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Monday, December 19, 2011

Games and That's Year End Awards 2011 by Joseph Bush

It's time for 2011 to come to a close. Us three Games and That Podcast hosts are going to give you out our own Video Gaming year end awards.

Best Game of 2011
Best Handheld Game of 2011
Worst Game of 2011
Best Innovation of 2011
Best Free Game of 2011
Best Remake/Reboot of 2011

Best song of 2011
Worst song of 2011
Best Album of 2011

Best Movie seen in 2011
Worst Movie seen in 2011

Best Website of 2011
Best Internet Video of 2011

Joseph Bush-


Best Game of 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
I'll be honest, I only bought two new games this year. The first was LOZ: OOT, and the second was NCAA Football 2012. Understandably, I chose Zelda. This is an excellent port of an excellent game, and I'm glad that I bought this game to be my one 3DS game that I owned for the majority of the year.

Best Handheld Game of 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Once again, this was basically the only game that I bought this year. Thankfully, it was good.

Worst Game of 2011
Dangerous Conflicts 3D
First of all, this was released in early 2010, but I bought it this year. I think (meaning I hope) that this is just a tech demo for pseudo-3D gaming on the XBOX indie game marketplace. It has some potential, but it ends up looking like Wolfenstein 3D without a gun. You need to play it to really experience it, which is okay because it only costs 1 dollar!

Best Innovation of 2011
Gamification (or whatever that means)
I'll never join foursquare, but I understand what it's doing, and I think it's a really good idea. The idea of making basic life tasks more enjoyable is a good idea, and if this idea can continue to grow, it can really be something great.

Best Free Game of 2011
Angry Birds
I downloaded this in 2011, and I feel like it's recent enough to justify putting on this list. It's free on Android marketplace, and it's fairly addicting. I do hate jokes about this game, however.

Best Remake/Reboot of 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Nintendo did an excellent job in remaking this game. I feel like I've said enough.

Best Song
Gotye- Somebody I Used to Know

Simply chilling.

Worst Song
Hot Chelle Rae- Tonight Tonight

Please do not make a bad song and give it the same name as a good song. Hot Chelle Rae managed to write the most generic song that I've ever heard, and everyone loved it somehow.

Best Album of 2011
The Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch
I bought the first Wombats Album back in 2007, and I immediately fell in love with it. They didn't release anything else until this year, but the wait was certainly worth it. It only consisted of ten songs, but they're all excellent songs. Six of the songs off of the album were made into Videos and they can all be seen on the band's official YouTube channel.

Best Movie Seen in 2011
The Mega64 Podcast introduced me to CKY earlier in the year. When I watched it for the first time this year, I was laughing hysterically. It was made in 1999 by Bam Margera and Brandon Dicamillo, and some of the skits in the film were later used in Jackass on MTV years later. It's really just a hilarious film made by slacker teenagers, and I love it.

Worst Movie Seen in 2011
Game Over
If you've heard of Night Trap, imagine that the people who made that game were to make their own movie using footage from all of their games. The movie features bad acting, bad special effects, bad video games, and an unreleased FMV based game. It needs to be seen to be believed.

Best Website
Three new articles every day? Yes. I love this website, for it is written by many of the best humor writers in the world. It's full of interesting information about all sorts of different topics, such as history, film, music, science, and video games. It's a great website to waste time on.

Best Internet Video
Retsupurae's Wrongpurae of Dark Seed II
Watch it if you have seven hours.

-Joseph Bush

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