Game of the Year 2010: The Readers' Choice Award

Capturing more than 12,000 of the nearly 30,000 votes cast in our Game of the Year poll, this cross-platform game captured Kotaku's 2010 Readers' Choice Award. » 1/24/11 12:00pm 1/24/11 12:00pm

Before They Were Game Of The Year Finalists...

We have four finalists in our 2010 Game Of The Year awards. All worthy contenders, but as has been pointed out, all are also either sequels or continuations of older series. So let's take a look at how far they've come. » 1/22/11 12:00am 1/22/11 12:00am

2010 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: Mass Effect 2

Because I tried to please everyone, my Commander Shepard didn't get laid the first time I played Mass Effect 2. Because BioWare tried to please everyone, Mass Effect 2 could be our Game of the Year. » 1/20/11 1:00pm 1/20/11 1:00pm

2010 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: Red Dead Redemption

In another universe, they made a box containing Red Dead Redemption that's just for me. The front is familiar. The back, though, boasts the kind of bullet points I might demand of a great video game: » 1/18/11 1:40pm 1/18/11 1:40pm

2010 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: NBA 2K11

Sports titles just aren't supposed to be game-of-the-year contenders. Their annualized nature sends the message that this year's game, no matter how great, won't be worth owning in 365 days. If anything could rise above that, it is NBA 2K11. » 1/17/11 2:00pm 1/17/11 2:00pm