For the next two categories, we take a break from TV, and move to the games and films which have been keeping us entertained over the past 12 months. The game category was particularly volatile this year, with the top three spots battling for the trophy. With the movies, one film took an early lead and managed to hold it. Here is how you voted.
Geektown’s Game Of The Year
Nominees: A Plague Tale: Requiem, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Elden Ring, Expeditions: Rome, God of War: Ragnarok, Grounded, Horizon: Forbidden West, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Return to Monkey Island, Sifu, Stray, Two Point Campus, Unpacking
Bronze: God of War: Ragnarok
Silver: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Try as they might, not Jedi nor a Greek/Norse demigod could stop the juggernaut that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II. Infinity Ward’s first-person shooter drops players into an unprecedented global conflict that features the return of the iconic Operators of Task Force 141. The win should come as no great surprise given the game was the fasted game in the CoD series to top a billion dollars in revenue and broke several sales records for the franchise.
Geektown’s Movie Of The Year
Nominees: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Bullet Train, Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Enola Holmes 2, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Lightyear, Nope, Prey, Scream (2022), Sonic 2, The Adam Project, The Batman, The Gray Man, The Northman, Thor: Love And Thunder, Top Gun: Maverick, Turning Red, WEIRD: The Al Yankovic Story, Werewolf by Night, A24’s X, Deep Water, Don’t Look Up, Red Notice, Windfall
Bronze: The Batman
Silver: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Winner: Top Gun: Maverick
There were a lot of great films over the last twelve months, but nostalgia wins out again, with Top Gun: Maverick feeling the need to speed back onto the big screen.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
If you haven’t caught the movie yet, you can find it to buy or rent on various streaming services, or for free on Paramount+.