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The VG247 Community and Game Awards 2009 – the results

Monday, 14th December 2009 09:56 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Now we’re on the verge of wrapping up 2009, it’s time to reflect on what’s been and gone this year. The good times. The bad times. The community. The tears. The pain. The typing in pants at 4.00am. The megatons. The games. The companies. The faces. The CMS telling people to stop posting so quickly. The glory times.

For VG247, 2009 has been exceptional, mainly for the strength of its ever-growing community. We’re nothing without you, so these awards are our way of saying thank you. We hope you had fun. If you’ve won a prize, mail patrick [at] vg247.com with your address, and I’ll make sure you get it before Christmas.

To the game-makers and publishers included this year, we want to say a massive congratulations for everything you’ve achieved in the past 12 months. These awards are purely based on reader votes. Your tiny plastic trophy, straight from the heart of the VG247 community, is on its way.

Big up. Here’s to 2010!

Best Poster (Overall)

  1. Blerk
  2. Psychotext
  3. Oldergamer

Congratulations, Blerk. You win a DJ Hero Renegade Edition for 360.

Best Poster (Trade)

  1. Psychotext
  2. Blerk
  3. Hunam

Well done, Mr Text. You get a DSi and a copy of Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics.

Best Fanboy

  1. TEA
  2. BDH
  3. Gekidami

Spectacular stuff, TEA. You won by a landslide. You get promo copies of Forza 3 and Assassin’s Creed II (PS3), and a retail copy of the Age of Empires Complete Edition.

The Shatner

  1. BDH
  2. TEA
  3. Cort

Even though BDH attracted the most votes for this by far, the majority abstained, specifically because they felt no one should be banned. I’m not going to ban anyone.

We Are The Mod

  1. Psychotext
  2. No_PUDding
  3. Blerk

Congrats, PT. I think. If you want to do it, you’re welcome. If not, it’s on PUD. If not, it’s Blerk. If not…

Best Publisher of 2009

  1. EA
  2. Sony
  3. Ubisoft

Best Developer of 2009

  1. Naughty Dog
  2. BioWare
  3. Infinity Ward

Best Game of 2009

  1. Uncharted 2
  2. Modern Warfare 2
  3. Assassin’s Creed II

Most Anticipated Game of 2010

  1. Mass Effect 2
  2. God of War III
  3. Alan Wake

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  1. Johnny Cullen

    ‘Gratz Blerk, PT and TEA. :D

    ‘Gratz to all the game devs and pubs, and all the games that have won and been nominated.

    My expectations for the Shatner has been dashed though. :(

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Ack, God bless your hearts again. It’s getting a bit embarrassing now. Perhaps I should leave? :-)

    Actually I have to leave, I’ve got a meeting. Back later. :-D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Zarckan

    What a pain in the man bag! Why did I not get the special prize for biggest snoop?!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. No_PUDding

    Not even ON the fanboy list. What an upsetting turnaround.

    Congrats Blerk and Psychotext, couldn’t have chosen better winners myself. Literally.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. pleasant_cabbage

    Yep. Gotta agree with those results. Well done chaps.

    Shame there ain’t no ‘sexiest poster’ award. Cat. Among. Pigeons. ;)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Wow… thank you. I’ll endeavour to continue being a finance geek and providing that little extra info where it’s useful. :)

    Congratulations to Blerk (damn you, beaten again!), and to our new official fanboy TEA. Commiserations to the winner of the Shatner award. Happy to see OlderGamer in best poster list, proving that you can write more than a couple of sentences without coming across as an arse. ;)

    Seems like a well deserved win for Uncharted 2 / Naughty Dog in 2009 (still not picked it up, though I will at some point!), and I’m not surprised that Mass Effect 2 is the most anticipated game of 2010 as I’m sure it’s going to be fantastic.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    You got a lot of nominations overall, PUD. In fact, I’ve left one category out.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. No_PUDding

    :D

    Well done everyone.

