Award winning!

If you're a Nintendo fan, then you'll obviously be aware that both Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds were two of 2013's best video games. However, it's always nice to see the wider world recognise this fact, which is precisely what happened at the 3rd annual New York Video Game Critics Circle awards, which took place yesterday at New York University’s Pfizer Auditorium in Brooklyn.

Link's critically-acclaimed 3DS adventure scooped Best Handheld Console Game, while Mario's Wii U outing was voted Best Kids Game of 2013.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Emmy Award-winning writer Daniel Radosh hosted the awards, and the panel consisted of Chelsea Stark (Mashable), Evan Narcisse (Kotaku), Jill Scharr (Tom’s Guide), Mike Futter (Game Informer) Harold Goldberg (New York Times, NPR) and Jeff Bakalar (CNET).

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