Thursday, November 3, 2011

VGA Game of the Year Nominees: This Is Stupid

Here's the nominees for Game Of The Year in the upcoming Video Game Awards. Tell me how this works:

Zelda: Skyward Sword, a game that's not released yet and hasn't been played by the majority of players is up for Game of the Year. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is also there.

Since an award show processes the ballots before the announcements are made, that means that the ballots probably went out about a month ago to give everyone time to fill it out.

One month ago, only one of those games (Portal 2) was currently released.

The other four games weren't released yet. Since many times a game is not released until it is complete, some of these games were "reviewed" in an incomplete state, where they were christened nominees for Game of the Year in that state.

Here's the kicker: Is anyone surprised by the list? Is there any game on this list that surprises you? Or, is it correct to say that the games you thought would be on the list are there, more or less?

And we wonder why people have problems with video game criticism.

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