Neowin Community Game Awards 2007 - Nominations Begin

In 2005, we started the Neowin Community Game Awards. Unlike other "Best of Year" awards, every step of the process is voted on by the members. From the initial nominations to the final voting, you, the people who play the games, get to voice your opinions on which titles truly stood out from the rest. The NCGA's are the epitome of a "for the fans, by the fans" award.

The time has arrived, finally, for us to pick up where we left off two years ago (we missed a beat in 2006). The nomination round is now upon us. In this round, all members are asked to visit the nomination page and submit their choices for "Best of" in each category. Not a member, but want to contribute? All you have to do is register! This round will continue until October 29th, at which point nominations will be closed and the results tallied. The five most nominated games in each category will then proceed to the final voting round where they'll duke it out for the crown.

What else can be said? Let's get clicking and let's start nominating!

Please only nominate games you truly feel deserve the recognition released between October '06 and October '07. You can fill in as many or few of the categories as you like. Blank fields will be accepted as a null nomination.

Link: Neowin Community Game Awards Nominations
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actually , this isnt 'hype' as in the marketing department is trying to make you buy it, this is people who bought the game and trying to spread the happiness around

IMHO

what's the point?. this list will be filled just with overhyped crap and the winner will be the more overhyped game from the moment (usually one of the latest).

carmatic said,
does this include those forum games like 'add a word to make a sentence' and stuff? like, a community game and stuff

No, this is about video games.

Is The Orange Box one game?

EDIT: Might I suggest for next year to include categories such as "Best Soundtrack" "Best Graphics" "Best Innovation" etc...?

We had those categories last time and it only serves to make the awards too long and too tedious. We decided to simplify it this time around and just stick to "best of genre".

The Orange Box wouldn't technically be one game. Portals is a puzzle game and HL2 and TF2 are first person shooters.

bangbang023 said,
Action games would be a game like Ratchet and Clank.

Not really familiar with that, what would be an example of an action PC game?

OPaul said,

Not really familiar with that, what would be an example of an action PC game?


I don't know, honestly. My inability to follow every game on the market is one of the reasons we made this a community thing to begin with. Think of action platformers, as those are the most common types of action games. Then again, a good action game candidate would be something like Stranglehold. I think that came out on the PC, too.

Actually after reading the comments, I've just realised that a lot of the categories could be a bit vauge. Like Bioshock, is it an adventure game, an action game, an FPS, an RPG or what? It could easily fit into a few of the categories. Would it not be better to just have the people list their top 5 games of the year along with their top one for each console and then decide the category the games fit into after?

Bioshock is an FPS with RPG elements, but it's primarily an FPS. We're going to stick with the system we have now. It's a good idea, but something we'll consider for future iterations, not immediately.

I guess that would be considered a puzzle game...a category we don't have at the moment. Crap. It can be put in "PC Game of the Year" if you want. I just contacted Blackice912, so hopefully the "Puzzle Game" category will be added within the next few hours if you can hold off nominating for a while.

Voted :D

Call of Duty 4 counts right? the beta is out, and releases in a few weeks. It's honestly the best game i've ever played, and it's only in beta :nuts:

lylesback2 said,
Voted :D

Call of Duty 4 counts right? the beta is out, and releases in a few weeks. It's honestly the best game i've ever played, and it's only in beta :nuts:


Unfortunately, if it's not released by the 29th, then it will be disqualified. I put in the time frame so people can be sure in future nominations. Sorry about that.

bangbang023 said,

Unfortunately, if it's not released by the 29th, then it will be disqualified. I put in the time frame so people can be sure in future nominations. Sorry about that.

now I wish I could revote.. I put COD4 in like 3 categories LOL