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Fortnite Just Won A Game Of The Year Award Over Red Dead Redemption 2 On A Stupid Technicality

The Golden Joystick Awards have just made a lot of people very mad.

Fortnite has been named Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards, and honestly, why?

Although Fortnite is a great game and a global sensation, it has come as a surprise to the gaming community that it beat out the critically acclaimed Red Dead Redemption 2 and a slew of other fire games that have been released this year. Spider-manGod of War? Anybody?

The Golden Joysticks – handed out by GamesRadar – are copping flack for counting Fortnite as a 2018 game, when the early release was actually July 25, 2017.

While it’s normal for games to do an early release, iron out all the kinks, then do an official release of the “final product” much later, it’s a bit of a loophole when it comes to awards. It’s like releasing a film then finessing it and only ~officially~ releasing it once it’s good enough to win an Oscar.

So people are generally feeling against both the choice of Fortnite, and the technicality that allowed it to qualify for the 2018 gaming awards.

At least Red Dead Redemtion 2 won the Golden Joysticks Critics Choice Award, so that’s something.

The Six Final Nominees For Video Game Of The Year Are Out So Now It’s Time To Pick A Side And Vote

There can only be one.

The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 have been announced and so, of course, the debates and the personal rankings are rolling in.

There are 30 categories total and a lot of the top games appear across multiple, with God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 tying for the most nominations across all the categories for 2018. 

But there are six finalists that are in the running for the prestigious Game of the Year title. We’ve got:

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, and Red Dead Redemption 2.

The votes are open and you can actually vote numerous times – once every 24 hours. Plus if you share your vote it apparently gets an extra boost in the winning formula, according to The Game Awards.

The winners will be announced live on December 6th at The Game Awards and you can find out how to tune in to that here.

You can check out the full list of finalists for each category on the Game Awards’ site and put your vote in there too. In the mean time remember that respectful debate is better than being a jackass online! Happy Game Awards!

Shout Out To Kevin The Giant Fortnite Cube For Sacrificing Himself To Unlock This Sick New Dimension

Millions of people tuned in to see the live event take place because that’s the kind of power Fortnite has.

Fortnite held a rare live event yesterday that has changed the landscape of the game as we know it. But it does mean having to say farewell to this big-ass cube everyone has become so attached to that its been collectively named ‘Kevin’.

The Fortnite game-makers made the announcement last week that players should tune in at 1pm (EST) November 4 to witness the one-time live event, and millions of people across Twitch, YouTube and in play got to see the great demise of Kevin The Cube.

First Kevin started melting some leaky purple magic stuff and pulsating and spinning and what not, until eventually exploding and sucking players into a strange realm where you just floated around in space with a butterfly-type thing. It was truly wild.

Once the bright-white limbo phase passed, you could see the changes to the battle royale game. The ‘Fortnitemares’ Halloween-themed event appears to be gone forever and replaced with a whole new dimension gifted to us by the self-imploding mighty cube.

There’s now a series of smaller islands and likely a bunch of other changes to the map to be discovered as the new world is explored.

Epic has also added a series of new challenges, which have been dubbed “Lil’ Kev Challenges”, in honour of our great purple cube, who taught us a thing or two about self-sacrifice.

RIP Kev.

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