I hope everyone's having a great holiday season out there! Here at Project Better Dolphin, we've been heavily discussing "Best of"s in the year 2012; basically our favorite movies, games, TV shows, and entertainment of this nature. We all agreed to post our own "Best of Lists", and today I'll share mine with you. I feel like a lot of mine are really obvious (if you read my material), but I hope you find the list entertaining! GET READY FOR THE STEAM AWARDS!!!!!
Category: Best Movie: The Grey- Sure there were movies that made more money. Sure, there were movies with better plot lines and more dynamic characters. Sure, there were movies that got a better praise than The Grey. But for some reason, this movie stuck with me throughout the whole year, and that's saying something considering it came out in the first month. For starters the graphics and CG effects were outstanding. I was completely immersed in the environment the entire time I was watching it. I also just really love the idea of the story and the direction it takes. And Liam Neeson's performance is utterly fantastic. All in all, I really enjoyed this movie, and while I'm sure many would disagree with me, it takes the 2012 Movie Steam Award. Runners up would include Chronical and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
Category: Best Television Show: The Walking Dead- None of you who read my material should be surprised by this at all. Everyone knows I love everything about The Walking Dead, whether I'm talking about the show, the game, or the comics. I get as much of this shit as I can get my hands on. I think what makes this franchise so powerful are its dynamic characters. The characters provide a great look into the ways of the human mind and how we all think. At the same time, it provides a bit of horror and a decent amount of action. And as many others have said, it's simply a zombie story that never ends. What gets better than that? Runners up would include Doctor Who and American Horror Story.
Category: Best Actor: Alex R. Russell- The main reason why Russell made it onto my list is due to his performance in Chronical. While all the actors in the movie did a fantastic job with the production, Russell really made his character stand out and made him a generally more dynamic character that was relatable and likable He's expected to be seen in many further movies that are coming up over the next few years and I'm excited to see his upcoming work. Runners up would include Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus.
Category: Best Voice Actor: Nolan North- Definitely one of my favorite voice actors of our time. Whether this amazing man is voicing Deadpool (Various Deadpool Materials), Nathan Drake (Uncharted), or AI Cores (Portal 2) (among many MANY other roles), he always brings his A game to the party. North is the Samuel L. Jackson of the voice acting universe. In 2012 we've seen him in Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Nathan Drake), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Brawl & additional voices), Guild Wars 2 (Male Human Playable Character), and many others. He's a very talented actor who I will most certainly beg to voice in my future games. Congrats on your Steam Award, Mr. North! Couldn't really think of any deserving runner ups for this category (ok, ,maybe Steve Downes)
Peter, The Steamworks