Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead may very well be my choice for Game of the Year, because it’s a fine example of excellent storytelling in video games, and that’s something we don’t see terribly often. My runner up would be Dishonored, another story-driven game, and it would seem the fine folks at Spike would agree, as both have been nominated for Game of the Year alongside Journey, Mass Effect 3, and Assassin’s Creed III at the Spike VGAs. The good news doesn’t stop there, oh no sir, as Telltale has also been nominated for Best Studio, and The Walking Dead has received nominations in the Best Male (Dave Fennoy as Lee Everret), Best Female (Melissa Hutchison as Clementine), and Best Downloadable Game categories. Well deserved, I say.
The Ghastly Award Judges are proud to announce the 2011 Nominees. The nominees, which were chosen by the entire comic creating community, reflect the wide range of horror material being published in print and web comic form today.
Named for acclaimed comics creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingels, the awards are only in their 1st year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator has a say in who the nominees are by nominating for their favorites throughout the year. Below you can take a look at this year’s incredible nominee list, and trust me, it’s a big one. The winners will be announced on March 31st. Read on for the skinny…
It is with great honour and pleasure that I announce the first annual Ghastly Awards for outstanding achievements in the horror comics industry. The Ghastly Awards have been created as a means for horror comic creators to nominate their peers for industry wide recognition. The organizing team of judges is currently seeking nominations for the various categories. Though this is only the year of inception, we could not be more excited to bring this to both the fans and the creators. Check out the official press release, more details on nominations, and links after the jump. Read on for the skinny…
Alien Anthology was the big winner of the 2011 Reaper Awards, taking three awards, including Best of Show. The Blu-ray collection, from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, also won for Best Extras and Best Packaging for its limited-edition alien egg set.
The Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honor the top horror and thriller titles of the past year. Eligible titles were released between Aug. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2011. Contenders were submitted by studios for consideration by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote.
Fox won a total of five awards, with Machete winning for Best Line of Dialogue (“Machete don’t text.”) and for Best Kill, for the scene in which Machete cuts open a guy’s stomach and uses his intestines as a rope to escape through a window. READ MORE
There isn’t really any doubt in anyone’s minds that BioShock Infinite is going to be amazing. But just to confirm the hell out of it, Infinite “won” 75 E3 editorial honors this year, just obliterating every other game. 39 of which were “game of show” awards.It seems like no one had anything negative to say at all about the game, which is incredible. See a full list of honors/sites past the break.
Limbo is a great game, it’s the only title I’ve ever given a perfect score to and is easily the most memorable experience I’ve had on XBLA thus far. Apparently, I’m not alone in my love for this game as it’s headed to win big at the upcoming Developers Choice Awards, where it’s been nominated for seven out of the ten possible categories.
Limbo’s art style, powerful atmosphere and story of a boy searching for his sister make it one of the more haunting experiences on XBLA and it’s ingenious use of puzzles and polished platforming make it one of the better games available on the platform. Head past the jump to find out which categories Limbo’s in the running for and what it’s going up against.
This has been a truly amazing year for survival horror games. By September 2009, records had already been broken as the genre raked in almost $150 million worth of thrills and chills. That was before a few heavy hitters like Dead Space: Extraction, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, and Left 4 Dead 2 hit retail shelves so by now it’s safe to say 2009 pretty much rocked. To commemorate such a fantastic time for horror fans we’ve come up with some awards dedicated solely to the horror genre. You won’t find a “Best Visuals”, “Best Music”, or even a “Game of the Year” award amongst the categories below; instead we’ve decided to focus on the little things. The more obscure but no less impressive feats.
Yes, we’re going to let you decide what you think is the best survival horror game of the year (coming soon) just like the past 2 years, but we have opinions too. Some of us even have good ones. Now you will read those opinions, varying in quality, but always interesting. So read on to see what we, your mentors and heroes consider to be the best horror games 2009 has to offer. After you finish allowing this beautiful wave of awesome opinions wash over you, you can shuffle on over to the comments section and let us know how much you disagree. READ MORE