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2012 VGAs - list of winners, including Game of the Year

Check out the full list of the 2012 VGA winners, including Game of the Year. (3DS, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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inf3cted1  +   595d ago | Well said
Honestly this was a bullshit VGA to me. Why? Because Far Cry 3 was a serious GOTY contender, and not talking about many other awards, but the game is not there.

Yet AC3 was there, and it was released like, 1 week earlier?

Anyways, if FC3 was there, it wouldve been different. This game deserves more attention.

Oh yeah, and Walking Dead only won GOTY because of the actual series and popularity. At least im glad they took COD out from many awards.
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aquamala  +   595d ago
when they announced the nominees FC3 wasn't even out yet, I think it will have to be on next year's VGA
inf3cted1  +   595d ago
Then theres no point in being GOTY awards. Should be called 11 month of the year awards. Makes no sense avoiding 1 month of incoming games.
Forbidden_Darkness  +   595d ago
That honestly never happens though. I don't think there has ever been a game released the year before nominated for anything.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   595d ago
@inf3cted1

Yeah it kinda sucks. Games that release from late November till the end of December tend to be left out of the nominees for GOTY. Yeah, FC3 will be eligible for next year, but I doubt we'll see it nominated for GOTY with games like the Last of Us, GTA, Bioshock, Gears, and other possible currently unannounced games set to release in the fall of next year.
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Rivitur  +   595d ago
Xenoblade chronicles came out late in US so it was put on and Gran Turismo was nominated the year after it came out.
kupomogli  +   595d ago
The Wii U wasn't out yet either, so why did they allow Wii U games to be voted on along with Wii games.

The VGAs are garbage and shouldn't be taken seriously.
jadenkorri  +   594d ago
i don't get best ps3/360 game, each one lists multiplats except journey and halo 4. Why weren't they compared to exclusives instead of multi's. Oh well VGA yet fail again.
Sarcasm  +   594d ago
"Best Xbox 360 Game

Assassin’s Creed III
Borderlands 2
Dishonored
Halo 4

Best PS3 Game

Assassin’s Creed III
Borderlands 2
Dishonored
Journey"

Seriously...
pixelsword  +   594d ago
"Why weren't they compared to exclusives instead of multi's."

"The Wii U wasn't out yet either, so why did they allow Wii U games to be voted on along with Wii games?"

C.R.E.A.M.

That's why.
inveni0  +   594d ago
The Walking Dead game IS GOTY, followed closely by Journey. VGAs finally hit it this year.
EVILDEAD360  +   594d ago
walking Dead FTW...
The year after games like Bastion should have got a bigger stage, I think it's great that the VGAs voted Walking Dead at the top of the heap on the biggest stage in gaming outside of E3.

Phantom Pain was the clear game that is going to be the talk of the industry.

Evil
ABizzel1  +   594d ago
@Aquamala

Agreed, I believe the cutoff date is the end of November (December 2012 - November 2013). But that's exactly why I think GOTY and any similar awards should be done in January, so a full year can pass.

I thought they did a decent job with the award nominees and winners. 2012 was a solid year, but nothing compared to the last few years.

Now 2013 first half of the year is enough to make 2013 better than any year of gaming already just looking at all the high quality, high production, AAA games coming before E3.
TENTONGUN  +   594d ago
i believe elder scrolls oblivion came out in december then it was goty the next year. so yeah fc3 wont be ignored next vga.
MikeMyers  +   594d ago
I have to agree with the above comments about this being GOTY before the year has even ended. Do the Oscars come out in December?

The whole thing is just a mockery. They get actors just for their appeal and nothing really to do with gaming. You have people who slave for months if not years making these games only to have these highly paid actors get even more limelight while those who put in the real work have to watch it on TV.

It's like one big MTV video with more flash than actual substance. Meanwhile we see articles about why gamers need to grow up. Kinda hard to when we keep getting fed garbage like this.
jeseth  +   594d ago
As great as TWD was, I am surprised for it to get GOTY.
DragonKnight  +   594d ago
"The Walking Dead game IS GOTY, followed closely by Journey. VGAs finally hit it this year."

Until Dawnguard won Best DLC. A mediocre DLC that is unavailable to 1/3 the user base is somehow the best DLC?

Why does Bethesda always get a free pass and rewarded for simply trying while better devs get the shaft for putting in actual hard work?
Legion  +   594d ago
Correct... if a game comes out too late to be nominated then it can be nominated the following year.
Zhipp  +   594d ago
Why don't they hold these things in January or February?
Forbidden_Darkness  +   595d ago
Assassin's Creed 3 was released over a month before Far Cry 3 came out. Games that release late November or in December always get the shaft. The same thing Happened to Gran Turismo 5 in 2010.
showtimefolks  +   595d ago
VGA on spike have improved a lot over the years, i still remember when madden got GOTY lol.

i thought game of the year should have been between journey and walking dead so i am happy that finally some very under rated games got some credit and maybe getting some free advertisement time on spike will mean more sales in coming weeks for very talented devs

half-life 2 no doubt about it, but it would have been so awesome/crazy if Valve actually said now HL3 is coming in 2013 lol. That would have just been over the top crazy

nice show, finally some gameplay for castlevania lords of shadow 2. Dark souls 2 was out of no where announcement but i am glad its in development

maybe its just me but i thought the show could have used some more world premiers, like we still don't have anything for Fall 2013 besides next COD and BF4.

this pretty much confirms that sony and ms are both about to announce their new systems

inf3cted1

they said FarCry3 came out really late and will be in consideration for 2013 GOTY but let's get real with bioshock,gta5 and last of us i doubt people will actually give it its due credit.

but i hope it gets the sales support that it deserves, its an amazing game
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   595d ago
Xbox360 exclusive has the best graphics this year. But the 360 is dead!!!
Gamer1982  +   594d ago
Look at the contenders
Assassin’s Creed III
Dishonored
Halo 4
Journey

Its not the best looking game in the past 5 years let alone this year as Crysis 1 on PC blows it away however out of them 4 its a clear winner. That category was rigged was 360 to come out on top. They never let PC games in on graphics to give consoles a fighting chance and its BS.
TryMe  +   595d ago
No, the walking dead won because it's actually a GOOD game. Play the dang thing, before you create a ignorant opinion of it.

