Watch the Game Awards 2015 With Mike! [Done!]

Watch the Game Awards 2015 With Mike! [Done!]

Mike will be watching the Game Awards. Join him to witness Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, and Bloodborne win everything (probably).

The 2015 Game Awards are here. Tonight at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, we'll not only see this year's biggest games being honored, but we'll probably also get some new game reveals. The latter part is why I'm watching. Join me, when the show kicks off at 9p ET / 6p PT.

As the awards are given out and the reveals happen, I'll be updating this post with all the information.

The first announced game is the Game Awards isn't even an announcement. Instead, it's a trailer for Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, from Dim Bulb Games. The new studio was started by Gone Home and Bioshock 2 programmer Johnnemann Nordhagen. The game is an "American road story", looking to capture the feeling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, or Jack Kerouac’s On the Road.

Then there was an announcement of Rise of the Tomb Raider's first DLC, Baba Yaga: Temple of the Witch. The DLC is coming January 2016.

There have been a few trailers that have covered games already announced that I'm not listing here because either they're showing old footage or the developer hasn't released a trailer yet. That includes Kung Fury: Street Rage and Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, so far. As I find trailers, I'll add them here.

Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog showed off a new character in a trailer for Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. The character is Nadine Ross, played by Laura Bailey.

Ubisoft showed off a new trailer for Far Cry Primal. The hook this time, other than the setting, is that Takkar can tame beasts in order to help him fight and survive.

A surprising announcement was that Telltale Games is doing a noir-themed Batman game, with a planned release sometime in 2016. This is odd, because Telltale is already working with Marvel on some unnanounced title.

Double Fine announced Psychonauts 2! The game will be crowd-funded on the new Fig platform apparently.

Quantum Break got a new trailer and a final release date: April 5, 2016.

Epic Games has remastered Shadow Complex for PC and you can download the game for free during December. The game will be coming early next year for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Rocket League is finally coming to Xbox One in February 2016. Along for the ride at new cars inspired by Gears of War and Halo.

Not game-related, but show host Geoff Keighley is throwing hot shade towards Konami. Apparently, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima wanted to attend the awards show, given that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won Best Action/Adventure Game, but he was told by Konami's legal department that he could not attend and accept the award.

Telltale Games gets another world premiere with a trailer for The Walking Dead: Michonne, a three episode adventure coming in February 2016.

The full list of nominees is below (winners will be in bold):

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • CD Projekt Red
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge
  • Her Story
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft Go
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Narrative

  • Her Story
  • Life is Strange
  • Tales From the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Until Dawn

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4 (In on Zur)
  • Halo 5: Guardians (Kazuma Jinnouchi)
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, Daniel James)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Gareth Coker)
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Percival)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Game for Impact

  • Cibele
  • Her Story
  • Life is Strange
  • Sunset
  • Undertale

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Splatoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Rise of Incarnates
  • Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • NBA 2K16
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • No Man's Sky
  • Quantum Break
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

eSports Player of the Year

  • Kenny "KennyS" Schrub (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Team EnVyUs)
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok (League of Legends/SK Telecom T1)
  • Olof "olofmeister" Kajbjer (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Fnatic)
  • Peter "ppd" Dager (Dota 2/Evil Geniuses)
  • Syed Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan (Dota 2/Evil Geniuses)

eSports Team of the Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Optic Gaming
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

Trending Gamer

  • Total Biscuit
  • Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles
  • Greg Miller
  • Markiplier
  • PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

  • GTA 5 - Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
  • Real GTA (Corridor Digital)
  • Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios)
  • Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78 / theycallmeshaky)
  • Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)

Industry Icons

  • Louis Castle and Brett Sperry, co-founders of Westwood Studios

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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