Write-In Period

Write-in fields are scheduled to appear within voting pages on an annual basis, beginning April 1 and ending October 31.  To avoid duplication and spamming, write-ins are limited to options (usually more than 200) already entered into the system by staff or marketers.  You can lobby staff by sending messages on our Discord server, but […]

Confirmed Categories for the 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards

Next year’s 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards will be broken down into 25 categories. During this new season, we’ll see the return of the Gamer’s Voice Awards; four award categories that exclusively include indie games and are decided on by attendees voting at the SXSW Gaming Expo. Here is the full list of planned categories with […]

Anticipated Dates

Golden Joysticks Noms – September 21 Wins – November 16 The Game Awards Noms – November 6 Wins – December 6 (confirmed) DICE Awards Noms – January 10 (confirmed) Wins – February 22 NAVGTR Awards Noms – February 14 Wins – March 13 SXSW Gaming Awards Noms – January 31 Wins – March 17 IGF […]

36th Annual Golden Joystick Award Nominees

The new awards season kicks off with the recent announcement of the 36th Annual Golden Joystick nominees! Winners will be selected from a public vote on GamesRadar in which millions of voters around the world will choose their favorites. Out of the 100+ nominees up for awards, just two carry the pack with 4 votes […]

Golden Joystick 2018 Dates

Nominees will be announced Friday, September 21, 2018. Winners are announced Friday, November 16, 2018. Full story at: https://www.mcvuk.com/events/golden-joystick-awards-2018

E3 2018 Release Date Announcements

All dates are subject to change. Send any additional game release dates or updates to justen[at]warofawards[dot]org. June 2018 Mario Tennis Aces – June 22 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Donkey Kong Adventure – June 26 The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit – June 26 The Crew 2 – June 29 July 2018 Octopath Traveler […]

Winners of the 4th Annual War of Awards

This year at PAX East, Boston was home to the 4th Annual War of Awards. The epic awards showdown takes its nominees from the winners of the major game award programs throughout the year and has attendees attesting or chaotically fumbling through their merits and voting for their favorites in an “Iowa caucus” live debate […]

4th Annual War of Awards set to Premiere on Twitch

This year at PAX East, Boston was home to the 4th Annual War of Awards. The epic awards showdown takes its nominees from the winners of the major game award programs throughout the year and has attendees attesting or chaotically fumbling through their merits and voting for their favorites in an “Iowa caucus” live debate […]

14th Annual BAFTA Games Award Winners

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT CUPHEAD – StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc./StudioMDHR Entertainment Inc. GOROGOA – Jason Roberts, Buried Signal/Annapurna Interactive HELLBLADE: SENUA’S SACRIFICE – Ninja Theory Ltd/ Ninja Theory Ltd – WINNER HORIZON ZERO DAWN – Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD – Nintendo EPD/Nintendo UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY – Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive […]

Annual Caucus / Live Debate 2018

Final “War of Awards” contenders uniquely qualify only by first winning a competitive award from a recognized major organization in a similar category. Online polling is unofficial, as the final result is determined by annual caucus attendees LIKE YOU at the last live “War of Awards” debate of the year. For 2018, PAX East was […]

Tentative 2019 Dates for IGF, GDC, GANG

Next year’s GDC dates are March 18-22, 2019. Best guess is that puts the GDC/IGF awards on March 20, 2019, and the G.A.N.G. Awards on March 21, 2019.

G.A.N.G. Award Winners Complete the WAR OF AWARDS Nominee List

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to this year’s lineup. The final nominees entering the awards showdown are drafted from the Game Audio Network Guild Awards, made public on March 29, 2018. The newest contenders to be considered from the G.A.N.G awards are Uncharted: The Lost […]

16th Annual G.A.N.G. Award Winners

Audio of The Year Cuphead – WINNER Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Horizon Zero Dawn Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Music of the Year Call of Duty: WWII – WINNER Horizon Zero Dawn RiME So Let Us Melt Star Wars Battlefront II Sound Design of the Year Call of Duty WWII – WINNER Halo […]

GDC Award Winners Updated to the WAR OF AWARDS

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to this year’s program. The most recent nominees to be entered into the awards showdown were drafted in from the Game Developers Choice Awards, announced on March 21, 2018. Each of these winning games has been voted by a […]

IGF Award Winners Make the Cut in This Year’s WAR OF AWARDS

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to this year’s program. The most recent nominees to be entered into the awards showdown were drafted in from the Independent Games Festival Awards, announced on March 21, 2018 during the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. The newest […]

IGF Award Winners Make the Cut in This Year's WAR OF AWARDS

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to this year’s program. The most recent nominees to be entered into the awards showdown were drafted in from the Independent Games Festival Awards, announced on March 21, 2018 during the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco. The newest […]

2018 GDC Award Winners

Best Audio Cuphead (StudioMDHR) Nier: Automata (PlatinumGames / Square Enix) Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo) – WINNER Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment) Best Debut Team Cherry (Hollow Knight) Sidebar Games (Golf Story) StudioMDHR (Cuphead) – WINNER Infinite Fall (Night […]

2018 IGF Award Winners

Seumas McNally Grand Prize Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy (Bennett Foddy) Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall) – WINNER West of Loathing (Asymmetric Publications) Into the Breach (Subset Games) Heat Signature (Suspicious Developments) Baba is You (Hempuli)  Excellence in Visual Art Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall) Cuphead (StudioMDHR) Echo (ULTRA ULTRA) Luna (Funomena) […]

SXSW Gaming Award Winners Added to the WAR OF AWARDS

War of Awards, a video game award mega-battle, has announced the latest video game nominees added to this year’s program. The most recent nominees to be entered into the awards showdown were drafted in from the SXSW Gaming Awards, announced on March 17, 2018. The SXSW Gaming Awards are compiled among the results of more […]

2018 SXSW Gaming Award Winners

Excellence in SFX Call of Duty: WWII – Activision / Sledgehammer Games Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo – WINNER Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Sony Interactive Entertainment / Naughty Dog Excellence in Musical Score Cuphead – StudioMDHR NieR: Automata – Square Enix / […]

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