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The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC among winners at Golden Joystick Awards

The second major story DLC pack for CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3 won awards in two categories during the 34th annual player's choice Golden Joystick Awards.

The second expansion for CD Projekt Red’s 2015 game The Witcher 3 took home awards for both Best Storytelling and Best Visual Design in the 34th annual Golden Joystick Awards held earlier today. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine was notably the only example of DLC receiving an award across any category, let alone two.

From Software's Dark Souls III was named the Ultimate Game of the Year, despite Blizzard’s Overwatch taking home the most Golden Joysticks in this year. The competitive first-person shooter was recognized as Best Original Game, Best Multiplayer Game, PC Game of the Year, and Best Competitive Game. 

The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine fell right behind with three awards, followed by Niantic’s Pokemon Go with awards in both Innovation of the Year and Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year.

The Golden Joystick Awards tallied millions of fan votes from across the globe to choose winners across over twenty total categories. A list of the games and developers honored can be found below, while the full award show can be found on the GamesRadar YouTube channel.

  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Dark Souls III (From Software)
  • Best Original Game: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Best Storytelling: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red)
  • Best Visual Design: The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine (CD Project Red)
  • Best Audio: Fallout 4 (Bethesda)
  • Best Indie Game: Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Studio of the Year: CD Projekt Red
  • Innovation of the Year: Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Nintendo)
  • PC Game of the year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Competitive Game of the Year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Eiji Aonuma (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year: Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Breakthrough Award: Eric Barone (Stardew Valley)
  • Critics Choice Award: Titanfall 2 (Respawn)

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