This weekend saw the Video Game Awards being held in LA, and with a red carpet guest list it was definitely interesting to watch.

The nominees and winners are below:

Most Anticipated Game:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2 – WINNER

Best Independent Game:

  • Joe Danger
  • Limbo – WINNER
  • Super Meat Boy
  • The Misadventures of P.B Winterbottom

Best DLC:

  • Bioshock 2: Minerva’s Den
  • Borderlands: The Secret armoury of General Knoxx
  • Mass Effect 2: The Lair of the Shadow Broker
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare – WINNER

Best Downloadable Game:

  • Costume Quest – WINNER
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs the World: The Game

Best Performance by a Human Female:

  • Dame Judi Dench as M (007 Bloodstone)
  • Danica Patrick as herself (Blur)
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady (CoD: Black Ops)
  • Felicia Day as Veronica (Fallout: New Vegas)
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepherd (Mass Effect 2)
  • Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman (Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood)
  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty) – WINNER
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect 2)

Best Performance by a Human Male:

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond (007 Bloodstone)
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (CoD: Black Ops)
  • John Cleese as Jasper (Fable 3)
  • Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
  • Nathan Fillion as Sgt. Edward Buck (Halo: Reach)
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spiderman (Spiderman) – WINNER
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (CoD: Black Ops)

Best Adapted Video Game:

  • Lego Harry Potter 1-4 Years
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: The Game – WINNER
  • Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron

Best Graphics:

  • God of War III - WINNER
  • Heavy Rain
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Original Score:

  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption – WINNER

Best Song in Game:

  • Basket Case
  • Black Rain
  • Far Away – WINNER
  • Golden Eye
  • Won’t Back Down
  • Replay/Rude Boy Mashup

Best Soundtrack:

  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • DJ Hero 2 – WINNER
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • Rock Band 3

Best Music Game:

  • Dance Central
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Rock Band 3 – WINNER

Best Driving Game:

  • Blur
  • Modnation Racers
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – WINNER
  • Split/Second

Best Team Sports Game:

  • FIFA Soccer 11
  • Madden NFL 11
  • NBA 2K11 – WINNER
  • MLB ’10: The Show

Best Individual Sports Game:

  • EA Sports MMA
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 – WINNER
  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Multi-player:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach – WINNER
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best RPG:

  • Fable III
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Mass Effect 2 – WINNER

Best Action Adventure Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – WINNER
  • God of War III
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best Shooter:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bioshock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops – WINNER
  • Halo: Reach

Best Handheld Game:

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta – WINNER
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Super Scribblenauts

Best PC Game:

  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty – WINNER

Best Wii Game:

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2 – WINNER

Best PS3 Game:

  • God of War III – WINNER
  • Heavy Rain
  • Modnation Racers
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Xbox360 Game:

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2 – WINNER

Character of the Year:

  • Ezio (Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood)
  • John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Kratos (God of War 3)
  • Sgt. Woods (Call of Duty: Black Ops) – WINNER

Studio of the Year:

  • Bioware (Mass Effect 2) – WINNER
  • Blizzard Entertainment (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty)
  • Bungie Studios (Halo: Reach)
  • Rockstar San Diego (Red Dead Redemption)


and finally…


Game of the Year:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption – WINNER


So there we have all the winners. What do you think of the outcomes? Personally I think nearly all the nominations are worthy of an award, as there have been some great games out this year. The only one I really disagree with is ‘Most Anticipated Game’, because although Portal 2 is definitely something I, and many others, are looking forward to greatly there is already a lot of footage and background already out for it, whereas Bioshock: Infinite has left me with so many questions that need answers.

I am also slightly confused as to why Red Dead Redemption got Game of the Year. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is a superb game, and I can understand why it was in the line-up to win, but during this particular award ceremony it only came away with musical score or DLC awards. Surely if it was the voter’s favourite game it would have won it’s genre category (action adventure award), and possibly even the PS3 category. It wasn’t even mentioned in the Xbox category, and I would put RDR in any day over Alan Wake.

That is just my opinion, but what do you think?

Oh… and to top off the award’s night, a lovely little trailer was shown… *cough*AWESOME*cough*

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I honestly thought it would be a spin-off title, but so, so glad it isn’t!

  • Eckytheawesometroll

    There are no comments. As the great Barry Burton said in Resident Evil: "What?!……. What is this….? "

    Well, at least she didnt get pissed this time and forget which band was playing! Lolz. :-)

    • littlejuicebox

      It was in LA, so I didn't attend as I am in the UK.

      It wasn't a band, it was a comedian. 'Lolz'

  • littlejuicebox

    Always is a bit harsh, it was just the once.

  • Eckytheawesometroll

    Is the teddy still in therapy, or did he make a full recovery after the incident? Lolz.

    • ryansyrett

      If the internet could sigh…

  • Eckytheawesometroll

    If ryan syrett could write a decent comment……

    • Thomas Mulrooney

      If only Ecky could ever figure out how to use the 'reply' button…

      • littlejuicebox

        *high five*

      • Eckytheawesometroll

        If only Thomas Mulrooneys father didnt have a silly last name………

        • Thomas Mulrooney

          You figured it out! :D *claps*

          The luck of the Irish, eh? Someone in my family was Irish anyway, ha.

          • Eckytheawesometroll

            You caught the clap? Oh thats nasty….. Id get that seen to.

            And i hope youve told littlejuicybox about it, we dont want her catching it from you! Ha ha!

  • Eckytheawesometroll

    So…. what do you guys and girls think of my idea for the kinect pleasure simulator? Would you buy a copy if it was made?

    • Thomas Mulrooney

      I saw this earlier:

      Guess it was only a matter of time!

      • Eckytheawesometroll

        Goddammit! I knew i shouldve copywrited my idea! Lolz.

        • Eckytheawesometroll

          I think this means thomas is onboard though, how about everyone else?