Golden Joystick Awards 2016 Latest News & Update: ‘Overwatch’ & ‘The Witcher 3’ Take the Top Honors! More Upcoming Game Titles Announced?

By Brynn B. , Updated Nov 22, 2016 09:53 AM EST

Also known as the People's Gaming Wards, the Golden Joystick Awards has been awarding the best video games of the year since 1983. The awards, which takes the votes of the British public is the second-oldest award ceremony for video games. This 2016, on its 34th year the awarding took place at IndigO2 in London, and game developers and gamers eagerly waited for the announcement of winners.

The top honors for the 34th Golden Joystick Awards went to "Overwatch" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine." "Overwatch" was the top winner, getting five awards namely Best Original Game, Best Multiplayer Game, Best Gaming Moment, Competitive Game of the Year and PC Game of the Year.

"The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine" was not far behind, bagging two honors in the Golden Joystick Awards. The awards taken by "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine" were Best Storytelling and Best Visual Design.

Other highlights of the 34th Golden Joystick Awards included the awarding of the Best Mobile/Handheld Game and Most Innovative Game of the Year Award to the most talked about game of the year, "Pokemon GO." Rumors have it that the Best Indie Game was given to "Firewatch" while the Ultimate Game of The Year was awarded to "Dark Souls 3". "Unchartered 4" received the PlayStation Game of the Year and "Rise of the Tomb Raider" was given the Xbox Game of the Year.

The 34th Golden Joystick Award, which was hosted by British comedian, writer, and director James Veitch, also gave a Lifetime Achievement Award to Eiji Aonuma for his contributions to the industry of gaming. He is known for his work as producer and manager of "The Legend of Zelda" series.

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