Nintendo And Dragon Age Win Big At The Game Awards (UPDATE)

Patrick Dane writes,


I'm excited about the future of The Game Awards. I genuinely believe in awards ceremonies and it is fun to see Geoff Keighley try to create the 'video game Oscars' last night. I was fairly impressed with the new re-brand and there is plenty of room to grow. It isn't quite at the level of the BAFTA Game Awards yet, but it was an admirable first stab that seems to have benefited from breaking away from Spike TV.

The biggest winner of the night was Nintendo, not only picking up Developer of the Year, but winning Best Sports/Racing with Mario Kart 8 and Best Fighting game with Super Smash Brothers. They also had that Zelda reveal too, so they're no doubt feeling pretty good right now.

Dragon Age: Inquisition was also a big winner too taking home the big prize, Game of the Year while also picking up a Best Role-Playing Game award to go with it.

As for surprises, there actually weren't too many. I can't find myself disagreeing with many of these. Far Cry 4 as the best shooter is perhaps something I didn't see coming, but I can't get too twisted about it.

For the full list of winners, take a peak below. Feel free to be mad about some injustice in the forums.

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Sledgehammer/Activision

  • Destiny – Bungie/Activision

  • Far Cry 4 – Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

  • Titanfall – Respawn/EA

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – MachineGames/Bethesda

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bravely Default – Square Enix

  • Dark Souls II – From Software/Bandai Namco

  • Divinity: Original Sin – Larian Studios

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Bioware/EA

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth – Obsidian/Ubisoft

Best Action/Adventure

  • Alien: Isolation – Creative Assembly/Sega

  • Assassin's Creed Unity – Ubisoft

  • Bayonetta 2 – Platinum Games/Nintendo

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Monolith/Warner Bros.

  • Sunset Overdrive – Insomniac/Microsoft

Best Fighting Game

  • 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

  • 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

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 2.0 – Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive Studios

  • Fantasia: Music Evolved – Harmonix/Disney Interactive Studios

  • Mario Kart 8 – Nintendo

  • Skylanders: Trap Team – Toys for Bob/Activision

  • Tomodachi Life – Nintendo

Best Online Experience

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Sledgehammer Games/Activision

  • Dark Souls II – From Software/Bandai Namco

  • Destiny – Bungie/Activision

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard

  • Titanfall – Respawn/EA

Best Mobile/Handheld

  • Bravely Default – Square Enix

  • Monument Valley – Ustwo

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard

  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS – Nintendo

  • Threes – Asher Vollmer, illustrator Greg Wohlwend, and composer Jimmy Hinson

Best Remaster

  • Grand Theft Auto V – Rockstar Games

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – 343 Industries/Microsoft

  • Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – Game Freak/Nintendo

  • The Last of Us – Naughty Dog/Sony

  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Alien: Isolation – Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, The Creative Assembly/Sega

  • Child of Light – Coeur de pirate, Ubisoft Montreal

  • Destiny – Marty O'Donnell, Bungie/Activision

  • Sunset Overdrive – Boris Salchow, Insomniac Games/Microsoft

  • Transistor – Darren Korb, Supergiant Games

Best Narrative

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth – Obsidian/Ubisoft

  • The Walking Dead Season 2 – Telltale Games

  • The Wolf Among Us – Telltale Games

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft

  • Wolfenstein: The New Order – Machine Games/Bethesda

Best Independent Game

  • Broken Age Part 1 – Double Fine

  • Monument Valley – Ustwo

  • Shovel Knight – Cellar Door

  • Transistor – Supergiant Games

  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter – The Astronauts

Games for Change

  • Mountain – David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents

  • Never Alone – Upper One Games

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind – Naughty Dog/Sony

  • This War of Mine – 11bit Studios

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – Ubisoft

eSports Player of the Year

  • Martin 'Rekkles' Larsson – League of Legends

  • Xu "Fy" Linsen – Dota 2

  • James "Firebat" Kostesich – Hearthstone

  • Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund – Counter-Strike: GO

  • Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag – Call of Duty

eSports Team of the Year

  • Samsung White – League of Legends

  • Evil Geniuses – Dota 2

  • Edward Gaming – League of Legends

  • Newbee – Dota 2

  • Ninjas in Pajamas – Counter-Strike: GO

Trending Gamer

  • Evan "Vanoss" Fong

  • Jeff Gerstmann

  • PewDiePie

  • StampyLongHead

  • TotalBiscuit

Best Fan Creation

  • BEST Zelda Rap EVER!! By Egoraptor

  • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr

  • Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song) by Tobuscus

  • Minecraft – TITAN City by Colonial Puppet

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

Developer of the Year

  • Blizzard

  • Monolith

  • Nintendo

  • Telltale Games

  • Ubisoft Montreal

Best Performance

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us

  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two

  • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth

  • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Most Anticipated Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady/Warner Bros.

  • Bloodborne – FROM Software/Sony

  • Evolve – Turtle Rock/2K Games

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – Naughty Dog/Sony

Game of the Year

  • Bayonetta 2 – Platinum Games/Nintendo

  • Dark Souls 2 – FROM Software/Bandai Namco

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – BioWare/EA

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – Blizzard

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Monolith/Warner Bros.

Oh, and just to see you off, here is Trey Parker winning for Best Performance. The introduction from Tim Schafer is great and Parker sums the industry up nicely.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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