'Pokemon Go' Latest News & Update: Victorious At The Game Awards 2016 Winning 'The Best Mobile Game' And 'Best Family Game'

By Jason Glenn , Updated Dec 03, 2016 11:44 AM EST

With nearly just six months after Niantic and The Pokemon has released "Pokemon Go" to Australia and New Zealand last July which was downloaded 500miliion times after its full release. The augmented, location-based mobile game based on the fictional creatures Japan has won two awards at The Game Awards 2016 last night in Los Angeles.

"Pokemon Go" bagged the Best Mobile/Handheld Game and Best Family Game at The Game Awards 2016 which is one of the top awards during the evening according to WWG. The Niantic team representative made a quick thank you speech from his phone and joked about the Legendary Pokemon missing from the game.

"Pokemon Go" has received mixed reviews since their release despite the game's technical issues it still manages to be enjoyable. "Pokemon Go is secretly the best exercise app out there... The fact that Pokemon Go pushes you to go outside and go explore is simple but immediately effective in its execution," said IGN and gave "Pokemon Go" a seven out of ten rating.

Niantic has been updating "Pokemon Go" to fix some issues and even released events like the Halloween and Thanksgiving event and the Lapras event in Japan. The events are to keep players interested in playing the game after a decrease in its game play, players were given extra bonuses and increase spawning in Pokemon and even for charity.

Aside from "Pokemon Go", Blizzard's "Overwatch" won the Game of the Year award,Best Game Direction and Best Multiplayer. "Overwatch" was up against Respwan's "Titanfall 2" and Playhead's "Inside" in the Game of the Year award according to Polygon.

 The best Narrative award was given to Naughty's "Uncharted 4: A Theif's End". Stay tune for more updates of "Pokemon Go" and the Game awards here on GameNGuide.

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