Castle Crashers Is The Xbox Live Game Of The Year

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Microsoft has announced the winners of the 2008 Xbox Live Arcade Awards, with The Behemoth's Castle Crashers walking away with Game of the Year.

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Castle Crashers actually won three categories in the Xbox Live Arcade Awards, the annual awards voted on by the players themselves. Along with Game of the Year, it was also awarded Best Co-op Mode and Best Original Game. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix was the other big winner, taking home three awards for Best Remake, Best Versus Mode, and Best Graphics. The final three categories were one-offs, with A Kingdom for Keflings winning Best Family Game, Braid taking Best Innovation, and Portal: Still Alive winning Best Single Player.

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So how do those results look to you guys? Fair? Completely off? Too Street Fighter-y? Discuss.

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Sloopydrew
Sloopydrew

Making irrelevant awards voted on by users, once again. That which sells best (SF, CC) is always bound to win because users voting tend to vote on games they own. So these type of "awards" are basically a pat on the back to the best-selling games, not the best games (although the two aren't always mutually exclusive). Or maybe I'm just bitter that Braid, which I consider by far the best Live game of 2008, only won a single award.