The Game Awards 2015 Date Set, Nintendo Returning In Advisory Board

The Game Awards 2015 has been officially dated, marking another year in Geoff Keighley’s decade streak of hosting video game related award shows. The Game Awards, the spiritual successor of the Spike Video Game Awards, launched last year with moderate success. This year, The Game Awards will be hosted at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 3rd.

As you may remember, winners are selected by an Advisory Board of industry experts — last year this included Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime, Yves Guillemot from Ubisoft, Hideo Kojima from Konami and Kojima Productions, to name a few. This year, Nintendo will be returning to that same advisory board, indicating that they may be announcing new titles or showcasing projects in development (The Legend of Zelda Wii U). While the show is open to the public (assuming you can pay the ticket prices), others can watch the show broadcast via Twitch. What are you hoping for at The Game Awards 2015?



      1. Xeno and Splatoon might win something but Splatoon wont win best shooter. That award will go to some other predicatble game (COD Blck Ops3 or Halo 5)…

    1. Best “Mario Maker” game: “Super Mario Maker”

      Best Nintendo RPG: “Xenoblade Chronicles X”

      Best Yoshi Platform: “Yoshi’s Wooly World”

      Best Nintendo Shooter: “Splatoon”

      So on, so forth.

      1. Xenoblade Chronicles will be the best RPG on any platform. Fallout 4 will be great, it may even be the better game. But it won’t be a better RPG.

        1. Yeah, people who enjoyed Xenoblade seem to be pretty excited to finally play XCX. I personally didn’t enjoy the Xenoblade battle system, so I put this on hold.

          Bethesda ended up messing a bit with the Fallout 4 versions for the PS4 and XBOne — the framerate dips a lot during hectic moments. I anticipate some problems for the title unless they release a patch to fix it.

          1. “I anticipate some problems for the title”

            lol chill out
            Skyrim, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and New Vegas all had the same problems and they’re fine
            When Bethesda does it, it’s okay ^_^

  1. I really hope this award take off. They seem more focused on the games themselves, less so on blatant advertising, and the videogame world could use some effort recognizing to incentivate the creative effort of the studios.

    This leads me to the categories, however. I think they need a little ‘cult of personality’ so the public actually learns about the people behind the games. ‘Best Soundtrack’ should be ‘Best Composer’, something like ‘Best Artwork’ would be nice and the absence of both ‘best gameplay’ and ‘best direction’ is criminal.

    I get that adding things like this opens a whole new can of worms (how do you begin to compare the gameplay of Destiny with Bayonetta?) and that videogames shouldn’t be judged with the same tools we judge film or music, but everything needs to start somewhere.

    I don’t know, maybe this is enough for the time being.

  2. I got an award for ya: Biggest Slap in the Face Game to a Fanbase. It’s going to be a tough choice between Metroid Prime: Federation Force & Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival.

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