They say that the Japanese are known for their impeccable respect of timeliness. So why is it that leading Japanese mag Famitsu is revealing its 2008 Game of the Year winners now? Here are some highlights:
Person of the Year -- Hideo Kojima This is a man that not only has time to pen the complex and convoluted script behind Metal Gear Solid 4, but will star in weird videos meant solely for fanboys. That's a man you can respect.
Rookie Title Prize -- The Last Remnant Perhaps "rookie" is a good word to use for Square Enix's RPG that almost played at a respectable framerate on a system that almost sold well in Japan.
Innovation Prize -- Wii Music This game innovated by being the first Nintendo-developed Wii game that didn't sell billions of copies.