The Game Awards, a sometimes controversial annual event in the video game sphere, has just opened voting for its upcoming show.
Open to public voting, the Game Awards takes in a broad range of categories from best esports, indie, and Game of the Year. Flagged to us via social media, The Game Awards kicked off voting with their Game of the Year category and there are some interesting picks included. The Game of the Year category is made up of six candidates, some of which you might expect and others that are a pleasant surprise. The appearance of The Outer Worlds, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and even Resident Evil 2 are not unexpected picks for a category that has to select just a few games from a year in this global industry. However, the inclusion of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks to be a leftfield pick that has widely garnered genuine applause form what we’ve seen. More controversial, and possibly by its nature the reason it made it in, is Kojima’s latest title, Death Stranding.
A Shaky Start
Initially kicking off as a spin-off from The Spike Game Awards, The Game Awards was initially seen by many as an antidote to the commercial influences of big business in gaming. The show struggled to walk a line between commercial interests and fan pedantry, just google “Hydrobot” and you’ll understand the issues. After five years it seems that the Game Awards has found a balance and is here to stay in a manner that continues to give players their say without the overbearing marketing shtick.
Previous winners of the Game Awards Game of the Year include Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Witcher 3, Overwatch, The Legend of Zelda: Breth of the Wild, and God of War. Now you can have your say on the latest winners of the Game Awards by heading over to the official website of googling “TGA vote”. DO you think that The Game Awards missed anything from the year so far?