Way of the Rodent’s antidote to the false pomp and made-up ceremony of the‘big one’ returns to the tiny downstairs function room of a London boozer on the 31st of January and you’re all invited– awards will be won, reputations will be ruined, again, and heroes will say stuff they’re glad won’t be noticed.
The Rodent Game Awards: Not bigger and better– still small, still rubbish.
Oh! It’s the Original Spirit of Videogaming!
On THURSDAY the 31st of January, The Royal George in that-there-London will once again play host to the Rodent Game Awards - in a cosy beer-stained function room we shall be awarding the generally overlooked 'Rodents'. Forget your BAFTAs– this is proper videogaming spirit: having a laugh and loving the best of gaming in 2007.
Although the venue is small and the event ridiculously low-key: we’d like to make an open invitation once again to any of you lot who fancy coming down and picking up your awards or to drink away your disappointments. Games-makers, code-under-the-fingernails heroes especially welcome but if you enjoy videogames and prefer to play than to pretend then book your free tickets here: http://rodent.eventwax.com/rodent-game-awards-night-2008 (hurry - limited availability).
Oh and if any of you nice PR or Marketing types fancy aligning yourself with one of the last independent and free-spirited voices in games media please talk to us about sponsorship, especially of the bar.
Last year we dressed Capcom in the gay cowboy outfits from Dead Rising, praised Criterion’s knobs, read out loads of apologies and drank much Belle Vue Kriek. Oh and we’d like to extend, once again, a very warm welcome to our special guest– Rodrigo Hensley of Sony Computer Entertainment Belize, he’s a card and no mistake.
www.WayoftheRodent.com– you lucky people!
Award Categories and Nominations for 2007 in full:
Write-ups here: http://www.wayoftherodent.com/features/RodentAwards2007.htm
Game of the year 2007
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Halo 3 (Xbox-360/PC)
Forza 2 (Xbox 360)
2006 Winner: Ridge Racer 6
Gameplay: Best game level
All Ghillied Up– Call of Duty 4
Level 19– Portal
Fort Frolic– Bioshock
Nottingham– Resistance: Fall of Man
2006 Winner: Tivliz Asylum– Black
Gameplay: Most difficult moment in a videogame to explain to the missus
Portal - Because girls just don't get travel through time and space
The Witcher– Oooh Missus!
Guitar Hero II– Sticky Star Power
Zelda Phantom Hourglass– Muttering Mentalista
2006 Winner: Dead Rising– Gay Cowboy Outfit
Gameplay: Big Grin
Super Mario Galaxy– Start to finish
Portal– I’m Still Alive
Earth Defence Force 2017– Mothership takedown
DiRT– Rally of Japan
2006 Winner: DEFCON– Oops! Sorry New York!
Technical Achievement: Bestest Explosions
Crackdown– Car pyres
Motorstorm– Crashy crashy
Halo 3– Scarab
Flatout Ultimate Carnage– Car go boom
2006 Winner: Black
Technical Achievement: Synthesised‘Ghostbusters!’ Memorial Voice and Character
Nathan Drake (Uncharted)
The entire cast (Bioshock)
Local DJ (Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles)
2006 Winner: Marcus Fenix (Gears of War)
Technical Achievement: The Holy Shit will you just look at that Eyes of Jesus Award
CoD4– Helicopter flight over the coast
Assassin’s Creed– The view from your first vantage point climb
Uncharted– Many. Many moments
Bioshock– Opening ocean sequence
2006 Winner: New Award
For the People, with the People: Best game to play with your mates
Forza 2– Online racing
Big Team Battle– Halo 3
FIFA 2008– Pro 5v5
CoD4 - Multiplayer
2006 Winner: Gears of War
For the People, with the People: The 'Ooh, can I have a go please' award for most inclusive game
Guitar Hero III
Super Mario Galaxy
2006 Winner: Wii Sports (it’s that bleedin’ inclusive)
For the People, with the People: The‘This-is-Bleedin’-Ace-What-the-Hell-Were-FEDGE/GamesTUM-Thinking’ Unexpected Diamond Award
Earth Defence Force 2017
2006 Winner: New Award
Rodent Readers Award
Voting in progress– results TBA
2006 Winner: Guitar Hero
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