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mor911
08-01-2006, 10:43 AM
So The Mor's at work... I'm in the games forum (cause that's where I'm always at lately) and I decide that we should try and spice the place up a bit... If this is something you guys aren't interested in, let me know and I'll drop it. But I think it can be fun. Besides, cool stuff like this is done in the lounge ALL the time.

Basilcally, we'll host our own Video Games Awards Show. I usually hate the awards the magazines (oh god, and G4) give out. So we'll do our oown thing.

First we need categories. So far this is what I got:

Best Action, RPG, Shooter, FPS, Strategy, Puzzle, Horror (i think this is a genre now) Adventure, Sports, and Driving games. Then we go platform specific with best PS2, Xbox, DS, PSP, 360, PC,GC, and GBA game. Finally we can do the major stuff like Best soundtrack, best graphics, best atmosphere, funniest, scariest, and finally Game of the Year.

I can set up 2-3 polls every 2-3 days (this is all up in the air obviously). Any suggestions with categories are welcome. I fugure each poll stays open for 2 days, 3 days on big votes. I think it should be fine for a game to be in multiple slots (example - God of War can be in the running for GoY, Best Graphics, and best action game).

What do you guys think? And how old (or new) of games should we allow? Talk to me gamers. :mor911:

Confirmed Categories so far:
An * indicates that we might not have a vote on the item for whatever reason.

Genres - Best
Action
Adventure
RPG
MMO
FPS
Strategy
Puzzle*
Fighting*
Sports
Racing*Platform - Best
PS2
Xbox
Gamecube
360
DS
PSP
PC
GBA
Arcade*Overall
Funniest
Scariest
Best Movie-based game
Best Main Character
Best Villain/Boss/Antagonist
Best Plot Twist
Most Addictive
Best Voice Acting
Best Soundtrack/Score
Best Graphics (based on the hardware's capabilities)
Best Story
Best Atmosphere
Best Game OverallUPDATE - GO NOMINATE GAMES!!! http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=152096

Motion
08-01-2006, 10:58 AM
Sounds like a great idea.

Majpain
08-01-2006, 12:26 PM
Great idea Mor.How would you come up with the nominees?There are so many great games.

nevadadolfan
08-01-2006, 12:29 PM
Sounds cool to me. Do we vote on the nominees, or are they picked already and then we choose from those games? Just dont do a "best console" catagory, that will cause too much of a rukus!!!

banzaitrey
08-01-2006, 12:39 PM
Sounds like a good idea...Im in

TheAnswer385
08-01-2006, 12:45 PM
how about games from now to a year back in 05 this time?

mor911
08-01-2006, 01:01 PM
I think from 05 to now sounds about fair... It's old enough to be broad, but recent enough to not get the classics in the mix.

I don't want to do a "Best Console" category because I don't want it to be a circus. But if you guys want one, why not... We have to promise to be civilized.

I figured we'll get the categories selected, then create a nominations thread. Then every one can nominate a game or two for each category. I'll create a database that keeps track of it all, then we'll start the polls.

Well?

Bruzer
08-01-2006, 01:02 PM
Cool Idea but I dunno how I would start me personally wait till end of this year so we can vote on this years games but thats just me. Also give us time to make a list of nominees based on voting maybe.

mor911
08-01-2006, 01:03 PM
I also think it'sd be cool if you have to submit at least a line of text explaining your nomination.

Example:

Game of the Year: GTA: San Andreas - Because of it's open ended gameplay. Great variety and awesome story line.

nevadadolfan
08-01-2006, 01:53 PM
How come I have a feeling Madden is going to win alot or awards by all us football fans!!! Funnest game:Madden, Best atmosphere: Pro player stadium:Madden, Best controls: Madden, Best overall value: Madden, best replay factor: Madden, best online gameplay: Madden!! Get the point. Maybe everyone will be more open minded, but I believe Madden is to us finheaveners as Halo or GTA is to the general gaming public!

mor911
08-01-2006, 01:57 PM
I dunno man... I think there are just as many anti-maddenists on this board.

Motion
08-01-2006, 02:23 PM
How come I have a feeling Madden is going to win alot or awards by all us football fans!!! Funnest game:Madden, Best atmosphere: Pro player stadium:Madden, Best controls: Madden, Best overall value: Madden, best replay factor: Madden, best online gameplay: Madden!! Get the point. Maybe everyone will be more open minded, but I believe Madden is to us finheaveners as Halo or GTA is to the general gaming public!

I think your underestimating how many people here play other games. Madden wouldn't even be in my top 5.

nevadadolfan
08-01-2006, 02:48 PM
I dunno man... I think there are just as many anti-maddenists on this board.

I think your underestimating how many people here play other games. Madden wouldn't even be in my top 5.

OK, I was just going off of how many Madden threads there are, and the fact that were all Dolphins fans!!! I personally wouldnt be voting all madden either, so I suppose not everyone else would either. It was just a thought that popped into my head. Anyway, back to the awards!!

s3an8
08-01-2006, 02:50 PM
sweet idea...

Silverphin
08-01-2006, 03:11 PM
I like the idea of the awards.

dQbell
08-01-2006, 03:41 PM
Maybe add voice acting too?

Great idea, look forward to it.

mor911
08-01-2006, 03:42 PM
Maybe add voice acting too?

Great idea, look forward to it.
Voice Acting is a GREAT category! Good Add!

mor911
08-01-2006, 03:57 PM
I updated the original post to reflect the categories I have so far. Any additional ideas?

Dolfan984
08-01-2006, 04:22 PM
I like it but there should be a best classic game catagory :D

mor911
08-01-2006, 04:32 PM
I like it but there should be a best classic game catagory :D
We have to fist define a classic... Is it a game before 2000? 1996? 1990? What makes it a classic?

s3an8
08-01-2006, 04:52 PM
what is MMOand RPG?

mor911
08-01-2006, 04:59 PM
what is MMOand RPG?And you call yourself a gamer? :wink:

An MMO is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game such as World of WarCraft or Everquest 2. These games usually have you take on the role of a character in an online server carrying out missions and quests to further your level. They usually require a monthly fee, and is very time consuming and addictive.

An RPG is a Role Playing Game such as Final Fantasy, Elderscrolls: Oblivion, or Star Ocean. They're usually story driven (but doesn't have to be), and have you taking the role of a character (or group of characters) to reach the end of a main plot. Many RPGs play out as interactive story books. They're one of my favorite genres.

:mor911:

Phinz420
08-01-2006, 09:26 PM
Hey Mor, great idea you had. I too cant stand the traditional game award shows, as it seems they care too much about game promoting instead of awarding.

An idea for another category would be somthing like Best Theme Music/Musical Score and also a Groundbreaking/Unique category could be cool for games that stray away from the cookie-cutter games of their same genre.

Silverphin
08-01-2006, 09:49 PM
Seriously, if any of the games with in your year range has it, maybe best romance would be good. There has been great games in the past that wouldn't have been as great without that element (Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X to cite a couple of examples. Not that I'm nominating them or anything).

Slappy8800
08-01-2006, 10:50 PM
can i be a presenter?

JuanchoColombia
08-01-2006, 11:32 PM
How about some of these categories?:

-Best Movie-based game (there some good ones out there and coming up: scarface, the godfather, spiderman, da vinci code, batman begins...)

-Best Main Character

-Best Villain/Boss/Antagonist

-Best Plot Twist

Bruzer
08-02-2006, 08:18 AM
- Best Badass Game Character (example, Kratos, Solid Snake etc..)

Motion
08-02-2006, 08:32 AM
How about some of these categories?:

-Best Movie-based game (there some good ones out there and coming up: scarface, the godfather, spiderman, da vinci code, batman begins...)

-Best Main Character

-Best Villain/Boss/Antagonist

-Best Plot Twist

Good ideas, I really like the plot twist one.

Mindwarp
08-02-2006, 09:30 AM
can I nominate pong?

mor911
08-02-2006, 10:26 AM
Is everyone cool with this list of Categories? If so, I'll start the Nominations thread and hopefuly we can start the voting by Monday :D

PeaTearGriffin
08-02-2006, 10:41 AM
Is everyone cool with this list of Categories? If so, I'll start the Nominations thread and hopefuly we can start the voting by Monday :D

I think its a good list! Good job mor

JuanchoColombia
08-02-2006, 10:44 AM
Is everyone cool with this list of Categories? If so, I'll start the Nominations thread and hopefuly we can start the voting by Monday :D

:yes:

Motion
08-02-2006, 02:14 PM
Is everyone cool with this list of Categories? If so, I'll start the Nominations thread and hopefuly we can start the voting by Monday :D

:yes:

Dors156
08-02-2006, 06:11 PM
good idea

TheAnswer385
08-02-2006, 07:08 PM
goriest game???

mor911
08-02-2006, 07:18 PM
goriest game???Is that really a category worthy of praise?

