The Game Awards 2020

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The Game Awards live stream was more popular than ever this year

The industry event continues to draw a bigger and bigger audienceGeoff Keighley’s The Game Awards attracted more viewers than ever this year.The event – which took place on Thursday, December 10 – reached a record 83 million people, an increase of 84% on the 45.2 million people that tuned in to watch the show in 2019.The Game Awards saw a peak of 8.3 million concurrent viewers, too. This is in part because the event was streamed across 40 different services around the world, gaining a significant international audience in the likes of  China, India, Japan, Russia, South East Asia, South…

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Bicycle adventure Season looks like a lovely mystery

The folks of Scavengers Studio behind snowy last survivor standing game Darwin Project have announced something quite different as their next project. Season is a bicycle adventure through a world not quite like ours facing some great collapse, as revealed during a lovely-looking trailer during last night’s The Game Awards show. (more…)

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Dragon battle game Century: Age of Ashes launches in Early Access in February

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 11 December 2020 18:13 GMT Coming in hot! Developer Playwing is releasing its upcoming dragon battle title Century: Age of Ashes into Steam Early Access early next year.The studio has revealed that the game will be launched on the platform in February. The title will also be coming to both the Microsoft Store and Epic Games Store at some point, too. Century: Age of Ashes was revealed at The Game Awards last night.The game sees teams of players dogfighting on fire-breathing dragons. There are three modes; Carnage is a team deathmatch type affair, while Survival is…

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Why some of the team behind Dead Space are returning to sci-fi horror with The Callisto Protocol

We talk about pushing the genre forward, life after triple-A and whether the death of single-player games has been overstated.The Callisto Protocol isn’t the game that many of us were expecting from Striking Distance, but it’s not exactly a surprise.The studio was founded last year by Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds maker PUBG Corp with Visceral and Sledgehammer vet Glen Schofield at the helm. The outfit said that it was working on an “original narrative experience” set in the same world as the company’s battle royale hit.So it was a bit of a shock when the trailer for its debut project – sci-fi…

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We Are OFK is an episodic game series about a virtual band

One of the best things about The Game Awards last night was its musical interludes. It was nice to break up all those game trailers with some beats to jam out to. It turns out we’ll be hearing a little more from one of the bands that performed in their own game next year, too. We Are OFK is an upcoming interactive series starring OFK, a virtual pop band working on their very first EP. (more…)

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Shadow Warrior devs go vampire-hunting in Evil West

Flying Wild Hog, the studio behind the splendid Shadow Warrior reboot, tonight announced a brand new game of their own: Evil West. It’s about vampire-hunting cowboys armed with your traditional wild west guns and, ah, giant mechanical fists full of Swiss army murderknife attachments. Here, check out the announcment trailer’s rude ‘tude. (more…)

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Flying Wild Hog’s Evil West has you fighting vampires on the American frontier

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 11 December 2020 04:11 GMT Focus Home Interactive announced Flying Wild Hog’s upcoming game, Evil West, during The Game Awards this evening.Evil West is in development for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.In the game, a “dark menace” has descended upon the American frontier.As one of the last agents in a top-secret vampire-hunting institute, you are charged with eradicating the vampire threat and saving the country.You can expect “visceral, explosive combat,” as you “unleash hell with your firearms, lightning-fueled gauntlet and gadgets.”It can be played solo or in co-op with a friend in…

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New Among Us map is set on an airship

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 11 December 2020 03:16 GMT Among Us has shown off its new map tonight.Moments ago at tonight’s The Game Awards 2020 ceremony, Among Us developer, Innersloth, brought a trailer for the game’s new map. We actually got a first teaser of this last month, but this the longer version of the trailer.The map is indeed set on a new ship, which does feature a couple of new objectives, such as the WiFi box for data uploading.The Airship is a spaceship full of tasks, the ability to start off in different rooms, vents, puzzles and an emergency…

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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide sure looks like Vermintide in 40K

After turning the fantasy part of Warhammer into a fine Left 4 Dead-style cooperative shooter in Vermintide, developers Fatshark are now turning to the grim dark future of humanity. Today they released the first “gameplay trailer” for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, which really does look like Vermintide but in 40K – and that’s no bad thing. Come see for yourself in the trailer below. (more…)

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Sephiroth announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By Dom Peppiatt, Friday, 11 December 2020 00:11 GMT Nintendo has lived up to its promise and revealed a brand new Smash character at The Game Awards today.Sakurai and Nintendo have shown off Sephiroth at the annual event, and the newly unveiled fighter will be the third character to join the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster as part of Fighter Pass Vol. 2. He will arrive this month.It’s become something of a trend for Nintendo, announcing fighters at The Game Awards – it’s the same place the company opted to unveil Joker from Persona 5 way back in 2018.You can take…

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The Game Awards will include announcements for games you can play immediately

Winterly trophy-slinging event The Game Awards, like Geoff Keighley’s E3 replacement event over the summer, is once again a full on digital festival. Mostly that means you can buy games on sale and play demos for games that you might want to buy while you watch trailers and announcements for games you’ll buy years from now. Oh, and the awards. They do schedule awards breaks between the commercials. The sale begins today, but they say that there will be even more playable games announced during the show tomorrow night. (more…)

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Gal Gadot, Troy Baker, Brie Larson and more announced as presenters at The Game Awards

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 5 December 2020 11:59 GMT It’s turning into a who’s who of geekdom at The Game Awards.The Game Awards are set to air on Thursday, though their structure isn’t yet clear. The awards will have studios in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo as the show bounces from location to location.As is always the case, it looks like the ceremony is trying to acquire some celebrity guests to add prestige to proceedings. Tom Holland has already been announced to be presenting an award, with many expecting that this will lead to our first look at the Uncharted…

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Dragon Age 4 to reveal more at The Game Awards

Looks like we’re in store for some more Dragon Age 4, folks. BioWare have released some new short stories set in Thedas to celebrate Dragon Age Day and have also said that they’re planning a new Dragon Age-related reveal during The Game Awards on December 10th. (more…)

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We’ll see more of Dragon Age 4 at The Game Awards

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 4 December 2020 16:55 GMT BioWare has released four new short stories and pieces of artwork, too.Our next look of BioWare’s Dragon Age 4 will be at next week’s The Game Awards.That’s according to the developer, who revealed that we’ll be seeing more of the eagerly-anticipated fantasy RPG at the show, which is taking place on December 10.This comes alongside BioWare revealing four short stories, as well as accompanying pieces of art, that were written by the franchise’s narrative team. These will also apparently give an idea about what the future of the Dragon Age series…

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The Game Awards announces 2020 Game of the Year nominees

Winter is coming and so are The Game Awards. I’ve double-checked my calendar and, sure enough, the yearly awards show presented by Mr. Game Awards man Geoff Keighley is less than a month away. The nominees for every category have been announced, so it’s time to vote for your picks for everything from the ever-competitive “Game of the Year” on down to “Best Multiplayer” and “Best Esports Team”. Get your opinion hat on. (more…)