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Game Developers Conference Crowns 'Skyrim' Game of the Year: Obvious or Undeserved?

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Spike's Video Game Awards named "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" its 2011 Game of the Year in December, but the VGAs have received a lot of criticism from the gaming community, as they're largely driven by ratings. But the Game Developers Conference, being held this week in San Francisco, gave out its own awards. Turns out Spike was right. "Skyrim" took the Game Developer Choice Awards, too.

There was one big difference between the VGAs and the Game Developers picks, though. At the VGAs, "Batman: Arkham City" took a large share of the winnings. At the GDC, it didn't get a single award. Instead, "Portal 2" took the biggest share, Game of the Year aside. The Valve sequel went home with Best Narrative, Best Game Design, Best Audio. Incidentally, "Skyrim" didn't win anything else. Do you think "Skyrim" deserves GDC's "Best Game of the Year" award?


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  • BHGOzzy carlton999 2012/03/10 05:06:37
    BHGOzzy
    Heh, it's fine. This is more of a "Sandbox Fantasy" game. MMO's give you the ability to interact with others. Hence "Massive Multiplayer Online"
  • lokiii 2012/03/09 06:38:53
    Undeserved
    lokiii
    +2
    the year is not over , and if i answer that i have to say the game of the year for me is marioparty9,justdance3,poosin... and cookin mamma 4 kitchen magic.
  • Odinsown 2012/03/09 05:13:14
    Obvious
    Odinsown
    +2
    One of the greatest games ever made.
  • Jackal 2012/03/09 05:08:09
    Undeserved
    Jackal
    +2
    The year is not over.
  • I NEED A HORSE 2012/03/09 04:30:09
  • Kat Elliott 2012/03/09 04:27:29
    Obvious
    Kat Elliott
    It's the best game ever!
  • Neo 2012/03/09 03:54:15
    Obvious
    Neo
    +1
    totally dsrving
  • Sterling 2012/03/09 03:26:12
    Undeserved
    Sterling
    +2
    Honestly I liked Skyrim, but what makes it great are the mods. Battlefield 3 was in my opinion a better game. Skyrim would have been the best if it wasn't so glitchy (yes, I know BF3 was pretty glitchy too, but they pushed a lot of limits). It's tough to say, Skyrim was great anyways, but just a graphical overhaul of Oblivion.
  • DeadPoo... Sterling 2012/03/09 03:35:31
    DeadPoolTwo
    +2
    oblivion was the sequal to Morrowind, and Morrowind was better, it had more to do and couldnt be beat in 2 weeks
  • BloodMist DeadPoo... 2012/03/09 07:44:23
    BloodMist
    Bold, faced, lie.
  • DeadPoo... BloodMist 2012/03/09 18:10:34
    DeadPoolTwo
    +1
    no, I beat oblivion in two weeks, skyrim takes longer to beat than oblivion did. I played it everyday almost all day.
  • BloodMist DeadPoo... 2012/03/11 19:52:27
    BloodMist
    i uh...meant the Morrowind was better...part...
  • DeadPoo... BloodMist 2012/03/13 04:55:12
    DeadPoolTwo
    +1
    oh lol, i still disagree, but to each their own
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/03/09 03:24:59
    Undeserved
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    I think other games deserved the title more.
  • Trish 2012/03/09 03:10:58
    Undeserved
    Trish
    +2
    Skyrim is an excellent game, however games like Uncharted 3, Arkham City and even yes, Portal were just as good and entertaining.
  • Drachen 2012/03/09 02:48:41
    Obvious
    Drachen
    +1
    Come on, this is Skyrim.
  • Torchy 2012/03/09 02:48:15
    Obvious
    Torchy
    +3
    Personally, still a fan of Arkham City! I has a soft spot for my Harley <3