    I once old the CMS off for telling me not to post so quickly. Good times. Good year. Car tires.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. No_PUDding

    Pat, let me wallow in pity for a bit. I don’t need optimism, I am about to go and look for a job. :P

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Ahh yes, I know where Pud would have got some nominations. :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Well done everyone.

    Glad to see everyone appreciates Uncharted 2 :)

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Len

    Well done to everyone, most of my nominations all came in.

    Does the party start now or at 11am…? ;)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Patrick Garratt

    Updated :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Yeah, I can keep an eye out for spammers Pat. I’d wager I’m on that list because I never sleep. :D

    Either of the other two work just as well… maybe more than one works best? Or if Pud is interested and you only need one, perhaps have him do it.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    Congrats to Blerk & Psychotext! Well deserved.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Spiral

    Congrats all.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Michael O’Connor

    Cort? Seriously. He’s alright.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Syrok

    Congrats everyone!

    I’m happy to see me not on any list. Means I don’t spend too much time on here. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Dannybuoy

    3000th! [shit]

    #19 5 years ago
  20. El_MUERkO

    Results we can all be happy with :D

    You couldn’t ban dreamhunk it’d be like banning Todd from Scrubs!

    #20 5 years ago
  21. tonynibbles

    Wow, pretty epic. Must be time to use TRAJAN PRO.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Blerk

    So, who wants to take a guess as to just how fucking hopeless I’m going to be at DJ Hero? :-D

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    Makes sure you buy some shades because you wouldn’t want the LAZ0RZ to hurt your eyes.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. No_PUDding

    I’ve heard DJ Hero isn’t as bad as I’d heard.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. absolutezero

    Horrible bias!!

    ;_;

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Blerk

    I guarantee it’ll be the worst thing you ever heard when I’m playing it, Pud. :-D

    #26 5 years ago
  27. The Hindle

    Woot congrats to Uncharted 2, oh congrats to the winners as well.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Digital Forge

    Congrats to the winners *raises virtual pint*

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Sethos

    Yo, I want an award for most annoying new member – Go!

    #29 5 years ago
  30. onlineatron

    @PUD

    That’s the best sentence i’ve ever read.

    ‘I’ve heard DJ Hero isn’t as bad as i’ve heard.’

    #30 5 years ago
  31. theevilaires

    lol pyschotext comes in second for best poster, psychotext for mod…been sending your friends over here eh PT. I bet last year best fanboy was someone who enjoyed PS3 more than 360 eh. And Cort goes in the shatner….this is a real funny website.

    I guess this is real life to most of you, the bad guy gets praised but the good people who make this site fun gets trashed…oh well can’t be upset this is how the euro mind thinks it seems. You can forward my winnings to Reask, Garratt.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. The Hindle

    I am surprised by the winners, Bdh should have won at least hes funny in a deranged kind of way no offense BDH.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    “been sending your friends over here eh PT”

    I don’t have friends TEA, I’m Mr Boring / Mr Know It All remember?

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Robo_1

    Well done to the winners, all worthy choices.

    TEA, why the downer? It’s all done with good humour, and for what it’s worth this place wouldn’t be the same without it’s fanboys – take your copy of Assassins Creed 2 and enjoy it mate. :)

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Gheritt White

    Congrats on the win everybody, you should all open a bottle to celebrate – it certainly sounds that TEA wants some more wiiiiiine!

    I can’t speak for everybody here, natch, but I think what most people want here is a site that’s more civilised than one that’s more “fun”. If I wanted that kind of fun, then I’d post at EG, CVG, N4G or GAF.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. seasidebaz

    Bugger, I knew I should’ve posted here more :P

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Blerk

    I just watched Co-Op’s coverage of DJ Hero. Holy fucking shit! :shock:

    /is slightly afraid

    #37 5 years ago
  38. DaMan

    Blerk is a two time VG247 heavyweight champion.

    congratulations.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Psychotext

    You should set up a live stream of you trying to play it Blerk. I’d pay to watch that. :P

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Mike

    What did I win?

