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Norwegian Game Award – Gullstikka 2009

The Norwegian Game Award – Gullstikka 2009 – was held in Oslo tonight. Under you will see all the nomenies, winners are marked in bold text.

The big winner was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with five awards.

Best Racing game:

  • Colin McRae Dirt 2
  • Forza Motorsport 3
  • Need For Speed Shift
  • Need For Speed Nitro

Best Sports game:

  • FIFA 10
  • Football Manager 2010
  • NHL 10
  • Wii Sports Resort

Best Action game:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Adventure/RPG:

  • Borderlands
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper

Open Class:

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica
  • The Sims 3
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Tekken 6

Best Platformer:

  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
  • Little Big Planet
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Best Childrens game:

  • Knerten Spillet
  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
  • Mini Ninjas
  • New Super Mario Bros Wii

Best game with Norwegian language:

  • Buzz Norgesmester
  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
  • The Sims 3

Critics Award:

  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best PC game:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Sims 3

Best Console game:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Handheld game:

  • Gran Turismo PSP
  • GTA: Chinatown Wars
  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Game of the Year:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Online site:

  • Gamer.no
  • Gamereactor.no
  • Spill.no
  • Spillmagasinet.no

Årets Ildsjel:

  • Bernt Erik Sandnes
  • Kim «Iterium» Uri (MW2.no)
  • Petter Røisland (FM Norge)
  • Vegard Skjefstad (The Gathering)

Best Retailer:

  • Gamestop Karl Johan
  • Gamezone Kristiansand
  • Spaceworld Megastore Oslo
  • Spaceworld Strømmen

Best Downloable game:

  • Battlefield 1943
  • Shadow Complex
  • Tales of Monkey Island
  • Trials HD

Best Strategy:

  • Anno 1404
  • Empire Total War
  • Halo Wars
  • Warhammer 40 000: Dawn of War II

Best Multiplayer game:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • FIFA 10
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • New Super Mario Bros wii

Best Cellphone game:

  • Beneath A Steel Sky (iPhone)
  • Flight Control (IPhone)
  • Modern Combat: Sandstorm (iPhone)
  • Secret of Monkey Island SE (iPhone)

Gullstikka translates to something like The Golden Stick.

Free Tales of Monkey Island chapter

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September 19th is the International Talk Like a Pirate Day. And as it happens to be your lucky day. Telltalegames.com is giving away a free copy of chapter 1 of Tales of Monkey Island for PC. Download the game now, since it’s only free until midnight on September 19 PST (check this link for you local time around the world).

About chapter 1Launch of the Screaming Narwhal:

The saga begins with a heated battle involving the brave but often bumbling Mighty Pirate™ Guybrush, his beloved wife Elaine, and their nemesis, the demon pirate LeChuck. When the showdown goes up in flames, Guybrush finds himself marooned on a strange island with winds that always blow inward. How will our hero manage to escape this meteorological anomaly? What has become of LeChuck and Elaine? And what’s the story with the infectious voodoo pox that’s spreading across the Caribbean, causing Guybrush and other pirates to act like unruly hooligans? These are just some of the many questions posed in this first chapter of one of the most rollicking and rip-roaring entertainment experiences this summer.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Xbox 360 Video (IGN.com)

I’m looking forward to play The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition on Xbox 360, it will also be out on PC this Summer. In this version you can play with a new and updated graphics or you can switch to the good old gfx, you can do that on the fly.

Here are two videos from IGN.com from E3 2009 earlier this month.

Tetris – The 25th Anniversary

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Alexey Pajitnov is the great inventor of Tetris, one of the most played game. The game have made a great sucess across many gameplatform. You can play it on almost every gamingdevice ever made. One of the reason for the great sucess is that the game came packed in with Nintendo’s GameBoy when that handheld was launched 20 years ago. The game sold 35 million copies for GameBoy.

So this is Tetris 25th Anniversary, the game was made on June 6, 1984.

Gametrailers.com: Tetris – The 25th Anniversary

Caligari trueSpace supports end

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Yesterday I got a mail from Caligari saying that i will see “reduction or elimination of services offered for trueSpace“. Microsoft bought Caligari last year and made the 3D software trueSpace 7.6 freeware and downloadable for all. trueSpace started its life on the Amiga as Caligari 1 and has a lifeline which is over 20 years, and looks like it’s draw to an end.

Here is the complete Letter from the founder:

Dear Caligari customer,

You may have heard that Microsoft Corporation, reacting to difficult business conditions, has been evaluating many of the products it produces and making the difficult decision to reduce investment in certain areas.

It is with regret that I have to tell you that trueSpace is one of the products affected. As a consequence, you will see reduction or elimination of services offered for trueSpace. For example, there will be no phone or email support offered for trueSpace by Microsoft, and our web site may also be affected. While the dates are not absolutely fixed, some services and contacts may come to an end as early as Friday May 22nd 2009, while others will continue as long as possible with no firm cutoff date available yet.

While we are working to minimize negative impact for the community, here are some things you may want to plan for in near future:

  1.  For those who have purchased and paid for Caligari products, download a copy of all purchased software from the repeat downloads area.
    Please log in with your username and password at:
    http://cart1.caligari.com/ebuy2/enterdownloads.asp
    If you have forgotten either your user name or password, please visit:
    http://cart1.caligari.com/forms/memberform.aspEnsure you keep the copies and information in a safe place, as they may not be available for download again. Be sure you also have a copy of all required serial numbers, as there will be no support staff to assist you after a certain date.
  2. For those who have downloaded trueSpace7.6 since it became free, if you do not already have a copy of the installer kept on your hard drive or on CD / DVD, you may wish to download the trueSpace7.6 installer and keep a copy in a safe place.
    Please log in with your username and password at:
    http://cart1.caligari.com/web/Truespacemainreg.aspx
    If you have forgotten either your user name or password, please visit:
    http://cart1.caligari.com/forms/tsmemberform.asp
  3. Download a copy of any training that you wish to keep from our main website.
  4. Download any useful plug-ins you wish to keep from the forums.
  5. Download any useful information, training, tips etc from the forums that you wish to keep.
  6. Contact any Caligari staff or forum users who you wish to keep in touch with, and arrange to have an alternative email address to contact them.

As a community you may decide to set up a new forum or meeting place. Please use the existing forums to announce the location of that new meeting space, and we will also strive to put that information onto our main website. I personally plan to visit any such meeting place to keep in touch with you and hear about your new plans.

All of us here in the Caligari team would like to thank everyone in our community for your long-standing support of trueSpace and Caligari. Our community – that is, all of you – were truly one of our best assets, and you have created incredible work, and we hope you will continue on to do even more amazing things.

I personally want to thank all of the Caligari staff for their amazing contribution to development of trueSpace and building of this community. During 25 years of trueSpace history the product made a difference in lives of many people and the world is a better place for it.

Roman Ormandy,
Caligari Founder