Game of the Year

Here it is! It’s here! It has arrived! Yes, it’s finally time for the (far too) long awaited presentation of the ultimate award to be given out on this week of weeks! That’s right–in just a few lines, you yourself will be clicking on the image below and finding out which game will go home with the most prestigious award. Firstly, however, I’d like to take this opportunity to recap on what has been both a marvellous and somewhat bland year for video games.

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Fifth Outstanding Game of 2012

Sorry, boys and girls! I forgot two very worthy winners of the Outstanding Game last night. The two upcoming award winners are very different games, and many of you might not agree with at least one of them, but they are two games that did a huge amount to further the games industry and deserve some form of accolade. The first winner–and fifth overall Outstanding Game winner–is:

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Nick’s Game of the Year

For Select Start Media, formerly Pearly Music and Kooloo-Limpah, 2012 was a big year. We started focussing on games, made first contact with game developers and publishers, had representation at Australia’s biggest gaming expo. We also took on a number of new writers, Nick and Brendon. This next award is given to Nick’s pick for Game of the Year from 2012 (well, actually, his second pick, as all three of us agreed on the game that will eventually go on to win the top nod). And the winner is…

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