Best: Ryan Green's Acceptance Speech for the Games For Impact Award
It took a moment – a few too many – for YouTubers iJustine and MatPat to realize that inviting a man who made a game about his child dying of cancer on stage to accept the Games For Impact award might require a less chipper approach. After effusively congratulating a clearly tearful Ryan Green as if he'd just won a Powerball jackpot, they stood to the side, their grins mercifully finally draining from their faces as a hush descended on the auditorium. If you managed to survive the whiplash from the tone shift, what followed was a genuinely moving speech from a man who turned to the medium of games to cope with grief and loss, and in the process created a uniquely affecting experience in his game That Dragon Cancer. "You let us tell the story of my son Joel," Green said. "In the end, it was not the story we wanted to tell. But you chose to love us through our grief by being willing to stop, and to listen, and to not turn away."