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Nintendo Wins A Few Awards At Gamescom 2013

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Nintendo has walked away with a few awards from this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. Mario Kart 8 was voted the best game on the Wii U and the best overall family game at the show. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was awarded the accolade of best mobile game at the event. Bungie’s Destiny was nominated as the best game of the show and Titan Fall for Xbox and PC was voted best next-gen game.

Game of Gamescom:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Console Game Sony Playstation:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

  • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

  • Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Next Generation Console Game:

  • Titanfall (Electronic Arts)

Best Action Game:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best Role Playing Game:

  • The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany GmbH)

Best Racing Game:

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft Ltd)

Best Sports Game:

  • FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)

Best Simulation Game:

  • WarThunder (Gaijin Entertainment)

Best Family Game:

  • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Hardware incl. Peripheral:

  • PlayStation 4 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)

Best Mobile Game:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo Europe GmbH)

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

  • Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)

Best PC Game:

  • Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)

Best Social/Casual/Online Game:

  • The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
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222 comments

    1. Best Mobile Game: Zelda.
      I assume all the disgraceful iPhone games are included in this competition? But only a real game can take the prize.

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    1. There is practically NO info out about it. Have they even shown proper gameplay? Maybe behind closed doors…

      My bias sense is tingling…

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      1. It refers to each console family; Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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      2. Wii is not a console family, Nintendo is, Wii U could’ve been the same as it is and named “Nintendo 128”, what would it be then?

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    1. Because the upcoming Zelda game, Link Between Worlds, is a 3DS exclusive. The Nintendo 3DS and all of its models, if you hadn’t known before now, are handheld portable/mobile gaming consoles.

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    1. Face it, the more you trolls appear, the more rational intelligent people that backslap the fuck out of you with awesome ass comebacks appear. The anti-troll command with Nintendo commanders force is growing stronger, and less and less of you are able to hold your own against us.

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      1. I only reply to a troll when necessary, I just wanted to warn any one who wanted to troll on the site will get put down real fast because the past couple of days, people have been kicking some troll ass.

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      2. Yeah i don’t think you’re gonna put ol’ pinwheel down anytime soon scrotum face. Can’t have light without darkness

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      3. Only a true loser calls himself what what others use to insult with. Looks like I’ve won “Ol’Pinwheel” lol, you go ahead and keep sounding big behind your computer screen, I make trolls like you cry while you frantically type insults about the many things you know nothing about. Good one though, scrotum face is definitely a new one. Ill be sure to add that to my list of insults.

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      4. The trolls will be gone next year when many fantastic Wii U games come out. Most of them will probably end up buying a Wii U.

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      5. Sorry but why can’t you accept that this console had a hideous launch with hideous sales? people are sitting there with only like 2-3 wii u games on their shelfs after a whole fucking year. Indenial pricks like you are what annoy me.

        Say what you want.

        You’re indenial.

        And you may say that ‘oh the wii u has so many games coming out over the next few months like x, y and z’ yeah maybe, but at this moment in time it sucks.

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      6. In denial? Wow you are a fucking retard. If you’ve read my past comments on other posts (which you haven’t) I myself have criticized the Wii U on more than one occasion. So instead of making blind assumptions like a retarded scrotum face (hehehehe) actually use what someone commented to your advantage. Listen closely, because this is the key to success.

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      7. eh it was’nt the launch that was bad, infact it had alot more games then most console launches, it was the period after the launch when the wii u went to shit.

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      8. And you may say that ‘oh the wii u has so many games coming out over the next few months like x, y and z’ yeah maybe, but at this moment in time it sucks.

        Ignoring x and y are for 3DS. Ignoring that if Wii U sucks now, why did it increase 79% in the states. Also ignoring that Pikmin 3 received high ratings. And ignoring that it brought Lego City back to life in sales in Japan. Also ignoring if Wii U sucks, why Sony make the Vita a controller? Also ignoring that Wii U sold better than PS3 did at launch but you rather play dumb as if that never happened.

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      9. I doubt nobody is disagreeing the Wii U launch to be a dissapointment…

        It doesn’t mean it’s a bad system in any way…

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      10. Yeah, why is it Pokemon games pretty much always come out in pairs? OH OF COURSE! MONEY! Why make someone pay the normal amount for a normal game when you can make twice that amount by releasing 2 slightly different versions?

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      11. The premise was to have different experiences and to emphasize the trading aspect of what makes Pokemon what it is. But yeah, nowadays it seems like it’s money grabbing, what with all the milking since Diamond and Pearl.

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    2. It’s amazing how selective your memory is. You think the PS3 did any better when it was new. Console’s do poorly when they first come out. Manufacturers exaggerate sales projections to promote investor and third party confidence. Fact of life.

