Once upon a time, a little station called SPIKE TV had a video game award show. Little VGA grew up to be VGX and then…was let go. Show producer Geoff Keighley, couldn’t give his baby up and so it got a make-over and changed its name to “THE GAME AWARDS”. Even though this was the “first” year, it’s being dubbed an ANNUAL AWARD SHOW…so I’m going to pretend it will happen every year until the end of time (because ratings would NEVER get prioritized over the opportunity to revel in all things geek gaming)! I mean it’s not like they moved it to the internet to try to get more people to watch it since (people like me) just stream it after anyway…
So keyword there was “after”. For those (who like me) “get around” to these things eventually, here’s the replay.
Some may wonder –why so much later– and I would like to say: “I was upset and showing my solidarity to CaribGamer who was blatantly snubbed from juror selection…” but I can’t.
Here’s a list of the winners (because listing losers would just be crazy).
- GAME OF THE YEAR:- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- BEST INDEPENDENT GAME:- Shovel Knight
- BEST NARRATIVE:- Valiant Hearts: The Great War
- BEST PERFORMANCE:- Trey Parker as Various Voices (South Park: The Stick of Truth)
- BEST REMASTER:- Grand Theft Auto V
- BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE:- Shadow of Mordor
- BEST FIGHTING GAME:- Super Smash Brothers (Wii-U)
- BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME:- Mario Kart 8
- DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR:- Nintendo
- BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME:- Hearthstone
- BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK:- Destiny
- GAMES FOR CHANGE: Valiant Hearts:- The Great War
- BEST SHOOTER:- Far Cry 4
- BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME:- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- BEST FAMILY GAME:- Mario Kart 8
- BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE:- Destiny
(And because fan-boys are rabid)…here’s the FAN VOTED:
- MOST ANTICIPATED GAME:- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR:- Ninjas in Pyjamas (Counter-Strike GO)
- BEST FAN CREATION:- Twitch Plays Pokemon
- ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:- Matt “NaDeSHot” Haag (Call of Duty)
- TRENDING GAMER:- TotalBiscuit
There you have it! The categories you wanted to know (and those you didn’t). How do they stack up with your expectations? Did your top pick (Bayonetta 2) get nominated (like Bayonetta 2) but not take any wins (tears for Bayonetta 2)?
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