    Lifetime achievement?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Blerk

    I’d have to get a bleep machine, Psycho.

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Psychotext

    Blerkrage… the angering. :D

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Hunam

    I am pleased that I came third in trade :)

    This makes me a happy hun.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Patrick Garratt

    Someone nominated me for The Shatner :D

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    I know who I’m voting for next year then. :P

    #45 5 years ago
  46. Blerk

    glol!

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Hunam

    I’m also glad we all decided not to ban anyone.

    Anyway, Uncharted 2 just turned up in the post, time to see what your all on about!

    #47 5 years ago
  48. Johnny Cullen

    Someone also voted for Michael Pachter for the Shatner.

    I assume it was Jadeskye? :D

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Blerk

    Are you being a mod then, Psycho?

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Psychotext

    Well, as I said, I’m happy enough watching out for the spammers. Luckily we don’t really get a lot of them though.

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Mike

    I asked a question.

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Psychotext

    I voted for the other one in the “Most likely to be the real Mike” award.

    Sorry. :(

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Blerk

    I voted you in the “who do you think that guy who keeps trying to sell us shoes REALLY is?” category, Mike.

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Len

    Lol…louboutin man!

    #54 5 years ago
  55. Mike

    Thanks, Blerk and Psycho. You do it because you care.

    #55 5 years ago
  56. Eregol

    Memo to self, must try harder.

    #56 5 years ago
  57. blackdreamhunk

    sweet thank you

    empire total war for me

    so how do we get awards :)

    oh one more thing I just want to thank god (Yehoshua, jesus) for the award.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. G1GAHURTZ

    I wonder why?

    #58 5 years ago
  59. Syrok

    “Well, as I said, I’m happy enough watching out for the spammers. Luckily we don’t really get a lot of them though.”

    /points to forum

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Blerk

    Pat is God? Man, that explains the beard. And a few other things too, come to think of it. :-D

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Johnny Cullen

    If Pat was God, he’d be dead by now, as he got rid of the beard.

    #61 5 years ago
  62. Blerk

    I didn’t realise God’s hair length had an impact on his omnipotence. I shall be sure to be packing a pair of clippers next time he threatens to smite me.

    #62 5 years ago
  63. reask

    Congratz Everyone.
    @ Tea.
    Thanks for the gesture mate but you take them and enjoy.
    You know the site wouldn’t be the same without you imo.
    You can dish it out but you can take it as well so enjoy your win you deserve it.

    I gave you a nod for best fanboy as well because you are, so be proud and loud Tea and get into Forza 3.
    Who knows you may become an Xbot, ;)

    Just noticed, that Second last bit rhymed. :)
    Im a poet and I dont Know it.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. JonFE

    Kudos everyone!

    Unless I’m mistaken, each member I voted for in the first 5 categories won, while I didn’t get anything on the remaining 4; I guess I pay more attention to the members of the site than the games it covers…

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Retroid

    Late congrats, people! \o/

    Blerk’s been going on about getting DJ Hero, seriously. He’s going to slam those beats into the bassline, daddio. So he said.

    Or he could’ve been talking about using root vegetables as bait for salt water fishing.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. DaMan

    so what bdh was saying is that it wasn’t actually Pat’s decision not to ban him, but the Jesus’ will. oh well.

    btw, I’ve voted noone in The Beast category.

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Cort

    Oh well, message received loud and clear. Will try and moderate both tone and number of my posts.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. Michael O’Connor

    I really have no idea why you got that Cort, personally.

    I mean, BDH and TEA probably got 99% of the votes. Some asshats probably just put your name in a few times, and since the two most obvious candidates were out of the way… =P

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Mike

    I didn’t know TEA used youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePNra7CKaNQ

    #69 5 years ago
  70. Lutz

    I knew I should have hung around here longer. ;)

    (Stupid, stupid work)

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Psychotext

    Kill em all Lutz. Let god deal with em.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Cort

    Thanks O’Connor. Wouldn’t have been bothered if my name was under ‘fanboy’, but surprised and disappointed to learn that some at least think I meet the Shatner criteria.

