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Spike TV Video Game Awards 2012: And the winners are…
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Spike TV Video Game Awards 2012: And the winners are…

Samuel L Jackson in Minecraft at VGAs

The Video Game Award kicked off with a short segment of the Hobbit, South Park style. And the host of the evening was the one, and only Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson. But he wasn’t alone, as he brought some of his friends to join him on stage like Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, and Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead,  Jessica Alba, Jack Osbourne, Zachary Levi, Marlon Wayans, Snoop Lion, Linkin Park and  Tenacious D.  This year’s show was a lot more entertaining than in previous years. They didn’t do the whole thing as a string of  ‘show a game trailer then cut to commercial’ like in years’ past.

In true VGA fashion, there were also world premiere trailers with:

  •  South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Phantom Pain
  • The Last Of Us
  •  Castlevania: Lords of Darkness 2
  • Dark Souls 2
  • Assassin’s Creed 3: The Tyranny of King Washington
  • Gears of War: Judgement
  • Tomb Raider
  • Halo 4: Spartan Ops
  • BioShock Infinite

All of the Samuel L. Jackson shorts were amazingly funny, especially the Minecraft and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The shorts for all the Game of the Year nominees were incredible. My favorite was the Mass Effect 3 short because I spend so much time in the multiplayer to raise my N7 rank up.

Here are the winners:

  • Game of the Year – The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Studio of the Year – telltale games
  • Best Xbox 360 Game – Halo 4
  • Best PlayStation 3 Game – Journey
  • Best Wii/Wii U Game – New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Best PC Game – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Best Shooter – Borderlands 2
  • Best Action Adventure Game – Dishonored
  • Best RPG – Mass Effect 3
  • Best Multi-Player Game – Borderlands 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game – SSX
  • Best Team Sports Game – NBA 2K13
  • Best Driving Game – Need For Speed Most Wanted
  • Best Song In A Game – “Cities” By Beck
  • Best Original Score – Journey
  • Best Graphics – Halo 4
  • Best Independent Game – Journey
  • Best Fighting Game – Persona 4 Arena
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Sound Shapes
  • Best Performance by a Human Female – Melissa Hutchison as Clementine in The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best Performance by a Human Male – Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack in Borderlands 2
  • Best Adapted Video Game – The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best Downloadable Content – Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Best Downloadable Game – The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Best Social Game – You Don’t Know Jack 
  • Most Anticipated Game – Grand Theft Auto V
  • Character of the Year – Claptrap from Borderlands 2
  • Game of the Decade: Half-Life 2

If you missed Spike TV Video Game Awards 2012, you can watch the entire show at Spike.com.


  1. Canti
    Halo 4: Spartan Ops
    Bring on the Activision lawsuit.

  2. Idchess
    Idchess Walking Dead all the way

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