The 2013 Vidya Gaem Awards

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Blunder of the Year

for setting a new standard for failure

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Aliens: Colonial Marines promised far too much, that's no secret. However, while the fans were expecting a slight disappointment, they still hoped for a great game regardless. They didn't get one. Plagued with terrible glitches and immersion-killing issues, the game ends up being one of those titles people forget even exists after a couple weeks. What was I writing about again?
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Gearbox Software
Remember all those fantastic trailers we saw years ago? That intuitive AI? That wonderful script, that fantastic music, and those amazing visuals? Man those would have been cool. Instead we got a bullshit time travel story with parallel universes and poor shooting mechanics with small corridors and bullet sponges.
BioShock Infinite
Irrational Games and 2K Australia
Call of Duty: Ghosts continues the Call of Duty series' continual spiral downward with yet another uninspired sequel. At least Treyarch has the balls to try something new now and again.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Infinity Ward
Take the story of Devil May Cry 3, and the gameplay of Devil May Cry 4, with the writing of Devil May Cry 1. What do you get? Not this game. If you manage to find something that does provide this, please let us know. In the meantime, Devil May Cry 4 and Metal Gear Rising were on sale for Christmas at $30, the same price as DmC.
DmC: Devil May Cry
Ninja Theory
A poor beat-em-up with awful platforming mechanics coupled with a framerate you can count on your fingers in real time.
SCE Japan Studio
Bugged on launch to display below-worst graphics when on best specs. Let that speak for itself. We haven't even told you about the terrible AI and balance. It has those.
Total War: Rome II
The Creative Assembly
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The Awards

Most Hated Award

for most hated game of the year

Least Worst Award

for least worst game of the year

Press X To Win The Award

for worst gameplay

"Actually Kind of Fun" Award

for best gameplay

Fanfiction Award

for most atrocious writing

Reading Rainbow Award

for best writing

You're Waifu Award

for worst character

Doomguy Award

for best character

Blunder of the Year

for setting a new standard for failure

Not in Another Castle Award

for a great sequel

"We're Sorry®" Award

for most egregious technical problem

Hyperbole Award

for best trailer

Pixels Are Art Award

for most pretentious indie game

/v/irgin Award

for best new IP

4chan Pass Award

for biggest cashgrab

Golden Voice Award

for best voice acting performance

Challenger Award

for the worst console launch

Cranky Kong Award

for best soundtrack

Precipitation Award

for biggest emotional impact

IP Twist Award

for best new implementation of an old franchise

Plot & Backstory Award

for the best representation of women

Eye Candy Award

for best visual aesthetics

Shareholder's Award

for betraying your own industry

SammyClassicSonicFan Award

for least cancerous vidya personality

/v/ Grammy Award

for the best song from /v/ - The Musical