X-Play Best of 2008 Winners

X-Play has announced its list of winners for the sixth annual X-Play Best of 2008 Awards. The whole list follows, but here is the Game of the Year video.

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PirateThom3598d ago

I'm just going to come out and say it.

I love Fable II. It's definitely one of the best games this year... but GOTY?

If XPlay were 360 bias, then Gears 2 certainly... but Fable 2?

And the lack of LittleBigPlanet nomination is questionable.

ICUP3598d ago

LittleBigPlanet have the overall highest score this year and didn't get a nomination?

M$ to X-Play:

The check is in the mail. :)

Eiffel3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

A magic "10" does not mean a game is good in a review, just the person who reviewed the game enjoyed it. LBP was just a overly hyped side scroller that got delayed "RIGHT" before release... but of course thats my opinion of its existence in my view, many people out there have a different opinion.

Bring on the disagrees fanboys!

ThatCanadianGuy3598d ago

Funny you should mention it eiffel.

That's how i feel about gears 2.An overhyped glitch infested 3rd person shooter that got rushed out months before it should have.

The texture loading problems,horrid matchmaking issues.Ugh

Eiffel3598d ago

I'm a 360 fan and I heartily agree, I'm really hating the game I hated the first one to begin with but I'm tired of the constant invites from people to lazy to just invite people manually.

Gears of War 2 was just not appealing to me.

Phaqutomb3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

Best Art Direction

* LittleBIGPlanet

what type of nomination is best art direction?

mikeslemonade3598d ago

X-play was never a good source for critical gaming reviews, previews, and news. Everything they show is advertisement oriented than it's critical about the games. Wait for the GOTY compilations and MGS4 will have the most wins. MGS4 can't win them all because there's always these biased websites.

Magic_The_Celt3598d ago

Yeah fable II is an awesome game, i love western RPG's

but GOTY it is not, not even close.

earwax3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

Don't worry.......MGS4 will get best Cartoon of the year since it was more that then game. Oh,and where was Little Big Turd? Boo-hoo

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ultimolu3598d ago

...MGS4 should have gotten GOTY. :|
Oh well.

chaosatom3598d ago

LBP was their FAVORITE game that I heard sessler and morgan talking about constantly.

And it didn't make the nomination? psffffff.

umair_s513598d ago

Who Cares thought Mgs 4 should win

WANNA GET HIGH3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

LOL at there awards.Well people have different opinions.Lets just wait till the offical video game awards and see who wins GOTY.My money is on mgs4 or gears2.
But when u look at the amount of awards they gave mgs4 to u can see why they did not want to give it goty.!!!!!

jaysquared3598d ago Show
solidjun53598d ago

it's'll play it one day and retract that statement.

Danja3598d ago

Can't agree MGS4 is GOTY..

even Fallout 3 is a better game than Fable 2

ArmrdChaos3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

I can see this is going to turn into a pom pom waving cat fight. Who the hell cares who wins these things. OMG they didn't give it to MSG4...BS they didn't give it to Gears. Cry me a river...are you all going to jump off of a bridge if YOUR game of choice doesn't win? This is all subjective...conspiracy theories or not. I have a little secret to make your lives a little better...


The rest is all bull$hit. If you wish to get caught up in all this review/reward nonsense then you are a contributing part to the larger problem on this site. Corporate cheerleaders looking for reasons beat their chests and give the finger to their chosen opposition. You all need to grow up.

gambare3598d ago

uh? they didn't put GeoW2 in any category? of course, it piss me that MGS4 didn't won GOTY but at least GeoW2 deserved something... what a site...

Jamegohanssj53598d ago

Danja, you didn't like Failout 3 either? I am finally glad some one see's that game like I do.


Timesplitter143598d ago

this is what I think of people like you

Aclay3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

@ jaysquared,

Have you even played a Metal Gear Solid game before playing MGS4? Because if you have, then you wouldn't be complaining about not liking cutscenes being longer than 5 minutes because other MGS games like Metal Gear Solid 2 and MGS3 had plenty of cutscenes that lasted over 10 minutes, and some cutscenes were 15 minutes or more in those games.

MGS4 is a game for the Metal Gear Solid fans, and I can tell that you aren't one and I can tell that you aren't used to MGS games or haven't played a MGS game before playing MGS4.

