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Even if you watched the show, you didn't catch the winner for every category. Here's the full list.
Game of the YearThe Walking Dead: The Game
Studio of the YearTelltale Games
Best Xbox 360 GameHalo 4
Best PS3 GameJourney
Best Wii / Wii U GameNew Super Mario Bros. U
Best PC GameXCOM: Enemy Unknown
Best Handheld / Mobile GameSound Shapes
Best ShooterBorderlands 2
Best Action Adventure GameDishonored
Best RPGMass Effect 3
Best Multiplayer GameBorderlands 2
Best Individual Sports GameSSX
Best Team Sports GameNBA 2K13
Best Driving GameNeed For Speed Most Wanted
Best Fighting GamePersona 4 Arena
Best Adapted Video GameThe Walking Dead: The Game
Best Independent GameJourney
Best GraphicsHalo 4
Best Song in a Game"Cities" by Beck
Best Original ScoreJourney
Best Performance By a Human MaleDameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
Best Performance By a Human FemaleMelissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
Best Downloadable GameThe Walking Dead: The Game
Best Social GameYou Don't Know Jack
Best DLCDawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Most Anticipated GameGrand Theft Auto V
Character of the YearClap Trap (Borderlands 2)
Best Game of the DecadeHalf Life 2
What do you think? Do you agree with the winners?
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I would've thought that Borderlands 2 would've got game of the year
It was so great to be there live in the pit, a lot of energy and the intro was pretty intense. I'm also very happy with the winners announced, they were all very deserving.
I've never played The Walking Dead myself, so take this with a grain of salt, but I'm really confused that it won game of the year... My impression from talking to others who have played it (who thoroughly enjoyed it), said that it didn't have a lot of player driven action and was primarily an interactive, episodic narrative where quick decisions mattered, but didn't actually shape the ending beyond a few minor changes. It just seemed like there were a lot of full-on games that were more than qualified for the title... But thats just my bias on what a "game" exactly is.
Walking dead and Borderlands 2 popularity?!? Didn't see that one coming...
No love for AC3, but it's understandable, there was a ton of competition this year.
Assassins creed 3 got nothing!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
So glad walking dead won goty. It truly was the most remarkable gaming experience I've ever had. I get people like claptrap and all but there were much more impressive characters nominated in terms of really being emotionally attached to them. Not a big dishonored fan either.
I was kind of surprised when I heard the walking dead won GOTY I thought ME3 would win it