Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Bark/Byte: The Inaugural Bark And Byte Awards of Excellence and Mediocrity 2005

The Byte Award for Most Pleasant Surprise:
Jade Empire Bioware

The Byte Award for Game Most Likely To Eat Your Life:
World Of Warcraft Blizzard
(Honourable Mention: Civilisation 4 Firaxis)

The Byte Award for Worst Instance Of Publisher Interference In Game Development:
Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Obsidian

The Byte Award for Crappest Game Ending:
Halo 2 Bungie
(Dishonourable Mention: Knights Of The Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Obsidian)

The Byte Award for That's Bizarre, But I Like It:
Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly - Director's Cut Tecmo

The Byte Award for If I Play This Shit Any Longer I'm Going to Go Insane:
MetalHeart: Replicants Rampage So shit I'm not going to give the developers the publicity

The Byte Award for Best Star Wars Game:
LEGO Star Wars Giant

The Byte Award for Sensory Overload:
Meteos Q Entertainment

The Byte Award for Best Game I Didn't Buy:
Darwinia Introversion

The Byte Award for Nice Engine, Shame About the Game:
Silent Hunter III Ubisoft

The Byte Award for Most Drop Dead Gorgeous:
X3: Reunion Egosoft

The Byte Award for Best Freeware Since ZangbandTK:
DoomRL Kornel Kisielewicz (Gesundheit!)

The Bark Award for Most Sickening Media Hypocrisy:
The Coverage of the the 7/7 London Bombings

The Bark Award for Best Media Sideshow:
The Conservative Party

The Bark Award for Best Invention:
The Virtual Air Guitar
(Honourable Mention: The Cellular Squirrel)

The Bark Award for Most Damnable Creature:
The common mosquito

The Bark Award for Stupidest Litigation:
The Russian Astrologer suing NASA for upsetting the balance of the universe

The Bark Award for Best Misappropriation of Government Property:
The Army Pilot who used a Lynx helicopter to deliver a pizza to his girlfriend
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