The Game Awards 2017 live report Finished

Well, wasn't that just lovely? The Game Awards properly found its feet tonight with an enjoyable show with plenty of memorable moments, and more than a handful of exciting announcements too. Catch up with all the action as it happened right here.

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  • Pacman8MyGhostkart 1 month ago

    I fell asleep!
  • urbanman2004 1 month ago

    Overrated game winners
  • the-Axtor-show 1 month ago

    I feel slightly sick.
  • Bionic_Pixel 1 month ago

    Great seeing new footage from Death Stranding. Unmistakably Hideo Kojima, reminiscent of Metal Gear Solid with it?s outfit design, raw feeling, heavy rain, saturated mud, life evaporating, creatures floating, a thing larger than Sahelanthropus. Move over Kurt Russell, come on down Norman Reedus, you are the new Solid Snake.
  • ihnm_aims 1 month ago

    No mention of Crackdown 3? Isn't it supposed to be out in a few months? ...or is it the new Scalebound?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Everyone is just fantastic. I'm pretty sure that's coming from the heart and not the sleep deprivation.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Aside from the daylight robbery in the Best Narrative category, not too displeased with the winners.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Oh I'll be there Martin. It's been a pleasure as always to hang out with everyone here for the night.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Night!
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Well, that was certainly an occurrence. Martin, commentators, it's been fabulous. Thanks for indulging my terrible puns and relentless jabber about hobnobs. I'd like to dedicate this award to[ADVERT BEGINS] (Night, all - or morning, I suppose)
  • Kami 1 month ago

    And no Hydrobot.
  • michaelball 1 month ago

    FUNFAX: the only other Japanese game to win a VGA/TGA GOTY award was Resident Evil 4
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Martin has been possessed! RUN! RUN AWAY!
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Has Geoff's hair gotten whiter post-Josef?
  • beep 1 month ago

    Nintendo r0xx0rs.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Mind you, I feel sleep is rather pointless at this stage.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Also: annoys me a bit when people talk about Odyssey being inspired by Mario 64, when it CLEARLY took its cues from Banjo Kazooie (or Tooie, when it comes to the T-Rex)
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    The dlc is not live yet though...
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Wasn't the consensus that Mario Odyssey was the better game between the two?
  • sazse 1 month ago

    Horizon got nothing... Cuphead was ahead of it
  • Mazzle 1 month ago

    And it's good night from Geoff Keighley's pet project, best one so far mind you.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Sleeeeeep tiiiime
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Looks like Eiji Aonuma's going up this time. At last he's feeling 'Stagey' Aonuma. (OK, I'll stop now)
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Dorito Pope done good.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I still love it. Also, motorbike.
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    The Game of the wil.... The Game of the Year goes to Breath of the Wild.
  • bigbramble 1 month ago

    Deserved. It really IS game of the year.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Shock!!
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    No, Martin, she's not miming, she's Pauline and I refuse to accept another word of dissent.
  • Mazzle 1 month ago

    yes not as much as singing mind
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Does miming take effort?
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    Too much music... get on with it you yanks!
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    All those poor people, possessed by caps. Do you think there are miniature cars whizzing about the auditorium?
  • bigbramble 1 month ago

    I'm thinking that being a games journalist is harder than I initially thought.... ...the kind of crap your have to suffer through....
  • Kami 1 month ago

    This song is crazy catchy. It hit the Billboard charts for a few weeks as well.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Pauline's had a dye job. Also, hooray, it's Pauline! (No, she's definitely called Pauline)
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Mario gets a singist! Its a sign!
  • Mazzle 1 month ago

    That was PUBG's new lobby music was it not?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Can't be bothered with real music at this time of the morning. As far as orchestras go, this always makes me laugh, though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpFQLw5_N2o
  • Kami 1 month ago

    As have you Martin. These events are always better shared.
  • Mazzle 1 month ago

    To the guy that ironically cheered an advert, you are loved
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Waaaay too much vocal fry there... yeesh.
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    @bigbramble To what are you referring? If the awards go to the correct game? - If so, then no... no award show will ever do that, because that is impossible.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    @xandaca - and in the words of Marillion: "Keighley! Is it too late to say you're sorry?!"
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @bigbramble Well, it's got a lot of passion and told the Oscars to fuck itself. So, in short, yes. Credibility out the wazoo.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Gotta admit I am liking these doofy Switch ads.
  • bigbramble 1 month ago

    Does this event have any credibility?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Glad I haven't got to get up early this morning. To be a cliché and toss out a semi-relevant Oscar Wilde quote: "To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "....so I think we're close to wrapping." Crikey - has it taken us right through to Xmas eve?!
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    I'm so tired.
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    BotW for sure.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Fuck off Overwatch!
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Zelda or PUBG.... hmmm.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    I've been making these bad jokes for so long, I've started self-referencing. Entered my Tarantino phase.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Looks like Santa's reindeer have been gorging on those magic hobnobs, too.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    *Today
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    @xandaca Keep 'em coming.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Yup, the birds have started yelling.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    I have so much work to do tomorrow.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Eiji Aonuma not going up? Maybe he's feeling 'Cagey' Aonuma. (I have even more jokes as contrived as this one)
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Horizon Zero Dawn isn't going to win anything tonight.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "I did a pee. Go me." Thank god for those now-empty beer bottles you got earlier.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Kinda surprised how much of Sony's stuff has shown up tonight. Curious to see what they've left in the chamber for PSX.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Ed Boon, stopping all of us from getting to Bed Soon.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    How about a new Batman game?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Is this now morphing into a non-stop Nintendo Treehouse live stream?
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Why am I doing this to myself?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    How's the bladder holding up Martin?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Coming right up... another three hours of this stuff!
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    @Hellotherenow Yeah, they did, persumably a teaser for Bloodborne 2.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Is From Software showing anything tonight then?
  • Mazzle 1 month ago

    Booooo to the man who feels the need to trademark GTFO
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    I'm gtfo. gnight!
  • internisus 1 month ago

    lol that title
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    would you Kindly.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    *pours bottled water into a glass*
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    This lady's fashion choices could not be less appropriate (reverse-colour gymwear with additional nipples and wedges?) but you have to love the madness.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Super Zelda Brothers
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Rex from Xenoblade 2 should get a nod in this category just for the laughs.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Look, it's 4am here but at least do decent math eBay!
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Not Aloy please. I hope Wolfenstein 2 wins.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Sooo, I'm supposed to attend a funeral tomorrow. Clock's 5.10 over here, and the funeral's at 10 am. Tomorrow's going to be a challenge.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Can't we just name The Legend of Mario: Odyssey of the Wild as GOTY and all go to bed?
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    "God I think this might be going 'til 5am."It's already 5 where i'm at :'(
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    OK nn all. Love you, Martin! XXX
  • Kami 1 month ago

