The Game Awards 2021: All The Major Announcements and Highlights!

It’s that time of year again! The Game Awards 2021 airs on December 9th at 8PM ET / 5PM PT. Join us on this page to watch the full stream and check out the major highlights if you’re in a hurry. It is a three hour show, after all. Check out the full stream and our highlights below! Game Awards 2021 Full Event and Highlights During the preshow we saw a few announcements, but Telltale’s new game based on The Expanse was a nice surprise! Kena: Bridge of Spirits wins best Independent Game! Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga shows us a new gameplay reveal, and the graphics are absolutely stunning. This is the closest we’ve come to CGI that I can think of in recent memory. The gameplay looks similar, but this particular combat encounter is incredibly intense. Star Wars: Eclipse is the new game from Detroit: Become Human developers, Quantic Dream! They have a history of very interesting story-focused titles with lots of decisions to make, so this will be one to watch! A new Wonder Woman game is coming from Monolith, who brought us the Lord of The Rings: Shadow of War game. I could see that format working well here! Alan Wake II is finally official! It’s coming in 2023, and OH BOY AM I EXCITED! A new trailer for Horizon: Forbidden West showcases some excellent new biomes and gameplay, along with new enemy types. Sounds like we’re still on for February as well! Best Action Game award goes to Returnal! Now, if I can just get good enough to beat it… A new trailer for the Destiny 2 expansion, the Witch Queen, showed off some interesting stuff with the Hive. It’s out in February 2022. A new game from the creator of Silent Hill called Slitterhead was announced, with some truely crazy monster designs. Nightingale looks to be a new survival game from the new Inflexion Studios that looks like a steampunk type of setting but also within a network of fairytale worlds. The combination of the two styles is awesome and it comes to PC Early Access next year. Cuphead The Delicious Last Course finally has a date. June 30th, 2022. A new Sonic game is coming in 2022, and it looks to be inspired by Breath of the Wild? The trailer makes it seem open world. It’s called Sonic Frontiers and it comes holiday 2022. Best Art Direction goes to Deathloop! Best RPG goes to Tales of Arise! Best Score goes to Nier Replicant! Best Multiplayer Game goes to It Takes Two Best Narrative goes to Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy Tchia looks like an interesting action adventure game coming to PS4 and PS5 in 2022 New gameplay from Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League is sleek and colorful. Gives me Sunset Overdrive vibes, which is absolutely a compliment.It’s coming in 2022. A new trailer for Forspoken looks very good, and I’m a big fan of the modern day heroine getting transported to this fantasy … Read More

2021 Game Awards Nominees Announced! Did Your Favorites Make the Cut?

We’re less than a month away from the annual Game Awards, hosted by Geoff Keighly, and as part of the announcements leading up to the event on December 9th, a livestream today revealed the nominees for each category! Not only do we know the nominees, we’ve also been told that the actual event will include announcements that number in the “double digits,” which is always exciting. Let’s dive in and find out which games were nominated this year. See if your personal game of the year is one of the contenders! Nominees For The Game Awards 2021 Best Performance Erika Mori – Life is Strange: True Colors Giancarlo Esposito – Far Cry 6 Jason Kelley – Deathloop Maggie Robertson – Resident Evil Village Ozioma Akagha – Deathloop Best Multiplayer Back 4 Blood Knockout City Monster Hunter Rise New World It Takes Two Valheim Best Ongoing Game Apex Legends Call of Duty Warzone Final Fantasy XIV Online Genshin Impact Fortnite Best Art Direction Deathloop Kena Bridge of Spirits Psychonauts 2 Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart The Artful Escape Best Score and Music Cyberpunk 2077 Deathloop Nier Replicant Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy The Artful Escape Best Audio Design Deathloop Forza Horizon 5 Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart Resident Evil Village Returnal Innovation in Accessibility Far Cry 6 Forza Horizon 5 Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart The Vale: Shadow of the Crown Best Narrative Deathloop It Takes Two Life is Strange True Colors Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Psychonauts 2