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Overwatch just took top honors as Game of the Year at this year’s The Game Awards. It beat Doom, Inside, Titanfall 2, and Uncharted 4. Eligible games had to have been out after November 24 of last year and before November 24 of this year.

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While accepting the award, Blizzard’s Ray Gresko said, “While we’ve been very happy with how the game has been received, we’re also extremely proud that this game and the world that we’re building has a message and it’s a message about heroism. It’s a message about diversity. It’s a message about a bright and positive and hopeful future. And these are all things that we really believe everyone needs a little bit of right now.”

The Game Awards’ other winners were:

  • Best Mobile and Handheld Game: Pokemon GO
  • Best Family Game: Pokemon GO
  • Games For Impact Award: That Dragon Cancer
  • Best Independent Game: Inside
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Overwatch
  • Best Esports Game: Overwatch
  • Best Action-Adventure Game: Dishonored 2
  • Best Action Game: Doom
  • Best VR Game: Rez Infinite
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter V
  • Best RPG: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood & Wine
  • Best Strategy Game: Civilization VI
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 3
  • Best Game Direction: Overwatch
  • Best Art Direction: Inside
  • Best Narrative: Uncharted 4
  • Best Esports Team: Cloud9
  • Best Esports player: Marcelo “Coldzera” David (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Best Performance: Nolan North, Uncharted 4
  • Best Music/Sound Design: Doom
  • Trending Gamer: Boogie2988
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: AC Odyssey (need to get back to Ashen, Spider-Man, RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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