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The good, the bad and the ugly of the last year – 19 December 2014

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Thought our game awards was a prestigious event? Please… we’re very self-centred here at Lazygamer, so forget any other post you happen to read on the site today. These here are the categories that really matter! Welcome to the wrap for the year, where we find out who is the bestest Batman, and who is the smelliest cabbage!

Keep in mind that we have poor memories, so feel free to comment on what you think the real highlights of the year are!

Best Stories

This was easily the biggest thing to happen this year. Who are the CoD media champions in South Africa? We are of course… we know how to shoot stuff real good!

Seriously though, one of the best things to happen this year was the Xbox One finally landing on our sunny shores. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan or not, as long as we keep getting console love from all the relevant parties, gamers win!

Let’s not forget that underdog either – the Wii U. Nintendo’s latest console seemed to be dead, except that it got some smashing titles this year which seems to have revived it somewhat. HOORAY, Gamers win again!

Worst Stories

Well, I’m pretty certain this is the worst story of the year, but not EVERYTHING is about us after all.

It was a year of delays it seems. Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3, Evolve, and many others, all got pushed back to 2015. Here’s hoping that extra time for polish and work yields extraordinary results and NO day 1 patches – That list was too large to place in this article!

Then there’s the whole GamerGate saga. You all surely know what it is and all the negativity that came out of it? CAN’T WE ALL BE FRIENDS? Here’re ten completely legit better things to argue about.

Random Stories

There is lots of WTF from this year. My biggest honestly happened last night, when I found out that Telltale Games are working with Mojang to give Minecraft some narrative loving. I really, REALLY did not expect that. I’m interested to see how it works out regardless.

This still strikes me as one of the most bizarre things to happen in the past few months. Where is Half-Life 3? Who knows! Let’s bug Gaben into making it with all sorts of stalkery/harrassment methods! Thankfully, this project never took off, only raising $1585 out of the $150 000 goal. Hey I want Half-Life 3 just as badly as everybody else, I just don’t think this is the right way to go about getting it.

There were far too many random stories fresh out of Japan this year. This is one of my favourites by far… WHAT THE HELL?

Best ION Header

GERMANY I MISS YOU

One of my highlights from the year is obviously my trip to Gamescom in Germany. While there, we had one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. Zoe and Geoff will agree with me unanimously!

Oh harry

This magic wand also gets a special mention. I don’t know why… it doesn’t look that special to me. Could somebody please enlighten me? Wait… IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS?

Batman Of The Year

FFS GEOFF

Geoff won Batman far too many times to count. It doesn’t matter though… we all know who the real Batman is. Look at him, being all famous and stuff.

DATMAN

CAN YOU DO THAT GEOFF? I THOUGHT NOT!

Cabbage Of The Year

MMM CABBAGE

We all know who this award belongs to, right? WRONG! I’m giving it to Geoff because he isn’t here to stop me!

Header Image Of The Year

Sandy

Darryn and Geoff truly are Photoshop masters (unlike the rest of us). They did some amazing work this year! This one though is tops, and wins forever and ever and ever. Sandy has never looked better!

Comment of the year?

Impossible to choose. You all win! We love interacting with you lot, so keep the comments coming <3

Bonus Premium Content Of The Year

Here are some of our favourite videos from this year. No, they weren’t necessarily released in the last 12 months! WARNING: Some are not safe for life. EVER!

Dragonzball P
Dragonzball PeePee
Potato Salad
Assassin’s Kittens Unity
The Grapefruit Technique (NSFL)
Luigi’s Ballad
Dragon Slayer
How Gamers Eat Their Food
Ron Jeremy on a Wrecking Ball (NSFW)
Old Gregg
I TOLD YOU NOT TO DO THAT

Aaaaand the best one? You can thank us later when you’re done listening!

Last Updated: December 19, 2014

61 Comments

  1. So much win Darryn

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  2. Hammersteyn

    December 19, 2014 at 12:41

    Comment of the year? I’d vote for most things @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus posted. I’d vote for FoxhoundR but he’s been MIA for most of the year. Class act that guy.

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    • hairyknees

      December 19, 2014 at 12:42

      Yeah I left that out 😛 there were too many awesome ones! Basically, you all win comment of the year <3

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 12:50

        • RinceThis

          December 19, 2014 at 12:56

          I know… Typical Martha, what can I say…

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          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 13:01

            Too much Dota. Win together and fail together

          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 13:03

            Win? Martha? LOL!!!

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        December 19, 2014 at 12:57

        WHAT A COP OUT!

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          December 19, 2014 at 15:22

          I know right!

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        • hairyknees

          December 19, 2014 at 15:35

          It’s not 🙁 I do really <3 you all

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 19, 2014 at 13:04

      There’s something to be said for being really bored at work hehe.

