GDC awards: Portal 2, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 are all big winners

GDC 2012 awards given out to Portal 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Uncharted 3, and more.

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Published Fri, Mar 9 2012 2:32 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:29 PM CST

Game Developers Choice Awards were held, with big winners for Valve's Portal 2, and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skyrim walked away with non other than Game of the Year (GotY) award, which is quite the epic achievement.

GDC awards: Portal 2, Skyrim, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 are all big winners | TweakTown.com

Game of the Year had some serious competition, with Skyrim going up against Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Dark Souls. Portal 2 took home the most awards, with it winning Best Narrative, Best Game Design, and Best Audio. Battlefield 3 took out Best Technology, when when pitted against Crytek's CryENGINE 3-powered Crysis 2.

The event itself was hosted by Cliffy B, who you'll know from Epic Games. A full list of the nominees, and winners, is below. I've bolded the winners:

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)

Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Best Narrative

Portal 2 (Valve)

The Witcher 2 (CD Projekt RED)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Saints Row: The Third (Volition)

Best Game Design

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)

Dark Souls (FromSoftware)

Best Technology

Battlefield 3 (DICE)

L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt/UK)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Best Visual Arts

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog)

Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)

Battlefield 3 (DICE)

Best Debut

Supergiant Games (Bastion)

Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)

Re-Logic (Terraria)

Bioware Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)

Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

Innovation Award

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure (Toys For Bob)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)

L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)

Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)

Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)

Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

Best Audio

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)

Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games)

Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Downloadable Game

Stacking (Double Fine)

From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)

Bastion (Supergiant Games)

Outland (Housemarque)

Frozen Synapse (Mode 7)

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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