#1 Posted by Jeff (3580 posts) -

Now that 2010 is almost over, we're starting to turn our attention to the Game of the Year awards process. We're starting by putting together a list of categories, and I figured it'd be cool to hear some suggestions from you guys. I can't guarantee that we'll use them all (in fact, I can pretty much guarantee that we won't use them all), but if you have any award categories you'd really like to see, post 'em! 
 
For reference, I can already confirm that we'll be doing... 
 
2010's 2009 Game of the Year 
Best Nolan North Performance In A Nolan North Game By Nolan North 

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#2 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

The best Cigar/Cigarette smoker. 

#3 Edited by fishmicmuffin (1041 posts) -
  • 'Best use of a big ass ramp' should return.  
  • Best use of the Kinect technology (not necessarily the best game, but the best display of the technology)
  • Best use of the Playstation Move technology (same as above)
#4 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1018 posts) -

Best breast physics in non-Japanese game

#5 Edited by HubrisRanger (489 posts) -

I believe "Character We'd Most Like to Party With" needs to return.
I also think that Keith Ingram needs to be a nominee.
 
Some more "serious" suggestions:

  • Best Story/Narrative (For a Game)
  • Best Multiplayer (Competitive and Cooperative
  • Best Villain
  • Biggest Bummer
  • Best Add-On Downloadable content (a shit ton of really great stuff this year, between the ME2 stuff, Undead Nightmare and that Bioshock 2 add-on that Brad was so wowed by, but the name escapes me of)
#6 Edited by Jost1 (2077 posts) -
  • Best use of liquid
  • Best Robot
#7 Posted by KennyPowers (247 posts) -

C. Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence 

#8 Posted by wibby (260 posts) -

Best non pre rendered game Burp or Fart.

#9 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

Best Game Room Release.
Best Beard.
Most Disappointing Sequel.
Best Use Of The Word "Fuck".

#10 Posted by HawkSE (216 posts) -

"Games Nolan North Should Have Been In" 
- Example: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, character: police siren

#11 Posted by fleethefactory (175 posts) -

Best Game Acronym of 2010; I vote BLOPS.

#12 Posted by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -

Best Starcraft game of the year

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#13 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

The most linear sandbox game.
#14 Posted by MisterMouse (3554 posts) -

best game for an endurance run that wont become an endurance run! (for all of those people who are killing for another endurance run, kind of to spite them haha)

#15 Posted by ashbash (368 posts) -

As always any awards should have best facial hair.

#16 Edited by Milpool (506 posts) -
#17 Posted by Cypher (114 posts) -
#18 Posted by stinky (1549 posts) -

Game Room Game of the Year.

#19 Posted by Guybrush (84 posts) -

Best Use of Digital Video Distortion 
 
2010 seemed a big year for it.

#20 Posted by Jayross (2365 posts) -

- Best story
- Best environment
- Best character in a game (pigsy ftw)
- best sequel
- best multiplayer shooter
- best soundtrack

#21 Posted by Swick (222 posts) -

No brainer: Best Beard

#22 Posted by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -

Worst use of Activion developers of the year.

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#23 Posted by Mrskidders (1330 posts) -

The Deadly Premonition award because it can't really go in any actual game category but deserves an award award

#24 Posted by BeachThunder (11989 posts) -

Best use of zombies (or zombie-like creatures).
Best game delay.
Best Poker game.

#25 Posted by zeox (87 posts) -

Best face-and-neck-stabbing simulator

#26 Edited by rufo (61 posts) -

Best Delayed Game. 
 
EDIT: Wait, that's all of them. Scratch this.

#27 Posted by animateria (3253 posts) -

Best game to play while eating a hamburger.

#28 Posted by wibby (260 posts) -

Best Quick Look of the year award

#29 Posted by JacobFromMT (45 posts) -

Best ridiculous accent.  Heavy Rain (pronunciation of origAMi killer) and Just Cause 2 (Bolo Santossi) come to mind. 

#30 Posted by HumanityPlague (251 posts) -

Best Game that could've used Jeff Bridges?
 
Best Game that could use John Vignocchi as its pitch man?
 
Worst game to have had a delay hit by?

#31 Posted by DanceDanceKennypants (632 posts) -

Best DLC expansion/add on/Pre LC.
 
If this is the way games are going, with companies needing those extra few dollars per game, it would be good to recognise add-ons that try and be something more than just more of the same.
 
I'm all for good DLC.

#32 Edited by TopCat (74 posts) -

best uh uh uh uh uh moment in a game  
best horse meet rider moment in a videogame

#33 Posted by JohnDudebro (924 posts) -
Best Faux-Retro/NosCon Game. Scott Pilgrim, Sonic 4, etcetera. Maybe 3D Dot Game Heroes if that counts.
 
Also, Character We Most Want to Punch in the Face.
#34 Edited by aurahack (2273 posts) -
@KennyPowers said:

" C. Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence  "

This.
 
Also, 2010's "Thing" of the Year. For example, Color Separation should be a nominee. As should Post-Match Awards.
#35 Posted by Kingloo (85 posts) -

Other people at Whiskey Media play games.
 
How about "Screened / Tested / ComicVine 's Game of the Year" ?

#36 Posted by bcjohnnie (442 posts) -
@Milpool said:
" I think we should just defer to the GB Topic Generator. "
This... I want "until you read some fanfiction" to be in one of the award titles.
 
Also, I love your name and profile pic, Milpool... really brings me back to the golden days of the Simpsons.
#37 Posted by TheVideoHustler (406 posts) -

The man that would turn you gay

#38 Posted by Zimbo (875 posts) -

Mafia 2 has already won the Nolan North award in my opinion. A City of Nolans is a grand achievement.

Most charmingly garrulous character.


#39 Posted by CountYourBlessings (167 posts) -

Best/Worse Use of Kinect UI

#40 Edited by Tyrax (33 posts) -

2010 game candidate for 2011 Endurance Run

#41 Posted by GullumF (87 posts) -

best pre-order bonus

#42 Posted by aurahack (2273 posts) -
@Milpool said:
" I think we should just defer to the GB Topic Generator. "
Are you telling me that there was fierce competition this year for Best Cosplay of Vectorized Graphics?
#43 Edited by zkillz (93 posts) -

Best use of style instead of fidelity

#44 Posted by Sil3n7 (1189 posts) -

Best package GB recieved from publishers of the year.
 
Best package GB recieved from viewers of the year.

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#45 Posted by Smokay (525 posts) -

Best use of FMV

#46 Posted by BrickRoad (702 posts) -

2010's Most Surprisingly Good Game / 2010's Most Surprisingly Bad Game

#47 Posted by SternOne (36 posts) -

Best Brad Death in a Quick Look 2010
Most Obnoxious Paid DLC (i.e. The Horse Armor Award) 
Best Obscure PC Game 
Most Dangerous (Best) Kinect "Game"

#48 Posted by Ramboknife (114 posts) -

Best Video Game About Video Games
#49 Posted by ILikePopCans (755 posts) -

Best helicopter fight.
Most evil helicopter. 

#50 Posted by nick_verissimo (1386 posts) -

Best beard!