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Our Four Favorite Reveals From Last Night’s Game Awards

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(Yes, this is a shorter-than-usual daily list, but we’re going to make up for it with a bigger article that had to be held till later in the day for embargo reasons. And yes, only I get to do that.)

So, while I was busy determining whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio has involuntary sexual relations with a bear onscreen (all will be revealed soon enough, and c’mon, you know I had to find out for myself), the Game Awards were happening last night, and I came home to a Facebook post from our Robotic Gaming Monthly columnist Kyle LeClair with my name on it and the comment “I AM DEMANDING YOU REPORT ON THIS TOMORROW.”

He’s usually so polite, our Kyle. So I figured he must be serious, yet did nothing about it.

Then he emailed me his comments on the best stuff. So I was like, “Okay, cool. I can kinda pretend like I’m writing a post even though most of the words in said post are from an email I just got. Pass the vodka.” Besides which, I was told my verdict on Leo maybe fucking an ursine companion or not could only publicly happen in the afternoon, so something else had to come first thing in the morning, and I don’t have access to any porn stars with an a.m. call time. Here are what Kyle liked the best.

1. Psychonauts 2.

Kyle says: “The cult game with the massive following considered to be one of the best platformers ever & one of the best games ever in general by many (including me, unsurprisingly), is FINALLY getting a sequel through Tim Schafer’s own co-founded crowdfunding service, Fig, along witch the help of a silent partner (Notch, I’m guessing). So yes, now you can invest in the game as well! And yes, I haven’t stopped grinning since! I practically had to shove ice cream down my pants to cool my loins, & that’s actually not too far from my genuine reaction! 8D.”

2. Telltale’s Batman.

Kyle says: “Apparently means that I suck at judging the next great Telltale game…Still, again, a more detective-oriented game for bats should kick ass (better trailer to hopefully show soon).”

3. Far Cry: Primal.

Kyle says: “Apparently a full-on, first-person Beastmaster game, kind of helped by the trailer straight-up calling itself ‘Beast Master’ & characters in the trailer saying it as well. Still looks awesome.”

4. Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn.

Kyle says: “Looks so stupid that it loops all the way around to damn fun.” I concur.

If you’re interested in who the actual award winners were, Gamespot has the full list.

Was I ethical in videogame journalism by using so many Kyle quotes? I hope so. Please don’t send Adam Baldwin to my house.

Feel free, however, to send Kyle some new ice cream, since his last batch is probably quite inedible now.

About Author

Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist