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G4TV Awards: Uncharted 2 Dominates Competition

It was Uncharted 2's night this past weekend at the Spike TV Video Game Awards, scoring the top honors with Game of the Year and also netting Best PS3 Game and Best Graphics.

Well, if it's even possible, the game fared even better in G4TV's Best of 2009 Awards. Not only did Naughty Dog's masterpiece snag another Game of the Year win, but it also won awards for Best Animation, Best Writing, and Best Action/Adventure Game (Assassin's Creed II won this category at the VGAs). We very much liked to see inFamous as a Game of the Year nominee, although we still can't agree that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a better shooter than Killzone 2, which still stands head and shoulders above any other FPS this generation, in our opinion. See what you think about the rest of the winners and feel free to comment; we can't really see how Best RPG could go to Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story when up against Dragon Age: Origins and Demon's Souls but...well, we'll remedy such mistakes when our GotY Awards go live at the end of the year. Flower got another nod with an award for Best Soundtrack, and whatever praise that game receives is probably well deserved so we aren't gonna complain there.

But Chloe, my favorite new character of the generation, lost out to Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend again. This category wasn't for best voice but for "Best New Character," but even so...I mean, Eddie Riggs is a bad-ass and I love metal but Chloe's my girl. Well, anyway. Uncharted 2 reigns supreme once again.

Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

12/15/2009 9:05:30 PM Ben Dutka

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 9:45:07 PM
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That's because G4TV actually DO know a thing or two about gaming. Giving Uncharted 2 all those awards was a must for them.

Bravo Naughty Dog. There's more of these awards coming your way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:06:37 PM

I dunno man, didn't they give GOTY to Fable 2 last year?

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:18:03 PM

I don't want to talk about it...

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bomba2812
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:26:00 PM

maybe they learned something about gaming this year

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Qubex
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 1:46:08 AM

Last years could have been a "political" decision!

Q!

"i am home"

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geovanwitdakick
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 9:54:18 PM
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seriously, Uncharted 2 is a must-have game. I picked it up, but it just hit me right now, why have a PS3 & not Uncharted 2? this game had better sell 10 million copies, seriously.

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:03:40 PM
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Ben, Chole?! What about the other girl Nate had a rapport with? She was smokin'! Chloe had a nice ass...very nice ass, but the news reporter girl looked far better than Chole. I wish I could remember her name...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:09:13 PM

Elena Fisher ;) She was a cutie but she's got nothin on Chloe.

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Doosharm
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:27:46 PM

I know people here seem to really love Chloe but... I just don't like her voice. Don't get me wrong, she's a great voice actor, but she sounds too... I don't know, raspy or throaty? Her voice is certainly not music to my ears.

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Alienange
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:33:36 PM

You want a good laugh? Watch Pitch Black.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:47:41 PM

I've seen pitch black and I'm not sure what you are referring to.

Doosharm, ya gotta have a girl with a good throat :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:24:01 AM

I believe Alienage is referring to the fact that Chloe's voice actress, Claudia Black, is in Pitch Black. And if I remember correctly, she gets her head ripped off...

And I looove her voice. Holy God. ;)

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Alienange
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:37:13 PM

Yup. The wife was watching PB shortly after I finished UC2 and my head spun around when I heard that voice. Never really knew who Claudia was until that moment ... was a real "WTF!" moment for me.

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bearbobby
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 4:01:50 PM

Also see Farscape and the later seasons of Stargate: SG1 for more Claudia Black awesomeness.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:09:47 PM
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Looks like even F*cktards recognize a great title when they see one!

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NeoHumpty
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:30:58 PM

I like Xplay for something to watch in the background while I look up real game news. That was a bad, boring show. How many times can you watch clips of Borderlands, AA, AC2 and Uncharted in 45 minutes? And they explained each game's premise EVERY time. I was kinda happy to see Mario pop up for a change. Wouldn't have let him win, though. Guessing he only won because they wanted to "switch it up" and do something unexpected. lol.

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rogers71
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:36:07 PM
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I don't know about you guys but I was extremely shocked at these results. Typically, G4 is all about the 'pleasefixme'. For them to give a PS3 title the Game of the Year is huge in my opinion. Although, this could be because there were no Xbox games this year. It would have been interesting to see how Uncharted 2 fared against an actual 'Halo' and not an add-on. Who knows, maybe they are starting to actually have an opinion that isn't paid for.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:41:36 PM

No, you were right in your first thoughts, there just weren't any xbox games worth mentioning.

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Deadman
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 5:18:44 AM

If you actually watched the Awards show, Sessler got really exciited everytime U2 got mentioned, he is entirely in love with the game and repeatedly called it "the best single player experience ever".

Cant believe there was no nom. for Shatter on either of the game awards shows, that is one of the best PSN title out.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 10:42:24 PM
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G4TV is a joke

It's actually amusing to see them acknowledging ps3 games

A great win for Uncharted 2 nonetheless

And yes, Chloe is hands down the best new female character this year.

Amazingly I prefer Elena.....yeah call me crazy

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JackKnifeZero
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 8:19:19 AM

I prefer Elena as well.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 3:23:41 PM

I'll still call you crazy but i agree.

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Cabalavatar1
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 12:11:34 PM

I'm totally with you on this one. I'd follow Chloe around to check out that perfect ass, but Elena is adorable and charming. Chloe's sexy, but she overdoes it.
Lastly, I'm much more impressed with Ezio than Chloe, just because she was basically a stock + sex-it-up character. Yeah, I know, she switches back and forth, but *yawn* srsly, when you're an MA-English student like me, you read that tedium alllll of the time. At least Elena has personality, and I didn't know what was gonna happen with Ezio.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 12:26:21 PM

No offense, but if you're an English major, you should be able to spot Ezio's cliche. I mean...how many times have you seen the "they killed my family; they're gonna pay?" There wasn't much more to Ezio's character, besides a cocky bravado, which I did like.

