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The Game Awards 2023 live blog: Trailers, gameplay, announcements – as they happen

Tune in for announcements, awards, trailers, and probably something silly.

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The Game Awards 2023 takes place this evening, and you can watch it with us.

As usual, the annual show promises video game reveals, release dates, and updates on currently announced titles.

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Of course, the show is also about handing out awards. This year's Game of the Year nominees are Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Alan Wake 2 and Baldur's Gate 3 have been nominated in multiple categories, including Game of the Year, with eight nods each.

Other multiple nominees include Marvel's Spider-Man 2 in seven categories, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder with five nominations each.

You can look over the entire list of 2023 nominees here, and after all the awards are handed out, we'll provide you with the list of winners, as usual.

Sydnee Goodman will once again host the pre-show, which lasts a half-hour. During this time, Goodman will announce some award winners and make smaller announcements.

Some of the presenters this year include Caroline Marchal (As Dusk Falls), Christopher Judge (Kratos), Respawn's Vince Zampella, and the Muppet Gonzo will also hand out an award.

"Flute Guy" Pedro Eustache will perform, as will Old Gods of Asgard (Alan Wake 2).

Special guests include actor Walton Goggins and two other cast members from the upcoming Fallout TV show. Likely, there will be other special guests, but host and show creator Georff Keighly is probably keeping them under wraps for the time being.

The Game Awards 2023 kicks off tonight with the Opening Act at 4.30pm PT, 7.30pm ET, 12.30am UK. The main show starts 30 minutes later. You can watch it on YouTube, Twitch, X, Facebook Live, Steam, TikTok, Instagram, Google Play, and through other streaming sites and partners.


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The Game Awards is about to kick off! You can watch it over on Twitch, YouTube, and Steam from 12:30AM GMT/7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT.

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The Game Awards has kicked off and our first World Premiere of the night is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake. You can catch the trailer here.

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So far, we've seen some pretty interesting trailers. We got a good glimpse of Assassin's Creed Nexus VR, Pony Island 2: Panda Circus, The Rise of the Golden Idol and many more already. We think our favourite so far may have to be Windblown from Dead Cells developer, Motion Twin... looks pretty trippy!

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Dave the Diver and Dredge are gearing up for a crossover. We wonder if Dave and his sushi restaraunt will be experiencing anything sinister...

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Atlus has shown off some British accents - and a hell of a lot more than that - in newly-announced RPG, Metaphor: ReFantazio, with a beautiful Studio Ghibli-style trailer.

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Christopher Judge has taken to the stage at The Game Awards, and if there was an award for the Best Dressed, he'd definitely be taking it home. Update: We take it back. Neil Newbon has now stepped on stage.

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God of War: Ragnarok will be receiving free DLC - Valhalla - in just five days. Keep your eyes peeled for 12 December.

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The stylistic flair of Salad Fingers and slime-based gameplay mechanics will be collding in World of Goo 2, and we've got more quirky, charming games to look forward to with the reveal of Big Walk from Untitled Goose Game developer, House House.

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Matthew McConaughey made a surprise appearance at The Game Awards to announce that he'll be appearing in sci-fi game, Exodus. Stranger things have happened.

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Alan Wake 2 takes home its first award - and probably not the last - of the night for Best Narrative.

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The competition for Best Dressed is heating up; Ikumi Nakamura, who has worked on Okami, The Evil Within, and Ghostwire Tokyo, looks outstanding. They've taken to the stage to reveal the latest game from Unseen Tokyo, Kemuri.

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Moon Studios has revealed an action RPG, No Rest For the Wicked, and it'll be arriving on more platforms than just Xbox. Hurrah!

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SEGA just blew us away with an announcement for not one new game, but five. There's going to be new Jet Set Radio, Streets of Rage, Crazy Taxi, Golden Axe, and Shinobi over the next few years. Talk about exciting!

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Supermassive Games has shown a teaser trailer for its single-player Dead by Daylight spin-off, The Casting of Frank Stone. Looks suitably spooky and atmospheric, and we imagine Supermassive Games will definitely pull it off.

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Surprising noone, Hideo Kojima has entered the building in style. Only Kojima could be given this kind of entrance, appearing right after a teaser for Kojima Productions upcoming horror game, OD. And of course, he was followed by iconic horror director, Jordan Peele.