    from 99.99 to 59.99 is 40% off though, surely?
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    @Hellotherenow I think that one is on saturday.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "but it doesn't stand too comfortably up on stage" - you have to take into account that their legs are very poorly optimized.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Is the PlayStation Experience Press Conference on tomorrow night?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I only have smashed-up garibaldis.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I'd offer hobnobs but in this strange new reality they seem to have very strange effects on people...
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Wonder if Josef has any disco biscuits going spare?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @Ozziw Remember that Konami E3 conference with Tak Fuji which was looped forever? It's like that. ONE MIRRION LOOOOOOOPS.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Welp, we're boned then. Jaffa cakes, anyone?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "That haircut is like part Snape, part Berlin nightclub"...and part trying to cut your own hair with your mom's Ladyshave.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Where be Brendan?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @ozthegweat *applauds*
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Sorry, nothing touched Nier's "Do you still think that games are silly little things?" this year.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    I enjoy this, but I have to ask. When does it end?!
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Weird award. Chess makes you think even more Martin
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    If that guy made the next Jumanji game, it would be called Emo-ji.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Fashion choices are the real winners.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Well, voodoo must have played a part in keeping this decent tonight so I wouldn't have been surprised...
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'And on with the show'. Isn't there only one minute left?
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Oh, it's now called Spacestation
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    You know, I don't think I've ever heard the word 'pastime' said out loud. What a moment.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    PS5!!!
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Andy! The one PlayStation rep that doesn't irritate me.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Lewisham?? - at least one will be open by the time I get there. [ba-dum-tish!]
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Did they say it ends in 5 minutes? I don't think they can cram all the remaining stuff into that.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'Andy House' sounds like 'In Da House'. I haven't got anything more than that, just thought I'd bring it up.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    One nit when I was sleppin a grackler cam
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    That looks so charming :)
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "I think PUBG will be closing the show." And after the show closes, i'll be finding the closest PUB.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @zepekit Delicious, are sneaky little hobnobses.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Those might be ads of ads
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Wait, Jumanji wasn't the ads? Now we've got pre-ads ads?
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    @xandaca I'm Polish, and you my man are telling the truth
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Karen is SO Lara Croft.
  • michaelball 1 month ago

    My most anticipated game is the Jumanji reboot, how about you guys?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Are we now all inside Josef's trip?
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    C'mon folks, would you really prefer more Conan O'Brien or that dude?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'I'm talking about the game that plays you.' Soviet Russia?
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Power hobnobs?
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    @xandaca What's hobnobs, Precious?!?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Gets them straight into the system I guess.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    I rather watch a movie, thanks
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    I'll take coke-fuelled mania over "safe" PR-managed pabulum any day of the week.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Well that was more entertaining than the last two hours combined.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Fun fact: Josef's brother has a role in Star Wars episode VII.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    He's got a bit of the Wiseaux about him. Ha ha, what a story, Geoff!
  • Pille92 1 month ago

    This was hilarious!
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    And people say there aren't enough heroins in video games
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Yep, coked up as fuck
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Martin, I know a hobnob rush when I see one. I'm living one right now!
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    This is brilliant!
  • joewright12 1 month ago

    Oh, this is the cringe I remember from past VGAs
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    He's had too many hobnobs as well.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    I absolutely love Josef's Swenglish.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    EA LIKE WAT CONTREVERSY OMG
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    And this, kids, is why cocaine is bad.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    YES! I'm hyped! Painkiller is mint!
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    My type of a game
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @Zeburdee Oh wait, I just got your joke. Blame my tardiness on 3.40am and an excess of hobnobs.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Fabulous art-direction.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    @Zeburdee Ah thankyoo, I'm here until... well, probably another twenty minutes or so?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    @xandaca - ashually, that was pretty good.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    @spamdangled AND MY AXE!
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    Phoenix mega drive?
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Up the charts is one way this Phoenix definitely won't be rising. (I have other jokes as contrived as this one)
  • michaelball 1 month ago

    @spamdangled IMO successfully bringing about the end times would be easier than getting Phil Fish to let go of a grudge.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Interesting band, but lacks grit
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    FEZ 2, I'd stand by that
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    The cringe factor is well down this year, and there have been some nice surprise reveals. I approve.
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    All we need now is Fez 2 to be resurrected and I can die happy.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    @GreyBeard It certainly is infinitely better than the abomination with Joel McHale 5 years ago.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    @Martin. I can guarantee he won't.
  • michaelball 1 month ago

    This sure is jammin videogames right now.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    @GreyBeard Kiss of death, thanks...
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Hey seems to be fronted by a 60's version of Harry Dean Stanton.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    And Geoff blasting Konami and that heartfelt tribute to Iwata.
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Why do people walk on pointing at people in the audience? Instant douche
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Last year was also kinda good at times, with the Westwood mini documentary and Mick Gordon live.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Well, no Hydrobot so this year is 100x better than last year on that fact alone.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Still kinda stunned by the Game Awards not sucking horribly. This is a first, right?
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Death Stranding only on PS5.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    @Martin I think the plot will evolve around multiple worlds and dimensions mixing together
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    I kind of don't want Death Stranding to be a game.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Best student game: Beer pong?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I've not been Kojima's biggest fan over the years but that is seriously interesting stuff and I would like more.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'I now have to go on the internet.' DON'T DO IT! YOU'LL NEVER RETURN!
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Is it game?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    I actually set the player to full screen there.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Must admit that is some high-concept sci-fi craziness.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Mads! Day one.
  • joewright12 1 month ago

    nooooo how am i supposed to sleep nowwwgod i feel a bit sick
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    I am soooo friggin' intrigued.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'Death Stranding: Exclusively for Nintendo Switch'CROWD REVOLTS
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Nuclear mud monster?
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Half Life 3?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    And that would be Death Stranding. Is it really a World Exclusive? Haven't we had a few teasers already?
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "I have to thank my mum, mother Faker, for helping me achieve this award."
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    This is it!
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Yeah, sorry it strikes me as about as justified as calling Darts and Snooker champions athletes! :D
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    @Billybob21 Best FATletes
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    'Some of the best athletes on the planet.' Having a goosey at some of these chaps, I don't expect Usain Bolt to be reconsidering his retirement anytime soon.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Good news for Switch owners, kinda wish it was also on PC though for Platimum's sake.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Best athletes on the planet?! Hmmm....
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Ok, eeesports. Now I'm gonna go to the kitchen
  • Kami 1 month ago

    *holds Martin* It's real, right? That happened?
  • jacobean_blender 1 month ago

    Boom
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Nice
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Well, that was kind of a big announcement.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I... I... YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHAAAHAAA!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Do it. DO IT!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Oooooh.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Tea and a sandwich retrieved, winning!
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Bayonetta was a safe bet that each one of us did since switch was announced. Which is great btw.Shame no Prime 4 premier
  • joewright12 1 month ago

    When are we going to get to the DMCV factoryyy?
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    Seriously they're dedicating more time to a port than they did a run of 5 award announcements.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Reggie!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I found a pack of jaffa cakes! Woo! My next hour is saved.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Martin, ashamed to say I paid a microtransaction at my local shop for additional Hobnobs.
  • epsotron 1 month ago

    @Zeburdee to wash away the filth of live action vg adverts, i trust?
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Sausage roll seams more exciting of an idea, then what i've seen so far
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "Anyone want anything from the kitchen while I'm up?"I'm close to wanting that bottle of bleach from under the sink, please.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    One microtransaction please, Martin.
  • megatronix 1 month ago

    Bacon please
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    OMG IT'S A SURVIVAL GAME! SET IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT! IN EARLY ACCESS! HOW ORIGINAL!
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Americans stuck with McDonalds while I'm sustaining myself at 3am with Hobnobs. Think I'm winning this round.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Oh god watch out more cheesy American ads.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "Fade to Silence"What a great idea for ending the show!
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    This chap has a lot of vowels.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    @ozthegweat Yay, drinking buddy!
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Martin - you know Koj aint the kinda dude to fly over just to hang out with some cool dude bros. It's the "one last thing" thing. Maybe.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Horizon: Zero Dawn - now with MEN! Neckbeard Edition!
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Screw it, I'm starting drinking.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    I don't know if it's just because I'm a realy miserable bastard, but I really want esports to just die.
  • epsotron 1 month ago

    was half asleep there and dreamt i was watching josh homme play yahtzee in his garage
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    I'm too unamused to laugh.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    @epsotron Me too :/ Warframe deserves all the love.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Hurrying through the awards and stretching out the ads. I understand that this event is probably expensive to stage and needs sponsors, but still...
  • epsotron 1 month ago

    honestly gutted that Warframe missed out there
  • zepekit 1 month ago

    When is the awards slated to end? i desperately need some sleep :p
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Woah. Strong statement. I like it that Geoff isn't afraid to spark some controversy.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Anyone playing that game should call their fort Dunsinane and have their opponent storm it with the tree people.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Fortnite: The game that handily describes the length of the ad break.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Everyone listen to Summer (Tropicala) from the Stardew Valley Soundtrack and pretend everything is OK.
  • Chimps 1 month ago