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    1. It refers to each console family: Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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      1. my toaster is my wii u though…… i just put it on the stand and it turns into a toaster from a vacuum cleaner.

        nintendo i wanted a videogame system…… not *inhales and closes eyes while covering them* a housewifes merchandise!!!!!! *cries*

        maybe ill turn on my wii u…… *POP* (eats toast)

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      2. Omg more first person shooters so lame when can something new come on boring both destiny and titanfall

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      3. It’s hard to take someone seriously when they start their sentence with ‘Omg’. Suprised you didn’t use the word like at least 4 times.

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      4. Ignoring that the Wii U can take on cry engine 4, direct x11 and do HD while handling a Gamepad that mirrors the TV unlike the Vita and PS4. Yet you rather play dumb in acting like the Wii U is the same as Wii.

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    1. It refers to each console family; Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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    1. It refers to each console family; Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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      1. Probably the only game ever to be available on 3 different generations at once. Doesn’t really paint the game in a positive light. FIFA would be better as a 5$ DLC with new teams and stadiums and maybe some updates that came out every year… hell, that’s pretty much what it is now, except it’s a $100 disc.

        Also, I once saw FIFA 06 preowned on PS2 for $1.99. Cheapest game I’ve ever seen. Interesting!

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    1. Mario Kart 8 is an Wii U exclusive. Therefore, it’s not a mistake as the Wii U is a part of the Wii family of consoles.

      Gamescon refers to each console family: Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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    1. Gamescon refers to each console family: Wii, PlayStation and Xbox. Obviously Titanfall isn’t for the original Xbox nor is Destiny for the original PlayStation.

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  1. What the fuck is with the hype for Titanfall? My main gripe with it is the fact that it’s online only. No Single-Playe Campaign? Dude, you have robots, fucking robots.

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    1. I don’t understand it either. It looks very boring to me….. I think this is a case of Microsoft pushing favors and $ in pockets. It’s really all media generated hype. The game does not deserve all the attention it’s getting.

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    2. There are still NPCs in missions, but yeah what the hell. I don’t have really good internet so I won’t be getting it. They say they want to have a multiplayer with single player elements. Lame excuse for no true single player.

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  2. Best “Family Game”, what kind of award is that? They should just call it “Best Baby Game”. Always Nintendo is going to win on the best baby game category. That all that underpowered excuse of a console is good for. For the babies to play Mario and Pokemon. HaHa.

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    1. yeah, right. might as well call mario kart 8 best baby award. family hahahahaahahahah oh nintendo your image is so fucked up. arnt people who work at nintendo required to where diapers??

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      1. I bet you fucking suck at Mario Kart .. cant fucking parry a red shel and crying when you pass from 1st place to 12th in 5 sec. lawl.

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    2. It wasnt in the categories. Best Family game is the best game suited for family enjoyment. Many parents dont want their children playing Call of duty.

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      1. •Metriod Prime Trilogy rated T
        •Super Smash Bros. Brawl rated T
        •Fire Emblem Awakening rated T
        •Metriod M rated T
        •Zelda Twilight Princess rated T
        are a few examples of Nintendo games NOT rated E for everyone.
        …When was the last time your eyesight was working, exactly?

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      2. Since when do anyone care about ratings?…

        IF they did, the CoD games would barely be successful today since about 60% of those gamers are pre-eens,,,

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      3. You fail to grasp the reason behind my response…
        On a separate note, I can agree that the majority of buyers really *don’t* care about the rating system and often let their children play or watch movies aimed for mature adults or teenagers. I know of many. Still, those ratings are there and were made for the few who actually follow the regulations as well as to prevent lawsuits.

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      4. Fucking dumbass. I know there are Teen rated Nintendo games. He was calling Mario Kart a baby game, even though its rated E so I corrected him. And there are ALOT more E rated games than Teen rated games on Nintendo systems. When’s was the last time my eyesight was working? That’s what you got? That’s your insult? Just because I don’t name every fucking Nintendo games rating doesn’t mean I don’t know about it. Don’t mess with someone who is out of your league, because you will lose.

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      5. Your response still doesn’t help your case, since rated E still falls under the catergory of babies, too. Asking whether you eyesight was functioning or not wasn’t meant to be an insult, unless you decided to take it that way.

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      6. And for someone who gives himself so much self-importance, you can’t even use the right form of “it’s”, separate “a lot” or know that “when’s was” is incorrect. You’re no better than a 3rd grader. To be in my league, you’d have to finish school at least.

