Watch The Game Awards 2016 Live Stream

1 December 2016
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Watch The Game Awards 2016 Live Stream here. The global livestream air on December 1, from Los Angeles today, starting at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT / 1:30 AM GMT with a pre-show; Honoring the video game industry’s best games and players.

You can watch the 4K The Game Awards 2016 livestream here as well:

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  • Watch it live to see a celebration of the best games of 2016, and a preview of what’s to come in 2017 and beyond.

    Produced by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards 2016 will unite game industry creators, influencers and eSports champions for a night of awards, exclusive game premieres, and major music performances.

    Big world premieres like Mass Effect: Andromeda and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, including an exclusive new look at the Assassin’s Creed movie and the Movie VR Experience, plus appearances by Michael Phelps, honoring Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima with its highest honor the Industry Icon Award, and performances by Run the Jewels, the soundtrack of Doom, and Rae Sremmurd.

    The following games, teams and individuals have been nominated for creative and technical excellence at The Game Awards 2016.

    GAME OF THE YEAR

    For a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

    Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    BEST GAME DIRECTION

    Recognizing a game studio for outstanding creative vision, game direction and design.

    Blizzard Entertainment (for Overwatch)
    EA DICE (for Battlefield 1)
    id Software (for Doom)
    Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
    Respawn Entertainment (for Titanfall 2)

    BEST NARRATIVE

    For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
    Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    BEST ART DIRECTION

    For outstanding creative and technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

    Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

    For outstanding audio, inclusive of score, original song, licensed soundtrack and sound design.

    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
    Thumper (Drool)

    BEST PERFORMANCE

    Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

    Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
    Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
    Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Rich Sommer as Henry, Firewatch
    Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

    GAMES FOR IMPACT

    Honoring exemplary games that take on real-world issues and advocate for social change.

    1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Ink Stories)
    Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
    Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
    Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)
    That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

    For outstanding achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
    Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
    Inside (Playdead)
    Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
    The Witness (Thekla Inc.)

    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD

    For the best game playable on mobile phones and dedicated gaming handhelds.

    Clash Royale (Supercell)
    Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
    Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
    Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

    BEST VR GAME

    For the best game experience playable in virtual reality.

    Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    Eve: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
    Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
    Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
    Thumper (Drool)

    BEST ACTION GAME

    For the best game experience focused around first or third person combat.

    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

    For the best game experience that combines combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

    Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
    Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
    Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
    Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

    BEST RPG

    The best game designed for rich player character customization and progression, both offline and online, including massively multiplayer.

    Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

    BEST FIGHTING GAME

    For a game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

    Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    The King of Fighters 14 (SNK/Atlus USA)
    Pokkén Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokémon Co. International)
    Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

    BEST STRATEGY GAME

    Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy.

    Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
    Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
    The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
    Total War: Warhammer (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

    BEST FAMILY GAME

    Best game for family play, including toys-to-life, rhythm/music/dance, and other genres.

    Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
    Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Skylanders Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

    BEST SPORTS/RACING

    For traditional and non-traditional sports and racing games.

    FIFA 17 (EA Vancouver/Electronic Arts)
    Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
    MLB The Show 16 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
    Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

    BEST MULTIPLAYER

    For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences.

    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
    Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
    Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

    An upcoming game that has shown significant ambition and promise in moving the gaming medium forward.

    God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
    Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios/Rockstar Games)
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

    TRENDING GAMER

    For a notable influencer, online streamer or media personality in 2016.

    AngryJoeShow
    Boogie2988
    Danny O’Dwyer
    JackSepticEye
    Lirik

    BEST FAN CREATION

    For fan-created content, such as mods, fan films, and other player content.

    Project A2MR
    Pokémon Uranium
    Brutal Doom 64
    Enderal: The Shards of Order

    BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

    The esports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2016, irrespective of game.

    Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
    Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    ByuN – Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
    Infiltrator – Lee Seon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter 5)
    Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

    BEST ESPORTS TEAM

    The esports team or organization judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2016, irrespective of game.

    SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
    Wings Gaming (Dota 2)
    SK Gaming
    ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
    Cloud 9

    BEST ESPORTS GAME

    The esports game that has shown creative and technical excellence in 2016 with the best gameplay, community support and content updates.

    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
    Dota 2 (Valve)
    League of Legends (Riot Games)
    Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

    The Game Awards this year is said to be the largest distributed digital event in history! Outside of the Youtube stream embedded above, there will also be a Twitch stream and many more…

    The Game Awards 2016 will air live across a multitude of platforms and gaming services on December 1st. Tune in to watch the show on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam and many other services, including live in VR with Next VR, live in China with Tencent, and highlight in a Snapchat Live Story.
    The show will be available to watch live globally across all desktop, mobile and console devices.

    The Game Awards is backed by an advisory board that includes:

    Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), Electronic Arts (Peter Moore, COO), Hideo Kojima, Microsoft Xbox (Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Computer Entertainment America (Shawn Layden, CEO), Telltale Games (Steve Allison, SVP Publishing), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).

    Last year was way better than the horrifying previous incarnations of the show. Will you be watching this year?

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    Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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