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The Game Awards 2022: Start Time, How to Watch, and Details

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The Game Awards 2022: Start Time, How to Watch, and Details

December has fallen upon us, which for gamers is a time to reflect on the year’s top games and for developers to prepare for The Game Awards 2022. Hosted Annually, The Game Awards features 31 awards for games released in the previous calendar year. Story games will compete for accolades like best visual direction, greatest narrative, and the sumptuous Game of the Year Award. Even professional Esports games, teams, athletes, and coaches have their own categories. In addition, there is a new award for the best adaption, which may interest you if Arcane or Edgerunners were on your radar this year.

That’s why it’s worth voting for your favorite picks, which you can do so here. Voting closes on Wednesday, December 7, so make sure you get your picks in before then.

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Aside from that, you’re probably curious about where to watch the show, and exactly at what time. The Game Awards 2022, will air live on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT, and you can watch it on The Game Award’s official Youtube or Twitch channels, along with feeds from their Facebook, Tik Tok, and Twitter page.

The show will air with a 30-minute pre-show before the main event commences at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. You can also catch the event live on Steam, and even register to win a free Steam Deck; where they will be giving away one 512GB Steam Deck every minute during the live airing of The Game Awards.

What Else to Expect From The Game Awards 2022

Aside from the infamous Game of the Year award, The Game Awards also look to announce, highlight, and reveal trailers for games expected to come in the new year. According to an interview with Geoff Keighley on Epic Games, this year’s event will be the, “biggest show yet”. Brian Crecente note’s in the interview that the show is expected to feature “40 to 50 games across the show – some reveals, some existing titles.”

With this in mind, it’s difficult to contain excitement for the most thrilling month of the year for video games. With a final stamp of approval for games that win awards and a new window of opportunity for those included at the show who want to return for the honors the following year, The Game Awards 2022 will definitely be one to remember.

So, what’s your take? What games will you be voting for? What award are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below or over on our socials here!

Riley Fonger is a freelance writer, music lover, and gamer since adolescence. He loves anything video game-related and grew up with a passion for story games such as Bioshock and The Last of Us.