Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Guild Wars 2 Awards



Guild Wars 2 Award Wins

ActionTrip
Editors’ Pick: Guild Wars 2 Review

Amazon
Top 20 Video Games of 2012

Ars Technica
Ars Technica’s 2012 Games of the Year

AtomicGamer
AtomicGamer’s Games Of The Year, 2012

DESTRUCTOID
The winner of Destructoid’s best RPG of 2012

Forbes
The Most Addictive Video And PC Games Of 2012 (So Far)

Game Chronicles
Editors’ Choice Award: Guild Wars 2

GameInformer
Reader Games Of The Year 2012

Game Revolution
Best PC Exclusive 2012

GamesBeat
The Best of 2012

GameSpot
Editors’ Choice Award: Guild Wars 2 Review

GameSpot
Role-Playing Game of the Year

GameSpy
Editors’ Choice Award: Guild Wars 2 Review

GamesRadar
Editors’ Choice Award: Guild Wars 2 Review

GameTrailers
Editors’ Choice Award: Guild Wars 2 Review

GamingBolt
GamingBolt’s 4th Annual Game of the Year Awards

Guild Wars 2 Named Angry Joe’s Best Game of 2012

IGN
Editors’ Choice: Guild Wars 2 Review

IGN
The Gamescom Winner of the IGN People’s Choice Award is…

IGN
PC – Top Games of 2012

Impulse Gamer
Editors’ Choice Award

Massively
Massively’s Best of 2012 Awards

NBCNews
Best Art Direction in Games

PCGamer
Guild Wars 2 Review

PCGamer
The MMO of the Year 2012: Guild Wars 2

Press Play
Game of the Year Awards 2012 Part 2

RPGFan
Game of the Month August 2012: Guild Wars 2

TechDigest
Top 10 PC Games of 2012

Ten Ton Hammer
Best MMO 2012

TIME
Top 10 Everything of 2012 (also appeared in print)

Indie Passion Fuels the 10 Best Games of 2012

ZAM
ZAM Game of the Year Awards


Guild Wars 2 Award Nominations

DESTRUCTOID
The winner of Destructoid’s best PC exclusive of 2012

G4TV
X-Play’s Best of 2012 Awards Results – 2012 Game of the Year and More!

Game Revolution
Most Surprising Game 2012

GamesRadar
RPG of the Year 2012

GamesRadar
Best MMORPGS

IGN
Overall GOTY 2012

IGN
Game of the Year Award 2012

Kotaku
The Best (You Make Up The Category) Video Games Of The Year

NBCNews
The Best Multiplayer Game of the Year

MMOSite
2012 Reader’s Choice Awards

Spike
Best PC Game

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Friday, January 04, 2013

Imagine a World… (A pornography parable)


Imagine a world where women had certain ingrained expectations about their romantic interests.  What do they expect in this world?  Stunts.  They GO WILD for a man who can fall down stairs, jump from moving vehicles, and light themselves on fire.  Of course most men are uncomfortable with this, but they feel that in order to keep their woman happy they have to perform.  They are competing with professional stunt men who make it look easy.  Their wives and girlfriends subscribe to StuntBoy Magazine and watch videos of stunt performances online.  And while these women understand that the men doing these things are professionals, and that they really shouldn't expect *their* man to be able to light themselves on fire and jump from a flying helicopter onto a moving train, they still *wish* that they could perform like that.  And the more the women watch these videos the less satisfied they become with their man who is only able to do lame prat falls and is downright terrified of heights.
 
One night Bob was feeling particularly romantic and brave, so he invited his wife into the bedroom where he had rose petals sprinkled on the bed and a bunch of candles.  Then he doused his hand in alcohol and sensuously lit it on fire.  His wife was thrilled!  It was a painful and somewhat embarrassing experience for Bob, (He forgot to have a bucket of water handy.) but it pleased her, and now he feels obligated to do this for her on a regular basis.  Slowly and subtly this obligation begins to grow into resentment.  Not directly toward his wife, mind you.  Just at the fact that the expectation is there.  That he knows if he doesn't do it, she may find another man who will.  And while she finds his relatively mild stunt to be a nice overture, she wonders why he can’t do it every night.  And add to the routine.  Maybe throw himself through a sugar-glass window every now and again.  Slowly and subtly she loses respect for her husband.  She can’t put her finger on it, but something about him disappoints her.