    Cuphead won Best Indie Game as well Martin.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Honestly, how "indie" was Cuphead really though? Compared to the titles it was up against it had somewhat of an unfair advantage in being treated as practically a first-party exclusive by MS.Really skews a public vote purely based on visibility.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Season pass free, LOL.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Oh get on with it, bloody ads.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    OMG STR WATZ.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    Hard to tell if the awards or the ads qualify as the break.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Boo?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Here come some more ads.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Aisha trying to usher them off the stage in the other direction >_
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Nice save!
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Aisha seems off.
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    And the best Actor Oscar was won by Leonardo Dicaprio, but no time for a speech here is a trailer for the emoji movie.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Slime Rancher has the best end credit song of 2017
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Not keen on them blowing off awards like this, they deserve a friggin on-screen caption at least!
  • The_B 1 month ago

    #GirlWood
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    That jacket is a disaster of tailoring.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    The original still astounds to this day on a Dreamcast with VGA, by the way.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Oh look, they found Aisha! We were so worried after E3!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    The leaks from a few weeks ago did mention a Switch version.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Remember guys, it's all about the awards so lets get through these ones as fast as possible for more ads.
  • ektoraskalderis 1 month ago

    What? No switch?
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    gtfo.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Sadly I mainly know this series as "The one I can't do."
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Switch or gtfo.
  • michaelball 1 month ago

    @Silvergun-Blue naw man. /v/irgin here; Carol Shaw, Roberta Williams, Amy Hennig, Yoko Shimomura etc. etc. are legit
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Oooh Soul Caliburrr
  • Kami 1 month ago

    And here's the new SoulCalibur.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Nah, if that's not Bloodborne 2, I'll be very, very surprised.Especially as they chose not to reveal the name.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Tekken Helium Edition?
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    Has he been inhaling helium?
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Hey look, the Hokkaido Hitman level is now on stage.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I think Tonal Whiplash is a Tekken combo move.
  • Curt580 1 month ago

    Wait, FromSoft released a game called Shadow Tower a long time ago, could just be a sequel to that.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Although that may be the whisky...
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    From Carol straight to Tekken, tonal whiplash!
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Well that was rather pleasant. I feel all mushy inside now.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    EA to announce River Raid Revival. Enjoy the Pride And Accomplishment(tm) of microtransactions for fuel and upgraded jets!
  • Silvergun-Blue 1 month ago

    the neckbeard tears will be plentiful.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Yup, much deserved for Carol.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Good stuff, go Carol.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Game Premier R* Agent?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Still a bit excessive on the ads though. I feel it's going to be a thirty minute show that takes three hours.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Carol is demonstrating one of ebay's 'special' PS4 package deals.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    That was nice :)
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Cliche emotional music time.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I mean, are they partnering with eBay so any winner can sell off their award that they don't want?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Ed Sheeran has been somewhat inescapable this year.
  • xandaca 1 month ago

    I have absolutely no idea what the Zelda DLC is supposed to be about. Presumably four new 'dungeons', which look like expanded shrines?
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Ed Sheran forcing himself into shit AGAIN?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I feel tonight should've opened with: "And here's EA, they'll be your punching bag tonight."
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    If Horizon Zero Dawn wins GOTY its a fix. The story was bad, and the characters were dull.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    MOTHER FLIPPING OG WW
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    And the Quality control team that should of said that's a stupid idea had all taken loads of drugs as well
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    @Kami But Uber and McDonalds!
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    Oh fuck off with the product placement
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Oh fuck no, #NoMoreHydrobot.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Still not sold on this DLC. The base game was plenty enough, and after finding all the shrines, I was kinda burned out.
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Obviously the game was so successful the team all went out and took loads of drugs and thought it would be a good idea to include a motorbike in the DLC
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    They should have picked Kiefer Sutherland as translator, he would be the same height as the other two dudes.
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    Who the hell wears a belt around a v neck?Anouma, I expected better.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    It's not a motorbike, it's Yahama-pona
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    FFS really? A motorbike?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Well. There it is. Bye £20
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Yes! Kickstart 3!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    And I am having a crisis.
  • Curt580 1 month ago

    Tonight :oOOOOOOooo
  • Kami 1 month ago

    OH GOD YES!
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    HORSE ARMOUR!
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I currently have £20 in my Nintendo account, if this says "out now" it's getting spent.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    You break it you bought it Link
  • blarty 1 month ago

    Why does Jeef look like he?s dressed as though he just finished playing backing saxophone for Madness?
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Please not bloody Princess Zeldas voice again
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    Any Dorito or Mountain Dew appearances yet?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I've totally only just started Zelda about a week ago so if this spoils the final boss I'm gonna be pissed.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Zelda DLCcccc
  • The_B 1 month ago

    From what I understand it was the character played by the guy who's also currently doing Strictly, for what it's worth.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    YAY!
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Cuphead has to win, surely...
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Persona 5.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Poor Reedus. Always the third wheel. I bet when Mads is around as well he's like "Hey guys, guys! Guuuys!"
  • spamdangled 1 month ago

    Martin - Holby City is trending on Twitter because a main character went on a shooting spree. 1 main character is dead, another had his frontal lobe blown out, and... well, it was all very dramatic.
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Free advert if you present an award
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Oh ffs, sit down people...
  • The_B 1 month ago

    But where's Reedus?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Bromance Alert!
  • The_B 1 month ago

    It's SUPER DEATH STRANDING BEST FRIENDS CLUB time!
  • The_B 1 month ago

    (Although this film does look good.)
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    This makes complete sense.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    And now here's the Game Award for Most Not a Game
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Martin, we're back. MARTIN. GET BACK FROM THE FRIDGE.
  • epsotron 1 month ago

    I feel like hurting someone after that Skyrim on Switch advert. *turns hate inward and watches the whole awards*
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Can someone remind me as to why these new missions for GTAV isn't available offline?
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Most Anticipated game will be Red Dead Redemption 2, its a no brainer, its R*
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Ninjas Play Free? That seems restrictive. What's the vetting process or is it just like age gates on a website?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    "My mates are here!" We know Geoff, we know.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    The "best ongoing game" that is.
  • Silvergun-Blue 1 month ago

    Imagine if it'd been Destiny 2 after that gag.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    If there is any justice in the world, Warframe should win that category.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Well deserved, Wolfenstein 2 was alot of fun.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Cross off microtransaction/lootbox joke on your Game Awards bingo card everyone.
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Nice!
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    GOOD ONE.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Lol, excellent joke there.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    He was Chuck like, ten years ago. And I feel old Chuck was ten years ago.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Zachary Levi...real name: Keith Sedgewick
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Ooof 2019. And I was just going to say "After AC will 2018 be the year of Egypt?"
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    It's Jacked-ary Levi.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    A lot of helping people up ledges in this.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Campo Santo does Uncharted/Tomb Raider?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Sorry Keighley, your "please enjoy" isn't a patch on Iwatas
  • Kami 1 month ago

