The Game Awards 2015 Date Confirmed

By   /   Nov 9, 2015
The Game Awards 2015

As we reach the end of the year it will soon be time for The Game Awards. Today we have the date that they will take place, as well as some other details about the show.

Confirmed on the New York Times the show will take place December 3, a the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Though the report describes the awards as the Oscars of the video games world, I’m not sure they have reached those heights just yet.

One thing that is interesting to read though is just how much Geoff Keighley put into the show, including using over $1 million of his own savings to help finance the whole show. He also notes the importance of The Game Awards now being online, and the changing way people are getting their content nowadays:

“They’re consuming all this content digitally anyway,” said Mr. Keighley. “A lot of traditional media companies are struggling to understand how to play in this audience.”

Interestingly about the “commercial” side of the awards, he had this to say:

“Some people say that makes the show too commercial and it should be purely about awards,” Mr. Keighley said. “I’ve found that, for this audience, you need to blend the two.”

Which in some ways is true, as the show is used to publicise some of the year’s biggest games, as well as ones that are heading to release in 2016. Whether we need any Doritos or Mountain Dew advertisements (or other similar promotions) is a different matter.

While the report in the New York Times is more focused on Keighley himself and the changing world of media it still makes for an interesting read on how The Game Awards came to be.

What are your thoughts on The Game Awards and how they have adapted over the years? Let us know your opinion on them below.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now

AMD Ryzen CPU

The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More