It's time to vote on the GameTrailers Awards 2005.
Maybe I'm just extra grumpy today, but doesn't this seem silly? Game Trailers? Wouldn't this be like the movie business voting on the best magazine ad for a film?
The trailer has nothing to do with the game play experience. It might not even be done by the team that made the game, or in the engine.
I could see awards for the best interactive demo. That - at least - reflects the game play, and there is a true art to making a good demo (just enough, but not too much).
Here are my categories for game awards:
Shortest opening cut-scene
Best game that doesn't need a save game except for going to bed at night
Best use of 3D graphics that don't involve giblets
Best FPS that had no crates
Best female character not wearing thong during combat
Best game dialog that didn't repeat after the 1st time you heard it
Best short game play experience that was rewarding
Best MMOG where I don't have to deal with other people
Best game that didn't leaving me wondering why I am in this industry