Delicious and Excellent Concept Awards

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The 2009 Delicious and Excellent Concept Awards

Yes, it's the inaugral and not-very-long awaited DEC awards (Delicious and Excellent Concepts)! I'm your host, Declan Tyson (unsurprisingly, seeing as it's my website and awards ceremony) and I couldn't care less about being here, but honestly I'm bored and the PlayStation's overheated - I blame Fallout.

Album of the Year, 2009

The Prodigy - Invaders Must Die

And the award goes to... The Prodigy for their fantastic album Invaders Must Die! Highlights from this album include their spectacular rave-rock-dance anthem Omen and stripper song Stand Up. In all honesty, there wasn't really anything close. I mean, this year has As I Lay Dying's The Powerless Rise, which should be immense, but other than that, music seems to have died.

Game of the Year, 2009

Batman: Arkham Asylum

This award is considerably more difficult. There have been many good games in 2009, but not really any amazing ones. I mean up there are Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Mini Ninjas and The Sims 3, all of which are games that I would give 8 out of 10 but no more. However, coming in first place to clinch victory, is Batman: Arkham Asylum. Although somewhat linear and perhaps a little short, the stunning graphics and excellent combat system keeps you wanting more and has really whet my appetite for the second one this year. Congratulations to Rocksteady, certainly the breakthrough developer of the year.

Film of the Year, 2009

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds. Nothing else was even close. A bad year for film, in all honesty.

Looking forward to in 2010...

Final Fantasy XIII

Well, where to start? There's AILD's The Powerless Rise to come soon, Sonic The Hedgehog 4 which everyone's dubious about because it almost seems too good to be true, Fallout: New Vegas, and Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland. However, the thing I am looking forward to most in 2010 is coming out on March 9th, although I won't be getting it for months - it's Final Fantasy XIII. The first next-gen Final Fantasy has taken a while coming, but I have absolutely no doubt that it will be worth every glorious minute.