Geoff Keighley of the long dead G4 gaming network had spearheaded a new moment in video game history with his first The Game Awards show last December, which exclusively aired on streaming networks from Twitch.TV to Xbox Live. Critics and developers in the gaming industry have taken the whole thing away from SpikeTV’s uber-testosterone, Mountain Dew kind of programing and are actually trying to make it a new, viable genre of awards show. Tonight, The Game Awards 2015 will air online to determine the best in gaming’s wide reach of genre and innovation.
The link below goes to the list of nominees for the show.
Click ahead for The Young Folks staff’s favored picks of the nominees.
The Game Awards will be streaming at 6 PM PST on YouTube.com, Twitch.tv, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, Wii U, Steam and other published gaming websites.
Additionally, all the games featured on tonight’s show will have discounts listed on each digital store platform, so keep an eye out for those.