The 2013 Vidya Gaem Awards

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Fanfiction Award

for most atrocious writing

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"No one should be allowed to define what a video game is or should be" -David Cage This is a disturbing trend. Games try to be cinematic by shunning gameplay in favor of a compelling story, and then not making the story compelling at all.
Beyond: Two Souls
Quantic Dream
IT'S QUANTUM PHYSICS, I AIN'T GOTTA EXPLAIN SHIT! Halfway through the game, Bioshock Infinite stops being about the characters and starts being about an increasingly-convoluted time travel story. In a game that's ostensibly a character drama, it FORGETS ABOUT THE CHARACTERS. Just wanted to stress that.
BioShock Infinite
Irrational Games and 2K Australia
The story of Ghosts reads like a checklist of seventh-generation Call of Duty games. America invaded by terrorists? Modern Warfare. Hyper-advanced black ops squad? Black Ops 2. Brainwashing and mind control by the bad guys? Black Ops 1. But wait, there's a dog!
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Infinity Ward
You fight and shoot the moon.
Dead Space 3
Visceral Games
/co/ became antsy when it turned out David Way was the comics writer penning Deadpool's video game, for good reason. It's an excuse plot at its worst, wherein the joke is "Look at the random things Deadpool is saying to Wolverine!" repeated ad infinitum. It's a comedic game that's not funny.
High Moon Studios
DmC is a mess, and in no small part thanks to the writing. The protagonists come off as bland with a vague attempt at being edgy. The antagonists either have no personality. The plot could charitably be described as "things happen," and not much else. Playing Devil May Cry for the story is eating soup for the spoon, but this takes it to new levels.
DmC: Devil May Cry
Ninja Theory
For a game that's supposed to be all about the story, Gone Home doesn't bring much to the table. The flimsy plot was written as an excuse to deliver the emotional payload; the goal of the game is to give you feels, rather than tell a story, which is a cardinal sin in writing. Plus, we really just wanted to read The Accidental Pariah.
Gone Home
The Fullbright Company
A very self-aware game that still wants to be taken seriously. Rising's nonsensical over-edgy plot might work for a mindless action game, but it can't settle on a tone, or on plot points, for that matter, as events are brought up and forgotten in the same mission. Nanomachines, son.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Platinum Games
This title was all around a misery and melancholic, seemingly wanting to throw the player in an emotional ditch whenever it could. Joel made the wrong choice.
The Last of Us
Naughty Dog
While Lara seems to be strongly characterized, the other characters of the game don't seem to make an impression. Additionally, Lara's reluctance with killing is unfittingly juxtaposed with a narrative and gameplay that encourages dozens and dozens of murders. Also, kooky island stuff.
Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics
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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