It's time to give some awards out for Original-Gamer.com's 2nd Annual OG Awards.
Today, we have our miscellaneous awards for 2012.
Biggest Surprise Of The Year
Who would have expected that the ones publishing the some of the most unique games this year was gamers? Ever since Double Fine created their Kickstarter project for a new adventure game, the floodgates opened for developers to get the money for their games from the gamers. From fresh new concepts like Faster Than Light to the return of beloved franchises like Shadowrun, crowdfunding has become a viable way to make a game that many publishers would normally pass on. Unfortunately, there already have been some projects that reached their money goal, but then failed to release the game due to various reasons.
Worst Company Of The Year
Another big win for Capcom here. Last year, Capcom did a horrible job handling the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 situation, but this year, the Street Fighter X Tekken surpassed it in almost every way. Let's look at all the sublte middle fingers that Capcom gave with the biggest crossover in fighting games and probaby in gaming history. After receiving so many complaints for not having Mega Man in both versions of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, they did add him into SFXT, but not the Mega Man you think of. Instead of the cute Blue Bomber, players were given the guy with the suit and beergut from the US Mega Man 1 box art. Then came the on-disc DLC characters for SFXT that Capcom tried to make excuses for. After receiving a huge uproar from gamers, including a complaint to the Better Business Bureau, Capcom did say they're going to revisit their DLC plans for their future games. We'll see if they stick to their word or if they'll be back for this award next year.
Best From Of Gamer Slacktivism
Biggest Disappointment Of The Year
1. Always online DRM not only keeps players from playing in a LAN, but guess what happens when millions of people try to connect to the Battle.net servers on launch day? It's called Error 37 and it sucked.
2. Several months after release, PvP is still not available and it was supposed to come out right around launch.
3. The real money auction house changes the game to one where everyone is farming away.
4. Can they make it any easier?
It's gone to appoint that members of the development team have accepted the blame for the quality of the game.
Best Triumphant Return
Biggest Assholes Of The Year
Just days after the news hit the web, commentators on the Level|Up fighting game stream began joking about the situation, and then the next day, Kotaku reported the jokes as news. Then after getting negative backlash over these articles, they asked for examples of what positive things the fighting game community has done. So after they started a witch hunt, now they wanted to be given examples instead of doing the research or, oh I don't know, look at the dozens of articles on the community and interviews that they've done in the past. The constant tabloids articles, hypocritical stance on sexism where one day they talk about the ills of hot women in games to then only show various oversexualized novelties of Japan, and the general lack of actual integrity the site has shown the past year is a shame to journalism.