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Nioh and Wo Long's developer - Team Ninja - bequeathes March 2024 release date for PS5's Rise of the Ronin.

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Warframe: Whispers in the Walls will be arriving on December 13. So much for a quiet December!

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It looks like Epic is bringing its two big winners together with a Fortnite and Rocket League collab in Rocket Racing, which arrives tomorrow!

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With stunning visuals and stellar sound effects, a trailer for Tales of Kenzera: ZAU has been shared. We're looking forward to seeing more of this one from Surgent Studios on April 23, 2024.

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We've been treated to a look at the latest game from DON’T NOD: Lost Records: Bloom & Rage.

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Cloud and his merry band of adventurers have got some good music to accompany them on the next leg of their journey in Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth. A new trailer and theme song has been shown off!

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Ubisoft's troubled Skull & Bones will be testing the waters once again on December 14-18, with a release date of February 16, 2024. I'll eat my own arm if that actually happens.

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Season 2 of Twisted Metal is coming, with an appearance from Anthony Mackie himself! Only on Peacock, though.

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Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is looking great in its new trailer, but there's still no sign of a release date yet.

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Let's hope that Marvel's Blade goes down in history as "Arkane's first vampire game". It certainly looks like it could fit the bill.

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Old Gods of Asgard (Poets of the Fall) are here performing 'Herald of Darkness' from Alan Wake 2, alongside Alan Wake and Mr. Door themselves. This is the eight-minute break I needed.

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A new heist shooter is coming from 10 Chambers (GTFO, Payday 2)... eventually; Den of Wolves looks pretty good based on its reveal trailer.

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Time for some more TV with a grand ol' look at a trailer for the upcoming Fallout series. War never changes, folks, and in this instance, there isn't actually anything new to see here. Still, it looks good!

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The Last of Us HBO takes home the award for Best Adaptation, which sounds about right. The show was phenomenal and I don't know about you, but we can't wait for more from Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay.

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Bad weather, lootin, and shootin. What could be better? A new extraction shooter (yes, another one) has been revealed from Sharkmob; Exoborne.

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"Here we go." Couldn't have said it better myself, Geoff. No Man's Sky developer, Hello Games, is keeping the content rolling in 2024 with a brand-new game: Light No Fire. This is a game the team hopes to still be updating in ten years time, will be massively open-world, and well, ALT-J's 'Hunger of the Pine' was played during the already-impressive trailer. So, it's got my seal of approval so far.

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A wait only a Primarch could handle, Space Marine 2 is launching in September 2024.

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A pretty badass trailer for Stormgate has just been shown, now available to fund on Kickstarter.

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A wholly deserved win for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which is taking home the award for Best Action/Adventure game.

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Another couple of well deserved wins: Baldur's Gate 3 takes home three awards at once, winning Best RPG, Best Multiplayer and the Peoples' Voice Award. Meanwhile, Pikmin 4 takes home Best Simulation/Strategy, and Best Sports/Racing goes to Forza Motorsport.

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From folks who worked at Naughty Dog, Respawn, and Rockstar, Last Sentinel is an open-world game set in a dystopian Tokyo.

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A free DLC is available for Final Fantasy XVI right now. Go give Echoes of the Fallen: The Rising Tide a whirl!

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Guilty Gear Strive is bringing back the bride-with-a-mission Elphelt Valentine!

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Here's your reminder that New Game Plus arrives for Alan Wake 2 on December 11!

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Creative director of The Finals has arrived... is it time? Of course it is. The Finals is available NOW on Steam and PlayStation 5, and it arrived alongside a fast-paced trailer to get you all hyped up for it.

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A slick trailer out of nowhere, from a studio you haven't heard of? Mecha Break goes hard in an incredibly rad gameplay trailer.

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Monster Hunter Wild is basically World 2, and it comes out in 2025.

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It's what we've all been waiting for. The band is back with the one and only fluteman whom we all loved last year. Let's go!

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Timothee Chalamet has announced GOTY, and rightfully so, it has gone to the amazing Baldur's Gate 3. Well done to all the talented folk at Larian Studios!

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The Game Awards has concluded, and will be returning on December 14, 2024. On that note, we're wrapping this up and going to get some much-needed sleep. Hope you all enjoyed this year's The Game Awards!

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