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 to...talk. 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.

REGGIE IS HERE.

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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Everyone is entitled to love or hate or meh anything, unless it breaks laws, so it's moot to argue about one's preferences or lack thereof to another.

Whether people bought a certain game or not is not the issue, because reasons.

What should be the issue is the denial when a title is pandering to a Political view that is topical to earn edgy points and more free, online advertising in a Western climate where these issues are hotly debated.
That shouldn't be what gaming is about, but if it is then at least be forthcoming about it.

It's not like Homosexuality hasn't been a selling point in Asian Media for several decades, even Transgender culture is alive and well in many Non-Western countries around the World, living its best life; the difference is they're not packaged to create tension with the majority of the World which are Heterosexual, but rather coexist as one society.

Some people argue that Homosexuality is the same as Heterosexuality; by all means, prove it for yourself. If you're Heterosexual, change your porn preference to Homosexual and change your partner to be Homosexual, because it shouldn't matter if they're the same; this is the circular asininity that people don't seem to comprehend. If Homosexuality is the same as Heterosexuality then there's no need to be Homosexual.

So, by definition, Homosexuality is different to Heterosexuality and just because people can live in harmony and tolerate each other it doesn't mean they need to be in an environment saturated with its depiction, especially when said sexuality is a minority; a good analogy would be even if you can tolerate my opinion, it doesn't mean I should Post a Comment on every Thread here, every single day.

That's just common sense and common decency.

Nobody needs to justify their tastes, but nobody should try to defend a cheap Marketing ploy or be played by it.
That's sad for everyone and the Gaming future.
 

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That's absolute bullshit. Name at least 3 games that in fact are political, and also why. Im waiting.

You seriously can't think of three games on your own, that in fact are as every bit as "political" as TLOU2? I don't think you're even trying because I can think of FAR more than a measly three off the top of my head and they're all popular titles. You're either 1) just choosing to ignore the politics in games that you either agree with or 2) don't understand/realize the political themes in them. ut2k4master is correct. TONS of games have plenty of political themes/subject matter in them.
 
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Are you 5? I'm not holding your hand. You're just being purposefully ignorant and difficult. A thing called Google exists and if you're still unable to find the answer you're looking for... I question how many games you've actually played outside of Pong. Some of the most popular game franchises in history are purely political in nature. I'm just going to second the "echo chamber" comment.
 
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ghost of tsushima, doom eternal, final fantasy 7 remake

What's political in any of them? Just curious

Edit : Obviously, Im not asking for full blown review, just give me topic or subject within game that is associated with politics
 
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every game thats about "good" vs "evil" is inherently political

I'm guessing that we have different views on what "political" topics are, as I find "good" vs "evil" thing to be purely philosophical.
Anyways thanks for replay, I appreciate you taking the time.
 
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I'm guessing that we have different views on what "political" topics are, as I find "good" vs "evil" thing to be purely philosophical.
Anyways thanks for replay.

You need your hand held now to explain exactly what is political in games that have political themes? Omfg. Are you also going to ask what about the Metal Gear or Call of Duty franchises are political? Now we're back to "politics" only pertaining to what YOU feel is worthy or not worthy of being considered "political" in a game to you. Echo chamber.... again. Oh... wait!!! You mean THOSE politics???? Lmao. Okay then. Persona and Catherine. Need a mix of both kinds of politics? GTA. Do I need to keep going? Because I have tons more for you.
 
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Dude there are no "clues" about her being lesbian. She does kiss her childhood friend the game lmao. Did you expected more, or do people need it to be spell out loud? I mean yeah she could be bi, but not that it makes any change in the actual story...

And well, there's no need for heterosexual couples in the game. I mean, just as there's no need for homosexual couples in every game. Both are normal out there as they are, so...

I said I did not play the game and went based on the info I saw on Vice and the Fandom, and what gameplay I HAVE seen (which consists of very little of the start, and the hind end of the game).

Don't act condescending when neither the Fandom ( https://i.imgur.com/osZFFtA.png ) nor the Vice article ( https://i.imgur.com/T2Pwcab.png ) mention her being lesbian. I am going off what little I knew, a lot of what I've heard, and what absurdly few clues I was able to see.

As I mentioned that I have little/no experience of the game ( https://i.imgur.com/rxldBo9.png ) , it's amazing you had to go and act like such facts are in plain sight for everyone to see. And as I opened up: "Here's everything I understand:" - implying I was going off all the scenes I have seen (which really account only to what I've written about in my earlier post) and a vice article (and wiki/fandom).

And one last thing:

"And well, there's no need for heterosexual couples in the game. I mean, just as there's no need for homosexual couples in every game. Both are normal out there as they are, so..."

