Rift, Minecraft, EverQuest Honored at GDC Awards

The second annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards ceremony was held last night at GDC Online, and both Rift and Minecraft took home the top honors with two awards each. Rift earned awards for Best New Online Game and Best Online Technology, while Minecraft received the Best Live Game and Best Community Relations awards. Wizard101 pick up the Audience Award, which is voted on by gamers worldwide.

It's also important to note that EverQuest was inducted into the Choice Online Awards Hall of Fame. The classic MMO is in its 12th year of operation and has a new expansion scheduled to launch next month. Last year's inductee was Ultima Online.

You can view the full list of winners after the jump.


The complete list of recipients for 2011 Game Developers Choice Online Awards are:

BEST ONLINE VISUAL ARTS
·         DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment)

BEST SOCIAL NETWORK GAME
·         Gardens of Time (Playdom)

BEST ONLINE GAME DESIGN
·         Spiral Knights (Three Rings Design/Sega)

ONLINE INNOVATION
·         Shadow Cities (Grey Area)

BEST ONLINE TECHNOLOGY
·         Rift (Trion Worlds)

BEST COMMUNITY RELATIONS
·         Minecraft (Mojang)

BEST AUDIO for an ONLINE GAME
·         Clone Wars Adventures (Sony Online Entertainment)

BEST NEW ONLINE GAME
·         Rift (Trion Worlds)

BEST LIVE GAME
·         Minecraft (Mojang)

AUDIENCE AWARD
·         Wizard101 (KingsIsle Entertainment)

ONLINE GAME LEGEND
·         John Taylor and Kelton Flinn (creators of Island of Kesmai)

HALL OF FAME
·         EverQuest (Sony Online Entertainment)

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Yea EQ my almost second home
# Oct 14 2011 at 4:42 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea! EQ Much deserved HoF award. Thanks for my "other Life".
Hail Everquest 1.
# Oct 14 2011 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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Cheers to 12+ years of EQ for their much deserved Hall of Fame award.
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# Oct 13 2011 at 5:46 PM Rating: Good
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Yay for Rift! Congratulations to Trion :D
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# Oct 14 2011 at 12:06 PM Rating: Default
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Eww Rift!
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# Oct 15 2011 at 5:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Yeah, why would you pay for that poorly done obvious WoW clone when you can play actual WoW or the supereior game EverQuest for similar cost?
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# Oct 16 2011 at 12:20 PM Rating: Decent
RIFT is so much better than WoW. I played WoW for years and have more fun in RIFT than I ever did in WoW. the problems that plagued WoW are fixed in RIFT. If RIFT took ideas from WoW, they weren't from WoW because warcraft stole them from other games.

these MMOs are successful because they use successful concepts. WoW was the one that first stole everything that RIFT uses now.

The funny thing is, RIFT does it better. RIFT is the expansion cataclysm SHOULD have been.... but blizzard got greedy and lazy and stopped caring about their customers.

RIFT is amazing, you haven't tried RIFT, so you're bored in WoW as you write this, and come to the rift database site to mock it? that's kinda sad.
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# Oct 19 2011 at 1:41 AM Rating: Decent
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Great, you like RIFT. I disagree. I have tried RIFT; not sure why you're making (incorrect) presumptions. I came to this thread from the EverQuest ZAM website, not a "RIFT database site." Why is it sad that I do not like something? Must everyone like what you like or it's sad? I think that perspective is sad.

Edited, Oct 19th 2011 2:42am by Philliden
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