Overwatch Wins DICE Game of the Year

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Since everyone is calling the nominations rubbish, I’ll just go ahead and ask what your GOTY was for 2016. I haven’t really put much game time into Overwatch so I won’t comment on it, but I can say that Uncharted 4’s wins for Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Technical Achievement, and Outstanding Achievement in Animation are probably on the money—although the game ended with a whimper rather than a bang.

    Blizzard led the way at last night's 20th annual DICE Awards, taking a total of four trophies including Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, Action Game of the Year, and the big one, Game of the Year, for Overwatch. Other big winners on the night included Naughty Dog and Sony, who also pulled in four awards for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Playdead, which claimed three awards for Inside, and Bethesda Game Studios executive producer and game director Todd Howard, who became the 22nd member of the AIAS Hall of Fame for his work on The Elder Scrolls and Fallout.
     
  2. krenotenze

    krenotenze n00b

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    Always nice to see Team Fortress in the news...
     
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  3. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Game of the year: XCOM2
    Biggest meh of the year: Mafia 3

    Feels like to me that Blizzard wins because they're blizzard. If overwatch was by an unknown publisher but had the same exact quality noone would give a damn about it.
     
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    Shmee [H]ard|Gawd

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    This is very unsurprising news. It was probably the top selling game of the year, and while it is not my game of the year, what people are playing has to count for something.
     
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    Nolan7689 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I'd say Doom should've come away with something besides just sound design. It was pretty much fantastic and everything it should've been.
     
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  6. viscountalpha

    viscountalpha 2[H]4U

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    Overwatch is a bad game and people are too stupid to realize it. I
     
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  7. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I do not understand the appeal of this game in the slightest. It seems like a silly children's toy.

    If your other games are Minecraft and Roblox, and you are 9 years old, I get it, but for everyone else?
     
  8. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have heard good about its multiplayer.

    there is nothing wrong with liking Minecraft. Agree about overwatch, don't know why people grabbed onto the game.
     
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  9. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Agreed, but it is what the industry will try and emulate now. At least Counter Strike wasn't that ridiculous. :p
     
  10. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    I loved Counter-Strike when it first came out in 1999. It was the first even remotely realistic team based competitive FPS. I ran the officially UMass servers when I was in college, and for a year or so after I graduated in 2003, and during that time I must have put tens of thousands of hours into the game. (Pre steam though, so I have no tally)

    I was literally in Counter-Strike in some cases more than 80 hours a week.

    Once I discovered Red Orchestra when it first came out in 2006, and played it a bit, it ruined Counter-Strike and all other fast paced FPS shooters for me for good.

    By contrast they feel silly. I just can't enjoy them anymore.
     
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  11. Nashligo

    Nashligo n00b

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    Overwatch is safe, watered down, mass market, ultra processed oatmeal. It has just enough fun and bright colors to set it apart from the dreary once-a-year war shooters, and there's the Multi-National Team so everyone can feel represented, even though some of them are horribly racist stereotypes.

    But because it seems new, and seems multi-cultural, but has a VERY strong skill compression system to make everyone feel mediocre good, it has a very strong mass appeal. And it has skins, so you can play dress-up with the wife-simulator.

    I play because my friends play. It's pretty miserable but they're good conversation, or else it would've been uninstalled a week after launch.

    It's also funny that everyone is using the SFM porn screenshots for news postings.
     
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  12. lostinseganet

    lostinseganet [H]ard|Gawd

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    Many people say the same thing about videogames in general. Grown men shouldn't be playing video games they are for kids ya manchild (>_>) F' dat noise. Play what makes ya happy... E-sports smash bros for the win :p
     
  13. HeavensCloud

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    It certainly was my game of the year.
     
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    Are those boys or girls in that picture?
     
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    I mean, I get it..the game is popular, but I never cared for it. For me Overwatch represents everything that is wrong with todays modern FPS. it makes terrible players look good and heavily skill caps actual good players so it becomes harder and harder to tell the difference between those who play 2 hours a week vs those who play 40.
     
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    odditory [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yeah it does seem like a Disney Counterstrike or something. If I recall this is the game that fell from the rectum of the cancelled Titan development.
     
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    From the Overwatch release trailers, it was specifically designed for the 14 and under crowd (think "Happy Meal" strategy).

    The only thing that really impresses me about Overwatch were those trailers, as Blizz's art direction/animation skills are fast approaching that of giants like Pixar.
    Not too shabby for a "mere" video game company.
     
  18. ob1

    ob1 2[H]4U

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    Yeah, I give it to OW too, and I like the game. I'm not anything like all the above comments either. I will say Xcom2 and FO4 should have been runner up though. I do like how games that don't appeal to you guys personally all of sudden become:

    It just can't be a game you don't like, it has to be about 9 year old kids and shit.
     
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    If it was a game I simply didn't like, I would say I simply don't like it. Unfortunately overwatch as I stated, represents an arrival at a place that FPS games have been progressing to for some years now. It is a highly polished version of a very terrible trend within FPS that aims at doing everything to eliminate skill out of a skill based genre and cater to casuals. Sorry I have been against this trend ever since CoD and BF started this direction years ago.
     
  20. viscountalpha

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    I played it. I gave it a fair shot. It's not worth my time. The community is a radioactive toxic pile, just like league. But atleast League takes some very precise skills.

    No. I've been around long enough to not care anymore. I'm one step closer to walking away forever. And I couldn't be happier.
     
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    Vader1975 Gawd

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    Lack of ultrawide support after having it in beta felt like they stole from me. It has bothered me so much that I stopped playing.
     
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  22. DPI

    DPI Nitpick Police

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    Didn't Doom come out 2016? That's the GOTY.
     
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  23. krotch

    krotch [H]ardness Supreme

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    I enjoyed Overwatch and would probably give it GOTY, but it's also a game that can get stale pretty quickly. I've been on/off again playing it, while catch up on other games. The only time I get back into it is for events.

    I don't know if it should be GOTY though. A lot of good games came out in 2016.
     
  24. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Doom was an honest day of work. It was good, but was it great? I don't think so. It brought nothing new. Ironically the overall vibe of the game felt much closer to Quake2 than anything else. Not that I didn't like Quake2, but it's not like I'd be giving any awards for a remake of it now.
     
  25. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    It was great because it was fine tuned with a 13.5 nm UV laser.