Yesterday saw the 34th annual Golden Joystick awards which saw one game scoop accolades in no less than five categories. The crown of the show, the Ultimate Game of the Year was awarded to Dark Souls 3, whilst Xbox One Game of the Year saw Rise of the Tomb Raider crowned with the achievement. It's worth noting, that games released after the previous awards had closed, are eligible for the following year. However the big winner of the night was Overwatch. Taking the top prize in the following five categories; Best Original Game, Best Multiplayer Game, Best Gaming Moment, PC ... Read More »
34 years. That's how long the Golden Joysticks have been going. Older than many of you reading this, you whippersnappers, you. 2016's been a great year for games, and we can expect to see that reflected in those taking the stage at the O2 in London in the evening of 18 November. With a huge range of categories - it's not just Best Game anymore - we can't wait to see who picks up awards such as Best Indie Game, Best Story, and Most likely to consume their own bodyweight in Krispy Kremes during the show (me). Rest assured, we'll ... Read More »
The nominees for the 19th annual D.I.C.E. Awards have been announced, with Xbox and PC exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider leading the field with nominations in nine categories. The awards, from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (a US organisation that has no UK equivalent; the awards themselves are on a par with the UK's Game BAFTAs), will be made at an event on 18 February at The Mandalay Bay Convention Centre in Las Vegas (our complementary tickets appear to have been lost in the post). Rise of the Tomb Raider has more nominations than any other game. ... Read More »
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the winners of yesterdays British Academy Games Awards, which celebrated the very best in games of the past year. The ceremony was hosted by Rufus Hound at Tobacco Dock, London E1, where presenters included Rob Beckett, Alex Brooker, Linford Christie OBE, Dynamo, Ian Livingstone CBE, Tim Schafer, Chet Faliszek. Destiny – the online first-person shooter in which players work together to protect the last safe city on Earth from aliens – won Best Game. This is the fourth win for US games studio Bungie, whose previous wins have all ... Read More »
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