Journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley has revealed that he is paying for The Game Awards 2014 out of his own pocket. The awards were previously called the VGA’s and weren’t particularly taken to by gamers. Let’s hope this year’s event will be an improvement.
“The investment is my own. I’m bankrolling it and we’re trying to sell some sponsorships. But there are no submission fees.”
“There is a fair amount of risk involved, though he declined to say how much of his own money he had to put up for the show. “I thought about doing a Kickstarter, but I would feel awkward doing that. I think I need to take this on myself to prove I can do it. I need to prove to everyone this is going to be great. If I were to Kickstart it there would have been a fair amount of skepticism.”
As E3 gets closer, so does the amount of teasing from game developers, publishers and journalists. In among the fray is Game Trailers presenter and journalist Geoff Keighley, who has recently been spotted over Twitter teasing followers and fans over a ‘big E3 debut’, and it’s something special for sure. Here’s his tweet in full:
Saw something truly incredible last night that will be a big E3 debut. Even with all the DRM drama, next week will deliver some GREAT games. – Geoff Keighley
Geoff Keighley, who is known for hyping things up to maximum levels, has announced that this years Video Game Awards will feature an amazing old-school announcement that presumably no one will see coming. What do you think this epic announcement could be?
“Have an amazing VGA announcement coming together for old-school gaming fans….this one is very special to me personally.”
A couple Wii U details were shared during today’s GT.TV interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Fils-Aime confirmed Nintendo is publishing Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 worldwide. Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo EAD and Retro Studios are apparently working on ‘fantastic projects’ for the new console. Depending on their progress, Nintendo may reveal Wii U’s new projects before, during or after E3 2013.
After Nintendo’s E3 presentation, Reggie Fils-Aime sat down with Geoff Keighley. Reggie revealed that Platinum Games, the developer behind Bayonetta, is currently working on a new, exclusive Wii U title. The secret game will be published by Nintendo and will release alongside the Wii U console. The game does not have an official name yet but its codename is P-100.
On Spike’s “All Access Weekly,” video games journalist Geoff Keighley has announced that a new Mario game will launch with the Wii U. Keighley didn’t specify which Mario game will be released. On the Wii U Facebook page, Nintendo teased (but didn’t reveal) three video games that will launch alongside their new console – could a new 3D Super Mario title be one of them? We should find out which games will be launching with the Wii U in a couple of days during E3.
Geoff Keighley, host of Spike TV’s GameTrailers TV, has told his Twitter followers that he and his crew have just filmed a “huge top-secret game” for their E3 coverage. Keighley then went on to say it’s a game that no one will see coming. Any thoughts of what it might be?
“Today we filmed a huge top secret game reveal for our E3 coverage. Can’t wait to share it with you – no one will see this one coming.”
- Geoff Keighley via Twitter