2017 Game Awards Nominees

Earlier today the 2017 Game Awards Nominees were annuonced and her they are catogory by catogory:

Game of the Year

  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Tameem Antoniades, Elizabeth Ashman-Rowe / Ninja Theory)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (John Gonzalez / Ninja Theory)
  • Nier: Automata (Yoko Taro, Hana Kikuchi, Yoshiho Akabane / Platinum Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Ian Dallas / Giant Sparrow)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Jen Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Bjork / MachineGames)

Best Art Direction

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Score / Music

  • Cuphead (Kristofer Maddigan)
  • Destiny 2 (Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson)
  • NieR: Automata (Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi)
  • Persona 5 (Shoji Meguro)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, Koji Kondo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata)

Best Audio Design

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn (As Aloy)
  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (as BJ Blazkowicz)
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Chloe Frazer)
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Nadine Ross)
  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade (as Senua)

Games for Impact

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs / ARTE / Playdius)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on My Door (Levall Games AB)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG. Corp)
  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)

Best Independent Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Mobile Game

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

Best Handheld Game

  • Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)

Best Action Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft)

Best Fighting Game

  • Arms (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Family Game

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Trending Gamer

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
  • Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
  • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best eSports Player

  • Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Kuro “KuroK”” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • FaZe Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Liquid

Student Game Award

  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, Mohsen Shah / National Film & TV School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana / USC)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard / University of Central Florida)
  • Impulsion (Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski / IIM)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
  • Meaning (Hariz Yet / DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)

Chinese Fan Game Award

  • Honor of Kings《王者荣耀》 (Timi Studio Group)
  • ICEY《艾希》(FantaBlade Network)
  • Gumballs & Dungeons《不思议迷宫》(QcPlay Limited)
  • jx3 HD《剑网3》重制版 (Kingsoft Corporation)
  • Monument Valley 2《纪念碑谷2》(ustwo games)

The Game Awards are on Thursday, December 7.

I’m starting to work on my review of Super Mario Odyssey It’ll be up soon, I’ve been really busy trying to find more writers for the site. But the game is also really long.

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Nintendo Direct September 2017

3DS

First they talked about Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon with news Ultra Beasts and a new Nekrosna 2 form for each of the 2 main legendaries. new map locations and if you preorder you get a Lyconrock Dusk form. If you buy the Pokemon Gold and Silver on virtual console you get Celabi in any of the Alola region game. The game launches November 27 and a sepcial PokeBall version New 2DS XL launching November 3rd.

Mario & Luigi SuperStar Saga is coming ro 3DS with a new game mode in which you play as one of Bowsers minions. Launching October 5th and new amiibos

Kirby Battle Royal is a Kirby multi-mode fighting game. launching January 19 2018

Tomorrow a new update comes out for the current versions of Yo-Kai Watch 2. With a final version coming out September 29th

Laytons Journey 3DS comes out October 4th with an exclusive outfit.

Minecraft is finally coming to 3DS out Today as an Eshop exclusive

A new Mario Party game with all the top minigames from all the past games with downloadplay, Mario Party: The Top 100 launches November 1oth

Metroid Samus Returns omes out Friday

Apolio Justice: Ace Aturney was announced

And Finally in for 3DS the orange and white New 2DS XL was announced October 6th

Switch

The first switch game they showed a trailer fot was XenoBlade Chronicles 2. It looks great, the graphics look really good. It just looks fun over all. Launching December 1. Also a special edition pro coltroller

In Splatoon 2 news their bringing a couple of new stages and a new weapon.Avalable Friday

Fire Emblem Wariers comes out October 20th and a special edition with the game, a sound track, and a postet and also new amiibos

SnipperClips Plus gettung a DLC/Plus version vith additional stages and a new gamemode. alsoo new worlds.Launching November 10th

Morphies Law I covered this game in the Nindies Event article launching this winter

Rocket Leauge gets a release date. With local multi-player and nintendo theamed cars releacing This Holiday

Areana Of Valour is a Game for Tencent a shooting game a MOBA .Free beta coming this winter.

Bethesda birngs Skyrim to Switch will release November 17th also Doom which will release this holiday, finnally Wolfenstien 2 which comes to Switch 2018

Nintendo is bringing bunch of thier arcade games to Switch the first being Mario bros which comes out September 27

Sports Games I’ve Already covered

Next came a switch exclusive by Square Enix. Its a fighting game it looks interesting.you can play as 8 charecters which changes the story a bit. The game looks kind of fun but not the best possible. Coming with a demo out today.The game is called Octopath Traveler.

In Arms news a new charecterbased on a lolly pop named Lola Pop and remappable control in version 3. Avalable Now.

Dragon Quest Builder is a Sandbox game based in the world of Dragon Quest.Coming Spring 2018

Kirby Star Allies this game allows 3 way CO-OP and combo abilities. Coming Spring 2018

More games

SteamWorldDig 2: September 21st

Golf Story: This Year

Nine Parchments: Holiday 2017

Battle Chef Brigade: This Year

Tiny Metal: Date Unannounced

Super Meat Boy Forever: 2018

Lost Sphear: January 23 201

Sonic Forces; November 7th

Resident Evil Revelations1&2: November 28th

L.A. Noir: November

The lasr game they talked about was Super Mario Odasey. They ammounced 2 more kingdoms the Snow Kingdom and the. IF you are stuck talk to the Hinr Toad or Talkatoo for hints. Snapshot mode allows you to freeze time and take photos. Launching October 27th along with wedding themed amiibo and a Switch bundle.Also themed JoyCons and a themed carrying case

