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.
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.