GamesRadar's potentially annual Platinum Chalice awards 2006

It's been a stupidly big year for games. Why don't we reduce it to a single glib article?

TODO alt text

It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.

How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided into real-time and turn-based (don't forget to separate the portable games!) Nope, this is just us, telling it like it is. If you don't like it, well, you knowwhere to gofor about a billion damn awards when you only care about 10 of 'em.

It's the end of another great year for gamers. Two new systems launched. Two handhelds waged bloody battle. And next gen gaming got a big kick in the pants - thanks to a year of lonely rule by the Xbox 360. PC gaming fought fire with nukes, waging its battle against the console-based onslaught. In short, it ruled.

How do we handle this? We're handing out our gleaming Platinum Chalice to those games and systems which gave us the business. No boring list of 37 different strategy games, divided into real-time and turn-based (don't forget to separate the portable games!) Nope, this is just us, telling it like it is. If you don't like it, well, you knowwhere to gofor about a billion damn awards when you only care about 10 of 'em.

We recommend