Final evening the New York Video Recreation Critics Circle hosted the twelfth annual New York Video Recreation Awards. The occasion acknowledges not solely the very best video games but additionally those that make noteworthy contributions to the trade not directly or one other.
Numerous awards got in a slew of classes. Amongst these honored have been:
- God of Battle Ragnarok for “Herman Melville Award for Finest Writing in a Video Recreation.”
- Metallic: Hellsinger for “Tin Pan Alley Award for Finest Music in a Recreation.”
- Vampire Survivors for “Off Broadway Award for Finest Indie Recreation.”
And people are just some mentions. Elden Ring was the one recreation to win a number of awards, these being the “Statue of Liberty Award for Finest World” and the last word prize of the night: the “Large Apple Award for Finest Recreation of the 12 months.” This probably got here to the shock of nobody.
Additionally acknowledged was Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer, who was this yr’s recipient of the Andrew Yoon Legend Award. In his acceptance speech Spencer stated,
At this time, there are such a lot of video games, greater than ever earlier than, obtainable to extra gamers than ever earlier than. But additionally, it will probably really feel like there’s extra despair on the planet, a gentle stream of dangerous information. With the continued leapfrogging from disaster to disaster, it feels to me that that pleasure I skilled as a baby has change into way more elusive for us, for all to seek out, extra of a responsible pleasure. It looks like right now, in search of pleasure is an act of defiance. But right now, as creators, as leaders, as world-builders, our biggest accountability is to encourage and invite pleasure. Every one of many tons of of titles that gamers have at their fingertips right now and tomorrow is a calling card for pleasure.
Earlier recipients of the Andrew Yoon Legend Award embody the likes of Tim Shafer and Hideo Kojima.