more depth, plot twists, mysterious agendas etc etc. SF4's feels.. kinda shallow. What, M. Bison tries to take over the world with Shadaloo, AGAIN, and makes a cyborg super-fighter that betrays him.

-HOW a soundtrack is better?

What kind of question is this? How? Just listen to them and compare, I gave you directions on how to find them.

-Better fighting system

What does a fighting system have to do with how realistic a game is? I didn't say BB's fighting system is better BECAUSE you can run. BB's system is faster overall, and smoother, this allows for better comboing (if one knows how to play), and I forgot to add, it's more complex with rapid cancels, barrier guard, instant block, rapid cancels, counter assaults. And not all characters in BB run either, depends on each character, and their fighting style. Again, check out match videos to see what I mean. I can't really explain it without visual evidence. A picture is worth a thousand words, so how much is a video worth? Then again, I suppose one could prefer a slower clunkier system than a faster smoother one, so...

-More variety in the roster?

I said unique. UNIQUE. Unique =/= more variety. Each character in BB has something called a Drive move, that have unique properties that affects the entire style of that character. Examples would be like:
-Ragna the Bloodedge has the Souleater drive, where his drive attacks steal life from the opponent.
- Jin has frostbite, his drive moves encase the opponent in ice on hit, stunning them and allowing Jin to continue his combos.
- Rachel controls the wind. Her movement, the opponents movement and her moves can be affected by it.
- Tager's drive moves magnetize his opponents. Tager's the "grab" character, kinda like Zangief, though he is very big and slow. He can draw in his opponents into his grabs with use of his magnetism, or just draw them in generally, so he doesn't need to move around himself.
-Carl Clover has a marrionette. You can control this marrionette yourself to move and attack, help you with combos (cause Carl himself is very weak), so it's like controlling 2 characters at once.
- And don't get me started on Arakune.

So they're actually very different from each other. Not like Ryu, Ken and Akuma (or was it Gouken?), who are variations of each other.

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WolfCrimson
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 5:05:00 AM

So, again, just check it out, ok?

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Scarecrow
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:02:10 PM

Thank you
I like organized discussions. It's just better that way.

Your proof:
You explain what you don't like 'bout SFIV story wise. Yet you don't tell me what kinds of plots Blazblue has, or at least an example of it. All you say is that it's better and has twists and such. This is still not proven since you're not proving how it is better with examples.

My answer:
In contrast I'll bring up the fact you're stating wrong story info 'bout SFIV. M. Bison is not out to conquer the world in SFIV. Rather he's planning to find the right body for him to transfer his soul to. You've also got Akuma's thirst for Ryu's true evil nature, and the involvement of Gen and Gouken in intervening to prevent Akuma from his evil ways.

Your proof:
You direct me to listen to Blazblue music. How is that gonna prove anything? Aren't you supposed to tell me HOW it is better and THEN direct me to it?

My answer:
I'll prove you wrong right here and now: I just listened to some of Blazblue's OSTs just now. Interestingly, there's no clear theme behind them other than them being metal variations. Nothing wrong with that. But when compared to Ryu's SFIV remix (full of history, full of character attachment, and a real sense of place (Japan) ) you can get MORE OUT OF the SF soundtrack than you can out of Blazblue's. If and only if you're a metal fan can you actually dig said soundtrack. While in SFIV you get a variety of themes VERY VERY VERY specific to the character and very descriptive overall. M. Bison's SFIV theme for example starts out with with a very psychotic symphonic theme followed by "royal" chorus. That's the kind of character description SFIV OSTs give you.

Your proof:
Blazblue is better because it's faster, smoother, and allows for combos. It also has barrier guard, instant block, rapid cancels, counter assaults.

My answer:
On the "run = better" claim. Well that's the only proof you gave me. It's neither faster nor smoother. It appears to be so because there's a lot of little attacks being linked.

SFIV has counters and cancels as well. Barrier guard? It's not needed in a martial arts fighter.

I've noticed that Blazblue is based around breaking the defense and comboing. It's the same who can break through the defense and combo....There's no flexibility. It's always who can break through the defense first. There's also no zone control. Most of the time in Blazblue you see that a character can only/mostly fight one way (there's no zoning). Combos is what makes Blazblue...Blazblue, that's intensively limiting.

SFIV allows for situational fighting which is possible by zone control. Get someone like Chun-Li and you'll see how she'll dominate the air game but can also adjust and dominate the distance game, she can Focus attack and absorb hits, and then there's the added revenge system which allows you to unleash a Ultra combo on your enemy if you connect(possible in different situations). What's most important is that SFIV makes it possible to adjust and re-adjust (chess) in every second of the game. In Blazblue you're just looking for that combo (checkers). Basically look for an opening and combo....You can probably re-adjust with the various cancels but I doubt that it's done to "zone out" AKA escape or to prevent your opponent from comboing, rather it's for countering (and giving you a chance to combo him back). A fighter that's based mostly/solely on combos is not that great a fighter. Yes you can combo in SFIV, but its real "game" is behind adjustment control (who can adjust to every single character quicker and most effectively in the game depending on the match up). A lot of the vids I see of Blazblue, people repeat the same strategy no matter who they're facing...

Your proof:
Everyone in Blazblue is unique

My answer:
So is everyone in SFIV...

By the way there's this character called Rose who steals power from her opponents. There's two karate men, a green beast, a kick boxer, a yoga user, a judo character, a special weapons user, a psycho power user, etc. etc.

I'd say where Blazblue wins is the presentation department (story mode, where the anime scenes are of better quality). Other than that it's not up to par in the gameplay/character department.