    But it's not the first you've shown tonight, you showed several in the pre-show... or did I hallucinate that?
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Notch ain't worn a hat for years!
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Louie Walsh: "He reminds me of a young Father Christmas"
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    What a magnificent beard. Is "Best Facial Hair" a category?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    I'm guessing the Giant Sparrow of the company's name is hiding in that magnificent beard.
  • up_the_ante 1 month ago

    Does Notch still wear his top hat?
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Dude is modded Skyrim character.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Persona 5 will win best art direction for sure.
  • Akhrati 1 month ago

    Yoko was robbed.
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    So that's what the hipster equivalent of Black Tie is.
  • GreyBeard 1 month ago

    Yoko got robbed, fuckers.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Dammit stop reminding me to play this I HAVE A MASSIVE BACKLOG.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Now that's a beard.
  • Curt580 1 month ago

    >Not Nier
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Best Narrative: Wesley's Wegner Out FIFA EG posts plz
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Nier.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Not Horizon please.
  • splayer88 1 month ago

    Woohoo country Europe got a shout out!
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Keighley mate, you've dreamed of doing this, specifically. Not sure the rest of us would make it so... well, like this.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Is Geoff not wearing any socks?
  • The_B 1 month ago

    When do they do Freebird?
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    This fantastic medley has already made it worth it to watch this.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    MORTAL KOMBAAAAAAAAT!
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Red Alert didn't deserve that.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Well, this is an eclectic mix of tunes...
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I don't know but I suddenly want one.
  • The_B 1 month ago

    Something something curse of Osiris DLC needed to use that Sparrow Bass something something?
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Are semi-dismantled, metal cellos a thing now?
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    I think from software are working on three new games.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Is... is that an Electric Cello?
  • joewright12 1 month ago

    What's that smell? IT"S BLUUDDDDDDDDD
  • Curt580 1 month ago

    Bloodborne 2? Gotta be right?!?!!
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Lol, Kami
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    ?????????????????????????
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Oh come on!
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    wow
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Japan is super far, to be fair.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Nah, it can't be Hellotherenow. I don't immediately want to smack that guy over the head with my crutches.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Oh its Russell Brand.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    ... I don't know what this is but I think illegal things were involved.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    "Is it 8/10?" No - 6/8 or 3/4
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    God - if we really want to elevate games, we need to move away from pulling in movie/series celebs for impact. It's kinda sad.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Persona 5 will win best art direction.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Nier Automata best score, yes.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Tumbling Gamer... wait, that's me without my crutches...
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    God Of War Release date?
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Next up, "Trembling Gamer", the best bingo players.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Queen tribute act wins the first award.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I don't know who this is. I suddenly feel old.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Trending gamer??? That's a thing? I'm not sure how I feel...
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Who cheers zombie killings in 2017? AD AGENCIES
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Oh god not another zombie game, looks very last gen btw.
  • Zeburdee 1 month ago

    Are those bonuses only available if you pre-ordered the pre-show?
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Urhhgggg.... 15 MINUTES!? This bottle isn't going to last long at all.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Lots of empty seats in the audience...
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Rabbid Peach 4EVR!
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Horizon Zero Dawn will not win GOTY, the story was bad.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    @bell_801 - that'd be cool too, but I'd love to see what FROM could do in the Zelda mythos.
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    They're interviewing the interviewer. Games media Inception. LOVE IT.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    "Things that people said will never happen on The Game Awards willl happen on The Game Awards."
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I have never watched Hollyoaks. Ever.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    I've become rather inebriated...
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    Does it being late indicate that Sony'll have a great presence?
  • Kami 1 month ago

    ... obligatory "I really want Zelda Souls" comment here.
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Red Dead Redemption 2 actual gameplay please.
  • Ozziw 1 month ago

    "Pre-show"? Seriously? Have to get up early tomorrow...
  • WickermanBurns 1 month ago

    Martin - never thought I'd say this but, fancy some ARMS? We got tim4e.
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    Jizz Keighley Pants
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    I'm also having a cup of tea and a cream donut.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    @Billybob21 - Keep the ambulance on standby, you might have acute poisoning by the end of the evening.
  • Billybob21 1 month ago

    Hot chocolate and whisky for me. The more Geoff Keighley annoys me, the more whisky I shall add.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    *shrugs* No idea, stopped keeping track of that years ago.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    I'm eating pizza.
  • Kami 1 month ago

    Will we get more of the Keighley/Kojima bromance this year?
  • Pacman8MyGhostkart 1 month ago

    I've decided to stay up and am watching Radiohead at Glastonbury on Youtube to kill the time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwVUYZwaWbU
  • ProTw33ks 1 month ago

    @TheTingler I don't know how many are tuning in for the awards, but it can't be many. There are 13+ reveals planned for tonight according to Geoff Keighley, it's that people are watching for hoping for Bloodborne 2, Death Stranding, Devil May Cry 5, Starfield etc.. The Game Awards is more like an E3 conference now with a few pointless award ceremonies dotted about between the game trailers lol.
  • TheTingler 1 month ago

    If it was just an hour earlier I'd totally stay up. However guaranteed it will NOT be worth it. Especially when Zelda or Horizon takes home every award and Night In The Woods gets nothing and I start screaming at my computer at 3am. The last time I did that people complained. To the police.
  • Pacman8MyGhostkart 1 month ago

    @ozthegweat because you are a sensible person!
  • ozthegweat 1 month ago

    @Pacman8MyGhostkart I'm 34, why did I take tomorrow off to watch this?
  • _TheDarkSide_ 1 month ago

    Most stabbed with a pin wax effigy award goes to......EA Spokesman goes full 'Sally Field': "You hate us..... You really hate us". :D
  • Vitoner 1 month ago

    Last year I swore I would have never watched the VGA again, considering every year it got worse and cringier... but, man, I want to see what Kojima has to show. I just have to stay up until 4AM, more or less. I'm 30. FML.
  • fleagol 1 month ago

    If Nier Automato doesn't win best music then this whole thing is a shambles. Bit weird that AC:origins isn't in for art direction, that game looked stunning.Zelda for GOTY.
  • Pacman8MyGhostkart 1 month ago

    I am 36, why am I contemplating staying up to watch this?!
  • grizzly_hamster 1 month ago

    GOTY - Breath of the WildNarrative - Nier AutoTomatoArt Direction - Horizon Zero DawnMost Anticipated - RDR2 (Unless Bloodborne 2 is announced!)
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    GOTY Award either Persona 5 or Nier Automata.Best Narrative, Nier Automata.Best Art Direction, Persona 5Most anticipated, Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Hellotherenow 1 month ago

    Either Persona 5 and Nier Automata will likely win most awards.
  • pbz 1 month ago

    looks like a tired Friday tomorrow!
  • Kami 1 month ago

    #NoMoreHydrobot
  • mcronline 1 month ago

    Or how about "Microtransaction of the year"?
  • mcronline 1 month ago

    Is there an award for the studio that has the most loot crates in a game?
  • MrSnakeCake 1 month ago

    Awards and announcements are ok, but will there be enough mountain dew and Dorito advertisements

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22:14 By Martin Robinson

Hello, good evening and how do you do. Kudos to all of you planning to stay awake through the whole thing. I, on the other hand, am doing the sensible thing and getting some sleep now before I start thinking about finishing off this bottle of wine.

22:15 By Martin Robinson

The show kicks off in just over three hours. It'll be long, there'll be times when we question why exactly we're all doing this but I do think it'll be worth it. Because we all love games, right?

