Spike’s Video Game Awards – Winners

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There is one thing that kick ass video games deserve, and that is a massive awards show that brings all of the top developers, voice actors, composers, and gamers together under one strobe-lighted roof to celebrate everything that is video games. I’ll start off by saying that while Spike’s show definitely packed some entertainment, it didn’t satisfy my endless need of all things video games.

It kind of felt like going to the MTV Movie Awards and renaming it “The Twilight Show.” Except Samuel L. Jackson is there with an ever-so-adorable potty mouth. But alas, here is the list of winners:

Best Shooter- Borderlands 2

Character of the Year- Claptrap

Best Action Adventure – Dishonored

Best Independent Game – Journey

Best RPG – Mass Effect 3

Best Multiplayer Game – Borderlands 2

Best Fighting Game- Persona 4 Arena

Best Driving Game – Need For Speed Most Wanted

Best Team Sports Game- NBA 2K13

Best Individual Sports Game – SSX

Best Wii/Wii U Game – New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Sound Shapes

Best Social Game – You Don’t Know Jack

Best Downloadable Game – The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Adapted Video Game – The Walking Dead: The Game

Studio of the Year – Telltale Games

Most Anticipated Game – Grand Theft Auto V

Best Song in a Game – “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)

Best Male Performance – Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Female Performance – Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine (The Walking Dead)

Best PS3 Game – Journey

Best 360 Game – Halo 4

Best Original Score – Journey

Best Graphics – Halo 4

Best DLC – Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Game of the Decade – Half Life 2

Game of the Year – The Walking Dead: The Game

While it was great to see The Walking Dead win GOTY, I was highly disappointed that Assassin’s Creed 3 was pretty much snubbed. Black Ops 2 also didn’t earn any mentions, but to be honest… NOT hearing about a Call of Duty game is a bit of a relief. Overall, it was an ultimately predictable and disappointing event with too few categories and not enough games.

Of course if I had it my way, it would have been called The Mass Effect Show, but you all knew that.

The best part about the awards show was the activity on Twitter. Here are a few examples:

VGA Tweet    Crystal K.M. - VGA Tomb Raider

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What do all of you think about the winners?

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