Awards - News

June2017

  • News E3 2017's Game Critics Awards Miss Some Heavy Hitters

    Best of the rest

    The nominees for the E3 2017 Game Critics Awards are in – and they’re missing a significant number of games. So the thing here is that the media had to be able to play at least five minutes of a title for it to be eligible, meaning that the likes of God of War, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, Shadow of the Colossus, and...

March2017

  • News It's Almost April and Uncharted 4 Is Still Winning Awards

    And rightly so

    We've noticed that it's become cool to hate Uncharted 4: A Thief's End in some circles, but that's not stopping it from scooping up awards like they're going out of fashion. Naughty Dog's sequel netted another gong this weekend, taking home the coveted Game of the Year accolade from the 2017 SXSW Gaming Awards. It beat out Dishonored...

November2016

September2015

  • TGS 2015 Japanese Awards Prompt Smiles for PS4

    Seven of the ten winners launching on PS4

    Sony's presence at TGS 2015 this week was pretty darn impressive, as it dominated the headlines with a slew of announcements. And the Japanese market appears to have responded, with a gaggle of PlayStation 4 titles leaving the show with awards. Winners included: Star Wars Battlefront, Star Ocean 5:...

October2014

  • News PS4 Takes the Gadget of the Year Gong at the T3 Awards

    Brushes aside iPhone 5S and Xbox One

    There’s a good chance that you’re reading this website because you love PlayStation, but let’s not pretend that there aren’t dozens of other snazzy gizmos out there. The market is practically flooded with nifty appliances these days, which perhaps makes the PlayStation 4’s success at the T3 Awards all...

July2013

February2013

  • News Journey Misses Out on Prestigious Grammy Award

    The one that got away

    Given the sheer amount of awards that Journey has scooped up over the past 12 months, we suppose it’s about time that the title stopped hogging the limelight. Despite being the first ever video game to be nominated for a Grammy award, Austin Wintory’s scorching score lost out to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ e

December2012

  • News Journey Soundtrack Makes History with Grammy Nomination

    Blimey

    Clearly not content with the mass of awards that it’s already won, Journey has made history by becoming the first ever video game to be nominated for a Grammy award. The title’s scorching score – composed by Austin Wintory – is up for contention in the ‘Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media’ category. It’ll face off against...

October2012

  • News Journey Awarded Top Gong at GameCity 2012

    Deserving winner

    Thatgamecompany’s exceptional PlayStation Network exclusive Journey took home the second GameCity Prize last night, when it was selected from a shortlist that included Catherine and Mass Effect 3. "I really like the goal of GameCity, to get people to notice games and talk about games, particularly for people who don't encounter...

June2012

  • News The Last of Us Scoops Five Game Critics Awards

    Best of show

    There’s no stopping Naughty Dog at the moment. Not content with dominating the generation with Uncharted, it’s now repeating that success with its upcoming survival horror The Last of Us. The PlayStation 3 exclusive was the star of this year’s E3, taking home five Game Critics Awards for Best Original Game, Best Console Game,...

March2012

  • News LittleBigPlanet 2 Scoops Up Two BAFTA Awards

    Portal 2 takes home Game of the Year

    Valve’s first-person puzzler Portal 2 took home the coveted Game of the Year gong at last night’s glitzy BAFTA awards ceremony in London. The brilliant brain bender was the biggest winner on the night, scooping up an additional two awards for best Design and Story. Despite being nominated in five categories,...

February2012

  • News Sony Reveals PSN Gamers' Choice Nominees

    Quest for the best

    Sony's revealed the nominees for the second annual PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards. Like last year, you’ll be able to vote for your favourites via the PlayStation Network, with an XMB theme available for each title you select. The winning game in each category will secure a 30% discount on the PlayStation Store (50%...

  • News Uncharted 3 Up for BAFTA Game of 2011

    Test of Drake's fortune

    One of the best PS3 games of last year — heck, of any year — is up for this year's BAFTA GAME Award. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception has been nominated in the only category determined by public votes, which means you have a real chance to shape its outcome. You can head over and vote for Uncharted 3 — or, you know, any...

May2011

  • News PlayStation Move Up for Big Technical Innovation Award

    Will it beat Kinect?

    Prestigious UK industry magazine Develop has announced the list of nominees for its upcoming awards ceremony, and PlayStation Move is up for the Technical Innovation category where it competes against Kinect for Xbox 360. One of Move's biggest successes so far, Killzone 3 is also up for a well deserved Visual Arts award, and...

March2011

  • News Heavy Rain Makes a Splash at BAFTA Awards with Three Wins

    Critical mass

    Sony's Heavy Rain was one of the stand-out games of 2010 whether playing with Move or DualShock, and last night's BAFTA Video Games Awards have honoured Quantic Dream's game with a trio of statues. David Cage's detective thriller scooped the award for Technical Innovation, beating Kinectimals, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and more. It also...

February2011

November2010

  • News PlayStation Move Wins Popsci's "Best of What's New" Award

    Nabs "most immersive game controller" gong

    We know Move works great, you know Move works great, and now Sony's controller has been honoured with an award in Popular Science magazine's "Best of What's New 2010" issue. Honoured in the always hotly-contested Home Entertainment category, Move was called the "most immersive game...

September2010

  • News Heavy Rain Scoops Game Designer's Award at Japanese Ceremony

    Quantic Dream honoured

    The patch to update Heavy Rain with Move controls should be let loose tomorrow, but Japanese body the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association awarded the DualShock 3-enabled version its Game Designer's Award at a recent ceremony. It praised the game's unique sense of storytelling as well as its emphasis on performing...