Inclusivity. If you're going to praise your game as inclusive, and include a homosexual/bisexual character, a transsexual, etc, then in all non-biased sincerity you should be including at least one major heterosexual coupling to also be 'inclusive'. The street should not, objectively, be one way that inclusivity should include LGBTQ+ but exclude Hetero.

The fact they have to make a focus on their relationships at all when ultimately these relationships are, using your own words, 'not needed'. What does Abby's sexual choice truly matter to the story? None. Ellie's? Little as she's the main character and people have a subconscious desire to know where the main character's life may lead down the line. But even this ends up a dead end meant to ultimately disappoint the players more as that relationship's ultimately torn from her to again elevate this somewhat implied background narrative Ellie must be punished for everything for wanting Revenge, yet Abby obtains all she ever really wants for hers.

You also said it yourself to back up my point: "I mean yeah she could be bi, but not that it makes any change in the actual story..." - if a character's sexuality ultimately doesn't matter to the story, why does it need to overtly focused on at all? A small bit of flirting, no need for a full blown kiss. Why was that needed?

I use Angelica Rogner from Trails of Cold Steel as a perfect example of an overt lesbian done right. Her being lesbian is a huge part of her character. She not once feels out of place as a lesbian, despite how hamfistedly lesbian she, hugging nearly every 'cute' female in sight (except the other physically muscular female in the main cast in Cold Steel 1, still need to go through CS2-4) is because while it's faithful to her sexuality, it also overtly is played for laughs to help tell a story and tell us who she is.

So what does being Lesbian give Abby? Nothing. It doesn't add anything to her character except checking off an inclusivity checkbox, as you've so properly noted. It doesn't define her as a person, it just defines her sexual preferences. If being a heterosexual isn't necessary, neither is having one's sexuality stated at all.

Ultimately your post does help bring up a point why people view the game as SJW/Woke. Because almost every character relationship except for father-daughter types in this game can literally be described with "because it is inclusive" (Abby kissing a female as you state, plus her sex scene, implies bisexuality, and Ellie is clearly lesbian), and "they could be relationship swapped and it wouldn't make any change in the actual story". So thanks for at least helping me work that out!
 
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completely disagree. the game worked as fantastic as it did because of tlou1.
the trailers were cut that way to avoid spoilers. you accusing them of "lying" is just malicious intent.
the game is far from "politically correct" and most video games are in fact "political", you haters are just mad because its "politics" you disagree with.
the game is liked by most gamers, you haters in your echo chamber are just a small minority
most games are political? lol cmon whare are you smoking? what does mario or zelda have of politics? same for preety much every nintendo game i see zero politics on them tbh, are god of war politically where? same for halo or gears? or sackboy or spider man?

there are games with political intents but most of them dont have any they are simply games...

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every game thats about "good" vs "evil" is inherently political
good vs evil is not a political topic lol now your making your political thing a complete joke, doom eternal is not political, good vs evil is not a political thing at all.~doom would be more a religion topic rather than political topic if you even want to go there becuase its basicaly demons and hell.

and religion is everything but political topic, that is why people always try to keep religion away from politics same for good vs evil, that is not a political statement you might want to call it a religious believe to deice what is good or what is evil but not a political topic.
 
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most games are political? lol cmon whare are you smoking? what does mario or zelda have of politics? same for preety much every nintendo game i see zero politics on them tbh, are god of war politically where? same for halo or gears? or sackboy or spider man?

there are games with political intents but most of them dont have any they are simply games...

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good vs evil is not a political topic lol now your making your political thing a complete joke, doom eternal is not political, good vs evil is not a political thing at all.
sexuality isnt political yet here we are
 
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sexuality isnt political yet here we are
It is because some people dont think they should be allowed to get married, have kids and so on.

you can see how many political laws and changes were made to support same sex marriage and many other rights on recent decades, so it is a political topic because some people tough it was wrong and some people tough it was correct.And there is alot of debates still to be done on many countrys of the world.

now no one would play Mario and say who this game is political because a green turtle is bad and kidnaps a princess against their will...
 

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Aren’t the bad guys capitalists making money off of hell?
you need to be a capitalist to want make money?

this is what is wrong with society this days lol, im guessing all drug lords are considered capitalist too? or simply anyone that has a business whose goal is to make money?

People who want to make money, doing right or wrong things to get it, are business men, they dont need to be capitalist to want their company to make money...
 

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It is because some people dont think they should be allowed to get married, have kids and so on.

you can see how many political laws and changes were made to support same sex marriage and many other rights on recent decades, so it is a political topic because some people tough it was wrong and some people tough it was correct.And there is alot of debates still to be done on many countrys of the world.

now no one would play Mario and say who this game is political because a green turtle is bad and kidnaps a princess against their will...
thats mostly a religious issue. so religion seems to be political after all according to you
 
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