Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
(Pictured: Jocks left, us right, can't you tell by the muscles?)
You know, Game Revolution works hard. We play hard too. It's just frustrating when some jocks over at 2K think they can walk all over us! Do they even know who they're messing with? Blake, tell 'em.
Alright, Blake is passed out, but it doesn't matter. Look, we already picked the best Sports Game of the Year. It was NBA Jam, duh. You look at NBA Jam with all of it's high flying dunks, shoving, and general foul-ery (new word, learn it!), and you try to tell us that it's not the best sports game of 2010.
There's just no convincing 2K Games who wrote us to let us know just how many awards NBA 2K11 has received. Take a look:
4th String: Best Sports Game of the Year, Best Animation,
CheatCodeCentral: Best Sports Game,
Electric Playground: Best Sports Game,
Entertainment Weekly: #9 Best Video Game of 2010,
Examiner.com: Game of the Year,
G4TV’s X-Play: Best Sports Game, Best Animation, Runner-Up: Game of the Year,
Game Informer: Best Franchise Mode (Sports), Best New Feature (Sports),
GameFocus: Best Sports Game (Team Sport),
GameTrailers: Sports Game of the Year,
IGN: Best Sports Game,
Kotaku: Sports Game of the Year, Best Team Sports Game, Game of the Year nominee,
MTV Clutch Blog: Top 10 Games of 2010,
Official XBOX Magazine: Sports Game of the Year,
Pasta Padre: #1 Sports Game of 2010,
PC Gamer: Best Action Game of the Year,
PlayStation Universe: Best Sports Game of 2010 (Team),
Shacknews: Best of 2010 (Sports),
Spike Video Game Awards: Best Team Sports Game,
SPIN: #7 Best Video Game of 2010,
Sports Illustrated: #1 Sports Game of 2010,
USA Today: Top 10 Games of 2010,
Yahoo! Games: Best Sports Game,
ZoKnowsGaming: Best Sports Game of the Year.
OK, OK, so it's a great game. We just think NBA Jam was better. At least it didn't have to rely on #23, right?