You’ve sat through four Paranormal Activities and barely batted an eyelid, you watch Saw for breakfast, while chowing down on your cornflakes, but these games came along and the living daylights are now scared from your very being.
A crowded genre to be sure, the best FPS’s of the last year have had to work their socks off to stand out from the crowd, giving you the best shooter action around. An ever-popular genre, these nominees have done that magical bit extra to distance themselves from the pack, putting you in creative situations through which you had to make like Arnie and decimate the opposition.
Resolutely old-school in design, the humble platformer has been an industry stalwart synonymous with fun, pick up and play gameplay. The best platformers of the year combined classic gameplay with innovative new features and slick mechanics that made them a true joy to play.
To get a game out the door takes a lot of organisation and often a huge amount of backing. This is where the publishers turn up. Orchestrating the release or taking a risk on a new IP is no easy task.
I have to start by saying, we live in an age where you can play full blooded, top quality games, that provide hundreds of hours of play time…..FOR FREE. Thats just incredible and this award category salutes all those games that strive to be a part of that almost crazy sounding business model.
This generation has seen a seismic shift from traditional expansion packs to bite-sized downloadable content. Seldom does a game get released now without a flurry of additional content following swiftly behind, and it’s become harder than ever to know which bits will be worth buying.
Gaming on the go has evolved significantly with the development of mobile games in the last few years, and yet the handheld console still holds a special place in our hearts.
Mobos are the body of the PC and allow data to flow around the various hardware components. We all know that PC gamers can be like Dr Frankenstein when it comes to building their rigs, so this award will go to those motherboards that provide excellent build quality...