The 10th annual Spike TV Video Game Awards were on last night. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson (who accounted for most of the evening’s bleeps), the award show was one of the more entertaining VGAs that I’ve watched. I especially appreciated Samuel L. Jackson getting inserted into various games and interacting with the characters. Neil Patrick Harris even made a cameo appearance! Maybe he’ll host next year, making him the only person to have ever hosted every awards show known to man (probably).
The Best Character award was promoted throughout the night via videos recorded by the characters themselves. It was great to see FemShep and ManShep (is that the term?) together promoting votes for Commander Shepard!
The coolest presenters, in my opinion, were Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), and Danai Gurira (Michonne) from The Walking Dead. It was odd to see them all in formal wear after getting so used to them in zombie fighting gear – they clean up nice!
- Game of the Year: The Walking Dead: The Game
- Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
- Best Xbox 360 Game: Halo 4
- Best PS3 Game: Journey
- Best Wii/Wii U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U
- Best PC Game: Xcom: Enemy Unknown
- Best Shooter: Borderlands 2
- Best Action Adventure Game: Dishonored
- Best RPG: Mass Effect 3
- Best Multi-Player Game: Borderlands 2
- Best Individual Sports Game: SSX
- Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13
- Best Driving Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Best Song in a Game: “Cities” by Beck, Sound Shapes
- Best Original Score: Journey
- Best Graphics: Halo 4
- Best Independent Game: Journey
- Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena
- Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes
- Best Performance by a Human Female: Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine, The Walking Dead: The Game
- Best Performance by a Human Male: Dameon Clark as Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2
- Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
- Best DLC: Dawnguard, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead: The Game
- Best Social Game: You Don’t Know Jack
- Most Anticipated Game: Grand Theft Auto V
- Character of the Year: Clap Trap, Borderlands 2
Game of the Decade was awarded to Half-Life 2. The biggest winners were definitely The Walking Dead: The Game and Borderlands 2.
You can check out highlights; watch the world premier trailers of Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite, Gears of War: Judgment, The Last of Us, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2; look at past years’ winners; and even watch the entire show at the VGAs website. Personally, I’m most looking forward to The Last of Us. What did you think about the VGAs? Let us know in the comments.