Geek Culture’s Guide To Watching The Game Awards 2018

It’s December, and that means another round of The Game Awards. But it’s also 2018, a great year of gaming that has seen many exciting releases of heavy hitters, so competition for the year is bound to be rather ferocious.

One perpetual issue about not being based in the US, though, is a troublesome little gremlin called time zones: a reasonable hour there can translate to extremely ungodly timings elsewhere. Fortunately, The Game Awards team recognises this and has helpfully put up a map with labelled times on their official website, allowing for easy reference.

With Singapore’s timezone adhering to that of China’s, that places the live stream of The Game Awards 2018 on December 7, 2018 at 9.30am – do remember to mark your calendars!

To catch the heat of the action, gaming enthusiasts can tune in to the Youtube video above, or head over to the official Twitch and Twitter channels. Alternatively, IGN, GameSpot, Steam, Xbox Live, PlayStation, and the like will be hosting the show too.

With a strong lineup of contenders vying for the prize, The Game Awards 2018 promises excitement aplenty for fans. A total of seven nominations each sees both God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 leading the charge, as other fan favourites like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Marvel Spider-Man continue to put up a solid fight. Indie game Celeste has secured a place in the Game of the Year category, so do expect some underdog surprises – the best kind of victory there is.

Apart from doling out well-deserved awards, sneak previews of upcoming games and world premieres are to be unveiled during the event stream. Will there be more footage of Hideo Kojima’s highly-anticipated-but-confusing-as-heck Death Stranding? What about Metroid Prime 4 gameplay? Is Dragon Age 4 going to get more limelight? How about Square Enix’s unnamed Avengers project? Who knows.