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The Complete List of Winners From The 2019 Game Awards

The Complete List of Winners From The 2019 Game Awards

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Last night the video game equivalent of the Oscars, the Game Awards, went down honoring the years best in PC, console, and mobile gaming.

Hosted and created Geof Keighley formerly of G4tv and now in its fifth year, the event not only hands out trophies to the best games of the year but also is a night of big reveals of like Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X.

Among the big winners of the night were Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which shockingly took home the night’s top honor Game of the Year as well as Best Action/Adventure game. Indie title, Disco Elysium won three awards on the night, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won Best Audio Design. Death Stranding, who went into the awards shows a favorite to win GOTY won Best Game Direction, Best Performance, and Best Score/Music.

Here is the complete list of categories and winners :

Game of the Year

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Community Support

  • Destiny 2 

Best Score/Music 

  • Death Stranding 

Best Narrative

  • Disco Elysium 

Best Fighting Game

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — Bandai Namco/Sora Ltd./Nintendo

Best Audio Design 

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Best Strategy Game

  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses 

Content Creator of the Year

  • Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek 

Best Art Direction 

  • Control  

Best Action Game

  • Devil May Cry 5 — Capcom

Games for Impact

  • Gris — Nomada Studio/Devolver Digital

Best Family Game

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3

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Danny Brown Will Host New Radio Station As Part of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Latest Update

Rockstar Games Danny Brown Will Host New 'GTA V' iFruit Radio Station

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Grand Theft Auto V first arrived on PS3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013 before being released on 2014 current-generation consoles PS4 and XBOX One and is still going strong. Rockstar Games announced that Detroit’s own, Danny Brown will be hosting a new radio station in the game.

The new station will be called iFruit Radio, a play on Apple Radio. It will be available to GTA Online players as part of the  Diamond Casino Heist update arriving on Thursday (December 12), breathing more life into the game that has sold over 115 million copies. Skepta will be joining Brown as a special guest on the channel.

Players can look forward to a total of 27 tracks from popular music acts such as DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Pop Smoke, Burna Boy, Kranium, Freddie Gibbs, Travis Scott, ScHoolBoy Q, City Girls and more. You can see the full tracklist below.

  • Megan Thee Stallion f. DaBaby – Cash Shit
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Crime Pays
  • Skepta f. Nafe Smalls – Greaze Mode
  • Pop Smoke – 100K on the Coupe
  • slowthai – I Need
  • Danny Brown – Dance In The Water
  • The Egyptian Lover – Everything She Wants
  • Burna Boy ft Zlatan – Killin Dem
  • Skepta & AJ Tracey – Kiss and Tell
  • D-Block Europe – Kitchen Kings
  • JME f. Giggs – Knock Your Block Off
  • Travis Scott – HIGHEST IN THE ROOM
  • Yung Thug f. Gunna and Travis Scott – Hot (Remix)
  • DaBaby f. Kevin Gates – POP STAR
  • Kranium f. AJ Tracey – Money In The Bank
  • J Hus – Must Be
  • Baauer and Channel Tres f. Danny Brown – Ready to Go
  • D Double E & Watch the Ride f. DJ Die, Dismantle, and DJ Randall – Original Format
  • Shoreline Mafia – Wings
  • Alkaline – With the Thing
  • Headie One f. Skepta – Back to Basics (Floating Points Remix)
  • City Girls – Act Up
  • Denzel Curry & YBN Cordae f. Take a Daytrip – AL1ENZ
  • Koffee ft Gunna – W
  • DaBaby – BOP
  • Naira Marley – Opotoyi (Marlians)
  • ScHoolboy Q – Numb Numb Juice
  • ESSIE GANG f. SQ Diesel – Pattern Chanel

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Sony Announces New Collab Series Uniting SME Artists With Its Latest Technology

Sony Newest Collaboration Campaign Unites SME Artists With Tech

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

Today (Dec 4), Sony announced its newest collaboration series that will unite Sony Music Entertainment (SME) artists with the company’s latest technology.

