Last year, famed developer Hideo Kojima was banned from attending The Game Awards after a nasty divorce from his longtime employer, Konami, but it was a different story this year. In addition to presenting Kojima with the Industry Icon award during The Game Awards 2016, Geoff Keighley discussed Konami's treatment of Metal Gear's creator in an interview with Glixel.

According to his account, Konami kept Kojima completely isolated from the rest of his team for the final six months of development, refusing to allow him any direct contact with those who had worked under him for years. Hit the jump for more.

There are only two more weeks before Nintendo releases Super Mario Run, but before then, Shigeru Miyamoto will be doing a special presentation on December 8th. Miyamoto is making an appearance at the SoHo Apple Store in New York to discuss and show off the game with TV host Katie Linendoll. Apple promises that the attendees will get an exclusive look into the game a week before it launches.

You can reserve a spot at the event through Apple's website, but you'll have to be quick!

Nintendo will be holding a special presentation on January 12th to clue the public into more details about Nintendo Switch, including its release date, price, and launch lineup. Around the same time, they'll be letting members of the press go hands-on with the upcoming hybrid console at events in Japan, New York, and Paris. You can now add Australia to that growing list of Nintendo Switch demo locations, as an event has been announced for January 14th. Like the others, this hands-on preview is only open to the media.

Update: The video now has audio once again. 

Original article: The Game Awards returned for the third year last night, honoring popular games from the past year and highlighting some of the upcoming games that fans are looking forward to. After the lengthy livestream wrapped up (you can check out the winners here), the official YouTube channel uploaded the entire presentation for fans to watch at their leisure. However, there's a not-so-slight problem: the entire video is silent. Hit the jump for more!

The Pokémon Company recently kicked off a new YouTube video series called Pokémon Generations, telling stories from across the six regions and generations of the popular video game franchise. Episode 13 and Episode 14 explored the misdeeds of Team Plasma in the Unova region, and today's episode continues that trend. When Ghetsis makes one last attempt to bring Unova under his icy grasp, N arrives on the scene, but can he stop him? Click below to watch!

Pokémon Sun and Moon finally launched two weeks ago, and gamers across the globe have been enjoying the lush world of Alola and the new creatures within it. This was the major discussion segment on this week's episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia, and we love these games. Check out the video above for our full thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly in these new games, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

We're less than two months away now from the launch of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard. The upcoming game aims to bring the series back to its survival-horror roots, taking a few steps back from the guns blazing, action-heavy entries of recent years. While we wait for VII to hit store shelves, Capcom continues to release new trailers to keep us intrigued, and the latest is a live-action video that sees someone frantically rushing through a creepy house. You can check it out by clicking below!

Dragon Quest Heroes, the crossover title from Square Enix and Koei Tecmo's Omega Force division, was a smash hit last year. The companies wasted little time capitalizing on that success, as a sequel launched in Japan back in June. We haven't heard any official word about a Western release yet, but confirmation may have just leaked. Hit the jump for the details!

Last night saw the return of The Game Awards, and in addition to numerous accolades, we also got a new trailer and a new gameplay video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The talented team at GameXplain is hard at work on one of their lengthy, in-depth analysis videos, but in the meantime they've released a shorter video that highlights five secrets in the new footage that you may have missed. You can dig in and see what has them excited by clicking below!

Nintendo and The Pokémon Company have been distributing mythical, legendary, and event-only Pokémon all year long as part of the celebration of the franchise's 20th anniversary. Arceus was distributed earlier in the year, but if you missed out, you've got a second chance. Arceus is once again being distributed in sixth generation games in North America and Europe. Hit the jump for the details!

One of the most highly-anticipated upcoming games is Mass Effect: Andromeda from BioWare and Electronic Arts, but even though the game is launching next March, we haven't seen any gameplay footage thus far. That all changed tonight, as The Game Awards 2016 included an exclusive first look at in-game footage. The new sneak peak at the game described as the "next generation of action-RPG" includes a look at some of the massive environments you'll be exploring, as well as some of the characters you'll encounter in the game. You can check it out by clicking below!

It's December, and that means it's game awards time! Longtime games journalist Geoff Keighley has brought The Game Awards back for the third consecutive year, and the show just wrapped up. Throughout the nearly two and a half hour presentation, we saw tons of new trailers, musical performances, and of course, accolades for games from the past year. Blizzard's smash hit Overwatch was the big winner of The Game Awards this year with four total awards, including Game of the Year. You can check out the full list of categories, nominees, and winners by clicking below!

The Game Awards 2016 just wrapped up, and Blizzard's immensely popular shooter, Overwatch, is the big winner. In addition to pulling in accolades for Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best eSports Game earlier in the night, the awards show was capped off with Overwatch winning the Game of the Year award. Overwatch beat out DOOM, Inside, Titanfall 2, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to win the award.

Among the many previews shown at The Game Awards 2016 was some brand new footage for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Before the trailer, it was revealed that the first two episodes would actually debut on December 20th, with a season pass disc releasing in February. You can check out the new trailer in the video after the jump!

Overwatch was honored with three awards at The Game Awards 2016, for Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best eSports Game, making it the biggest winner of tonight's ceremony. This is the second time this year that Overwatch swept an award ceremony; two weeks ago, Blizzard's new shooter was given five awards at the Golden Joysticks 2016.

During his acceptance speech, Overwatch's director Jeffrey Kaplan made a reference to Harambe, the internet-famous gorilla that was tragically killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year. After awkwardly giving thanks, Kaplan tearfully encouraged his players to "Keep 'em out for Harambe, always," honoring the gorilla's sacrifice.