The Game Award Show happened tonight! Hosted by Geoff Keighley, the awards show for gamers and the games industry lasted three hours and treated viewers to some interesting entertainment, world premieres of upcoming games, and a few interesting interviews. Some gaming notables were on hand, as well as industry big wigs like Hideo Kojima. Don’t worry if you missed it — we at APGNation got the lowdown on the winners.
Best Performance — Trey Parker, for his many voices in South Park: The Stick of Truth.
Best Soundtrack — Destiny
Best Online Experience — Destiny
Trending Gamer — Total Biscuit
Best Mobile/Handheld Game — Hearthstone
Best Fighting Game — Smash Bros for the Wii U
Esport’s Player of the year — Nadeshot, Call of Duty
Game for Change — Valiant Hearts
Best Narrative — Valiant Hearts
Best Shooter — Far Cry 4
Industry Icon — Sierra founders Ken and Roberta Williams
Best Indie Game — Shovel Knight
Game of the Year — Dragon Age: Inquisition
Overall the show was a success from a technical standpoint, few audio troubles and other issues. Production values were good, and all the acts and performances were rather entertaining. Though it does bother me that the most common phrase at the show was “World Premiere” instead of “and the winner is…”, maybe next year we can focus more on the awards and less on the exclusive footage. Still, for the the first ever Video Game Awards, it wasn’t too shabby.
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