Kicking things off for the campaign on Dec.6 will be a rapper and YouTube personality DDG and pro-skate Neen Williams. They will be featured in a project that will use Sony’s cutting-edge Sony MESH loT blocks. The video itself will be filmed at The Berries iconic skatepark located in Los Angeles using MESH, which is a platform that adds clever features to everyday objects that you can program. 

The project, as described in the press release, “creates something truly unique as a gravity-defying skate performance is combined with extraordinary audio and visuals triggered by the MESH.”

Speaking on the project, DDG added:

“The Sony collaboration with Neen was a dope new way to turn my song into a whole different vibe. I never envisioned a skateboarding song when I made ‘Push,’ but seeing Neen vibe out to the record and Sony’s MESH sensors and projectors’ lights going crazy to my song convinced me. I’ve never been a part of something so innovative. It came out so dope.”

Future collaborations in the pipeline include the use of Sony’s flagship smartphone the Xperia 1 and its exceptional camera capabilities to create “action-packed” content based around the upcoming Bad Boys for Life film. Another one will involve Sony’s 360 Reality Audio technology being used to create a new immersive music experience.

Last but certainly not least, you know Sony had to include the PlayStation 4 in on the fun. Using the PS4 exclusive game, Dreams Universe, Dreams creators will be challenged to create a virtual, innovative, live performance arena for the SME artist using the Dualshock 4 controller.

Sounds very intriguing, for more information and updates about the Sony Collaboration campaign head here. The Youtube channel goes live starting Dec.6

Photo: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

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Chief Keef Hosting Mortal Kombat Pop-Up Tournament On Dec. 15 In Long Beach, Calif.

Fans of Mortal Kombat will have a chance to test their skills against other combatants at a pop-up tournament hosted by none other than Chief Keef. The invitational tourney will take place at the Thunder Gaming Studios in Long Beach, Calif. next month.

Thunder Gaming, a digital media, gaming, and eSports company, will be linking up with Keef for the BANG – Mortal Kombat tournament that will be going down Friday, December 13 at 5:00 PM PST.

Keef will be taking on other gamers and celebrities in a six-on-six crew battle for the fighting game franchise’s 11th edition. And for those who can’t make it to the LBC, Thunder Gaming will stream the tournament live via its Twitch channel and also in VR through Live Planet.

“We are excited to team up with Chief Keef and many of his celebrity friends in a fun, competitive way that is designed to introduce their followers and friends to gaming,” Andrew Kennedy, Chief Marketing Officer of Thunder Gaming, said. “We see tremendous overlap with hip hop and consider this a unique opportunity to further grow our brand, gain new followers and show off our Thunder Gaming space.”

If folks aren’t keen to hop into the Mortal Kombat 11 circle, there will be a free-play area for two-on-two Call of Duty: Modern Warfare setups where fans can take on members of Chief Keef’s Glo Navy camp. There will also be NBA 2K20 on deck.

Now for the good stuff.

For those wishing to compete, it’ll cost you $65 to buy in until the day of the competition. For those who just want to come and hang out, it’ll be just $35 to get in and take in the sights.

The ballers out there can get themselves a VIP experience with lounge access, a private bar and more for just $99.

For more detailed information, including how to cop tickets, follow this link.

Check out the trailer below too.

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Vince Staples & Dreamville’s Bas Battle In ‘NBA 2K20’ As Part of Amazon Music’s ‘Versus’ Series

Vince Staples & Bas To Faceoff In 'NBA 2K20' On Twitch

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Hip-Hop and gaming go hand in hand, that’s why Amazon Music’s Versus series featuring Vince Staples and Bas makes perfect sense.

Tuesday (Nov.5) Staples will challenge Dreamville rapper Bas in a friendly but competitive game of NBA 2K20. Fans of each artist can watch it all go down on the popular streaming network at 4pm EST Twitch. The stream will be hosted by the very well-known Twitch streamer and gaming personality JERICHO, who will also conduct an interview with Staples during the matchup.

