The Game Awards 2017 are almost upon us, the most prestigious award show in the video game industry. It has gone through a few names over the years, but Geoff Keighly has built something truly special. The nominees have been announced for the event and it should surprise no one that Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are both nominated for Game of the Year 2017. Who will win this Nintendo showdown? It may bring in The Game Awards’ best ratings ever!

What is very surprising is that no Nintendo Switch games have been nominated for Best Handheld! With the lack of 3DS releases and the shift in focus towards the Nintendo Switch, this is a surprise. There are quite a few categories, but here is a full list of each category and nominee. The show is on Thursday, December 7, and can be streamed online. They always have a special two or three reveals too during the event, so fans don’t want to miss it!

You can view the full list of nominees and various categories on The Game Awards website. Ultimately though, the entire thing is turning into a Mario versus Zelda competition, and it will be interesting to see which one prevails. Breath of the Wild is the better game, but Super Mario Odyssey just came out, while Breath of the Wild came out almost nine months ago. That will make a difference in people’s minds. Ultimately this shouldn’t be a competition per se. If anything it’s simply showing how successful Nintendo has been in a short matter of months.

There have also been so many other games on so many other systems that will be honored and we cannot forget them. 2017 is the year where this console generation exploded. The best is yet to come.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of VG Culture HQ. He has been writing about games for over four years and has written over 900 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture.

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