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The tenth annual Spike TV Video Game Awards have been handed out and The Walking Dead has come away the big winner, trouncing more ambitious (and expensive) titles such as Halo 4 and Mass Effect 3.
The episodic adventure game based on Robert Kirkman’s comic book series won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game. Developer Telltale Games also won Studio of the Year while Melissa Hutchinson was honored in the Best Performance By a Human Female category for her role as Clementine.
The other big winner of the night was thatgamecompany’s Journey, which nabbed three awards: Best PS3 Game, Best Independent Game, and Best Original Score. Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 also took home three awards: Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Performance By a Human Male (Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack). The viewer-voted Best Character award was also given to Borderlands 2’s Claptrap.
Hit the jump for a complete list of winners from this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards, which also includes XCOM: Enemy Unknown, New Super Mario Bros. U, Sound Shapes, and many others. (more…)
I guess Sony is definitely serious with this “PS3 Full Games” thing as they added two games to the PlayStation Store yesterday on the same day the disc-based versions were released. For all shooting and looting needs, Borderlands 2 is now available to download. And for all your open-wheel racing needs, there’s F1 2012.
Also available this week is the extreme snowboarding of SSX (the PS3 reboot, not the PS2 Classic), the extreme rollerblading of Jet Set Radio, and the extreme running of Feisty Feet. I’m sensing a theme Sony.
Hit the jump for all the details on these games (along with a few others) and hit up the PlayStation Blog for a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons and demos (including a demo of Resident Evil 6). (more…)
Whether you loved Mass Effect 3‘s ending or you hated it, one thing’s for certain, BioWare made a ton of money selling you the game. In what should be a surprise to no one, Mass Effect 3 took the top spot in The NPD Group’s report of the bestselling games in March 2012.
Even though March was a bit of a slow month for new releases, the remainder of the top ten is populated almost totally by games released in the last four weeks including Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (#2), MLB 12: The Show (#3), SSX (#5), Street Fighter X Tekken (#6), Mario Party 9 (#7), Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (#9), and Major League Baseball 2K12 (#10).
Hit the break to see the full top ten, including the pair of holdovers from the February 2012 report. (more…)
With Sony’s Vita launch behind us, the rest of the video game world closes out February with a few big releases:
- EA’s SSX returns on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
- Sega’s Yakuza Studio tries their hand at tech noir with Binary Domain (PS3, Xbox 360)
- Atlus releases another hardcore Japanese RPG. This time it’s Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 for the DS.
- Speaking of hardcore Japanese RPGs, NIS America plans to release Hyperdimension Neptunia MK-2 for the PS3.
- But on the lighter side of things, there’s PokePark 2: Wonders Beyond for the Wii.
- And on the even lighter side of things, NetherRealm has compiled the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
OK, that last one was a joke. You can check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)
SSX shreds into stores on February 14
Love is in the air. Oh, and something else is in the air too. I think it’s a snowboarder using a wingsuit to get big air during a deadly descent. Yup, SSX is back.
EA has announced that SSX will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on February 14, 2012, just in time for Valentine’s Day. And because the publisher loves us all, they’ve also released a new trailer for the game dubbed “Survive It.”
Hopefully, no one will get snowed in on the wintry release date.
Winter is coming and EA games would like you to enjoy the snow from the comfort of your couch. The new SSX is out in January 2012 and features a gigantic range of mountains for you to hurl yourself down. Actually, you get to be like Scarface in this new SSX, because the world is literally yours as EA is promising 100,000-player “live events.”
The environments were developed with the help NASA topographical data. These mountains are legit, but the tricks you’ll be pulling will be anything but. From the looks of the trailer, a 1220 triple front flip over a helicopter is completely realistic. Looks like the over the top stunts are back and you can enjoy the mountain bombing insanity with a bunch of your friends.
The only way it could be more perfect is if you could smack a skier on the side of the head on your way down.
Sony and EA announced a string of exclusive partnerships at the PlayStation press conference tonight. SSX will provide the exclusive Mt. Fuji pack, Battlefield 3 will include a free copy of Battlefield 1943 on the disc, and Need For Speed: The Run will have exclusive cars on PlayStation 3, including the Bugatti Veyron.
Electronic Arts has caught the E3 fever and the only cure is an hour-long show on Spike TV!
Geoff Keighley of GameTrailers TV will host “Gamechangers: EA 2011 Preview,” a live broadcast of EA’s 2011 E3 press conference. The photogenic game journalist will be joined by EA CEO John Riccitiello and several of the publisher’s development teams to unveil their E3 lineup:
- Experience an explosive, never-before-seen demo of Battlefield 3
- Travel across the galaxy for a look at Commander Shepard’s final voyage in Mass Effect 3
- Hit the pitch for a first look at FIFA Soccer 12
- Discover what’s new in Madden NFL 12
- Shred the mountains in the world premiere look at SSX
- Experience the high-speed thrills of Need For Speed: The Run
- Star Wars: The Old Republic and multiple “unannounced projects” will also be revealed during the broadcast
Gamechangers will air live on Spike TV on Monday, June 6 at 3:30 PM (Eastern Time).