The Game Awards 2017: The Nominees, the Start Time, and Watch it Here in 4K

Here's all the info you need to get up to speed on The Game Awards 2017, including the start date and time, as well as all the announced nominees. Watch the livestream of the Game Awards 2017 right here and in 4K.

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The Game Awards 2017 are taking place near the beginning of December, handing out a litany of varied awards to both blockbuster and indie games alike. In this Game Awards 2017 guide, we've got all the info you need to enjoy the show from wherever you are on the globe, including streaming dates and times, as well as a complete list of all the nominees. Watch the Game Awards 2017 live stream in 4K right here.

The Game Awards 2017 Start Time and Date - Live Stream

As only a select few industry individuals are invited to The Game Awards 2017 in Los Angeles, California, the rest of us will have to watch the live show from either Twitch or YouTube, which will be taking place on December 7, 2017, right before the PlayStation Experience 2017 event.

Just below, you can find the complete global times for The Game Awards 2017. These are the times that the livestream for the show will begin at:

  • 5:30 pm PST
  • 8:30 pm EST
  • 1:30 am (Friday) GMT
  • 2:30 am (Friday) CEST
  • 9:30 am (Friday) JST

Unfortunately for regions that are to the east of North America, The Game Awards 2017 will be starting in the very early hours of December 8.

What new Games Will be Revealed at The Game Awards 2017?

We don’t yet know what new games will be revealed at The Game Awards 2017, but the announcements have been teased for some time now. Expect a couple of new games to be announced, along with trailers for games you’re already aware of. If previous years are anything to go by, don’t expect anything breathtaking, but we won’t know until the event itself reveals all.

Will Kojima Be At The Game Awards 2017?

It's become something of a running joke as to whether famed Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will turn up at The Game Awards every year. 2017 looks to be no different, with Geoff Keighley hinting in the tweet below that Kojima may well be making an appearance at the awards ceremony in December.

The Game Awards 2017 Nominees

The award nominees for the various categories in The Game Awards 2017 were drawn up by a total of 51 media outlets from around the globe (you can find the full list here), including your very own USgamer. Just below are the various award categories for The Game Awards 2017, including all the games that have been nominated in each category:

Game of the Year:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds
  • Persona 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Game Direction:

  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Narrative:

  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • NieR: Automata
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Art Direction:

  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Persona 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Score/Music:

  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • NieR: Automata
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Persona 5

Best Audio Design:

  • Destiny 2
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Performance:

  • Melina Juergens (Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice)
  • Laura Bailey (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy)
  • Claudia Black (Uncharted: The Lost Legacy)
  • Brian Bloom (Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus)
  • Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)

Games for Impact:

  • Please Knock on My Door
  • Night in the Woods
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Bury Me, My Love
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Best Ongoing Game:

  • Warframe
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto Online
  • Destiny 2
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Best Mobile Game:

  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Super Mario Run
  • Old Man's Journey
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Hidden Folks

Best Handheld Game:

  • Poochy and Yoshi's Wooly World
  • Monster Hunter Stories
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Ever Oasis
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Best VR/AR Game:

  • Superhot VR
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew
  • Lone Echo/Echo Arena
  • Farpoint
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Best Action Game:

  • Prey
  • Destiny 2
  • Nioh
  • Cuphead
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

Best Action/Adventure Game:

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Role-Playing Game:

  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • NieR: Automata
  • Persona 5

Best Fighting Game:

  • Tekken 7
  • Nidhogg 2
  • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
  • Injustice 2
  • Arms

Best Family Game:

  • Sonic Mania
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Strategy Game:

  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
  • Tooth and Tail
  • Total War: Warhammer 2
  • Halo Wars 2
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

Best Sports/Racing Game:

  • Project Cars 2
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
  • NBA 2K18
  • GT Sport
  • Forza Motorsport 7
  • FIFA 18

Best Multiplayer:

  • Fortnite
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Splatoon 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Destiny 2
  • Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Most Anticipated Game:

