SPIKE VGX Awards 2013
Spike changed up the awards this year adding over 20 minutes of unnecessary musical performances for a start, the awards were also presented in a small studio with very few people about, making it feel more like a web cast than a major awards show.
It may have gone done well with “the kids”, with the seemingly endless stream of foul mouth rappers prancing about the place but it bored the pants off me.
There were some new trailers for already announced titles but the only really big news is Tell Tale games.
Tell Tale taking over the Nerd world
Tell Tale announced two new licenses at the awards
Tales from the Borderlands will be developed by Telltale Games and publishers Gearbox.
This will be an episodic game that takes place within the universe of the Borderlands universe.
As with The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us games, it will be a story-driven game with choices affecting how the game will play out during the rest of the series.
Telltale Games will also release a Game of Thrones title based on the HBO series.
Both these titles are due for release in 2014.
Best Driving Game 2013
Forza Motorsport 5.
It Beat: Need for Speed: Rivals, F1 2013 and Grid 2 for the award.
Best RPG 2013:
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
It Beat: Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Pokemon X/Y
Best Action Adventure 2013:
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
It Beat: Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider.
Best Sports Game 2013:
It beat:FIFA 14, MLB 13: The Show and NHL 14
Game Of The Year 2013:
Grand Theft Auto V
It beat: Bioshock: Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, Super Mario 3D World, The Last of Us and Tomb Raider
Best Indie Game 2013:
It Beat: Kentucky Route Zero, Papers Please and The Stanley Parable.
Character of the Year 2013:
The Lutece Twins (Bioshock Infinite)
They Beat: Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, Trevor Phillips from Grand Theft Auto V, Naiee and Nyaa from Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Best Shooter 2013:
It Beat: Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts and Metro: Last Light.
Studio of the Year 2013:
They beat: Irrational Games (Bioshock Infinite), Rockstar North(Grand Theft Auto V) and The Fullbright Company(Gone Home)
Best Xbox Game 2013:
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
They Beat:Bioshock Infinite, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Grand Theft Auto V and Tomb Raider
Best Playstation Game 2013:
The Last of Us
It Beat: Grand Theft Auto V, Rayman Legends and Tomb Raider.
Best Mobile Game2013:
Plants vs. Zombies 2
They Beat Angry Birds Star Wars from Rovio, Infinity Blade 3 from Chair Entertainment Group and Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing
Best Soundtrack 2013:
Grand Theft Auto V
It Beat: BioShock Infinite, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and The Last of Us.