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2010 Spike TV Video Game Awards: Who Won?
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Spike TV’s Video Game Awards were this weekend. The big winner overall, taking home many awards including Game of the Year, was Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption. Now Red Dead was a good game, don’t get me wrong, but game of the year? It would probably make my top five, but definitely not my number one.

Also causing me to make a confused face was the Most Anticipated Game winner, Portal 2. Really? Portal 2 is the most anticipated game coming out? Not Gears of War 3 or Mass Effect 3 or Deus Ex: Human Evolution? All of which I’m looking forward to infinitely more than Portal 2. Oh and speaking of infinite, what about BioShock Infinite? I know it doesn’t come out for a while but that should win most anticipated until it does.

Making me smile however was an award going to the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game. Check the full list below and see if you agree with the winners. What was your game of the year? Mine could quite possible be Halo: Reach, but I’ll have to think it over.

Winners

GAME OF THE YEAR
Red Dead Redemption

STUDIO OF THE YEAR
BioWare

BEST XBOX 360 GAME
Mass Effect 2

BEST PS3 GAME
God of War III

BEST Wii GAME
Super Mario Galaxy 2

BEST PC GAME
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

BEST HANDHELD GAME
God of War: Ghost of Sparta

BEST SHOOTER
Call of Duty: Black Ops

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

BEST RPG
Mass Effect 2

BEST MULTI-PLAYER
Halo: Reach

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
NBA 2K11

BEST DRIVING GAME
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

BEST MUSIC GAME
Rock Band 3

BEST SOUNDTRACK
DJ Hero 2

BEST SONG IN A GAME
“Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez from Red Dead Redemption

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Red Dead Redemption

BEST GRAPHICS
God of War III

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE
Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE
Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan in Star Craft II

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
Costume Quest

BEST DLC
Red Dead RedemptionUndead Nightmare

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
Limbo

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
Portal 2

[Source: via Wiki]

5 Comments »

  1. I caught a bit of the “award show”. It sucked. Sure, it was awesome seeing the trailers for the coming games (somehow I totally missed the Batman one you posted, danke for that), and NPH is pretty rad, but the award show was shit. Most likely because it’s a SpikeTV production. 95% of the pre-written, teleprompter haha’s received nothing but cricket chirps. It was just sad.

    Remind me why this is on SpikeTV?

    Comment by trench — December 13, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

  2. The writing was horrible. Every star who attempted one of their jokes got barely a chuckle. Painful to watch.

    I only watch for the preview trailers and announcements as well.

    That said, I’m thrilled Red Dead won best game. Westerns don’t get enough love and the sheer size of that world alone was awe inspiring to see and live in for a few (hundred?) hours.

    I also agree with Portal 2 being most anticipated. Fun, sure, but c’mon now. There’s some insane games on the way that will surely stand far and above.

    Comment by The Movie God — December 14, 2010 @ 1:42 am

  3. Sadly, I haven’t played Red Dead Redemption yet. :/ (I know, I know.) I only recently picked up an Xbox 360 slim and have an entire library to catch up on. Read Dead being one of the list-toppers, but it’s a very long list.

    Comment by trench — December 14, 2010 @ 10:13 pm

  4. Crappy award show, crappy writing, retarded presenter. Seems like video game awards have fallen into the same trap as movie awards, mediocre listings which games studios paid to be listed. The voting was a farce.

    Comment by Lemon Berry — December 19, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

  5. I think the highlight of the night was definitely when Jose Gonzalez played “Far Away” from Dead Read Redemption in front of a screen showing the game…that game was my favorite of the year and the song just fit the era and mood of it so well. Bone-chilling live rendition, too. Check out the clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qopwm7LF95Q

    Comment by brett — January 3, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

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