The Game Awards 2020 |OT|

The Game Awards returns in 2020 in a virtual format! It will take place on December 10, hosted by Geoff Keighley. In addition to awards, new world premiers and game announcements will take place. I will update this thread as more information becomes available regarding the Game Awards this year.

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The nominees for the Game Awards have been revealed, here is the link to them:

Nominees

Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Score/Music

  • DOOM Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Audio Design

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part II
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part II
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Peter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games for Impact

  • If found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • Through the Darkest of Times

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Call of Duty Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Independent Game

  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Hades
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Valorant

Best VR/AR Game

  • Dreams
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • HyperDot
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action Game

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Role Playing Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting Game

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [cl-r]

Best Family Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Simulation/Strategy Game

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Desperados III
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM Chimera Squad

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • DIRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Valorant

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • NICKMERCS
  • TimTheTatman
  • Valkyrae

Best Debut Game

  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Röki
  • Phasmophobia

Best eSports Athlete

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
  • Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut

Best eSports Coach

  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Dae-hee “Crusty” Park
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-min
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussier

Best eSports Event

  • Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best eSports Game

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

Best eSports Host

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden

Best eSports Team

  • Damwon Gaming
  • Dallas Empire
  • G2 Esports
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Secret

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Halo: Infinite
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • God of War Sequel
  • Resident Evil Village
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
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The same 5-6 games dominate almost every category. Very boring but predictable nominations. Those games are good though so don’t get me wrong.

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Ghost of Tsushima over Ori? The darkest timeline

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Like I expected, the Last of Us Part II kinda dominated, just like Death Stranding last year. Very surprised at Hades getting so many nominations.

Man, extremely gutted to not see Ori in the GOTY Nominations. It was my personal favorite this year and easily Xbox’s best game in a while.

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It deserves to be there much more than Ghosts. Awards aren’t the be all end all anyways. I kinda despise them all but I still find myself invested anyways. It’s a horrible cycle lol!

How are these games nominated?

Interesting to see both Miles Morales and AC: Vahalla nominated for anything, considering they’ve both been out for a week.

Or was it a given they would be?

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The cutoff date was November 20, which is why those games were eligible. They are nominated by a panel of judges.

Yet Demon’s Souls which deserves a visual direction and action nod isn’t. It’s weird

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Disgusting. Really puts you off gaming in general. It would be like superhero movies winning the Oscars every year.

The problem for me is that it actually matters because companies tend to chase awards so they will gravitate towards these type of games. So we send up with less Ori and more GoT.

This is not even to mention to the obvious platform and developer bias.

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So Among Us was nominated but not for GotY? How out of touch.

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I suspect GoT took Cyberpunk 2077 place seeing as that was supposed to be out this week. But even that getting a nomination would have been shoddy.

Hades! Hades! Hades!

Microsoft/Xbox Game Studios released 9 original titles in 2020 (for now), and 7 of them received at least one nomination.

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 3
  • Gears Tactics - 1
  • Grounded - 1
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator - 1
  • Minecraft Dungeons - 1
  • Tell Me Why - 1
  • Wasteland 3 - 1

I didn’t look closely, but Xbox Game Studios is, probably, the publisher with more games nominated than any other this year.

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TGA is nothing but holiday marketing PR. Until Keighley moves the show to February and includes the entire calendar year, I will never take these awards seriously. Love how Jedi Fallen Order is missing despite the fact that Keighley said it would be nominated this year. Gee, I wonder if Cyberpunk 2077 will get fucked over next year??? Yeah, I think it is. SMH.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order did get a nomination for the best action-adventure game, but that’s it.

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Jedi Fallen Order got nom for Action Adventure. That was it. It was also the second best selli g game of last year and tons of people loved it. Weird.

I honestly don’t think its GOTY worthy, but oftentimes the nominees don’t align with my tastes anyways so :man_shrugging:

That’s a joke. Come on. Only one? Great game and in a weak 2019, probably would have won. SMH.

Considering 2019 was weak, it’s definitely a GOTY contender last year. May not win but it’s an easy contender. My issue is that TGA is nothing more than PR marketing sales bullshit. Plus so many awards are either off-camera, on the pre-show or just listed. It’s sad. UGH.

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Sony’s who MO is to appeal to the Marvel crowd, which is why shallow shiny games like God of War get so much praise.