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General: The Game Awards Winners Revealed

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,129

Last night the 2014 edition of The Game Awards was held and it was a super night for fans of all genres and platforms. The winners were announced, some of which are well-known to our readers. Among others, Dragon Age: Inquisition took home Game of the Year and Best RPG, while Destiny brought home Best Score and Best Online Experience, and HearthStone took the Best Mobile/Handheld title.

Check out the full list at Game Informer.

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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 7,874
    How the Hell did a game that doesn't even offer proper grouping for its raids win "Best Online Experience?"
  • DaikuruDaikuru Member RarePosts: 797

    Developer of the Year - Winner: Nintendo

    • Blizzard
    • Monolith
    • Nintendo
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal

    Best Fighting Game - Winner: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

    • Killer Instinct: Season Two - Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - Arc System Works/Atlus
    • Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Nintendo
    • Ultimate Street Fighter IV - Capcom

    Best Sports/Racing Game - Winner: Mario Kart 8

    • FIFA 15 - EA Canada/EA Sports
    • Forza Horizon 2 - Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft
    • Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
    • NBA 2K15 - Visual Concepts/2K Sports
    • Trials Fusion - RedLynx/Ubisoft
     
     
    NICE!
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  • kaiser3282kaiser3282 Member UncommonPosts: 2,759
    Looking kind of sad when not a single MMORPG is even so much as nominated for best online experience when that is what the games are supposed to be all about.
  • rodingorodingo Member RarePosts: 2,870
    Originally posted by kaiser3282
    Looking kind of sad when not a single MMORPG is even so much as nominated for best online experience when that is what the games are supposed to be all about.

    That's what happens when the console crowd out numbers the PC crowd.

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  • BattlerockBattlerock Member CommonPosts: 1,393
    Funny you mention that, I was playing today, I just couldn't get into any keyboard and mouse games sitting at my desk using the 24 inch asus, I kept going back to my console on the flat screen.
  • KhebelnKhebeln Member UncommonPosts: 794
    Originally posted by Daikuru

    Developer of the Year - Winner: Nintendo

    • Blizzard
    • Monolith
    • Nintendo
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal

    Best Fighting Game - Winner: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

    • Killer Instinct: Season Two - Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - Arc System Works/Atlus
    • Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Nintendo
    • Ultimate Street Fighter IV - Capcom

    Best Sports/Racing Game - Winner: Mario Kart 8

    • FIFA 15 - EA Canada/EA Sports
    • Forza Horizon 2 - Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft
    • Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
    • NBA 2K15 - Visual Concepts/2K Sports
    • Trials Fusion - RedLynx/Ubisoft
     
     
    NICE!

    For the love of god i will never understand how Nitendo can always win with those shallow games :/

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  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,966
    Very marketing oriented. Its visible how the winning games were the ones that shelled most money for marketing.



  • dave6660dave6660 Member UncommonPosts: 2,699
    Originally posted by Daikuru

    Developer of the Year - Winner: Nintendo

    • Blizzard
    • Monolith
    • Nintendo
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal

    Best Fighting Game - Winner: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

    • Killer Instinct: Season Two - Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - Arc System Works/Atlus
    • Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Nintendo
    • Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Nintendo
    • Ultimate Street Fighter IV - Capcom

    Best Sports/Racing Game - Winner: Mario Kart 8

    • FIFA 15 - EA Canada/EA Sports
    • Forza Horizon 2 - Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft
    • Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
    • NBA 2K15 - Visual Concepts/2K Sports
    • Trials Fusion - RedLynx/Ubisoft
     
     
    NICE!

    How does Super Smash Bros get two nominations for different platforms?

    And they got the Street Fighter IV title wrong.  It's "Ultra" not "Ultimate".

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  • observerobserver Member RarePosts: 3,685
    I found it funny that Hearthstone would even be nominated in game of the year.  Are virtual card games really that popular?
  • Methos12Methos12 Member UncommonPosts: 1,244
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Very marketing oriented. Its visible how the winning games were the ones that shelled most money for marketing.

