A few obvious titles are nominated, like 'Skyrim' and 'Portal 2,' but there are a few smaller games in the running, like 'Bastion' and 'Dark Souls.''
There are only a few videogame award shows worth watching, and the Game Developer's Choice Awards is one of them. Awards are voted on by the industry and given out at the Game Developers Conference, coming in early March. There aren't bikini-clad women or presenters that don't make sense or awards for "Best Game Fueled By Dew." It's not the Spike VGAs is the point.
This year's award nominations include most of the games you'd expect to see. 'Arkham City,' 'Skyrim,' 'Portal 2,' and 'L.A. Noire' appear in more than a few categories. Surprise hit 'Bastion' is all over the list as well, picking up nominations for Innovation, Audio, Best Downloadable Game and Best Debut.
There's another dark horse on the list and that's 'Dark Souls,' the follow up to 'Demon's Souls' from From Software. It's not only nominated for Best Game Design, but Game of the Year as well. That could certainly be a big upset considering the mainstream titles its up against.
Source: PR Newswire