Nov 152016






Microsoft Theater will play host to The Game Awards 2016 on Thursday, December 1st, celebrating the best games of 2016 across a record number of global screens and platforms, including the first live awards show to be broadcasted on Twitter, a historic live simulcast in China, in partnership with Tencent and the first award show to livestream in virtual reality through a partnership with NextVR.

Microsoft Theater has hosted many of the top award shows celebrating music, television, film and sports over the years and delighted to include the video game industries biggest night to the prestigious list. The 2nd Annual Game Awards ceremony was held at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2015 with a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres and musical performances. This year will not disappoint as the popularity continues to grow in the gaming industry and the awards ceremony evolves with innovative ideas and technologies to keep everyone engaged.

“Microsoft Theater is a great fit for The Game Awards return this year to celebrate the industry creators, fans and more in Los Angeles” said Don Graham, Vice President, Events & Production, Microsoft Theater & L.A. Live. “It’s very exciting for us to host an event that connects with people all over the world through digital distribution on so many different platforms.”

“We are excited to be back at Microsoft Theater for the 3rd annual Game Awards,” said Geoff Keighley, creator/producer of The Game Awards. “Video games have the power to unite communities from all over the world, and this year we will share the power of gaming with more people than ever before.”

The Game Awards will be streamed around the world across all major mobile, desktop and console devices used to play games as well as live broadcasts on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, Xbox Live, highlights featured in a Snapchat Live Story and much more.

The Game Awards 2016 is executive produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie H. Kim. LeRoy Bennett is creative director, and Ryan Polito is director.

Tickets are available to attend The Game Awards 2016 live at Microsoft Theater via or phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888.929.7849).

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About The Game Awards
The Game Awards, created by Geoff Keighley, is an annual awards ceremony to honor outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. Spanning console, mobile and PC gaming, as well as eSports, The Game Awards is the first of a new breed of award shows, built from the ground up exclusively for global digital and streaming platforms. The Game Awards 2015 was seen by more than 7 million viewers around the world and is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Eric Hirshberg, CEO), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Peter Moore, CCO), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox), Nintendo of America (Reggie Fils-Aime, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment (Shawn Layden, , Telltale Games (Steve Allison, SVP Publishing), Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President).

About Microsoft Theater
Microsoft Theater hosts over 120 music, family, dance and comedy acts, award shows, televised productions, conventions and product launches with over 500,000 guests passing through the doors annually. The 7,100-seat theater offers guests mid-sized intimacy, with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet. Microsoft Theater offers 12,000 square feet of VIP & hospitality areas, 10 dressing rooms and state of the art technology making it is a favorite indoor venue for performers and fans alike. Since opening in October 2007 with six sold out shows featuring the Eagles and Dixie Chicks, Microsoft Theater has hosted concerts starring the most popular artists including Alan Jackson, Katy Perry, Charlie Wilson, Juan Gabriel, Aretha Franklin, Ed Sheeran, John Fogerty, Gabriel Iglesias, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Sesame Street Live, John Legend, The Avett Brothers, Neil Young, Steely Dan, Trey Songz, Kelly Clarkson, Rush, Yanni, Nicki Minaj, Juanes, Cat Stevens, The American Idol Finale shows, Michael Jackson’s This is It, Straight Outta Compton, The Hunger Games and Twilight Movie Premieres and many more. Microsoft Theater is home to the American Music Awards, ESPYs, Primetime Emmy Awards, BET Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Radio Disney Music Awards, 2010, 2011 & 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, 2014 & 2015 MTV Movie Awards and the 2013 Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Microsoft Theater is centrally located within L.A. LIVE is a 4 million square foot / $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment district adjacent to STAPLES Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center featuring Microsoft Theater, a 7,100-seat live theatre, a 2,300 capacity live music venue, a 54-story, 1001-room convention “headquarters” destination (featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles and JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE hotels and 224 luxury condominiums – The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE – all in a single tower) , the GRAMMY Museum, the 14-screen Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 theatre, broadcast facilities for ESPN along with entertainment, residential, restaurant and office space.



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