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Uncharted 2 Leads Elite Group Into The 2010 GDCAs

Looks like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is in line for a few more prestigious awards.

After dominating several award shows late last year and walking away with Game of the Year honors from multiple sources (including here at PSXE), Naughty Dog's masterpiece is primed to nab even more hardware at the 10th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards. According to GameSpot, we already know that Valve co-founder Gabe Newell will be receiving the Pioneer Award (for fairly obvious reasons), but the other categories remain up in the air. Uncharted 2 landed the most nominations, including one for Game of the Year, Flower received an impressive five nominations and the excellent Assassin's Creed II got four well-deserved nominations. The other Game of the Year contenders are BioWare's Dragon Age: Origins, Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Asylum, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II and From Software's Demon's Souls.

Wanna check it out? The GDCAs will be held in conjunction with the 2010 Game Developers Conference, which will run between March 9th and 13th in San Francisco. The award ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. on March 11 at the Moscone Convention Center. They don't have a host just yet, but Double Fine's Tim Schafer has handled these duties for the past couple of years so maybe he'll return. So what do you think of the nominations? Hard to argue, we think.

1/20/2010 9:20:12 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

darxed
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 9:33:21 PM
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Wow, a lot of nominations for PS3 exclusives, nice to see!

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isaya85
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 9:35:33 PM
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Uncharted2 GOTY hands down

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michiganfan1983
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 9:44:03 PM
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Uncharted 2 was the best game I played last year followed closely by AC2 and Demon's Souls. So it's hard for me to disagree with this list.

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 9:52:32 PM
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Ok. That is the BEST list of GotY nominees I've seen in YEARS.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 10:15:55 PM
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Uncharted2 is so epic, and it will continue to be that way for ages. Is Dragon Age actually fun on the PS3? The graphics looked a little, meh.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 10:51:16 PM

Imagine the bar they set for Uncharted 3.

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Orvisman
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 11:55:36 AM

Yes. DA:O is fun on the PS3 and, according to some outlets, only bested by the PC version (meaning it is better than the 360 version).

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Kowhoho
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 10:39:10 PM
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It's awesome to see Naughty Dog getting so much attention, deservedly. At this point we just look over, see U2 nominated and awarded for a million categories and go, "yep." It's just that easy.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 10:50:04 PM
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Uncharted 2 was definitely the best game I played in 09, edging out inFamous. But Ben, I'm afraid you are going to have to explain to me why the obese beast got a pioneer award? Valve hasn't pioneered anything in like a decade.

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Karosso
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 10:54:46 PM

Oh come on World, lets be fair. He has been pioneering the hell out of that same game engine for the last ten years!
I sais he deserves an award for that ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 11:20:37 PM

lol, that deserves a big Dutka "HA"

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___________
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:24:18 AM

maybe because hes one of the best developers in the industry?
ill admit hes a loud mouth pompous a$$ hole! but got to respect he knows what hes doing.

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mbg77
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 4:18:31 AM

World, I think the Pioneer Award is like Lifetime Achievement Academy Award in movie business. So it's not for his achievements in 2009, but for the earlier stuff.

Take care.

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Orvisman
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 11:57:54 AM

He's pioneered how to be that fat without having a heart attack or stroke. ;)

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coverton341
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 3:45:42 PM

He and his studio developed the main digital distribution service Steam. They developed an engine that has been mimicked more ways than I care to count as I don't enjoy FPS games all that much. He may be a bit of a loud obnoxious moron for the most part, but he did have a thing or two going on in the early part of his career and as MBG stated the Pioneer Award is more like a lifetime achievement award of sorts

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leatherface
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 7:03:59 PM

maybe Gabe thought it was a Pioneer Chicken award

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booze925
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 1:00:17 AM

saying valve hasnt pioneered anything?
counter-strike.

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Robochic
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 @ 11:36:46 PM
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Great list, UC2 was one of my fav games of 2009. can't wait for UC3 :)

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sunspider13
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:18:39 AM
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Nice U2 should get the award.

Off topic (sorta)
The PBS investigative show Frontline will be airing a episode titled "Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier" which will look at how digital media and the Internet have transformed human lives and the subject of videogames is featured heavily in the program. It'll air on Feb 2 at 9PM ET. Might be interesting.

