We’re getting close to the end of 2015, and that can only mean one thing; award season is upon us! Producer and gaming event organizer extraordinaire Geoff Keighley took to Twitter to reveal that The Game Awards 2015 will be held live on December 3 at 9 PM ET.
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The New York Times actually went into further detail about The Game Awards, including the man responsible for making sure gaming has its own night to recognize the creativity, excellence and determination put into creating such wondrous experiences. It has been a rollercoaster journey for Keighley, who went from running a Samuel L. Jackson/Mark Burnett-produced, 2-hour Spike TV show in 2012, down to a one-hour live stream on the internet in 2013 all the way down to independently financing and running an awards show last year without a television broadcast partner.
That last part is the most remarkable fact about The Game Awards last year, as Geoff Keighley staked more than $1 million of savings to finance the debut show. It’s quite remarkable that, despite losing money on the ceremonies from last year, he’s still out there trying his best to make it work a second time. Help with partners such as Verizon might produce a more successful sophomore event.
As always, the Advisory Board for The Game Awards includes some of the more prominent heads of publishing companies throughout the industry. The CEO of Activision, Electronic Arts, Xbox Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Hideo Kojima himself will be there to aid the event. None of them are involved with voting of nominees or winners, but it’s fair to presume that we’ll be seeing some of their upcoming titles debut during the event.