Only a few days left until the beginning of the The Game Awards, the famous event presented by Geoff Keighley which marks a fundamental moment for the entire gaming market and users themselves, between the vote for the best game of the year and the new announcements. Precisely for this reason, public voting at the TGAs has been opened in the last few days.
This is certainly not a little known practice to gamers who assiduously follow the event: as usual, in fact, the choice of the best game of the year for Italian and foreign critics is followed by vote of the GOTY according to the public. Precisely for this reason, December 8th was a great moment of joy for the fans of the various productions nominated for the most coveted award in the videogame sector, without taking into account the big announcements related to the importance of the TGA stage.
However, details have emerged in the last few hours possible invalidation of several votes coming from the public: according to Geoff Keighley himself, it would seem that an internal investigation has recently been launched into the claims that users’ votes would be directly involved. Apparently, some rumors have spread on the net claiming that there were gods marks assigned by bots in the Players’ Voice category.
The accusation is based on the statements of some users, who they accused miHoYothe development house behind the creation of the video game blockbuster Genshin Impact, for grabbing TGA votes by granting free in-game currency. This choice, denounced by users on the net, would have had the ultimate goal of guaranteeing the possible victory of various awards at The Game Awards, including the aforementioned Players’ Voice. For the moment, however, this would not be reflected in the reality of the facts, which sees no evidence that can demonstrate what has been stated on the net. Also, at the moment keeping up with all the major productions of the year is Sonic Frontiers.
“What are you and your team going to do about the obvious tampering with botched votes – meaning by this term the voting of a title through the aid of bots – which is taking place in the Players’ Voice category?” These are the questions posed to Geoff Keighley, who replied by stating the following: “I don’t know if it is of bots. I think it’s the fanbase that has taken action to support a game, or a game that promotes its nomination to its fans. This is part of which is why we don’t have 100% fan votes in the main category. Companies tend to promote their nominations and fan bases tend to drive the vote. But we are investigating the matter for now.”
The wait for The Game Awards 2022 is felt, even if at the moment there is hope that this recent event will find an immediate resolution before the conclusion of the voting for the category dedicated to choosing the best game of the year according to the ‘user.
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