Like every year on August 15th a jury of journalists will assign the Gamescom Awards, and today the event’s organizers sent in the list of nominees for the ceremony, selected between 140 entries.
I find it a little strange that the order 1886 is nominated for the best action game (in general) along with evolve and FC 4, but couldn't get a nomination under the best Sony game (that includes FC 4 and Evolve). O well. Im surprised Quantum break wasn't nominated for anything; unless they just nominated games that are playable (and QB isn't playable)
It always happens on every award show. The Playstation/Xbox Game lists are always filled with non-exclusives games. They should include all Playstation games that are going to be at the show: Driveclub, The Order, LBP3, Uncharted 4, until Dawm, etc...
Usually it's only games that are playable on the show floor. That's why you never see the big surprise announce games getting awards.
was thinking about this to but ron_danger made it clear
What I want to know is how the hell they nominate games before the show even starts. I think it's BS. Have nominations after the first day of Gamescom and picks on the last day. At least then you can say you played them.
Gaming journalism is getting weirder and weirder..
You are right. DualShockers is leading this cringe worthy trend.
Good job Nintendo :) Looking forward Splatoon, kudos to featuring playable games!
As expected. I can play the best ps4 games on my xbox. Im gonna have my cake and eat it too. Oh yeah, lmfao too.
I didn't know The Last of Us Remastered got released for the xbone too.
@Fanboykilla um, no, no you can't
I didnt know Infamous Second Son, The Last of Us Remastered, MLB14 The Show, Killzone Shadow Fall, Drive Club, The Order 1886, Bloodbourne and LittleBigPlanet3 were all going to be playable on Xbox One. Because the funny thing is I already have Xbox Ones best game Titanfall and Im about to pick up Plants Vs Zombie Garden Warfare and Dead Rising 3.....all without needing an Xbox One.
Money Money Money, It sure plays a lot into these type of awards... I am looking forward to Gamescom and ALL of the wonderful games. But I think winning game of the show is nothing compared to final product. I think a lot of these types of awards are mainly marketing tools and the ones coughing up the most money sure helps...
Bloodborne am cry.
I *think* bloodborne is nowhere to be seen because Sony did not provide any actual playable gameplay to the jury. But I might be wrong.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Anyway, really weird nominees list.
@imt558 My thoughts exactly....
@Abriael You forgot to highlight Little Big Planet under the Best Family Game Section. This list makes absolutely no sense to me. How are they rewarding/nominating games that aren't out or fully playable. I get Forza Horizon 2 being on here, because when you play a racing game that's pretty much how it is (why is DriveClub missing???), but The Order, Dying Light, Far Cry 4, AC: Rouge, Sunset, and more shouldn't be on this list, unless these games are secretly done, and waiting for a holiday release.
Where's Quantum Break? :(
Here is the reason theses awards seem random and otherwise a bit crap. Summed up well by Drencrom(neogaf) - http://www.neogaf.com/forum... Games must not have been shown at any other public event before GC and it's a paid submission. Summary of rules - The organizer charges a nominal fee of EUR 450 plus legal VAT per game or product. With this, the game or product can be submitted into up to five different categories. In the case that a game or product is submitted into more than five categories, a surcharge of EUR 200 plus legal VAT is to be paid. If one game or product is submitted just into one category a nominal fee of EUR 260 plus legal VAT is to be paid. No discounts are available. The nominal fee is not reimbursed, neither in full nor in part, in the case that multiple categories are merged and a submission is then taken into account in fewer categories. ￼Prerequisites The submitted games/products must: • Games and products submitted for the gamescom award by exhibitors at gamescom must not be published on the German or the home market of the submitting company or made available in any other form to the public before the correspondent gamescom edition of the current year. The announced publishing date for the game or product on the home market of the submitting company or the German market must be in the year following the gamescom. • be displayed in the exhibitor‘s entertainment section and be playable by the audience • be full-version products (Add-ons do not qualify)
Thanks for sharing.
Wow, that's bullcrap if true. I think that the video game industry isn't as 'professional' as it could be. I mean this would be considered bribery if some big movie award shows, etc. would do this. Edit: I don't know if my comment makes any sense. I'm just angry at this, confused, tired and coincidentally also slightly drunk :/
I'm tired, uncaring and fairly high and it makes perfect sense :P Anyway, it's not just the gaming industry that suffers from a lack of professionalism, most large industries seem to operate by their own standards instead of the customers. Just look at GM or most banks for further examples.
Seems a bit crap that the titles must not have been seen at any other event but gamescom. Odd rule
this is strange ..
That makes my head spin. :(
But gamescom hasn't even started, how can they nominate already?
A bit early to nominate some of these games...
best online/sports game to forza horizon 2? what a joke, what's more social and sportive than A DRIVE CLUB? A CLUB!!!!? and best action and console game to Ori and the Blind Forest you got to be kidding me
You do know that Forza Horizon 2 can have up to 1000 people in a club, and Drive Club you can have up to 6. and there is more to do then just race.
yeah because i have 1000 friends to play with lol, you cant't even play with so many ppl in the same area lol, DRIVECLUB is more competitive, more nice, you have 6 REAL FRIENDS PLAYING AT THE SAME TIME, no one stops you to make a clan of clubs till you have 100000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000 ppl lol at dat mad xbox logic, so sad
@opproject So let me get this straight, you are using the Titanfall defense of 6 ppl make it more competitive, which I agree with and was used wildly in fanboy wars, but then go on to insult xbox logic. You sir, lose this game logic, better luck next time.