While going head to head with Bas, Staples will also be playing music fro Amazon Music subscribers via the Amazon Music Twitch extension during the broadcast, including his latest release “Sheet Music.” The outspoken rapper also just recently dropped the second episode of his comedy series The Vince Staples Show.

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Not to be outdone, Bas also announced that he is releasing new music this week and even gave fans a sample of what to expect on his Instagram account.

So make sure to tune in at 4pm cause this is definitely a showdown you don’t want to miss. Both Staples and Bas are big-time gamers, and we are sure they will bring excitement and trash talk.

Watch live video from amazonmusic on www.twitch.tv</a<http://www.twitch.tv%3c/a>>

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On-Brand?: FaZe Clan Co-Founder Allegedly Goes Ham In Vegas Hotel Room

FaZe Banks Allegedly Trashes Las Vegas Hotel Room

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Insanely popular Esports athlete, FaZe Banks, is under investigation for allegedly going ham on his Las Vegas hotel room. TMZ Sports reports he has caused more than $30K in damage.

The 27-year-old professional gamer co-founded the successful Esports crew FaZe Clan who’s members are best known for kicking ass in such games as Call of Duty, Fortnite, Overwatch, and more. They are also known for being the “bad boys” of Esports if these allegations are true; this behavior is on-brand. The clan is so famous in fact that Offset, Post Malone, and Lil Yachty are members. The celebrity gossip site details an Oct.14 night where Banks allegedly destroyed the room.

Per TMZ:

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EA’s Delayed ‘NBA Live 20’ Is Now Canceled, Will Return For Next Generation Consoles

EA Announces It Will Not Be Releasing 'NBA Live 20'

Source: EA / NBA Live 19

NBA Live 20 got its wig pushed back by EA back in July with the studio assuring fans the game would most likely hit shelves during All-Star weekend. If you were a fan looking forward to the next game in the famed basketball video game franchise dropping, we have sad news, it’s not happening.

EA confirmed NBA Live 20’s demise via a Tweet stating that with the help of the NBA and NBPA, it will be working hard to bring something “fresh” for next-generation players.

EA’s chief executive Andrew Wilson further clarified the game studio’s decision not to move forward with NBA Live 20 stating:

“We’re not launching a new NBA Live HD product this season. Instead, we’re expanding our vision, leaning hard into the new leading-edge platforms, and taking the time to ensure we deliver against the opportunity for our players.”

NBA Live 20 being shelved marks the fourth time an NBA Live game has not made it onto home consoles. NBA Live 11 (mobile only) never saw the light of day after a hilariously buggy demo ruined it. NBA Live 12 was never announced due to to the fact EA switched the game’s studio. NBA Live 13 was canceled, and NBA Live 17 only lived on mobile devices, failing to arrive on consoles once again.

EA did manage to drop two solid games in NBA Live 18 and 19, but the NBA 2K franchise stole all of its thunder and all of its players. It’s sad because the 2K franchise could use the competition to keep it on its toes. Despite being the biggest selling game as of last month, 2K20 launched with some serious issues that had 2K fans actually calling out Ronnie 2K on Twitter.

Welp, we shall see if EA succeeds in delivering a new NBA Live game on PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Project Scarlett by next holiday season when the two consoles launch.

Photo: EA / NBA Live 19

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New ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ Shows Even More Glorious Lightsaber Play

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: EA / Respawn

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s November 15 release date is quickly approaching, and to celebrate EA and Respawn are giving fans another look at the game in a new launch trailer.

In the new Fallen Order launch trailer, we not only get a better glimpse of the young Jedi, Cal Kestis, and his adorable droid BD-1 but his foes, allies, and the worlds he will travel to. We also get to see some more of the impressive lightsaber combat that is “absolutely killer,” according to Esquire, which details in its piece how Respawn drew inspiration from other classic games for Fallen Order.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order centers around Cal who is on the run following the execution of Order 66 that saw the clone Storm Troopers turn their weapons on their Jedi generals.

