The ? Block: Do You Care About Yearly Video Game Awards (TGA 2016 Specifically)?


On December 1st, The Game Awards 2016 will kick off awarding games, game makers, and fans across the world for their achievements over the past year. It’s a show I have personally grown to appreciate, as it treats the video game medium and its fans with immense respect. Ultimately, the awards themselves don’t technically mean anything to us as consumers – we all like what we like and whether or not it wins an award likely has nothing to do with purchasing decisions.

Yet, game of the year style awards are some of the biggest things debated about among fans around this time of the year. The Game Awards 2016 has possibly become the defacto industry goto for them now, but many different sites and YouTubers will have their own similar awards. The question I have is – do you actually care about these yearly events? I think things like The Game Awards have done a great service to make me care, but I often wonder – if the event didn’t have new trailers and game announcements, would I even watch?

That’s the question I pose to you today on a new feature at Nitnendo Prime, The ? Block. Do you care about yearly video game awards?

Nathanial Rumphol-Janc

A veteran in the video game media sphere, Nathanial co-founded Gamnesia, founded, ran the news the segment on the Zelda Universe Podcast, found and ran Zelda Domain from 1998 to 2006, and built Zelda Informer as the Editor-in-Chief from 2008 to 2017. He now owns and operates Nintendo Prime. You can follow him on twitter @NateJanc, otherwise just stay tuned at Nintendo Prime for more of his work.