Our end of the year celebrations as we talk about games we didn't play at all and ones we played a little too much
It's nearing the end of the year so we thought we'd gather together our favourite games of 2014. Except it seems we didn't play a lot of the big video games this year. So our awards ended up being a little more unconventional than most seem to expect. Bear with us, as we go through the games we highlighted of 2014.
The Broken Ass Piece of Junk Award for Broken Gameplay and Lack of Foresight
- Nominees: Assassin's Creed: Unity, DriveClub, the Crew, Halo: The Masterchief Collection, Sonic Boom
- Winner: 5:55
The Alfred P. Bland Memorial for Game We Didn't Play But is Probably Okay
- Nominees: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire & Omega Ruby, Geometry Wars 3, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
- Winner: 13:20
The Wow, Really? Prize for Game We Didn't Play But Heard is Great
- Nominees: Dragon Age Inquisition, Hearthstone, Sunset Overdrive, Bayonetta 2, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
- Winner: 18:10
Please Understand Award for Baffling Decision Made by a Console Manufacturer
Nominees: Limited Amiibo Launch, Sony Vita lawsuit, Sony PlayStation 4 Firmware 2.0, Collapse of Xbox TV, Kinect removal from Xbox One
The Best Game Most People Didn’t Play
- Nominees: Threes, Banner Saga, Hitman Go, Bayonetta 2, Picross E 4, Pushmo World
- Winner: 37:00
The Hurts So Good Medal for Cruel and Unusually Brilliant Game Design: No Man's Wharf in Dark Souls 2 - 37:50
Skinner Box Memoriam Prize For Shut Up I Don’t Have Problem: Destiny's Endgame - 40:30
The Friendship Annihilation Efficiency Memorial Award: JS Joust and the Sportsfriends - 43: 50
Occupied Commuter’s Fund for Game That Nearly Made Arman Vomit: Threes - 46:00
The Mappy the Mouse Cop Memorial Scholarship for Best Appearance by Mappy in a Video Game: Pacman's Taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 49:00
Grimaldi’s Wizard Wardrobe For Fantasy Game That Filled the Void: Witcher 2 - 52:00
The JRPG Dowry Prize for Most Successful Shotgun Wedding: Persona Q’s Battle System - 54:00
Our individual prizes will have a full write up on the site, filled with details about why the award exists and why each game won, later in the week.
We used the following Music: From the Free Music Archive, "Watashi" by Johnny_Ripper, "Unanswered Questions" and "Winner Winner" by Kevin MacLeod. "Live to Die" in the Dark Souls II soundtrack, "eXplore 2" from the Destiny Soundtrack, Sportsfriends' Main theme, Mappy's Main theme, "A Nearly Peaceful Place" from the Witcher 2 Soundtrack and "Maze of Life" from Persona Q's soundtrack.
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