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The Preemptive 2011 Game Awards


WINNER: Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Guesstimated Award Probability: 94%

It’s hard to imagine that another fighting game will be more loved this year than Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and if you don't understand why, you're probably weird and smell bad. And it's especially hard to imagine a better 2011 fighting game that starts with ‘M,’ because the biggest one we can think of is the runner-up. Know what? Less reading, more listening! Watch us FAP (or... FAV... whatever it is here) to MvC 3 below!



Runner-up | Mortal Kombat


Strong, straightforward 2D fights and more brutal gore than the Mortal Kombat series has ever seen? Does our rhetorical question properly convey how we feel about the game? Do we pose too many rhetorical questions? Probably? Just watch the video.


WINNER: Gears of Resistance 3: Modern Battlefield

Guesstimated Award Probability: 99%

Holy shit, bro! This game looks badass. It's going to take home a lot of awards this year - I mean, you've got the best multiplayer ever, a crazy good campaign, features that you 'aint never seen bullet-pointed before, a bunch of muscular dudes, a few less-muscular dudes, aliens, soldiers, swearing - all that.


Above: This might be part of the game, or it might be a trailer for an indie film... not sure

It's a 10/10 for sure, though.


Runner-up | Killfront 3: Brink the Payne


This game looks just as awesome, to be honest. As you can see from the video, there are guns, but it’s also got more awesome multiplayer, more really muscular guys, more futuristic futurey stuff, one sort of fat dude who doesn't look like Mark Wahlberg... plus the story was written by the writer of Red Dawn. Also, PS3! And 360. PC.

This joke may have worn thin.


WINNER: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Guesstimated Award Probability: 68%

So Oblivion is a really good game, right guys? Well, everyone seems to say so. I played it for a while and it made my computer crash a lot. My computer is kind of crappy. But anyway, this and Skyward Sword are by far the most highly-anticipated fantasy RPGs supposedly coming in 2011.

Will Elder Scrolls V actually be released this year? Maybe! Will it involve names like Dovahkiin and Alduin? Definitely! Also, Alduin is a dragon. An there are kings and swords too! And farming! Like Farmville? Exactly like Farmville!

Now that Elder Scrolls fans are pissed off, here's the teaser again:



Runner-up | Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Less waggle, more slashy slashy! Skyward Sword's use of Wii MotionPlus best work as promised, because Twilight Princess' waggle made our arms sad arms. Speaking of Twilight Princess, we haven't had a proper Zelda console adventure since 2006, so it's about time! (Just kidding, slow and steady - lest you'd like to play a new Call of Zelda every year).

The new visual style is mad Eliot O'Hara (Google him), and if Skyrim wasn't sitting on a throne of hype right now, we'd have pegged Skyward Sword as the winner. Time will tell!


53 comments

  • TheGuy0526 - May 29, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    Frankly I cant believe you put Zelda a step higher than Mass Effect. I understand that Zelda is an old franchise, but lately it hasen't had anywhere near as much sucess compared to the Mass Effect series. And Wilde, you mentioned it might not bring something new.. Have you not seen the differences between the first and second? I'm no fan boy, but I think you're insane for not putting Mass Effect 3 on this list. Game of the Year is gonna end up being either Mass Effect 3, Gears of war 3, or Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. They're heavy hitters for a reason, and I don't think Arkham fits the bill.
  • ChildrenOfMen - April 28, 2011 10:38 p.m.

    holy **** i just realized how many good games this year will have
  • Dmt4030 - March 6, 2011 8:36 a.m.

    WINNER: Gears of Resistance 3: Modern Battlefield man that's a funny tittle when i see one
  • Deinsleaf - February 26, 2011 5:54 a.m.

    No love for Dragon Age 2?
  • idontcare444 - January 25, 2011 7:17 p.m.

    It's 2011, maybe we could drop the generic cheech & chong stoner stereotype. That said, I'm gonna play journey blazed out of my mind :P
  • lovinmyps3 - January 25, 2011 4:24 a.m.

