The Horrible Show 12-22-10: Games of the Year 2010 Nominations

The Horrible ShowAnything goes during Games of the Year nominations. Christina has a voice identity crisis, Cole takes off early, and you can hear Justin and Ethan “crafting” in their brains. But we hold it together to discuss the games that defined 2010. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We are one week away from the 1st Annual Grimmy Awards for Horrible Night’s Games of the Year, so it seems like we should probably nominate a few games. We can’t do that without getting off-topic in our Threesomes of the Week where Justin gets confused about which Ernest is which. The On the Spot question wraps up 2009 a year too late by asking – Have your Top Games of 2009 changed? But all we have for Batman: Arkham Asylum is a participation from Cole. Sorry Batman. On to the year that matters, this year, where we get the bad news out of the way first with Underperformers and Overperformers, before finally listing off our personal highlights of 2010. Did your favorite game make catch our attention? Check back next week for the official nominees and to see how takes home the coveted-as-of-now 2010 Grimmys.

Support Christina’s iPhone Game – Lars

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro and Off-Topic – (00:54 – 18:13)
On the Spot Question – (18:18 – 21:44)
Games of the Year 2010 Nominations – (21:46 – 1:47:24)
How to choose? – (21:46 – 29:18)
Underperformers – (29:20 – 43:45)
Overperformers – (43:46 – 56:12)
Wish I’d Played It More – (56:14 – 1:05:45)
The Best of the Rest- (1:05:47 – 1:47:24)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:47:28 – 1:48:58)
Shout Outs – (1:49:00 – 1:54:26)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeExit Through the Gift Shop, Fort Frances / David McMillin, Doritos Crash Course
EthanMichael Moore Hates America, Bob Came in Pieces, Paranormal State
ChristinaDexter is Delicious, Perfect World, The Importance of Being Earnest
JustinPandorum, My Chemical Romance – Danger Days, Infinity Blade, I Just Had Sex

Games:
Doritos Crash Course, Harm’s Way, Bob Came in Pieces, Perfect World, Infinity Blade, Borderlands, Uncharted 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II, Metro 2033, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Final Fantasy XIII, Metroid: Other M, NBA Elite 11, NBA 2K11, DJ Hero 2, Minecraft, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Alan Wake, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Fallout: New Vegas, Halo: Reach, Cut the Rope, Angry Birds, Mass Effect 2, NBA Jam, Just Cause 2, Crackdown 2, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Heavy Rain, Darksiders, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Lars, Bulletstorm

References:
Banksy, Ghost Adventures, Jim Varney, Event Horizon, Infinity Blade ReviewExecutive Decision, Minecraft Hackers, Bulletstorm Trailer

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