Tonight marks the 3rd annual Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley, the premiere event for honoring the best, or at least most acclaimed, video games of the year. The Game Awards were previously known as the Video Game Awards, which have been around since 2009. The Game Awards have taken on a distinctly different tone than before, however, under the stewardship of host Geoff Keighley. Here's everything you need to know about the 2016 Game Awards, including where to watch, when the awards are airing, and what to expect from the show, as well as a list of nominees in ten different categories. This year's award ceremony begins tonight, December 1st, beginning at 8:30 pm ET.
The Christmas countdown clock is ticking, and you might be wondering what games to ask for in your stocking. With so many launching every month, it can be tricky to pick out the must-plays. The Game Awards recognises the best games released every year, and has announced the full list of nominees. Perhaps unsurprisingly Red Dead Redemption II and God of War lead the pack, with eight nominations each. Both were nominated for the highest prize, Game of the Year, alongside Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Celeste, Marvel's Spider-Man and Monster Hunter: World.
We're still a few weeks out from announcing our own Game(s) of the Year list, but 2016's first Faux Video Game Oscars event happened last night: The Game Awards, the show that Geoff Keighley spun out of Spike's old Video Game Awards. And as with every year, the awards themselves took second stage to the non-stop hype train of trailers for next year's games. So inside, you'll find all of the World Exclusive Reveals from last night's 2016 Game Awards. That means Mass Effect: Andromeda, Guardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series, and more. The "World Exclusive Reveal" train started before The Game Awards even officially started, with Gearbox and People Can Fly revealing Bulletstorm: Full Clipa.k.a.
The Game Awards 2017 organizers have just confirmed via social media that "Death Stranding" lead actor Norman Reedus is attending as one of the presenters. The confirmation has since fuelled earlier speculations that game director Hideo Kojima could be showcasing the gameplay trailer for the game at the big event.