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Google Stadia’s Phil Harrison joins the advisory board for The Game Awards.

Google’s VP and general Manager for Stadia, Phil Harrison, has joined the advisory board for The Game Awards, the annual video game awards and trailer jamboree.

Phil Harrison is an iconic name for many in the games industry. After spending more than fifteen years at Sony – working on the first three PlayStation consoles – he also served time at Atari, Gaikai, and Microsoft, where he helped birth the Xbox One. He was back on stage at last week’s Game Developers Conference for the grand unveiling of Google Stadia.

The Game Awards advisory board includes representatives from a range of industry giants, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo, Rockstar, Sony, and Ubisoft, to name just a few.

Geoff Keighley, producer and creator of The Game Awards, says:

“We are thrilled to have Phil Harrison join our advisory board, which plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for The Game Awards. Phil’s deep experience in this industry over many decades, not to mention his current role at Google, make him an invaluable addition as we head into our fifth anniversary show later this year.”

The advisory board is tasked with advancing The Game Awards’ mission to “celebrate video games as the most powerful form of entertainment,” and is not involved in the voting process. Last year’s awards saw wins for God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Celeste.

One board member likely to soon step down is Reggie Fils-Aime, who is retiring from Nintendo next month. Let’s hope that Bowser has filled out his application form.

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