While the jury may still be out on our Game of the Year, we've already rolled the dice on the Best Role-Playing Games of 2009.
Taking nearly half of the more than 16,000 votes in our Game of the Year poll, this Playstation 3 exclusive garners Kotaku's 2009 Reader's Choice Award for Game of the Year.
While the overall Game of the Year debates are the main draw this week, we're also handing out some other awards. Like these, for the best PC games of 2009.
We've had our say, announcing which three games we think should be named game of the year for 2009. Now it's your turn.
Not all video games last year were released on tangible discs. There were also games released via digital means, and some of those games were without a doubt among the strongest titles to hit in 2009.
Our finalists for Game of the Year have all been announced and continue to be hotly debated within Kotaku Tower as we try to come to a conclusion, but those three titles weren't the only ones of note in 2009.
There aren't many ways that the multimillion-selling Assassin's Creed II can be seen as an underdog, but in a discussion of 2009's Game of the Year, it's the dark horse.
The brilliantly immersive Demon's Souls, unfortunately known better for its brutal difficulty than its rebellious game design, is my choice for the title most deserving of the accolade "Game of the Year."
We're not just debating the best video game of 2009 this week. We've got other awards to dole out. Today, I declare which '09 game had the best cut scenes and which was the runner-up.
I think Uncharted 2 was the best game of 2009. By a country mile. Why? Because Uncharted 2 was also 2009's best action movie.
You might be wondering what happened to our annual Game of the Year awards.
Even though I left the Rocky Mountain News to run Kotaku fulltime awhile back, I still write for the newspaper. Mostly because I like the idea of being able to expose a very mainstream audience to gaming.