The VGA 2009 Results & Reveals
One of the big events in the North American Videogame calendar took place tonight, the Spike VGAs. The glitz and glamour of the videogame world took centre stage along with film stars and recodring artists at tonight’s Video Game Awards. The pomp and ceremony brought us a few game reveals, footage premieres and of course the awards themselves. If you missed the awards or simply couldn’t stand the ad breaks every 4 minutes, fear not, we’ve done the work for you and picked out the best bits First of all let’s get the awards out the way:Best Action Adventure – Assassin’s Creed 2Studio of the Year – Rocksteady Studios who worked on the hit Batman Asylum.Best Team Sports Game – NHL 10Best Performance by a Human Male – Hugh Jackman for X-Men Origins WolverineBest Independent Videogame Award – FlowerBest Individual Sports Game – UFC 2009 UndisputedMost Anticipated Game : God of War 3Best DLC: Ballad of Gay TonyBest Wii: Super Mario Bros WiiBest PC Game : Dragon Age OriginsBest RPG: Dragon Age OriginsBest Shooter: Modern Warfare 2Best Mulitplayer: Modern Warfare 2Best Handheld – GTA China Town WarsBest Fighter: Street Fighter IVBest Driving Game : Forza 3
Best XBL Arcade Game: South ParkBest Original Score: Halo 3 ODSTBest Music Game: The Beatles Rock BandGameof the Year: Unchartered 2: Among ThievesBest PS3 Game: Unchartered 2: Among ThievesBest Graphics: Unchartered 2: Among Thieves
As far as reveals went, there were a few bits and pieces to talk about. First up was the game based on the Deadliest Warrior TV series which was shown at the awards via some pretty dodgy looking cutscenes with a NInja Warrior taking on a Knight in a forest. We don’t have high hopes for this one but who knows it may surprise us.A new Tron game announcement was expected and Tron Evolution was shown for the first time at the awards via the trailer below.[video=1073]Fighting fans were treated to the premiere of UFC 2010 which has a release date set at May 25th. The trailer shown revealed what you’d expect, the fighters talking up the sport and some in-game footage which actually looked pretty decent. UFC 2009 scooped the award for Best Individual Sports game which will be a boost the developers and the franchise.We’re all very excited about the new Medal of Honor title which was on show via a trailer at the awards. IncGamers will have much more on this just after the new year so make sure you keep an eye on the site.[video=1072]One of the big reveals this evening came from Lucas Arts for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2. The first trailer premiered this evening showing an intrepid Jedi, backed by the voice of Darth and Yoda, enter an arena to take on a mighty beast with dual light sabres and some nifty force powers. We’ll fill you in on further details when the dust settles next week and more information is forthcoming.One of the unexpected pieces of news from the awards was the sequel to the top selling Batman Arkham Asylum. The game did phenominally well for developer Rocksteady who also picked up the Studio of the Year Award at the VGAs this evening. Hit up the reveal trailer below[video=1074]With every band under the sun jumping on the Rock Band bandwagon, Green Day took some time out from their Australian tour to announce their very own Rock Band game. There’s not much more to say about the game right now, it’s a Rock Band title and it features Green Day music. Now whether that’s a bad thing or not is for you to decide.A clip from the Prince of Persia movie was also shown at the awards as a quick teaser, The movie is still in production so they are obviosly keeping much of it under wraps. Staying on the PoP topic, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands game also got an airing with a premiere trailer.[video=1075]Halo Reach was the one game many viewers were waiting for, and yes it does look fantastic based on what we saw of the trailer.[video=1071]Other premieres included a trailer for Crackdown 2 as well as Spec Ops: The Line. The Spec Ops trailer shows the game’s setting as Dubai and was actually leaked quite a while ago although the game’s full title wasn’t known at the time.[video=1070]That was it for another year, at least we made it through the ad breaks and speeches in one piece.