VGA 10 Awards Rundown

Unlike The Oscars, They Got It Right.

OK, I can admit when I am wrong. I can be the bigger man (not just body wise) and say that while I did make fun of the VGA’s in last Friday’s post I actually enjoyed watching this year’s show. True they did not give out a lot of awards but they did place a good importance on the awards that were given out. It seems they heard the cries of years past that the show was merely a bloated preview special. Don’t get me wrong, it was certainly bloated but not to the point of being useless.

Three things that I took away from the VGA’s:

1. It was a breath of fresh air to see a deserving game like The Walking Dead win Game of the Year over the more obvious choices.

2. The Last of Us is coming out on May 7th. I think I lost man points with the excitement I showed in front of my girlfriend when this was announced.

3. Although Zachary Levi had a reason for his blonde hair (filming the Thor sequel) there was no reason for what happened to Alison Haislip’s hair. Not being too critical because she is uber-hot but….dang.

Here is the rundown of all the winners from VGA 10.

  • Game of the Year- The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
  • Game of the Decade- Half-Life 2 (Valve)
  • Studio of the Year- Telltale Games
  • Best PS3 Game- Journey (thatgamecompany)
  • Best 360 Game- Halo 4 (343 Industries)
  • Best Wii/Wii U Game- New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
  • Best PC Game- XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis)
  • Best Handheld/ Mobile Game- Sound Shapes (Sony/Queasy)
  • Best Shooter- Borderlands 2 (Gearbox)
  • Best Action/Adventure Game- Dishonored (Arkane Studios)
  • Best RPG- Mass Effect 3 (Bioware)
  • Best Multiplayer Game- Borderlands 2 (Gearbox)
  • Best Individual Sports Game- SSX (EA)
  • Best Team Sports Game- NBA 2K13 (2K)
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted (Criterion)
  • Best Fighting Game- Persona 4 Arena (Atlus)
  • Best Adapted Video Game- The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
  • Best Independent Game- Journey (thatgamecompany)
  • Best Graphics- Halo 4 (343 Industries)
  • Best Song in a Game- “Cities” by Beck for Sound Shapes
  • Best Original Score- Journey (thatgamecompany)
  • Best Male Performance- Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2
  • Best Female Performance- Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine in The Walking Dead
  • Best Downloadable Game- The Walking Dead (Telltale Games)
  • Best Social Game- You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)
  • Best DLC- Dawnguard for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)
  • Most Anticipated Game- Grand Theft Auto V

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