Game Developer Choice Awards

Though the results have not yet appeared on the Game Developer Choice Awards Website, the award ceremony was conducted last night. The Associated Press, Gamasutra, and VentureBeat have write-ups of the festivities, and this press release highlights the game of the year award earned by Fallout 3, and lists all the winners:
Game of the Year
Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

Best Game Design:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Writing:
Fallout 3 (Bethesda Softworks)

Best Technology:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Visual Arts:
Prince of Persia (Ubisoft Montreal)

Best Debut Game:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Handheld Game:
God Of War: Chains Of Olympus (Ready at Dawn)

Innovation Award:
LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

Best Audio:
Dead Space (EA Redwood Shores)

Best Downloadable Game:
World Of Goo (2D Boy)

Recipients for the evening's special awards were:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Hideo Kojima

Pioneer Award
Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy

Ambassador Award
Tommy Tallarico
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Mar 26, 2009, 16:42
Kxmode
 
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Mar 26, 2009, 16:42
 Kxmode
 
I think the GDC judges confused atmosphere with writing because quite honestly the atmosphere in Fallout 3 is absolutely amazing. However atmosphere is not the writing, and definitely not the story. It's just the back-drop the story takes place in. Unfortunately the story itself wasn't engaging. It took itself way to serious. It didn't insert any humor found in the previous games. And I really didn't care about what happened to Dad or any NPCs (e.g. I came back to Vault 101 and killed everyone because I didn't CARE).

Juxtaposed with The Witcher and NPCs I really cared about what happened to them.

So if Fallout 3 sets the precedent for what is considered great writing then I think we're in a world of hurt for what's to come.
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