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WolfCrimson
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 5:16:01 AM

Go to Forums> Games discussion> BB vs SF4

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furbiesmustdie
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:48:54 AM
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What the hell? Best music Brutal Legend indeed. Oh yes because The Beatles are simply no match for Tenacious D. Now THAT'S sarcasm. Seriously now music category aside you got just about every one right.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:55:48 AM

No, because ONLY The Beatles are no match for just about every metal God on the planet, all on the same soundtrack.

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Lex Luthor
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 6:36:57 PM

@ Ben:

That's your opinion, not a fact.

Although I didn't like Brutal Legend OST either, I don't agree with the Beatles statement

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Random_Steve
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:15:59 AM
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yea, i agree with pretty much all of them, but 2. Firstly, best sound should've gone to DJ HERO, i love the eminem vs. Jay Z song. LOVE IT. And secondly, Batman isn't truly a new IP. I think that should've gone to Infamous, but i do love Arkham Asylum. Other than that, a very good list.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:48:19 PM

how could the batman game not have been an ip??

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calculator
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:23:06 AM
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I <3 PSXE

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:01:40 AM
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Thank you Ben.

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Sk8monkey
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:01:41 AM
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Great list, cant wait for next yeah. Happy new year to all, psx you guys keep up the great work thanks for all your hard work.

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coldbore
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:13:12 AM
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Finally, a video game award that ACTUALLY got everything correct, although you were a little bit harsh on modern warfare 2, I thought it was a decent game but I agree, I put more hours into ACII then I did MW2, great job everyone, can't wait to see what comes in the new year, and I'm totally siked for MAG, have a good new years everyone!

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:14:08 AM
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Although I agree with everything, the only thing I disagree is the Best Graphic nominees, Batman AA and AC2 over RE5?

Seriously?

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Random_Steve
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:55:40 AM

'Although I agree with everything, the only thing I disagree'

riiiight

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Snaaaake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:01:10 AM

Everything ELSE I mean and sorry if you misunderstood.

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:22:09 AM
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Im surprised DiRT2 won over Shift. The handling in DiRT is just atrocious. Shift at least aims for a little bit of realism. Not to say that unrealistic racing games arent great (i love wipeout), but Shift just seemed to do everything better than DiRT.
At least we know GT5 will win best racer of '10.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:30:39 AM
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Fantastic list and a great way to top off a great year.

I can't wait to see what you guys have for us next year. The first time I came to this site was because of an april fools joke... THE april fools joke.. but I have been coming back regularly ever since and there is rarely a day that goes by that I don't check this place at least a few times.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:34:11 AM
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Well that was a good list of nominees and winners! And congrats to Naughty Dog and Uncharted 2 for game of the year!

I really wanted infamous to win best new ip, and MW2 to get a lil' more cred (despite its short campaign). And the game im most looking forwad to, GOW 3. After playing the demo, ive never played or seen anything like it! It absolutely put me in awe and im always trying to show everyone the demo just so they can see what im seeing. It's unbelievable! But its respectufully your stage and you guys (Ben, Arnold) brought it! Great nominees and good choices on the winners!

Well heres to another great year in gaming! And the new year is upon us! *raises glass*

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:15:12 PM

While i too am looking forward to GoW3 much more than FF13 i can understand the desperate need for a great jrpg this generation. It will fill a huge gap in many people's game collections.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:33:24 PM

Oh yea for sure, I competely understand too! I also want to play it and add it to my collection. Being a huge fan of the GOW series and afetr playing the demo I've never seen anything like it!

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:35:21 AM
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Haha thanks for the honorary mention :P

Good year in review, i still need to get around to Uncharted 2, Assassins Creed 2 and Dragon Age

For me i guess Tekken 6 is my current GotY, It was a bit underrated in my opinion, i thoroughly enjoyed it.

I'm certainly looking forward to the 1st 1/4 of this year. Heavy Rain and Final Fantasy XIII have been my biggest anticipated titles for longer than i can remember. both being release within a month's distance is insane, can't wait. Thanks Ben and Arnold for good source for the year, next year shall be a riot!

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:34:13 PM

Me too Ultima, Tekken 6 was underrated, am enjoying it better than I did with SFIV.

All the same, thumbs up to Ben & Arnold for shouting us out, lol.

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frostface
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:20:14 PM
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I was expecting Uncharted to clean the floor right across the board in all category's but after reading the results, unexpectedly found myself going 'Oh yeah, that deserves to win' in the categorys Uncharted didn't win in.
Nice awards, glad to see Killzone 2 getting it's recognition!

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 12:36:08 PM

And I still can't convince my "Modern Warfare on the brain" coworkers to even give Killzone 2 a shot, let alone try Uncharted 2.

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frostface
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:28:18 AM

I'm sick of MW2, mostly cause of the damn constant bombardment with airstrikes which, in my opinion, takes the skill out of the game. You only need to get about 4 or 5 kills, get a fighter jet in the air and next thing you know you've killed about 20 or 30 people with little effort, the game does all the work for you.
Now KZ2 you have the weight of your character and your weapon factored into the gameplay. Although there's times the gun fights can get hectic and you may spawn right bang in the middle of a fight and die, but it's fun and even looks better.
Actually I believe in many ways MW2 doesn't even look as good as it's MW1(CoD4) predecessor. MW2 is a decent game but it's far from being one of the best. Thats just my opinion anyway, what was the last count of sales? 8+million or something? I guess the majority rules and I'm wrong, although I'm one of the people who bought the game also.

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RustEDalex
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:11:25 PM
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What no love for the PSP or PS2 anymore, only saw 1 mention of a PSP game. You should add 3 more categories:best PSP, PS3, and PS2 game. Don't worry I'll help Winners in order.
BEST PS2game:
1st- FIFA Soccer 2010
2nd-WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2010
3rd-MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
Best PSPgame:
1st-LittleBigPlanet
2nd-Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines
3rd-Shin Megami Tensei: Persona
Best PS3game:
1st-Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2nd-Batman: Arkham Asylum
3rd-Assassin's Creed II

PS, why wasn't I mention my comments are classic

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 6:16:54 PM

smack down vs raw 2010 sucked it was just like 2009 2008 2007 so on and so forth..

