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Fallout 3 Crowned Game of the Year (Golden Joystick Awards)

Fallout 3 has been named ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joysticks, one of the gaming industry's biggest awards.

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Pennywise3274d ago

Wow... what a joke. FO3 wasn't even released this year. Plus the year isn't over.

mithril3274d ago

To qualify for an award games had to be released between May 2008 and May 2009.

Megaton3274d ago (Edited 3274d ago )

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.

Mr_Bun3274d ago

What "year" is this?...Typically anything awarded"....of the year" refers to CALENDER year

monkey6023274d ago

If it's May08 to May09 why are we only finding out now?

A bit [email protected] dont you think?

WildArmed3274d ago

@1.4
lmfao totally agreed.
Isn't it a few months too late -.-

mastiffchild3274d ago

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.

Hellsvacancy3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

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

Jack Klugman3273d ago

He is so busy with the crying routine AGAIN that he missed that little fact 1.1

mikeslemonade3273d ago

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.

Nihilism3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

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

ThanatosDMC3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

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.

Perjoss3273d ago

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.

BYE3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

@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.

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Jack Klugman3273d ago

Well deserved.. One of the best games I've played this year.

Elvfam5113273d ago

May 08 to May 09 for GOTY while EVERYBODY else Doesn't at the end of the year

Nihilism3273d ago

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

Feral Gamer3273d ago (Edited 3273d ago )

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!!!!!!

AliTheBrit193273d ago

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.

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