Tyler Wilde of GamesRadar US writes:
Why wait a whole year to give out a pile of, let's face it, mostly meaningless awards?
There's the off chance that a brilliant sleeper hit will jump into the spotlight and capture our hearts this year, but for the most part we can fairly accurately predict which games are going to consume all of our free time in 2008. So, in the spirit of giving, and giving awards, which is so popular this time of year, we present The Preemptive 2008 Game Awards. That's right, we're awarding this year's best games in advance, and at the end of the year we'll simply pretend to have forgotten that we ever wrote this article so that we can give out the real 2008 awards.