Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John J. Holder, Esq,'s 47th Annual Awards For Excellence (And Not So Much) In Gaming Nominees

Here we go. One more year in the can. Another year of gaming. Although from a glance in your mind, it wasn't all that interesting up until these last couple of months. But digging proved otherwise. Nothing EVENTFUL until the end here, but plenty of games that deserve to be on your shelve, or bin, or where the hell you keep your games. Games with no nominees means it'll either spoil a surprise, or I already had a winner and didn't need a nominee. Who knows. Maybe there will be even more awards in the final "show" if I can think of some.

Sony PSP Game Of The Year
GTA:Chinatown Wars
Final Fantasy Dissidia
Patapon 2
Rock Band Unplugged

Nintendo DS Game Of The Year
Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Mario And Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Henry Hatsworth Puzzling Adventure

Handheld Game Of The Year
Nominees TBA

Most Improved Franchise Of The Year
Assassin's Creed
Guitar Hero

Parappa The Rapper Presents: Musical Game Of The Year
DJ Hero
Guitar Hero 5
The Beatles: Rock Band
Rock Band Unplugged
Lego Rock Band (DS)

Assassin Creed's "Boy This Should Have Been WAY More Awesome"
Award of Merit
Modern Warfare 2
Tony Hawk: Ride
The Conduit
Brutal Legend

Licensed Game Of The Year
Batman Arkham Asylum
Ghostbusters: The Video Game
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Mario Kart Wii's 3 Steps Forward 2 Steps Back Award

Award For Cinematic Excellence
(Here's a hint, it's Uncharted 2)

Best Racing Game Of The Year
Forza 3
Need For Speed Shift

"That's A Last Gen Feature" Blunder Of The Year Award

Best Sequel
Uncharted 2
Assassin's Creed 2
Street Fighter 4
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Best New Original IP
DJ Hero
Half Minute Hero
The Conduit

Best Xbox 360 Game of 2009
(Only Console Exclusives)
Halo 3: ODST
Forza Motorsport 3

Halo Wars
Ninja Blade

Best PS3 Game of 2009
(Only Exclusives)
Uncharted 2

Killzone 2
Demon's Souls
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time

Best Wii Game of 2009
(Exclusives or games with exclusive features)
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
The Conduit
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
Wii Sports Resort
Tiger Woods 2010 (Wii Motion Plus)
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Little Kinds Story
Boom Blox Bash Party

Gamestop Presents: We Won't Get Any Money From These
Downloadable Game of the Year
Battlefield 1943
Contra Rebirth
Bit Trip Void
Shadow Complex
Trials HD
'Splosion Man
The Secret Of Monkey Island
The Maw

Best Packaging Design
(No Nominee)

Personal Favorite Of Two-Thousand And Nine
(General Award, no nominees. A game that while wasn't necessarily one of the best games of the year, this is a game that I felt deserves SOME recognition)

Game of the Year 2009
Well, telling you now would ruin some of the categories, wouldn't it?

Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing Presents: Shit Pile of the Year

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