The Game Awards ditches gaming, names film of the year

December 12, 2020-Games Journalism

After years of teasing us with this prospect, Geoff Keighley has finally revealed, much to the delight of games journalists across the globe, that The Game Awards will now be focusing on films instead of games.

In an unsurprising move, the first film they announced to win the Film of the Year award was the 1941 film: Citizen Kane, a classic, boring, black and white film, which only holds relevancy because it was one of the first films to be shot in a "modern style", and is referenced in every film 101 class as a cinematic masterpiece.

Someone showed me this on Discord and it's pretty accurate.

— Laow Ping (@LaowPing) December 11, 2020

The runner up was of course, The Last of Us 2, which, despite its gore and violence, is an amazing "game"! But it wasn't good enough to surpass the Citizen Kane, because everyone told us Citizen Kane was a good film when we were kids, and to this day we're too scared to say otherwise.

This is not however, implying that The Last of Us Part 2, or any other generic third person stealth shooter game is bad. It's an excellent genre which is evolving at a steady rate, one slow enough for the corporate leads at large studios, like EA for example, to very slowly factor it into their Q2 business earning calls as a safe and generic approach to their next disney/starwars game meant to appeal to the widest possible audience without taking any risks.

Game awards 2020 winners (excluding film)

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