Tomorrow is The Game Awards 2014 being held at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas. Produced by Geoff Keighley. This event celebrates gaming and its accomplishments by having the industry coming together, such as platform-holders Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. It also includes major third-party publishers including Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Rockstar Games, and Ubisoft. There will also be a musical performance by Imagine Dragons.
This event will be streamed online through the Playstation Network, Xbox Live, Wii U, Steam, twitch, YouTube, IGN, Gamespot, Kotaku, niconico and MLG. There are still tickets available to this event (and the event mentioned below) via Ticketmaster.
You can view the nominees on their website. The nominee, selected by a jury of 28 international media, range from:
Game Of The Year (Bayonetta 2, Dark Soulls II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone, Shadow of Mordor)
Developer Of The Year
Best Independent Game
Best Mobile/Handheld Game
Best Role Playing Game
Best Fighting Game
Best Family Game
Best Sports/Racing Game
Best Online Experience
Games For Change
Fan’s Choice awards are as follows
Most Anticipated Game (The Witcher 3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Evolve, Bloodborne)
ESports Player Of The Year
ESports Team Of The Year
Best Fan Creation
The Game Awards takes place the night before Sony’s PlayStation Experience, also held in Las Vegas. The PlayStation Experience is a two-day (December 6-7, 2014) community event, inspired by Pax East, dedicated to their fans.
“At PlayStation Experience you will have access to over 400,000 square feet of the best PlayStation games across multiple platforms, panels and keynotes lead by the industry’s most regarded development team, contests, signings, giveaways, merchandise, memorabilia and much more.”
Experience New and Unreleased Games Including:
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2015)
- The Order: 1886 (2/20/2015)
- Destiny Expansion I: The Dark Below (12/9/2014)
- Bloodborne (3/24/2015)
- Until Dawn
- Mortal Kombat X (2015)
- No Man’s Sky
- Battlefield Hardline (3/17/2015)
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- The Witness
- Tearaway Unfolded
- Disney Infinity: Marvel Superheroes 2.0 Edition (Out Now)
Tomorrow also marks the launch day for these Nintendo titles: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Launch Day (Wii U), NES Remix Pack (Wii U) and the Ultimate NES Remix Launch (3DS). The Nintendo World Store, located at Rockefeller Plaza, NYC, is giving out a limited puzzle with purchase of the game, while supplies last.
- This is a big weekend for many gamers! Who do you think is going to win in the Game Awards? Stay tuned!