GTA5 is “Game of the Year” at the 2013 VGX Awards

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The first ever VGX Awards (formerly known as the Spike TV Video Game Awards) were held last night and the best games of 2013 were once again crowned by GameTrailers.com’s Geoff Keighley (with an assist from Community‘s Joel McHale). The general consensus among the Internetatti is that the show still doesn’t know what it wants to be and that the “intimate studio setting” (and McHale) made the whole thing feel a bit bizarre. But what about the award winners?

In what is sure to be the first of many, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V was named “Game of the Year” by the VGX Advisory Council. Rockstar’s crime saga also took home “Best Soundtrack.” But, the developer missed out on “Studio of the Year” honors. That award went to Naughty Dog for their work on The Last of Us. Their apocalyptic story was also awarded “Best PlayStation Game.” “Best Voice Actor” (Troy Baker), and “Best Voice Actress” (Ashley Johnson). Other multiple award winners include indie sensation Gone Home (“Best PC Game” and “Best Independent Game”) and BioShock Infinite (“Best Shooter” and “Best Song in a Game”).

A complete list of this year’s winners, including the remaining genre awards, “Best Xbox Game” (the surprising Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons), and “Best Nintendo Game” (Super Mario 3D World), can be found after the break.

Game of the Year

  • Grand Theft Auto V

Studio of the Year

  • Naughty Dog

Best PC Game

  • Gone Home

Best Nintendo Game

  • Super Mario 3D World

Best PlayStation Game

  • The Last of Us

Best Xbox Game

  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Best Handheld Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Independent Game

  • Gone Home

Best Casual Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Best DLC

  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Best Shooter

  • BioShock Infinite

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Sports Game

  • NBA 2K14

Best RPG

  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Best Fighting Game

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

Best Driving Game

  • Forza Motorsport 5

Best Voice Actor

  • Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us)

Best Voice Actress

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us)

Best Soundtrack

  • Grand Theft Auto V

Best Song in a Game

  • “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” – Troy Baker & Courtnee Draper (BioShock Infinite)

Best Mobile Game (Viewer Voted)

  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time

Character of the Year (Viewer Voted)

  • The Lutece Twins (BioShock Infinite)

Most Anticipated Game (Viewer Voted)

  • TitanFall
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