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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Triumph: From Golden Joysticks to Game Awards

  November 15, 2023
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Baldur’s Gate 3 made gaming history at the 2023 Golden Joystick Awards by securing an unparalleled seven wins across various categories. Developed by Larian Studios, this triumph cements the game’s legacy and stands as a unique feat in the award show’s 41-year history.

Securing seven wins in a single night is a remarkable achievement. This makes Baldur’s Gate 3 the only game in the history of the Golden Joystick Awards to achieve such a feat. This accomplishment speaks volumes about the game’s impact and resonance within the gaming community.

Golden Joystick Awards

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Baldur’s Gate 3 emerged victorious in the following categories:

  1. Best Storytelling
  2. Best Visual Design
  3. Studio of the Year
  4. Best Game Community
  5. PC Game of the Year
  6. Ultimate Game of the Year
  7. Best Supporting Performer – Neil Newbon (Astarion)

This is a testament to the game’s exceptional narrative, visual appeal, community engagement, and overall excellence.

Runners-Up and Other Highlights

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While Baldur’s Gate 3 stole the show, Final Fantasy 16 was the next big winner. It earned accolades for Best Audio and Best Lead Performer (Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield).

Overall, the complete list of winners includes a diverse array of games and achievements. It showcases the richness and diversity of the gaming industry. See the full list here.

Game Awards 2023 Nominations

Moving beyond the Golden Joystick AwardsBaldur’s Gate 3 continued its impressive run with eight nominations at the 2023 Game Awards. Alongside the likes of Alan Wake 2 and other major titles, the game’s recognition demonstrates its enduring impact.

Meanwhile, Nintendo emerged as the most nominated publisher in 2023. Undoubtedly, this underscores the significance of Baldur’s Gate 3 among an illustrious field of contenders. The global jury, comprised of individuals from over 100 media publications and influencer outlets, recognized the game’s excellence.

Anticipation is building for the upcoming 10th annual Game Awards, where Baldur’s Gate 3 is nominated in multiple categories, including the prestigious Game of the Year. The live-streamed event promises not only to reveal winners but also to feature premier announcements, trailers, live music performances, and celebrity appearances.

So, join the live streaming of the 10th annual Game Awards show, broadcasting from the Peacock Theater (formerly Microsoft Theater) in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Catch the excitement across over 30 platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, TikTok Live, and X. 

Stay in the Loop: Game Awards Edition

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Baldur’s Gate 3‘s unprecedented success at the 2023 Golden Joystick Awards is a testament to the game’s exceptional quality, captivating storytelling, and immersive gaming experience. As the gaming community eagerly awaits the Game Awards ceremony, it’s clear that Baldur’s Gate 3 has left an indelible mark on the gaming landscape. It solidified its place as one of the most celebrated titles in recent history.

The next big news that everybody is expecting from Larian Studios, is the Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox launching, and apparently, it will happen in the next few days.

While we wait for more Baldur’s Gate 3 news, be sure to check out our next articles about this and other incredible games! We’ll keep you informed about all the exciting announcements and winners of the 10th annual Game Awards show. For real-time updates, follow us on our social media channels.

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