Game Awards 2016 celebrates the year in gamingBy Staff Writer 2 December 2016 | Categories: news
Well, that’s basically another gaming year done and dusted. The annual Game Awards, held last night in Los Angeles, celebrated the top titles of 2016, with the usual suspects as well as some indie game developers making an appearance.
Whereas the gong last year belonged to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, this year's Game of the Year went to Blizzard’s massively enjoyable Overwatch. It beat out the likes of DOOM, Titanfall 2, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and indie title Inside.
Overwatch didn’t stop there, further collecting awards for developers Blizzard for Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer and Best eSports Game. It’s a nice bag for Blizzard, showing that they were not content to rest on their WoW laurels.
One of the unexpected pleasures of the year was indie platform puzzler Inside, with developers Playdead taking the award for Best Art Direction, and, quite rightly, the Best Independent Game title.
One of our favourites of 2016 was Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. As can be expected from a Naughty Dog title, it won for Best Narrative, also snagging a Best Performance award for Nolan North as main character Nathan Drake.
If the runaway success of Pokémon Go didn’t grab it an honour there would not have been any justice in this world. Luckily it collected two – Best Mobile/Handheld and Best Family Game.
Below some further winners of the night, incorporating all the different types of genres and eSport awards.
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best VR Game
Best Action Game
DOOM (Also for Best Music/Sound Design)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine
Games for Impact
That Dragon, Cancer
Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter V
Forza Horizon 3
Best Strategy Game
Best eSports Player
Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
Best eSports Team
Below the link to the full live stream of the event if you have close to three hours to spare.
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