Marty O’Donnell will handle the music for this week’s “celebration of gaming.” The Game Awards 2014 appears to be taking a different tone from the previous award shows.

You’ll recognize Marty O’Donnell’s music from your favorite sci-fi shooters over the past ten years. Halo and Destiny.

The video below gives us a behind the scenes look as Marty O’Donnell creates The Game Awards 2014 fanfare.

The Video Game Awards will air this Friday, live on YouTube. World premieres will be the big draw for many folks. Awards for everything from Game of the Year to Best Fan Creation will be handed out. You can check out all the nominees here.

Geoff Keighley, the man behind The Game Awards 2014, promises more than a dozen world premieres.

One of the premiers will be Hideo Kojima giving us our first look at Metal Gear Online.

UPDATE: New footage of No Man’s Sky will also be coming.

The Game Awards 2014 is shaping up to be a welcome departure from video game awards in the past. Tune in Friday at 9pm ET / 6 pm PT to watch it live.


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