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___________
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:26:41 AM
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now i hear uncharted 3 is in the making.
all i ask is PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD REMOVE THE CIRCLE BUTTON AS TAKE COVER AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
one or the other please!
O, that and make it a less linear game.
thats one thing that was left begging in uncharted theres so many beautiful areas you want to explore and your always sent down the same path.
gets kinda boring after a while.

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johnld
Sunday, January 24, 2010 @ 12:49:12 AM

As it was discussed in an article a little after the game's release and you listed this as a pain, noone really had a problem with this. Try moving at a slower pace because uncharted 2 wasnt meant to be a run and gun game.

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booze925
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:39:55 AM
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i STILL can't believe gametrailers gave modern warfare 2 game of the year...
its a fantastic game, no doubt, but definity not THE game of 2009. its second only to uncharted 2

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 8:39:22 AM



Actually, I thought they gave it GotY 4 times, once each for Xbox, PS3, PC and overall GotY.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 1:02:43 AM
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I am really surprised that Demons Souls got nominated for GOTY yet MW2 didn't. These awards must be based on gameplay instead of sales.

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ohmikkie
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 5:22:14 AM

if sales are part of a criteria it can only be something like: "sold at least n units".

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 1:33:19 AM
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HA. There is much doubt in MW2 being a fantastic game, not bad but not great. If I could place MW2 in the Top games of 09' I would place it 6th, and thats being gracious.

In my opinion, Circle works well, once you learn how to utilize it properly it works well. Come to think of it, its not hard at all to use.

If Mr Newell snatched any awards for the original Half Life I can accept that, but he and the company deserve no awards for L4D. The 1st was fun on the PC but Fun is the extent of my experience with L4D.

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OriginalSin
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 2:37:00 AM
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U2 really deserves GOTY. I mean that game was just plain epic. Most fun I had playing a game in a very long time.

If all goes well I will be getting ACII this weekend. thing s have been very tough $$$ wise so yeah I am running a little behind on all the games I want. Hopefully I can get and finish that asap so I can get into Heavy Rain when it comes out in my country.

But even before Heavy Rain hits I have quite a couple of other games I want to get as well... Just don't know how I am going to get cash and the time to play them all....

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Snaaaake
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 2:40:59 AM

I'm actually thinking of getting ACII but I have some doubt.

Is it really amazing?

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D1g1tal5torm
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 6:11:42 AM

ACII is defintely worth a rent, not a purchase as replay is limited. But the first time you play it - it's great.

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hellish_devil
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 8:23:04 AM

I'm also on the fence about it. I don't know. I also want InFamous and Disgaea 3, but Assassin's Creed makes me hesitate. Any suggestions???

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big6
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 9:07:15 AM

I just finished AC2 recently. I must say this game is fantastic!
There are a few things I would gripe about but, as a whole, the game is worth much more than just a rental. It's fairly long, so you're better off just buying it.

Great game!

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tridon
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 7:17:52 AM
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I'm most happy to see five nominations for 'Flower'. It was easily the best downloadable game last year, and one of the best games altogether. Nice to see recognition given to where it's deserved.

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Sunni_Boi
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 9:26:46 AM

I Just Downloaded Flower The Other Day And It Is A Nice Game

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, January 22, 2010 @ 12:44:29 AM

I keep wanting to jump into the Flower pool, but haven't quite got there yet. too many other games, but it is on my list of things to do before I die.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 7:33:45 AM
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As some have said. ps3's exclusives can't be beat. They're the cream of the crop!

Going forward I see ps3 outshining everything else with its games.

Uncharted 2 leading the way!

Glad to see Demon's Souls being nominated (amazing game)

Wow, Flower's getting some good recognition as well!

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Milonakis
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 7:50:16 AM
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I think Katamari 4ever is missing from this list. Who made this?

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Buckeyestar
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 8:42:16 AM
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I gleefully shared this story with my MW2 obsessed coworkers. After telling them that their beloved "best game ever" was not even nominated for GotY, they were pissy and I was giddy. It was beautiful. Still can't get them to try Uncharted though.

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Arvis
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 9:46:30 AM
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Oh man, look at all those 360 exclusives nominated.... *snicker snicker*

But, people still buy the thing. *shrugs* Whatever makes people happy, I suppose. [/douchy-ness]

-Arvis

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Orvisman
Thursday, January 21, 2010 @ 12:00:35 PM
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For the record, GameSpot named Demon's Souls its GOTY. At first I was shocked U2 didn't receive the honor, but then I thought Demon's Souls deserves it too!

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