22:15 By Martin Robinson

Anyway, see you all shortly. And don't forget to stock up before the off licence closes.

01:18 By Tom Phillips

We're just a short 15 minutes away from seeing Geoff and Kojima have another awkward moment on stage.

It's time to wake Martin.

01:21 By Martin Robinson

We're all idiots.

01:21 By Martin Robinson

What on earth are we doing up at this time.

01:23 By Martin Robinson

01:23 By Martin Robinson

gfy

Kami says:

I'm eating pizza.

01:23 By Martin Robinson

gfy does mean good for you, right?

01:24 By Martin Robinson

I'm making a cup of tea. I'm not ready to drink anything stronger just yet.

01:26 By Martin Robinson

I'm excited. Am I excited? It's actually quite hard to tell. I think I'm excited.

01:26 By Martin Robinson

Knock it out the park Jeff.

01:27 By Martin Robinson

JEEF.

01:27 By Martin Robinson

GEOFF.

01:28 By Martin Robinson

We all know there's only one real Jeff.

01:28 By Martin Robinson

Or JEEF.

01:29 By Martin Robinson

Honestly, if this gets dry just go and relieve yourself with the joy that is Addlestone Wimpy and its brilliant manager Jeff's Twitter account.

01:30 By Martin Robinson

It's a treat.

Hellotherenow says:

I'm also having a cup of tea and a cream donut.

01:30 By Martin Robinson

I'm having some amaretti, which makes me seem posh but they were on offer at Aldi, so...

01:31 By Martin Robinson

Come on Geoff! It's 1.31am over here.

Billybob21 says:

Hot chocolate and whisky for me. The more Geoff Keighley annoys me, the more whisky I shall add.

01:31 By Martin Robinson

Why do I get the feeling you're going to be laid out before too long?

01:32 By Martin Robinson

OH RIGHT HERE WE GO.

01:32 By Martin Robinson

The *pre-show* will begin in a few minutes? Oh come on!

01:33 By Martin Robinson

I was excited on my pants earlier on, so now they're in the wash.

bell_801 says:

I'm excited on my pants.

01:33 By Martin Robinson

YOU SAID IT STARTED AT 1.30am GMT, GEOFF. WE'RE ALREADY ON THIN ICE HERE.

01:34 By Martin Robinson

Ha, oh god. I mean, we could.

WickermanBurns says:

Martin - never thought I'd say this but, fancy some ARMS? We got tim4e.

01:36 By Martin Robinson

We could all just sod this off and play Arms instead.

01:36 By Martin Robinson

Oh wait. One minute to go until the pre-show starts.

Hellotherenow says:

Red Dead Redemption 2 actual gameplay please.

01:37 By Martin Robinson

You're about to be *so* disappointed. We all are!

01:37 By Martin Robinson

JEEF. COME ON.

01:38 By Martin Robinson

Also as it's super late I think we can all swear and show a bit more leg than normal.

01:38 By Martin Robinson

It's basically going to be a bit like one of those late night Hollyoaks episodes in here.

01:39 By Martin Robinson

Oh wait here's Jeef which means we have started. Kind of.

01:39 By Martin Robinson

LET THE AUTOFELLATIO COMMENCE.

01:39 By Martin Robinson

Geoff does wonderful work, so kudos to him.

01:40 By Martin Robinson

I really don't think we need to start with 20 minutes talking about how great he is though. JEEF!

01:40 By Martin Robinson

Haha, that really didn't take long.

Billybob21 says:

I've become rather inebriated...

01:41 By Martin Robinson

This is shooting to be the video game Oscars.

01:41 By Martin Robinson

Thing is, THEY DON'T INTERVIEW OSCAR AT THE START OF THOSE, DO THEY JEEF?

01:43 By Martin Robinson

I'm watching this in 4K, which is nice and fancy.

01:43 By Martin Robinson

Also when it comes to Game of the Year, it's going to be *so* boring this year across the board. Zelda. ZELDA EVERYWHERE.

01:44 By Martin Robinson

It's not even Nintendo's best game this year.

01:44 By Martin Robinson

(That'd be Arms, of course).

01:44 By Martin Robinson

He just confirmed that this is a couple of hours. So if you're looking forward to seeing 4am, it'll soon be here!

01:45 By Martin Robinson

Is this the show? This might be the show?

01:45 By Martin Robinson

Nope, it's still pre-show.

01:46 By Martin Robinson

We're being told how easy it is to watch this show. I know, Jeef, I'm watching already.

01:47 By Martin Robinson

But here's the first announcement! Thanks - that didn't take *too* long.

01:47 By Martin Robinson

It's a Battle Royale mode for an existing game, I bet.

01:48 By Martin Robinson

Oh man, what if all these 13 plus announcements are Battle Royale modes for existing games.

01:48 By Martin Robinson

Nope, I'm wrong - as I so often am - and it's a World War Z game from Saber Interactive.

01:48 By Martin Robinson

Them what did Inversion.

01:50 By Martin Robinson

We've also got the first winner, before the show has started. It's gone to some guy who looks like Richard Petty on Halloween.

01:50 By Martin Robinson

He's a trending gamer, apparently.

01:51 By Martin Robinson

Looking at my Twitter, all that's tweeting at the moment for some reason is Holby City. Sorry lad, it ain't you.

01:51 By Martin Robinson

Here's a new game from Owlchemy, the studio behind Job Simulator.

01:52 By Martin Robinson

And it's Vacation Simulator. Coming to PSVR, Vive and Oculus.

01:52 By Martin Robinson

*applauds*

ozthegweat says:

Next up, "Trembling Gamer", the best bingo players.

01:53 By Martin Robinson

BEST SCORE NEXT.

01:54 By Martin Robinson

Is it 8/10?

01:54 By Martin Robinson

Oh, that kind of score. Just give it to Persona 5 and be done with it.

01:54 By Martin Robinson

Oh, it's Nier. Well done Nier!

01:56 By Martin Robinson

Another premiere now.

01:57 By Martin Robinson

It's Accounting, the VR game from William Pugh and Justin Roiland (he of Rick & Morty fame), coming to PSVR.

01:58 By Martin Robinson

I met William Pugh once. I kind of wish I hadn't.

01:58 By Martin Robinson

The most exciting thing that's happening right now is a mouse pointer has just turned up on William Pugh's forehead.

01:59 By Martin Robinson

Either that or it's much later than I realise.

01:59 By Martin Robinson

And I realise it's plenty late.

01:59 By Martin Robinson

Was there another award then?

01:59 By Martin Robinson

Here's another PREMIERE.

01:59 By Martin Robinson

JEEF THE SHOW HASN'T EVEN STARTED YET.

02:00 By Martin Robinson

It looks like a hairy kebab.

02:00 By Martin Robinson

Oh.

02:00 By Martin Robinson

It's From Software.

02:00 By Martin Robinson

And it looks like Bloodborne 2.

02:00 By Martin Robinson

Or it could be about a hairy kebab.

02:01 By Martin Robinson

I guess we'll see on what *surely* is Bloodborne 2 tomorrow at PSX.

02:03 By Martin Robinson

If it is, it's going to make getting up again at 4am tomorrow morning that much more palatable.

02:05 By Martin Robinson

There's an orchestra doing lovely renditions of video game music and OH MY GOD the ceiling is on fire.

02:05 By Martin Robinson

HERE'S JEEEEF!

02:05 By Martin Robinson

They should just call him the Geoffs.

02:06 By Martin Robinson

Get a little bust of Keighley and hand it out. That might *just* placate his ego.

