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It looks like we’ve got another video game awards show on our hands, once again being organized by games media vet Geoff Keighley. This time around, however, the target audience is youngsters.

Geoff Keighley has in recent years become best known for The Game Awards, a year-ending show that celebrates video games, the people who make them and those who play them. What sets The Game Awards apart from previous shows of this ilk is the fact that it has a stronger focus on being a legitimate, professional presentation rather than a parade of celebrities and pop stars talking about games and people they could not care less about.

The Game Awards have apparently been successful enough to spur Keighley on to further the brand, recently announcing that The Kids’ Game Awards will air this October on the Youtube channel, DreamWorks TV. News of this new awards show comes to us via Variety, who explain that the Kids’ Game Awards will be an interactive, all-digital show where the viewers can vote on their favorite games. If you’re going to go goofy with the celebs and such, this is a far more appropriate setting for that type of show. With a comparison drawn to Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, this venture will include celebrities, gamers, musical guests and more. Considering the way the new generation consumes its media, I wouldn’t be surprised if a fair number of those guests are Youtube celebrities, too. That’s probably what the organizers mean when they say that guests will include “digital influences.”

In order to get the show rolling, a number of big publishers within the industry have been tapped, including Nintendo, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Activision. October might be decent timing to hear more about Nintendo’s NX console and games, so hopefully we’ll see more than Zelda by that late in the year. Not that we have anything against Zelda, just that a recently announced all-Zelda presence at E3 has us a bit concerned.

Since this is a show targeted at kids, we’re guessing that fall titles like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 will not be making an appearance. Heck, even the recently released Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End might be too “adult” for a kids’ show. So now we’re wondering: What games can we expect to see at The Kids’ Game Awards?

We assume Minecraft will have some sort of presence but, unless there’s some sort of bizarre category that allows it to be up for an award, we’re not expecting Mojang to take home any trophies. Ratchet & Clank could be a good candidate for this type of show, and maybe even No Man’s Sky, though I’m not sure that youngsters are itching to explore infinite space. This is a real toughie. Help us out in the comments section below. What games do you expect to see on stage?
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