Geektown’s Game & Movie of The Year
Geektown’s Game of The Year
Nominees: Batman: The Telltale Series, Civilisation VI, Dishonored 2, Final Fantasy XV, Firewatch, Hitman, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Overwatch, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, XCOM 2
Bronze: Final Fantasy XV
Silver: Batman: The Telltale Series
And The Winner Is…
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Geektown’s Game Of The Year is of course, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. The final (probably) chapter of the epic Uncharted series from Naughty Dog. This one see’s Nathan Drake (Nolan North) reunited with his long lost brother Sam (Troy Baker), and head off on one final adventure. As always with Naughty Dog, it’s a great mix of action, adventure, and brilliantly scripted storytelling, set in a variety of beautifully rendered locations. The banter between Nate, Sam and Elena (Haven’s Emily Rose) is so natural and funny, you can tell they had a great time making the game. You can hear Nolan & Troy talk more about working together in our press panel from Comic Con below.
Geektown’s Movie of The Year (that isn’t Star Wars…)
Nominees: Arrival, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, The Jungle Book
Bronze: Captain America: Civil War
Silver: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
And The Winner Is…
The winner, by a landslide, was the merc with a mouth, Deadpool. The movie that proved getting an R rating in the US (15 in the UK) is not a death sentence for a comic book movie, being the 8th highest grossing movie of 2016, and the the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time! Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, the cancer riddled merc, who gets superpowers after being tortured and injected with a mutation-activating serum by a covert organisation. It’s violent, crude, and hilariously funny from the start, and is of course getting a sequel, which will see Deadpool joined by his comic book partner Cable.
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.