Drunken Monkey Tech – 2009 Game Of The Year Awards

bastardssmall.jpgIt’s that time of year again. Okay, in hopes of helping you with your holiday shopping, we’re doing it a little early.

Games released before Black Friday (November 27, 2009) were considered. Anything released during the remainder of the calendar year will be considered for our 2010 awards.

If you’d like to hear how we came to our decisions, you can listen in on the entire conversation in Episode #106 of Drunken Monkey Tech Podcast.

Without further ado, our winners.

Best Racing Game
Winner- Need for Speed: Shift
Runner Up – Dirt 2

Best Music Game
Winner – The Beatles: Rock Band
Runner Up – DJ Hero

Best RPG
Winner –
Borderlands
Runner Up – Demon’s Souls

Best Action/Platformer
Winner – (TIE) Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time and Batman: Arkham Asylum

Best First-Person Shooter
Winner – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Best Co-op Game
Winner – Resident Evil 5
Runner Up – Halo 3: ODST

Most Innovative Game
Winner –
DJ Hero
Runners Up – Flower and Dead Space Extraction

WTF?!? 2009
Winner – Noby Noby Boy

Best Portable Game
Winner – Resistance: Retribution
Runner Up – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Best PS3 Game
Winner – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Runner Up – Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time

Best Wii Game
Winner – Dead Space Extraction
Runner Up – MadWorld

Best XBox 360 Game
Winner – Halo 3: ODST
Runner Up – Halo Wars

Game Of The Year 2009
Winner – Borderlands
Runner Up – The Beatles: Rock Band

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Trophy Hunters – Episode 3

Zero Lag was running a little late, and Trophy Hunters is a little early… so you get double the fun in one evening.

The lastest installment of TH includes Trophy Tips for Prince of Persia, Eat Lead, Trivial Pursuit, Noby Noby Boy, Resistance 2, and Super Stardust HD.

Get it while it’s hot… right… HERE.

PS3 Firmware 2.70 Coming Sooner Than You Think

Call this one a rumor until I’m able to cite a source, but somebody told me that Sony is poised to release firmware 2.70 for PS3 within the next 24 hours.

This fits with other rumblings we’ve heard, and reading between the lines of other news stories. Resistance 2 is getting patched tomorrow, and it’s been confirmed that the patch requires a firmware update to utilize features that aren’t currently available. While the firmware release window┬áisn’t all that surprising, what it (supposedly) includes is.

Rumored features of firmware 2.70 include enhanced voice messaging, faster in-game XMB access/Trophy retrieval, background synching of Trophies, and multi-user simultaneous logins for games that support it (Resistance 2 will use it).

If half of that list proves to be true… I’ll be happy.

We’ll know for sure VERY soon.

PSP Review: Resistance Retribution

resistance_retribution_logoThe next installment of the Resistance games is out on the PSP. Does it hold up to its predecessors on the PS3? Keep reading to find out what I thought about Resistance Retribution.

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New Video Game Releases For 3-17-09

Would you believe it’s a ghost town this week?

Unless you’re into Vin Diesel, portable systems, and most importantly Resistance: Retribution.

Complete list of games releasing on all major platforms this week is inside.

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Resistance 2 Gets Patched, Hints At Upcoming Firmware

According to Bryan Intihar (Community Manager for Insomniac Games) via the Playstation Blog, Resistance 2 will be patched to version 1.40 AT ANY MOMENT.

What’s in the patch, and why is there room for rampant speculation on a future PS3 Firmware Update?

Check inside…

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Drunken Monkey Tech: 2008 Game Of The Year Awards

It’s the time of year when everyone sits down, gives their opinion on what they liked and what they didn’t… then gets flamed for it from fanboys.

Not to be left out of the party, we’re posting the results of our online poll and our own picks.

Agree or disagree, it’s what it is.

Get the full rundown inside.

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