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The Game Awards - 2016 Nominees

The Game Awards is scheduled to take over the industry on Thursday, December 1st. Live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Geoff Keighley and his crew will showcase the best of the best from 2016. Now we know exactly who’s competing .

And the Award Goes to…

Announced just a bit earlier today were the nominees from multitude of different awards categories for this year’s event. Here are some of the more prominent categories with their correlating nominees for The Game Awards this year:

Game of the Year

DOOM

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Overwatch U

ncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Titanfall 2


Best Studio/Game Direction

Blizzard

DICE

id Software

Naughty Dog

Respawn


Best Narrative

Firewatch

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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Mafia III

Oxenfree


Best Independent Game

Firewatch

Hyper Light Drifter

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Stardew Valley

The Witness


The above is a healthy who’s who representing the game’s industry from 2016. But the entirety of the those selected can be seen in the video clip. Check that out, and be sure to check out The Game Awards live on YouTube next month. For more information, checkout the show’s website here.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.