X-Play's Game of the Year pick and the aftermath

Figured I'd start the first post of this blog with a rant...

First off, the post that started this mess.

LinkX-play pwns themselves with stupid GOTY pick

Now let's be clear. I don't like X-play by any stretch of the imagination. They are biased pricks who will give a game a low rating simply because they don't like the genre, then they will adapt a "We don't care" attitude.

However, the logic behind the above post is just plain stupid. Apparently a game MUST win it's category in order to win the game of the year. I have NEVER heard of that logic for ANY awards I've seen. Normally the criteria for each category is different. "____ of the year" isn't determined by the winners of the other categories. This isn't the NFL playoffs.

Still, I suppose I could see how someone could think that. However crazy it may seem, perhaps some gaming awards work like that...none that I've ever seen, but whatever.

It gets better though. Sarcastic Gamer started a "100 moments of 2008" countdown. Okay, every gaming site is doing some variation of a "Best of 2008". Some of the picks are worthy, others seem like filler.

And then we run into this.

X-play Botches GOTY pick

Oh geeze. You guys are killing me here.

"Fable 2, they picked Fable 2. Fable fricking 2. What in the wide world of sports would lead anyone to pick that game as game of the year with MGS4, Fallout 3 and other great titles clearly outclassing Fable 2 in every way."

So, not only do they bring up the "GOTY must win it's categories" shit again, but then they show JUST how biased they are. Apparently, they're mad NOT because both Fallout 3 and Fable 2 are RPGs, but instead that X-play picked Fable 2 over games like Metal Gear Solid 4 or Fallout 3. Because HEAVEN FORBID someone think that a game exists that might actually be better than those stated.

Now, MGS4 and Fallout 3 are awesome games. I'm not denying that. The point is that X-play picked a game that Sarcastic Gamer didn't feel was deserving of GOTY, so they blast it for it. The sad thing is that these things are usually based on opinion. So because someone A) doesn't agree with the pick and B) can't comprehend the logic behind said pick, then they don't know what the hell they're talking about.

Gotta love it hmmm?