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'Metal Gear,' 'The Witcher 3' lead game developers' nominees

Two games are big front-runners in the Game Developers Choice awards.

Jon Fingas , @jonfingas
01.08.16 in AV
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You probably have a short list of favorite video games from 2015, but what do you think game creators would pick if given the chance? You don't have to wonder: the Game Developers Choice Awards has delivered its nominees, and there are a few clear front-runners this time around. For one thing, third-person action is definitely in vogue: Metal Gear Solid V and The Witcher 3 were both nominated for four awards each, including game of the year. A few other well-known games also received multiple nods, including Bloodborne, Fallout 4 and Splatoon.

And don't worry, some of the bigger indie titles are in the running as well. Her Story and Undertale received three nominations each, while cult hits like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes found their way on to the chart. You'll have to wait until the actual awards ceremony on March 16th (at the start of the Game Developers Conference) to find out which titles are the cream of the crop, but it's already reasonable to say that many devs share your tastes -- they're more interested in fun than technical wizardry.

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