The annual marketing event that was the Spike VGAs concluded this week, as the best of 2012 earned itself a few awards over the weekend. New trailers, new footage and Samuel L Jackson being a badass mother-lover made the show a step up from last year though, with the event making gaming acceptable and cool. Here’s a look at who won what at the glitzy event.
Teasers. Teasers for trailers, which are in fact teasers for something bigger. Man, whoever came up with that idea, should be flogged, beaten and shot, with brief snippets of that torture broadcast at various intervals to any agency who gets a similar idea in the future. The Spike VGAs are on this weekend, and like every year before it, it’s promising a few new debuts. Here’s a round up of all of them so far, because dedicating entire posts to just ten second clip would be lazy, amirite?
If one thing this past weekend’s VGA’s taught us is that the gaming community has not yet had enough of zombies and mutated humans.
And the title that is at the top of the must have pile for zombie killing is the new PS3 exclusive being developed by the incredible team over at Naughty Dog, The Last of Us.
Just when you though that we’d seen the last of the Tony Hawk franchise, after the abysmal sales of 2010s Tony Hawk: Shred, it looks like Activision has scrambled the necromancers to resurrect the once-great franchise for yet another round of boring grinds and ollies.
The actual Tony Hawk took to Twitter this week to tease an announcement for a new game that he’ll be announcing at the Spike Video Game Awards later this week.
So what exactly is the upcoming Alan Wake: Night Springs? It’s due for release on Xbox Live Arcade next year, but developer Remedy Entertainment has been generally cryptic regarding details on the beleaguered writer and the spooky crap-storm that he always finds himself in.
Fans haven’t been exactly thrilled with the news that Alan’s next appearance is exclusive to a digital distribution platform, citing concerns that the move means that players will get a game that doesn’t live up to the success of the original.
Not so, says VGA 2011 Coordinator Geoff Keighley, who has seen footage of the game that will be debuted at the awards show next week, as he compared it to a full-blown sequel.
We showed you, not too long ago, a shot of Bioware’s new game - something that looks very modern combatty. Similarly, we told you that EA - the publisher that owns Bioware - was bringing Command and Conquer back.
Could they be one and the same game?
Gaming has grown considerably in recent years, standing proudly side by side with the big brother movie and music industries. And while they have their Oscars and Grammies, the one night where the majority of gamers can sit down and revel in the festivities, is the annual Video Game Awards that is normally held on Spike TV.
It’s a more frivolous and carefree event, embracing the fun that gaming represents, instead of the usual boring and sombre moments of other awards shows. Here’s a look at the nominees for the best of the best that 2011 had to offer.
And once again the headline gives it all away. Cliff Bleszinski has put together a mini clip that is being hosted on GameTrailers basically stating that they are going to be showing off something new at the VGAâ€™s on the 11th of December.
Apparently itâ€™s something entirely new and awesome and nothing like what we have been expecting.
Personally since we guessed at a few things and got shot down I am happy to put money on it being something we expect but lets see what happens.
Possibly the most important thing about the VGAâ€™s is the shear number of new game trailers that we get to see, I have already posted the Halo Reach one earlier today and here come the rest of the crowd being led by Crackdown 2.
There are quite a few of these so I would suggest hitting play on each one of them, then heading off to do something else for a while until they have all bufferedâ€¦
The Spike Video Game Awards were held over the weekend and one of the benefits of not having unlimited bandwidth is that I wasnâ€™t able to watch it all live because according to the rumours the actual ceremony itself wasnâ€™t very good.
But we only really care about who the winners were and what new games were announced so without further delay the winner of the Spike VGA Game of the Year was
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Which also won best graphics and Best PS3 Game.
I think you will have to look far and wide to find someone who isnâ€™t happy with Uncharted 2 taking GOTY.
Best Wii game went to New Super Mario Bros and Best Xbox 360 game went to Left 4 Dead 2â€¦ surprisingly beating out Halo: ODST for that prize and best PC game to Dragon Age: Origins.
The full list of winners is after the break.