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Geoff Keighley Launching New Game Awards Show

And it's kicking off in just a few weeks from Las Vegas.

Video games are getting a new awards show, courtesy of Geoff Keighley. The longtime producer of Spike TV's Video Game Awards announced a new event called The Game Awards this morning.

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The Game Awards takes place in Las Vegas on December 5. It's only a few weeks away, and will be broadcast on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, and elsewhere.

You can even purchase tickets to the event, which go on sale tomorrow.

Variety broke news of The Game Awards, which makes it sound awfully similar to what's been produced in previous years on Spike TV. In essence, it's less gaming's equivalent of the Oscars and more of an opportunity for the industry to hand out awards while simultaneously advertising what's coming next.

As Variety put it:

"The 'Game Awards' also will be produced as an awards show that hypes new games with a first look a trailers and other content, along with musical performances, appearances by game developers, eSports players and online content creators."

Reggie Fils-Aime, Peter Moore, Hideo Kojima, and others sit on the advisory board for The Game Awards.

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