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.

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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