Independent video games were the big winners at this year's Bafta Games awards, which took place as a live-streamed event on Thursday evening after the planned ceremony was cancelled due to Covid-19. Sci-fi action puzzler Outer Wilds took the best game award, as well as game design and original property. Offbeat detective adventure Disco Elysium also won in three categories: debut game, narrative and music. Other winners included space station thriller Observation for British game, Apex Legends for multiplayer and Untitled Goose Game in the family category. Metal Gear Solid game designer Hideo Kojima was awarded the Bafta fellowship, with his latest title, Death Stranding, also taking the award for technical achievement.
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.
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.
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.
E3 is the biggest video games news event of the year, where Playstation, EA, Xbox, Ubisoft and more compete to show off their latest games (and announce new ones) at flashy press conferences and ostentatious booths in the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Now that the onslaught of announcements, trailers and general showing-off from the week-long show is over, here are ten big stories that emerged from the chaos. War-game Battlefield V includes female soldiers for the first time. The Last of Us Part 2, one of the biggest forthcoming games for PlayStation 4, stars a lesbian teenager, shown kissing her girlfriend at a party. Assassin's Creed: Odyssey features a choice of male or female main character to adventure through Ancient Greece.