To the tens of thousands who voted, whether you voted once or every day, you have chosen your winners for the Arcade Awards 2014 out of some very tough competition this year.
As we kick off 2015, it’s great to able to look back on 2014 and you’ve highlighted the best of everything from gaming to cosplay, comics to music, retailers and idols.
I’d like to thank all of you for nominating, which saw a record number this year and all of you for voting, sharing and commenting on the awards. I’d also like to thank all of our nominees, it’s my hope that you’ll continue to excel at all it is you do and to the winners I would like to say a huge congratulations.
TheArcade.ie readers, new and veteran, came out in unprecedented force to cast their votes and have their say and every category winner truly deserves the title for 2014! For those of you who have taken the top spot, there is a new badge/icon for you to use to show your achievements.
Once again, congratulations and I know that everyone on the team here wishes you nothing but the biggest of successes for 2015, we can’t wait to see what you bring to the community this year!
Best Video Game – Mario Kart 8 36.6% Votes
Best Video Game Developer – Nintendo 60% Votes
Best Video Game Publisher – Nintendo 66% Votes
Best Indie Game – Outlast 41% Votes
Best Indie Game Developer – Scott Cawton 41.8% Votes
TV & MOVIES
Best Television Series – The Walking Dead 34.2% Votes
Best Animated Series – The Legend of Korra 50.6% Votes
Best Movie – Guardians of the Galaxy 57.6% Votes
Best Actor – Chris Pratt 50% Votes
Best Performer/Band – Babymetal 54.7% Votes
Best Unsigned Act – Starbomb 73.5% Votes
Best Album – Babymetal 65% Votes
Best Single – Take Me to Church, Hozier 29.9% Votes
BOOKS & COMICS
Best International Publication – Saga 34% Votes
Best International Artist – Fiona Staples 31.2% Votes
Best International Writer – Gail Simone 26.9%
Best International Publisher – Marvel 51.5% Votes
Best Irish Artist – Cormac Hughes 32.5% Votes
Best Irish Writer – Maura McHugh 24.8% Votes
Best Irish Publication – I’m Awake! I’m Alive! 28.9% Votes
CONVENTIONS & COSPLAY
Best Convention – Belfast Film & Comic Con 32.6% Votes
Best Convention Event – Phoenix Wright, Tantalus Ireland 35.5% Votes
Best Irish Cosplayer – Groovy Guy 32.6% Votes
Best International Cosplayer – Twin Fools 27.6% Votes
Best Irish Geek Retailer – Dublin City Comics & Collectibles 36.7% Votes
Best Online Geek Retailer – BoardGamer.ie 30.2% Votes
Best Convention Retailer – A Beads C Start 36.7% Votes
Best YouTuber/Vlogger – Yogscast 40.3% Votes
Geek Hall of Fame – Nathan Fillion 33.4% Votes
Irish Geek Legend – The Irish Pubcast 35.3% Votes