Kotaku Originals: Getting Your GOTY

This week we hashed out our arguments for 2009's Game of the Year and arrived at a semi-consensus on yours. A slew of other awards conferred by Kotaku staff also officially closed out the previous year in video games.

The week that was in originals:

Kotaku Talk Radio

Game of the Year

Game of the Year 2009: The Readers' Choice Award

2009 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: Assassin's Creed II

2009 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: Demon's Souls

2009 Game of the Year Finalist Debate: Uncharted 2

How To Pick The Best Game of 2009

The Best of 2009

The Best Video Game Costume & Character Design Of 2009

The Best iPhone Games of 2009

The Best Role-Playing Games Of 2009

The Best PC Games Of 2009

My 10 favourite Gaming Moments of 2009

The Best Digital Game of 2009

Reviews, Previews, Hands-On and Impressions

Serious Sam HD Review: This Time It's Really Serious

Frankenreview: Dark Void

Dark Void Zero Micro-Review: Classic, Focused Fun

Assassin's Creed II Discovery iPhone Preview: Sonic-y

Dark Void Review: Innovation In A Void

Pocket God Micro-Review: Heaven or Hell?

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth Micro-Review: Something M2 Whipped Up


Why They Went With A Soundalike For Portable Ezio

Mass Effect 2 Free And Paid Downloadable Content Plans Clarified

Rock Band iPhone Store Not Dead

When A Thumb Gets In An iPhone Gamer's Way, More or Less

The Lost Characters of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

Capcom USA: PS3 Wand Delay Does Not Affect Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition

Which EA Games Can We Expect To See On Apple's Tablet?

Capcom Announcing Title For Xbox Japan?

Killzone 2, Resistance 2 and Infamous Skins Coming To Uncharted 2

Capcom, Do Not Forsake 2D Fighting Games

Dethklok Wants To See You Play Guitar Hero

Why Apple's Tablet Will Include Gaming

Capcom To Adopt 2.5D For Future Fighters

An Attempt To Solve The iPhone's Joysticklessness, Radically

Capcom May Announce New Versus Game This Year

SNK Shoots Out New KOF Sky Stage Screens

Japan Getting Uncharted Game Pack

BioWare: There Will Be More Mass Effect After Trilogy Ends

Getting Started With Global Agenda: A Visual Tour

Ratchet And Clank Goes Vinyl

How Cover Shaped Gaming's Last Decade

Sony Delays Launch Of PS3 Motion Controller

The Brink Character customisation Video That Almost Wasn't

The Avatar Video Game Disappointment

Bioshock 2's Chief Creator Against A Tide Of Skeptics

Vietnam Finally Gets The PlayStation 2 (And PS3, PSP)

The Long Hello: Games 'Arrive' as a Threat to Network TV

Rest In Peace, Taco Bell Guy

God of War III's Wildest Moment (So Far) Explained

The Best Games Of, Sort Of, The Decade

Ready To Booze It Up With Yakuza 4?

What To Do With Polyphony Digital?

Guess Who "Loved" Avatar?


Tiger Woods Confirmed for Console Release as EA Opens Online Beta

EA Sports Now Taking Nickname Suggestions for NCAA Football


Well Played: Video Games Survive Recession, But At What Cost?


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