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Nintendo was the big winner at The Game Awards

Dragon Age: Inquisition won Game of the Year, but Nintendo triumphed in four categories

Dragon Age: Inquisition was named Game of the Year at The Game Awards' inaugural ceremony in Las Vegas, but Nintendo was the biggest winner overall.

Nintendo won four categories in total: Best Sports/Racing Game and Best Family Game for Mario Kart 8, Best Fighting Game for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, and Developer of the Year. That overshadowed EA Bioware, which took home arguably the most important award of all: Game of the Year for Dragon Age: Inquisition, which also won Best RPG.

The only other games to win more than one award were Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts (Best Narrative and Games for Change) and Bungie's Destiny (Best Online Experience and Best Score/Soundtrack).

The full list of winners is below:

  • Best Shooter: Far Cry 4
  • Best Action/Adventure: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Best Role Playing Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Best Family Game: Mario Kart 8
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Mario Kart 8
  • Best Online Experience: Destiny
  • Best Mobile/Handheld: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Best Remaster: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Best Narrative: Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Best Score/Soundtrack: Destiny
  • Best Independent Game: Shovel Knight
  • Games for Change: Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • eSports Player of the Year: Matt "NaDeSHot" Haag - Call of Duty
  • eSports Team of the Year: Ninjas in Pyjamas - Counter-Strike GO
  • Trending Gamer: TotalBiscuit
  • Best Fan Creation: Twitch Plays Pokemon
  • Developer of the Year: Nintendo
  • Best Performance: Trey Parker, South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Most Anticipated Game: The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
  • Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Matthew Handrahan: Matthew Handrahan joined GamesIndustry in 2011, bringing long-form feature-writing experience to the team as well as a deep understanding of the video game development business. He previously spent more than five years at award-winning magazine gamesTM.
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