So this last weekend we saw the latest incarnation of the Spike TV Video Game Awards now known simply as the VGX’s… but why the change and should we care?
The Spike VGAs may have had a name change this year to the VGX awards, but it was business as usual for the MTV Movie Awards of gaming. There were losers and there were winners that night. Here’s the list of developers and games that walked away with top honours that night.
The Spike Video Game Awards, or VGAs â€“ the videogame equivalent of Hollywoodâ€™s Academy Awards, were started in 2003 and aim to bestow recognition upon the yearâ€™s best videogames. Each year, they hand out awards in numerous categories, including the much coveted Game of the Year. Previous Game of the Year winners include GTA IV, Bioshock and Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
This year? Nominees for the highest honour are :
Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward)
Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve)
UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog)
My personal favourite amongst a fine collection of games? Naughty Dogâ€™s stellar Uncharted 2, but I think it may end up going to Modern Warfare 2. Weâ€™ll find out on December 12, when the awards air.
Youâ€™ll find the full list of nominees, across all categories, after the jump, where you can also complain about the omission of your favourite, or predict the winners.