With the 2018 Game Developers Conference going on this week, it's time once again to see who took home the top honors at the 18th annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Game of the Year went to Nintendo's Switch and Wii U hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which also earned awards for Best Audio and Best Design.
The sudden passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata rocked the game industry last summer, but his storied legacy lives on. The Game Developers Choice Awards at this year's Game Developers Conference shared a tribute to Iwata in the form of a beautiful animated video. Watch the highlight of some of his many contributions to the industry, the most important being his spirit of play and fun, in the short after the jump.
One of the most interesting treats this week has been following the goings-on at the Game Developers Conference. A peek into the creative minds of the games industry has resulted in both the inflammatory and the revelatory, and you can certainly look forward to some this weekend as we catch up on more insightful moments that occurred. For now, hit the jump for the news recap!
With GDC going on this week, it's understandable that there have been so many musings worth chewing on regarding all aspects of the industry. Ex-Capcom producer Keiji Inafune offers more constructive criticism of Japan's efforts in game creation than Phil Fish's much talked about statement that Japanese games just suck. Full story past the break!
At a GDC panel for Indie Game: The Movie, some controversy was sparked when a Japanese developer asked what they thought of Japanese games. Fez creator Phil Fish responded, "Your games just suck." Hit the break for more on this bold statement!