The Game Awards 2021: Date, times, how to watch, nominees and more

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The Game Awards 2021 are kicking off to celebrate the best games of 2021, with host Geoff Keighley offering everything from Game of the Year contenders and world premieres to celebrity guests like Keanu Reeves. Oh, and we can expect "four or five things" as big as Elden Ring to be revealed during the show.

Taking place on December 9, Keighly's Game Awards 2021 will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The good news is you don't need any special invite to watch it live, as fans can tune in to the live stream for free. There's good reason to check it out, as brand-new and hugely anticipated PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch and PC games will be unveiled.

The Game Awards 2021: Date, times, how to watch, nominees and more

Spilling the beans on what to expect on USA Today (via Techradar), Keighley stated: "This year? Oh, God, there are probably four or five things of that level." This was in relation to the big Elden Ring reveal during this year's Summer Game Fest, but apparently, the host also expects around 40 to 50 new games to be announced. A better look at Breath of the Wild 2? A sneak peek at Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6? Only time will tell.

Whatever games will be announced, we do know Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss from The Matrix Resurrections will be part of the show, along with Reggie Fils-Aime, Giancarlo Esposito, Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Ming-Na Wen, JackSepticEye, Donald Mustard and more. Plus, musical performances from Sting, Imagine Dragons and The Game Awards Orchestra.

Check out where to watch The Game Awards 2021 and all the nominees below.

How to watch The Game Awards 2021

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Darragh Murphy is fascinated by all things bizarre, which usually leads to assorted coverage varying from washing machines designed for AirPods to the mischievous world of cyberattacks. Whether it's connecting Scar from The Lion King to two-factor authentication or turning his love for gadgets into a fabricated rap battle from 8 Mile, he believes there’s always a quirky spin to be made. With a Master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from The University of Sheffield, along with short stints at Kerrang! and Exposed Magazine, Darragh started his career writing about the tech industry at Time Out Dubai and ShortList Dubai, covering everything from the latest iPhone models and Huawei laptops to massive Esports events in the Middle East. Now, he can be found proudly diving into gaming, gadgets, and letting readers know the joys of docking stations for Laptop Mag.

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