The Rigged Game Awards...

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

The biggest night in gaming and the biggest award of the night went to The Last of Us: Part 2!?!?


This year has definitely been full of surprises but I can honestly say that this goes on my list of disappointments. Last night The 2020 Game Awards were streaming at the exact same time that the Disney Investor’s meeting was streaming also, and though the games that were nominated were well deserved some of the winners, were very questionable.


GOTY = TLOU2!?!?

The results would show that Naughty Dog’s, The Last of US 2 would come out on top for this year to win not only Game of the Year but most of the other awards. Like many other Thursday when TLoU2 won Best Narrative of the Year over Ghost of Tsushima you and I both knew that these awards were rigged. But not only that to further pour salt and display probably what I would call the ultimate cringe is when you had Cobra Kai actresses, Mary Mouser and Peyton List talk about “Who was for Team Abby and Team Ellie” with Team Abby being the cliche winner at the end.


Is the game terrible? No, it’s a fine game it sold 12-15 million copies as a Playstation exclusive and a top 10 game. But you can’t deny the division it caused and the betrayal of the story, especially towards a favored character Ellie.


Although the only bright side is that Ghost of Tsushima did win Players Choice the fact that TLoU2 won Game of the Year was a clear indication that this was a way for the so-called critiques to stick it to the players which were very petty and unjust voting.


I’m going to keep this brief. Throughout the year TLoU2 has received not the best player reviews but praised by these critiques that I guarantee were probably part of the judging committee of the Awards and I wouldn’t doubt that Naughty Dog paid some if not all of them off to give most of the awards to TLoU2 in order to prove a point in their own agenda. These awards are supposed to be fair and allow everyone to participate in fair voting. But I digress and what this has shown is that our votes no longer matter, our voices no longer matter and we as players no longer matter if it doesn’t fall under their agenda. I am disappointed not only in this year’s 2020 Awards but at the committee and Naughty Dog. They can pat themselves on the back all they want but at the end of the day, they lost the faith of the fans.


Full Results from #TheGameAwards2020

Game of the Year

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo

Doom Eternal – id Software

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

Hades – Supergiant Games

Game Direction

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

Hades – Supergiant Games

Half-Life Alyx – Valve

Most Anticipated Game

Elden Ring – From Software/Bandai Namco (WINNER)

Halo Infinite – 343/Xbox Game Studios

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla Games/SIE

God of War Sequel – SIE Santa Monica/SIE

Resident Evil Village – Capcom

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel – Nintendo

Narrative

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima

Hades

Art Direction

Ghost of Tsushima (WINNER)

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Hades

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Last of Us Part II


Score and Music

Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)

Doom Eternal

Hades

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Last of Us Part II

Audio Design

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

Doom Eternal

Half-Life: Alyx

Ghost of Tsushima

Resident Evil 3

Performance

Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part II

Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima

Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades

Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games for Impact

Tell Me Why (WINNER)

If Found…

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Spiritfarer

Through Darkest of Times

Ongoing Game

No Man’s Sky (WINNER)

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Call of Duty: Warzone

Fortnite


Indie Game

Hades (WINNER)

Carrion

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Spelunky 2

Spiritfarer


Debut Indie Game

Phasmophobia (WINNER)

Carrion

Mortal Shell

Raji: An Ancient Epic

Roki

Mobile Game

Among Us (WINNER)

Call of Duty Mobile

Genshin Impact

Legends of Runeterra

Pokémon Cafe Mix

Community Support

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (WINNER)

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Fortnite

No Man’s Sky

Valorant

VR/AR Game

Half-Life: Alyx (WINNER)

Dreams

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Star Wars: Squadrons

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Grounded

Hyperdot

Watch Dogs Legion

Action Game

Hades (WINNER)

Doom Eternal

Half-Life: Alyx

Nioh 2

Streets of Rage 4

Action/Adventure Game

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ghost of Tsushima

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order


RPG

Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)

Genshin Impact

Persona 5 Royal

Wasteland 3

Yakuza: Like a Dragon


Fighting Game

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (WINNER)

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Under Night In-Birth

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]


Family Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (WINNER)

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Mario Kart Live: Home Cir