As they have been for the past two years, the 2016 Game Awards streamed exclusively live online last night, and they were a strange mixed-bag of spectacular highs and bizarre lows. As has become the norm with these kinds of events, there were some high-profile reveals and a few genuine, heartfelt moments sandwiched between jarring product placements and awkward, out-of-place presenters. As for the awards themselves, well, you wouldn't be blamed for thinking they were more a sideshow. Like the Spike Video Game Awards shows that preceded it, the main event at The Game Awards is the stuff that happens between when trophies are handed out – the big reveals, trailers, and demos that portend the year to come in gaming. All the games that won were worthy, but here's the best and worst of what we saw last night.