Congrats to Arkane Studios, Bethesda Game Studios, and id Software on their newly-announced “Best of E3 2012″ nominations from the Game Critics Awards’ judging panel. In total, Team Bethesda scored six nominations.
Tied for the most nominations of any game (four), Dishonored received nominations for Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Console Game, Best Original Game, and the overall Best of Show award!
Meanwhile, John Carmack’s VR presentation of DOOM 3 BFG Edition scored a nomination for Best Hardware, while Skyrim’s first game add-on, Dawnguard, was nominated for Best RPG.
Catch up on E3 highlights for all three titles, which only I refer to as “The Triple D”, in the roundup posts below.
Update: At tonight’s award show, Bethesda Game Studios won the night’s final award, Game of the Year! Congrats to the whole team!
To watch an Encore presentation of the awards, visit Gamespot. And for pictures from the event, visit the GDCA Flickr page.
Original Post: This year’s Game Developers Conference is underway in San Francisco. Last night BGS level designer Joel Burgess discussed Skyrim in a panel titled Pursuing Elegance, and tonight, the 12th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be announced.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is nominated for five awards in tonight’s ceremony, including Game of the Year, Best Game Design, Best Technology, Best Visual Arts, and Best Audio. If you’re interested in cheering the game along, you can watch Gamespot’s livestream beginning at 6:30 PM PST.
On the subject of awards, you can still vote for Skyrim in the BAFTA GAME GOTY award category. BAFTA winners will be announce next Friday.
Congratulations to Christopher Plummer on a winning his first Academy Award! Plummer, who also played Arngeir in Skyrim, was named Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.
Working with Mr. Plummer was great honor for the BGS team and we couldn’t be happier for him on this well-deserved honor.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held their award show last night at the DICE conference, and Skyrim took home five trophies, including Game of the Year.
The awards are voted on by the 20,000 members of the AIAS. In addition to the top honor, the distinguishments included Best Story, Role-playing/MMO Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.
Congrats to the team!
Today on Gamespot, the nominees for this year’s Interactive Achievement Awards were announced. We’re excited to share news that Skyrim was nominated in six categories (including Game of the Year), while id Software’s RAGE is up for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering.
Below is the full rundown of nominations…
Skyrim – Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Story, Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.
RAGE – Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Join us in congratulating the teams at Bethesda Game Studios and id Software on their well-deserved nominations.
The Writers Guild of America has announced this year’s nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing, and we’re pleased to share news that Splash Damage’s Ed ‘Bongo Boy’ Stern received a nomination for Brink.
This marks the fourth consecutive year a Bethesda title has been nominated for the award. Previously nominated titles included Fallout 3 (2008), WET (2009), and Fallout: New Vegas (2010).
The finalists for the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards were announced today — with Skyrim receiving nominations in five categories: Game of the Year, Best Game Design, Best Technology, Best Audio, and Best Visual Arts. Bethesda Game Studios previously was nominated for Best Game for Oblivion in 2006 and won Game of the Year Award for Fallout 3 (shown above) in 2009.
This year’s winners will be announced during the Game Developers Conference on Wednesday, March 7th.
In other award news, Skyrim has recently received the following accolades:
We’re back with another round of Skyrim news from around the web.
The picture above features members of Bethesda meeting with X-Play after learning Skyrim won their 2011 Game of the Year Award. Congrats to Todd Howard and his team on this award! In addition to X-Play, Skyrim has recently received GOTY honors from Machinima (watch the video), Jeux Video (who awarded RAGE Best Shooter), Gaming Bolt, Planet Xbox 360, The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy, MMGN, Kotaku AU and Official Xbox Magazine.
In other news, check out these stories…
- Xbox 360 Achievements has a mega Bethesda swag pack featuring Elder Scrolls, RAGE, and Fallout swag.
- French site Jeux Video has ranked Skyrim the #1 RPG of all-time – with Fallout 3 (#40), Daggerfall (#23), Oblivion (#11), Morrowind (#4) and Arkane’s Arx Fatalis #6.
- G4TV shares a hilarious Thundercats-inspired mod
- Todd Howard briefly discusses DLC plans with Joystiq
- Popular GTA IV modder Hayssam Keilany gives a first look at his killer mod project for Skyrim
- IGN and Destructoid announce their year-end award nominees
- TIME and Slant include Skyrim in their Top 10 games of the year
- You can vote for Todd Howard as Industry Gamers’ person of the year. Vote here
- At The Escapist, listen to Miracle of Sound’s Sovngarde Song
- Arnold is back in a new Skyrim mod shown at GameSpy
Annnd my personal favorite story of the week: how one fan made a Skyrim mask out of bacon.
It doesn’t get any better than that!
What a night! At last night’s Spike VGA Awards, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was honored with Game of the Year and RPG of the Year. Additionally, Bethesda Game Studios was named Studio of the Year.
Congrats to to the BGS team and everyone else involved with the project. And a big thanks to all our fans for your continued support!
The Game Critics Awards have announced their Best of E3 2011 picks, and we were honored to learn the ‘re honored that the voting panel picked The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as a winner in two categories: Best Console Game and Best Role Playing Game.
Join us in congratulating Bethesda Game Studios on this well-deserved honor.