Sounds like you have some deep seeded mental issues.
Someone is mad that Xbox games are being nominated...
and you think will change from sony domination worldwide ? keep dreaming buddy sony have the best 1st studios wait till santa monica,GG,quantic dreams joins naughty dog good luck to the xbox lololololololol
*looks at comment above* Someone is mad that Xbox games are being nominated...
Its paid for by MS I wouldnt worry about it. This whole thing is basically who had the most money at the time to submit the most games.
It's worrying if Sony didn't have $450. That's the cost of submitting a game to this.
gamescom has not even started how can they already announce nominees if the main events and announcements haven't happened yet?
So its not about 1080p or 60fps, Its about games. Xbox One wins hands down
how is that, explain to me like to a 5 year old kid, it's about games? xbox for 2014 has Ryse, Forza 5, Forza h2, Sunset overdrive, Halo collection sony has Knack, Killzone shadow fall/killzone shadow fall intercept, infamous second son, infamous first light, the last of us remastered, driveclub, little big planet 3, destiny exclusive content, planet side 2, deep down beta, 1080p, 60fps, EDIT @gamerfan0909, then you name them dude
You conveniently didn't name all of the Xbox One games.
Project Spark, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Killer Instinct, Titanfall, Fable Legends Beta, Halo 5 Beta, MCC, Below, D4, Ori, Cobalt, FM5, Sunset Overdrive, Dance Central Spotlight, Forza Horizon 2, CupHead, Inside etc. Though you need to take out Deep Down (Japan Only) and LBP3 is also on PS3. And ill take out Titanfall and FH2 Loll and you're trying to include dlc as a plus might as well add the Xbox exclusive dlc also
Off the top of my head this year for X1 - Titanfall, Project Spark, Sunset Overdrive, F Horizon 2 , Master Chief Collection, Ori and the Blind Forest, Cuphead, D4 , Fantasia , Below and more, like the Halo 5 + Fable Legends Beta etc (I didn't include the new exclusives announced for China and Japan's launch cos I'm not sure if these games will get a worldwide release.) From your list - KZ: Intercept and Infamous : 1st light are just expansion packs (guess that means I can add KI season 2 to the X1 list). And you're listing Destiny exclusive content?!?!?!? (Lol, smh) In that case you might as well add COD:AW + Dragon Age Inquisition dlc and early access to every future EA game thanks to EA Access to the X1 list. Also , Infamous, Killzone, Knack,Driveclub, First Light, Intercept, Destiny (+ it's exclusive content,) are not 1080p/60fps on the PS4, soooo what's your point?
No it doesn't.
yes its about how much you pay the show to have your game in the nominations, nothing to do with rez, graphics, gameplay or anything else, just money.
@StifflerK are you really listing "Below" and "Cuphead" and "killer instinct"?!? Ps4 got more console exclusive Download only, Free to play and Indie games this is not speculation this is factual. Xbox one got 2 full retail games so far in 2014 Titanfall and Kinect sports rival Ps4 Final Fantasy 14 MLB 14 Infamous The last of us remastered. Since vgx awarded best ps3 and xbox360 Best Ps3 games has always been ps3 exclusives, Can't say the same for 360.
It's pretty strange how they determined the overall best games on each console. Glad to see sunset overdrive on there
This list and the rules don't make since. Seems like its all about the show vs what is actually good.
yikes scary what it says about the order and driveclub that they aren't on th best sony games list . not a good sign .
bet microsoft had to get there wallet out here
Who doesn't like a fat wallet compared to one that's skinny and almost empty. Lol
What do you except Sony hasn't got any good games on ps4 so far don't blame microsoft
With a name like yours I wouldn't expect you to say anything none trollish.
Did he just call The Last of Us a bad game?
Anyone else find it funny that none of playstations exclusive games are on there 5 games list
Nope none of them are any good sorry. Drive club is a subpar arcade racer, it will be spanked by The Crew, Forza Horizon 2, and Project Cars. The rest are a joke. Sony Ponies are the punch line.
say that to the 8+ milps4 owners unlike fai lskypebox with only 4mil lol
@souga_houjou_jin So Justin Bieber has millions of fans that don't make his music any good. Please type in English or not at all I refuse to read what ever your trying to insult me with. Edit: ok after I found a slow monkey to translate for me. I think what you are trying to say is: You should discuss that with the 8+ million current PS4 owners. Where as the "failskypebox" currently has a poultry 4million (5+ actually). LOL
Looks like we have some time travelers here.
Just like my German friends, always a little peculiar.
Oh, goodie. Now we get to argue about the quality of games none of us have ever played. Great!
Seriously that's because Sony fan boys like Sony exclusives doesn't mean everyone in the world like it
Same can be said about the bone fanboys, what's your point ?
the same goes for nintendo and MS exclusives, so whats your point?
Sad days, when even game nominations are pay to win
Just some list made by a bunch of random weirdos, I got my own list inside my head which is much better and more reasonable.