Reggie Accepts Splatoon Award With Class
Splatoon won the first major award of the night by beating out some stiff competition for the Multiplayer Game of the Year. But it was Reggie Fils-Aime who was the MVP of the stage as he accepted with the utmost class, as Nintendo is known for. Taking the stage like only Reggie can, he made sure to give props to all of the other games showcased for the award.
You may have noticed that not many other reward recipients did the same. Reggie, you are always a highlight of every show you appear in.
Saber Tooth Companion?!?
Far Cry Primals finally got its gameplay reveal on stage at The Game Awards 2015 and it was just is visceral as you could have possibly hoped for. What opened up with a small fire as a caveman stood up in the darkness led to a series of events that was nothing short of amazing.
It started with a saber tooth tiger companion, and then everything that followed was bloody, violent, harrowing, and intense. Packs of wolves tore men alive, skull armor was smashed, bears proved to be terrifying foes, and tribal warfare reared its ugly head. For the first time there will be no technology to save you from the hardships of a brutal world, and you will have to rely on your instincts if you are to overcome the biggest threat to ever face you in a Far Cry Game.
It’s time to get back in touch with the roots of survival, the wild side that lives in all.
Satoru Iwata Tribute-Reggie Takes to the Stage Again
Once again Reggie took to the stage, but this time it wasn’t to give props to any games a Nintendo title was competing with. It was to speak of one of the greatest pioneers in the video game industry. Satoru Iwata’s passing hit the industry hard and Reggie made it very clear just why that was.
Iwata’s legacy lives on through all the lives he touched with his contributions to gaming on the development side and how he helped to shape Nintendo. And through Nintendo he shaped the lives of many gamers who owe so much to this man who will forever be missed. One who was truly unique in a world where everyone is trying to fit in, Iwata took chances and set trends.
The Game Awards 2015 put the glitz and glamour to the side to honor a legend, and it was perfect in every way.
Nathan Drake Gets Wrecked By One Badass Woman
The Game Awards had no shortage of trailers. All were pretty damn good, but none show a cocky treasure hunter getting his ass handed to him by one seriously badass woman. It appears that Nathan’s wit just isn’t enough to get him out of this particular ass whooping.
At first it looks as if Drake will be able to handle himself, but once the mysterious Nadine Ross takes off her heels, it’s clear that he won’t stand a chance. It’s always cool to see someone so full himself get his just desserts, but there is something about this particular encounter that is just all the more better.
Just when we thought that it was time to give up hope, Double Fine decides to go and give us something that’s been wanted for quite some time. Raz is back and he’s bringing some friends along for Psychonauts 2.
Psychonauts always had a very strong following, but it just wasn’t ripe for a sequel yet, as Schafer and co. beat around the proverbial bush for quite some time. But finally, all the stars have aligned and fans will eventually be able to dive into minds once more.
Mark Hamill Gives Us a Bit of Joker
While presenting the nominees for Best Action-Adventure Game Mark Hamill decided to dip into everyone’s favorite psychotic voice. The Joker showed a bit of his magic, and while he acknowledged that his game probably wouldn’t win, but it was cool to hear it. Shortly after, he had to announce Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain as the winner of the award.
Mark Hamill couldn’t announce the game he was in, but he at least got to shake Big Boss’s hand.
Geoff Keighley Puts Konami on Blast
Hideo Kojima was supposed to be in attendance at the Game Awards, but something got in the way. What was that something, you ask? Why none other than Konami and some weird legal mumbo-jumbo prevented Kojima from accepting MGS V’s award at the show. This would normally be considered one of the worst moments of The Game Awards 2015, but Geoff Keighley turned it into one of the best.
After Kiefer Sutherland (voice of Venom Snake) accepted the reward the camera panned to Geoff Keighley who was clearly upset. He decided to not stay silent and put Konami completely on blast and shared his support for Kojima. He was clearly bothered by the turn of events, so he made sure to share that with the world.
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