02:06 By Martin Robinson

Here's an award!

02:06 By Martin Robinson

And it's going to be for Best Narrative. Hellblade is up, as is Horizon: Zero Dawn.

02:07 By Martin Robinson

Also Nier, and Edith Finch.

02:07 By Martin Robinson

Which should win everything, frankly.

02:07 By Martin Robinson

And Wolfenstein 2.

02:07 By Martin Robinson

And the winner is...

02:07 By Martin Robinson

EDITH!

02:08 By Martin Robinson

And we've got our first emotions of the night.

02:09 By Martin Robinson

This is quite lovely, and shows how much these awards mean to people.

02:10 By Martin Robinson

And it's another World Premiere.

02:10 By Martin Robinson

Beautiful.

Zeburdee says:

Louie Walsh: "He reminds me of a young Father Christmas"

02:11 By Martin Robinson

'When I saw this trailer, I said we had to make it the first one we show tonight' says Geoff. It's not the first one though, is it?

02:11 By Martin Robinson

Get with it, man.

02:11 By Martin Robinson

It's a new game from Campo Santo, the devs behind the brilliant Firewatch.

02:11 By Martin Robinson

And it's got pyramids in it.

02:12 By Martin Robinson

I think even Jeef is confused right now.

Kami says:

But it's not the first you've shown tonight, you showed several in the pre-show... or did I hallucinate that?

02:12 By Martin Robinson

I think even Jeef is confused right now.

Kami says:

But it's not the first you've shown tonight, you showed several in the pre-show... or did I hallucinate that?

02:13 By Martin Robinson

It's got a nice old camera in it.

02:13 By Martin Robinson

And it is...

02:13 By Martin Robinson

In The Valley of Gods, coming the year after next.

02:13 By Martin Robinson

(So that'd be 2019)

02:14 By Martin Robinson

Best action game now, presented by someone I don't know 'cos I'm old.

02:14 By Martin Robinson

Cuphead, Destiny 2, Nioh and Prey are nominated.

02:15 By Martin Robinson

Wolfenstein too. Go Prey?

02:15 By Martin Robinson

Oh he made a microtransaction joke, and seems very pleased with himself about it. The winner is Wolfenstein 2.

02:16 By Martin Robinson

Machinegames looking genuinely shocked to be on stage accepting the award. You did good! Don't be surprised!

02:17 By Martin Robinson

But also it's kind of heartwarming to hear Machinegames' QA department get a round of applause. That's the kind of magic that will me having tuning in again.

02:18 By Martin Robinson

And now here's a Warframe community trailer.

02:19 By Martin Robinson

That was a Warframe community trailer.

02:19 By Martin Robinson

And this is a PlayStation trailer.

02:19 By Martin Robinson

Hang on, is this a secret ad break?

02:19 By Martin Robinson

I wish I'd have known, I'd have popped to the fridge for a beer.

02:21 By Martin Robinson

A GTA Online trailer - probably not the Rockstar trailer you were after, and we're *back*.

02:22 By Martin Robinson

I think my stream is *slightly* behind yours (sorry to break the illusion, but I'm not in Los Angeles - I'm in Lewisham).

02:22 By Martin Robinson

This is the downside of watching in 4K, I guess. It takes time for all those Ks to get here.

02:22 By Martin Robinson

Lord I'd love some K right now.

02:22 By Martin Robinson

Anyway!

02:23 By Martin Robinson

Here's a trailer for The Shape of Water - which does look brilliant - because del Toro is Keighley's mate?

02:23 By Martin Robinson

Good lord this is a strange show.

02:23 By Martin Robinson

Here's del Toro and Kojima.

02:23 By Martin Robinson

And they're getting a standing ovation.

02:24 By Martin Robinson

Calm down, everyone. Will we get to see any more of Death Stranding?

02:24 By Martin Robinson

I'm not sure! We will see the award for art direction, though!

02:24 By Martin Robinson

Cuphead! Destiny 2! Horizon!

02:25 By Martin Robinson

Cripes!

spamdangled says:

Martin - Holby City is trending on Twitter because a main character went on a shooting spree. 1 main character is dead, another had his frontal lobe blown out, and... well, it was all very dramatic.

02:25 By Martin Robinson

Persona 5, Breath of the Wild.

02:25 By Martin Robinson

But not Arms? What gives?

02:25 By Martin Robinson

Cuphead wins.

02:25 By Martin Robinson

That does make all sorts of sense.

02:27 By Martin Robinson

I yawned and when I stopped everyone was laughing but I couldn't hear what they're laughing at as I was yawning.

02:27 By Martin Robinson

We're back to the stage for what looks like the Zelda DLC.

02:29 By Martin Robinson

And it's Aonuma pulling the Master Sword while dressed as Link and oh lord this is everything.

02:29 By Martin Robinson

When's it out though...

02:31 By Martin Robinson

This looks INCREDIBLE.

02:31 By Martin Robinson

And it's got a motorbike for Link? What the hell.

02:31 By Martin Robinson

Oh, and it's out NOW.

02:31 By Martin Robinson

Right, screw this.

02:32 By Martin Robinson

It's been lovely having you all here tonight.

02:32 By Martin Robinson

But I'm off to play this.

02:33 By Martin Robinson

The Master Cycle Zero is the name of that bike.

02:33 By Martin Robinson

I don't know how I feel about it just yet...

02:35 By Martin Robinson

Here's a plug for McDonalds and Uber, to bring us back to earth.

02:35 By Martin Robinson

Will they deliver to Lewisham?

02:36 By Martin Robinson

Here's Wonder Woman doing a weird skit about Bethesda games.

02:36 By Martin Robinson

Because that Zelda reveal was a bit too straightforward.

02:37 By Martin Robinson

This is another one of those sneaky ad breaks!

WickermanBurns says:

Ed Sheran forcing himself into shit AGAIN?

02:38 By Martin Robinson

Was that actually Ed Sheeran? I'm actually none the wiser.

02:39 By Martin Robinson

Felicia Day onstage now to talk about the industry icon award.

02:40 By Martin Robinson

And it's going to Carol Shaw - one of Atari's superstars who's somewhat unsung.

02:41 By Martin Robinson

This is wonderful. And you know what - I'm really enjoying the show this year.

02:41 By Martin Robinson

It's much tighter than previous efforts, there's still a little cringe but there's a lot more that's worthwhile.

02:43 By Martin Robinson

What a wonderful moment.

02:46 By Martin Robinson

Well, that was just lovely. Now here's Harada in shades.

02:47 By Martin Robinson

This is a weird show, but then video games are weird so I guess this is about right.

02:48 By Martin Robinson

So here's a reveal for Soul Calibur 6.

02:49 By Martin Robinson

Coming to PS4, Xbox One and Steam next year.

02:50 By Martin Robinson

Geoff just announced like five more awards in quick succession.

02:50 By Martin Robinson

And here's Aisha Tyler, who I missed *so* much at E3 this year.

02:51 By Martin Robinson

that's the thing - you can't really replicate the sense of shock of first seeing the first one running on console the first time.

Zeburdee says:

The original still astounds to this day on a Dreamcast with VGA, by the way.

02:52 By Martin Robinson

Meanwhile! Best debut indie game goes to Cuphead.

02:54 By Martin Robinson

I think we've got another ad break now.

02:54 By Martin Robinson

We do!

02:58 By Martin Robinson

btw, I haven't fallen asleep.

02:58 By Martin Robinson

OK maybe a little bit. I'm also staring blankly into space while wondering whether to get a beer or not.

02:59 By Martin Robinson

Colonel Mustard from Epic is here for a quick Fortnite announce.

