The Recreation Awards are like nerd Christmas, and Geoff Keighley is Santa Claus. He is additionally the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, and he is changing your dad, and the voice in your head, too. He is all over the place lately, in any case: Summer season Recreation Fest, Gamescom, that one THQ Nordic livestream, Demise Stranding, and apparently The Muppets Haunted Mansion. Fairly the busy chap.
However after all he is internet hosting The Recreation Awards, since that is his child: the awards present that often brings a number of sport bulletins, exclusives, and premieres to our screens each December.
Final yr’s occasion was broadcast nearly, with no in-person viewers, however this yr’s awards will return to the Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre.
For 2020’s Recreation Awards, the large winner of the evening was The Final of Us II, which received Recreation of the 12 months in addition to six different awards. The PlayStation additionally received massive, with Sony Interactive Leisure sweeping up 9 awards as writer. Presenters included Reggie Fils-Aimé, Troy Baker, Keanu Reeves, Tom Holland, Gal Gadot, and Nintendo Life favorite, Brie Larson, in addition to Keighley’s new pal and co-worker Swedish Chef. Performances from Eddie Vedder, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and online game band OFK additionally featured.
In previous years, the Recreation Awards has been criticised for asserting a lot of its awards and winners both within the pre-show or as a rapid-fire record in a single go, in addition to for awarding video games which have been criticised for employee’s rights violations.
The 2020 Recreation Awards had 83 million streams, with a peak of 8.3 million concurrent viewers.
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