Popular games go head to head in the Game Awards

The annual Game Awards show, which is known for showcasing the best designs and personalities within the game industry, will take place on Dec. 7 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Watch it live on your phone, TV or computer. The Game Awards is one of the widest distributed digital events on the planet filmed in 4K resolution. The show is free and available on all major digital, gaming and social platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Live, Steam, PlayStation and Xbox stores, as well as a Snapchat live story.

As one of the biggest nights in in the video game industry, The Game Awards will celebrate 2017’s best games, eSport moments, and members of the gaming community.

There will be special musical performances from The Game Awards orchestra and Phoenix the band. The show will also unveil world premieres of exclusive games coming in 2018, new game announcements, as well as recognizing eSport champions, digital influencers and Hollywood names.

The Game Awards will split up the 102 games and gaming individuals into 29 different categories that include: best narrative, best art direction, best audio design, best sports/racing game, best multiplayer, trending gamer, best eSports player, best eSports game, and best strategy game to name a few.

The coveted and most anticipated award is game of the year. The 2016 game of the year winner “Overwatch” is a team-based multiplayer game where players work together to secure and defend control points on a map. “Overwatch” has also been nominated for 2017’s best ongoing game and best eSports game.

This year’s game of the year nominees are: “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” “Super Mario Odyssey,” “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds,” “Persona 5” and “Horizon Zero Dawn.”

To vote, go to thegameawards.com awards page to select your choices for each category. Fans can also vote for select categories via Twitter direct message and Facebook Messenger.

The Game Awards will take place Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. MST.



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