December 12, 2011

Skyrim is VGA 2011 GOTY

Skyrim won the Game of the Year award in Spike's Video Game Awards 2011 as expected. On top of that, it also won the Best Role-Playing Game title. Bethesda Game Studios was named the Studio of the Year.

Like many players who have had Syrim as their top pick even before the game's release, the VGA Council chose The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the Game of the Year 2011. There's no doubt that the other games who vied for the title are AAA-games but Skyrim toppled them all. They just don't compare to the epicness and scope Skyrim offers!

Todd Howard receiving the award

Skyrim also won the Best RPG award. Seeing that it already won the GOTY, Best Role-Playing Game should follow. Having a massive, open world offers players limitless roleplaying possibilities.

Skyrim's impact also helped Bethesda Game Studios to win the Studio of the Year award. I'd like to note that Bethesda Softworks  published four games in 2011 (Skyrim, RAGE, Hunted: Demon's Forge, Brink) but only Skyrim was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

There are 4 other nominations that Skyrim and Bethesda failed to win: Trailer of the Year for Skyrim & Prey 2, Best DLC for Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blue, Best Shooter for RAGE and Best Graphics for RAGE but that's OK. As the saying goes, "give chance to others." xD

By the way, the Diablo III opening cinematic was shown for the first time in VGA 2011.

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