The Game Awards' Big Popularity Contest Is Underway 1
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You may recall last year there was a battle between Sonic the Hedgehog and Genshin Impact fans, as both communities went to war over the Players’ Voice gong at The Game Awards. This is effectively a popularity contest: it’s a fan-voted battle between some of the biggest games on the planet, which consists of multiple knockout rounds. And the first phase is live now!

There are 30 titles to choose from initially, with the pool including some of 2023’s biggest titles, as well as those who’ve received meaningful updates throughout the year. You can pick ten of your favourites on the ceremony’s official website:

Gacha titles like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail do have a built-in advantage, as HoYoverse can entice fans into voting by promising free in-game currency, which players can then spend on pulls. Right now, though, it looks like Baldur’s Gate 3 is out in front in this initial voting phase – a spot it’s like to occupy on many Best Of lists this holiday.