  • The Last of Us Part 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • God of War

Best Independent Game:

  • Pyre
  • Night in the Woods
  • Cuphead
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Best Student Game:

  • Meaning
  • Level Squared
  • Impulsion
  • Falling Sky
  • Hollowed
  • From Light

Trending Gamer:

  • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)
  • Mike Grzesiek (Shroud)
  • Guy Beahm (Dr. Disrespect)
  • Clint Lexa (Halfcoordinated)
  • Andrea Rene (What's Good Games)

Best Esports Game:

  • Rocket League
  • League of Legends
  • DOTA2
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Overwatch

Best Esports Player:

  • Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac
  • Marcelo ‘coldzera’ David
  • Lee sang-hyeok “Faker”

Best Esports Team:

  • Team Liquid
  • SK Telecom 1
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • FaZe Clan
  • Cloud9

Best Debut Indie Game:

  • Slime Rancher
  • Mr. Shifty
  • Hollow Knight
  • Golf Story
  • Cuphead

Best Chinese Game:

  • Monument Valley 2(《纪念碑谷2》)
  • jx3 HD(《剑网3》重制版
  • Gumballs(《不思议迷宫》)
  • ICEY(《艾希》)
  • King Of Glory(《王者荣耀》

Confirmed Games at The Game Awards 2017

Awards aren't the only things taking place at The Game Awards 2017 in LA, as we'll also be getting a closer look at some upcoming games from around the industry. We obviously know that Death Stranding will be shown off in some form, since Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro, and Norman Reedus will all be present at the ceremony, but what other games will be there?

For a start, we know that Metro Exodus, recently revealed at E3 2017 for the first time, will be shown off at The Game Awards 2017, thanks to the tweet below:

We also know that for the first time ever, gameplay for PUBG's Miramar 'desert map' will be shown off at the ceremony.

These are all the games that we know for certain will be at The Game Awards 2017, but keep an eye on this space, as we'll be updating it with any additional information that comes our way prior to the actual event.

These are all the nominees in the various categories for The Game Awards 2017. Should any new information about the awards ceremony be released online, we'll be sure to update this guide, so you've got the latest information about The Game Awards 2017 right here.

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  • Avatar for Flipsider99 #1 Flipsider99 3 months ago
    I always expect the worst choices from these sorts of awards shows. But to tell the truth, the nominations are pretty good this year. There's a lot of Nintendo representation between Mario and Zelda (absolutely deserved) and a fair amount of NieR and Persona 5 representation. Persona 5 is even in the running for GOTY which is nice! It won't win, Zelda will, but nice to see it there anyway.

    One thing that really annoys me is the over-representation of Horizon Zero Dawn, a decent open world game but nothing special, and certainly not deserving of any best of the year awards. I don't know why it's in seemingly every category, that's a little crazy.

    Also it's a huge omission for NieR to not be in the GOTY awards, I think a lot of people would agree it's is the best game of this year. I wouldn't mind Persona or Zelda winning though, as they are both incredible games in their own right.

    It's really strange that NieR is listed under "best RPG" and not "best action game." Especially as NieR IS the best action game, no question. But I'll give them a pass because they included Nioh in the best action category.

    "Games for Impact" continues to be a wierd category. May as well call that "most pretenious game."

    The single biggest omission here is the fantastic Gravity Rush 2. I expected it to be snubbed, but still it sucks. It should absolutely be in the "best art direction" category at least. It's art direction blows away the likes of Destiny and HZD. Unfortunate that this game was overshadowed, I guess it'll go down in history as a 2017 hidden gem.

    If Nintendo, Atlus, and Platinum wins a lot of awards, I'll have to give this show credit for getting things right for once!
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  • Avatar for CK20XX #2 CK20XX 3 months ago
    I don't think Sonic Mania has a chance in the only category it's entered into, but I'd really like to see it win an award anyway. It stands to benefit the most from such an acclaim.
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