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Vote Now for the Newly Revealed Nominees of The Game Awards 2017

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Over 100 nominees for this year’s The Game Awards have been announced. Dozens of categories range from Game of the Year to Best Multiplayer, Best Family Game, and Best Indie Game. Note the cutoff date of November 17 for games to be considered.

The Game Awards tracks votes from an international panel of game journalists (90%) as well as fan votes (10%). The following categories are determined solely by public voting: Best Esports Game, Best Esports Player, Best Esports Team, Most Anticipated Game, and Trending Gamer.

Fan voting closes on Wednesday December 6 at midnight.

Here are some of the biggest categories and nominees:

Game of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Persona 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Action Game

  • Prey
  • Nioh
  • Destiny 2
  • Cuphead
  • Wolfenstein II

Best Action-Adventure Game

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Role-Playing Game

  • South Park :The Fractured But Whole
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • NieR: Automata
  • Persona 5

Best Family Game

  • Splatoon 2
  • Sonic Mania
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Independent Game

  • Pyre
  • Night in the Woods
  • Cuphead
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

This year The Game Awards welcomes a new category: The Student Game Award. Five nominees from the high school and college level were selected based on ambition and excellence, regardless of team size. The selection panel includes some of the biggest names in gaming, such as Todd Howard (Bethesda Game Studios), Hideo Kojima (Kojima Producitons), Vince Zampella (Respawn Entertainment) and Kim Swift (EA Motive).

The Game Awards was established in 2014 by gaming media veteran Geoff Keighley. It has since grown into a prestigious and popular annual industry celebration.

The third annual Game Awards ceremony will be held on December 7 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be filmed in 4k UHD and streamed live globally beginning at 5:30 pm Pacific/8:30 pm Eastern. You can watch via Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and directly on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

 

Nintendo Holiday Experience

Play the Switch at Nintendo Holiday Experience in Select Malls

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Halloween it’s over – let the holiday season begin! Nintendo has announced a new pop-up booth called the Nintendo Holiday Experience. These booths will be available at 17 major malls across the US. They’ll arrive November 11 and run until December 17.

“We want to bring smiles to people’s faces this holiday with experiences the whole family can enjoy,” said Doug Bowser, Nintendo of America’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing. “The Nintendo Holiday Experience is a great opportunity for people to try Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS, this season’s must-have holiday items.”

The Nintendo Holiday Experience will be available at the following locations:

  • Perimeter Mall in Atlanta
  • Natick Mall in Natick, Massachusetts
  • Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois
  • The Parks Mall at Arlington in Arlington, Texas
  • FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield, Colorado
  • Memorial City Mall in Houston
  • Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance, California
  • Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California
  • Aventura Mall in Aventura, Florida
  • Mall of America® in Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York
  • King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
  • Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, Arizona
  • Washington Square in Portland, Oregon
  • Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, California
  • Westfield Southcenter in Seattle
  • Tysons Corner Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia

The Nintendo Switch launched earlier this year, making this its first big holiday season. All the major first-party Switch titles will be available to play at the Nintendo Holiday Experience, including Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Nintendo’s handheld gaming system, Nintendo 3DS, will also be shown some love with playable handhelds and games. Recent releases include Metroid: Samus Returns and Mario Party: The Top 100 will be featured.

Visitors who are My Nintendo members can use their QR Code to receive a collectible Platinum Point code card. Each code can net 100-500 Platinum Points. Platinum Points can be redeemed for Nintendo game discounts or digital items and perks for Nintendo’s mobile games.

The Nintendo Holiday Experience will arrive in select Malls November 11, and leave December 17.