Jamegohanssj53598d ago

ROFL, Timesplitters. You get bubbles.


jaysquared3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

Lol.. Nice picture did you draw that yourself? If you look back at my comments i've always said that I could care less if MGS4 comes to the 360 or not because either way I will not buy it. Just not my type of game.. So it wouldn't really effect me if it comes to the 360 or not but i'm pretty sure there a lot of 360 owners who would love to have it come specially if they only own one console. So if it comes or not it won't matter but I do love to see things blow up on Sony fans faces specially the ones here in N4G. I loved hearing how R2 and LBP flopped because they were labeled by N4G Sony fans as 360 killers.

@Acaly- I haven't played any of the other MGS games except the first 5 minutes of the first one. I tried MGS IV because of the hype and i thought being older maybe i would have the patients for the cut scenes but just didn't enjoy it. I know everybody has different taste and MGSIV just isn't my GOTY.

@battleaxe- Yes I dont own a PS3 but i do have a friend who has one and has MGSIV. He's not too much of a gamer he mainly bought the PS3 for Blu Ray. So I started playing it at his house.. Now I do understand you can skip the cut scenes but MGS IV is a great game because of the story and not the game itself. Everybody says the story is what makes MGS IV great and not the game itself so I didn't want to skip the cutscenes.

Peow3598d ago

Start, down, x. Simple as that.

chewy3173598d ago

omg i rather mgs4 got the goty and not the other awards... oh well theres still the spike vga awards...

Maxned3598d ago

So Fable II trumps games like...
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Gears of War 2
Metal Gear Solid 4


Really X-Play?

BattleAxe3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

@ Jaysquared,

C'mon, admit to the fact that you've never played MGS4. If you have played it then you would know that you don't have to watch the cut scenes.

I would find it very hard to believe that you own a PS3 because of your XBOX fanboy nature. All of your comments are fanboy comments, so grow up and/ or move it into the open zone.

As far as I'm concerned, theres a whole list of you guys that I'd like to give to the site administrator to have you banned 4 life. Go to the xbox 360 web site forums for goodness sake.

Sarcasm3598d ago

No Gears of War 2 in any category?

G4TV is ran by Sony!!!


MGS4 is my GOTY though.

solidt123598d ago

I agree with these only but who decides these things. I don't know a single person on N4G that would agree that Fable II is game of the year. Most would say Gears 2 or MGS4.

Best Action/Adventure Game

* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Sports Game

* Madden NFL 09

Best RPG

* Fallout 3

Best New Character

* Drebin 893 – Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Art Direction

* LittleBIGPlanet

Best Animation

* NBA 2K9

Best Original Soundtrack

* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Sound Design

* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Time_Is_On_My_Side3598d ago

That's why reviews become so bias because it's subjective not objective. Everyone should be an objective critic not a subjective critic, emotions shouldn't ever control a review, facts should. That's the bottom line and the sole reason why I am going to create a site to filter objective critics.

Whether my site will do good or not is another thing, but at least it will be heading in the right direction.

kunit22c3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

I like how everyone is only talking about which game they think should have won, but i want to talk about how bad this artical is and how it already said which game Xplay had as GOTY i didnt like that, and also the video how they didnt say why each game was nominated or why Fable 2 won sure thye said a little bit but i want a little more. Then I think Little Big Planet should have won and here are my reasons, first of all its not a sequal it is a completely original idea unlike most of the other nominations, and i just like multi player games with online better, sure i like games like metal gear solid were i can play them and beat them but then after that i cant do anything with it, thats why i for one would have chose Little Big Planet.

Rock Bottom3598d ago

Game of the Year
* Fable II
Best RPG
* Fallout 3

So Fallout is a better RPG game than Fable 2, but Fable 2 is a better... game, that's just stupid, simple logic would scream "freaken idiots".

cherrypie3598d ago

Here come the conspiracies and sour-grapes.

If you **PLAYED** Fable II, you'd know why X-Play made it Game of the Year.

phosphor1123598d ago

I'll rage beyond Leonidus' madness. Gears 1 was a good game, gears 2 is also a good game, but its not amazing nor great. Yes, Cliffy B did make it "bigger, better" but they didn't make it any more bad ass. They can't take the same Kill.switch mechanics (that NEVER gets enough credit since Gears 1 took it all) and add stuff like chainsaw battles. In my opinion, I think its lame. They really didn't bring ANYTHING new to the table.