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      7. If I had known whether or not you were insulting me, I would’ve takin everything in a better direction. But to be honest you clearly insulted my eyesight immaturely. And making small mistakes like those are easily excusable, and nitpicking at the smallest details in my grammar is a little idiotic, considering you shouldn’t care. You’ve even made your mistake in “You eyesight” but i choose not to give people shit for that, because it is utterly stupid.

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      8. I’m not the one calling people a “fucking dumbass”. And at least I have the decency to proof read and correct my errors if ever I choose to mock someone’s intelligence to inflate my own self-worth. So in that essence, it’s not utter stupidity nor is it nitpicking, since I still responded to the main topic of our discussion.

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    3. You realize that in the rest of the world and America in some instance families still exist. Husband wife and kids. Just because your family is blended and you don’t know how good a family in American 1980s was does not mean you should hurt inside. Need a hug?

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    4. Wii u easily runs the new cry-engine….just saying…not looking for retarded online fanboy bashing that these immature little kids seem so keen to, so any comment you make will just be ignored. Online trolling is the mark of the most pathetic.

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  3. We here at Nintendo, always strive to win the best Wii game award. But we are proud to win best family game, and best mobile game, despite the win being default.

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    1. I’m gonna guess that your a fake but I gotta say it. If that was your goal, then you reached it…but I expected more out of nintendo in the rewards department. But I don’t care for it much since I know where I learned to game properly and gone to play other systems at times. You guys need to build more support to 3rd parties and let third parties support you more so they can have no excuse to lie or go around you guys. Fake wata or not, I’ve said my peace.

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      1. The only fps that has my attention is destiny but I haven’t see enough to claim is second coming of cristh in gaming form.

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  4. Okay, Destiny is probably going to be great….but for fuck sake, we’ve seen NOTHING about it, why is it getting stupid awards? Oh yeah, because bungie, and FPS, blah blah, we’ve seen the one demo and just devs saying “it’s bigger than any game we’ve ever done”. It better fucking well be.
    Jeez.

    Also, FUCK Elder Scrolls Online, $15 a month subscription? Fuck off.

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      1. makes these awards all the more ridiculous tho… why make it public if no one in the public can actually relate to why this game (namely destiny) got that stupid award

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      2. But that’s the thing, you can’t just give things awards based on someone saying “well i saw it, it’s good, but can’t say why”.

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      3. Bethesda should stick to single player games now. I was excited by TESO at first but after this? They can go fuck themselves if they think anyone will pay $15 a month (although I am sure some people still will…).

        ANNOUNCE FALLOUT 4!
        JUST TEASE IT!
        ANYTHING!

        please?

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    1. Because it’s not about “what game is the best?” anymore, it’s “what has the most world wide appeal?”.
      I’m not saying Mario Kart, or Zelda should be getting Best in Show awards, but we know so little about Destiny and Titanfall, other than one demo, it’s almost impossible to give it all the awards, other than “most anticipated” or whatever.

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      1. Actually, most of Titanfall has been shown off. A multiplayer online game with massive ass robots and hectic gameplay.

        It’s Destiny we know so little about :(

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      2. Yeah but it that really worth an award? It looks fun but…really?
        We just seen death matches of guys fighting other guys, fighting mechs fighting other mechs.

        It looks fun, and i do want to buy it, but we still don’t know enough, and it’s not doing something just ground breaking.

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      3. It would be the general mindset from people going, oh CoD creators new IP! Must be good. Or something like that.

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  5. Best Console Nintendo Game: Mario Kart 8…
    Ok, MK8 it’s fun and all, but what about Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the incredible “X” from Monolith Soft? What kind of people voted in this?

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    1. It was best Nintendo console game at Gamescom, not in general.

      Pikmin 3 and W101 are out already. Smash Bros and X weren’t even at Gamescom were they?

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  6. i dont see how mario kart 8 could of lost to forza i mean tht game is hella fun i played it damn that was a good time i have a lot more fun with unrealistic games then i do with real because with real i could just achieve that in real life idk maybe its just because i grew up with mario kart :/

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  7. Lol best family game and mobile, just reaffirming what we already know. Their consoles are for casuals/Nintendo fans and they have the best handheld in a market that has no real competition. Everyone knows $5 apps can’t compete against games that have an entire studio working on it rather than 3 indie dudes in a house

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    1. @Narc..Let’s see! No blood and no cussing. So I think it’s more than understandable why Mario Kart 8 won best family game. See? A little logic can cure you of trollism!

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  8. I just saw the PS4 Press at Gamescom. It was boring. I was expecting groundbreaking new news since PS4 wanted to get 8 cores. For 8 cores those games looked a TINY bit better than Wii U. Also that Vita as a controller reminded me who they copied that from.

