What to Expect from The Game Awards 2016

Slowly but surely, Geoff Keighley’s honorable attempt to make a respectable, Oscars-like, North American mainstream video game award show has built to its most valiant attempt yet. Between The Game Awards 2016 and PlayStation Experience 2016, we are about to embark on a weekend of annual gaming news that is only surpassed by E3, which we are six months removed from. That said, before The Game Awards 2016 begins tonight at 9 PM ET, here is what we can already expect to happen, based on game news reporting around the internet.

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Farewell, GameTrailers

The writing has been on the wall for a while now. It’s a troubling sign when a stalwart in any industry meets its end. Sadly, this was the case for the video game media industry on February 8, 2016, when Brandon Jones of GameTrailers announced that the website would be shutting down. There are some who have already written about this better than I ever could, particularly Jim Sterling and his analysis of how the very nature of corporate media is the root in this situation. The fact of the matter is that whether or not you watched GameTrailers regularly,

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