I went to the IGN Select Awards last night and gritted my teeth as you-know-what won honour piled upon accolade.
It was good fun though, one of those rare occasions where the local industry - mainly sales and marketing staff from competing publishers, plus a handful of media types such as yours truly - gathers together to celebrate. It's nice to see rivalries cast aside in favour of sharing a few beers and a laugh.
Yep, Uncharted 2 won everything it was eligible for, including the overall Select Award for the best game of the year as voted by IGN AU readers. The Sony representatives could barely carry all the trophies home with them.
Batman: Arkham Asylm, Shadow Complex, Scribblenauts, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, GTA Chinatown Wars and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 also picked up awards in other categories. Bless you, populism!
You can see the full list of winners here. I'm now going to have a nap and try to sleep off the hangover.