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Old 11-16-16, 03:48 PM
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The Game Awards 2016

Taking place on Thursday, December 1st.

http://thegameawards.com/



Here's the list of nominees, ripping them from GAF to make it easier.

http://thegameawards.com/nominees/

GOTY

DOOM
INSIDE
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Titanfall 2

BEST STUDIO/GAME DIRECTION

Blizzard
DICE
id Software
Naughty Dog
Respawn


BEST NARRATIVE

Firewatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
INSIDE
Mafia III
Oxenfree


BEST ART DIRECTION

Abzu
Firewatch
INSIDE
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End


BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

Battlefield 1
Doom
Inside
Rez Infinite
Thumper


BEST PERFORMANCE

Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III
Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch
Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


GAMES FOR IMPACT AWARD

1979 Revolution
Block’hood
Orwell
Sea Hero Quest
That Dragon, Cancer


BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Firewatch
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
Stardew Valley
The Witness


BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

Clash Royale
Fire Emblem Fates
Monster Hunter Generations
Pokemon Go
Severed


BEST VR GAME

Batman: Arkham VR
EVE Valkyrie
Job Simulator
Rez Infinite
Thumper


BEST ACTION GAME

Battlefield 1
Doom
Gears of War 4
Overwatch
Titanfall 2


BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Dishonored 2
Hitman
Hyper Light Drifter
Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME

Dark Souls 3
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine
World of Warcraft: Legion
Xenoblade Chronicles X


BEST FIGHTING GAME

Killer Instinct Season 3
King of Fighters XIV
Pokken Tournament
Street Fighter V


BEST FAMILY GAME

Dragon Quest Builders
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Pokemon Go
Ratchet & Clank
Skylanders: Imaginators


BEST STRATEGY GAME

Civilization VI
Fire Emblem Fates
The Banner Saga 2
Total War: Warhammer
XCOM 2


BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

FIFA 17
Forza Horizon 3
MLB The Show 16
NBA 2K17
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017


BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

Battlefield 1
Gears of War 4
Overcooked
Overwatch
Rainbow Six Siege
Titanfall 2


FAN'S CHOICE


BEST ESPORTS PLAYER - Presented by HP OMEN

Faker [Lee Sang-hyeok] SK Telecom T1, League of Legends
Coldzera [Marcelo David] SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Byun–Hyun Woo Starcraft 2
Infiltration [Lee Seon-woo] Team Razer, Street Fighter V
Hungrybox [Juan Debiedma] Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.


BEST ESPORTS TEAM

SK Telecom T1
Game: League of Legends

Wings Gaming
Game: DOTA2

SK Gaming

ROX Tigers
Game: League of Legends

Cloud 9


BEST ESPORTS GAME

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA2
League of Legends
Overwatch
Street Fighter V


TRENDING GAMER - Presented by Intel

AngryJoeShow
Boogie2988
Danny O’Dwyer
JackSepticEye
Lirik


BEST FAN CREATION

Project A2MR
Pokemon Uranium
Brutal Doom 64
Enderal: The Shards of Order


MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

God of War
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Re: The Game Awards 2016

Total shut-out for Call of Duty this year. Interesting
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Re: The Game Awards 2016

My picks based on what I have played and is relevant to me (played enough to vote)

GOTY

Overwatch


BEST STUDIO/GAME DIRECTION

DICE


BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

Pokemon Go


BEST ACTION GAME

Battlefield 1


BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine


BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

Forza Horizon 3


BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

Battlefield 1


TRENDING GAMER - Presented by Intel

Boogie2988


MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Red Dead Redemption 2
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So they give an award for most anticipated game?
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Better than the "E-sports" stuff...
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Glad to see the Doom love
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I played the demo of Doom, and the MP Beta.

I'm waiting for a good digital deal.
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Still weird to have an awards show while before the year is over. Don't most wait till the next year to give awards for the previous year?
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Glad to see the Doom love
Ditto.
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I do love that Doom is getting recognized. Great game, but all the nominees shouldn't even be announced for another 6 weeks. Lots of great games still coming out.
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As much as I love DOOM it got frustratingly hard at one point. Might have to drop to easier level. Still love this game!

How come no award for best remaster?
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Re: The Game Awards 2016

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Still weird to have an awards show while before the year is over. Don't most wait till the next year to give awards for the previous year?
Maybe it's timed to help goose game sales before Christmas?

December also separates it from the rest of the award announcement pack (movies, television, theatre, etc.) and has some distance from the gaming awards at E3 too. I guess you could make a case for December since the release schedule for games is pretty much dead once November draws to a close.
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Still weird to have an awards show while before the year is over. Don't most wait till the next year to give awards for the previous year?
Are Deus Ex and Dark Souls 3 really RPGs? If they had waited until the end of the year maybe Final Fantasy XV might have been in the running. Also from what I heard, World of Final Fantasy should have been. My copy is on its way.

I think they do it now so that they can have the awards ceremony on the same weekend and same location as the Sony Playstation Expo in December. Lots of industry people there already.
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Well my favorite game of the year almost got overlooked, and even then it feels like they shoved it in to make sure they covered their asses...Dark Souls 3 deserves to be on the short list of game of the year....
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Re: The Game Awards 2016

I think most of the choices are really good - obviously everyone probably has a game that they they prefer and feel is more deserving, but it's a pretty good mix of titles to me. Especially since the list is coming from major gaming publications.

http://thegameawards.com/rules-and-voting/

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I think they do it now so that they can have the awards ceremony on the same weekend and same location as the Sony Playstation Expo in December. Lots of industry people there already.
Except since it's inception in 2014 it's always been around this time (Dec 5, Dec 3, and now Dec 1 respectively) with the last 2 in LA, so I'm not sure that was a direct correlation.
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Overwatch to me is the best game to come out in recent years. I say that as someone who rarely enjoyed FPS games.

Beginner friendly
Fantastic Lore
Unparalleled developer support.
Awesome community.
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Lol @ that GOTY list.
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The Best Action Game category is a tough one. Overwatch has been a total surprise and I wouldn't be shocked if it won.

GOTY...out of that list Uncharted 4

Studio - Blizzard with Overwatch alone they stepped out of their norm and came away with a hit but Naughty Dog is right there as well.

I still haven't cracked open Doom and glad to see that game mentioned. Seeing it in the GOTY category instead of COD has to be somewhat a shock to some....
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Lol @ that GOTY list.
What's your omissions? Seems like they covered all the bases to me.
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Overwatch is the best game since CS:GO; it has to win
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I still haven't cracked open Doom and glad to see that game mentioned. Seeing it in the GOTY category instead of COD has to be somewhat a shock to some....
What would make COD GOTY material? Everything I've heard at this point is that it's a weak entry in the series with an OK campaign.

Now if we are removing DOOM from the GOTY list and replacing it with Forza Horizon 3, I would be on board with that.
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I'm more impressed that Titanfall 2 made the list then DOOM.
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Surprised that there isn't a category for best DLC/expansion.

Mostly because I'd put Witcher 3's "Blood & Wine", not just in that category, but being that it's a 20+ hour expansion, one of the best games of the year, just on it's own.
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In all fairness, they gave it a nod in the best RPG section, which I was surprised since both that and Legion were expansions.
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I'm scratching at the timing of this event. It suspiciously seems like it's designed to hype up games in order to boost holiday sales.

And, yeah, "Most Anticipated Game"? Give me a break.
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