The Game Awards 2015

The Game Awards 2015 (#TheGameAwards)

The highly anticipated second annual The Game Awards 2015 aired tonight via Twitch and Youtube streams. Geoff Keighley who produced and hosted the show from the staples center in Los Angeles, California. The night was filled with well-deserved hype with who would win the big award Game of the Year in addition to multiple sneak peaks.

Geoff promised ten world premieres in addition to gameplay footage and he delivered. Here is the list of video games that some of us may have seen for the first time… and others, which were a shock.

·       The Walking Dead: Michonne

·       Psychonatus 2

·       New Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn

·       Far Cry Primal

·       Oculus Rift/Rock Band VR

·       Shadow Complex

·       Star Citizen

·       Rocket League

·       New Quantum Break

·       Uncharted 4

During the show Geoff announced a classy and well deserved short tribute to the late Satoru Iwata (Nintendo Chief Executive) who passed away July 11th, 2015. It was in fact a tragic loss for the gaming community and we all understand how important he was to each and every one of us.

There were a few upsets that fans were not expecting such as Greg Miller beating PewDiePie, Total Biscuit, Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles, and Markiplier for Trending Gamer.

Overall The Game Awards 2015 was a success. Shaquille O’neal and Conan O’Brien both made guest appearances during the show with wity humor. Glashow electronic pop trio CHVRCHES, Stefanie Joosten, and deadmu5 all put on spectacular performances throughout the show (even gaining some new fans at the end). As the show ended, we all understand how much of a family community the gaming world is. All of the hard work and dedication that developers, creators, engineers, and players put in on a daily basis for the sake of pure happiness is well appreciated across the board.

Below are all of the categories and winners of this year!

Awards List

Game of the Year

The Witcher 3

Developer of the Year

CD Project Red

Best Independent Game

Rocket League

Best mobile/handheld game

Lara Croft Go

Best Narrative

Her Story

Best Art Direction

Ori and the Blind Forest

Best Score/Soundtrack

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Performance

Viva Seifer (Her Story)

Best Game for Change

Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)

Best Shooter

Splatoon

Best Action/Adventure Game

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Role-Playing Game

The Witcher 3

Best Fighting Fame

Mortal Kombat X

Best Family Game

Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game

Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

No Man’s Sky

esports Team of the Year

OpTicGaming

esports Game of the Year

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Trending Gamer

Greg Miller

Best Fan Creation