    This will be my last post though I’ll still read the best damned gaming blog in teh world.

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Psychotext

    F’that. I can’t imagine why anyone would have voted for you on that one.

    Maybe your crazy twin Crot.

    #73 5 years ago
  74. Cort

    Er, before I go….

    I’m absolutely not leaving in a petulant huff, scout’s honour. :)

    #74 5 years ago
  75. Michael O’Connor

    Don’t leave. :(

    #75 5 years ago
  76. blackdreamhunk

    vg247 is not like the other gaming sites, they like to have other peoples views.

    not everyone agrees and sees the world the same as you do, or other people.

    the people who hate me are people who don’t like the truth.

    agin I never did get along with bully’s and I am glade the world can see the truth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kge2Ct3u8Hw&feature=sub

    http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=4605&updaterx=2009-12-14+09%3A41%3A40

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lObWqcKTrVA&feature=player_embedded#

    http://www.ajc.com/opinion/pro-con-does-climate-241288.html

    sites like vg247 gives me alot hope for humanity. Humanity still has that flame of goodness in it.

    #76 5 years ago
  77. OlderGamer

    Good deal, and gratz to the winners. If ya ask me, this whole site wins. Maybe the best game site I have ever visited. Thank you Pat, and staffers for a great year of news, fun and enjoyment. Looking forward to next year.

    #77 5 years ago
  78. blackdreamhunk

    here is a really good link about what happen in nazi’s toke over the media from a christains point of view.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfGr0g6TsZY&feature=rec-r2-2r-10

    #78 5 years ago
  79. Retroid

    “nazi’s toke”

    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude, I just TOTALLY invaded Polannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd!

    #79 5 years ago
  80. Armitage

    :D

    #80 5 years ago
  81. blackdreamhunk

    the love of money the rout of all evil

    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Climate-Change-Prime-Minister-Gordon-Brown-Sets-Out-To-Rescue-Foundering-Talks-In-Copenhagen/Article/200912315501340?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15501340_Climate_Change%3A_Prime_Minister_Gordon_Brown_Sets_Out_To_Rescue_Foundering_Talks_In_Copenhagen_

    #81 5 years ago
  82. DaMan

    awesome.

    #82 5 years ago
  83. Psychotext

    thatsareallyreallylonglink.com

    #83 5 years ago
  84. DaMan

    you’llresurrecthimwhoshaltnotbenamed.

    #84 5 years ago
  85. Armitage

    lolbecausetheenergyindustriesdon’thavemuchvestedinterestintheclimatedebatelol

    #85 5 years ago
  86. Johnny Cullen

    lolfullstoplolpleaejustgoawaybdhlol.

    #86 5 years ago
  87. Armitage

    .

    #87 5 years ago
  88. sg1974

    @72 LOL Cort you couldn’t stand the heat so you got out of the kitchen. Cry us a river!

    #88 5 years ago
  89. Johnny Cullen

    Have we settled on a mod yet? :D

    #89 5 years ago
  90. Gekidami

    Sites starting to get overrun with ad bots.

    #90 5 years ago
  91. Johnny Cullen

    I’m handling it on the site, although the sooner we get a mod in for the forums, the better.

    #91 5 years ago
  92. Gekidami

    I was considering the forums as apart of the site but yeah, its mainly the forums.

    #92 5 years ago
  93. Johnny Cullen

    The forums are broke off from the site. It’s probably the reason why there hasn’t been a universal login for both in the past couple of months.

    This will be fixed when we come back though. At least I am fairly certain it is anyways.

    #93 5 years ago
  94. Mike

    I’ve just cleaned it all up. No spam on the forums, atm.

    #94 5 years ago
  95. reask

    Nice one Mike.
    the amount of spam was unbelievable.

    #95 5 years ago