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maxpontiac
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:23:44 PM
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I agree with pretty much all of your awards with the exception of IL-2.

That is the only console flight sim to date. It's a shame that not to many people notice it.

Happy New Year to all, and God Bless!

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 1:29:58 PM
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I agreed with everything except best multiplayer going to Killzone 2 but I had a change of mind when I saw my name in the shout-outs at the end and decided to let it slide.

Its almost new year, no time arguing our lungs out. Happy New Year People of PSXEXTREME!

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:18:40 PM

Your right, it should have gone to Uncharted 2.

=P

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:31:28 PM

Lol Jawknee you shoulda known by now am talking about MW2.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:46:08 PM

hey you know it could have gone to any of them!

For instance KZ2 is fun, not so strategic, but fun. The way all the game modes were put in a match was great, it showed who really is the best player all around and it made it new and fresh! The way you could customize your character with the different soldier classes, (after unlocking the said ribbons) to how you play was simply new! You literally could create your own super soldier! The reason i say its not strategic is because its a run and gun type game. For instance search and Destroy KZ2 style you respawn which makes for a huge frag fest, but all the same that equals tons of kills, which is always a plus.

MW2 is strategic, yes and sometimes camping is strategic. Am I not supposed to defend the bomb site in search and destroy (been alot of complaints about campers)? The killstreak rewards and how in depth the game is makes it great. All the weapon customization and the perks add to the online gameplay! not to mention you can bet atleast 1 person on my friends list is playing.

As far as Uncharted 2 goes, its definitely the most original. Although its a 3rd person shooter which seperates it, that really allows for more player movements, and interaction. For instance climbing up buildings to gain advantage, or getting into a melee combat situation, or taking actual cover and firing blind. Uncharted 2 MP is absolutely brilliant for the simple reason it plays just like the single player! And when i say that, I mean all the familiar faces are there, all the humor is there, all the action is there, and the way you interact with the environment is there! Thats what i like most from UC2 MP is it doesnt feel foreign to the single player which is where the heart of the game is at!

All 3 could of won this easy. and i dont have any argument which one should have won! I know alot of people might think im a MW2 fan boy but im not. I just defend a good game when it deserves it! As I always say I'm just a gamer and no matter what genre no matter what game it is, if its good... It's good and deserves it recognition!

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:18:15 PM

Yep bigrailer coming to think of it you're right about that award going to either MW2 or Killzone 2. I'm not really bothered now as MW2 is starting to piss me off with the long wait times before finding a match and am rapidly losing interest. I've gone back to spending more time online with Fifa 10. Still.... to me MW2 should still win that award regardless.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:50:57 PM

Yeaaa I know. Just my sad attempt at humor. To be honest none of them were as addicting as MW1. I dont know why. Maybe because when it came out the PS3 was still starved of good multiplayer games. They are all good in their own ways as bigrailer said. The only thing that I think holds KZ2 above the other two are the sheer size of the maps. Love me those 32 member games. Especially on the larger maps. Other then they are all equally fun.

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JPBooch
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:19:28 PM
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After reading the site for about 2 years, I could have guessed the winners without the choices, lol.

I know UC2 is a great game and all, but I honestly wasn't that blown away by it. It was an improvement from the first. I like that it won a bunch of awards and is an exclusive but, best game ever? nah, I'd put MGS4 above it easily. Even Bioshock and Demon's Souls. But hey, not many people would agree with that.

I loved KZ2 single player campaign, but really didn't get into the mp too much so I really can't agree with the choice for that category. MW2 mp blows it away in my opinion. No other mp game gets you hooked like that one. It's pure brilliance. Not to mention the action is faster.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:26:04 PM

I can agree MGS4 is a better game but Bioshock? Sorry gotta thumb you down. :)

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JPBooch
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:31:11 PM

Well Jawknee, that is your choice for the thumbs down. It's all subjective anyway. I don't expect you to agree with me. However, Bioshock has been one of the true gems of this decade. From the PC to the PS3, I played both to full completion. The gameplay, style, mood, voice acting were all superb.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:09:24 PM

I loved Bioshock but it wasn't THAT good.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:42:25 PM

I just got Bioshock and i gotta say its freaking awesome. Haven't gotten Uncharted 2 and i probably wont for a while but i will get it. It's just that i got a whole bunch of games on my list above it. (please don't shoot me xD)

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:47:01 PM

i just recieved bioshock for Christmas also and i have yet to play it because im low on HDD space. But im verey excited to put it in finally, and hopefully beat it in time for Bioshock 2!

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:19:38 PM

You won't be disappointed bigrailer. Bioshock is a classic, I love the graphics!

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:00:16 PM

While I wasn't as impressed with Bioshock as most, I don't thinks it's a bad game. I just don't see how anyone can really think it's better then Uncharted 2. To each his own I suppose.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:51:13 PM

@jawknee i guess its all depends on what type of game they like because uncharted 2 is a more realistic game while bioshock cant realy be considered realistic

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:25:47 PM

@Kr3sn1k
Exactly! I'm more into unrealistic games.

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Beamboom
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:01:43 PM

BioShock is the best game I've played this decade - and I'm not kidding. No game this decade has given me the shivers of sheer joy like BioShock. I was totally into the storyline, excited to listen to even the snippets of recorded audio diary scattered around. I think probably only Doom back in the stone age made a bigger impact on me.

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frostface
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:25:15 PM
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Happy New Year everyone, you all get an award for being the best community! Ok off I pop for more beer!!!

