The Game Awards 2018

Without taking anything away from the significantly more important MEW Games of the Year - go vote now! - next Thursday is the 5th edition of The Game Awards. In addition to an expanded list of awards categories and over 100 games and people nominated, the organisers have promised a bunch of new game reveals and updates during the show:

Get ready for the biggest #TheGameAwards yet next Thursday. Expect more than 10 new game announcements plus updates on existing titles and so much more. The show streams live everywhere at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT at

Once you’ve done all your MEW GotY votes, get your Game Awards vote on here:


For those that want to watch it live, it will be starting at 3:30 in the wee hours of the morning of 7 December for us South Africans. I am actually rather tempted to wake up for the show.


Errr, 3:30AM? Not gonna happen. I’ll read your live blog update summary in this thread 4 hours later.

(Thanks for volunteering to do a live blog BTW :smile: )


Uhhh…sure no problem?

I’ll ensure that I make a massive pot of coffee to keep me awake then.

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(Yes Discourse, it is a complete emoji sentence!)

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The timing really sucks for us, but it may be worthwhile logging into Mixer and leaving the channel open overnight…

Edit: That unclickable Twitter link goes here:

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So I’ve decided 100% that I am going to be crazy and actually wake up in the early hours of the morning for this damn show. I’ll be sure to post here as often as my sleep deprived mind can.


I’ll possibly manage the 2nd half from around 5:00-5:30. If you’ve collapsed into a sleep deprived semi-coma by then, I’ll pick up the posting duties. Maybe. :grinning:


And I’m up and watching. Pre-show just started.


Lots of action in the pre-show. What happened in the pre-show:

Best Action game is:
Dead Cells, wow beating a couple of big games.

Game Announcement:
Journey to a Savage Planet. Looks cool but literally no information. The dev says it’s an adventure survival game. Will share trailers if I find it.

Best Role Playing Game:
Monster Hunter World

Game Announcements:
Sayonara Wild Hearts for Switch, The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe for all platforms, Along Trees.

All the esports winners also announced during the pre-show. Couldn’t keep up with all the winners

Links to trailers shown in the pre-show:


And now the show starts in full swing:

Best narrative award:
Red Dead Redemption 2

World Premier:
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 - Exclusive to Switch

Industry Icon:
Greg Thomas, creator of NBA 2K series

Best Performance in games:
Rodger Clark, Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2

World Premier:
Far Cry New Dawn, a post apocalyptic standalone expansion for FC5

World Premier:
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey

Best Score:
Red Dead Redemption 2

World Premier:
Anthem story trailer
Crash Team Racing

Content Creator of the year:

World Premier:
The Outer Worlds, the new game from Obsidian
The Last Campfire

Best Esports player:

World Premier:
PUBG Winter Map
Altas, from the same creators of Ark Survival

World Premier:
The Dread Wolf Rises

Best Independent Game:

World Premier:
The Pathless

World Premier:
Stranger Things 3 The Game

Best Sports/Racing game:
Forza Horizon 4

World Premier:
Mortal Kombat 11
Psychonaughts 2

Best Game Direction:
God Of War

Best Ongoing Game:

World Premier:
Persona 5 in Super Smash Bros

God Of War


Trailers from the Main Game Award Show:


Ooh Crash Team Racing. That was one of my favorite PS1 games

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Show is so damn long, I have to go to work now. Will update later.


Damn fine job @DieGrootHammer. Think you only missed the last two awards (Best Ongoing Game and GotY) which I’ll leave for you to update. So many new trailers to watch, gosh.

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Right, all is updated, and all trailers added. I am very surprised that God of War won GOTY. Thought RDR2 would walk it after the many other awards it won.

Overall I enjoyed the show. Was really fun to watch, and some great reveals. The Outer Worlds looks epic!!!

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Ohhh, the Bethesda burn in the Outer Worlds trailer by Obsidian :fire:


I’m glad GoW won game of the year, that game really deserves it.

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This was a pretty cool moment:


I am so hyped for this and super happy that it’s not an exclusive. Day 1 (if I have money).

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