Jarrett, Jurge, and Logan are proud to usher in the first Inputies. THE internet gaming award ceremony that really matters, recognizing such important categories as Please Stop, Excuse Me, and Biggest Story.
Part recap, part satire, and part genuine reflection on 2018 and all of its many lows and occasional highs, we are proud to present the Inputs. So sit down, kick your shoes off, and settle in for the longest, most action packed, and decorated episode of Input ever made.
INPUTIES Categories and Nominees:
The Big Mood Award: This Award highlights the biggest theme through the news this year.
Exposing abusive work practices
The “Please Stop” Award: Winner of this award was among the most obnoxious pests of the cycle this year. They are doing too much and it’s almost certainly bad.
Biggest “L” Award: Winner of this award lost big this year, or at the very least, lost very publicly.
That hacker that Epic sued
The Culling 2
The Houser Bros
Winner: Filip Miucin; Runner Up: The 13-year-old Epic Games Sued
Biggest Winner Award: The opposite of taking an L is winning. Recipients here succeeded, whether they thought they would or not.
The Houser Bros
Winner: Sonicfox; Runner Up: OK Beast
The Joseph Ferris Award for Keeping it Real: Doctors say that winners of this category are the illest, cuz they suffer from realness.
Du Hast Zeitgeist Award: This award is to commemorate the most aggressive point of interest that fingerpoped the culture this year.
PlayStation Dumping E3
Red Development Redemption
Winner: Red Development Redemption
Best Cecilia D’Anastasio Joint: We clearly love this woman and her work, but what’s the shining star of her bylines this year?
Inside the Culture of Sexism At Riot Games
Kids on YouTube Keep Making Videos About Scamming Fortnite V-Bucks From Their Parents
“Titty Streamer” Kaceytron is Nourished By Bitter Gamer Tears
Sex, Pong, And Pioneers: What Atari Was Really Like, According To Women Who Were There
We Tried To Uncover The Long-Lost ‘American Sailor Moon’ And Found Something Incredible
Winner: Inside The Culture Of Sexism At Riot Games
The Closed Video Game Studio Memorial Service
Boss Key Productions
The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency
Wargaming Seattle aka Gas Powered Games
The “Excuse Me!?!?!” Award: Winners of this award are the strangest, wildest, most surprising, or most ridiculous story of the year.
IGN ousts Steve Butts
FF14 Community Manager Sexual Assault Scandal
Jacksonville Madden Shooting
Donald Trump wants to collude about game violence
Billy Mitchell definitely didn’t not cheat at Donkey Kong
The Quantic Dream Saga
Winner: FF14 Community Manager Sexual Assault Scandal
Guest of the Year Award: Winner of this award gets a cash prize of $0, but also our love and respect.
The Holy Ghost of Killscreen Daily
Blessing Adeoye Jr.
Winner: Seamus Mullins; Runner Ups: Caitlin Galiz-Rowe and Genevieve St-Onge
Biggest Story: The winner of this category is the single biggest news of the year.
Steve Butts ousted from IGN
IGN Plagiarism Scandal
Sony Dumping E3
Toxic Culture at Riot
Winner: Toxic Culture at Riot
“Ancient Heavy Tech Donjon” by Komiko
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