02:59 By Martin Robinson

Haha.

Zeburdee says:

Fortnite: The game that handily describes the length of the ad break.

03:00 By Martin Robinson

An actual question from Geoff about cross-platform play in Fortnite.

03:00 By Martin Robinson

'Players deserve it' says Donald. But not tonight.

03:01 By Martin Robinson

Casey Hudson, of BioWare, now on-stage to present ongoing game.

zepekit says:

When is the awards slated to end? i desperately need some sleep :p

03:01 By Martin Robinson

Another hour to go, I think.

03:01 By Martin Robinson

Destiny 2, GTA Online, Overwatch, PUBG, R6: Siege and Warframe all in contention.

03:02 By Martin Robinson

And Overwatch wins. Well done Jeff.

03:04 By Martin Robinson

A Conan skit, and I'm seriously flagging.

03:04 By Martin Robinson

(Conan O'Brien, not that other Conan sadly).

03:05 By Martin Robinson

I'm too tired to laugh.

03:05 By Martin Robinson

We've broken the back of this though! Just 55 minutes to go.

03:06 By Martin Robinson

A new announce from THQ Nordic now - and it's got snow in it.

GreyBeard says:

I'm too unamused to laugh.

03:06 By Martin Robinson

Well, that too.

03:07 By Martin Robinson

Fade to Silence, a new survival-y thing that's out in Early Access next week.

03:07 By Martin Robinson

Hang on.

03:08 By Martin Robinson

I'm looking at the award itself. Are we sure it's not actually Geoff?

03:08 By Martin Robinson

Emerging from the pool, perhaps, or just about to ascend.

03:08 By Martin Robinson

I hope!

WickermanBurns says:

Martin - you know Koj aint the kinda dude to fly over just to hang out with some cool dude bros. It's the "one last thing" thing. Maybe.

03:08 By Martin Robinson

Oh here's some more adverts. I'm getting that beer.

03:09 By Martin Robinson

Anyone want anything from the kitchen while I'm up?

03:10 By Martin Robinson

We finished off our pack of hobnobs earlier. Gutted.

xandaca says:

Americans stuck with McDonalds while I'm sustaining myself at 3am with Hobnobs. Think I'm winning this round.

03:13 By Martin Robinson

Already downed it mate. Sorry.

Zeburdee says:

"Anyone want anything from the kitchen while I'm up?"I'm close to wanting that bottle of bleach from under the sink, please.

03:13 By Martin Robinson

Hang on.

03:13 By Martin Robinson

I just got back and Bayonetta has been announced for the Switch.

03:13 By Martin Robinson

Coming next February. YES PLEASE.

03:15 By Martin Robinson

Next year really is just re-releases and reissues for the Switch. But I think I'm okay with that.

03:15 By Martin Robinson

I'm actually nude right now.

03:15 By Martin Robinson

This was worth getting up for.

03:16 By Martin Robinson

BAYONETTA 3.

03:16 By Martin Robinson

THEY DID IT.

03:16 By Martin Robinson

IT HAPPENED.

03:16 By Martin Robinson

EXCLUSIVE TO SWITCH.

03:16 By Martin Robinson

HOLD ME.

03:19 By Martin Robinson

I'm still cleaning myself up a bit after that announce.

03:19 By Martin Robinson

Here's another world premiere, though.

03:19 By Martin Robinson

The 'longest', according to Geoff.

03:19 By Martin Robinson

And it's Death Stranding.

03:20 By Martin Robinson

Will there be gameplay?

03:20 By Martin Robinson

There will be Norman Reedus. And maybe even a look at his baby foetus.

03:21 By Martin Robinson

Strap in and enjoy.

03:23 By Martin Robinson

This is eerie and strange and unnerving and beautiful and it is everything.

03:24 By Martin Robinson

I forgive you all those sandwich posts on Twitter.

03:24 By Martin Robinson

You can probably calm down a bit about La La Land.

03:24 By Martin Robinson

But you've still got it Koj.

03:26 By Martin Robinson

This is like some weird Gaspar Noe sci-fi craziness and I love it.

03:27 By Martin Robinson

Still absolutely none the wiser about the game or how it works.

03:27 By Martin Robinson

But, y'know, that'll do. I'm sold.

03:29 By Martin Robinson

So after that, here's some more ads.

03:29 By Martin Robinson

No Mads, though.

03:29 By Martin Robinson

How on earth do you unpack that Death Stranding trailer? I'm certainly too tired to.

xandaca says:

Best student game: Beer pong?

03:30 By Martin Robinson

Amazing.

03:31 By Martin Robinson

Ha, I feel you. I think its themes will tie nicely into its mechanics, though, if past Koj stuff is to go by.

Billybob21 says:

I kind of don't want Death Stranding to be a game.

03:33 By Martin Robinson

I'm having a great time!

GreyBeard says:

Still kinda stunned by the Game Awards not sucking horribly. This is a first, right?

03:33 By Martin Robinson

But also here's some weird unfunny skit to bring it all down a notch or two.

03:33 By Martin Robinson

God I hope Notch doesn't show up.

03:34 By Martin Robinson

And then here's Phoenix, a band who I'm well aware of so surely aren't anyway near cool enough for you young sorts.

03:36 By Martin Robinson

During this musical interlude, let's keep score.

03:36 By Martin Robinson

We've had From Software's new game - ish - Bayonetta 3, Soul Calibur 6, a prolonged look at Death Stranding, Zelda DLC dropping.

03:36 By Martin Robinson

Oh, and Campo Santo's new thing.

03:37 By Martin Robinson

This is as good as any E3 conference in recent years.

03:37 By Martin Robinson

And its recognition of Carol Shaw was a properly classy moment.

03:37 By Martin Robinson

Well played Geoff.

03:38 By Martin Robinson

Now Lance Reddick - he of Quantum Break, Destiny 2 and JOHN WICK - is onstage to present best student game.

03:39 By Martin Robinson

Level Squared wins, and it's another lovely moment on-stage.

03:40 By Martin Robinson

'I'm graduating in a week, someone hire me please'! What a way to leave the stage.

03:40 By Martin Robinson

And here's another premiere.

03:41 By Martin Robinson

It has graphics!

03:41 By Martin Robinson

And it's from The Astronauts, developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.

03:42 By Martin Robinson

But also it has guns, because that was quite the switcheroo. This is Witchfire.

03:42 By Martin Robinson

Here's Josef Fares, developer of Brothers. Make sure not to say anything too controversial!

03:42 By Martin Robinson

'The Oscars fucked themselves up - this is the real shit!'

03:43 By Martin Robinson

There he is!

03:44 By Martin Robinson

'If the whole world tells you your game is shit, I'll be like no it's not'.

xandaca says:

He's had too many hobnobs as well.

03:44 By Martin Robinson

Yes, that or something else.

xandaca says:

Martin, I know a hobnob rush when I see one. I'm living one right now!

03:46 By Martin Robinson

I'm having a much more sedate whiskey rush right now. Also those are some mighty strong hobnobs he's rolling on. Not sure you're supposed to crush them up and do them through a £20 note?

03:48 By Martin Robinson

Anyway, A Way Out looks lovely.

03:48 By Martin Robinson

And this industry is all the more characterful and amazing for having people like Josef Fares around.

03:49 By Martin Robinson

And now here's an ad for Jumanji, spiced up a little with some interaction from Jack Black and The Rock.

03:50 By Martin Robinson

Ten minutes to go!

03:50 By Martin Robinson

I think PUBG will be closing the show, in case you're wondering there'll be another curtain closer.

