Rodent Game Awards 2007– RESULTS!

Way of the Rodent’s antidote to the Game BAFTAs were recently awarded in the salubrious surroundings of a fine old London pub.

Controversy, tears and tiaras, and group Portal karaoke– the night had it all…

Oh! It’s the Original Spirit of Videogaming!

Following hot on the heels of another extraordinary year for videogaming, the Rodent Game Awards– Sponsored by Deep Silver celebrated the wonderful titles that lit up 2007. Big PR and Marketing budgets counted for nought here– though there were big winners from the big stables, heroic minnows such as Earth Defence Force 2017 were also able to take centre stage.

Indie-spirited Portal was the night’s big story and, controversially, the winner of the‘Most difficult moment in a videogame to explain to the missus’ award hadn’t even been nominated…

For a full list of winners and a boozy write-up of the event please wander over to http://wayoftherodent.com/features/RodentAwards2007Results.htm

Thank you to Deep Silver for the kind event sponsorship, thank you to the industry-types who came along and thanks videogaming for a bloody brilliant 2007.

www.WayoftheRodent.com– you lucky people!

Award Winners for 2007 in full:

Game of the year 2007

Portal (Multiplatform)

Runners up: Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Bioshock, Forza 2, Crackdown

2006 Winner: Ridge Racer 6

Gameplay: Best game level

Level 19– Portal

Runners up: All Ghillied Up - CoD4, 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

Sitting on the sofa watching telly with your girlfriend - The Darkness

Runners up: Space and time - Portal, Oooh missus - The Witcher, Sticky Star Power - Guitar Hero II, Muttering Mentalist - Zelda Phantom Hourglass

2006 Winner: Dead Rising– Gay Cowboy Outfit

Gameplay: Big Grin

Super Mario Galaxy– Start to finish

Runners up: Still Alive - Portal, Mothership takedown - Earth Defence Force 2017, Rally of Japan - DiRT

2006 Winner: DEFCON– Oops! Sorry New York!

Technical Achievement: Bestest Explosions

Crackdown– Car pyres

Runners up: Motorstorm, Halo 3, Flatout Ultimate Carnage

2006 Winner: Black

Technical Achievement: Synthesised‘Ghostbusters!’ Memorial Voice and Character

Nathan Drake (Uncharted)

Runners up: The entire cast of Bioshock, GlaDOS, Unnamed DJ - Umbrella Chronicles

2006 Winner: Marcus Fenix (Gears of War)

Technical Achievement: The Holy Shit will you just look at that Eyes of Jesus Award

Bioshock– Opening ocean sequence

Runners up: First vantage point - Assassin’s Creed, Helicopter flight - Call of Duty 4, Uncharted

2006 Winner: New Award

For the People, with the People: Best game to play with your mates

Big Team Battle– Halo 3

Runners up: Online races - Forza 2, Pro 5v5 - FIFA 2008, Multiplayer - Call of Duty 4

2006 Winner: Gears of War

For the People, with the People: The 'Ooh, can I have a go please' award for most inclusive game

Super Mario Galaxy

Runners up: Wii Sports, Guitar Hero III, Singstar (PS3 version)

2006 Winner: Wii Sports

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

Runners up: The Witcher, Jetpac Refuelled, FIFA 2008

2006 Winner: New Award

Rodent Readers Award

Bioshock

2006 Winner: Guitar Hero

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