As far as Chloe, I think the last scenes prove there's a lot more to her. She was basically in tears when Drake said he was going after Lazaravich. She also has a loyal streak of rage - shown on the train - to go along with what she puts on the surface. Elena is...well, the nice girl with a certain toughness. Seen that before, too.

Sorry, but I think Chloe is a far more fully fleshed-out character than either of the other two.

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___________
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 11:55:04 PM
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saddening to see infamous has not got a single vote :(
neither has R&C ACIT.
i hope the trend changes and people start acknowledging other games than shooters, you allways complain were saturated with them why do you think thats happening?
look at this gens GOTYs are all shooter games.
open world exploration games need to get more credit than what there receiving.
like prototype.
sure it was buggy as hell, and repetitive but ive never had so much fun roaming the streets ripping sh*t apart.
one of the very few games that let you be a bad a$$ and tear a city a new one.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:00:22 AM
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Next year, I put GOTY in the hands of Heavy Rain. Call me crazy. I'd prefer it though if you called me a visionary.

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 3:42:57 AM

No u cRaZeH!

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Cabalavatar1
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 12:07:05 PM

There's no way in hell that Heavy Rain is gonna beat out GOWIII. It's already the most anticipated game of next year.
You gotta include GT5 and KZ3 in there, along with MassEffect2, but no, it's GOWIII for GotY next year, friend. ;)

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Jian2069
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 12:16:23 PM

"The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success."

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hehateme
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 1:12:22 AM
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the ending in uncharted 2 lol amazing....

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BlackBriar
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 1:30:27 AM
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Another award..Bravo!!! even though G4 is Crap
Bravo!! I freakin Love that Game!

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BlackBriar
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 1:45:45 AM
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This is just the beginning....Ha!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 2:33:55 AM
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And once again Killzone 2 gets no props at all.

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Nerull
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 2:36:27 AM
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Just finally got some of my buddies to come down to my place the other day to see what they've been missing out on.
I only had time to show the 1rst lv of U2 and the god of war 3 demo but by the time those were done they had a funny look on their faces.
Like,"Oh so that's what all the fuss is about."
Too many xbots make no effort to actually see whats out there.
Actually made me get back into my U2 hard file
and I smoked Lazarvich on the 2nd try today.
SPOILER
He ended by tossin 3 more grenades at me but I blew up the resin just as they lined up so he got hit with a quadruple blast. For a action movie plot thick with cheese it still doesnt disappoint.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 2:59:49 AM
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only seen it coming! congrats Naughty Dog!

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Andysw
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 3:25:46 AM
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I can almost imagine how the xbox fanatics are going to respond "But, but, but, the sales! Its all about the sales!"



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Banky A
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 3:43:35 AM
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Yay Uncharted 2.
But dayyym. Killzone 2 rocked!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 6:28:09 AM
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Ok next it's IGN and Gamespot.

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Troy Powers
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 8:15:23 AM
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Looks like Uncharted 2 and Modern Warfare 2 rule the school this year. Though, I agree that Killzone 2 is a better FPS, you've gotta admit the perks system in MW2 is better. Combine that with the hype and the fact that it's still fresh in everyone's mind, it's not surprising that it's beating KZ2 out.

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Mr Bitey
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 8:34:37 AM
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Wow just wow. They gave RPG of the year to Bowser's Inside story? Why?

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 9:23:41 AM

They had to give Nintendo something, after all, they've been in the game industry for few decades already.

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JackC8
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 11:17:25 AM
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Must be a profanity ridden day in Xbox land :)

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 12:34:24 PM
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Bowser's inside story really is a great RPG. Its not huge an in-depth and meticulous like Dragon Age, but its plain silly fun. Really, thats what gaming is all about anyway.

Im wondering how the hell MW2 got best sound design. KZ2's sound was perfect, and it supports 7.1. MW2 only supports 5.1, iirc. Regardless, i was much more impressed with KZ2's sound.

I really need to pick up Demon's Souls. Stupid Christmas making my wallet light....

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 2:05:25 PM
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Uncharted 2 is the most amazing experience I have had in singleplayer gaming.

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kevinater321
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 3:24:05 PM
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Down Ben. Down! Chloe is MY girl!

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King James
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 7:14:52 PM
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Go Uncharted 2! Go!

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I C E_COLD
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 8:58:36 PM
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G4 is full of xbots they deny but I always see it.

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I C E_COLD
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 @ 9:07:51 PM
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I hated the fact that ratchet & clank did not win anything but xplay did nominate it ,in the VGAs I did not see it. :( should of won best animation or something.

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Caanimal
Thursday, December 17, 2009 @ 7:28:26 PM
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U2 didn't interest me at all, I just couldn't get into the character, even after playing several hours of the first game, which I didn't even finish. Never could get into the Lara Croft games either, go figure.

I'm as tired of the PS3 getting shafted as any other loyal PS3 owner, so it was good to have an exclusive game win such a award, but I would rather seen more multi-plat games produced and to a better quality then what the PS3 is currently getting. But companies have to work to the extent of the weakest link, and that still proves to be the xbox...

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tayizfire
Friday, December 25, 2009 @ 9:12:19 PM
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yea the xbox definetly is holding this gen back and i hate it ..and last night i had some idiot say .."modern warfare 2 has better graphics then killzone 2" xbots are the most uninformed gamers since forever ..i just wondered did he really ever even play killzone 2 lmaoooo

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