Saturday saw the annual SXSW Gaming Awards in Houston, Texas, where the gaming community came together to recognise the hard work and dedication that goes into the art of gaming. The SXSW Gaming Awards were started in 2014 and focus on the craft of gaming rather than the product that is trying to be sold.
The nominees are judged by the SXSW Gaming Advisory Board which is comprised of over 40 industry experts before being split into categories and the general public are then invited to help cast the final votes.
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The big winner of the day was The Witcher 3: Wildhunt by CD Projekt/Red which scooped 3 awards including Game of the Year. The excellence in gameplay award went to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, with Bloodborne and Tomb Raider also winning awards.
For a full list of all games nominated and the winners, visit the SXSW website.