The Game Awards 2015

Geoff Keighley's second annual Game Awards take place this evening at 2am GMT (the morning of Friday 4 December), bringing with them ten world premiere announcements or trailer debuts, and ten awards to be decided either by a panel of judges or via a public vote.

The show takes place later this evening at 2am GMT, 3am CET, 9pm EST, 6pm PST, and is being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will be streamed pretty much everywhere, so you'll be able to watch it via Twitch (below), YouTube, PSN, Xbox Live, on Wii U or courtesy of Major League Gaming, among others.

The Announcements

Ten world premieres have been announced and we know what three of them will be. The first gameplay from Far Cry Primal will be revealed, we'll get a new look at Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, and NetherRealm Studios will announce a new character for Mortal Kombat X.

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg revealed that more Xbox One games will be included among the announcements. With the event's close proximity to PlayStation Experience, which takes place this weekend in San Francisco, Sony may use this platform to make an announcement, or they may wait for their own show.

Last year Nintendo surprised everyone with the first look at gameplay from the new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U. While another glimpse of that game seems unlikely, a precedent has been set for the gaming firm to once again play a part.

The Guests

British pop act CHVRCHES and Deadmau5 will be performing live, while Mark Hamill, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, and actor Kiefer Sutherland – best known for portraying Big Boss in MGS5 this year – will all be appearing.

The Main Awards

If last year's show is anything to go by the awards won't be getting as much focus as the announcements, which works for us because awards are stupid. Nevertheless, below are all the nominees with our predictions for the winners (i.e. who we think will win, not who we necessarily want to win) in bold.

Game Of The Year

Fallout 4
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Super Mario Maker
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer Of The Year

Bethesda Game Studios
CD Projekt Red
From Software
Kojima Productions

Best Independent Game

Axiom Verge
Her Story
Ori And The Blind Forest
Rocket League

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Fallout Shelter
Lara Croft GO
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

Best Narrative

Her Story
Life is Strange
Tales From The Borderlands
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Until Dawn

Best Score/Soundtrack

Fallout 4
Halo 5: Guardians
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Ori And The Blind Forest
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Performance

Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise Of The Tomb Raider)
Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games For Change

Her Story
Life is Strange

Best Shooter

Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Destiny: The Taken King
Halo 5: Guardians
Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure

Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Ori And The Blind Forest
Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Best RPG

Fallout 4
Pillars of Eternity
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Fighting Game

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Mortal Kombat X
Rise of Incarnates
Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

Disney Infinity 3.0
LEGO Dimensions
Skylanders: Superchargers
Super Mario Maker

Best Sports

Fifa 16
Forza Motorsport 6
NBA 2K16
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Destiny: The Taken King
Halo 5: Guardians
Rocket League

Best Art Direction

Batman: Arkham Knight
Ori And The Blind Forest
The Witcher 3

The Fan-Voted Awards (you can vote here)

Esports Game Of The Year

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dota 2
League of Legends

Best Fan Creation

GTA V - Targets
Portal Stories: Mel
Real GTA
Twitch Plays Dark Souls

Trending Gamer

Christopher "Montecristo" Mykles
Greg Miller
Total Biscuit

Esports Team Of The Year

Evil Geniuses
Optic Gaming
SK Telecom T1
Team Solomid

Esports Player Of The Year

Kenny "Kennys" Schrub
Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
Olof "Olofmeister" Kajbjer
Peter "PPD" Dager
Syd Sumail "SUMA1L" Hassan

Most Anticipated Game

Horizon Zero Dawn
No Man's Sky
Quantum Break
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4

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