The Game Awards this year certainly were eventful, with games across all genres winning awards as well as a number of future games being showcased.
Dragon Age: Inquisition won the Game of the Year award, while Shovel Knight took home the trophy for Best Independent Game.
"This is immensely humbling. This is really an award that belongs to our fans that have stuck with us for a long time. This is an award for the team, whose hard work has been poured into this game," said Mark Darrah, Dragon Age executive producer, upon receiving the award for Game of the Year. "...It's been a long journey. Thank you all. I'm glad you liked it as much as we did. Thank you."
Other nominations for the Game of the Year award included Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Heartstone and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.
This was the first year for The Game Awards, and while it was no Oscars, as one would expect from a show in its first year, it was still quite an event. The award show is the doing of journalist Geoff Keighley, who created the games, even investing some of his own money, after a partnership between him and Spike TV ended.
Game of the Year was not the only award to be won, despite it being the main event. While the Wii U hasn't had the success of other consoles, Nintendo had a rather good year as far as awards went, with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U winning Best Fighting Game and Mario Kart 8 winning Best Sports/Racing Game and Best Family Game. All of this success led to Nintendo winning the Developer of the Year award.
Best Score/Soundtrack and Best Online Experience both went to Destiny, however the game lost out to Far Cry 4 in the Best Shooter category.
Best Action/Adventure Game went to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, while Dragon Age: Inquisition also managed to nab the Best Role-Playing Game award. The award for Best Mobile/Handheld Game went to Heartstone.
Apart from awards, The Game Awards also saw a number of exciting upcoming games being showcased, most notably the next iteration of the Legend of Zelda series, which is slated for a late 2015 release. The new game was given a hands-on run through by Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, showing a massive, beautiful looking environment in which users can explore. Another game to be released by Nintendo within the next year is Star Fox.