Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards

Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards

Pokemon GO, Inside, and No Man's Sky took home awards, too.

The 17th annual Game Developers Choice Awards (GDCA) took place last night at, shockingly, the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Guess which title took home the Game of the Year award? Hint: It has guns and gorillas.

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Overwatch, Blizzard's phenomenally popular multiplayer shooting game, did indeed win Game of the Year at the awards. It also received the award for Best Game Design thanks to its "calibrated balance and polished gameplay mechanics." There's a Bastion joke in here somewhere, but otherwise Overwatch deserves all its kudos and more.

Another notable winner is Playdead's haunting puzzle / platformer Inside, which received awards for Best Audio and Best Visual Art. A couple of controversial titles enjoyed accolades, too: Pokémon GO won Best Mobile / Handheld Game (The "Mobile" and "Handheld" categories shouldn't be merged, but that's just my curmudgeonly opinion), and No Man's Sky won the Innovation Award for Hello Games.

You can find a full list of the finalists and winners at the official Game Developers Choice Awards site, and you can watch a playback of the awards show on GDC's Twitch channel.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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