    Harley Quinn arkham city
  • BloodMist Torchy 2012/03/09 07:45:18
    BloodMist
    +1
    Gotta love Harle.
  • stl.sha... Torchy 2012/03/09 08:15:09
    stl.shamrock
    +2
    If I could ride that Harley as often my my '79 Harley (Davidson) I would be a really happy man...
  • BHGOzzy Torchy 2012/03/09 10:55:24 (edited)
    BHGOzzy
    +1
    You need to get out and "ride your harley" more often.
    If YOu know what I mean
  • baby shaker 2012/03/09 02:40:21 (edited)
    Undeserved
    baby shaker
    +2
    Skyrim is good but not game of the year good.
  • some idiot who thinks he kn... 2012/03/09 01:53:05 (edited)
  • Rave some id... 2012/03/09 16:40:20
    Rave
    +1
    I was disappointed in Battlefield 3, thought it'd be a lot better after all the hype, but it wasn't as great as I expected.
  • some id... Rave 2012/03/10 16:09:17
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    I love it because I've been a fan of Battlefield ever since the 2nd game came out, and I always liked the series way more than COD lol.
  • THB306 2012/03/09 01:49:35
    Obvious
    THB306
    Though I was disappointed with the number of bugs and glitches, it was by far the best game I played all year!!
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/03/09 01:28:53
    Obvious
    ShamshirMkII
    It's a good time to be a Dovahkiin :D
  • Risa 2012/03/09 01:18:59
    Obvious
    Risa
    +2
    It is a great game. Not my favorite of the year (I'm a puzzle game person so I loved Portal 2), but it deserves the praise.
  • Jimbo 2012/03/09 01:17:28
    Obvious
    Jimbo
    +1
    I think it is one of the best video games ever made. It has everything Adventure, Drama, Love, etc.

    It's like the Forest Gump of video games (except you can kill things).
  • U Mad Bro? 2012/03/09 01:12:20
    Undeserved
    U Mad Bro?
  • Jimbo U Mad Bro? 2012/03/09 01:14:10
    Jimbo
    +1
    I traded in Battlefield 3 yesterday. It was a great game but I lost interest after a few weeks.
  • BHGOzzy U Mad Bro? 2012/03/09 10:57:01
    BHGOzzy
    Shooters generally are great for short runs, but come on, Skyrim is STILL being played while most people have turned in their copies of BF3 for the next game down the road.
  • U Mad Bro? BHGOzzy 2012/03/10 20:11:44
    U Mad Bro?
    I'm skipping Skyrim. Elder Scrolls was fun for about 10 minutes then I gave up on it. I'll be waiting for Fallout 4 next year.
  • BHGOzzy U Mad Bro? 2012/03/10 21:18:24
    BHGOzzy
    So you prefer sci-fi apocalypto over fantasy epic in your sandbox games. That's cool.
  • Your friendly neighborhood ... 2012/03/09 01:02:50
    Obvious
    Your friendly neighborhood stalker
    +2
    Considering how so many people got addicted to it before it even came out :P
  • JohnT 2012/03/09 00:49:02
    Undeserved
    JohnT
    +1
    Sorry quit playing children's games sense Atari days. One does have to grow up.
  • Kat Ell... JohnT 2012/03/09 04:30:23
    Kat Elliott
    +5
    What makes this a child's game? If you played the game, it is highly inappropriate for children of any age.
  • JohnT Kat Ell... 2012/05/09 04:55:01
    JohnT
    Sorry didn't mean to offend.
  • Korgull JohnT 2012/03/09 04:36:57
    Korgull
    +5
    The only child here is the person who thinks games are only for children, and thinking that not playing them somehow makes them grown up.
  • BHGOzzy Korgull 2012/03/09 10:59:22
    BHGOzzy
    +1
    Then again, some people think that there are still 5 jobs for every person, if your'e not in a job then your'e not looking hard enough, and that an internet entertainers job (Lets Playing, reviewing, ect) are not "real" jobs.

    Some people just hate living in the present, I guess.
  • JohnT BHGOzzy 2012/05/09 04:57:06
    JohnT
    +1
    Good points, have to take my whipping on that one it was deserved. I have done enough beta testing to know that putting together any software is a lot of hard work

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