Papers, Please scored two big wins last night at the 2014 Games for Change festival's awards ceremony, taking home the top prize in the "Best Gameplay" and "Most Innovative Game" categories. The 2013 indie game that casts players as an immigration inspector also won the grand prize at the 16th annual Independent Games… » 4/24/14 12:15pm 4/24/14 12:15pm

Here Are Your VGX Award Winners

Spike dumped the theater format for a more whatever-that-was in last night's re-christened VGX, increasing the show's length to three hours but still, as ever, seeming to minimize its purpose: Recognize the best games of the year. Twenty-three awards were given out; here are all of them. » 12/08/13 1:00pm 12/08/13 1:00pm

Titanfall Sweeps Game Critic Awards With Six Wins at This Year’s E3

E3 is for showing off the games that everyone will be talking about in the future. It’s a show about building buzz. And this year, according to the various members of the media who dole out the Game Critics Awards, Titanfall is a game that folks should be paying attention to. The upcoming title from Respawn Studios… » 7/02/13 12:15pm 7/02/13 12:15pm

Even Horrible Games Get Their Due at the Game Marketing Awards

It pleases me to know that despite the shiny circular piece of crap inside every copy of Kinect Star Wars, there's still a place where the folks responsible for the brilliant "Girl Vader" short can feel like the winners they really are. » 4/18/13 1:00pm 4/18/13 1:00pm

Watch The DICE Awards Live, Right Here [Update: Winners Announced]

The annual DICE convention brings a bunch of big-deal thinkers and video-game creators to Vegas to engage in high-minded talk about creativity and technology and innovation. There's also lots of free food, or so I hear. » 2/07/13 9:45pm 2/07/13 9:45pm

Here Are the 2012 Games That Developers Want to Give Awards to

Of all the video game events that happen every year, the Game Developers Choice Awards might be the ones that resonate most with game-makers. That's because they're determined by the masses of folks who make video games vote to nominate the best examples of the form from the preceding months. » 1/24/13 4:00pm 1/24/13 4:00pm

Seriously, why hasn't a video game been nominated for the Hugo and…

Of all the landmarks in science fiction history that we predicted would happen in your lifetime, there's one that I really can't believe hasn't happened yet. Why hasn't a video game been nominated for a Hugo or Nebula Award? With games like Dead Space, Bioshock, Mass Effect and Portal featuring complex world-building… » 1/11/13 2:40pm 1/11/13 2:40pm

This Was 2012's Most Accessible Game For Disabled Gamers

AbleGamers, a "a nonprofit that helps gamers with disabilities", has revealed their winners for its 2013 accessible game of the year. » 1/03/13 3:00am 1/03/13 3:00am

Don't Like the Winners from the 2012 VGAs? Get a Second Opinion from…

The gang from 343 Industries, BioWare and Telltale Games stuck around in Los Angeles a second night to take home more honors, as Machinima's fourth Inside Gaming Awards handed out its hardware on Saturday, a day after the Video Game Awards. » 12/09/12 2:00pm 12/09/12 2:00pm

The Best (You Make Up The Category) Video Games Of The Year

It's Game of the Year season. You'll be seeing lots of people name their Best Video Game, Best PC Game, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Shooter, Best Fighting Game, Best, Best, Best... » 12/05/12 11:00am 12/05/12 11:00am

Pile Of Industry Awards For Star Wars: The Old Republic a Sad Reminder…

The Game Developers Choice Online awards exist to give folks in the gaming industry a chance to highlight and celebrate the work of their peers in online games. This year's award ceremony took place last night in Austin. The full list of winners includes nods to Diablo III for best audio and League of Legends for… » 10/11/12 9:30pm 10/11/12 9:30pm

Oh, The Pageantry! My Unofficial E3 Awards

I'll admit, after watching the E3 2012 press conferences at home on my couch while drinking Heineken and using a spray bottle on my 8-week-old kittens every time they used my scalp as a scratching post, I didn't have high hopes for the show floor. No Fable 4? No God of War 4? No Dreamcast 2? Pffh. Yawn. » 6/13/12 1:00pm 6/13/12 1:00pm

Portal 2 is Best Game, and Battlefield 3 Wins Three at BAFTA Awards

Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its awards gala, and Portal 2 took home Best Game as one of three video games to win in multiple categories. » 3/17/12 3:00pm 3/17/12 3:00pm

PSN Gamers' Choice Awards Voting Opens Tomorrow

Last year, Sony piloted their PSN Gamers' Choice Awards, and they apparently liked the results enough to repeat the endeavor this year. » 2/27/12 2:30pm 2/27/12 2:30pm

Best PSN Game: Best PSN Game Playable Online: Best PS3 Full Game: Best PlayStation Move Game: Best 3D Game: Best PSone Classic: Best Mini Game: Best PSP Game: …

Uncharted 3 Runs Away With Writing Award

The Writers Guild of America is a slight misnomer. In fact, there are two separate unions, WGA West and WGA East. But they work in tandem, and once a year they come together to celebrate the past year's achievements in writing. The 2011 awards were presented on Sunday, February 19, in a simultaneous, shared event… » 2/20/12 10:40am 2/20/12 10:40am

L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City Lead Nominations for British Video…

Just like a comic-book plotline where two crimefighters battle it out to find out who's best, the members of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will decide whether Cole Phelps and Batman had the better video game. » 2/17/12 9:00am 2/17/12 9:00am

Which of These Five Games Had the Best Writing of 2012?

Every year the Writers Guild of America awards a special Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing award to the team responsible for the most memorable interactive entertainment script. Which of these five titles will walk away a winner on February 19? » 1/11/12 5:30pm 1/11/12 5:30pm

No TV? Watch the Spike Video Game Awards Here, Live

If you're somewhere without a cable television or, worse, no television at all, you can still follow the action from tonight's 2011 Spike Video Game Awards live, right here. Courtesy of Spike and MTV Networks, we're glad to bring you live streaming video of the broadcast. » 12/10/11 7:00pm 12/10/11 7:00pm

Next Year's Games and This Year's Winners, Live on Both Coasts, at the…

Oh man. Heisman Trophy? or Spike Video Game Awards? Heisman Effing Trophy? Or Spike Effing Video Game Awards? We have this problem every year. Actually, I'm going Spike, because the Heisman, unlike the VGAs, doesn't tell you what next year's big games will be. » 12/10/11 2:00pm 12/10/11 2:00pm

2011 Gamers Played Modern Warfare 3 the Most, Skyrim the Longest

Video game social network and stat tracking service Raptr has announced the winners of its 2011 Most Played Games awards, and while overall gamers spent more time playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 than any other 2011 title, it's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that walked home with the Most Played Game of 2011 award.… » 12/09/11 2:20pm 12/09/11 2:20pm