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2009 Games of the Year—so say indie podcasts

You’ve undoubtedly pored over, argued over, and fapped over the 2009 game awards bestowed by all the major gaming news outlets by now. But are you caught up on the selections of the people who really matter (namely, those who actually have to buy their own goddamn games and don’t get paid to play them)? If not, have I got a swell proposition for you…

While you eagerly await our Fourth Annual Sassy Awards (which we plan to record next week, after yet another week hiatus)–the game-of-the-year awards the internet has declared “the definitive word on the year’s finest bits of electronic entertainment,” we’ve compiled a group of similar year-end awards from some of our indie-podcasting comrades. For those shows who do a list of 10 or more, they’re whittled down to the top five selections. You’ll also find handy links to their sites, in case you want to give a listen and hear their rationale. Have a podcast and a list of your own awards? Shoot us an email and we’ll add them below.

4Player Podcast

Brad
1. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Uncharted 2
3. Bayonetta
4. Clash of Heroes
5. Shadow Complex

David
1. Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
2. Bionic Commando
3. Little King’s Story
4. Pictobits
5. Resident Evil 5

Joseph
1. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Demon’s Souls
3. Bayonetta
4. Resident Evil 5
5. Borderlands

Nick
1. Borderlands
2. Uncharted 2
3. Modern Warfare 2
4. Assassin’s Creed II
5. The Saboteur

BMI TV

Simon DI:
1. inFamous
2. Uncharted 2
3. Killzone 2
4. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
5. Forza Motorsport 3

Pat Preezy:
1. Uncharted 2
2. MLB 09: The Show
3. God of War Collection
4. WWE Smackdown 2010
5. NBA 2K10

CAGCast

CheapyD: Red Faction: Guerrilla

Wombat: Fallout 3

Critical Strike

Kyle:
1. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Fallout3 DLC
3. Pokemon Platinum
4. Dawn of War 2

Josh:
1. Street Fighter IV
2. Uncharted 2
3. Shatter
4. Punch-Out
5. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

The Digital Cowboys

Alex: Uncharted 2

Tony: Uncharted 2

Drunken Monkey Tech

Winner: Borderlands

Runner-up: Beatles Rock Band

Gamer Dork

Xibxang: Batman Arkham Asylum

Ratso: Beatles Rock Band

Noobtoob Modcast

Sunflower
1. Street Fighter IV
2. Demon’s Souls
3. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Jam
1. Uncharted 2
2. Dawn of War II
3. inFamous

Locke
1. Demon’s Souls
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum
3. Dawn of War II

Player One Podcast

Greg Ford
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Uncharted 2
3. GTA: Chinatown Wars
4. Assassin’s Creed 2
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum

CJ
1. Uncharted 2
2. The Beatles Rock Band
3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
4. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
5. inFamous

Greg Sewart
1. Uncharted 2
2. GTA: Chinatown Wars
3. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
4. Need for Speed Shift
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Phil
1. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
2. Batman: Arkham Asylum
3. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
4. Tales of Monkey Island
5. Pokémon Rumble

PSNerds

Pete:
1. Uncharted 2
2. Sacred 2
3. God of War Collection
4. Demon’s Souls
5. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Billy:
1. Uncharted 2
2. Dragon Age
3. Sacred 2
4. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
5. Borderlands

The Rumble Pack

Kaz:
1. Forza 3
2. Modern Warfare 2
3. Uncharted 2
4. Assassin’s Creed 2
5. League of Legends

Tony:
1. Assassin’s Creed 2
2. Uncharted 2
3. Modern Warfare 2
4. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
5. Demon’s Souls

Nick:
1. Uncharted 2
2. Street Fighter IV
3. New Super Mario Bros
4. Assassin’s Creed 2
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum

Justin:
1. Uncharted 2
2. New Super Mario Bros
3. Street Fighter IV
4. Punch-Out
5. Pixeljunk Shooter

Tom :
1. Assassin’s Creed 2
2. Dragon Age
3. Uncharted 2
4. Batman: Arkham Asylum
5. Retro Game Challenge

Some Other Castle

Leah: (in no particular order)
Borderlands
Batman Arkham Asylum
Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
Uncharted 2
Star Ocean

Elaine: (in no particular order)
inFamous
New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Street Fighter IV
Borderlands
Assassin’s Creed 2

TQ Cast

Desz: Uncharted 2

Juice: Uncharted 2

Video Game Jocks

Vinny: Modern Warfare 2

Paul: Modern Warfare 2

Nick: Modern Warfare 2

Davide: Uncharted 2

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  • Nice job mik! What the hell is wrong with 3 out of 4 Videogame Jocks?? Damn shame..