TheAnswer385
08-02-2006, 07:35 PM
Is that really a category worthy of praise?thats why i put the question marks after it just thought i would toss it out there

Majpain
08-02-2006, 07:36 PM
Great job Mor.

Majpain
08-02-2006, 10:08 PM
Best Babe.Camon Mor you missed that one.

mor911
08-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Best Babe.Camon Mor you missed that one.
I'm willing to go with best babe if nobody is against it (NOT trying to offend any potential female gamers on the board).

As for the goriest game thing, I don't think it's a good idea unless you guys want to vote on it... Then if majority rules, it's in :D

Silverphin
08-02-2006, 11:00 PM
What about most Scariest game? Resident Evil, Clock Tower, and Silent definitely would fall in that category.

mor911
08-02-2006, 11:06 PM
Funniest
Scariest
Best Movie-based game
Best Main Character
Best Villain/Boss/Antagonist
Best Plot Twist
Most Addictive
Best Voice Acting
Best Soundtrack/Score
Best Graphics (based on the hardware's capabilities)
Best Story
Best Atmosphere
Best Game OverallSilver... I'm gonna have to ask you to lay off the booze :wink:

Silverphin
08-02-2006, 11:15 PM
[/list]Silver... I'm gonna have to ask you to lay off the booze :wink:

Goddamnit. I should of known it wasn't Ginger ale!:lol:

FinSinceBirth
08-02-2006, 11:31 PM
Seriously, if any of the games with in your year range has it, maybe best romance would be good. There has been great games in the past that wouldn't have been as great without that element (Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy X to cite a couple of examples. Not that I'm nominating them or anything).

Good Idea, but FF12 isn't out yet. What game are you thinking of?

Silverphin
08-02-2006, 11:42 PM
Good Idea, but FF12 isn't out yet. What game are you thinking of?

Oh I meant put Final Fantasy VII

Silverphin
08-02-2006, 11:43 PM
Good Idea, but FF12 isn't out yet. What game are you thinking of?

I'm thinking of say... Max Payne 2, Spider-Man 2, Tekken 5.

FinSinceBirth
08-02-2006, 11:54 PM
I'm thinking of say... Max Payne 2, Spider-Man 2, Tekken 5.

Cool, but i mean what final fantasy game were you think of?

Silverphin
08-03-2006, 12:15 AM
Cool, but i mean what final fantasy game were you think of?

I meant to put Final Fantasy VII. :lol:

JuanchoColombia
08-03-2006, 12:33 AM
another good one: Best Military Game

Silverphin
08-03-2006, 12:52 AM
And not to forget, Best shooter.

mor911
08-03-2006, 01:44 AM
And not to forget, Best shooter.
Best Military, Best Shooter, and Best FPS can become a confusing mess... Do you guys want to separate those categories?

JuanchoColombia
08-03-2006, 02:06 AM
Best Military, Best Shooter, and Best FPS can become a confusing mess... Do you guys want to separate those categories?

Yeah, you're right, they would be too similar categories, maybe it's better just one.

When I said the military one, I was thinking in full spectrum warrior, but then realized almost every other military games (battlefield, ghost recon, call of duty, MoH...) are FPS so it wouldn't be necessary to create a whole new category.

FinSinceBirth
08-03-2006, 02:08 AM
Oh I meant put Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy 7 is a classic. Did you know they are remaking it for the PS3. I saw a video of the intro that shows aeries picking flowers in the town. It is down right incredible, it blew my mind away. Also PS2 is coming out with a sequel to FF7 that follows the story of vincent valentine. I think that's a cool idea.

Sorry for hijacking the thread. Ps. this weird server behavior gives me a headache.

mor911
08-03-2006, 02:22 AM
Yeah, you're right, they would be too similar categories, maybe it's better just one.

When I said the military one, I was thinking in full spectrum warrior, but then realized almost every other military games (battlefield, ghost recon, call of duty, MoH...) are FPS so it wouldn't be necessary to create a whole new category.
I loved Full Spectrum Warrior... But I'd definitely categorize that as Strategy.

JuanchoColombia
08-03-2006, 02:41 AM
I loved Full Spectrum Warrior... But I'd definitely categorize that as Strategy.

Me too. Have you played Ten Hammers? That game is awesome... and much harder. I'm playing it a lot right now.

:apc: :evil:

mor911
08-03-2006, 09:20 AM
Ok guys, go make nominations now!!!

http://www.finheaven.com/boardvb2/showthread.php?t=152096