Nintendo, Sony, And Microsoft Executives Appear On Stage Together At Game Awards

"We've never seen a challenge that you can't defeat."

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In a rare moment of cross-company unity, executives for all three major console manufacturers--Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony--appeared on stage together to kick off The Game Awards. The execs were Phil Spencer, Reggie Fils-Aime, and Shawn Layden, respectively. The three gave a brief shared speech about the importance of coming together to celebrate the medium, which you can read in full below.

The Game Awards hosted its array of accolades, as well as several new announcements for all three consoles. Check out the list of award-winners and all the news out of the show.

Layden: Tonight at The Game Awards, we come together as a community to celebrate video games--the most compelling and immersive form of entertainment in the world.

Spencer: As an industry we are most powerful when we come together united by our common love of the art form of games.

Fils-Aime: We join with the viewers and gamers around the globe to celebrate creativity, innovation, and the role that video games play in popular culture.

Spencer: Together we will continue to invite new voices, creators, and players into our worlds, because when everybody plays, we all win.

Layden: Because when we see the strength of the united gaming community, we remember that we've never seen a challenge that you can't defeat.

Fils-Aime: We're united in our commitment to leading and pushing this industry forward with new games, new experiences, and new ways for everyone to play.

Spencer: Good luck to all the nominees.

Layden: And congratulations to all the winners.

Fils-Aime: And enjoy the game awards.

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Cool, maybe this is more indication of Cross Play coming. I wouldn't be surprised if it came to larger more popular games first, like Red Dead Online and GTAV.

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It's nice what they said, but we all know it couldn't be further from the truth. Sony, especially, has no interest in working with anybody to further the medium.

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Was it just me, or did it seem that Shawn was very uncomfortable up there.....

Phil seemed very "cocky" standing there

.........and Reggie seemed clueless as to what was going on up there


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@jasonlc3221: Phil always has that air about him. He seemed a little intoxicated later in the show. I like Phil, you seems pretty passionate about his brand.

Reggie always looks like he's surprised to be here, but he loves him some Nintendo.

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"A rising tide lifts all boats."

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Couldn't get Gaben to join them?

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@Thanatos2k: But he doesn't stand behind those principles.

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@R4gn4r0k: Yeah, he doesn't charge for online.

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Nice to see the figure heads of each brand up there to celebrate gaming’s achievements but gee did I think they were gonna’ announce something like cross-play between all systems or something.

Talk about a let down. Never know. They still have the rest of the show.