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Dark Souls 3 and Overwatch Win Big at the Golden Joystick Awards

With the 34th Golden Joystick Awards now over and the winners announced it’s clear to see Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch dominated this year’s ceremony picking up 5 Awards as From Softwares Dark Souls 3 walked away with the coveted Ultimate Game of the Year award.

Other notable winners of the evening include CD Projekt RED whose Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3 collected 2 awards for storytelling and visual design while the Polish developer also won best studio of the year, Campo Santo’s excellent Firewatch scooped the award for best indie game of 2016, while Stardew Valley picked up a well deserved Breakthrough Award.

For a full list of awards see below:

Best Original Game – Overwatch
Best Storytelling – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
Best Visual Design – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
Best Audio – Fallout 4
Best Indie Game – Firewatch
Gaming Personality of the Year – Sean Plott
Best Multiplayer Game – Overwatch
Competitive Play of the Year – Coldzera’s jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
Best Gaming Moment – Play of the game in Overwatch
YouTube – Upcoming Personality of the Year – Jesse Cox
Studio of the Year – CD Projekt Red
Innovation of the Year – Pokémon GO
Lifetime Achievement Award – Eiji Aonuma
Best Gaming Platform – Steam
Best Gaming Performance – Doug Cockle
Competitive Game of the Year – Overwatch
Nintendo Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
PlayStation Game of the Year – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Xbox Game of the Year – Rise of the Tomb Raider
PC Game of the Year – Overwatch
Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year – Pokémon GO
Breakthrough Award – Eric Barone – Stardew Valley
Hall of Fame – Lara Croft
Critics Choice Award – Titanfall 2
Most Wanted Game – Mass Effect Andromeda
Ultimate Game of the Year – Dark Souls 3

With some of this year’s biggest games yet to release such as The Last Guardian, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Final Fantasy XV next year’s lineup is already shaping up to be as strong.

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Brandon has been gaming for over a decade and whilst it’s not as long as others has survived just as many encounters as most. From hiding in a cardboard box to collecting 120 stars. Brandon’s favourite game series is Halo but he enjoys stealth games and RPG’s also. He studies media at A-level and can be typically be found boarding covenant ships.


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