New Video Game Awards Show Announced

The Game Awards 2014 will be held in Las Vegas the weekend of the PlayStation Experience early next month.

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A new video game awards show, The Game Awards 2014, was announced today, and it seems like it could be a big deal. The event has the backing of platform-holders Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, as well as major third-party publishers including Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Rockstar Games, and Ubisoft.

The Game Awards 2014 will take place on Friday, December 5 in Las Vegas--which is the night before Sony's PlayStation Experience community event, which will also be held in Sin City. The awards show is described as a "celebration" of gaming, and one where the industry will come together to extol the "cultural significance of the world's most dynamic form of entertainment."

The event will take place at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas, and tickets will go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster for $45 (including fees). However, you can buy tickets today using a special code provided by Xbox. This code is JAMESONLOCKE, a reference to Halo 5: Guardians.

If you can't attend The Game Awards 2014 in-person, the event will be streamed on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and PC. It sounds like something you'll want to watch, as the event promises awards, "world premiere announcements," musical performances, and "other surprises."

Per a story today from Variety, The Game Awards 2014 features an advisory board made up of executives from Nintendo, Ubisoft, Konami, PlayStation, Xbox, Electronic Arts, Warner Bros., Rockstar Games, and Valve.

The event is the brainchild of video game media veteran Geoff Keighley, who was also the producer of the Spike Video Game Awards, which were later rebranded VGX. Organizers of that show have not yet announced details for an awards show this year, though the event is historically held in December.

Another video game awards show, the D.I.C.E. Awards, will be held in February 2015.

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tendoboy1984

Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has an official awards show called DICE, it's the industry's equivalent of the Academy Awards, Emmys, and Grammys.

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benleslie5

Nice choice on Bravely Default being on the list, guessing we can vote too?

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SciencePunk73

So let's just arbitrarily give ourselves awards in 4 weeks because we deserve it.

Not watching.

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CraZkid37

The VGX really didn't go over too well, I have a feeling that's being replaced by this then.

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Sounded good until...

"The event is the brainchild of video game media veteran Geoff Keighley"

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Daian

Well it's better than that atrocity from last year called VGX.

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BobaFatt

Sweet, if there's one thing that's been missing, it's another "Let's see who can throw the most money at the gaming media" contest. Can't wait for the articles about who threw the best after-parties and how they compared to the ones thrown at E3.

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codeman101360

Man I can't wait to watch this while munching on some delicious Doritos® and Mtn Dew® Game Fuel®.

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Mkeegs79

I am stoked for the show. I am excited what games will be unveiled :)

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Deadlysyns87

<< LINK REMOVED >> That was the only good thing about Video game awards.

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KevJumbaify

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KevJumbaify

Guys the awards are still going to be picked by journalists. Geoff confirmed on Twitter.

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jcwainc

dude please bring back joel mchale he was the high light of last years bomb of an award program. him not giving a f%&k and getting paid for it as well as making fun of the award program. i have never seen Geoff Keighley so off his game that night

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hobotech64

Mountain Dewty and Doritofall are so obviously going to win.

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CrimsonBrute

<< LINK REMOVED >> The Dorito Pope won't have it any other way.

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DaRq_MiNoS

So is this the new VGX? Hopefully we can get some big game announcements there?

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KevJumbaify

No its different. Did you not read the article at all? It has nothing to do with spike and viacome. Whatever their name is

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Yellowsanchez

dont make this awards show similar in quality to lets say the mtv awards

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kujel

These things are always rigged making them pointless.

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Zloth2

<< LINK REMOVED >> That's a pretty huge list of game companies. Which ones get to rig the system? I guess I'm supposed to believe the other companies backing it are just too dumb to realize what you've managed to figure out?

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padako

good. spike Game Awards were so bad last year. we deserve better than that crap.

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Behardy24

Hopefully this will be great.

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Legend002

Brought to you by MTNDew and Doritos.

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kujel

Sad but true :(

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uninspiredcup

Also known as "Cringe Tv"

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JDWolfie

I thought this article was mentioning the Spike VGA Awards. I guess I'll watch this too on Xbox Live but I love watching the VGA because of the absolute trainwreck that it is now. It actually used to be an OK show.

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KevJumbaify

Their will be no vgas at all. Spike is done

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FoodRules

Was excited until I read the Geoff Keighley part.

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Too-DementeD

<< LINK REMOVED >> Why? Got something against Mountain Dew and Doritos?

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FoodRules

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You see the news about them making a Doritos flavoured version of Mountain Dew?

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Echo0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> You're kidding right?

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FoodRules

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Oh how I wish I were.....Just Google "Dewritos"

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Echo0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Welp, there goes my appetite. I think I'll skip lunch now.

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FoodRules

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Or just have a big glass of Dewritos? Two birds one stone....

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Too-DementeD

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> WOW. PUSHING THE ENVELOPE.

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Too-DementeD

Hope it's streamed on Steam like VGX last year, that was awesome.

Edit: The fact it was streamed on steam was awesome... the VGX awards, not so much.

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GameofTrolls

GOTY goes to Fighting Ebola !

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GameofTrolls

A GOTY (Bayonetta 2) that isn't even selling and nintendo's 7 million owners are not even buying the best game ever made. +100 nintendo fanatics on gamespot bought 3 copies each of the game. They are so desperate to make it a hit because horrible games like watch dogs and destiny have sold over 10 million copies each.


PC MASTER RACE !
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RicanV

Hopefully that last host from the show Community has zero involvement.

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Too-DementeD

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, he looked like he didn't want to be there at all.