GTAIV has amazing visuals and ragdoll effects xD i mean i dink it deserves like a 9.5 i could have done better in a few sections
Rockstar endowed with four gongs by UK industry magazine; Nintendo wins "publishing hero," Traveller's Tales best use of a license.
David Braben may have warned that the UK is the most expensive place in the world to make games, but this year's Develop awards showed that the country has no shortage of talent. Grand Theft Auto IV developer Rockstar North led the pack with awards for visuals, audio, and in-house development, and parent company Rockstar Games took the overall grand-prix prize. Other notable winners included best use of a license for Traveller's Tales with Lego Indiana Jones, and Nintendo won the publishing-hero award.
But it wasn't just the big players that went home with the gongs last night. Braben and his company Frontier Developments won best new IP for LostWinds, their WiiWare launch game. Best independent developer went to Splash Damage for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. And Richard Jacques Studios, which provided music for Mass Effect and the upcoming Battlestations: Pacific, won for best creative outsourcing.
The Develop awards are now in their sixth year and are presented at the Develop conference in Brighton. The awards are coordinated by the British magazine of the same name, and are voted for by an independent panel of industry experts.
The full list of winners is included below.
Best New IP
LostWinds (Frontier Developments)
Best Use of a License
Lego Indiana Jones (Traveller's Tales)
Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Rockstar North (Grand Theft Auto IV)
NaturalMotion / Image Metrics (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Richard Jacques Studios
Games:Edu New Talent Award
University of Abertay & Dare to Be Digital
Best Mobile Studio
Best In-House Developer
Best New UK/European Studio
Best Independent Developer
GTA 4 was overrated, still worthy of a 9 something though. Whats really got me is why Nintendo is publishing hero? Whats the criteria for that?
Rockstar Games should be ashamed of them selfs. 10/10? I don't think so!!! After playing (Saints Row) I see GTA4 could have been much better but that did a piss pore Job on produceing a Great game? After all of the hype, after all that talk, after all that wait this is what Rock Star give us? GTA4 is nothing more then GTA Liberty Ciry Stories. With better graphics and a few more extras.. If that's the case why can't we just get GTA SA with better Graphics and a few more extras? Then maybe that would be worth a 10/10, but everybody is so so so in love with GTA for so so so mini years that up and coming GTA style games like Saint Row can't get a chance when they are clearly much better. Rock Star Games don't even read the Fan mail of ideas for the next game maybe that's why GTA4 sucked giant monkey balls!! Long as it took to make this game that could have did so much more but just because they won't to have something to bate us gamers in for the next game, that did a half a** job on this one and paid for good rateing like a fake 10/10. Saint Row is the new GTA everybody that buys Saints Row 2 will forget all about GTA. Hell buy Saints Row 1 cause it's better then GTA4..
GTA4 diservs every single reward because i though gta4 would get like a 9.6 or would bomb!!!!!!!!!!! but got a 10 and i think its worth it. other people who hate ti becuz it violent or its better or got better score then the games they like those people are jelous gta4 is awsome cant wait for 5 good job rockstargames
GTA4 deserves every single bit of awesome attention it gets. Its still, argueably, one of the greatest games ever made. The only title around currently that draws level with it is MGS4, that damn simple.
I CAN"T WAIT UNTILL THIS COMES OUT!! Parachuting is going to be great. Driving the tank and running from the Army to. Yeah I can't wait to do all that.
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I don't get it, obviously people who say GTA IV is the best game ever or even GOTY haven't played the previous GTA games. Beyond the story and graphics GTA IV is empty. Not to mention it has the worst driving physics out of any game I have ever played. The only award I give GTA IV is the biggest disappointment of the year. Seriously, I played through it once and have never had the urge to pick it up again. What is the point of mentioning awards for a year that is only half over, with the titles coming this fall GTA IV will be a forgotten memory.
For all those who keep asking why no Konami is either it came out after voting finished/nominations counted or they liked someone else... hard to believe right...? Erg... awards are going to suck if all MGS4 fans give every award giver the third degree. By no means do I have anything against MGS4, great game and it should win many many awards but I'm not going to go on a rampage if GTA IV wins some... otherwise its going to make PS3 owners look bad.
Well, TT has a lock on best licensing... it's either between their brilliant LEGO adaptations or some crappy movie game.
stakex007 "While GTA4 was a good game, the simple fact that it was a step back for the series should keep it and Rockstar from winning many, if any awards for it. In my opinion, games should actually do something new to win awards, and since graphics SHOULD get better over time, better graphics don't count as "new" or "Improvement". " So while new idea's and new gameplay mechanics are ok, but new technology and new techniques for creating better graphics doesn't count as new or improved?? yes yes i know gameplay > graphics, but still. What you are saying doesn't really make sense. graphics should get better over time, but gameplay should to.... As for whether or not GTA deserves the awards, its debatable I guess. But the game does look good.
Well congratz to all who won awards especially Rockstar. I wouldn't be surprised if GTA IV takes 2008 game of the year as the only other game i see giving it true competion is Metal Gear 4 and probably Gears 2 (have 2 c how this one turns out). Since Rockstar has done so well in the tech department of the game, i'd like to see a truly groundbreaking and way bigger GTA for the next go around!
While GTA4 was great, and technically proficient, it is still incredibly overrated and will not keep a fraction of its 10 rating once it is up for a re-release review in a few years.
While GTA4 was a good game, the simple fact that it was a step back for the series should keep it and Rockstar from winning many, if any awards for it. In my opinion, games should actually do something new to win awards, and since graphics SHOULD get better over time, better graphics don't count as "new" or "Improvement".
is this list for games only developed in the UK?? one thing about GTA4 imo is that: in it's hunt for realism, they took out a lot of it's fun-factor. by that i mean the rampages and planes. it's still a steller game though
I'm surprised that Metal Gear nor Konami didn't win anything. Then again I'm really not sure what critiea was neccessary to qualify for those awards.
The awards season hasn't even started and GTA IV has already started to earn awards for it's developers. I think that both Rockstar and Rockstar North truly deserve the appreciation they got there.
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