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Nintendo Switch Games Coming Out In September

September 5th

Lego Worlds for $29.99 US 

RBI Baseball for $29.99 

September 7th

The Bridge for $9.99

September 8th

Monster Hunter Stories for 39.99

September 12th

Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition for $39.99

September 14th

Kingdom: New Lands for 14.99

September 20th

Soldan for 29. 99

September 22nd

Pokén Tournament DX for 59.99

September 29th

FIFA 18 price not listed 

UNintendo Nindies Showcase: Summer 2017

A new Super Meat Boy game Super Meat Boy Forever is coming out on Switch next year

Then they talked about the final addition to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. Coming 2018

The 4th game they talked about was Golf Story. Golf Story is an RPG that focuses on use of a golf club as the primary weapon. There is also actual golf to be played in the game. Coming this September 

The next game they talked about is called Floor Kids. It’s rhythm game based on break dancing. It launches this Holiday.

6th they talked a game called Wulver Blade. It’s an RPG based in Ancient Britain. Coming this September. 

The next game they talked about is Poly Bridge a bridge building simulator. Coming this Holiday.

The next game they showed was Kentucky Route Zero. Coming 2018. 

The next game they showed was a side scrolling shooter called Earth Atlantis. Based in the future after the great climate shift of the 21st century. You are one of the last survivors and need to save the world from monsters. Coming this fall. 

Next up a game from a new studio founded by a industry veteran. The game is called Next Up Hero. A community based fighting game where your fighting vilans and each time a player dies the game replaces them. The game also has a joycon co-op mode. Coming early 2018.

Then they announced the realese date for SteamWorld Dig 2. Coming September 21.

Then they showed Mulaka a platformer that takes place in the Taru Seira. 

Yono comes out in October 12. It’s a platformer. It looks really interesting. 

Then they talked about Dragon Marked For Death. It’s a side scrolling RPG. Coming this Winter. 

Then they announced a new shooter game called Morphine’s Law.

In light Fingers you play a fully minipulate including challenges. It looks like fun. 

The last game that was talked about is called No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again. A RPG about a guy who gets stuck in a video and how he gets out. There’s lots more story you’ll find out. Coming 2018. 

Link to the showcase

The SNES Classic Has Finally Been Revealed

Early Monday afternoon Nintendo announced the SNES Classic will be coming out on September 29th and cost $80 US. I recommend pre-ordering it if you you want one because of the demand and also Nintendo said it will be a limited run. 

Here’s a list of all the games that will be available on it:

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • EarthBound
  • Final Fantasy III
  • F-ZERO
  • Kirby Super Star
  • Kirby’s Dream Course
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X
  • Secret of Mana
  • Star Fox
  • Star Fox 2
  • Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Yoshi’s Island

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Everything Covered In The Nintendo Treehouse Day 1

The first game showed off was shown off was Super Mario Odasey Gsmeplay it looks great.I think that the game will be great. It look like it would me a great game.. The art and music are great.

I issed a little bit of the treeehouse bu the next game I saw was Metroid Samus Returns for 3DS. It lloks like fun and like the story is good. it looks like the story is good.

Then they showed gameplay of Mario + Rabbids it looks fun and that means more then when i usually say it becauseI’ve disliked Mario games for a while.The game is compatible with all types of controllers

The next game shown was Mario & Luigi Superstars Saga + Bowsers Minions. The game looks decent but good for a Mario & Luigi game.

Then they showwed arms is missed all of that part

Then came more Super Mario Odasey

Release Dates (only games announced durring the treehouse):

Metroid: Samus Returns:September 15th,3DS

Sony E3 2017

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Before the confrence even started durring pre-announcments they announced that Underatale has just started.

Namco also announced a game for PS4 and its release date Ni No Kuni II: November 10th 2017

Uncharted DLC was announced it looks good

The first live announcnont was Monster Hunter Worlds. It looks really good the graphics are really fast even though my stream was lagging.

Shadow Of Colossus looks really good I want to play it. releasing 2018. the graphics were deep and fast.

Marvel Vs Capcom was next. it looks great I really want to play it. it looks like it going to have a good story. it also looks like is going to build into Marvel canon. releacing September 19, 2017.

Then came Call Of Duty: WWII. The game looks fun and realistic. True to history.

Then they showed Skyrim for PSVR. it looks great really realistic I’ve never played Skyrim if it wasn’t coming out on Switch this would probally be the way I’d get it.

Moss in VR. I think this is a new IP. I rhink this looks fun

Then they announced God Of War it is highly awaited and deserves that it looks grat this one I really want it. I think it will be a great game probally will score at least 8 on meta critic

The next game they announced was Detroit Become Human. Its about a hacker who wants wis political view and starts a revelution because he is proandroid and no one else is. It’s a hacking game like Watchdogs

Destiny 2 looked good

Then the last thing they showed was a game I’m definitly going to get. Spiderman: . The game looks great and like its going to stay true to the franchise. We got gameplay it looks great, you can even free web swing. it also looks like the story of what was shown looks great, some of the dailuge seems funny.

Release Dates:

South Park: The Fractured but Whole:  October 17, 2017

Marvel’s Spider-Man: 2018

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy: August 22, 2017

Destiny 2: September 8, 2017

God of War [PS4]; Q1 2018

Call of Duty: WWII: November 3, 2017

Far Cry 5: February 27, 2018

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