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Gamescom 2015 Awards Preview
So Gamescom will be happening later on this week, starting on August 6 and running until August 9. It's four days of previews, news, award-giving, cosplaying, and general video game excitement.
A trade fair for all things gaming, Gamescom is held in Cologne, Germany every summer. It began in 2009, and has only grown in popularity since. It's the world's most-attended video game event, having 335,000 visitors, 6000 journalists, and 700 exhibitors from 88 different countries in 2014
Gamescom serves to exhibit upcoming titles from various developers as well as present 'Best in Show' type awards to games featured in the exhibitions.

Here's a list of the nominees for the various awards. (And my predictions for the winners in bold)

Best Console Game Sony Playstation

Final Fantasy XV
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Star Wars Battlefront
Uncharted 4
Unravel

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox

Final Fantasy XV
Halo 5: Guardians
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii

LEGO Marvel Avengers
Skylanders SuperChargers
Super Mario Maker
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best PC Game

Anno 2205
Call of Duty - Black Ops 3
Dark Souls 3
Mad Max
Star Wars Battlefront

Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)

The Airbender
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Torchlight Mobile

Best Role Playing Game

Dark Souls 3
Dragon Quest Heroes
Final Fantasy XV
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Racing Game

Forza Motorsport 6
Need for Speed
Skylanders SuperChargers

Best Action Game

Mad Max
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Star Wars Battlefront
Uncharted 4
Until Dawn

Best Simulation Game

Anno 2205
Forza Motorsport 6
Grand Ages: Medieval

Best Sports Game

FIFA 16
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
PES 2016

Best Family Game

Guitar Hero Live
LEGO Dimensions
Dragon Quest Heroes
Skylanders SuperChargers
Super Mario Maker

Best Strategy Game

Anno 2205
Crookz - The Big Heist
Unravel

Best Social / Casual / Online Game

Guitar Hero Live
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
Super Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer Game

Battleborn
Call of Duty - Black Ops 3
Halo 5: Guardians
Star Wars Battlefront
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral)

Guitar Hero Live
HTC Vive
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller
These are just my own predicitons for the winners here. There are a number of crossovers in different categories, so I valued them in some over others.
I'd love to hear everyone else's predictions too!
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