No, I'm not butthurt about anything either, before anyone asks. Gears didn't bring anything new to the table. My list for GOTY

1. MGS4
2. Fallout 3
3. Fable 2
These games, I feel strongly about

These games were good, but just don't cut it.
4. idk, Left 4 Dead
5. Resistancee 2 maybe
6. Gears of War 2

romemac73598d ago

i have fable2 and it's in no wayz GOTY, this people are just crazy in every way. MGS4 should have got GOTY hands down. i mean MGS4 wins in 4 categories but don't wins GOTY? GTFO that's beyond dumb.


prowiew3598d ago

This is a surprise!. Fable 2 winning the big prize. Defintely deserve it. I said it before, fable 2 is my game of the year.

herbaldoctor73598d ago

if its good them why are more people playing cod4 modern warfare then left 4 dead. a game that came out a year ago. xplay sucks they are sellouts. valve games are trash they lost there majic.

godofthunder103598d ago

I'm tired of hearing ps3 fanbopys cry every time some one saying they don't like MGS4.They claim they the reason the people don't like MGS4 is because they hate Sony and they are 360 fanboys.They even have some ps3 fanboys claiming the reason people hate MGS4 is because they have a 360 because they are to poor to buy a ps3 and they are jealious.On the other hand it's alright for every one of them to hate Halo3,GOW 1&2,Fable,and every other 360 exclusive they have.people like these are hypercrits.

If they have an article that have positive news about the 360 they will say it's a lie even when they know it's true.If it's negative news about the 360 they will agree with it even if they know it's a lie.If it's news about the ps3 the exact damn people will do the opposite and it's ridiculious and they are only makeing an a** out of themselfs showing how big of a hypercrit they are.360 fanboys do the same thing.It's pathetic to see people act like they are 5 or 6 years old fighting over a stupid video game system.

Ps3 fanboys claim that the only reason people are saying they hate MGS4 is because they are 360 fanboys.Well i guess that's why they all say that hate every game on the 360 because they are ps3 fanboys.The fact is that they have a lot of people that hate MGS4.

I hate the MGS game series.I think that it has the stupidest story line in the history of video games.Then we have all those useless cut scenes.If i wanted to watch something for almost 3hrs i would watch a movie.if i wanted to play a video game i play another game beside MGS4 because you watch more then you play.Then we have ps3 fanboy saying that Sony didn't advertize enough for LBP and that is why it didn't sell well.The fact is that LBP is nothing but a childish wouldn't have sold sh*t either if it was on the 360.If it was on the wii it would have sold over a million in it's first few days out.I'll admitt that i wish that R1&2 and [email protected] would be on the 360 to because i would have bought them already because they are good games and KZ2 look like it will be to maybe even game of the year.

Fanboys act like all the games on the system they have is good and all the ones on the other one isn't.the fact is that people have different opponion.Just because a person love MGS4 it doesn't mean every one will.The fact is that they will have a lot of people that hate it and that goes for every game on the ps3 and 360.

I have a 360 and i love it and i wouldn't trade it for a ps3 for anything but that's my choice.Fanboys of both system act like it's a fact that the system they have is better.The fact is that it's just their opponion.They might love the system like they have like i do.Then they have people that don't like the other system and they have the right to choose the one they want.The best system for a person is the one that has the games they like on it if a person like halo,GOW1&2,fable and so on then the 360 is the system they should get.Then on the other hand i wouldn't buy a 360 if i like R 1&2,MGS4,i would buy a ps3 instead.

PistolPumptMonk3598d ago

Ever sit back and ask yourself, "Why do I only have 1 bubble?"

I challenge you to do this, and realize that the answer is, you have no intelligence.

Just because you write essays for comments doesn't mean they are even slightly legitimate. Please, for the love of all on N4G, just stop talking.

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N4Flamers3598d ago

I still have 5 bubbles. I try to be fair with my comments. What i dont get is how if there is a 360 article sony fans get on the gamerzone killzone 2 this and that.

on topic
Im sorry I love fable 2 all ready got 800 msp for the dlc and I was like wtf. If you can read that last sentence you have to be a gamer. I havent played MGS4 but I love the MGS series, but people should understand that not everyone will love it. I thought some of their nominations were just plain out retarded, like too human for using the right stick, that game would have been better if they didnt use the right stick. I dont think they are biased because I think gears2 > fable2 and it didnt get it.

idlewild_3598d ago

so, fable 2 couldn't even get RPG of the year, but it's somehow goty, makes perfect sense

JsonHenry3598d ago

I have to agree - this is game of the year. Not movie of the year. Even though MGS4 was fun, it would not make my GoTY award list either. Fallout 3 is probably my GoTY award.

