Tag: Awards

  • News Baldur's Gate 3, Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Lead the Way at the BAFTAs

    Awards season never ends

    Baldur’s Gate 3 and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 will go head-to-head once more at the BAFTAs, with both titles leading the way for nominations at this year’s show. Larian Studios’ phenomenal RPG secured an impressive 10 nominations overall, while Insomniac Games’ superhero sequel isn’t far behind, with nine. The two...

  • News Sony Wins Many BAFTA Awards, But Hades Takes Game of the Year

    The Last of Us 2 takes three categories

    With the BAFTA Game Awards 2021 all done and dusted, the event marked another successful night for Sony. Many PlayStation 4 exclusives won various categories, the most celebrated of which was The Last of Us: Part II. It was the overall winner in three different brackets, those being Animation, Performer in a...

  • News Media Molecule's Siobhan Reddy to Receive BAFTA Fellowship Award

    Studio director to receive prestigious accolade

    Today, BAFTA has announced that Siobhan Reddy, studio director of Media Molecule, will be awarded the BAFTA Fellowship at this year's Games Awards ceremony. The Fellowship award is the academy's highest honour, given to individuals for their achievements and contributions to the medium. Reddy will...

  • News The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima Dominate in 2021 BAFTA Games Awards Nominations

    Earning those trophies

    It's that time of year again: the BAFTA Games Awards are just around the corner. The prestigious awards show is set to take place later this month, and all the nominees have just been announced. While there's a typically wide range of games represented, two of Sony's first-party titles lead the way. The Last of Us: Part II and...

  • News Indie Games Win Big at This Year's BAFTA Games Award Ceremony

    Unbridled Goose Fame

    The global situation might have put a stopper on the physical ceremony, but BAFTA Games Awards 2020 soldiered on with a digital show last night. Control and Death Stranding were the frontrunners with the most nominations -- in fact, Remedy's sci-fi thriller broke records with 12 nods. However, we hop

  • News BAFTA Games Awards 2020 Moving to Digital Show Amid Coronavirus Chaos

    Live event cancelled

    The upcoming BAFTA Games Awards ceremony, which is due to take place at the start of April, will no longer be a live, red carpet shindig. As with many events across the globe, coronavirus has caused the British Academy to cancel the awards show. Instead, the organisers will be holding a livestream in order to announce the...

  • News Death Stranding and Control Lead the Way in 2020's BAFTA Games Awards Nominations

    Trophy hunters

    It's time once again for BAFTA's video game awards, one of the industry's glitziest awards ceremonies. This year, the British Academy is clearly infatuated with two of 2019's most peculiar games; Death Stranding and Control have each received 11 nominations. The latter even receives a nod for Best Game, while Kojima Productions' game...

  • News Dreams Wins Game of the Show at Gamescom 2019


    Update: In addition to winning Most Original Game and Best PS4 Game at Gamescom 2019, creative suite Dreams also took home the overall Best of Gamescom 2019 gong. Yet another Sony published title, Marvel's Avengers VR, won Best VR/AR Game, wrapping up another sensational showcase for the Japanese giant. Sony’s booth at Gamescom 2019 did...

  • News TIGA Games Industry Awards Recognise Sony and Its Exclusives

    Awarded best publisher

    The Independent Game Developers' Association, or TIGA, has just held its awards ceremony for 2018. As with several others, the UK-based organisation holds a yearly awards show for the games industry, celebrating not only the software, but the people behind them, from legal teams to recruitment agencies. This year, TIGA seems...

  • News Gamescom 2018 Awards Nominations Include Some Curious Entries

    Just what is Project Mephisto?

    Gamescom 2018 gets underway next week, and a “jury consisting of German and international games journalists” as well as a handful of YouTubers have nominated a series of games for awards across a variety of disciplines. There are some oddities here, like the mysterious inclusion of a title called Project Mephisto...

  • News The Last of Us: Part II Wins Most Anticipated at The Game Awards 2017

    And all the other winners from last night's show

    No pressure, Naughty Dog: The Last of Us: Part II won the award for the Most Anticipated release at The Game Awards 2017. Despite a huge number of nominations, it was actually the only Sony published title to win an award, in an evening where The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild utterly dominated...

  • Gamescom 2017 PS4 Crime Thriller Hidden Agenda Wins Another Award

    Assassin's Creed Origins voted best PS4 game

    Supermassive Games’ smartphone-powered crime thriller Hidden Agenda is quietly starting to scoop up a sizeable number of awards, having netted the casual game gong at Gamescom 2017 – upon landing a similar statue at E3 2017. In truth, this was a lean year for PlayStation 4 winners at the German...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Uncharted 4 Wins Best PlayStation Game at Golden Joystick Awards

    The first of many?

    Awards season is upon us, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is favourite to take home a gong or two. Well, it's already picked up its first at the Golden Joysticks, where it won the Best PlayStation Game gong. There were no other prizes for Naughty Dog on the night, however, as Dark Souls III took home the Ultimate Game of the Year...

  • Live Watch the Golden Joystick Awards Right Here

    On gong

    It's the gaming awards show season, with the Golden Joysticks first up. Game of the Year nominations for the annual British ceremony include INSIDE, The Witness, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and… No Man's Sky? You can watch the full presentation live from London via the embed above.

  • 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: Integrity...

  • 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...

  • News PS4 Nominated Best of Show in E3 2013 Game Critics Awards

    But misses out to Titanfall

    Sony may be eager to not get too excited about its E3 2013 performance, but the PlayStation 4 has already scooped one major victory over the Xbox One. The console has been nominated ‘Best of Show’ in the E3 2013 Game Critics Awards, alongside the

  • 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

  • News Journey Soundtrack Makes History with Grammy Nomination


    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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • News Sony Kicks Off The PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards

    There were a lot of quality PlayStation Network releases last year, and Sony wants to honour the best of the best with the inaugural PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards

    Nominees are after the jump. Voters will cast their ballot by downloading an exclusive theme of each category winner from the PlayStation Store. Sony's pledged to cut the price...

  • 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...

  • 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...