    I agree, whatever should win GOTY. Oh Tyler Wilde, you crack me up!
  • Eliath - January 25, 2011 2:50 a.m.

    @g4m3rk1dd First, I don't really have any respect for you because of your name. While we might actually have very similar personalities and tastes and could be great friends, I have to go based on your handle since I have no other information about you. Second, what month is it? Third, what season is it? Fourth, add one year to the current date and see what you get. Fifth, if you were being sarcastic, then I apologize, but sarcasm doesn't translate well via text.
  • purple_omlet - January 24, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    We'll all see how dead space 2 will blow every other game out of the water tomorrow. CAN'T WAIT!
  • g4m3rk1dd - January 24, 2011 9:54 p.m.

    "@GhostLightning That hasn't even been confirmed for 2011. Just "Winter." Also, FF XIII SUX LOL." you work for these guys and you dont know the release was for "Next Winter"? this being winter now it is only logical to assume that it is going to be released THIS year... just because the game broke its sacred rule of being a PS only game doesnt mean you have to hate it...
  • Crimmy - January 24, 2011 5:48 a.m.

    @JohnnyMaverik Praise whatever higher beings there are someone agrees! Now we can play on Steam together and I can wish my mic wasn't broken.
  • grayguwapo - January 24, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    Can there be 2 GOTY's one each for UDD3 and Batman AC? Those two games really nailed almost everything a game can (and should) have... Great polished graphics and scenery... Awesome game play and controls... Great story and plot... Over-all, kick-ass!!! Hope GOTY versions of both come out this year (or next year) just as it did last time... GOTY editions of GOTY games are really something to have with all the +++'s Can't wait for these games to come out!!!
  • Fr00b - January 23, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    CAN I HAZ TWIZTED MEDAL?
  • Yeager1122 - January 23, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    I might have to rob a bank to pay for everything amazing thats coming out soon.
  • g4m3rk1dd - January 23, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    i gotta say i watched the trailer for Catherine and it actually looked like something id like to play for something other than any pervy reason you can think of... that said there are a few games that are missing on here that i never thought would be missing >.> (FF13-2, Bulletstorm)
  • EdDeRs1 - January 23, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    arkham city needs Judge Dredd to cross over from his universe like in the comics :)
  • Shinn - January 23, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    Isn't Dragon Age 2 a fantasy rpg?
  • TheKennedyCurse - January 23, 2011 6:59 a.m.

    Why is every single game journalist sucking Last Guardians cock when for all they know it could be a giant turd? Go on, someone justify they hype for me, using concrete details you actually know about it at this point. Ah, listen to those chirping crickets.
  • Zepaw - January 23, 2011 6:06 a.m.

    Articles like this are why I read GR daily. Everything until 11/11/11 is just something to pass the time. I was honed in on New Vegas all year and was not disappointed; the game was buggy but met and exceeded my hopes otherwise. 2011 is going to be a repeat all over until Skyrim comes out. Even though I will probably love ME3 about 10 times more than my improbably large love of Skyrim I don't have the same anticipation buzz.
  • Engage183 - January 23, 2011 3:03 a.m.

    ME3 isn't on this list guys on account if you see another article they did about games that are SUPPOSED to come out in 2011 but probably won't, ME3 was on that list. so thats why ME3 didn't get any awards guys, they would be contradicting themselves(PARADOX O_0) but anywho, i think ME3 will be pushed back too, with The Old Republic and Dragon Age all this year... then again, i thought ME3 wasn't gonna even get a teaser trailer until late this year; so, what do i know :/
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - January 23, 2011 12:51 a.m.

    I would hope Twisted Metal is better than Forza. I hate driving sims, in comparison to more fun driving games. Its not fun if you can't kill someone (intentionally, with rockets) CTR has always been a beast of a game.

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