Top video games of 2013 win big awards at VGX

For those of you who didn’t get to watch the VGX Gaming Awards on Dec. 7, here is a recap of who won. Spike TV’s video game award show, VGX, has wrapped up for the year. On Dec. 7, some of the best games of the year received awards voted by the viewers. The award show also showcased some world premieres of new upcoming games.

The Soup star Joel McHale and Canadian game journalist Geoff Keighley hosted this year’s VGX. The hosts showed off all of the awards, upcoming games and interviewed lots of game developers about their new releases.

The biggest award at VGX, Game of the Year, was announced surprisingly early in the show. In a battle of major titles, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V took the award. Naughty Dog took home the award for Best Game Studio. Naughty Dog’s game, The Last of Us, which was nominated for many awards, took the award for Best Playstation Game and both awards for Best Voice Actor. Troy Baker, who voices Joel, and Ashley Johnson, who voices Ellie in the game, took home the awards.

Best Xbox Game went to Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Best Nintendo Game went to Super Mario 3D World. Another big award, Most Anticipated Game, went to Titan Fall, which is set to release in March of 2014.

Brocka’s and Heath’s Picks

Character of the Year:              Ellie from The Last of Us

Game of the Year:                    The Last of Us

Most Anticipated game:          Destiny

Best Shooter:                           Bioshock Infinite

Best Independent Game:        The Stanley Parable

Best RPG:                                    Fire Emblem: Awakening

Best Fighting Game:                Dive Kick

Best Studio:                             Naughty Dog

Best Handheld Game:             Pokemon X and Y

Best Casual Game:                  Animal Crossing

 

The Best Shooter award went to Bioshock Infinite, which was also nominated for numerous awards. Best Action Adventure Game went to Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag. The award for Best Sports Game went to NBA 2K14. Finally, The Fulbright Company’s game Gone Home took home the awards for Best PC Game and Best Independent Game.

Many anticipated games were revealed at this year’s VGX. Telltale games announced at the awards that they will be doing a few new games. One called Tales from the Borderlands and a new Game of Thrones game are both set to come out in 2014.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition has all of the extra downloadable content and is releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One on Jan. 28. Tom Clancy’s The Division showed off Ubisoft’s Snowdrop game engine.

Hello Games announced its new game No Man’s Sky as an exploration game where players can explore underwater and even other planets.

Dying Light, a survival horror game, was also announced. During the day, the infected, which are similar to zombies, are everywhere. Players have to get their supplies before sundown because when it gets dark, the infected get more aggressive and start to hunt.

Titanfall, made by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty, has been a shadow for three years, but it has finally been announced as a first person action game in a whole new universe. Quantum Break for Xbox One has also been announced. The game allows players to bend time in order to survive, and it also blurs the line between T.V. and the game itself.

On the Wii U, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze has been announced, but this time Cranky Kong is along for the adventure. Destiny, from Bungie, the makers of Halo, is a new action game set in the future. The mission is to destroy enemies and unlock the mysteries of earth by exploring it’s past. Lastly, The Witcher 3, a role-playing (RPG) open world game, was announced. The decisions players make throughout the game affect the ending and other things throughout the game.

That’s it for releases, but video game companies hope there’s at least one of them you’re excited for.

Co-written by Olivia Heath

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