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LIVE: Welcome To 2018 The Red Dead Redemption Games Awards For Red Dead Redemption 2 And Guests

Let's be honest, we know who's winning everything tonight.

After 12 months of countless video game releases, the time has finally come for the biggest gaming awards event of the year: The Red Dead Redemption Games Awards 2018!

Sorry, we meant: The Games Awards 2018!

For all the dodgy stuff that’s happened around the world in 2018, the video game world has been filled with nothing but highlights.

We’ve had some brilliant AAA titles like God of War, the dramatic growth of esports, and the release of several brilliant independent games like Florence.

And of course, we had this little gem from Game Of The Year nominee Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:

But let’s be honest, Red Dead Redemption 2 is the heavy favourite to sweep all the awards it is nominated for. But hey, we’re really hoping for several surprises to come up (Celeste winning Game Of The Year over RDR2 is something we’ve got our fingers crossed for).

So without further ado, here are all the categories for this year’s Games Awards, all of which will be updated ASAP when the winners are announced.

*Winners in bold*

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life Is Strange 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Octopath Traveler

Best Score/Music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor – in Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos – in God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra – in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan – in Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Spider-Man – in Marvel’s Spider-Man

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life Is Strange 2
  • The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game

  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall: Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Monster Hunter: World 
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soulcalibur VI
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Strategy Game

  • The Banner Saga 3
  • BattleTech
  • Frostpunk
  • Into the Breach
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best Esports Game

  • Overwatch
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends

Best Esports Player

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean (Echo Fox)
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi (Echo Fox)
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao (Royal Never Give Up)
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere)
  • Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang (New York Excelsior)

Best Esports Team

  • Cloud9 (League of Legends)
  • Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Fnatic (League of Legends)
  • London Spitfire (Overwatch)
  • OG (Dota 2)

Best Esports Coach

  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu (Cloud9)
  • Christian “ppasarel” Banaseanu (OG)
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Astralis)
  • Dylan Falco (Fnatic)
  • Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi (Team Vitality)
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic (MiBR)

Best Esports Event

  • 2018 League of Legends World Championship
  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • Evo 2018
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best Esports Host

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Paul “Redeye” Chaloner

Best Esports Moment

  • Cloud9 comeback win in triple OT vs Faze (ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018)
  • G2 beating RNG (League of Legends World Championship)
  • KT vs IG base race (League of Legends World Championship)
  • OG’s massive upset of LGD (The International 2018)
  • SonicFox side switch against Go1 (Evo 2018)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Soulja Boy Released His Own Video Game Consoles For Some Reason And It's Even Worse Than You Think

It looks like an over-priced emulator he built in his garage.

Here’s a name you probably haven’t heard of in a while: Soulja Boy.

After hitting his pop-culture zenith way back in 2007 when he dropped his No.1 charting single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”, the rapper slowly faded from “hottest thing in the world” to spruiking dragon dildos (that turned out to be part of some scam). Yeah.

Well it seems like the dragon dildo business wasn’t as lucrative as he thought and ol’ mate has decided to branch out into video games instead.

But seeing as how streaming on Twitch is something that’s dominated by Ninja and Drake Fortnite streams, Soulja Boy decided to jump the middle man and release his very own video game consoles instead: the self-branded SouljaGame Console and the SouljaGame Handheld.

And folks, the consoles look baaaaad.

Both the console and handheld look like he took the video game designs from 2007 and cobbled them together in his garage. Hell, the handheld looks just like a bigger version of 2005’s Game Boy Micro.

But the consoles are not only ugly, they’re also sketchy AF.

The listings state that the consoles are manufactured by Chinese company Anbernic, who happen to make the exact same consoles as what Soulja Boy is selling but without ol’ mate’s custom stylings and at a fraction of the cost (SouljaGame Console is going for USD$150 while the handheld is USD$100).

That’s not even the sketchiest part of Soulja’s new endeavour.

The SouljaGame Console is touted as running “PS/NEOGEO/PC/SEGA/GBA/NES Video Games” and coming with 800 preinstalled games, while the SouljaGame Handheld says it supports “Switch/3DS/Vita/NEOGEO/GBC/Gameboy/GBA” and comes with 3,000 built-in games.

Nintendo Switch and 3DS games?

Hmmm, that sounds less of a console and more of an emulator, bro.

Very sketchy.

So not only is Soulja Boy just selling expensive emulators, he could also find himself in some kind of legal hole given how Nintendo is really cracking down on video game piracy lately.

Having said all that, the GOAT team haven’t gotten its hands on these consoles to verify all the advertised claims, and we probably won’t either given how stupidly expensive they are.

We have to give props to Soulja Boy for his entrepreneurial spirit, but if you want to drop money on an emulator that plays retro games, you’re better off getting legal classic mini-consoles from Sony and Nintendo instead.

Killing The KKK In Red Dead Redemption 2 Is A Good Thing So Please Enjoy Watching A KKK Leader Get Fed To A Grizzly Bear

It's like watching The Revenant but you can actually enjoy it without looking away.

It is no secret that the GOAT team are big fans of Rockstar’s latest masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption 2.

From weird flying horses to a fishing mini-game that will eat up all your spare hours, RDR2 isn’t just a game, it is essentially a life simulation cranked up to 110% that just happens to be set in the old west.

Hell, there’s even a mission where the whole aim is to get drunk with your buddy.

But in a game filled with more highlights than an early 2000s boy band, I just stumbled across what might be its biggest “hell yes” moment: feeding a KKK leader to a grizzly bear.

For those who are unaware, you can randomly come across a posse of dimwitted KKK members trying to burn a cross (and failing) in RDR2 and you can kill them without any loss of honour or in-game consequence.

Since RDR2 is also a game where you can hunt down anything from rabbits and beavers to cougars and bears, some genius decided to get a little creative by capturing a KKK leader and setting a grizzly bear loose upon them.

It is exactly as crazy as you think it is.

From tracking down the group of KKK idiots and hogtying up the leader to finding an actual grizzly bear and watching it go ham on ol’ mate, it’s like watching The Revenant but you’ll be fist pumping the whole way instead of looking away.

The only explanation we can think of in regards to Fortnite beating RDR2 to Game of the Year at the recent Golden Joystick Awards is that the judges had no idea you could make a RDR2 KKK leader role-play Leo DiCaprio’s role in The Revenant.

Combine this with the flying horses and getting stupidly drunk, we really don’t see any other argument for not handing all remaining Game of the Year trophies to Red Dead Redemption 2 right now.

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