The Witcher 3 was nominated for four awards at last night’s 16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards in San Fransisco and walked away with two of them, including overall Game of the Year.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain was also nominated for four awards but came up empty.

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The third installment in CDProjekts superb role-playing series beat out fellow nominees Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, Bloodborne, and Rocket League.

The game also won the award for Best Technology.

The Witcher 3 was our overall Game of the Year for 2015 here at Gamer Assault Weekly.

Her Story which was written and directed by Sam Barlow, received the most awards with three. Ori and the Blind Forest from Moon Studios also walked away with two awards of its own.

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Additionally, Bethesda’s Todd Howard – director of mega-hits The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and Fallout 4 – received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his influential work in the role-playing game genre.

A full list of nominees are listed below (winners in bold):

16th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Nominees:

Game of the Year

Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Rocket League (Psyonix)

Innovation Award

Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4 / Nintendo)
Undertale (Toby Fox)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)
The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Debut

– Studio Wildcard (Ark: Survival Evolved)
– Toby Fox (Undertale)
Moon Studios (Ori and the Blind Forest)
– Moppin (Downwell)
– Steel Crate Games (Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes)

Best Design

Rocket League (Psyonix)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Lara Croft: GO (Square Enix Montréal / Square Enix)
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Downwell (Moppin / Devolver Digital)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
AlphaBear (Spry Fox)

Best Visual Art

Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2 / Nintendo)

Best Narrative

Her Story (Sam Barlow)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
Undertale (Toby Fox)
The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited Ltd.)

Best Audio

Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios / Microsoft Studios)
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room / Sony Computer – Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
Crypt of the NecroDancer (Brace Yourself Games)

Best Technology

– Metal Gear Solid V (Kojima Productions / Konami)
The Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED / CD Projekt)
Star Wars Battlefront (DICE / Electronic Arts)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda Softworks)
Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios / Square Enix)

Audience Award

Life is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment)

Pioneer Award

Markus “Notch” Persson

Ambassador Award

Tracy Fullerton

Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Howard

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