      Thankfully the banana came back right around the time Foxhound left. What a fortunate coincidence.

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    • Admiral Chief on leave

      December 19, 2014 at 13:14

      I’ll ask Jim where he is

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 13:18

        XD

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  3. Ryanza

    December 19, 2014 at 12:41

    Most Repeated Phrase of the Year – Don’t Support DRM. The Witcher 3 is coming, by Ryanza.

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    • Ryanza

      December 19, 2014 at 12:45

      Oh thank you. You far too kind. If I don’t say it no1 will.

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      • Raptor Rants A Lot

        December 19, 2014 at 15:23

        DON’T SUPPORT DRM!!!!

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  4. RinceThis

    December 19, 2014 at 12:43

    It’s been an amazing year people! I think Trev deserves a mention for most comments of the week though, surely? Oh, okay then. Fine.

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 12:48

      Seconded.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        December 19, 2014 at 12:48

        and the person most picked on by Trev?

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        • ToshZA

          December 19, 2014 at 12:50

          He doesn’t discriminate. He’s cool like that. 😛

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 12:51

            Well, if no one is gojng to mention it, I guess Matty or Rince! hahahaha

          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 12:52

            Everyone picks on those 2… Can that really count?

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 12:53

            How about the biggest fail of the year? That has to go to Raptor Rants a Lot! 7th place boytjie, shall we ever forget? ;P

          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 12:53

            LOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • RinceThis

            December 19, 2014 at 12:55

            BWAHAHA!

          • Admiral Chief on leave

            December 19, 2014 at 13:16

            Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, there is not enough hahahahaha’s in the hahahaha world!!!

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 13:18

            wonder where is the little guy? 😀

          • Admiral Chief on leave

            December 19, 2014 at 13:20

            Applying ice to the 7 layers of burn?

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 13:30

            Hope hes got medical aid, cause hospital plan doesn’t cover BURN! hahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 13:23

            Watching the movie Seven I guess?

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 19, 2014 at 13:24

            Haha. Excellent

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 13:30

            Comment of the year there perhaps? ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 12:52

            Darryn too.

          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 12:53

            hes oblivious to it. Cabbage 2?

        • RinceThis

          December 19, 2014 at 12:56

          It looks like that, he’s actually flirting, he just isn’t very good at it and my constant rebuttals frustrate him

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 12:57

            uuuuhm….. ok…. XD XD XD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            December 19, 2014 at 13:37

            hehe you said “butt”

          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 13:40

            He likes yours. He just won’t admit it.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          December 19, 2014 at 13:37

          Picking on them implies they don’t deserve it. :/

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 19, 2014 at 13:02

      It’s okay. I’m fine. I don’t need people to tell me I’m the best. It’s just nice to, you know, hear it. Now & again. I HATE YOU ALL! *run away sobbing*

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 19, 2014 at 13:23

      Nah. He needs no more praise. It’s starting to get to him.

      Reply

  5. ToshZA

    December 19, 2014 at 12:52

    Best makeup of the year award: Captain JJ

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 12:53

      Best spell checker of the year @Admiral_Chief:disqus

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      • Admiral Chief on leave

        December 19, 2014 at 13:14

        Awwwww jisssss

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  6. Hammersteyn

    December 19, 2014 at 12:54

    Biggest fanatic of the year RyanZA

    Don’t support DRM!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      December 19, 2014 at 12:55

      I think he might have to share with Pieter. That die-hard Xbone loving maniac.

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 12:56

        Biggest XBOX fanboi of the year!

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      • Ryanza

        December 19, 2014 at 12:58

        I’m not as bad as Pieter 30fps 720p Xbox One die hard.

        Don’t support 30fps?
        Don’t support 720p?
        The Xbox Two is coming.

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    December 19, 2014 at 12:54

    We all win? YES! HAT-TRICK!

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  8. Hammersteyn

    December 19, 2014 at 12:55

  9. Spaffy

    December 19, 2014 at 13:16

    • Admiral Chief on leave

      December 19, 2014 at 13:21

      Without a doubt!

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 13:24

      Best Youtube video I’ve seen this year. Hands down

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      • Admiral Chief on leave

        December 19, 2014 at 13:30

        Agreed

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  10. Dutch Matrix

    December 19, 2014 at 14:54

    Biggest Upvoter of the year? Hammersteyn!

    http://media2.giphy.com/media/kgKrO1A3JbWTK/giphy.gif

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  11. Raptor Rants A Lot

    December 19, 2014 at 15:24

    Guys and girls of Lagz staff and community.

    Your friendly neighbourhood rants-a-lot thanks you all for an amazing year. My next year please be better.

    Reply

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