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chautemoc Dec 14, 08
Amen, sister! Hurrrrrrrrr.

Prefer, now there's a good word. People should really use that more often.
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Red 9 Dec 14, 08
The internet is a terrible place. Especially when it comes to gaming.
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gerard way owns you Dec 14, 08
I played fable 2 with my friend who bought it, and even HE agrees that the game sucks on many levels. It didnt deserve to win over MGS4 or GoW2

anyway, yes, as i have said before

we NEED a PSWII60!
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oni_hero Dec 14, 08
Gears of war two didn't do anything new in my opinion. It was just cliffy b going "hey, look at the meat shield, it is so uber and sick!"

I played most of the games at friends or relatives houses, finishing most of them over several days of visiting, and I honestly see where X-play was coming from.

Don't give me that "You can do it, but why would you want to" line from the zero punctuation review. Why would you want to? Er, let me see, to do everything there is to do in the game and get the full experience. The only people other then Yahtzee that use that line are fanboys who were so "uber" pissed that Metal gear solid "the movie" didn't win that they wanted to swarm the x-play studio and kill the hosts.

At the risk of sounding like a fan boy myself, I will say this. I played Metal gear solid 4(the movie) at a friends house as we had a multiple day gaming party, and I honestly thought it was a decent game, but the action in it was too clunky. If they were going for the "He is old so it takes him forever to arm, aim, and fire his gun" reality, they hit it dead on. The game would have been better, if it hadn't felt like I was only interacting with a movie. The cut scenes wheren't so damn long. That right there makes it lose my vote. As for Gear of war 2, I already explained it. Fallout 3, great game, the only other logical choice for game of the year.
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Red 9 Dec 14, 08
As much of a fanboy as I will sound, you just lost all credability when you bagged on MGS4 and Gears 2 in the same post.

Oh, by the way, guess who won the GOTY at the VGA?

You guessed it: GTAIV.
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 14, 08
quote Red 9
Oh, by the way, guess who won the GOTY at the VGA?

You guessed it: GTAIV.
As much as I loved GTA IV, I was honestly not expecting it to beat MGS4. Wow. Thanks for the heads up, Red.
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Exevier Dec 14, 08
Seriously, GTAIV wasn't all that great. D:

I just honestly don't understand the stupid amounts of nominations and awards it's gotten. Maybe it's just over my head, who knows.
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THM Dec 14, 08
I reckon that Fable II developers and publishers bribed the Spike's Video Game Award Board deciders!!!! There must be some kinds of corruption going on regarding that Fable II award!!!! Who knows!!!!!

May be even if MGS4 or GTAIV wins that award, I won't be surprised because genuine good games do not need to be famous by getting various awards. Good games are famous simply because gamers really enjoy playing. For example MGS series do not need to get awards because it is genuinely already famous among gamers around the world.

Note: Video game award is like Academy Award or Oscar or Golden Globe award, all of those awards are really controversial and sometimes, even the academy award moives are really annoying for some viewers. What is more, sometimes they are really boring notwithstanding its academy badge.
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 14, 08
@THM
Fable II was never nominated for GotY by SpikeTV for their VGA. GTA IV, on the other hand, has already walked away with the award, as Red 9 stated above and a quick Google search confirms. Please pay attention to the article before making such comments.

I like how the point of my article is completely lost on so many readers. And by "like," I really mean it's so damn sad. People are unwilling to accept the fact that opinions may differ, that some of us really do think Fable II is a great game and deserving of such an award (from X-Play)... that GTA IV, too, deserves Spike's GotY. No, some gamers are just driven to ignorance by their own blind worship of other titles and personal favorites that they're unwilling to recognize the merits of any other.
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THM Dec 14, 08
Hee Hee... I feel like confounding sometimes, yeah whatever!!!!!!! Well in that case whatever the company or association that nominates Fable II must have some affiliations with the Fable II's publishers or developers or even prominent fans across the globe!!!!


Note: I'm not an RPG fan albeit I play RPGs occassionally, I'd love to be happy with either GTAIV or MGS4 getting something that they deserve, don't have to be awards, but these two games are awesome, for the Fable II, I do not have Xbox 360, as a matter of fact, I did not have a decent chance to paly for a while, may be I might try Fable II in the near future..........
Again, I'm glad that Fable II didn't get award, Hee Hee........

I understand the article clearly, and now I'm off to watch Batman on Blu-ray, Hee Hee.....
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Shadow of Death Dec 15, 08
TBH, I don't pay too much attention to award shows...

I've not played all the games, but eh.

GTA IV wasn't great
Fable II I didn't play (might eventually....Probably will TBH)
MGS4 - Didn't get far in >_>
GoW2 - Don't have, probably never will...
Fallout 3 - I've played this more than the others I think >_> I find it more fun than the others by far....

That's just me though.
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kik36 Dec 15, 08
Don't own a 360 so didn't play any of the XBOX games.......didn't play MGS4 either. I'm a little surprised Mega Man wasn't on the nominee list, I'm assuming it's because it wasn't released on disc.

GTA IV was extremely lacking.....the reason why is because it wasn't a "Grand Theft Auto" title. You would have to play the rest of the titles to fully understand that. That is why a decent amount of Grand Theft Auto fans were bummed about GTA IV. And we don't even need to get into the 10/10 bullshit scores it was receiving across the board.

Gears of War looks like a great game and LittleBigPlanet should have been seriously considered.....but with all of it's beginning hiccups I could see where they would knock it down a few.

But the REAL game of the year SHOULD have been The World Ends With You for the DS. I know I keep bringing it up, but it really is that good and puts all of these lame ass games to shame!!!!!!!
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ShadowJ Dec 15, 08
Me thinks RCG is abit sore due to GoW or GoW 2 not getting anything

To be honest I see what you are getting at but personally I don't get why Fable II would win any GOTY award when considering most of the other nominees are actually better titles. Yes I haven't played Fable II and unless ported to PC, I never will. However considering the facts a) there is a place/DLC named after Sonic the hedgehog's hiding place (Knothole)...doesn't give me much hope already b) half the content/features that was meant to be in the game were lied about or not even in the game c) the first fable was 12 hours long...unless they have really turned the heating up and shifted gears, I don't see the game lasting much longer than 20-30 hours...which is still less than a Bethesda Softworks expansion d) The game isn't free roaming as far as I can find out.

Then again there maybe other players that think differently, hoperfully there actually are others that think diffferently but that is why I feel why Fable II shouldn't get GOTY...at least my reasoning can actually be summed to saying "it sucks" though
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bruceleethree Dec 15, 08
VGA's sucked as usual, I especially loved how Gamestop concluded every world premiere, as if this show wasn't a giant advertisement already.

And what doesn't make sense, the industry makes more than movies yearly yet they still have to advertise the crap out of their products every chance they get?

Anyway, I'm not sure if I was the only one who felt embarrassed when models and rappers are talking about video games, people who don't know anything about them. I really think the VGA's do not know how to make an award show for gamers.

I only tuned in for the GoW 3 teaser which sucked mad balls and thankfully it was in the beginning so I could tune out asap and go watch Dexter and Californication.
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