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The Game Awards return in December with a category premiere | Digital Trends Spanish

The Game Awards They will return on December 8 with a live show broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The show will introduce at least one new element this year: a category of Best Adaptation for this year’s award ceremony.

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards is essentially the video game industry’s version of the Oscars. It awards games and creators in a variety of categories, but it’s also a marketing opportunity for companies to showcase world premiere trailers. This year’s show will be co-hosted by Kimmie Kim and will feature musical performances, including from the Game Awards Orchestra conducted by Lorne Balfe. The Game Awards is also partnering with IMAX to broadcast the ceremony in select theaters.

Geoff Keighley, creator and presenter of The Game Awards

As for this year’s awards themselves, the newly announced Best Adaptation category will honor video game-based media. It’s not just video game movies that will be nominated for this award; Books, streaming shows, podcasts, and comics adapted from gaming IP will also be considered.

“The Best Adaptation Award is a way for the gaming industry and its fans to tip their hat to creative work that authentically adapts and often adds lore and context to our favorite game franchises,” said Keighley, creator and producer. executive of The Game Awards, in a press release. “With so many game-inspired projects across entertainment, the time is right to honor excellence in adapting video game worlds to other media.”

The Game Awards they already have a history of celebrating game adaptations. Last year, Jim Carrey and Ben Schwartz appeared during the show to premiere a trailer. from Sonic the Hedgehog 2, giving us our first look at Blue Blur’s new adventure with Tails (voiced by Sonic veteran Colleen O’Shaughnessey) and Knuckles (voiced by Idris Elba). The show also featured a look at the Halo series, which premiered on Paramount+ in March. Both projects must be eligible for the new award judging by the category description.

The Game Awards 2022 will stream on Twitch, YouTube, and select IMAX theaters on December 8.

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