    Isn't that always the case with these award shows? There are precisely two ways you get to win: you're backed by a strong publisher or you're an indie darling/you raised enough controversy to make the list on notoriety alone. It's why already disappearing medium-size studios and their games always get shafted, because they're caught in the middle by default. I'm kinda amazed Divinity: Original Sin even got nominated when it was obvious to everyone that Dragon Age: Inquisition would take that award.

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  • ShadowdawnzShadowdawnz Member UncommonPosts: 201

    I think people that are complaining about the results are part of the minority. In the end, does it really matter who got first place? If you enjoy the games that were not even nominated, does it mean that your game is inferior and you should stop playing it? I think, the results are somewhat accurate to what I've picked up by playing these games.

    The award for best online experience going to Destiny, i'll admit is a spit in the face to mmo's. Allow me to speak logically for a few lines. Destiny is one of the biggest released games of this year and I've never had any issues playing online. The biggest thing, I had more fun playing Destiny in the 2 months that I played then in a year playing any given mmo. We complain that the mmo genre is dying and in need of a revival in the industry. Soooo, i'm not surprised. Also note that Destiny could potentially not win that same award next year. Hopefully an mmo can take that spot next year.

    Anyways...

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  • gonewildgonewild Member UncommonPosts: 136
    Originally posted by kaiser3282
    Looking kind of sad when not a single MMORPG is even so much as nominated for best online experience when that is what the games are supposed to be all about.

    Sad but mmorpgs are already dead

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Member UncommonPosts: 3,713
    Some people are just a little to sensitive about scores, ratings, and awards. It's all based on opinions.

    Learn to value your own opinion and not care what others think.

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  • Entris38Entris38 Member UncommonPosts: 401
    Originally posted by Battlerock
    Funny you mention that, I was playing today, I just couldn't get into any keyboard and mouse games sitting at my desk using the 24 inch asus, I kept going back to my console on the flat screen.

    Funny you mention that:^^^^^

    Why not play your PC games on your flat screen?

     

  • Entris38Entris38 Member UncommonPosts: 401


    Certainly some strange choices in my opinion: Almost seems "bought"

    The awards never really come into my buying experiences anyway, but I'm unhappy I missed the awards and haven't had a chance watch yet.

     

     

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    Originally posted by Dreamo84
    Some people are just a little to sensitive about scores, ratings, and awards. It's all based on opinions.

    Learn to value your own opinion and not care what others think.

    This. It is fun to have your opinion validated, but really... your own opinion should be all that matters.

    Try to be excellent to everyone you meet. You never know what someone else has seen or endured.

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  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726

    All these rewards should get is a huge ROFL.  About the only good game on there is Dragon Age and I am not sure it is the best game out there.

    I don't know why they even bother.

  • SenadinaSenadina Member UncommonPosts: 896
    Are virtual card games popular? I infer from this question that since you don't play them you assume no one else does. I get it. I feel that way about car racing games. Do people really want to drive a virtual car, when they can drive a real one? Insane. But yes, TCGs are very popular. Hearthstone is a simple to play game,  with deep(ish) mechanics, and tons of polish. The thing about TCGs is they are simple to learn but hard to master, making them my personal favorite genre, slightly edging out MMOs.

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  • ValkyrieValkyrie Member UncommonPosts: 192
    Very strange line ups. What happened to categories like "Simulation" or "Strategy"? Not a single MMO in there? Is that a mostly-console-oriented prize??

    Played: Pretty much any fantasy MMO, some did not even make it to release ...
    Favorites: UO, EQ2, Vanguard, Wurm Online, Salem, ESO, Creativerse
    Playing: ESO, Creativerse, Guild Wars 2
    Anticipating: (sigh) ... maybe Ashes of Creation

  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 Member RarePosts: 1,373
    Happy to see Dragon Age Inquisition win.
  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Member RarePosts: 9,686
    Best online experience, not a single MMO nor MOBA in that list, i call that biased...

    Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

  • ShaighShaigh Member EpicPosts: 2,142
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus
    Best online experience, not a single MMO nor MOBA in that list, i call that biased...

    Which MMO or MOBA deserved to be nominated?

    Iselin: And the next person who says "but it's a business, they need to make money" can just go fuck yourself.
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