Over the past 20 years Geoff Keighley has produced, hosted and created some of the largest television and live digital events for the video game industry. From large-scale awards shows, weekly series, live launch events, long-form documentaries, and branded entertainment specials, Keighley has worked with every major video game developer and publisher to bring their games to life.
THE GAME AWARDS
In 2014, Geoff self-financed and launched The Game Awards, a new independent game awards show created specifically for digital platforms like YouTube and Twitch. Airing live from Las Vegas the show reached more than 6 million views with world premieres of Metal Gear Online, The Legend of Zelda appearances by Kiefer Sutherland, and Trey Parker, and a performance by Imagine Dragons. The Game Awards will return in December 2015. More at www.thegameawards.com
LAST OF US: ONE NIGHT LIVE (Live Event)
Geoff worked with Naughty Dog and PlayStation to create a one night only theatrical staging of the hit game The Last of Us. With the lead actors reprising their roles alongside Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla, The Last of Us: One Night Live was staged at the Broad Theater in Santa Monica and streamed live on Twitch and YouTube.
RISE OF THE VIDEOGAME (Discovery Channel)
Alongside World of Wonder, Geoff produced this landmark five hour documentary series that charts the rise of videogames as the leading form of global entertainment. The complete series also aired throughout the world and in Europe as I, VIDEOGAME.
GTTV WITH GEOFF KEIGHLEY (Spike)
With over 150 episodes produced, Geoff's weekly videogame newsmagazine show on Spike traveled the world to debut exclusive new game footage and interview the top game creators at every major studio.
PLAYSTATION E3 EXPERIENCE (Fathom Events - In Theaters)
Geoff brought videogames live to movie theaters for the first-time ever in partnership with Fathom Events. The PlayStation E3 Experience let fans in 50 cities around North America watch the PlayStation E3 press conference LIVE, followed by an exclusive post-show hosted by Geoff. Tickets for this landmark event sold out in less than 15 minutes.
XBOX ONE: DAY ONE COUNTDOWN (Spike)
Live from New York and Los Angeles, Geoff hosted and executive produced the global launch of the Xbox One, with live performances by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Deadmau5. This one hour TV special also aired on Xbox Live.
PS4 ALL ACCESS LIVE: GREATNESS AWAITS (Spike)
Live from The Standard Hotel in New York, gamers line up and witness the launch of PlayStation 4, plus the announcement of Uncharted 4.
GTTV PRESENTS MAX PAYNE 3 (Spike)
Behind the scenes with Rockstar Games for the creation of Max Payne 3.
CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2: COUNTDOWN TO LAUNCH (Spike)
Live around the world and from Times Square, Geoff and iJustine co-host the launch of the biggest Call of Duty to date.
E3 ALL ACCESS LIVE (Spike)
E3 is the video game industry SuperBowl, and Geoff has anchored and executive produced live coverage of E3 for Spike TV since 2010.
TOMB RAIDER: THE FINAL HOURS (Spike)
Alongside Geoff's Final Hours app, this half-hour special takes you behind the scenes of Crystal Dynamics. Co-hosted by Geoff and Camilla Luddington.
MADDEN NFL LIVE KICKOFF! (Spike)
Live from the Rose Bowl. In New York with Ozzy Osbourne. Over the years Geoff has hosted and produced multiple live launch events for EA Sports' flagship franchise.
BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLYM (Spike)
From Alcatraz and Rocksteady in London, behind the scenes with the surprise hit Batman game.
COMIC-CON ALL ACCESS LIVE (Spike)
Live from San Diego, Geoff co-hosted and executive produced Spike's coverage from Comic-Con. Guests included Mark Hamill, Andy Serkis, Bryan Cranston and more.
GEARS OF WAR 2: THE FIRST DELTA SQUAD (Spike)
A reality show where five hardcore gamers must trust each other in order to be the first to play Gears of War 2.
UNCHARTED: RACE FOR THE RING (Spike)
A spectacular reality show where fans of Uncharted 3 are pushed to the limits in a quest to be the first person in the world to play the new game.
GEARS OF WAR: THE RACE TO E3 (MTV)
Produced with LivePlanet (Project Greenlight) for MTV, see Cliff Bleszinski and the team at Epic get ready to showcase Gears of War to the world -- and Bill Gates!
GOD OF WAR: LAST TITAN STANDING (Spike)
A reality show where fans of God of War must prove they are the last titan standing -- physical and mental competitions plus a massive game battle!
MLB 2K12: PERFECT CLUB (Spike)
Geoff co-hosted the MLB 2K12 Perfect Club special alongside Kate Upton from the MTV Fan Cave in NYC.
BATTLEFIELD 3 LAUNCH (Spike)
From an aircraft carrier in San Francisco, Geoff ushers in the launch of EA's Battlefield 3.
GILETTE/EA SPORTS CHAMPIONS OF GAMING (Spike, 2 Seasons)
Derek Jeter. Tiger Woods. The best gamers out there. Gilette and EA Sports team up to put pros vs gamers and see who comes out on top.
Launched back in 2005, Spike's Game Head was the ultimate guide to video games. It was Geoff's first show on Spike. In 2007 the show was re-branded as "GTTV."
HALO LIVE LAUNCH (Spike)
Halo 3. ODST. Reach. Geoff produced and hosted the launch specials for the last 3 major Halo games from Xbox.
BONUS ROUND (GameTrailers)
Started back in 2006, Geoff's long-running roundtable talkshow on GameTrailers.com breaks down the gaming business every Sunday.
VGX FEATURING THE MUSIC OF OF GRAND THEFT AUTO V (Viacom)
Geoff co-hosted this video game awards show with Joel McHale, which also featured a massive "Music of Grand Theft Auto V" concert in partnership with Rockstar Games, with performances by Tyler the Creator and A$AP Rocky.
NEXT GREAT GAME GODS (Spike) Meet the indie game developers who are on the verge of making it big. Produced in partnership with Mountain Dew, this documentary series took Geoff and team to Japan, Finland and around the world to meet developers like ThatGameCompany and RedLynx. 2 seasons.
GEARS OF WAR THE RACE TO LAUNCH (MTV)
In a follow-up to the successful E3 special, Geoff, LivePlanet and MTV teamed up for another special tied to the launch of Gears of War.
GAMESTOP: UNWRAPPED (Spike)
In addition to hosting GameStop TV's in-store network, Geoff worked with GameStop on two half-hour specials that aired on Spike TV, showcasing the hottest holiday game releases from studios around the world.
KINECT: THE REVEAL WITH CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (MTV, Nickelodeon)
For the reveal of Kinect at E3, Microsoft teamed up with Cirque du Soleil and Michel Laprise for a one-night performance. Directed by David Mallet for TV, and hosted by Geoff for MTV and Nickelodeon.
SPIKE TV VIDEO GAME AWARDS (Spike)
Beginning in 2006, Geoff worked with Spike and producers including Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Albie Hect to bring its Video Game Awards to life with hosts including Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris.
30 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT: ROCK BAND 2 LAUNCH (Spike, MTV2)
Harmonix's Rock Band launches in New York with this fan competition featuring the best Rock Band players from across the US.
From 2005 - 2007, Geoff served as a host and producer at the G4 videogame network, and anchored the weekly G4TV.com talk show. He also appeared on Electric Playground, Attack of the Show, and the network's annual GPhoria video game awards.
CYBERMANIA '94: THE ULTIMATE GAMER AWARDS (TBS)
Back when he was just 14 years old, Geoff worked as the "interactive product specialist" for the first video game awards: CyberMania '94 on TBS, hosted by Leslie Nielsen and Jonathan Taylor-Thomas.