Wednesday, December 18, 2019

EXP Podcast #552: The 2019 Gamey Awards

Expressing my love of the Gameys via interpretive dance
This is it: the moment we've been anticipating and/or dreading all year.  It's the 2019 Gamey awards!  At the end of the year, everyone (including us) starts to get really serious about bestowing accolades, so we think it's fitting to hand out some of the most ridiculous awards we can think up.  Join us in recognizing the essence of what makes video games so great and so silly: the inherent gameyness of it all.

Spoilers for categories, nominees, and winners are at the very bottom of this post for those who want to follow along!

- Here's the show's stand-alone feed
- Listen to the podcast in your browser by clicking here, right-click and select "save as link" to download the show in MP3 format, or click play below.

 - Runtime: 1 hr 31 min 56 sec
 - Music by Brad Sucks

Prettiest game
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Death Stranding
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Void Bastards
  • Untitled Goose Game

This game is tearing us apart
  • Pokémon sword/shield
  • Death stranding
  • Control
  • Sekiro
  • Apex Legends

Should I have played that?
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Outer Wilds
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

This Magic Moment: The Sequence/scenario/moment of the year
  • Luigi mansion shark battle
  • Ashtray maze control
  • Rescuing your baby in Ape Out
  • Sayonara Smooches
  • Lady Butterfly
  • Rat Control
  • Goose Backtracking
  • Your First Death (Outer Wilds)

Best strand game
  • Kind Words
  • Death Stranding
  • Sekiro

Biggest gear grinders
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Everything around the Stadia announcement and launch
  • Blizzard
  • Monster Energy Drinks
  • 3-Phase Fights
  • Announcing games so damn early
  • The “We’re not political” Move

Man, WTF?
  • Anthem
  • Death Stranding
  • In the Valley of the Gods (RIP)
  • Blizzard
  • Apex Legends

Death Stranding Presents: The "Wait, so that's how that works?" Award, directed by Hideo Kojima
  • Peeing
  • Resting
  • “Hello!”
  • Killing Enemies & BTs
  • Blood Bags & Gunfire

That could have been great
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (specifically the dungeon builder)
  • Stadia
  • Anthem
  • Sekiro
  • Sky: Children of the Light

Best Waifu/Husbandu material
  • The line block from Tetris 99
  • Marcus Fenix
  • Cal from Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Mama
  • Sekiro
  • Polaris
  • Queen Latifah
  • The Wife from Telling Lies

"Gamey-est" game
  • Pokemon Sword/Shield
  • Death Stranding
  • Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Team Fight Tactics
  • Apex Legends
  • Untitled Goose Game

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