For years, Spike’s video game awards shows have been the butt of the industry. VGX last year got more hate and snark thrown at it than any E3 conference could hope for, even with typically funny man Joel McHale as the host. Now the industry is ready to have an awards show of their own cleverly titled ‘The Game Awards.’ Variety is reporting that major console makers Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft, along with major publishers for those systems such as EA, Ubisoft, and Hideo Kojima, have gathered together to back this event.
“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,” says producer Geoff Keighley. Keighley, who also produced the awards shows for Spike, went on to say that “this year we will celebrate the fastest-selling launch year ever for new game consoles, the dramatic rise of eSports and mobile gaming around the globe, and preview the games that will make 2015 the biggest year yet.”
Producers will start selling tickets to the December 5 event tomorrow, the 11th, via TicketMaster. No word yet on pricing, but if you aren’t able to make it to the Axis Theater in Las Vegas to attend, the awards show will be livestreamed via Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Steam, along with other livestreaming platforms. You can expect first looks at brand new games, exclusive reveals, musical performances, and appearances by developers, online content creators, and eSports players. No word yet on if Cheetos and Mountain Dew will be given to the attendees.