The Video Game Awards Coming December 5

by Andrew Reiner on Nov 10, 2014 at 08:22 AM

December's annual video award show is changing again, dawning the new identity of an independent production called "The Game Awards 2014." Holding true to this show's history, The Game Awards honors 2014's best games, pays tribute to the interactive medium, and gives a brief look into games on the horizon.

Held in Las Vegas' AXIS Theater on December 5, The Game Awards is open to the public, and will be streamed on most game consoles and sites, including Game Informer. Tickets to the event can be purchased tomorrow through TicketMaster.

The show boasts an impressive advisory board, including Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, Kojima Productions director Hideo Kojima, head of Xbox Phil Spencer, and Ubisoft co-founder and CEO Yves Guillemot. Valve, Rockstar Games, and other companies are also on the board.

"The Game Awards 2014 will celebrate our collective love of games and the passion we all hold in our hearts for this incredible entertainment medium," says Geoff Keighley, producer of The Game Awards 2014. "Gaming has never been stronger, and this year we will recognize the fastest-selling launch year in history for new game consoles, the rise of eSports and mobile gaming around the globe, and preview the games that will make 2015 the biggest year yet."


Our Take
A new take on the awards is needed after last year's underwhelming VGX show. Here's hoping the advisory board can lead this show in the right direction, and avoid enlisting Hollywood hosting talents that clearly have no interest in being a part of the show.