The Game Awards 2014
The Game Awards 2014 ceremony, which honored the best video games of 2014, took place at The AXIS in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 5, 2014. The show was produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley. The ceremony was the first for The Game Awards, which replaced the Keighley-hosted Spike Video Game Awards (VGX in 2013) that were discontinued after the 2013 show.
|The Game Awards 2014|
|Date||December 5, 2014|
|Venue||The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Hosted by||Geoff Keighley|
|Game of the Year||Dragon Age: Inquisition|
|Developer of the Year||Nintendo|
|Industry Icon Award||Ken and Roberta Williams (Sierra Entertainment)|
This year's ceremony featured some world premieres, including Nintendo's Super Mario Maker, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kojima Productions's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Visceral Games's Battlefield Hardline, FromSoftware's Bloodborne, Supermassive Games's Until Dawn, Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886, Crystal Dynamics's Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, CD Projekt Red's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt; The Odd Gentlemen's King's Quest, Three One Zero’s Adrift and Natsume's Godzilla. There were other premieres including Facepunch Studios's Before, Stoic’s The Banner Saga 2, Fullbright's Tacoma, Robotoki’s Human Element and Hello Games's No Man's Sky.
Winners and nomineesEdit
The nominees for The Game Awards 2014 were announced on November 20, 2014. Candidate games must have a release date of November 25, 2014 or earlier in order to be eligible.
|Game of the Year||Developer of the Year|
|Best Independent Game||Best Mobile/Handheld Game|
|Best Narrative||Best Score/Soundtrack|
|Best Performance||Games for Change|
|Best Shooter||Best Action/Adventure|
|Best Role Playing Game||Best Fighting Game|
|Best Family Game||Best Sports/Racing Game|
|Best Online Experience||Best Remaster|
Fan voted awardsEdit
|Most Anticipated Game||ESports Player of the Year|
|ESports Team of the Year||Trending Gamer|
|Best Fan Creation|
|Industry Icon Award|
Games with multiple nominations and awardsEdit
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