03:52 By Martin Robinson

And from affiliates deals to another premiere.

03:52 By Martin Robinson

Video games, everyone!

03:52 By Martin Robinson

It's Dreams, from Media Molecule.

03:53 By Martin Robinson

Which we'll see plenty more of tomorrow at PSX.

03:53 By Martin Robinson

And it looks absolutely splendid.

03:54 By Martin Robinson

If you find one that's open in Lewisham give us a shout, I'll come and join you.

Zeburdee says:

"I think PUBG will be closing the show." And after the show closes, i'll be finding the closest PUB.

03:55 By Martin Robinson

Andrew House in the house, now.

03:59 By Martin Robinson

A nice, heartfelt speech from the recently departed boss of PlayStation.

03:59 By Martin Robinson

He's not dead. That's not what I'm saying. I mean, you can see him there on stage. You know what I mean.

03:59 By Martin Robinson

He's a wonderful guy, and he's done a wonderful job, so he deserves this moment in the spotlight.

04:00 By Martin Robinson

Here's the award for games wot make u think.

04:01 By Martin Robinson

Hellblade is the winner.

04:01 By Martin Robinson

Ninja Theory's Tameem, man of many different haircuts, has something truly special for us tonight.

04:02 By Martin Robinson

That haircut is like part Snape, part Berlin nightclub.

04:02 By Martin Robinson

I'm struggling to process it.

04:02 By Martin Robinson

Anyway, Hellblade is a deserved winner. Well done.

04:03 By Martin Robinson

This is it now, we're locked in this forever.

Ozziw says:

I enjoy this, but I have to ask. When does it end?!

04:04 By Martin Robinson

HERE'S PUBG.

04:04 By Martin Robinson

And this is all super awkward.

Kami says:

Welp, we're boned then. Jaffa cakes, anyone?

04:04 By Martin Robinson

Rack us up another line of hobnobs will ya?

04:05 By Martin Robinson

The biggest game of the year, PUBG, but it doesn't stand too comfortably up on stage.

04:06 By Martin Robinson

Here's the desert map for PUBG. It looks like a desert!

04:06 By Martin Robinson

PC 1.0 launch is the 20th of this month.

04:08 By Martin Robinson

Is it finished?

04:08 By Martin Robinson

I need to pee.

04:09 By Martin Robinson

God I think this might be going 'til 5am.

04:09 By Martin Robinson

Here's Andy Circus to help soften the blow of that realisation.

04:09 By Martin Robinson

Still need to pee.

04:10 By Martin Robinson

Can someone let me know who won best performance and why it wasn't who ever does Toad's voice.

04:11 By Martin Robinson

It's Melinda Juergens for Hellblade.

04:11 By Martin Robinson

And she's turned up in her mo-cap suit?

04:12 By Martin Robinson

Another beautiful moment tonight.

04:13 By Martin Robinson

And from a moment of heartfelt emotion to another reveal.

04:13 By Martin Robinson

(Still need to pee)

04:13 By Martin Robinson

It looks like footage ripped from Apone's helmet cam in Aliens.

04:14 By Martin Robinson

That's a good thing, by the way.

04:15 By Martin Robinson

GTFO, I think. That looks splendid.

04:16 By Martin Robinson

Tara!

megatronix says:

I'm gtfo. gnight!

04:17 By Martin Robinson

I'm having so much fun I kind of don't mind if it goes on a bit longer.

04:17 By Martin Robinson

WHISKEY!

04:18 By Martin Robinson

Could also probably do with some sleep before work starts tomorrow mind.

04:20 By Martin Robinson

Ed Boon is onstage for god knows what at this point of the night.

04:20 By Martin Robinson

I did a pee. Go me.

Kami says:

How's the bladder holding up Martin?

04:20 By Martin Robinson

BEST GAME DIRECTION NOW.

04:21 By Martin Robinson

Oh god seriously I need to be up in like 90 minutes come on.

04:21 By Martin Robinson

Just give it to Zelda and be done with it.

04:22 By Martin Robinson

Only one way to find out! *sets alarm for 4am, cries*

GreyBeard says:

Kinda surprised how much of Sony's stuff has shown up tonight. Curious to see what they've left in the chamber for PSX.

04:24 By Martin Robinson

Here's Metro Exodus and I think it's getting light outside.

xandaca says:

Eiji Aonuma not going up? Maybe he's feeling 'Cagey' Aonuma. (I have even more jokes as contrived as this one)

04:25 By Martin Robinson

Beautiful.

04:26 By Martin Robinson

Game of the year is coming, so I think we're close to wrapping.

04:26 By Martin Robinson

First we'll have some music.

04:26 By Martin Robinson

And maayyyyybe a little more whiskey then *hic*

04:26 By Martin Robinson

*vomit*

04:26 By Martin Robinson

*cries*

04:28 By Martin Robinson

This is the final stretch. WE CAN DO IT!

04:30 By Martin Robinson

Will we get another reveal? Or just Zelda being crowned game of the year?

04:32 By Martin Robinson

You've all been absolutely splendid tonight.

04:33 By Martin Robinson

Before the game of the year gets announced, an upbeat medley of all the relevant soundtracks.

04:34 By Martin Robinson

I didn't even know that PUBG had a score...

04:34 By Martin Robinson

And we're getting Jump Up Super Star live and yes this is better than all the E3 conferences combined.

04:35 By Martin Robinson

Oh, I think she's miming.

04:35 By Martin Robinson

Still! Points for effort.

04:37 By Martin Robinson

Breath of the Wild will win. It will win EVERYTHING this year.

04:37 By Martin Robinson

And the winner is...

04:37 By Martin Robinson

ARMS!

04:37 By Martin Robinson

Who'd have thought it!

04:37 By Martin Robinson

Justice is done!

04:37 By Martin Robinson

Oh hang on it's Zelda.

04:38 By Martin Robinson

THANK YOU AMERICA!

04:38 By Martin Robinson

And thank you Aonuma.

04:38 By Martin Robinson

I'd complain about it being predictable.

04:38 By Martin Robinson

But the fact of the matter is.

04:39 By Martin Robinson

I'm seriously considering staying up to dive into the Zelda DLC rather than getting some sleep before I have to start work at 8am.

04:39 By Martin Robinson

And I've already clocked like 120 hours in Breath of the Wild. So it can't be that bad.

04:39 By Martin Robinson

It's no Arms though.

04:40 By Martin Robinson

The consensus was that Arms was the best of them all, I think.

xandaca says:

Wasn't the consensus that Mario Odyssey was the better game between the two?

04:41 By Martin Robinson

THEN WE SHALL STAY AWAKE UNTIL IT IS.

zepekit says:

The dlc is not live yet though...

04:41 By Martin Robinson

What a wonderful show. Geoff Keighley gets a lot of stick, but he does an awful lot of wonderful things and his passion is evident.

04:42 By Martin Robinson

Tonight's been a wonderful celebration of video games that's been as gaudy, weird and fantastical as the medium itself.

04:43 By Martin Robinson

So thanks to Geoff Keighley and his team, and thanks everyone for joining in tonight. It's been fun.

04:43 By Martin Robinson

Also.

04:43 By Martin Robinson

BAYONETTA 3!

04:43 By Martin Robinson

See you all tomorrow, if you're dumb enough, for PSX.

xandaca says:

Well, that was certainly an occurrence. Martin, commentators, it's been fabulous. Thanks for indulging my terrible puns and relentless jabber about hobnobs. I'd like to dedicate this award to[ADVERT BEGINS] (Night, all - or morning, I suppose)

04:44 By Martin Robinson

*Salutes*