ach year, we the editors of Computer Gaming World check our rocket launchers and crossbows at the door and file somberly into our august conference room. In this star chamber, our assemblage of jaded critics busily debates the merits and potential demerits of the year's best games in each gaming genre, as well as the best game-related hardware, to determine the winners of the CGW Premier Awards.
Finalists are gleaned from those games that scored in the Top 100 by our readers, appeared the most times in "Playing Lately?" polls, sold well in the marketplace, were well received by our regular contributors,
and caused our editors' girlfriends and spouses to become jealous of a computer game.
As seen in the April Computer Gaming World issue.
Next, the editors play as many of the finalists as possible. Primary consideration in determining the winners is based on the editorial panel's evaluation of a game's advancement of the gaming experience; performance within game genre or hardware-component standards; and quality of innovation, play balance, and aesthetic presentation. CGW bestows the Game of the Year award to that game that transcends genre boundaries and advances the entire state of the gaming art beyond other game considerations. And now, the winners....
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