Sunday, March 2, 2014

The First Annual GEARS Video Game Awards


Tonight ABC airs The 86th Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood's most prestigious celebration of the film medium.

But why should movies get all the cool trophies?

In keeping with the season, but also our love of video games, the following is a completely biased, somewhat non-political list of video games that fulfilled all the tenets of excellence in the medium in the year of 2013.

If you think we missed out on something or that our judgment is completely unfair, that's what the comments section is for - feel free to offer you own list of GEAR-worthy video game experiences (keep in mind this is based purely on games available for the Xbox 360, and one gamer's experience. In the future when the GEARS are less impromptu, we'll more accurately represent the wide spectrum of gaming art).

Thanks for reading, enjoy The Oscars, and may the real best picture win.

Now onto The Gears (The Future Machine's version of The Oscars, but for video games)!


Best Performance By A Male Video Game Character In A Supporting Role
~ Nominees ~
Alfred Pennyworth - Batman: Arkham Origins


Trevor - Grand Theft Auto V
Adewale - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


Zachary Hale Comstock - BioShock: Infinite

~ WINNER ~
Trevor - Grand Theft Auto V


Best Performance By A Female Video Game Character In A Supporting Role 
~ Nominees ~
Snow - The Wolf Among Us
Elizabeth - Bioshock: Infinite
Samantha "Sam" Nishimura - Tomb Raider
~ WINNER ~
Snow - The Wolf Among Us
Best Costuming
~ Nominees ~
The Wolf Among Us

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag


Batman: Arkham Origins
The Bridge

WWE 2K14
~ WINNER ~
Assassin's Creed IV
Best Musical Score 
~ Nominees ~
The Wolf Among Us - Intro
The Bridge - Main Theme
The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Main Theme
Assassin's Creed IV - Sea Shanties
~ WINNER ~
Assassin's Creed IV - Sea Shanties
Best Character-Model
~ Nominees ~
Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
Batman - Batman: Arkham Origins


Edward Kenway - Assassin's Creed IV

~ WINNER ~
Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
Best Performance By A Male Video Game Character In A Lead Role*
*In a shocking turn of events The Future Machine Association of Gears and Levers has decided to forgo awarding any performance from 2013, instead honoring an overlooked genius from 2012. The Best Male Video Game Character award goes to...
~ WINNER ~
Max Payne - Max Payne 3

"It's about damn time."

Best Female Video Game Character In A Lead Role
~ Nominees ~

Clementine - The Walking Dead: Season 2

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
~ WINNER ~
Clementine - The Walking Dead: Season 2

Best Video Game Story
~ Nominees ~

The Walking Dead: Season 2: Episode 1


The Wolf Among Us: Season 1: Episode 1


The Bridge


Batman: Arkham Origins


Tomb Raider


~ WINNER ~
Batman: Arkham Origins
Best Video Game
~ Nominees ~

The Wolf Among Us


WWE 2K14


Grand Theft Auto 5


Assassin's Creed IV


Tomb Raider

~ WINNER ~
The Wolf Among Us


In a shocking turn of events, TellTale's episodic Arcade Adventure Game based upon the graphic novel Fables has taken the coveted top spot!

Grand Theft Auto V was considered the frontrunner, but it appears the most coveted Golden GEAR goes to the dark horse of this competition.

Wolf Among Us episode one and episode two is available for download now - and all these stellar games are just begging to be played. So what are you waiting for?!

Thank you for joining us, be safe on your way to the kitchen for a snack, and have a great night!



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