The Game Awards 2018 (Recap) | CBC Kids News

The Game Awards 2018 (Recap) | CBC Kids News


♪ [electronic] Video games have come
a long way since PAC-MAN. It’s hard to imagine
that we’ve gone from this… ..to this… Gaming culture has faced its own
share of cultural scrutiny, stereotypes, and criticism. Because a lot of
bad things are happening to young kids
and young minds. There is a clear
unequivocal link between violent video games
and violent behaviour. Despite all of that, video games have
continued evolving and growing in popularity. 2018, the video game market is
worth $155 billion worldwide. As video games continue
growing in popularity, e-sports competitions
and social media help video games become
more and more mainstream. The music industry
has the Grammies, the film industry
has the Oscars, and the gaming industry
has the Game Awards. The Game Awards
are an annual ceremony where the gaming industry
and fans can celebrate the best games of 2018. This year,
there are 25 categories and I’m only going
to be talking about three because that is
all they pay me for. The nominees for the award are
selected by a group of judges from around the world. Out of these nominees,
the winners are selected by the group of judges
and public voters. This year, the award for best
e-sports player of 2018 went to Dominique McLean,
a.k.a. SonicFox. SonicFox is a
20-year-old American who plays for
the team Echo Fox. He’s most well known
for fighting games like Injustice 2
and Dragon Ball Fighter Z. In an incredibly
heartfelt speech, he described himself
as gay, black, a furry, and the best e-sports
player in the world. I want to give a super shout out
to all my LGBTQ+ friends. That applause helped
me through life. The award for best on-going
game of 2018 is quote, “awarded to a game for
outstanding development of on-going content that involves the player
experience over time.” This year,
the nominees were Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fortnite, No Man’s Sky, Overwatch, and Tom Clancy’s
Rainbow Six Siege. The winner was
Epic Games’ Fortnite. Now we can sit here talk
about all the things good and bad
about Fortnite, but no one can deny
its cultural impact and multiplayer experience. And yes I can do the floss,
but I’m not going to. No matter how much you pay me. The game of the year award is
awarded to the game that quote, “Delivers the absolute
best experience across all creative and
technical fields.” This year’s nominees were: Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Celeste, Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War, Monster Hunter World, and Red Dead Redemption 2. And 2018 game of the year is,
drumroll please, Santa Monica Studios’
God of War. What is this? God of War PS4 is
the game that comes after The God of War trilogy. It’s an action adventure game, full of Norse mythology, an amazing storyline,
and a great combat system. It is a PS4 exclusive. So if you don’t have a PS4,
you are out of luck. Thanks for watching. I’m Alex Friesen
for CBC Kids News.

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