The VideoGamer.com E308 award of close your eyes and hide behind the couch gore
Winner - Mad World, Nintendo Wii. SEGA.
Oh. My. God. Man darts. That's right, man darts. We sat in SEGA's private meeting room, where journalists squashed together as if they were on the underground during rush hour, and saw for ourselves the madness that is Mad World. Yes it's in black and white. Yes it's severely stylised, and yes, it's probably intended to be a big, Kill Bill style joke, but that doesn't stop some of what you can do in Platinum Games' brawler from being shocking. Spikes, lamp posts and rubbish bins. Enough said.
Runners up - Fallout 3, Bayonetta
The VideoGamer.com E308 award of unashamed back to basics fun
Winner - Wii Sports Resort, Nintendo Wii. Nintendo.
If Wii Music was like a kick in our hardcore balls, Wii Sports Resort was like a massage from Angelina Jolie. More specifically, the sword fighting, using the new Wii MotionPlus add-on that clips into the bottom of the Wii Remote, felt like a massage from Angeline Jolie. As I battered video producer Simon repeatedly over the head, with almost zero lag between my motion and my virtual counterpart's motion, I felt an enormous sense of satisfaction and, well, love, once again, for perhaps the greatest video game company that's ever existed. Now, all we need is for someone, somewhere, to make a lightsaber game for the Wii, and all will be forgiven.
Runners up - Geometry Wars 2, Rock Band 2