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Jed
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:56:22 PM

Grab me one while you're up

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frostface
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:34:19 PM

You got it dude!!!

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Paolo Kutaragi
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:26:19 PM
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The man in my avatar is the hero of 2009!

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:28:17 PM

The man in my avatar is a substitute soul reaper.

Who's next? I love this game.

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Hezzron
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:14:56 AM

The man in my avatar is responsible for the slaughter of billions of cows.

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Jed
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:29:07 PM
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Awww,now I'm getting all misty eyed too.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 5:15:51 PM

Damn it hezzron73,
You just made me snort coffee out my nostrils again.
At least warn me first when you're gonna make another funnie!!!! LOL



BTW, The dog, NUTCRACKER, in my avatar is now responsible for widespread testicle-hugger demonstrations, by PETA !!!!!!!


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Buckeyestar
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 2:33:10 PM
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Glad Uncharted received its due here as well as VGAs and G4, especially since GameTrailers seems to be fapping to Infinity Ward on a daily basis. They gave GOTY to MW2 on all systems as well as overall GOTY, lame.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:37:34 PM
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I agree with the most overlooked. I never heard of blazblue til a couple weeks ago. I really want this game (more then street fighter 4) cause 1)I need a fighting game 2)Looks fast-paced 3)Love the anime graphics and 4)The 3d backgrounds look amazing and 5) The story looks interesting.

Can anyone tell me if you can switch to japanese voices?

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WolfCrimson
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 3:50:44 PM

Yes you can, but the English voices sound really damn awesome too, IMO it's even better

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Charger7302
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:18:25 PM
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How is it that Resident Evil 5 wasn't a nominee in the "Best graphics" category. To this day that game is still the best looking multi-platform game I've played.

Sorry for rant, anyway I'm happy that killzone 2 got Best Shooter. Many websites didn't even name Killzone 2 in their "best shooter" categories so it's great to see that Killzone won that award from you guys.

Anyways, Happy New Years to everyone here. :)

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www
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 4:21:34 PM

I know.... RE5 is the BEST looking multiplat game thus far. Maybe it slipped their minds cause that game was already kinda slept on and underrated. I must admit I also forgot about it looking that good till I popped it in one of these recent days and I was like 'Whoah, did PSXE add RE5 to list of nominees for best graphics?'

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:04:36 PM

Charger-

That picture is bitc***, the PS3 callage. And yea although i dont think RE5 is the best looking game out there, t is graphically very strong! Good Point!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:41:47 AM

No way. Assassin's Creed II blows RE5 out of the water graphically, and Batman looks better, too.

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:44:56 AM

re5 graphics arent realy as good as many other games and there also realy plain and lack details..

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www
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 4:35:57 AM

Really? Okay I haven't played both of them but I still feel RE5 should be better than that grainy Unreal Engine Batman graphics.

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isaya85
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:00:12 PM
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Good job on this article I agree with all the winners congrats to all, even the nominees, and congrats to ND for another win and for making the best game of this gen!!!

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Deleted User
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:04:52 PM
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Good reviews. I loved Killzone 2 and think that was a better game than that powerful yet NICHE game known as Uncharted 2. Kind of like how FINAL FANTASY TACTICS for the ps1 was one of the greatest games I ever played, yet it sold horribly.

However one thing .........

Modern Warfare sold MORE ON THE PS3 than all of these other games combined ON THE PS3. Why? Because more people wanted to play MW2 than any of the others. You HAVE to respect MW2, not only as a game, but as the legend that it really is in gaming history.

This is a great site and I come here FIRST for ps3 news. The only problem Ive ever had is , by god, I have a different opinion than most and sometimes .... it is not easy being the black sheep when everyone ....... GETS 25 KILL SHOTS ON ME THEN USES THE NUKE AND FINISHES ME OFF! OMG I MADE A MW2 REFERENCE!

LOL! Happy New year.

End of Line.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:28:52 PM

i can understand where you're coming from, sometimes some people take it to far and sound like MW2 bashers, but not everyone in here has bashed the game or criticized it, they've just clearly stated they didn't think it was as good as it was advertised and hyped up to be.

I think the games is fun, addictive and all that shiny glimmer it has when it comes to multiplayer, but do i think it is as good as some of the other games listed here today, no.

Look we all have to learn to respect opinion that's all, i understand sometimes you may run into one of the few who just like to poke and bash and all that obnoxious stuff, but don't let it get to you, just let it go, that's all you can do or you'll get an ulcer hahah

haha i like that comment about MW2, made me laugh hahah

Have a happy new years man!

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:32:39 PM

I'll be damned. Drithe has a sense of humor.

Don't get too crazy on the MW2 haters around here. They're a vocal bunch but the lovers outweigh the haters. Believe it.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:35:19 PM

alienage- i dont know theres alot of MW2 hate around here! But thats alright cus it wont fit some people, and when i say some i mean very few considering the amount its sold! Drithe makes a good point it sold well for a reason. and people will continue to play it for a reason, they simply like that game. Its gotten good praise and i think it lived up to the hype because personally i didnt know what to expect. If you go in thinkin its gonna be epic and its not is when your let down! if you go in with a mind set that its very well possible it could blow, or be great then atleast you have an open mind! basically, it lived up to the hype review scores are proving it, i know some sites are praising the crap outta it which it may not deserve as much as other games *Uncharted 2 caugh caugh*, but its still good and it brings MP to the table which is appaently as weve seen as of lately a very important part of a game like this! I mean shoot Medal of Honor is even making the transition to modern, and will probably focus a good deal on MP, i just hope it has a great campaign also, cus i love the Medal of Honor franchise!

anyways sorry to ramble. everyone does have an opinion and although some people tend to think theirs somehow trumps others, its still just there opinion. If you enjoy it like i do then play the hell out of it!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:43:12 AM

Drithe: I've never bashed MW2 myself and I've always said it's a great game. However, can we please stop with the constant references to sales? If you do that in other entertainment industries, you'll end up defending colossal pieces of sh**.

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Paolo Kutaragi
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 6:03:36 AM

Drithe, it's too lame when you throw a stone in a lake then you run as fast as you can. First off, referring to sales as a standpoint in your judgement on a specific game is laughable.

Secondly, who played in your brain and told you that MW2 sold more than all those games combined? What games are you talking about? And why didn't you provide numbers? Didn't you mention a comparison between MW2 sales and Uncharted 2 sales a week ago and I proved your wrong? Do you want me to repeat what I said again? The irony is that now you're making a more ridiculous comparison...MW2 sales vs All PS3 games combined sales...that alone deserves a big lol. Again just for you, hopefully you'll get it and you'll stop mentioning the sales cr@p! MW2 has sold around 5.5 million copies on PS3 up until now, while Uncharted 2 has sold around 2.5 million copies and Killzone 2 has sold around 2.3, which means that two PS3 games have managed to sell nearly the same as MW2. Uncharted 2 has long legs - I told you this before - it will continue to sell and it will reach 4 million copies, that's undoubtedly a success. Take into consideration that Killzone 2 is the second in its franchise, exactly like Uncharted 2. Whereas MW2 is the sixth in the COD series. So grow up and stop mentioning sales. And happy new year.

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Nerull
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:14:47 PM
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This site is a breath of fresh air after coming straight from the last of the gametrailer awards. Check out the best ps3 there, it's especially sickening.
Oh and kudos on Brutal Legend for best soundtrack, stay metal.
Happy new year guys.

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Naga
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 6:59:54 PM

I don't know that Dragonforce song almost killed Brutal Legends soundtrack just so glad Manowar and holy s*** Crimson Glory!! are there!! It was missing some Rhapsody though ):

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:43:52 AM

Meh. GT isn't really even a games site. Does a single journalist actually work there?

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Cholo Gamer
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:15:48 PM
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I usually never comment, but this is my favorite gaming site it keeps me updated, wonderful news is provided THANKS TO THE PSX CREW.

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:23:49 PM
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@TheJackyl, Demon's Souls story is alright, but those who truly enjoy Demon's Souls like the innovative features it brought along, the exploration in those environments, the difficulty and the fact there are so many things to collect in the game.

If you complain about Demon's Souls is either because you can't handle the difficulty or you're looking for a story driven game and even when you are you get sucked into the environments and this neverending determination to prove yourself in every single battle and when you can't or need help you summon other players to assist you.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 5:53:06 PM

im there with you so many people complain about demons souls difficulty and look at it as the biggest flaw of the game but in my opinion it has to be the best aspect of the game because you feel a hell of a lot more awarded when you beat a boss in a game thats hard

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Naga
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 6:47:20 PM
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Best Role-Playing GameNominees
Dragon Age: Origins
Demon's Souls

Shame that Sacred 2: Fallen Angel didn't make the nominees? I'm bitterly disappointed it may have been buggy and rated a bit low. But it had everything what a enjoyable game has to offer its fun, worth playing, time consuming, combat arts system is brilliant and the world of Ancaria just looks so beautiful.
Some may disagree but simply it was awesome

Damn hope thier's more RPGs by Xmas 2010, I can only see one that I need to keep a watch on which is A Gothic tale.

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:35:47 PM

Damn, I didn't even think of Sacred 2. That's one I've wanted to get but am not willing to pay full price. The first Sacred was great and having part 2 on my PS3 would be real nice. Kudos to you for reminding me of a lost gem.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:42:17 PM

yea good call on that one! Maybe technically it was awesome, but according to the review for Dragon age: origins it wasnt either, in fact i think Arnold (no disrespect either) told people to stray away from the PS3 version, so there should be no excuse there! Personally and im no pro or anything but Sacred 2 wasnt that bad. Yeah it did have its problems graphically i wont lie, but the gameplay made up for it! I had alot of fun with that game!

I must admit though, dispite my remark about Arnold straying people away from the PS3 version, it was still good regardless of any minor issues DA:O, had, and they were minor in my eyes. i also must admit even if sacred 2 was nominated Ben and Arnold are both right in picking Dragon Age. It' just a far superior RPG in my opinion!

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:02:01 PM

edit sorry guys:

"yea good call on that one! Maybe technically it *was'nt* awesome,"

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:57:03 PM

Dragon Age trumps Sacred 2 in the awards that's for sure. Of course, good gaming has never been about the awards. It's been about the fun.

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 6:49:30 PM
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@Kr3sn1K, exactly. The last game that I remember dying so much was Devil May Cry 3 (the normal edition). I didn't get to play in "Dante Must Die Mode", but if "hard" was difficult enough then I can't imagine Dante Must Die Mode LOL.

Going back to the awards topic, you could have added Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2 to the nominees for RPG of the year -_-

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Lex Luthor
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @ 7:03:58 PM

Yeah, I'm one of the few crazy dudes with a broken wrist because we finished Devil May Cry 3, the normal edition, in Dante Must Die....

Guess I was a little bit crazier back then...

PS: DMC3 Special Edition was for p*ssies...

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hellish_devil
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:23:18 PM
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Great awards, altough I disagree in some categories, like Dragon Age RPG winner. I didn't play it, but I really liked Demon's Souls. Maybe I'll buy dragon age later this year

And Ben, go on with the great articles you write. I really like reading PSXE's articles

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:26:43 PM

You mean later next year xD....unless its 2010 where you are already...

