The Spike Video Game Awards are Re-Rebranded to The Game Awards

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It’s kind of funny when the self-imposed video game awards, hosted by Spike, have been rebranded twice already.

The original incarnation was called the Video Game Awards, which changed to the VGX, and now it’s being rebranded to simply The Game Awards, confirmed host Geoff Keighley.

The big boys of the industry are set to be there, including Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Valve. The actual event is going down on December 5th and it will be streamed across PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Steam and a multitude of other platforms.

The advisory board for The Game Awards include:

  • Hideo Kojima (Kojima Productions president)
  • Martin Tremblay (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president) – “It’s been an amazing year in games and we’re excited to celebrate the industry’s achievements at The Game Awards alongside friends, colleagues and fans around the world.”
  • Peter Moore (Electronic Arts COO) – “Electronic Arts has long championed the way gaming brings together players with the talented teams behind the world’s greatest video games, and this event will be an exciting new opportunity to do just that. We look forward to supporting The Game Awards alongside our friends in the industry.”
  • Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox) – “Xbox is proud to be a part of The Game Awards and to celebrate the creative and innovative work that happens across the gaming industry all year long. I am pleased Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners around the world will be able to watch the entire program through Xbox Live.”
  • Reggie Fils-Aime (Nintendo of America president and COO)
  • Rockstar Games – “We have long been believers in the potential for videogames to inspire, challenge and entertain, and we look forward to standing with the industry to celebrate the medium at The Game Awards this year.” (Jennifer Kolbe, VP of publishing at Rockstar Games)
  • Shawn Layden (Sony Computer Entertainment America CEO) – “PlayStation looks forward to seeing our fans and celebrating with them both at The Game Awards and The PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas this December. For those who can’t join us in person, we will be livestreaming the weekend on PlayStation Network.”
  • Yves Guillemot (Ubisoft CEO) – ““The Game Awards is a special event to honor the achievements in gaming, our talented developers and devoted fans. We look forward to celebrating the power of games this December.”
  • Valve – “Valve is excited to share The Game Awards with over 100 million users on Steam around the world.” (Gabe Newell, founder and managing director at Valve)

You can expect “awards, world premiere announcements, musical performances, and other surprises.” Fans looking to book their flights will be sure to clear their schedules for December 5th, while the actual ceremony begins at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET.

The Game Awards will be held in Las Vegas, at the AXIS Theater, just a day before Sony’s Playstation Experience—which is also going down in Las Vegas. Tickets will be available tomorrow at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET, via Ticketmaster.

Finally, you can go ogle The Game Awards’ official website here.

[Editor’s note: this award ceremony is not currently affiliated with Spike, although details are still developing.]



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