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Best of E3 2016
What a weird E3 this was. Big publishers like EA held adjacent events off the show floor. Nintendo dedicated its whole booth to a single game, and people just ate it up. Sony had a dedicated app for scheduling appointments to...   read
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BAFTAs

Fallout 4 won BAFTA's award for best game

Apparently scouring the Commonwealth Wasteland of the New England area resonates with those from the original England. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its 12th annual BAFTA Games Awards today and Bethesda's Fallout 4&nb...   read

 
 
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The Witcher 3

And the award for the GDC's Game of the Year goes to...

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been crowned Game of the Year at this year’s GDC Awards. The RPG also received recognition with a Best Technology Award. It wasn’t the biggest winner of the ceremony, however; Sam Barlow’s Her ...   read

 
 
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Let's watch the 2016 IGF and GDC Awards right here, right now

The video game industry isn't done handing out awards for last year's titles. There are a pair of ceremonies happening tonight in San Francisco, one right after the other. First up, it's the Independent Games Festival Awards, hosted by Capy...   read

 
 



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NY Game Awards

And the winner of the Games Journalism Award...not a games journalist!

The 5th Annual New York Game Awards took place tonight in Arizona. Nah, nah. It was in New York. I fooled you for a second, though, I bet. The event is put on by the New York Videogame Critics Circle, which counts Samit as one of its membe...   read

 
 
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GDC awards

Bethesda's Todd Howard to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement Award

Hot on the heels of Fallout 4, Todd Howard, director of later The Elder Scrolls and Bethesda's Fallout 3 and 4, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards in March. Fallout 4 will also ...   read

 
 
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Awards

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture won the British Writers' Guild's award for best video game writing

The British Writers’ Guild Awards is an annual event where the best of British writing across TV, film, radio, stage, and video games are acknowledged and celebrated. For those in the industry, it’s a fairly big deal. This year,...   read

 
 
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Game Writing

The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity score Writers Guild Award nominations

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is an unstoppable, award-winning machine. While it failed to take home the industry's top prize, the Destructoid Game of the Year Award, it has secured victories from other, lesser organizations such as The Gam...   read

 
 
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GDC Awards

Metal Gear Solid V and The Witcher 3 lead all nominees at GDC Awards

When the Game Developers Choice Awards take place March 16 in San Francisco, two games will already have a leg-up in their odds of bringing home some hardware. The award show has revealed all the nominees for its nine categories, and Metal ...   read

 
 
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2016 IGF

These are the 2016 Independent Games Festival finalists

The 2016 Independent Games Festival has figured out its finalists. The Seumas McNally Grand Prize will go to either Darkest Dungeon, Her Story, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Mini Metro, Superhot, or Undertale. If you're a regular reader...   read

 
 
GOTY 2015
Before Nathan Drake, there was Lara Croft. This is important to note because recently, for a good number of years, Nathan Drake was Lara Croft. Shrewdly, developer Naughty Dog took the cinematic action baton and ran far,...   read

 
Best Mobile Game
There were some great slow-paced, methodical games up for this award (Lara Croft GO, Alphabear), but Downwell proves twitch action can still work on phones. It achieves this through its dedication to simplicity. Three colors....   read

 
Best New IPs
Video games are increasingly expensive products to create. Every generation as graphics increase in quality, the sheer size of teams required to put together new amazing, fantastic worlds grows dramatically. With video games ...   read
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Best new characters
Video games have a fair share of legendary heroes. They've been around for years and their stories have spanned generations (of both consoles and humans). They are household names: Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, Solid Snake. Thi...   read
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Best logo
As media, we have no business caring about the marketing of video games. In fact, we actually have a professional obligation to parse through it, finding the good information and discarding the bullshit. That's, like, half th...   read
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Best PC Game 2015
The personal computer ("PC," to those in the know) is always good for a clutch of unexpected surprises and in 2015 it was no different. There heavy hitters are there, from Metal Gear to The Witcher. But there is also an unexp...   read

 
Best Wii U Game
As much as the Wii U isn't the runaway commercial success Nintendo would like it to be, and as much as it's more of a first-party machine than anything else, it remains one of my favorite consoles in recent memory. The game r...   read

 
Best Xbox Game
What are you looking for from a game on Xbox One? Do you want narrative excellence? Action perfection? Platforming prowess? Xbox One had all of that in spades in 2015. That is to say, a lot of good games came to Microsoft's c...   read

 
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The Game Awards

Over two million people watched The Game Awards 2015

Blimey, a lot happened at The Game Awards this year, didn’t it? Psychonauts 2, a Telltale Batman series, and a very obvious lack of Hideo Kojima were among this year’s highlights, and according to host Geoff Keighley, a lot of p...   read

 
 
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PlayStation Awards

Metal Gear Solid V, GTA V win big at the PlayStation Awards 2015

The Game Awards may be coming up soon, but another awards show made minor waves just a few hours ago: Sony's PlayStation Awards, the yearly event hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia to give a pat on the back (and a cute tro...   read

 
 
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Expect ten 'world premieres' at this year's Game Awards

Host Geoff Keighley confirmed yesterday the rebranded VGA/VGX award show, Game Awards 2015, will feature ten world premieres and ten "on-stage" awards. The Game Awards 2015 takes place in Los Angeles, California, on December 3, 2015. Tune ...   read

 
 
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The Game Awards 2015

Nominees announced for The Game Awards 2015

The Game Awards, the closest thing the video game industry has to film's Academy Awards, is scheduled for December 3. With only three weeks until the event, nominees have been announced for the 22 categories. After the usual categories high...   read

 
 
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The Game Awards

The Game Awards 2015 are in less than a month, here are all the details

Geoff Keighley has been producing video game awards shows for a while now, but it was only last year that he just put the entire thing together himself. In Las Vegas during PlayStation Experience last December, the inaugural The Game Awards...   read

 
 


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Golden Joysticks

Vote for your favourite games in this year's Golden Joystick Awards

Voting is now open for this year's Golden Joystick Awards. If you do contribute a vote -- and nine million of us did in 2014 -- you'll also receive a copy of the very excellent Bioshock Infinite on PC via Green Man Gaming for £1/$1/&e...   read

 
 
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Reggie for full effect

Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards will be back this December

Remember The Game Awards, the Geoff Keighley joint production not to be confused with the train wreck that was the VGAs aka VGXs? Well last year's show must have gone well enough to warrant another this year as it was announced in...   read

 
 
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