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The Game Awards 2023: Start Time, How to Vote, All Predictions

The annual Game Awards are back to hand out awards to the plethora of amazing games that were released this year. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

The Game Awards is a hotly anticipated event every year, not just to see what trainer-suit-jacket combo Geoff Keighly will be rocking but also to see the awards and trailers. There were a lot of great games in 2023, from Baldur’s Gate 3 to Spider-Man 2, so the debate on which game deserves Game of the Year is very contentious right now. Fortunately, fans can expect big reveals and announcements alongside the coveted Game of the Year Award. So, if your favorite game doesn’t win, there will still be something to look forward to. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the upcoming event.

When Is The 2023 Game Awards And How To Watch It

Geoff Keighley’s annual Game Awards will be held on December 7, 2023, at 7:30 pm EST. Luckily, this selected time allows for most of the world being able to join in at appropriate times when the event streams. Down below you’ll find the dates and times The Game Awards will be on across the world.

December 7, 2023

  • 4:30 pm PT
  • 7:30 pm EST
  • 9:30 pm BRT

December 8, 2023

  • 12:30 am GMT
  • 1:30 am CET
  • 2:30 am EET
  • 6:00 am IST
  • 8:30 am CST
  • 9:30 am JST
  • 11:30 am AEDT
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The Game Awards will also be available to watch for free on all major social platforms. So, you won’t miss it no matter which platform you prefer to watch it on. Below are the selected social platforms The Game Awards will be streaming on.

Although the run time has not been confirmed, it is expected The Game Awards to run for at least three hours, with an additional 30 minutes for the pre-show. The three-hour event will include a live audience, many awards, musical performances, celebrations, new trailers, and video game reveals for games coming out soon and in the future.

How to Vote For the 2023 Game Awards

To vote for your favorite games at the 2023 Game Awards, simply head to the nominees section of The Game Awards website. From there, sign in via your preferred social media account and select the ‘Start Voting’ tab. You’ll then be allowed to vote in each category you’d like to cast your vote. It is a very simple process and completely free to do.

There are 31 categories you can vote in, ranging from Game of the Year to Best Debut Indie. Once you’ve cast all of your votes, you’ll need to wait until December 7 to find out the results. You can change your vote at any time by heading back to the nominees section and selecting a different option. However, you cannot cast more than 1 vote per category.

The voting page on The Game Awards website

Games Predicted To Be At The 2023 Game Awards

There are several games that we predict will be featured at the Game Awards with either trailers or full presentations. These are:

  • Death Stranding 2
  • GTA 6
  • Ghost of Tsushima 2
  • Marvel’s Wolverine
  • Elden Ring DLC
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
  • The Outer Worlds 2
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Death Stranding 2

Rockstar announced in early November that they’ll be releasing its first trailer of GTA 6 in early December. Although it’s not confirmed if this trailer will be released at the Game Awards, it would be the best place to announce the next installment of the series.

Along with GTA 6, it’s also possible that we’ll get a new trailer for Death Stranding 2. The official Game Awards account was seen responding to Hideo Kojima on X (formally Twitter). Since we haven’t seen anything of Death Standing 2 since the announcement at last year’s Game Awards, we could possibly see a trailer, gameplay, or a release date.

All 2023 Game Of The Year Award Nominees

There are 6 games that have been nominated for Game of the Year at the 2023 Game Awards. They include:

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE) – Review
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo) – Review
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo) – Review

That is all the details for the 2023 Game Awards. You’ll have to tune in to the event when it airs to see what gets announced and see what game wins in each category.