The Game Awards 2020 - live coverage - Sephiroth joins Smash, new Perfect Dark

It's that time of year again, where game companies will reveal to us snippets of information about upcoming games while we appreciate the games that have released throughout this past year. There are plenty of of different categories to see awarded, from Best eSports Host, to the illustrious Game of the Year. GBAtemp will be covering the event, from start to finish, so you can easily check out all the major announcements without having to tune in. However, if you are interested in the show, you can tune in and watch alongside us on our official Twitch channel, as we stream the show and talk about the games that came out this year, while reporting on the event.

The show will kick off at 4:00pm PT.

The first award goes to Final Fantasy VII Remake, which won Best Soundtrack/Score.

Loop Hero announced by Devolver Digital. It's a pixel game where you fight in dungeons with cards. 2021.

This next game sees you explore oceans, mountains, and more on a topical island. You can follow animals and manipulate certain objects. Tchia is the name.

Best Action Adventure goes to The Last of Us Part II.

Developer Jo-Mei, along with Quantic Dream as the publisher, are working on Sea of Solitude Director's Cut for an exclusive release on the Nintendo Switch.

Shady Part of Me is now available. It's a puzzle game where you use your shadow to solve puzzles.

The rest of the Yakuza games are coming to PC

Best Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Best Community Support: Fall Guys.
Best Debut Game: Phasmophobia.

Myst gets a VR release. You can get a Myst-themed Oculus Home space if you order it on the Oculus store.

Lyn is on stage to perform some Persona 5 Strikers music.

Nier Replicant gets some gameplay.

We are OFK is an interative game coming 2021.

Best eSports Game: League of Legends
Best eSports Coach: Zonic
Best eSports Event: League of Legends World Champion 2020
Best eSports Host: Sjokz
Best eSports Team: G2 eSports
Best eSports Athelete: Showmaker

Ride dragons and fight other dragons in Century: Age of Ashes, launches Feb. 2021.

Now the real show begins.

Smash Bros.!

Sephiroth is the latest DLC. Coming Dec. 2020.

Best Performance: Laura Bailey for TLOU2.

The Initiative is working on a new Perfect Dark game.

Turtle Rock's latest game features the zombie apocalypse. Back4Blood. Zombie co-op shooter. It looks very much like Left4Dead. June 22.

Scavengers gets a PC closed beta, and is a snowy third person battle royale.

Assassinate, fight, brawl, and run as outlaws in Hood: Outlaws and Legends.

Nintendo celebrates all the indie games released throughout the years.

Best Ongoing Game: No Man's Sky

The Callisto Protocol coming 2022.

Warhammer: Dark Tide sees you slaying waves upon waves of zombies.

Best Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
Best Action Game: Hades
Best VR: Half Life Alyx
Best Sports: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Most Anticipated: Elden Ring

Uncover a mystery from years ago in Open Roads.

Valorant gets a new trailer.

Disco Elysium Final Cut, free upgrade for existing players, March 2021.

Dragon Age's latest game gets a cinematic trailer.

Tactical isometric squad-based roguelike game made by SEGA. Endless Dungeon.

Black Desert Online creators are working on a new MMO. Crimson Desert shows off its visuals and graphics. Winter 2021.

Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part II

Swedish Chef is here Swedish Chef is now playable in Overcooked.

Take another new-old look at Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Warframe has some free Unreal Tournament skins available on the Epic Games Store.

Season heads to PlayStation, where you wander nature and take notes.

Games for impact: Tell Me Why.

An incredibly long trailer for Ark 2, starring Vin Diesel.

Ark is also getting an animated series, too, in 2022.

Fall Guys is getting some winter-themed content! New stages and costumes aplenty.

Checkpoint is about bringing help and mental health to gamers.

Square Enix is publishing Outriders, out Feb 2.

FIST is out Spring 2021. It has animals with giant cybernetic fists for punching.

Best Multiplayer: Among Us.

The necronomicon is a focus in this horror game with werewolves, knights, and chainsaws, in Evil Dead, coming 2021.

Capcom is remaking Ghosts and Goblins, releases Feb 25.

Capcom Arcade Stadium will be a download on the Switch with old classic Capcom games available.

Best indie: Hades
Best Audio: The Last of Us Part II
Best RPG: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Sim: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Player's Voice: Ghost of Tsushima

Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to the Series X and S.

Super Meat Boy Forever launches Dec 23.

Reach the border in a procedural road trip game called Road 96.

EA has a new game about two humans that turn into dolls and play minigames to turn back into humans. You play coop in all sorts of challenges. It Takes Two.


Accessibility: The Last of Us Part II

Elder Scrolls...Online: Gates of Oblivion is the latest expansion, coming next year.

The next Oddworld game launches spring 2021.

Best mobile: Among Us.

Monster Hunter Rise has a new trailer, which shows the threat of new monsters. March 26th.

Evil West has guns, bladed gauntlets, zombies, and more. Launches 2021.

Scarlet Nexus hits Spring 2021.

Among Us adds The Airship as a new map. Early 2021.

Geoff Keighly also gets a mask in Among Us,

Content creator: Valkerae

Master Chief is coming to Fortnite.

Daryl and Michonne from The Walking Dead also coming ot Fortnite.

Just Cause is coming to mobile. Challenge modes and online play.

League of Legends: A Ruined King gets its world premiere. It's a card-based RPG.

Best Game Direction: The Last of Us Part 2

VR multiplayer shooter about WWII, in Medal of Honor Above and Beyond.

Mass Effect is going to continue...sometime.

Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II

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New 3DS XL > Switch
Dec 29, 2019
Northwood, Sydney
I'm really curious to know who the new smash character is, despite not playing smash bros for the past few months (and not even trying out steve yet)
Yeah, there's just not much singleplayer content in Ultimate. Brawl had the most, and best, singleplayer content in my book; maybe they could bring back its Classic and All-Star Modes? Also Subspace Emissary > World of Light any day.
I just hope the new character isn't trash, like the ARMS girl.

I'd also hate to see the piece of garbage called "Last of Us 2" win any prizes. That game in particular can go die a horrible fiery death. Ghost of Tsushima is a much better game in EVERY conceivable way, with Persona 5 Royal also being a fantastic 2020 release.
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I'd also hate to see the piece of garbage called "Last of Us 2" win any prizes. That game in particular can go die a horrible fiery death. Ghost of Tsushima is a much better game in EVERY conceivable way, with Persona 5 Royal also being a fantastic 2020 release.

Oh, you haven't seen the news through social networks ? Basically, "the Ghost of Tsushima devs have been co-opted by alt-right nazis promoting their game only to trash on the masterpiece that is TLOU2". Which actually is shameful for all the people who actually loved Ghost of Tsushima for the good game it is, since it basically says they can't like the game they supported without being considered as alt-right nazis.

Oh, wait, social networks. Go figure.


New 3DS XL > Switch
Dec 29, 2019
Northwood, Sydney
I very, very, VERY highly doubt you have even ever played TLOU2.
Seen reviews and enough footage of the game; don't need to buy and play a game to know it's been politicised and overhyped.
The original TLoU really should have remained a standalone story; didn't need a sequel that killed Joel or introduced an unlikeable villainous tomboy or a boring final fight or anything.

As for gameplay, it didn't change too much from the original, and it's only open for the first part of the game.

I much prefer Persona 5 Royal and Ghost of Tsushima since they have actual interesting characters and stories, along with enjoyable gameplay, and have not been politicised to hell and back. Persona 4 Golden's Steam release was a nice surprise too, and while it's not as fun as P5R, it's still a great 2020 release.
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