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Spike’s VGAs Happened – Here are the Winners
December 8, 2012, Author: Matt Parker
It’s award season folks! You better get used to seeing lists of winners informing you of games that you didn’t have time to play / money to buy / knowledge of. So get ready for your ‘pile of shame’ to grow by a considerable amount.
Kicking off this yearly tradition is Spike’s VGAs. Consisting of a winners list as long as your arm, assuming your arm is as long as 26 categories, let’s take a peek at this year’s triumphant games.
I’m really happy to see ‘The Walking Dead’ get some serious recognition among this list. Whilst I found it difficult to say it was a good ‘game’, the story, characters and decisions I had to make whilst ‘playing’ will stay with me for a good long while.
- Game of the Year – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
- Studio of the Year – Telltale Games
- Best Xbox 360 Game – Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
- Best PS3 Game – Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
- Best Wii / Wii-U Game – New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
- Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)
- Best Handheld / Mobile Game -Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)
- Best Shooter – Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
- Best Action Adventure Game – Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
- Best RPG – Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
- Best Multi-Player Game – Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
- Best Individual Sports Game – SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)
- Best Team Sports Game – NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)
- Best Driving Game – Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)
- Best Fighting Game – Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)
- Best Adapted Video Game – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
- Best Independent Game – Journey (thatgamecompany)
- Best Graphics – Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
- Best Song in a Game – “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)
- Best Original Score – Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
- Best Performance By a Human Male – Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
- Best Performance By a Human Female – Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
- Best Downloadable Game – The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
- Best Social Game – You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)
- Best DLC – Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)
- Most Anticipated Game – Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
With this being the tenth year of the VGAs, it looks like the list is getting a little bloated. Imagine sitting through that award ceremony. To break it up, there were a whole host of trailers and announcements of new games. All of this will be coming up in a later post (once the trailers are back up on YouTube).
Any of those stick out to you? Got something you’d like to say about the victors? Drop us a comment or jump on the forums.