The Game Awards – World Premieres Post & Thoughts

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards aims to be the new standard in Gaming Award Shows. Well, after tonight Geoff has my support. While it was rocky in a few areas, the awards went to those who deserved them, and premieres were well placed. Check out some of the bigger premieres below, and the winners will be updated soon!

My thoughts are in italics, not to be confused with the information provided! 

 

The Game Awards winners are:

  • Best performance: Trey Parker, South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Best online experience: Destiny
  • Best score: Destiny
  • Trending Gamer: Total Biscuit
  • Composition Award: Martin O’Donnell
  • Best mobile game: Hearthstone
  • Best fighting game: Smash Bros Wii U
  • Industry Icon: Roberta and Ken Williams
  • Developer of the year: Nintendo
  • Best eSports: Matthew ‘NaDeSHoT’ Haag
  • Best sports or racing game: Mario Kart 8
  • Best Remaster: GTA V
  • Best shooter: Far Cry 4
  • Game for change: Valiant Hearts
  • Best narrative: Valiant Hearts
  • Best action game: Shadow of Mordor
  • Best Indie Game: Shovel Knight
  • Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition

Mario Maker Trailer & New Styles, reconfirmed for 2014.

It’s interesting to note that Miyamoto has stated that Mario Maker may become a series if it is well received.

The title overall has piqued interest and if done well, could introduce many to creating games in the future. 

Metal Gear Online Announced, Packed with MGS V

After being teased endlessly, Metal Gear Online has been confirmed to be packed with MGS V.

The developers want feedback on what you want in MGO, which is a hopeful sign of what’s to come. The humor and gameplay look overall interesting and fun, which makes this MGS fan happy. 

Tacoma announced, new game from the developers of Gone Home

While much is unknown currently about this title, Fullbright has already shown an interesting look at what COULD be.

This is easily one of the more interesting things shown at The Game Awards to me. While we know practically nothing, I’m getting serious Bioshock vibes from the world we’re seeing. 

New Bloodborne trailer shown, even darker than Dark Souls!

This video showcases a new area in the game, culminating with a confrontation with the mysterious and fearsome hunter Gascoigne. It also demonstrates some of the expanded scope of multiplayer interactivity fans can expect.

I was never a huge fan of Dark Souls, but I’m interested in Bloodborne. Something about it has me curious, and I’ll more than likely fall victim to the darkness when it releases. 

Be the OG in the new Godzilla game, coming in 2015!

Bash your way through over 20 stages of mayhem. Explore Mission Mode, Diorama Mode, and King of Monsters Mode! Collect G-Energy in each stage to Power-Up your Godzilla up to 100 Meters tall! Your offensive and defensive prowess will increase with your size.  Godzilla will be available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 Game Systems in Summer 2015!

There are some great memories of Destroy all Monsters Melee on the GameCube, and I’m hoping that this game can bring some of them to the modern age. I know Josh will be happy to see this!

Code Name S.T.E.A.M Comes to Nintendo 3DS in March, includes online and local multiplayer!

The title was reconfirmed for March 13th, 2015. As well as this, new gameplay and multiplayer was shown!

This one has been on my radar, but I’m cautiously optimistic. I’m still not sure if I’ll enjoy the title or not, but I love the setting and story. 

New Kings Quest finally shown!

The new King’s Quest has been announced that The Odd Gentlemen will be taking control of the game, and what they’ve shown looks promising!

I’ve always loved the story and gameplay of King’s Quest, but the point and click genre has never been the easiest for me to get into. What they’ve shown looks super inviting to new players and old alike, which is nice. 

The Witcher 3 gets a new trailer, more story background.

The new Witcher 3 video also shows a new playable character!

This trailer made me go from zero to hype very, very fast. That’s all I can say. 

A New "No Man's Sky" trailer is shown, dreams are realized.

“We wanted to take you on a journey to demonstrate five ways you’ll travel through No Man’s Sky’s infinite worlds. From hearing a distress signal, we find ourselves spanning the galaxy. It’s just one story that you could find yourself writing as you play. There are so many more.”

While there still isn’t much gameplay shown, No Man’s Sky continues to hold my interest, if nothing else for just how pretty it looks. It really gives off the same exploration feeling that Minecraft does, which is a nice sign.

Nintendo shows off first gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Wii U

Showing off that the Sailcloth returns, ‘Epona’ is back, and that you can swin your sword and fire arrows while on horseback, the first look at Legend of Zelda’s gameplay holds a ton of secrets to find. Miyamoto and Aonuma were quite snarky as well, which is always welcome.