Moves like the Game Awards’ new portable announcement make us want more. It takes two to make the awesome.
There are multiple ways to get your hands on the Game Awards’ award-winning titles and this year, the annual celebration of the year’s best games announced a couple of interesting new features. The award show still goes down as usual (Tuesday, December 4, 2018) on the PlayStation Network. But the event now follows the long-standing tradition of revealing some of the year’s winners on PC (can’t hurt!) as well as this year being the first time it can be streamed live on YouTube’s platform.
The Game Awards has always delivered on top prizes, but this year’s announcement of the globe-spanning event has reinvigorated gamers for the time being. Its hybrid format, mixed with its release date later in the year, keep it relevant and exciting for those of us who love video games. And, while the announcement of two independent nominees technically earned it some criticism from fans, we can also expect to see a lot of big names announced this year, like “Fortnite,” “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4,” “God of War,” “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Eidos Montreal’s “Spider-Man,” “Halo 6,” “Project Cars 2,” “The Elder Scrolls VI,” “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey,” “Red Dead Redemption 2,” “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,” “Uncharted 5: The Lost Legacy,” “Shenmue 3,” “Marseille” and more.
But, given the history of the Best Game of the Year awards at the Game Awards, a completely new trophy is required. After a season of Amazon TV series, will we see the “Game of Thrones”-inspired Game of Thrones at the event? Not exactly, but some Game of Thrones-influenced winners are probably in store. After all, the seven kingdoms make up the show’s theme of togetherness, and the Seven Kingdoms champion unity, so there’s no reason not to know which ones will be fighting for the top spot.
How can gamers support this year’s winners? While the Game Awards is a worldwide event, American audiences are guaranteed to see multiple winners in 2018 (it’s already happened, as “God of War” won Best Franchise, too). How can those of us in the U.S. get our hands on the winners? There are different ways to support your favorites, but we put together our personal list of the Best Games of the Year in USA, which might help you decide how to vote.
Eligible games may be chosen based on editorial coverage, purchase or public voting, and personal recommendations. You can help the fans decide some of the best video games of the year, and maybe select your own choice for the Best Game of the Year, too. Check out our long list of eligible titles, as well as the rules to get started right here. If you live in the UK, we’ll use that information to help you out, too.
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