This year’s definitive awards start right here.
To nominate, post in the comments section or e-mail us at the usual address. There’s one important rule: you MUST give reasons for your nominations. So don’t just vote for your forum or whatever because you like it – tell us why, and give us some examples.
Review of 2005
Worst Review of 2005
We’re looking for the best written, most original, entertaining and accurate review that’s been written over the last year. We also want the most unoriginal or poorly written piece of shite to grace a magazine, website or text service. There’s plenty to choose from.
PR Hero of 2005
PR Cunt of 2005
Finding candidates for the first of those awards will be like spotting a decent Xbox360 release this side of Christmas, but we’re expecting the flood of nominations for PR Cunt of 2005 to rival the Indonesian tsunami. We want to hear tales of incompetence, ineptitude and stupidity.
Magazine of 2005
Most Awful Cunt-Rag of a Magazine 2005
These categories include the major websites and teletext as well as traditional magazines.
Blog / Personal Website of 2005
Crappest Blog / Personal Website of 2005
These categories cover the websites and blogs of any figure in the games industry, not just journalists. The journalists will probably get the most nominations though, what with us being so “insular” and “incestuous”. Like internet rednecks.
Game of 2005
Shittest Game of 2005
Let’s try and make this more original than the awful Golden Joysticks. Whatever’s given you the most amount of sheer gaming joy for the first category, and anything that’s disgusted you with its ineptitude, cynicism or blandness for the second.
Forum of 2005
Head-up-arse Forum of 2005
You forumites are a cliquey bunch, so let us know if you think your forum of choice is better than life itself. (or doing what you’re paid to do during the day, at least) The forums of games magazines, journalists, developers, or the whispering cabal at talk.theshining.org are all eligible.
Up-and-Coming Journalist of 2005
Here’s one for the little guy. The one whos name you always notice, or who you always see putting out great copy, but hasn’t been shouted about yet. Make them a star of slight renown by nominating them here.
That’s it. Get nominating, and we’ll start announcing the results in the run-up to Christmas.