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      1. Not a fanboy I’m just holding the PS4 accountable for having 8 cores? Does.Sony even know what to do with those 8 cores? Where’s the groundbreaking news about the most powerful system at? So far 95% of its games are also on ps3. As graphics they suck for 8 cores.

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      2. Since when have the graphics ever been good at a system launch? Name ONE console that has had amazing graphics from the start. 95%? Might want to actually research your stats before saying them. The power has already been shown. 2000 player maps for Planetside 2. New animations for Fifa 14 that are not even possible for current generation and many more.

        And yes YOU ARE BEING A FANBOY. Why can’t you like what all companies have to offer?

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    1. jtz you are correct in that the best looking graphics and probably best game will be made by one Sony studio most likely for the PS4. As for the WiiU any of their studios can make a 1080P 60 FPS butter smooth game of great value. Monolith, level5, retro, nintendo EAD ( Pikmin ), game freak etc. It’s going to be a PS4 vs WiiU this generation, with the WiiU increasing in Japanese RPGs and third parties as most are already crawling back. Boosted by the mighty 3DS, Pikmin 3 and the CryEngine (4), for this next generation WiiU that has X on it’s way:).

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  9. What I find most curious, is that Sony’s best game was a third party game instead of a first party title like Killzone or Knack!

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    1. I forgot about Knack. Why is t it getting hyped since according to Sonydrones it PS3 can’t handle the game and yet.the. graphics sucks for an 8 core console. So far I’m not impressed with the most powerful console. I expect ground breaking, jaw dropping mind lowing graphics. Yet those visuals look no different than Wii U’s.

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      1. Dude, you are STILL talking about 8 cores and graphics. How many times does it have to be said, CPU =/= GPU. You use that argument like every day and have been doing so since February it seems. It’s just making you seem completely ignorant at the point. But you can’t claim ignorance, because the whole functions of the hardware has been explained to you by myself and others in the past. >.<

        Aye! *sigh* /rant

        That out of the way, anyone who was expecting a massive jump in graphics from the current gen to next, was smoking something strong. Not even the most powerful gaming PC's have *that* much of a leap in terms of graphical realism.

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    1. If we’re going to go by the logic “it’s not even out yet”, then none of those consoles or games should of won. The awards are for upcoming consoles & games, not consoles and games already released >_>

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      1. I didn’t know it was all about non-released consoles and games. But It is kind of silly to rate something we don’t know yet. It is the same to say that Aliens Colonial Mariners would be the game of the year before its release.

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    2. Just because it’s not out yet doesn’t mean that it’s hardware’s going to change. Also, you think the Wii U should win for its originality? Hmm, what else is a handheld with a touchpad and two screens…

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      1. Not necessarily, if developers come up with a great new idea for adding to a game after it launches there’s no problem in releasing DLC. But yeah, Mario Kart 8? Doesn’t seem like it needs it.

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      2. true :3 but i wouldnt mind more race tracks to race on it doesnt even need to be dlc maybe an update or free dlc like that quest thing they do on monster hunter

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  10. just noticed… witcher 3 didn’t even show up in the RPG nominations even tho there’s a lot more known about that game than about some of the other games that actually won an award…

    these awards are getting more ridiculous by the minute

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  11. Best mobile game, ZELDA? But Zelda is NOT a mobile game. It’s a handheld. There’s a big and wonderful difference between just mobile and handheld. Also, how can games (both Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Kart 8) win awards when they haven’t even been released yet?

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      1. G-morning Nintendo Commander. With GDC in germany done and that Crytek CryEngine announcement. It is like the WiiU got a boost without even asking for of lol. That is Engine is more powerful than frostbite 3 and unreal 4 lol.

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      2. Good morning indeed Gamer…

        It’s almost as if the Crytek Militia is tired of the Electron Army denying them access to our Empire…

        I hope they continue to expose the Electrons for the liars they are…

        Maybe the Cryteks will be one of our closest allied starting 2015?…

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  12. You know, I am going to be honest here. I came to this website because I happened upon a truly hilarious article with a bunch of fanboys spazzing at each other about Wolfenstein. But I stayed because I noticed that some of the people here actually make sense. While I absolutely DESPISE Nintendo, I respect the fact that you aren’t hypocrites or trolls, and are proud of your games. So now I’m hovering around, commenting on random things, and I’m not giving my personal details to a computer.

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  13. Nintendo won some awards? Is the world ending or something?

    That aside, you know Nintendo need to market the Wii U better when a Wii U game wins a Wii game award.

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  14. Best Hardware PS4? Seems slightly biased :P
    And it’s hilarious that all those uninspired rehashes win awards…Fifa 14 sure deserves an award :P

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  15. I have to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog. I am hoping to see the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own site now ;)

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