1UPdate: The Game Awards 2022

This big-budget celebration of video games is streaming live tonight at 7:30 p.m. EST on YouTube, Twitch, Steam and Discord.

red, orange and black graphic of a figure with outstretched wings. White overlayed text reads "The Game Awards December 8"

Promotional poster for The Game Awards 2022.

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The Game Awards of 2022 are tonight, Dec. 8, and six games will be vying for the coveted Game of the Year title. This is a big-budget celebration of video games on par with the Grammys or Oscars, and its origins can be traced back to 1993.

It will be streaming live at 7:30 p.m. EST on YouTube, Twitch, Steam and Discord. In this edition of the 1UPdate, we preview some of the night’s biggest nominees and musical performances.


Related: 1UPdate: See the first Grammy nominations for best video game score


Also in this segment:

  • Firaxis honors a dying fan’s wish to play the recently released Marvel’s Midnight Suns a year before it was released.
  • The largest Super Smash Bros. tournament in the world has been cancelled for this and next year after Nintendo pulled their license.
  • Federal Trade Commission insiders are saying that the FTC might file an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft for the $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

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