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Monday 22 September 2014

Grand Theft Auto V wins big at VGX

GTA5 takes Game of the Year award

Published 09/12/2013 | 14:23

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Grand Theft Auto 5 has reached levels of near-perfection.
Attention to detail was just one of the elements that helped Grand Theft Auto V scoop the Best Game Award

The annual Video Game Awards took place this past weekend, with the year's big titles cleaning up.

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Dubbed VGX to mark the VGA's 10th year, the award show featured a radically different format, focusing on in-depth demos and interviews in a more intimate studio setting.

There were no surprises when Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us won the lion's share of the awards:

  • Game of the Year - Grand Theft Auto V
  • Studio of the Year - Naughty Dog
  • Character of the Year - The Lutece Twins, Bioshock Infinite
  • Best Shooter - BioShock Infinite
  • Best Action-Adventure Game - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Best Sports game - NBA 2k14
  • Best Independent Game - Gone Home
  • Best RPG - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Best Fighting Game - Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Best Driving Game - Forza Motorsport 5
  • Best DLC - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Best Xbox Game - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Best Playstation Game - The Last of Us
  • Best Nintentdo Game - Super Mario 3D World
  • Best PC Game - Gone Home
  • Best Handheld Game - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Best Casual Game - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Best Mobile Game - Plants Vs Zombies 2: It's About Time
  • Best Voice Actor - Troy Baker as Joel, The Last of Us
  • Best Voice Actress - Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us
  • Best Soundtrack - Grand Theft Auto V
  • Best Song in a Game - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" , BioShock Infinite
  • Most Anticipated Game - Titanfall

News coming from the show included:

  • Nintendo announced the release date of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and showed new playable character Cranky Kong.
  • TellTale Games (behind the fantastic Walking Dead games) are due to work on a Bordlerlands companion game and more exciting, a Game of Thrones game.
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4, arriving at the end of January 2014.
  • No Man's Sky by Hello Games was the only real surprise game announcement. The impressive space exploration game is being developed by a team of only 4, demonstrating the quality indie developers can strive for.
  • New trailers were shown of The Witcher 3, Titanfall, Destiny and Thief, amongst others.

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