The Game Awards 2014 Airs on December 5, Will Include “World Premiere Announcements” & More

November 10, 2014 Written by Jason Dunning

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Effectively replacing the VGAs/VGX, The Game Awards 2014 was announced today and will take place on Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET/6pm PT from the AXIS Theater in Las Vegas.

Calling it a “new show created specifically to acknowledge the place of video games at the center of modern entertainment and culture,” The Game Awards is being produced by Geoff Keighley, with an advisory board consisting of Reggie Fils-Aime (President and COO, Nintendo of America), Yves Guillemot (Co-Founder and CEO, Ubisoft), Hideo Kojima (Executive Contents Director, Kojima Productions), Shawn Layden (CEO, Sony Computer Entertainment America), Peter Moore (COO, Electronic Arts), Rockstar Games, Phil Spencer (Head of Xbox, Microsoft), Martin Tremblay (President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment), and Valve helping to guide things.

If you’re interested in attending, tickets will go on sale via TicketMaster tomorrow, November 11 for $45. Can’t attend? The official website says, “You can watch the The Game Awards right here from anywhere around the world on Friday, December 5 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, as well as watch it on PlayStation Network, Steam, Xbox Live, and many other sites and platforms.”

Geoff Keighley had this to say about The Game Awards:

The Game Awards 2014 will celebrate our collective love of games and the passion we all hold in our hearts for this incredible entertainment medium. Gaming has never been stronger, and this year we will recognize the fastest-selling launch year in history for new game consoles, the rise of eSports and mobile gaming around the globe, and preview the games that will make 2015 the biggest year yet.

Shawn Layden added:

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.

Set to include “awards, world premiere announcements, musical performances, and other surprises,” more information about The Game Awards is coming as we approach December 5.

Oh, and if you were wondering, “The Game Awards is not affiliated with or produced by Viacom Media Networks or Spike TV.”

What do you think of this new industry-driven awards show?

[Source: The Game Awards]