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The Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards will be broadcast live in IMAX theaters

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards will both be shown live in IMAX theaters this year. Known for showing new game trailers and announcing new titles, this experience is sure to delight fans.

The first is the Summer Game Fest, which kicks off on June 9. Keighley announced that the Fest would return shortly after E3 was officially canceled. According to the host himself, this will include “another Kickoff Live show with announcements, news, and first looks.”

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Summer Game Fest will be an all-digital event, which means that unlike past in-person E3 events, we won’t be able to play demos, but we should still see plenty of exciting video game news from the Fest and showcases from individual businesses.

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Xbox and Bethesda are already scheduled for a showcase on June 12 just after the Fest. We don’t know how long it will last, but the previous ones lasted around 90 minutes.

Six months after Summer Game Fest, it’s time for The Game Awards – an event the industry keeps wanting to be the video game equivalent of the Oscars. While movie showcases could certainly learn a thing or two from their video game counterparts, we don’t need the film industry patting us on the back.

This year’s The Game Awards will likely follow a similar pattern to last year, with host Geoff Keighley and various notable gaming personalities rewarding developers with trophies for all their hard work.

Last year, It Takes Two won the coveted Game of the Year award, and Hazelight Studios head Josef Fares picked it up. It would be pretty exciting to see another moment like his “fuck the Oscars” announcement on a huge IMAX screen.


Anyway, everyone knows that the most important gaming awards are those given by TheGamer. For 2021, It Takes Two took 6th place. A respectable effort. But our top pick was the phenomenal mod-turned video game, The Forgotten City. 17 publishers, 77 games, one winner.

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