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If you needed any more build-up to The Game Awards 2019, you’re in luck: producer and host Geoff Keighley recently participated in a Reddit AMA, the classic pastime activity, giving some insight on what we can expect from the awards show this year. 

The first little nugget that stands out is regarding new releases. According to Keighley, there’s at least “10 new games/projects being revealed… that no one has heard about yet.” That’s a lot of software, and hopefully, one or two of the projects are related to Nintendo. 

Speaking of Nintendo, we have to imagine that if the Game Awards made it to Tokyo, which could be closer than we think as Geoff said his dream “…is to travel the show around the world – like the Olympics,” adding, “the Game Awards in Tokyo would be amazing.”

Also, if you’re unfamiliar with how the voting works, Geoff cleared things up saying, “…a jury of 80 global media outlets” is how the games are chosen, and he tries to maintain a “blind” panel so that there isn’t unnecessary influence on the voters. One other thing that he mentioned was about how The Game Awards are an “emotional rollercoaster,” and every year produces new challenges to overcome. We can imagine that running one of the most prestigious, if not the most prestigious, video game award shows would get taxing. 

As for the future of the show, Geoff mentioned that “next week I’ll be announcing a big new concept.” 

Oh, and in case you’re attending, Geoff wants you to know that the dress code is “business casual.” The Game Awards will be broadcast live on December 12th at 5:30 p.m. PT. You can tune in via Facebook Live, Twitch, and YouTube in 4K, among other social platforms. 

Do you need a quick refresh of all The Game Awards nominees? We’ve done the dirty work for you. 


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Written by Caleb Mina

A father, photographer, and husband, Caleb still finds time to create content about his favorite company Nintendo. You can still catch him riding a Tauros to hatch Shiny Pokémon eggs.