But hey - we all have tastes that differ.

supahbad3598d ago

anyone who says that fable2 is better than fallout3 has not played them both for more than twenty seconds, especially if you are saying to other people that they need to play fable2, to see how it is goty.

for me i cant decide between FO3 and MGS4. they are both my GOTY, oh and BTW 2008>2007

callahan093598d ago

In my opinion, Metal Gear Solid 4 should have won.

But I also think Fable 2 is one of the best games of the year, and I can understand why they chose it.

What I can NOT understand, however, is how they didn't even give Fable 2 the best RPG award, and they gave Metal Gear Solid 4 more individual awards than any other game, and yet somehow Fable 2 wins Game of the Year? Makes really no sense.

kindi_boy3598d ago

Game of the Year
Fable 2

best RPG
Fallout 3

i stopped there....

What the hell.........................


Bubble Buddy3598d ago

jay - I don't have much "patients" with stupid idiots like you.

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KingDizzi3598d ago

F*** me Fable II? Everyone has there own opinion but dang, this is just retarded.

NDN_Shadow3598d ago

People can have opinions!
But opinions are stupid!

Wait, what?

cmrbe3598d ago

there is nothing wrong with people having different opinions on subjects but that dosent mean some other people won't see other's opinion as stupid.

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dexterwang3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

I agree, and I'm really not bashing the 360 when I say Fable 2 is a flawed gem. If we were missing heaving hitting titles like MGS4, LBP or Geow2, sure... fable 2 deserves it... but comeon!?

If you put it in perspective, that means:
Fable2, IMO an ambitious but shallow game > MSG4, LBP, Geow2, Fallout3, R2...

Yes its an opinion and yes we have the right to call it stupid

Homicide3598d ago

Fable II is amazing. I would buy a 360 just for that game.

Jager3598d ago

Ha, thats idiotic... why buy a console for a game that coming to the PC to begin with?

Critical_Hit3598d ago (Edited 3598d ago )

What's surprising is that Fallout 3 won best RPG, but then Fable II won Game of the Year. What category is Fable II in again? I mean, it was already beaten by Fallout 3 in its own category wasn't it? Anyways, everyone has their opinion and congratulations to Fable II.

uxo223598d ago

I have both Fable II and MGS4 and I feel that either one of them could have won GOY. That fact that Fable II won it doesn't surprise me and is definitely a viable winner.

If MGS4 would have won, I woundn't have had a problem with that either.

I don't know why so many of you guys turn to name calling and bashing with you don't get your way. It really is pretty childish.

cherrypie3598d ago

Yes, F*** you, crybaby. Fable II is Game of the Year according to XPlay.

supahbad3598d ago

spike and the VGA will give GOTY to FO3 i guarantee it because they gave it to oblivion way back when, and that is a game that deserves it. this nerdy tv station sucks and they only ever talk about old crappy games, rather than interviewing real people in the industry today, and when you watch they are so biased. its not the job of reporters to give their opinions, but you see them do it all the time.

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TheHater3598d ago

Someone please tell me that a joke.

chaosatom3598d ago

it's a joke.

Gtaiv story was a joke imo.


The only award GTA4 should win is MOST OVER HYPED GAME IN HISTORY.Other than that it should not win any single wawrd this year.

My GoD i hate gta4 so much... >:(

mrdxpr23598d ago

@ wanna get high sorry but that award should go every year go to halo3 cause dain that game was so hover hyped for nothign but GTA4 comes at a very close 2nd in my opinion

ReservoirDog3163598d ago

I could understand if you thought the gameplay was kinda boring, but the writing in GTA IV was almost perfect.

OOG3598d ago

yeah sry GTA 4 has the best writing in a game............

PistolPumptMonk3598d ago

I seriously don't understand why you guys hate GTA IV so much. What could it have done to make you happy? It brought the series into the next generation with a story that was legitimately one of the best I have ever seen in a game. Play it all the way through and then HONESTLY tell me the story was terrible.

I know its easy to jump on the "I hate GTA IV" bandwagon, but I ask that you guys at least play through the game before making that judgment. I really don't know what they could have done to make you happy. The gameplay is perfectly tuned, and every aspect of the game is 10 times better than any previous game in the series.

I know a lot of people disagree with these opinions of mine, but I really just don't understand why.

N2NOther3597d ago (Edited 3597d ago )

It did have the best writing. So no, it's not a joke.

What could it have done to make them happy? I'm guessing that it wasn't as silly and goofy and OtT as the others so that's why they didn't like it...Also, they felt it the missions were too boring...Me? I couldn't put it down. Definitely MY Game of the Year.

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