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The Game Awards Night 2017 Recap: Winners and Reveals

The biggest annual awards ceremony for video games is now over. It was a night of spectacle as game companies and gamers took to the stage to receive awards for their game releases and performance this year. More than the excitement of hearing your favorite games and gamers win, the reveal of upcoming games, expansions, and updates are also part of it. Here’s a recap of what happened during The 2017 Game Awards.

Game Award Winners

  • Game of the Year – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Roleplaying Game – Persona 5
  • Best Strategy Game – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Best Action Game – Wolfstein II: The New Colossus
  • Best Action/Adventure Game – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Family Game – Super Mario Odyssey
  • Best Chinese Game – jx3 HD
  • Best Student Game – Level Squared
  • Most Anticipated Game – The Last of Us 2
  • Best Art Direction – Cuphead
  • Best Score/Soundtrack – Nier: Automata
  • Best Audio Design – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Games for Impact – Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Best Performance – Meline Juergens (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
  • Best Debut Indie Game – Cuphead
  • Best Narrative – What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Best Ongoing Game – Overwatch
  • Best Game Studio/Direction – Nintendo
  • Industry Icon Award – Carol Shaw (First Female Game Developer)
  • Best E-Sports Team – Cloud9
  • Best E-Sports Player – Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”
  • Best E-Sports Game – Overwatch
  • Trending Gamer Award – Guy Beahm

Game Reveals, Expansions, and Updates


  • Soul Caliber VI
  • GOTF
  • Metro Exodus
  • Bayonneta 3
  • Fade to Silence
  • In the Valley of Gods
  • From Software (Bloodborne and Darksouls Developer) New Game Teaser
  • Witchfire
  • WorldWar Z

Expansions and Updates

  • Legend Of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild The Champions Ballad expansion
  • Fortnite Battle Royale 50v50 update
  • PUBG Desert Map update
  • A Way Out release date and free trial weekend reveal
  • Death Stranding new trailer
  • Metro Exodus new trailer
  • Sea of Thieves release date reveal

You can watch the whole show’s concluded livestream here.

And there you have it for this year’s Game Awards. Did any of your favorite games win? Hit us up in the comments section below. Also, congratulations to all winners! Here’s to hoping that 2018 will be another stellar year for gaming.

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Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

2 Responses

  1. Avatar for A A says:

    Shouldn’t it be “Breath” instead of “Breathe”? Just saying.

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