RE4 and Nintendogs win design awards

Yellow Pencils go to the horror action game and portable pet sim.

The latest installment in Capcom's cult classic zombie series, Resident Evil 4, and Nintendo's popular pet puppy game, Nintendogs, have both been awarded a prestigious "Yellow Pencil" design award at an event in the UK.

The D&AD Awards, which recognise creative excellence in areas of design and advertising, added a new gaming category this year, and the Yellow Pencil roughly corresponds to a silver award, although no Black Pencils (gold awards) were given to video games at the ceremony this year.

Two other titles were nominated in the category: Activision's World War II shooter Call of Duty 2 and Sony's action game God of War.

D&AD is a UK-based charity whose remit is to champion excellence in creativity globally. It was founded in 1962 and runs award schemes and education programmes and works with businesses to ensure that creativity is given a high priority. You can see a full list of winners here.

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86 comments
Killer_S
Killer_S

Awesome. I love RE4. I wish God of War could have gotten one as well...

DJ_Steady
DJ_Steady

That's great that Resident Evil 4 got the award. God of War is also a awesome game. Congratz

starcutter20000
starcutter20000

RE4 just got because it was well known, there are more PC games that have alot more depth and creative story telling to it.

rynmls
rynmls

thats the right thing to do for a good job well done...

sabru8
sabru8

congrats to them, but i never got the whole nintendogs thing.

SiLENT_K1LL
SiLENT_K1LL

Call Of Duty 2 is selling like donuts where I live, better get your copy now before it's hard to get.

gastof
gastof

yea they had to get it

Shingo
Shingo

Hey, shouln't this be on a RE4 page?!

Shingo
Shingo

cool, good to see games recognized outside the industry without Jack Thompson and Enzo Ferraris

KageInu
KageInu

That rules! And I was just heading out to pick up Resident Evil 4!

samuelroberts
samuelroberts

N64nut can go to hell. You're clearly acting arrogant and hardcore for no reason, all this "I was there before the movies" crap. Resi 4 is a great game, its universally agreed upon. Whilst your opinion would be good, you laced it with that rubbish about those who only knew "RE through the movies". Wow, aren't you right? People who watched the movies shouldn't be allowed to play the game! Just what Capcom always wanted! Thanks for all that. Congrats to Capcom, for showing us what it is to play videogames. Loved the fight with Krauser. Fought him on Christmas Eve, one of the most exciting game moments ever.

ganisch
ganisch

RE4 Baby DaBest...period,ENDof Story!

BlitzAce1
BlitzAce1

That's great. RE4 probably didn't need to have something kickstart its sales but oh well. I would have also liked to see GoW get something but anyway.

faridmon
faridmon

to those who said Niintendogs is crappy, that game alone makes the Playstation Portable more like Dreamcast Portable. that game KICKED ass like Reggie himself.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

as well they should win awards.

EvIlKiNgKoOpA
EvIlKiNgKoOpA

hmm GOD of WAR....for what type of award..sounds like sony is paying for their crap to make the news aswell,of course the game was cool,but to me it seemed like a very good action adventure game,noting new,and really nthing to cheer about,ok well the sex mingame was cool,if they considered it for an award for that,then wheres the GTA:sa hot coffe award

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

Resident Evil 4 is the best game outhere,hell yeah!

kingofps3
kingofps3

Finally Resident Evil 4 gets aa award over God of war. I love both these games.

ultramagnus007
ultramagnus007

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MVBDX
MVBDX

What is your opinion for deferment of RE4? :( Ubisoft is unfaith therefore we are patience for RE4 on next generation PC! :D

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

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filodelallata
filodelallata

I think that resident evil 4 must win the black pencil... but it doesn't matter, the silver one is good too!!

sitgom
sitgom

Its good that creativeness in games is being recognized.

LordGamer0001
LordGamer0001

those games probably deserve the awards the most.

WeeWeeJumbo
WeeWeeJumbo

Glad they had the good sense/taste not to give any more awards to GoW, which already doesn't deserve half its praise. Lookie-here check it out, if you think RE4 isn't the best Resident Evil ever, you're totally wrong! Enjoy!

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

RE4 is a good game but not best design.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

All those games mentioned are deserving of praise. Awesome...

Built
Built

big ups to makers of resident evil 4!!! dat game really deserved it :D

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

God Of War and COD2 were better IMO.

Autolycus
Autolycus

shadow of collusus should of been nominated @ least. great idea and excecuted w/ perfection

DarkKefka
DarkKefka

Nintendogs and Resident Evil 4 are both great games, they deserve this award and many more. -Good for God Of War also.

Doolum
Doolum

Awesome dude.Good to find God Of War in the list as well

Cheshie
Cheshie

Glad to see some people are appreciating games as art.

kicking222
kicking222

So... who cares? Anyone? Buhler?

marc_man3001
marc_man3001

Nice RE4 was awesome...well deserving of an award O.o

ubj007
ubj007

RE 4 & GOW are both great games.

Konfusion
Konfusion

Both games deserved it. They could be released today and still be considered spectacular. Finally some recognition for RE4.