The VGAs are dead long live the 2014 Game Awards

first_imgFor years, Spike TV’s Video Game Awards show was — seemingly — universally hated by gamers. Sure, having your once-niche (though now hugely popular) hobby featured on a popular television network during primetime sounds great, but many felt the treatment of the industry was laughable and insulting. Though the VGAs (officially rebranded as the VGXs) has run for a decade, the best critique always seemed to be that, hey, at least it’s trying. VGA host Geoff Keighley has announced what he hopes to be the VGA’s replacement, the similarly named The Game Awards.Keighley revealed the new show earlier today, as well as big-name industry figures that are presiding over the awards. President and COO of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime sits on the board of advisory members, as will Hideo Kojima, CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot, Sony Computer Entertainment of America CEO Shawn Layden, Electronic Arts COO Peter Moore, Xbox head Phil Spencer, and more.Like the VGAs, the show will feature the titular awards, as well as game premieres and announcements, but will also feature eSports awards. Unlike the VGAs, the show won’t be aired on television, but will instead be livestreamed on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, the Nintendo Network, and Steam.The Game Awards 2014 will begin on December 5 at 9PM EST, taking place at the Axis Theater in Las Vegas, and streaming to the comfort of your own living room thanks tot he magic of the internet.last_img

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