'The Game Awards' Latest News & Update: 'Uncharted' & 'Firewatch' Dominated The Nominations. What Other Games Are Nominated?

By Glen Quilat , Updated Nov 17, 2016 06:00 AM EST
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The nominees for The Game Awards 2016 have been released. The Game Awards show recognizes more than just the popular and usual blockbuster hits but also the small projects. This year, The Game Awards show will have a healthy mix of independent titles and big names on the nominee list across all categories.

Contenders for multiple awards at The Game Awards 2016 are big titles like "1", "Doom," "Overwatch," "Titanfall 2," and "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End." Smaller projects like "Inside," "Hyper Light Drifter" and "Firewatch" have also been nominated in several categories.

Notably, both "Firewatch" and "Uncharted" dominated the nominations for the acting, art and storytelling at The Game Awards 2016. Fans and critics are not completely surprised with this news. Not only do both "Firewatch" and "Uncharted" have distinctive visual languages, they also go way beyond in creating characters that exist outside their current adventures.

The Game Awards 2016 Game of the Year award will be given to the game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields. The nominees are: "Doom," "Inside," "Overwatch," "Titanfall 2" and "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End."

"Uncharted 4: A Thief's End" has the most number of nominations at The Game Awards 2016. It has a total of eight nominations. The eight nominations include Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Narrative. They also got three nominations in the Best Performance for voice actors Nolan North, Troy Baker, and Emily Rose. "Firewatch," "Inside," and "Overwatch" has five nominations each, following "Uncharted 4: A Thief's End."

Sony received 13 nominations making it the most-recognized publisher at The Game Awards 2016. Electronic Arts follows with 10 nominations, Blizzard with 7 and Bethesda with 6. The game publishers with 5 nominations each were Playdead and Campo Santo.

The full list of nominees across all categories totaled to 63 this year. The Game Awards 2016 takes place on Thursday, December 1 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Check out this The Game Awards 2016 video and see if your favorites are nominated:

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