This week in Extra Punctuation, Yahtzee examines a recent frivolous award that calls Dark Souls the ultimate game of all time and then more broadly discusses the nature of these “greatest game” or “greatest console” debates.

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Oh boy, it’s the end of the year, and you know what that means? Award season! That wonderfully excruciating big-knob mutual masturbation session that the gaming media obliges us to care about. I wonder what will win the “Most Anticipated Game” award this year, or as I prefer to call it, “whose overfunded marketing department most deserves a broken bottle in the face.” I haven’t even bothered to look up who ended up winning the Game Awards; I’m just going to assume it was whichever candidates were calculated most likely to annoy me. Frankly, I’m more interested in the fact that the Golden Joysticks awarded Dark Souls the title of “Ultimate Game of All Time.”

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