Wednesday, April 24, 2013

4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards #CVA2013

Last week I attended the 4th Annual Canadian Videogames Awards, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, right after Fan Expo. The awards are for games that were developed in Canada and released in 2012 and chosen by industry experts. I received a pair of tickets to attend as an audience member, and it was definitely interesting to watch the taping. The host was actor Elias Toufexis, known for his voice acting in Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell. There were many funny montages, and lots of voice actors for well known video games were presenters as well (which J was very excited about). It was definitely a big night for Ubisoft, who raked in the majority of the awards for Far Cry 3!

Here are the winners at this year's Canadian Videogames Awards:

Best Visual Arts - Far Cry 3
Best Technology - Assassin’s Creed III
Best Audio - Assassin's Creed III
Best New Character - Far Cry 3
Best Downloadable Game - Mark of the Ninja
Best Writing - Mass Effect 3
Best Game on the Go - Sound Shapes
Best Social/Casual Game - The Secret World
Best Game Innovation - Sound Shapes
Best Original Music - Mass Effect 3 – Leaving Earth
Best Game Design - Far Cry 3
Best Animation - Far Cry 3
Best Console Game - Mass Effect 3
Best Indie Game - Mark of the Ninja
Futureshop Fans' Choice Award - Far Cry 3
Game of the Year - Far Cry 3

I apologize for the grainy photos, as I had to use my phone!

Xbox's were set up in the back for people to play.

Host Elias Toufexis.
A funny skit - Videogame Hero Support Group.

The Canadian Video Game Awards will be airing on television this weekend. Check your local listings for show times. It's an entertaining awards show that any gamer should catch!

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