Dec 12, 2011

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The VGA Awards Results

The VGA Awards Results

This past weekend, Spike TV hosted the annual VGA Awards Show. For those who keep up with gaming news, you knew that you could cast your vote on which nominee you wanted to win in each category by visiting their site. Some winners were not surprising while others might have come as a shock for those who had their heart set on their favorite pulling through and another taking the award. Below is the list of games that had won followed by what awards they had received.


Best Downloadable Game, Best Original Score, Best Song in a Game: “Build That Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Kobb

This action-RPG developed by Supergiant Games managed to claim three awards, which were announced before the VGAs premiered. Bastion is an indie title that first made its appearance on the XBLA and later on Steam. It is deserving of these awards and so our congrats to Supergiant Games.


Batman: Arkham City
Best Adapted Game, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Xbox 360 Game

Now it should not be any surprise that the Dark Knight had managed to win the awards that it did. Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to the award-winning Batman: Arkham Asylum so it was only natural that¬† Rocksteady Studios could continue the momentum with the latest endeavor in Batman’s world. Congrats, Rocksteady, for yet another worthwhile superhero game.


 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Best Shooter

Going against some serious competition, Activision and Infinity Ward managed to grab the Best Shooter award. I can admit that I was surprised to see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 win this but the series has always been top-notch. The latest entry is no exception. Congrats, Activision and Infinity Ward.


Fight Night Champion
Best Individual Sports Game

EA Sports’ titles made up for half of the nominees for the Best Individual Sports Game award. It was their boxing title, Fight Night Champions, that took home the prized monkey statue. The game really did shine and stood out among the other sports titles. Congrats to EA Sports, for you brought a title that really shows off how great boxing is.


Forza Motorsport 4
Best Driving Game

Forza Motorsport 4 greatly improved on its predecessor’s formula and held its own against the likes of DiRT3 and Need For Speed: The Run. In the end, the Xbox exclusive did donuts around the competition and proved to be the victor. Congrats to Turn 10 Studios! You are the racing champs.


Best Independent Game

The selection of titles within the Best Independent Game category are all great and it had to be tough to pick just one winner. Mojang’s Minecraft prevailed and rightfully so. The game that had been in alpha for over two years and had gained a large following. Notch and the rest of the Mojang staff, congrats on giving gamers a new addiction in the form of material blocks and creepers!


Mortal Kombat
Best Fighting Game

Anyone who has ever played one of the titles in the Mortal Kombat series has the line “Finish him!” engrained into their memory. It would seem that Mortal Kombat, released this year, had done just that against the other titles in the running for Best Fighting Game. The Mature-rated game proved that gamers will always hold a spot for the blood and gore that it is synonymous with. Congrats to Midway for satisfying our need for over-the-top violence!