The 2013 VGX award show (formerly the Spike Video Game Awards) took place on Saturday, 7 December, with Grand Theft Auto V walking away with the night’s biggest award: Game of the Year. Other winners included Bioshock Infinite (best shooter), Gone Home (best independent game), and Titanfall (most anticipated game). You can find the full list of winners for all categories (which include categories such as best character and best voice actor) here. Trailers for the show’s usual line-up of world premier reveals, which include some must-see announcements, are after the jump.
A number of the reveals related to games known to be in development and included things such as gameplay from Tom Clancy’s The Division as well as a video explaining the changes being made for Tomb Raider‘s upcoming next-generation releases. You can view a selection of these gameplay and story trailers below:
The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt:
South Park: The Stick of Truth:
However, the more exciting premiers (as always) related to previously unconfirmed titles. Two of the biggest reveals related to one developer, Telltale Games, who can’t seem to resist being in the news of late. They will be producing a Borderlands-spinoff series as well as a title based on the epic fantasy world of Game of Thrones. Despite these two massive announcements, the reveal that most piqued my interest was the unveiling of a Freelancer-esque open-world space adventure called No Man’s Sky. Produced by Hello Games, it looks set to challenge Star Citizen for space simulator dominance and I can’t wait to see more from this game.
No Man’s Sky:
Tales from the Borderlands:
Game of Thrones:
These are just a handful of the awards, announcements, interviews and videos released at VGX 2013 and you can find a huge amount of additional content here. No doubt all of this content will be filtering through onto your favourite gaming news websites soon, so keep an eye out for more information and things to get excited about. I can’t resist giving you one more video to watch though – wait for Irrational Games’ acceptance speech for Bioshock Infinite. Yes, it’s hilarious.