In the 1:06 clip, Cal is informed by Cere (Debra Wilson) that they have lost the war, and the “Empire is hunting Jedi survivors,” and that they know who he is. While showing off the games impressive graphics and gameplay, Cal takes on two members of the Inquisition, the Second and Ninth Sister. Cal’s hunters are also former Jedi, which adds even more intrigue to the story.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Source: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order / EA

The game’s story is taking its cues from Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli’s Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #6. Based on what we have seen so far, Respawn’s Star Wars single-player adventure is the game we have been looking for based on the iconic film franchise. We can’t wait to get our hands on Star Wars Jed: Fallen Order when it arrives on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 15.

You can watch the action-packed launch trailer below.

Photo: EA / Respawn

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‘Need For Speed: Heat’ Puts The Pedal To The Metal In New Launch Trailer

Need For Speed Heat

Source: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

Need For Speed: Heat is at the start line and waiting for the signal to hit the gas as the games November 8 release date nears. Today (Oct.28), the folks at EA/ Ghost Games dropped the official launch trailer to get fans of the iconic racing video game franchise hyped.

With Jaden Smith’s “Goku” as the soundtrack, the latest trailer for Need For Speed: Heat pushes the pedal to the medal. The trailer features cars created by five fans through the games accompanying the NFS Heat Studio app as a celebration of its success ripping through drifting through the hot streets of the fictional locale of Palm City.

In a press release, EA boasts that millions of custom rides have been created via the app and that players have spent an average of 24 minutes using it to customize their vehicles. Not wanting to leave the eye-opening designs on the showroom floor, EA decided to select 100,000 fans creations and send them their own versions of the trailer featuring their unique design as the “hero car” in the spot.

Celebrities have also gotten into the act, French Montana, A$AP Ferg, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as wells car brands Aston Martin, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Polestar and Honda joined in on the racing action. BMX magician Nigel Sylvester has also helped get players hyped for the game by dropping films using his unique film style, capturing a night of him racing through the Miami streets in his Mercedes Benz AMG GTR.

Need For Speed: Heat looks to bring new energy to the famed racing video game franchise with its brand-new-open world gameplay where street racers compete in sanctioned events to earn bank during the day only to risk it all night to build rep. The game launches Nov. 8 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. The NFS Studio app is available now in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

You can watch the launch trailer for Need For Speed: Heat below.

Photo: Electronic Arts / Ghost Games

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Word?: Xbox One Owners Claim ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Is Bricking Consoles

Gamers Claim 'COD: Modern Warfare' Is Bricking Xbox One Consoles

Source: Activision / Infinity Ward

Gamers across the globe have “gone dark” this past weekend with the launch/reboot of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The game’s arrival wasn’t without issues. Activision/Infinity Ward has some serious cleaning up to do.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is serving as the launching pad for cross-play, faced severe server issues that kept players from accession the game’s online-based modes. On top of that issue, some Xbox One players are saying the game is “bricking” their consoles. The game’s developer, Infinity Ward, is aware of the issue and according to the Subreddit dedicated to Modern Warfare, is working on a solution to the problem.

In a statement issued by Infinity Ward:

“We have identified an issue that is affecting some players on Xbox One X. Players affected are experiencing crashes. We are working with Microsoft to address the issue. We genuinely can’t thank you all enough for providing us with your ongoing feedback this launch, every bit of information helps. Stand by for more updates on this issue soon, and thank you for your patience and your help while we work towards a solution.”

Users have responded to the post sharing the statement claiming Modern Warfare is indeed bricking their consoles despite none of the claims being verified. One particular user who goes by name Jason–Todd claims that “bricking” is unlikely even though the game might freeze, causing the console to become unresponsive.

The game would literally have to somehow delete the console OS or overheat it beyond the safety settings built into the motherboard itself.”

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare isn’t the first game to face these claims. Anthem and Borderlands 3 players also made the claim that both titles were “bricking” their consoles as well. To be on the safe side, Xbox One owners should refrain from playing the game until Infinity Ward rolls out a fix addressing the “issues.” PlayStation 4 owners have not experienced any problems yet as far as we know.

Photo: Activision / Infinity Ward

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