Game Developers Choice Awards News


Uncharted 4, Inside, and Battlefield 1 lead GDC 2017 Choice Award nominees

By David Craddock, Jan 04, 2017 3:35pm PST

Double Fine founder and game-design legend Tim Schafer will host the event. 


Shadow of Mordor and Destiny lead Game Developers Choice Awards finalists list

By Daniel Perez, Jan 09, 2015 10:05am PST

The GDCAs are going on in March, and we are now learning Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Destiny, and Alien: Isolation are currently leading the pack with their nominations.


The Last of Us wins top Game Developers Choice honors

By Steve Watts, Mar 20, 2014 7:30am PDT

The Last of Us won Game of the Year at last night's Game Developers Choice Awards, along with Best Design and Best Narrative. Other award winners include Papers Please and BioShock Infinite.


'Father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi to receive GDCA Lifetime Achievement Award

By Steve Watts, Jan 28, 2014 1:45pm PST

"Father of the PlayStation" Ken Kutaragi will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's GDCAs in San Francisco. The award will be presented to him by PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny.


The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home lead GDC award nominations

By Steve Watts, Jan 09, 2014 9:30am PST

The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced, and an eclectic mix leads the pack with five nominations each: The Last of Us, Tearaway, and Gone Home.


"I enjoyed it as one of those 7/10 middle range games that we don't seem to get many of these ..."

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Journey wins big at Game Developers Choice Awards 2013

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 27, 2013 8:26pm PDT

Spoiler alert: Journey wins pretty much everything


"really looking forward to getting PC back up and running to play some Mark of the Ninja"

- filthysock see all 3 comments

Game Developers Choice Awards nominees announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2013 9:30am PST

The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced. Journey leads with six nominations including Game of the Year.


Warren Spector to receive GDCA's 12th Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 02, 2012 2:00pm PST

Developer Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock, Epic Mickey) has been announced as the recipient of the GDCA's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award.


"Come back to make intelligent mature games Warren!! WTF you doing making mickey mouse junk??? ..."

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GDC awards honor Missile Command creator, EMA lawyers

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2012 8:30am PST

The Game Developers Choice Awards has announce the recipients of its Pioneer and Ambassador Awards, granting them to the creator of Missile Command and lawyers in Brown vs. EMA, respectively.


2011 Game Developers Choice nominees announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 05, 2012 6:30pm PST

The Game Developers Choice Awards nominees have been announced, and Portal 2, Skyrim, and Bastion lead the pack.


"Thought Dead Space 2 was great myself, like the first one but it upped the scale on the action ..."

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Game Developers Choice Award Winners Named; Uncharted 2 Wins Big

By Chris Faylor, Mar 12, 2010 10:00am PST

In a double-whammy of awarding goodness, the winners of the tenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards were revealed yesterday evening at Game...


"that is the beauty of uncharted 2.. perfectly paced so you are never taken out of the game and ..."

- jaytima see all 13 comments

John Carmack Wins GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 22, 2010 7:13am PST

id Software co-founder, technical wizard and rocket man John Carmack has been named winner of this year's Game Developers Choice Awards Lifetime...


"After Rage ships? Possibly Brink. Im happy to see Carmack getting kudos though, even if Id's ..."

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Penny Arcade Trio Net GDC Ambassador Award

By Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2010 2:20pm PST

Following word that Valve's Gabe Newell will receive this year's Game Developers Choice Pioneer Award, the main trio behind gaming webcomic...


"Are you claiming valve screwed over the PC community? Thats about as blatantly retarded as it ..."

- haysoos see all 6 comments

Game Developers Choice Award Nominees Announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2010 3:10pm PST

The nominees for the tenth annual peer-based Game Developers Choice Awards have been revealed, highlighting the titles over 3,000 of the world's...


"I don't care about the rest, but if MW2 had been on the "Best Writing" list they would have lost ..."

- Skillmore see all 9 comments

Valve's Newell Receives GDC Pioneer Award

By Chris Faylor, Jan 15, 2010 12:00pm PST

Joining the ranks of Ralph "Father of Video Games" Baer, Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov and Harmonix founders Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy,...


"A few points. Microsoft and Bill Gates made this possible. Newell is Microsoft money if I'm not ..."

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