Winners of the 4th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Announced

We at Machinima and everyone at Inside Gaming have the immense pleasure of announcing the games that have won awards at the 2012 Inside Gaming Awards. Our joy and gratitude for the these games is mixed with sadness that we couldn’t celebrate every game worthy of acknowledgement.

Here are the winners, by category:

GAME OF THE YEAR

halo4

BEST CO-OPERATIVE MULTIPLAYER

masseffect3

 

BEST COMPETITIVE MULTIPLAYER

halo4

 

BEST SOUND DESIGN

halo4

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

journey

 

BEST ANIMATION

maxpayne3

 

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

dishonored

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

fez

 

MOST ORIGINAL GAME

hotlinemiami

 

BEST GAME CINEMATOGRAPHY

masseffect3

 

BEST NARRATIVE

specopstheline

 

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

walkingdead

 

BEST INDIE GAME

fez

 

BEST ADDITIONAL CONTENT

worldofwarcraftmistsofpanderia

 

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN

leeeverett

 

BEST TRAILER

thelastofustrailer

GAMERS’ CHOICE

assassinscreediii

If you’d like to hear the reasoning behind some of our nominees as well as our winners, be sure to watch our IG Chat discussion:

  1. HALO 4 im glad it won 2 awards it deservs it best game i played all year,=D

  2. A pretty amazing show, I’m happy with the results :D it feels like real gamer did vote, not just fanguys. Thank you Machinima, I love you

  3. I like these results much better than the VGA’s. You guys are the best!

  4. This is a excellent list. This is much better than the winners at the VGA’s. The only problem I have with this list is that Borderlands 2 did not win Best Co-Operative Multi-player.

    • I dare you to go and try to even survive the first wave of a platinum round by yourself in mass effect 3. It’s literally impossible, same cannot be said for borderlands 2, where I solo’d the game in one of my runs. Yes it’s better to play with friends in borderlands, but overall the level of absolute necessity to play with others in mass effect 3 overcomes any other competition for this category.

  5. these awards > vgas.

  6. these are sooo much better than vga’s and don’t seem to be given out just to give people what they want.

  7. wheres blops2? lol NOT HERE!

  8. Halo GoTy – Yes.
    Dishonored enviro. – Yes.
    Spec Ops narrative – ????

    There were millions of games that should have picked up bets narrative! Hell, Hotline Miami should have won!

    *Breaks out in nerd temper tantrum*

    • Have you played Spec Ops: the line? its not just a save the day storyline and even though the gameplay is pretty bad the narrative is so intriguing, and eye opening and is the biggest F*** you to the Fox “America Rocks, Towel Heads will kill you if you dont agree” initiative. i recommend you play it even if its just for the Story. its just not your average Lets save the world in 8 hours kind of story and thats why it deserves Best narrative!

      Just try it, just to get a sense of why it gets the award above all else.

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  10. Borderlands 2 Coop? I agree with everything else. Why no love for Borderlands?

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  12. Oh no.. there is no Mount & Blade series. :( but the winning games are also good.

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