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Alienange
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 7:37:54 PM

How do you disagree with something you haven't played? Those kind of statements always make me scratch my head in wonder.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:24:31 PM

Alienage have you tried gay sex yet? Just saying...

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:47:59 PM

WTF kind of comment is that? You may be bright, and you may be on PSXE thank you list but boy do you stir up controversy.

Alienage made a valid point! You cant judge something without playing it! that philosophy actually goes for daily life. I dont understand y u made that comment...



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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:25:12 PM

Actually you can judge something without playing it. Watching video, reading reviews, and taking in word of mouth from fellow gamers allows someone to form a valid opinion of a game.

My question was pretty simple and to the point. If you don't get the point I'm sorry, it's there; keep looking.

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Jawknee
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:57:52 PM

I agree with Limited. I don't have to go to a Jonas Brothers concert to know it's going to suck ass.

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Jed
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:37:47 AM

@Limited Vertigo

That was great. I'm rolling over here.

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:14:08 PM

i see the point, and possibly the humor in there somwhere. I just dont knwo why you used that type of reference. I mean its on a completely different basis.

As far as opinion goes you have to legitimately play something to form a valid opinion. Its one thing to take in word of mouth, read reviews, and say "ok, there is to many negatives to buy this game." Its a completely different opinion when you say "ok, i bought the game and should have listened to everyone because after actually playing this game it is horrible." People can sure give you insight and reviews can help sway a decidion but with out actually getting your hands on how can you honestly atleast say this game is better for me or not?

I know we're talkign about games but honestly, if i listened to people about my job i wouldnt be in the middle of a great opportunity. Same goes with games, i have a few in my collection that if i listened to what people and reviews said, i wouldnt have purchased and enjoyed them, nor would i be able to say "yea i have played that game and despite what some peple said, i actually enjoy it".

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:30:49 PM

@jawknee-

yes you make a good point too. But you have actually probably heard atleast one Jonas Brothers song before and can make that valid assumption. Which would be the same as playing a game and saying "eh its not for me!"

Its a lot different if you havnt heard a Jonas Brothers song and said that because you might like em'. ;) yea right!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:26:45 PM
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Having played both Demon's Souls and Dragon Age and having read the reviews for both on here I'm not surprised by the winner nor do I agree.

Dragon Age is a fun time and offers an intersting story but Demon's Souls IMO reminded me why I love RPGs so much, especially RPGs from long ago when there wasn't an Easy/Normal/Hard diffculty.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 8:51:40 PM

The thing is with any game, it has to cater to an audience. Demon Souls catered to you, regardless of what i think about Dragon Age, and Dragon Age catered to me regardless of what you think about Demon's Souls.

Ill admit though both games were great and although i barely got into Demons Souls because i dont own it, (i played my fiends), what i seen and experienced was good. And i havnt yet finished Dragon Age (but absolutely love it) either so im not one to say which is better because i havnt finished either! But i will say Dragon Age had a more friendly approach as far as stepping into and playing, and also the main story and character progression worked alot better. Relying on souls for EVERYTHING may make it difficult which a challenge can be good, and some how epic but it also was a pain! Again though we're talking opinions here!

Im not disagreeing with what your saying about demons souls being a better game, cus i know its good, and i know there ae alot of valid points to back it up. But some people like myself like the type of play Dragon age offers, and its still a truly good game!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:27:30 PM

So after all that text the conclusion is you hardly played Demon's Souls and you've yet to finish Dragon Age.

Well I've finished both of them multiple times and I consider Demon's Souls to be a more entertaining RPG.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:18:59 PM

actually no and you didnt have to read it all either! my point is just cus you prefer one the next person wont prefer the other! bottom line!

i asmit i wrote alot but i didnt want you to think i was forming invalid opinions on games i havnt finished!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:33:45 PM

Your point is stating the obvious and has nothing to do with my original post. I make it quite apparent that I'm giving my opinion (notice the IMO).

I did have to read it all, I don't like to comment on the words of others without fully giving them my attention; I think that's only fair.

Your admitting to hardly playing one of the games and not finishing the other does call into question the validity of your opinion in regards to my original post. It's one thing to judge and form an opinion of a game, it's another to attempt at engaging in an in-depth conversation having admitted at the beginning you're unable to do so based on your progression in both games.

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:00:30 PM

Nope. I respect your opinion, i really do. I also respect that atleast you have finished both games and can say what you can. All im saying is both games cater to an audience that will differ in some cases. I wasnt trying to engage in a conversation of which game was better, nor was i saying your opinion is invalid! Because i have played both though i can form an opinion about which game i prefer, which game caters to me, and my play style! That doesnt mean its a better overall game, im just saying it suits me better and i enjoy it more thus far (Dragon Age)!

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bigrailer19
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:42:51 PM

I think you thought that i was trying to argue with you, which im not! so i appologize if i came off that way! I was trying to have a decent conversation with you, because i repsect your decision and alot of others decision about how good demons souls is.

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to_far_apart
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:14:12 PM
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all i know is that everyone has to agree when i say that 2010 is almost here baby! hahah

Well i'm off, have a little party of my own i have to get to, hope everyone has a great night! the next time i'll see you guys it will be 2010 so live it loud and live it free!

Happy new years everybody!

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BikerSaint
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 9:44:39 PM
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For "most Anticipated game", I would have to make "Heavy Rain" my 100% pick, because I'm not much for RPG's.
But that's just me....

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:27:20 PM
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For graphics my tops picks are: Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, and MLB 2009 The Show. I also thought MW2 looked quite nice. My most anticipated is Gran Turismo.

