OXCGN’s Game of the Year Awards for 2012
The world did not end this year
by David Hilton
©2012 David Hilton
With all the attention on the impending Mayan apocalypse it would have been fitting to look at the state of gaming at the end of 2011 and wonder if the gaming world might also end.
While there was initially some optimism that new major next gen consoles would be announced at this year’s E3, only the Wii U actually was a next gen certainty and the limits of current gen consoles had seemingly been reached.
On top of that, gaming sequels continued to dominate game releases.
It looked like the end could be nigh for big release gaming of the AAA variety in the near future.
However the quality of this year’s titles shows that gaming is very much alive and though many studios and franchises faltered this year, more succeeded with some of the best games this gaming generation.
With a huge renaissance gaming year promised for 2013 in the form of new generation consoles, let’s look at 2012 as the last big battle of this current console generation for top gaming honours.
We gave our readers a chance in a poll to decide their 2012 Game of the Year, and the results came in with the beautiful and clever Playstation exclusive downloadable title, Journey. Now it’s our turn.
OXCGN’s 2012 Reader GOTY
Gamers voted, but will the VGAs get it right?
by Nicholas Laborde
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
For five wonderful years, OXCGN has been bringing the gaming community in Australia and abroad the best opinionated pieces in the gaming space.
This year, we decided to have two separate Game of the Year awards: one for the readers, and a second traditional one decided by our staff.
You voted, and the results are in.
Who did you pick?
What It Needs To Be A Success
©2011 Nicholas Laborde
If you didn’t hear, Borderlands 2 was sort of revealed by Gearbox Software leader Randy Pitchford in a conversation; if that’s not good enough for you, they filed a trademark on the name ‘Borderworlds‘ a while back. It may be unconfirmed, but a sequel is definitely on its way.
While this is all good and exciting, this immediately brings to mind what they’ll do next.
Details are nonexistent at this point, but this is what I want Gearbox to present to us on our second looting-spree of Pandora (if that’s even the setting this time). Read on and see what Borderlands 2 needs to not suck!
OXCGN’s GOTY 2009 Reader’s Poll
Have Your Say
© 2009 David Hilton
The end of another year approaches and game journalists everywhere are deciding what gaming masterpiece deserves Game Of The Year 2009. But what about the average gamer?
OXCGN thinks you should have a say too and we would be interested to see what you think. Now don’t just decide your choice should be dictated by metacritic or other GOTY announcements: your GOTY should be the one YOU ENJOYED the most.
It doesn’t have to have the best graphics, or be only on Xbox 360 because this is mainly a 360 site, or be the most critically acclaimed of the lot.
Get your mates involved and let’s see what the average gamer thinks. OXCGN’s own GOTY announcement will be coming soon.