Moving away from TV, we have our Game of the Year, and Movie of the Year categories. First up it’s for the gamers out there.
Geektown’s Game of The Year
Whilst second and third place were quite close this year, the first place slot had a pretty healthy lead. 3rd place went to Star Wars Battlefront, which is a wonderfully fun game, even if I kinda suck at it. 2nd place goes to Lego Dimensions, because Lego is awesome. 1st place really could only go to one game, and that’s Fallout 4.
To call Fallout 4 and epic undertaking is slightly selling it short. According to my stats on Steam, I’ve currently logged 157 hours on the title… That’s from my first run though, and I know I’ve still not seen all the content. Not only do you have a great central story, but some superb combat and a massive world to explore. Plus a building game, and if you listen to Geektown Radio, you know how much I love those! I played my first run ‘vanilla’ i.e. with no mods, but now that’s done, I’m going to have to go back and start again, all modded up and see what I missed the first time around.
Geektown’s Movie of The Year (that isn’t Star Wars)
Have to say, the top 3 of of this category was a bit of a surprise considering all the superhero movies out this year. Of course, we did caveat this category as clearly the movie of the year is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but as the awards started before the film was out, we didn’t feel it was fair to include something no one would have seen. So 3rd place went to Jurassic World, which was actually voted 2nd place in most Most Anticipated Movie last year. 2nd place went to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, but the top spot was taken by Bond… James Bond, with Spectre landing in 1st place.
So the top spot did go to a superhero of sorts, with Daniel Craig’s 4th outing as Bond. Skyfall was always going to be a tough act to follow, but it does seem they managed to pull it off. Whilst it’s somewhat lighter in tone than it’s predecessor, it’s still a great action movie, and reintroduces some of the more… ‘Bondian’ elements of the older era movies. That did divide audiences, as some would have liked to have seen it still to the hard edged, gritty Bond we had in Skyfall, but I think it’s good to get some humour back into the franchise. Only time will tell whether this is the last we see of Craig as Bond, or if they can convince him to return for another outing.