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Temjin001
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 10:39:41 PM
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I gotta go with Infamous as the best new IP. For some crazy reason Batman just didn't grab me. While I'm more of Tekken fan than SF. SF deserves props for making the come back like it did, and it's a great game of course. I'm going to have to go with MW2 over KZ2. KZ2 was good, but I don't think of it as a seminal masterpiece. And seriously, why did KZ2 have to rip off the worst element from the CoD franchise? Infinite re-spawning is lame in any FPS in my book. And Uncharted 2 was quite amazing, it deserves all it's praise. Too bad NG Sigma 2 didn't win anything. The NG series is among my all time favorites.

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Kr3sn1k
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:02:36 PM
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This is offtopic but i just felt like saying HAPPY NEW YEARS everyone

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Scarecrow
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:22:26 PM

This is the year of the Tiger! ps3 powah *rawr*

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:35:28 PM

I'm 35hrs into FFVIII on my PSP, bet you're not.


sucka

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Jawknee
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:59:17 AM

Hahaha I just barely beat Ifrit. I can't put Spirit Tracks down. It's been distracing me from FFVIII.

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:42:43 AM

youre right im over 40 hours into it ive had it for lik 2 years now =)

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MRSUCCESS
Thursday, December 31, 2009 @ 11:46:43 PM
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@Vertigo: Kudos to you for playing my favorite RPG of all time. So many memories with that one. I need to buy it for my PSP ASAP.

And to all of those who invade my world in Demon's Souls this new year, good luck to 'ya cause my character shows no mercy LOL

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:20:30 AM

my character loves a good fight and he will sooo kick your characters @$$ so be prepared

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:24:11 AM
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well that wasnt predictable.
poor infamous, still not getting any love.
DW sucker punch, at least i appreciate the late nights you put in to make infamous the best game of the year.
considering how much they accomplished in 2 years is mind boggling, i mean programming all the metal in the game, water and such to conduct electricity would of taken ages!
i guess what they say is true.
perfection can be so perfect it gets overlooked.

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:41:10 AM

it wasnt overlooked alot of people know it and love it i mean look at reviews in every review it got almost all reviews it got atleast a 9 which is realy good

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___________
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 7:24:49 AM

yes thats the media, im talking about gamer recognition.
infamous has just broken 1 million units if i remember right, which is to be frank.
pathetic.
and look at all the GOTY awards only this and OXGN were the ones to even nominate infamous, all the other sites overlooked it.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:49:34 AM
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And Happy New Year to everyone, too.

By the way, in case anyone wants a frame of reference, my top five favorite games of the year (quality and other comparisons taken into account during the Awards notwithstanding) are:

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2. Assassin's Creed II
3. Killzone 2
4. inFamous
5. Dragon Age: Origins

This is to appease those of you who have been lobbying for inFamous. I loved it, too, remember. It's just that Batman does a few things better, even though I didn't LIKE it more.

I also really loved Flower, Shatter, and Katamari Forever. The only really big disappointment is very recent, and that was Left 4 Dead 2. Other than that, so many games delivered in so many ways for me in 2009...expect even more in 2010. :)

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Jawknee
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 12:57:59 AM

YES! Vindicated!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:25:02 AM

Gotta give you credit, you admit to liking a certain game more but reward the game you know is better. (inFamous/Batman)

BTW I'm going to assume you played L4D2 on 360 instead of PC.

Oh and speaking of Valve products even someone as biased as me can't help but start to get annoyed seeing it's 2010 now and Episode3 still hasn't been released. Gawd!

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inkme101
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:32:07 AM
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happy new year to everyone here and i cant wait for another stellar ps3 DOMINATED year. we all knew it would eventually happen, 09 proved us right and 2010 will solidify it 1,000,000,000 percent. GO SONY!!!!!!

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:38:43 AM

I wish sony's system burns in the pits of hades!!!!!!! jk i totaly agree with you sonny will dominate for the next 7 years

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Akuma07
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:22:26 AM
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most comments ive ever seen....

any comment on the dishonorable mentions? =D

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Akuma07
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:25:57 AM
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just checked out gamespots game of the year awards.


that site is frustrating, all the awards are in videos this year, if there is any articles, i cannot find them.
sucks because i cannot be bothered sitting here waiting for the video to load, just to see the winner.

PSXE ftw

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Qubex
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:27:27 AM
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Ben & Arnold, thank you for a fantastic 2009. Deeply appreciate the time and effort yourself and the PSXeXtreme staff put in in keeping this dynamic community well informed and up to date :)

Thank you too for the mention at the end of the nominees listings; again this was much appreciated it and left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling :)

For the record, your final choices made from the nominee list are pretty much bang on. Little sad not to have seen Demon Souls do better; but I can understand though why it had its near misses. The competition was tough.

Admittedly I have not had a chance to play Uncharted 2 yet! Why? Simply put I cannot get a copy of it here in Singapore. It has been "sold out" since its release here; very difficult to find a copy. There are also no second/used copies to be found. This is a game that wont leave someones video game collection any time soon I would think.

Also appreciate the respect shown to Killzone 2. It is was a ground breaking title and deserves all the praise it got and some. I actually played Killzone 2 for 6 hours on New Year's Eve and had some of the best multi-player action since I purchased it... I think Killzone 2 and (the soon to be purchased) Uncharted will rank as my favourite games of this generation thus far.

Looking forward to a ground breaking 2010 and watching the numbers closely; we should see the PS3 leap frog the xBot sometime this year; probably toward the second half as has been my prediction all along...

Time will tell...

...a successful 2010 too you all...

Q!

"i am home"

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MRSUCCESS
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:36:14 AM
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@Kr3sn1K: LOL Add me on PSN so we can arrange a Demon's Souls fight. (PSN: MRSUCCESS)

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 5:39:45 AM

will do my psn is d3v1l1995 (dont judge i made this psn account when the ps3 first came out so i was like 10 or 11 then)

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Jed
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 2:40:57 AM
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Happy New Beer everybody!!!

