Tag: The Game Awards

The Game Awards doubles viewership to 26 million livestreams

The Game Awards today announced that its 2018 broadcast more than doubled its viewership to over 26.2 million global livestreams, up 128 percent from 2017’s record-setting performance of 11.5 million livestreams. The Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley has become a celebration of the popularity and culture of gaming, which has become a $135 billion […]

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The DeanBeat: The Game Awards show gaming’s bright future

The Game Awards was all over the internet last night, as the top trending item on Twitter and airing on 40 global video networks, including live coverage in China. It certainly felt more momentous than last year, with so many more world premieres of games across more than hours of programming. If only the Oscars […]

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Fortnite’s The Block will let you put your art in battle royale map

Fortnite is letting players create their own islands in an update dubbed Fortnite Creative, debuting on December 13. But tonight at The Game Awards, developer Epic Games announced that it is launching The Block, which is a space on the battle royale map that will highlight those creations. Donald Mustard of Epic Games announced, “The […]

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Magic: The Gathering announces Magic ssports: new Pro League and Mythic Championships

Wizards of the Coast announced a new Magic esports program, which is both an expansion and reorganization of the current pro Magic: The Gathering scene, at tonight’s The Game Awards show in Los Angeles. This shuffles a new challenger is shuffling in some magic into the esports arena, one that market research firm Newzoo projects could be worth […]

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Dragon Age 4 trailer debuts at The Game Awards

The Dread Wolf rises. BioWare teased Dragon Age 4 at The Game Awards on Thursday night. It was just a quick tease without a logo or a name. Instead, the video features a short voice over from the character Solas, who said, “you must have a lot of questions.” The clip also ends with the […]

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Dauntless is going cross-platform in April on PS4 and Xbox One

Phoenix Labs’ plans for 2019 are rather … dauntless … as we learned tonight at The Game Awards in Los Angeles. The indie studio is bringing its online action-RPG, Dauntless, to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in April, with later moves to the Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms. And it looks like Fortnite is […]

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Obsidian announces The Outer Worlds sci-fi RPG for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

We now know what Obsidian Entertainment’s first project is as a Microsoft-owned studio: It’s The Outer Wilds, a sci-fi role-playing game for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One coming out in 2019. The studio made the announcement at tonight’s The Game Awards show in Los Angeles. The Outer Worlds will be a single-player, first-person […]

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Crash Team Racing is next on the remake circuit

Activision Blizzard announced Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled at The Game Awards tonight in Los Angeles. It’s a remake of the franchise’s original kart racing game. It’s coming out on June 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch. 2019 will also mark the original’s 20th anniversary. The publisher has found success in modernizing the classic mascot […]

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Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo get up on stage at The Game Awards

The leaders of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo got up on stage together for the first time in a long time at tonight at The Game Awards. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox at Microsoft; Reggie Fils-Amie of Nintendo of America; and Shawn Layden of Sony PlayStation came out together onstage to kick off the big show. […]

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The Stanley Parable is coming to the consoles

The Stanley Parable, a maddening game with a funny narrator, is coming to the game consoles. The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe is coming in 2019. The announcement was made at The Game Awards. The game is a sequel to The Stanley Parable, a hilarious game from 2013. The Stanley Parable earned critical acclaim in 2013. It […]

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Watch The Game Awards right here

The Game Awards streams live tonight on nearly every platform you can imagine, but you can watch the show by clicking play on the YouTube video above. If you don’t like YouTube, I’ll list some alternatives for you below. Games like God of War and Celeste have a big chance to take home some hardware […]

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The Game Awards: Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War show power of long development cycles

The Game Awards released its nominations today for the best games of 2018 in advance of its December 6 show. Sony Santa Monica’s God of War and Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 led with eight nominations each. Both games are nominated for Game of the Year, alongside four other titles: Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (four nominations), […]

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