Submit a news tip

The Game Awards 2016

Nintendo kicked off The Game Awards 2016 today with a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. But just a short while ago, the company debuted a gameplay video with Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff from the Treehouse. Watch it in full below.

Yacht Club Games debuted a brand new trailer for the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment expansion during The Game Awards 2016. We’ve posted it below.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was featured during The Game Awards 2016 pre-show as promised. A brand new trailer debuted, and we now have it below.

Even though the trailer wasn’t overly long, there will be plenty to dissect here between the glimpse of towns, new environments, and story beats. More Zelda is coming at The Game Awards’ full show later tonight.

The Game Awards 2016 will be beginning soon. If you’d like to watch the show as it happens, we have a handy stream link below.

To clarify what’s happening: the pre-show is taking place a half hour early at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET / 1:30 AM in the UK / 2:30 AM in Europe. You won’t want to miss it, as Nintendo will be showing an “exclusive look” at Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and we’ll be seeing something from Yacht Club Games. More on Zelda is supposedly coming during the show itself, and winners for the awards will be selected. It should be a fun night!

A few days ago, we heard from The Game Awards 2016 host Geoff Keighley that a special sale was planned for the event. Unfortunately though, there’s nothing new.

Nintendo’s website now shows The Game Awards “sale”. However, as you’ll quickly notice, it’s just piggybacking off of the new Cyber Deals that began last month. A bit disappointing to say the least!


Nintendo has shared more information about what to expect from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at The Game Awards tomorrow.

The “exclusive look” that we previously heard about will actually be during the pre-show. That’ll be held at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET. After that, Nintendo says “even more details” will then be present at The Game Awards itself, which starts a half hour later.

Nintendo posted on Facebook a short while ago:

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not be the only reason Nintendo fans should tune into The Game Awards tomorrow. Shovel Knight developer Yacht Club Games is now teasing something for the show.

On Twitter, the company put out the following message:

Shovel Knight’s new Specter of Torment campaign is slated for Spring 2017. One would assume that Yacht Club Games would have something new to share on that front – especially with how the tweet above was worded.


Geoff Keighley, the well-known games journalist and host of The Game Awards, recently sent out an empty tweet that contained only an image of a symbol from Zelda: Breath of the Wild in it. You can find said tweet below.

That was followed by a tweet from Nintendo of America that now confirms an “exclusive look” at the game. It’s as follows:

The Game Awards will air on December 1st.

Since The Game Awards started, numerous platform holders have offered discounts that tie into the show. Nintendo was never a part of the promtion in the past, but that’s apparently changing this year.

The Game Awards creator and host Geoff Keighley mentioned in a live stream on Periscope today that the eShop will be seeing its own discounts “for the first time” – just like the PlayStation Network, Xbox Games Store, Steam, and Origin. We’ll find out which games are eligible in a few days, but the Nintendo-related winners and/or nominees will likely be included.

The Game Awards will be held this Thursday at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT. That’s Friday at 2 AM in the UK / 3 AM in Europe.

When The Game Awards 2016 nominees were initially announced, AM2R and Pokemon Uranium were both included for “Best Fan Game”. Last weekend though, it was discovered that both had been pulled from the ballot.

During a Twitch stream this week, The Game Awards 2016 creator and host Geoff Keighley commented on why the two fan games were taken down from the category. His explanation is largely what most expected.

Keighley said that the show “couldn’t obtain the clearance” to have AM2R and Pokemon Uraniun represented at The Game Awards. Game companies find out about the nominees at the same time as everyone else. “It became clear once we announced the nominees that we weren’t going to be able to get clearance on those games from Nintendo,” Keighley said. Had AM2R and Pokemon Uranium remained as nominees, The Game Awards 2016 could have been “potentially at risk for take down” – just like the games themselves earlier in the year.

Head past the break for Keighley’s full comments.

Manage Cookie Settings