You've got to love the Spike TV VGAs, well actually you don't seeing as they haven't really changed in the last four years and still perceive gamers to be unwashed frat-house dropouts with Cheeto dust all over their grubby little fingers who can't maintain an attention span unless you pepper your discourse with every profanity under the sun. But they do know how to put on a good show and hype things up a wee bit. The show itself might be laughable...but credit where credit's due, the reveals have often been pretty damn cool, and we all love the fans wars that inevitably erupt after awards ceremonies.
Here's Part One of the rundown from last night's show, with the trailers that accompanied them:
It's here. It's been announced....and we couldn't be more excited! Bethesda's Todd Howard appeared at the VGAs last night to let the world know that there will indeed be an Elder Scrolls V, that it's due to land on 11th November 2011, and that it'll be a direct sequel to Oblivion. With the holiday season almost upon us, it's definitely time to plough 100 hours or so back into Oblivion to get yourselves back up to speed. We'll be watching this one very carefully indeed.
Not so much of a surprise this one, but good to get some official confirmation. Will there be co-op? What platforms will it be on? Will Shepard get an awesome sidekick voiced by Sean Bean whose name is Sharpe? We can only guess (and dream) about the answers to these questions. But it is happening...as if it were in any doubt.
There are Reapers. In London. It's awesome. Just watch the trailer.Click here for Batman, Drake, Mercer and more...
Lots of things going on in the Dealspwn news room today as Spike TV rolled out the red carpet last night to present this year's two hour extravaganza that is the annual Video Game Awards show. For all of the doom and gloom surrounding the global economy, studio execs with grimaces etched into their faces and people levelling the finger at pirates, used games, lazy development and corporate hacks, it's been a year that's seen some phenomenal games get released. This was always going to be a close run thing, and it'll be interesting to see how these compare when we run our own GOTY season early in the new year.
Rockstar and BioWare took the lion's share of the plaudits this year, with Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2 both doing excellently. Kratos popped up to swipe a couple of awards both on PS3 and PSP, and Ubisoft could breathe a sigh of relief knowing that Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood had managed make some noise just in time to snaffle a trophy as well.
We'll have trailer roundups and all of the announced reveals for you coming over the next hour or two as well.
In the meantime, check out 2010's winners in full [Joystiq]:
GAME OF THE YEAR
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
BEST XBOX 360 GAME
BEST PS3 GAME
BEST Wii GAME
BEST PC GAME
BEST HANDHELD GAME