Whether you’re excited to see awkward hosts and game announcements or watch Red Dead Redemption 2 win every award ever, The Gaming Awards 2018 has something for everyone.
If you are in Australia, coverage of The Game Awards begins from 12:30pm AEDT on Friday, December 7.
You can also tune in on Twitter, Facebook, Steam, Playstation, Xbox Live, Mixer, IGN and Gamespot. Heck, if you feel like watching it on this webpage then you can do it right here on Techly through the YouTube or Twitch embeds below.
The Game Awards was created in 2014 by long-time journalist, host and video game programmer Geoff Keighley.
From its awkward beginnings, the event has grown to become gaming’s pre-eminent awards show.
While the awards are the main feature of the night, the show also incorporates entertainment, teasers and trailers for upcoming games.
And, of course, it has its fair share of cringe-worthy moments – from a grown man doing an on-stage sword-wielding ceremony to voice actor Josef Fares chanting “f*ck the Oscars”.
You won’t want to miss this year’s event, which is rumoured to include information on a new Far Cry game, another Fortnite in-game event and possibly even a Crash Tag Team Racing remaster.
The awards up for grabs on the night recognise everything – and everyone – that contributes to the creation of a video game.
From best performance to best audio design and art direction, it truly is a celebration of the multifaceted nature of gaming.
Will indie darling Celeste upset Red Dead Redemption 2 for Game of the Year? Will God of War get the recognition it deserves for its art direction? Will Rockstar have any room left on its table for alcohol after it wins every award in existence?
Here are the key awards that will be handed out during the ceremony alongside awards for individual game genres:
- Game of the Year
- Best Ongoing Game
- Best Game Direction
- Best Narrative
- Best Art Direction
- Best Score/Music
- Best Independent Game