The 10th Annual Video Game Awards were broadcast last night on Spike TV, and we’ve now got the full list of winners from the ceremony. The Walking Dead: The Game (which I’ve heard nothing but great things about) came away with the Game of the Year award and Best Adapted Video Game, while Halo 4 and Journey won Best Xbox 360 Game and Best PS3 Game, respectively, and Mass Effect 3 didn’t walk away empty handed as it won Best RPG. Borderlands 2 took home two trophies, landing both the Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player Game awards, and obviously Grand Theft Auto V won Most Anticipated Game.
Hit the jump to read the full list of winners.
Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is Mass Effect 3 for $29.99 (50%) for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. While Bioware and EA have tried to bill the final installment in the trilogy as a place where newcomers can jump on, that’s stretching it. Technically, you could start playing at ME3 and the massive Codex would fill in the backstory, but that’s not as much fun as playing the backstory. The half-off is great because it gives newcomers the opportunity to save $30 bucks on picking up the whole trilogy, so today you could pay $66 on Amazon for all three Xbox 360 games (PlayStation 3 doesn’t have the first Mass Effect). Despite the highly controversial ending of Mass Effect 3, the Mass Effect series is a high-water mark in gaming, and not to be missed.
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I criticized the last Mass Effect 3 trailer for forgetting what sets Mass Effect 3 apart from other sci-fi games is that it builds a universe where humans must cooperate with alien races. While the attack on Earth is the launching point, the final installment in the trilogy focuses on Commander Shepard rallying the galaxy to bring down the reapers and save what’s left of our planet. Bioware has now released the official launch trailer and it shows what Mass Effect 3 is truly about. There’s a bit of re-tread for those who played the demo, but most of the trailer is new stuff and all of it looks incredible. March 6th needs to get here sooner.
Hit the jump to check out the launch trailer. Mass Effect 3 will be available this Tuesday on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
I’m counting down the days until Mass Effect 3 hits stores and then playing the hell out of it. What makes the Mass Effect series stand out is how it builds a big, sprawling space opera, and you realize that there are whole galaxies and non-human races that have their own conflicts. The big selling point of Mass Effect 3 is that Earth is now under attack, and the plot has the series’ hero, Shepard, on a mission to rally the universe to defend against the attack from the malevolent Reapers. Sadly, this new trailer decides to go ful-on Michael Bay, and make an ad for a game that could easily be Halo, Resistance, or Gears of War, but with different-looking aliens. Where’s Garrus? Where’s Wrex? Where’s Mordin? Not to be found here. But there is a shot of a falling building that could have been taken directly from a Transformers movie.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. For comparison, I’ve also included the far superior “Reinstated” trailer, which features the female Shepard. Mass Effect 3 hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on March 6th.
This weekend Spike TV aired the 2011 Video Game Awards, and like previous years, the VGAs were used to provide plenty of trailers for upcoming games. This year, debut trailers were released for The Last of Us (a zombie game from Naughty Dog, the creators of Uncharted), Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD, Alan Wake: American Nightmare, Fortnite (the new game from Gears of War studio Epic Games), Rainbow Six: Patriots, Command & Conquer: Generals 2 (from Mass Effect studio BioWare), Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (have any of these games been good?), and The Amazing Spider-Man. The Spider-Man one is interesting because it’s supposed to be an epilogue to the movie of the same name, but there are also giant subterranean spider robots. I was under the impression that Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man reboot was supposed to be grittier and more realistic, but then I remembered that a new open-world Spider-Man game was probably in development before Webb’s film.
Hit the jump to check out the debut trailers along with new trailers for Bioshock Infinite, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (I don’t make up the names), Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Hitman: Absolution, Diablo III, and Mass Effect 3.
With E3 2011 kicking off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, many of the video game industry’s most anticipated titles have released new footage to reassure people like me that many of their release dates cannot get here soon enough (well, except for maybe all of the new Kinect titles…I don’t mind waiting around to not play those). Varying from debut trailers to gameplay walkthroughs/demos, after the jump you can find a roundup of some of the latest footage from games such as Batman: Arkham City, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo 4 and the anniversary Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars Kinect and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.
Last night was the Video Game Awards and with the ceremony came the debut of trailers for some of the hottest upcoming video games. Among the new trailers, I was most excited to see a new sneak peek at Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the incredible Batman: Arkham Asylum. The trailer didn’t really show any new gameplay, but it did introduce us to one of the game’s main villains, Dr. Hugo Strange (who might also be a villain in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises). There were also cool trailers for Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Resistance 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2, Prototype 2, SSX: Deadly Decents, Forza Motorsport 4, Mortal Kombat, and Thor: God of Thunder. There was also a teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror game, Insane, which unfortunately isn’t due out until 2013.
Hit the jump to check out all the trailers.