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    The industry is preparing to celebrate itself yet again as the finalists for the 12th annual Game Developers Choice awards are revealed. Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Valve’s Portal 2 and Supergiant Games Bastion lead the way with five nominations apiece across various categories. Skyrim and Portal 2 are both up for ‘Game of the Year’, alongside Batman: Arkham City, Dark Souls and Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
    Read on for the full lists of finalists in each category.
    Best Game Design
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
    Dark Souls (From Software)

    Innovation
    Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure (Toys For Bob)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Johann Sebastian Joust (Die Gute Fabrik)
    L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)

    Best Technology
    Battlefield 3 (DICE)
    L.A. Noire (Team Bondi)
    Crysis 2 (Crytek Frankfurt/UK)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)

    Best Handheld/Mobile Game
    Tiny Tower (NimbleBit)
    Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)
    Jetpack Joyride (Halfbrick)
    Infinity Blade II (Chair Entertainment)
    Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP (Capy Games/Superbrothers)

    Best Audio
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    LittleBigPlanet 2 (Media Molecule)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games)
    Portal 2 (Valve)

    Best Downloadable Game
    Stacking (Double Fine)
    From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Outland (Housemarque)
    Frozen Synapse (Mode 7)

    Best Narrative
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    The Witcher 2 (CD Projekt RED)
    Bastion (Supergiant Games)
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)
    Saints Row: The Third (Volition)

    Best Debut
    Supergiant Games (Bastion)
    Team Bondi (L.A. Noire)
    Re-Logic (Terraria)
    BioWare Austin (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
    Eidos Montreal (Deus Ex: Human Revolution)

    Best Visual Arts
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog)
    Rayman Origins (Ubisoft Montpellier)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Ignition Japan)
    Battlefield 3 (DICE)

    Game of the Year
    Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios)
    Portal 2 (Valve)
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal)
    Dark Souls (From Software)
    Source: gamasutra.com
    Image taken from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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