The Game Awards premieres on December 5

The VGX suddenly has some competition, thanks to a new award show that has already received backing from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo.

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For years, video games' best attempt at an awards show has been the Spike TV Video Game Awards, now called the VGX. It has, at times, been a celebration of upcoming blockbuster releases. It has also, at times, been somewhat of an embarrassment to gaming audiences. As years have gone on, however, it has also been less about the awards, themselves. Now it appears that the VGX is going to have some competition, one that focuses more on the 'award' aspect of award shows.

Variety reports that the first edition of 'The Game Awards' will kick off on December 5, live from Las Vegas. It has already received the full endorsement from Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo and will be available to view live from their console platforms. The award show will also be viewable from Valve's Steam platform.

Like the VGX, the Game Awards will offer premiere trailers and gaming personalities to present awards. This new award show is the brainchild of GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley, who has racked up a massive panel of advisors to help organize the event. They include representatives from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, and Valve.

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    November 10, 2014 9:25 AM

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      November 10, 2014 9:46 AM

      It has also, at times, been somewhat of an embarrassment to gaming audiences.

      Somewhat? It is an embarrassment. I have zero faith that this will be anything else too.

      This new award show is the brainchild of GameTrailers' Geoff Keighley

      Oh, you mean the host and executive producer of that other SpikeTV awards show that's "somewhat of an embarrassment"? Yup, zero faith.

      Good luck though. I sincerely mean that, but don't be surprised if the CEO of Doritos is up on stage announcing Call of Duty: Ghosts 2.

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      November 10, 2014 10:37 AM

      It has also, at times, been somewhat of an embarrassment to gaming audiences.

      Wow, you're kinda being generous there.

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      November 10, 2014 11:12 AM

      Yeah, they try to use self effacing humor, but it's obvious the writers and producers give no fucks about games so instead of coming off like the industry poking fun at itself it comes across as mean spirited and clueless.

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      November 10, 2014 11:14 AM

      Just bring back Joel McHale and tell him to shit on the show while it occurs again. That was the only bright spot these things have ever had. They are as out of touch with their audience as their audience are garbage people from the internet.

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      November 10, 2014 11:24 AM

      It will probably suck. We will probably watch it anyway.

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        November 10, 2014 12:09 PM

        He just keeps trying to kick that football and it's entertaining as hell.