The premiere award show for the gaming industry, The Game Awards, will stream live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 8.

The 9th annual award show will stream across more than 40 platforms, including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, and TikTok Live.

The Game Awards will introduce a new category for 2022: Best Adaptation. This category recognizes any creative work that successfully adapts video games, franchises, and characters into other media, including movies, shows, podcasts, novels, and comic books.

Perhaps we’ve finally reached an era where video game movies are no longer huge cultural embarrassments? Some recently non-horrifyingly bad adaptations include Uncharted, Warcraft, Mortal Kombat, and both Sonic the Hedgehog films, as well as the Halo series from Paramount+.

“The Best Adaptation Award is a way for the gaming industry and its fans to tip its hat to creative work that authentically adapts and often adds lore and context to our favorite gaming franchises,” said Geoff Keighley, creator and executive producer, The Game Awards.  “With so many game-inspired projects across entertainment, the time is right to honor excellence in adapting video game worlds to other mediums.”

IMAX returns as an official partner, showcasing the live, trailer-filled event to cities around the world. Official IMAX schedule will be announced in the coming months.

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Eric has been writing for over nine years with bylines at Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer, Tabletop Gaming magazine, and more covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games, and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on his YouTube channel. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.