In this video game image released by Bethesda Softworks, a Dragonborn hero battles one of the flying lizards in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." The mind-bending sci-fi puzzler "Portal 2" and sweeping fantasy role-playing game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" lead the nominees at the 12th annual Game Developers Choice Awards with five nominations each, including game of the year. (AP Photo/Bethesda Softworks)
THE BIG WINNER: "Portal 2" won the most trophies at the Game Developers Choice Awards. It had three wins — for best game design, narrative and audio.
THE BIGGER WINNER: Bethesda Softworks' role-playing saga "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" got the night's top prize — game of the year.
ABOUT THE AWARDS: Selected by a jury of game creators, Game Developers Choice honors the best games of the past year.