Watch the Game Awards 2016 on YouTube

The announcements, the stars, the exclusive trailers, the rap concerts. It's all there.


Following a copyright snag, last night's Game Awards 2016 is available to watch on YouTube.

The on-demand presentation includes the pre-show and awards ceremony. An audio copyright violation resulted in the video streaming without audio. It's since been resolved, so you can endure the rap concerts the same way those who watched the show live endured them: barely.

Overwatch, Hideo Kojima, Doom, and Uncharted 4 are just some of last night's winners. Overwatch took home Game of the Year, while Kojima received an Industry Icon award from Geoff Keighley.

Shacknews editor-in-chief reviewed Overwatch upon its release this spring, and was among many critics to shower it with praise. "Overwatch is a collection of firsts, but it carries itself with the confidence and proficiency of a veteran. It has plenty of room to grow and expand, but as our first step into this world, it's inviting, competitive, smartly designed, beautiful to look at, and fun to play. You can't ask for much more than that." 

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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