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2016 Game Awards: Overwatch Takes Best Game of The Year Award

Every year, the best video games get nominated for the 2016 Game Awards. Yesterday, we have celebrated those nominees and the winners have been called out!

This year was a decent year for gaming. With great titles released, and amazing titles on the way, things were good on the other side of controllers. Last night, the 2016 Game Awards winners were revealed.

GAME OF THE YEAR: Overwatch (Blizzard)

 

BEST GAME DIRECTION: Blizzard (for Overwatch)

BEST NARRATIVE: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION: Inside (Playdead)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN: Doom (id/Bethesda)

BEST PERFORMANCE: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME: Inside (Playdead)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD: Pokemon Go (Niantic)

BEST VR GAME: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)

BEST ACTION GAME: Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME: Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)

BEST FIGHTING GAME: Street Fighter V (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME: Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME: Pokemon Go (Niantic)

BEST SPORTS/RACING: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

BEST MULTIPLAYER: Overwatch (Blizzard)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER: Boogie2988

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER: Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM: Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME: Overwatch (Blizzard)

A per tradition, many World Premiere trailers were shown during the ceremony. While some feature new updates and elements ready to be displayed, others are completely new games. Here are the trailers you might have missed (via GameSpot’s Youtube):

 

Compared to previous years, the show wasn’t as exciting. There were a few performances here and there, but to be honest, most were irrelevant to a point. It reminded me of E3 when Usher came to do a performance during one of the media briefings. Anyhow, the highlight of the evening goes to the entire opening of the show, when Geoff Keighley gave the Industry Icon award, in person, to Hideo Kojima.

“We all have tough times to go through, but the true test of one’s character comes in how we react to those moments we don’t control. I think what happened to Hideo Kojima last year was a tragedy, but he never complained. He just sat in an isolated room for months, looked inside himself and focused on his art. He hoped that his love of entertaining us would carry him through the darkest days of his career. And we thank him, for all that he went through.” – Keighley

 

He went on to share his story of how he tried to give Kojima the award in person, but failed. Even though he could make it and meet him in person, Kojima refused to carry “blood on his hands”. After being called out as recipient of the Industry Icon award, Kojima took the stage and said: “Last year, I thought I lost everything… but I didn’t lose anything thanks to all of you!”

STAY TUNED AS WE PICK OUR OWN NOMINEES FOR THIS YEAR’S IMGMR GAME AWARDS!

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Slimzz is a DJ & Gamer by night, IMGMR’s Senior Editor and PR by day. He loves to break the meta in his own way, and discover new and engaging games.

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