The Game Awards

About a week ago, The Game Awards 2015 took place in LA, with the event being livestreamed on sites such as Twitch. Nintendo earned three awards, with Splatoon winning Best Multiplayer and Best Shooter, and Super Mario Maker winning Best Family Game; though the company admittedly didn't have a terribly strong showing at this year's show. All the same, The Game Awards was a bigger success this year, with viewership being higher than last year's inaugural presentation.

Speaking with Polygon, Geoff Keighley – the host and creator of The Game Awards – said that worldwide views totaled 2.3 million viewers, a 20 percent jump from last year's audience. Additionally, the show was trending worldwide and one billion impressions were made on Twitter with #TheGameAwards, double that of last year's social media impact. Keighley chalked up this year's greater success to tighter production, an overall shorter presentation, and more on-stage rewards. Next year, there may be some sort of eSports tournament to precede the event, but it wasn't feasible this time around due to bandwidth issues.

What do you think? Did you watch The Game Awards? What would you like to see the show improve on next year? Share your thoughts in the comments below.