Fallout 3 has been named ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joysticks, one of the gaming industry's biggest awards.
Wow... what a joke. FO3 wasn't even released this year. Plus the year isn't over.
To qualify for an award games had to be released between May 2008 and May 2009.
If May 08 - May 09 is the window, I pretty much agree with this pick. Maybe LBP instead. Loved Fallout 3, though. "Activision Blizzard, who are responsible for Call of Duty and Guitar Hero, were named publisher of the year." That's the real joke.
What "year" is this?...Typically anything awarded"....of the year" refers to CALENDER year
If it's May08 to May09 why are we only finding out now? A bit [email protected] dont you think?
@1.4 lmfao totally agreed. Isn't it a few months too late -.-
It all confuses me. Why bother when the window is so long ago? And could you really find anyone anywhere that thinks Acti are the best publisher in the world? Wouldn't MGS4, LBP nd Gears2 all fit that window as well, mind? FO3 really winds me up,tbh, not that it's a poor game as it clearly isn't but it's a long way from being perfect and a long way from being game of ANY year. As a massive fan of the first two fallout games I was REALLY up for seeing what Bethesda had managed with the new one-esp since Oblivion waas such a good(if amazingly buggy) game. SAdly, though, such high expectations of seeing a fave franchise return in brand new shooter/RPG hybrid form were always doomed to disappoint along the way. And s it did. Not only is it more buggy than Oblivion you can also find a LOT of that game recycled within the wastelands(from actors to scenery)and that can be very offputting and not immersive at all. There's then the FPshooting hich is terrible even with a decent, unbroken weapon-even Vats(great idea) fails a bit in my eyes for not matching it's numbers and feeling arbitrary in execution. I could go on but you would say I was nit picking, and rightly so, but a GOTY should stand up to a little of that shouldn't it? The story arc, level cap and samey questing are all other upsets for me and others--not game breaking but the kind of issues I don't want in a GOTY contender let alone winner! As I say it's sill a good game-just not a world beayer with many other games around that did what they set out to do a LOT more accurately than FO3 and Bethesda managed and that isn't even talking about the shoddy DLC! It kind of became the easy way out for polls and awards to decorate multipats like COD and this one but I just don't see them as fair winners myself. Bethesda, inparticulr, get a very soft ride over their awful QA and buggy games and DLC and they really shouldn't when no other dev makes the kind of errors they do time and time again. It's testament to how good they are otherwise that this gets forgotten so much but it really shouldn't. None of the other games I would have put up come anywhere near the number of tech issues that FO3 did and still does.
Ill hav 2 admit its my goty aswell, i mean i havnt spent over 100 hours on any other game this year infact i havnt spent 100 hours on ANY game this gen other then Fallout 3 Each 2 there own i guess - im all 4 ultraviolence
He is so busy with the crying routine AGAIN that he missed that little fact 1.1
Fallout 3 is an overated game. I rather play GTA4. Plus Mass Effect is better than Fallout 3. You can't argue Fallout 3 is better. Mass Effect is better in almost every major catagory of a game.
i've played GTAIV, Mass Effect and Fallout 3, GTAIV was by far the worst game i've played this gen, mass effect was good, and fallout 3 was better, it got near universal acclaim for good reason Definitely my GOTY
They'll say Fallout 3: GOTY edition since it was just released... but then again i've been playing it for hours on end everytime i turn my PS3 on. Bad adventuring/killing/looting addiction of mine. I have 8000+ caps and i accidentally didnt blow up Megaton and then overwrote my auto save file when i fast traveled.
MGS4 = 2008 GOTY
yeah wtf! i started filling in the golden joystick form a while back but when i had GTA4 as a possible game of the year I stopped right there, what the hell are these guys smoking?? GTA4 was released in 2008.
@mikeslemonade Mass Effect is good, but it feels outdated compared to Fallout 3. In ME you can't even kill npcs. Come on, that's so last gen. The detail in F3 on the other hand is incredible, there's more to discover and it has more lasting appeal.
Well deserved.. One of the best games I've played this year.
May 08 to May 09 for GOTY while EVERYBODY else Doesn't at the end of the year
But those games can be nominated next time, it's not like it's not like it's may-nov and the rest get ignored
I think Fallout 3 is an awesome game. Definitely the best during that time frame. I played the 360 version on my old roommate's 360, but I've since got my own place and am playing through the GOTY PS3 edition. I am so excited for more details about Fallout: New Vegas!!!!!!
I hate golden joysticks They make no sense This year you could STILL vote for COD4 as GOTY, a 2 year old game why? only games released the year of the GOTY awards should be allowed in.
LMAO This is hands down the silliest "news" I've ever read. Who makes their year begin and end in May and then reveal their winner in October? Way to go Golden Dipsticks!
Didn't the game came out October 2008???
It's funny how many people just comment without reading the news. The Golden Joysticks is an awards ceremony that happens every October to award games released May-May - nominations and voting take place in between which is why there's a big wait between the dates.
It wasn't even that good.
Why are people so terrible at tagging articles? It's got every channel EXCEPT PC.
Golden Joysticks = FAIL
Fallout may be too complex for some on this site. But that is one hell of a game. Bioware has dragon age coming soon. I want to see how that pans out, as they are my other favorite RPG developer.
I'm not saying it's a bad game by asking this, but what's really complex about it?
the game is fun, but the bugs and glitches makes it far from being a GOTY
Now if only it didn't play like a N64 game I love the setting and pip boy but the gameplay is stiffer than rigor mortis
Decent game but MGS4 was definitely the best in that range of time. And after that Killzone2 and Gears2 should come before Fallout3.
good game..but its a friggin joke to call it GOTY
What the [email protected] is going on?How come this game has been winning game of the year for the last two years.Did the gamming world lose there minds.The game came out 1 1/2 ago and its still up for game of the year and I dont want to hear how the game of the year edition can win game of the year 2009 when its game of the year 2008.Get a life.Theres better games then that.The game wasnt even really made for everyone where most games that are out now that are more of an audience base.The game is good but not that good.Play borderlands alot more fun has the same idea but way more action and less sleeping waiting for something to happen.Anyways I feel killzone2,drakes2,ratchet and clank,mwf2 should be up for GOTY.So in saying that golden joystick gets the golden shower from me.
Game of the year goes to the glitchiest game of all time? That's kind of lame...
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