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LowKey
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 1:26:36 PM
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*tear* I feel so unloved. lol. Anyways these were some great awards. I also think infamous should have gotten something. In my first full year of actually participating on the main site and in the forums at PSXE, I have made many friends and have learned much aboot the "BIZ". I'd just like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2010.

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chicko1983
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 3:47:02 PM
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nice list, agreed with most but still havent bought Batman AA yet and it seems to keep popping up in all sites game of the year nominations.

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Knightedrik
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 4:18:15 PM
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Wow.. that's just sad.. The best game I have played in the past couple of years, did'nt win a single award. It was barely even nominated. Demon Souls should have racked em up in my opinion. True, I imported the version from japan.. and its also true that they "dumbed it down" for its US release.. but still, It was fantastic. They Japan platinum was much, much harder to achieve than the US one.. and they pretty much handed the trophies away for the US version. But thats beside the point.. It was (and still is currently) the only good RPG on the PS3. But of course Dragon Age won, with its horrible graffics, glitches, and heavy frame-rate issues. But hey, you can get laid and have a dog! I guess it's true, whatever company sells the most hype.. gets the awards. I'm just glad CoD:MW2 did'nt just mow down ever single catagory.. That game was/is basically all hype. I just thought that PSXextreme would "go beyond the hype".

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Alienange
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 12:38:33 AM

There is absolutely no difference between the Japanese and North American release of Demon's Souls other than the language.

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Happiness
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 4:24:31 PM
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Last Christmas (2008) one of our relatives got a Wii and we got to play Rock Band 2 on it. Lots of fun. It was my first time ever playing on a console (yeah, I've always been a PC elitist).
Anyhow, round about March my wife wakes up and says "let's go get that Rock Band game and console today". She was thinking Wii but I knew the Wii just didn't have the sort of games we really like so I convinced her to forget about the exercise gimmicks of the Wii and go for the overall excellence and hardcore system that is the PS3. And we're both glad we did.
Right off the bat we were going to get Far Cry 2 but then the clerk at EB Games said, "try Uncharted - Drake's Fortune, it is way better". Well, I'd never heard of Uncharted, but whoa! was I ever impressed. Next someone recommended Assassin's Creed and its been a joy ride on our PS3 ever since.
2009 - my first year with a console. And lo and behold, what happens at the end of the year? Uncharted 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 get released. Wowzers! what luck! what timing! What friggin' great games on a friggin' great console. Now I'm PS3 all the way, baby!
Thanks for your reviews. I think I'll be checking out Arkham Asylum and inFamous as a result. Oh yeah, and Killzone 2. And I can't wait for Heavy Rain - yow! that's gonna be a doozie!
Btw, thanks for a great site. I trust this place and the "realness" of the reviewers here. Good job. Good community too. I like the respectful, mature vibe you guys express.

Here's to a great 2010 for you all, and for PS3 gaming also.

p.s. I second the suggestion of Adblock Plus http://adblockplus.org/en/ I use it with Firefox and it works so well in the back ground I didn't even know there were ads here. I kid you not.

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Temjin001
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 5:09:47 PM
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Wow, I can't believe MW2 got GotY from Gametrailers, Joystiq, and possibly others. I've only read Joystiq's headline, but the justification for Gametrailer's MW2 win is insane. They essentially said that because they preferred playing MW2 online, Uncharted 2 sat around collecting dust. Is GotY a game that exudes quality and refinement, and further redefines gaming standards of excellence? Or is GotY the game people enjoy playing the most? I've played a lot of Tekken, and Ninja Gaiden, yet, I'm able to step outside of myself and attempt to quantify a measure of quality independent of personal taste. Would a WoW addict ever be able to claim a GotY outside of WoW if they couldn't do this?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 7:33:33 PM
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I would like to make one thing clear about Demon's Souls: that is the CLASSIC love/hate RPG. If you get into it, you're INTO it, and you probably agree with GameSpot's Game of the Year Award. I know how that can be, being a long-time lover of the genre.

In that way, I can entirely understand how some of you were disappointed that DS didn't get more love. But just chalk it up to the fact that the game didn't "get" us. Origins did. In all honesty, despite my strong belief that the balance in DS really was out of whack, that was a big reason Origins won.

Trust me, fellow RPG fans, I know how you feel. Don't you think I wanted FFT to win all the awards back '97? And yet, I knew it wouldn't. ;)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 8:09:13 PM

Oh god now Arvis is going to respond!

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:44:18 PM

when will he appear...dun dun dun dunnnn

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megalodon
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:30:28 PM
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final fantasy more anticipated than god of war 3?

that's the toughest one to believe

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 9:37:51 PM

8hrs of gameplay vs 100 hmmm ya.... right

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Juanalf
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:36:44 PM

8hrs of Non-stop action vs 100 hrs of ZzZzZz

hmmmm.....

;-)

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 10:44:25 PM

NOOOOOOOOO your pic changed! Why oh why do you people continue to do this. ::sigh::


I'd much rather sleep for 100hrs than have to play through 8hrs of nonstop action.

Oh and Quake>Hexen :)

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to_far_apart
Friday, January 01, 2010 @ 11:46:48 PM

Megalodon, to some FF is the game, but to others GO3, don't worry about it, GO3 will get plenty of love. Some prefer FF, don't sweat it, just get yourself ready for GO3. hahaha

I'm siding with LimitedVertigo on this one though.

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Mightynemesis
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 1:28:18 PM
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i agrre with all of them except most anticipated game it should be god of war im not reallhy into the final fantasy franchise i played like 3 didnt like em

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LimitedVertigo
Saturday, January 02, 2010 @ 2:43:17 PM

I played 3 GOW games and their combined total gameplay was less than one FF game and far less entertaining.

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