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GDC Developers' Choice Awards

Tawkn.com is liveblogging the awards to let you know who won as soon as they've won.

So far:

Best New Debut: LittleBigPlanet
Beating out Braid, Sins of a Solar Empire, World of Goo and Soul Bubbles

Best Audio: Dead Space
Beating out L4D, MGS4, Gears of War 2

Best Game Design: LittleBigPlanet
Beating out Fallout 3, L4D, Braid and Far Cry 2

Best Downloadable Game: World of Goo
Beating out Braid, N+, PixelJunk Eden, Castle Crashers

Best Handheld Game: God of War: Chains of Olympus
Beating out Patapon, Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, echochrome, The World Ends With You

Ambassador Award: Tommy Tallarico

Updates coming

Update:

Best Writing Award: Fallout 3
Beating out Braid, MGS4, GTAIV and Far Cry 2

Best Technology Award: LittleBigPlanet
Beating out Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead, GTAIV and Spore

Best Visual Art Award: Prince of Persia
Beating out LittleBigPlanet, Gears of War 2, MGS4 and Fallout 3

Pioneer Award: Harmonix's Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy

Innovation Award: LittleBigPlanet
Beating out Spore, World of Goo, Boom Blox, Braid

Life Time Acheivement Award: Hideo Kojima

GAME OF THE YEAR...

FALLOUT 3

If you wish to play the most winners...PS3 plays 4 of the winners (1 exclusive 3 shared), 360 plays 3 of them (all shared), Wii plays 1 of them (shared with PC), PSP plays 1 exclusive and DS was shut out.

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Cajun Chicken3131d ago

LBP is doing damn well...as usual!

Vortigaunt3131d ago

God of War better than Layton or The World Ends With You???

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

Nice to see LBP doing good, same for World of Goo and Fallout 3 (the GOTY 08).

Cajun Chicken3131d ago

Technically, yes.

I think God of War: CoO really deserved that, Ready at Dawn squeezed some amazing visuals out of the PSP. Can't wait to see what they can do on consoles.

Johnny Rotten3131d ago

Media Molecule deserves all the credit they get and considering the awards are from the devs themselves it's even more of an honor.

Vortigaunt3131d ago

FALLOUT 3 ----- GAME OF THE YEAR 2008

ReservoirDog3163131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

How did GTA IV lose best writing?

I mean, I haven't played fallout 3 yet but how could anything beat the writing of GTA IV?

Edit: Oh and Kojima getting the Life Time Achievement Award was well deserved

Sarevok3131d ago

WOOT God Of War ftw x3

PotNoodle3131d ago

"God of War better than Layton or The World Ends With You???

LOLOLOLOLOLOL! "

Certainly. The game is amazing. One of the best portable games _EVER_ made.

Anyway, life time achievement away - Hideo kojima! Thats his second now isn't it? :P

jessupj3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

While I've played fallout 3 and have obtained the platnium trophy, it definately should not have been won the writting award when mgs4 was nominated. Even gta4 was better.

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morganfell3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Keighley has just confirmed the surprise announcement after the awards is COD MW2

http://twitter.com/geoffkei...

"Stay tuned - GDC awards close with a surprise trailer, which will be online immediately after. And yes, Infinity Ward is here."

frayer3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

Matter of fact, I can't wait to see this.

n4gn4gn4gn4g3131d ago

him to the announcement by about 5 minutes! Though Kieghley will have the trailer first on GameTrailers.

frayer3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

LBP definitely deserves it. I'll be playing it for months to come.

morganfell3131d ago

Far Cry 2 up for Best game design? Are you kidding me? How is taking out a checkpoint, moving up the road 200 meters and then coming back to a fresh fully manned checkpoint even considered for best design. If it were an isolated incident it could be overlooked but it is the most persistent part of the design.

jessupj3131d ago

I agree that killed it for me. Would have been such a great game if you could perminately destroy the checkpoints. I just rode right through them because there was absolutely no point wasting time killing them when it isn't achieving anything.

Araceae3131d ago

Really? Fallout 3 won best writing… yuck. I know I’ll get a lot of hate, but that game is so overrated in my opinion. It fails as both a RPG and a shooter. I just don’t understand the love fest for it. It is decent, but not as good as people hype it up to be. But each to their own, so maybe it is just me.

lord_of_balrogs3131d ago

I agree the writing was terrible. Two sides fighting over the right to press a button releasing fresh water. Dumb. A solid 7.5 imo.

Xi3131d ago (Edited 3131d ago )

fallout 3 really did have great writing though, even if the story itself wasn't the strongest, the actual writing and development were well done.

SprSynJn3131d ago

"I agree the writing was terrible. Two sides fighting over the right to press a button releasing fresh water. Dumb. A solid 7.5 imo."

This is what happens when you let minors purchase mature rated games.

Sarevok3131d ago

*gasp* I should make a LBP Baldur's Gate level!!! EPIC!!!!!!

lord_of_balrogs3131d ago

"Right...
"I agree the writing was terrible. Two sides fighting over the right to press a button releasing fresh water. Dumb. A solid 7.5 imo."

This is what happens when you let minors purchase mature rated games. "

Let me break it down for you, the writing blew. First, Fallout 3 lost all the dark humor and fun that the originals had. Instead this new Fallout humor is now "blowin teh limbs off is cool!" "Look ma I blew his head off!" Instead of humorous dark dialogue every voice actor is bland and death like loser. Furthermore, it had some of the worst plot lines I've had the pleasure of experiencing. Why the hell do we have two superheros duking it out over protecting a town? Why is there still nuclear reactors in cars after 200 years since the bombs dropped you'd think scavengers would strip it by now. And the main quest cmon...... The Enclave wants to release fresh water, and the Brotherhood wants to release freshwater, only Eden wants to contaminate it. So why are the Brotherhood and Enclave fighting? It gives no reason. Don't even get me started on the karma system.

billybob24683131d ago

I thought the writing in Fallout 3 was pretty good, and the Biblical references were cool and stuff, but it definitely wasn't the best in the category. My vote would have to be MGS4; it was like the best 20-hour movie if ever watched, and I mean that in a good way :)

Guitardr853131d ago

There was a plot in Fallout 3? Oh yeah...press a damn button!!!

MGS4 all the way baby!!!

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