Geoff Keighley's New Awards Show and Patrice Désilets' New Studio

The Game Awards

Geoff Keighley seems like a cool dude. He really does. He cares about videogames and always tries to treat them with the same level of panache and –dare I say– marketing that you would see with Hollywood movies. Sadly for him (and justly so), the VGAs never gathered much respect. Last year’s show was a mess and the final blow to a long list of failed attempts to do something significant in form of a game awards show. Well, Keighley rose from his own ashes and just announced the… erm… The Game Awards 2014! The show, which he financed from his own pocket, will be taking place in Las Vegas on December 5th. Geoff Keighley is a tenacious dude. Let’s wish him good luck!


Panache Digital Games

Speaking of tenacious dudes who believe in videogames, you have probably heard of Patrice Désilets. He was the lead developer on the first two Assassin’s Creed games (2007 and 2009) and –this part is important– also the director of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003) — one of the best games ever made. He went to work for THQ years ago, before the company its closed doors, and thus has not finished a game in a while. This is bound to end soon, as Désilets just announced the creation of his new studio in Montreal: Panache Digital Games. No word on what the studio is working on now (or on who else will be a part of the team) but you have to be excited at the prospect of seeing a new game from Désilets.