Thanks
finbars75  +   594d ago
I Actually did play the game and Im sorry if you honestly think this game stacks up against the other GOTY contenders then my friend you have no idea what a real game is about.All this was where episodes like the show that connected with there fans.Its not a bad game its just plagued with nonsense.You cant have a mediocre game that relates to the hottest show right now win based on those facts.I guarntee %80 people who voted didnt even play the game due to the fanbase.I will say that yes FarCry3 should have been nominated where its on a whole other level of gaming and would of easily have won GOTY with ease.I was more impressed by the world premiers then I was of the GOTY category.The VGAs where great this year up until they ruined it with such horseshit as The Waling Dead for GOTY.Obvisouly gamers have no clue of what a true GOTY contenders are.
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DaPrintz  +   594d ago
Finbars is right. I have the platinum for Walking Dead, since it was just given to me. It's not really a game. I really liked the story, but it's really just a collection of choices with a little light puzzle solving. Plenty of room for this type of thing, but it's nowhere near the quality of game required for GotY.
yeahokchief  +   594d ago
The only thing I agree with here is Most Anticipated - GTA V.

Hitman V was my GOTY.

Max Payne 3 had the best music.

Other than these 2 I have no real objections to their winners.

And Mass Effect 3 gets best RPG? Over a blizzard game? I didn't play either of these games, but that's not looking good for blizzard. lol. All i seem to remember hearing about mass effect 3 was how horrible the ending was.
FriedGoat  +   594d ago
Oh dear, If hitman 5 is your GOTY you really mustn't have played much.

I miss you bloodmoney, little did I know you would be the last real hitman game :(
stone_cold  +   594d ago
you are right because Far cry 3 the best game i ever played and they do not put it on the list
Eiffel  +   594d ago
One week earlier? Assassin's Creed III came out October 30th. As far as North America goes, Far Cry 3 came out on December 4th. That's five weeks, and only three days between until the VGA's. As anticipated the nominees were selected well before Far Cry 3's release. There simply wasn't time to have included it.
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aiBreeze  +   594d ago
I think this was the best VGA yet in terms of winners. The fact Borderlands 2 won shooter of the year is proof that the people voting are real gamers.
MYSTERIO360  +   594d ago
I dont under stand all the disagree, inf3cted1 is right FC3 should of a least been nominated. FC3 is a great game and they should have included them as well as Ubisoft for studio of the year.
Oh_Yeah  +   594d ago
They gave the walking dead game of the year?! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha spike doesn't have any cred in the video game industry after that. Goty without a doubt is Farcry 3.. Damn, they could have at least gave it to borderlands or dishonor but they gave it to a game that's all about QuickTime events? Wtf that's not a game, that's an interactive movie.
Mykky  +   593d ago
Have u played it? Well I have not, but I know after the experience I got with Heavy Rain that so called "interactive movies" could truly be fantastic.
I have not played Far Cry 3 either though.
8bitHero  +   594d ago
i found the vgas to be quite boring this year. i only watch it for the trailers and most of the stuff that was shown was stuff we already knew about or didnt interest me much. idk man, tbh maybe im just sour because i was truly hoping from the bottom of my heart there would be a teaser for fallout 4. :/
Mykky  +   594d ago
Bullshit indeed. This is just stupid, it is a hype contest. The game with the most hype that delivers is the game that will win. Not the game that is truly amazing and does things in a new way.

Why the flying F did ME 3 win best RPG over Xenoblade!? Well ME3 had massive hype and were the game that most people played, Diablo 3 disappointed even more than ME 3 and Torchlight and Xenoblade never got played because they were underrated.

This voting contests are just stupid.
Jinkies  +   595d ago
I can't believe Walking Dead won, it's good but it's kind of overrated in my opinion (I said Opinion), I would of liked to see Dishourned win or even Journey, hell if Borderlands 2 or Far Cry 3 was nominated I would of wanted them to win aswell. Now thats it won I doubt we'll see TT games move on from point and click games

Oh and Arkane or Gearbox should of won Studio of the Year they deserved it.

EDIT

Actually...by the way where the HELL was that game "Old School Gamers" would enjoy that Geoff talked about

http://n4g.com/news/1127917...

Pretty disapointing only 3 new games were announced...worst VGAs ever.
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LOGICWINS  +   595d ago
I believe Borderlands 2 won G4's GOTY. Gearbox got their recognition and more than enough game sales to warrant a sequel.
MizTv  +   594d ago
I tried to play borderlands1 so many times and I just did not like it but I must say borderlands2 was fn awesome
My game if the year hands down
Forbidden_Darkness  +   595d ago
Dark Souls 2 was that game i'm guessing. That's kinda the reputation it's gotten because of its difficulty compared to most games released this gen.
LOGICWINS  +   595d ago
Either that or Half Life 2.
Jinkies  +   595d ago
When you say Old School Gamers you think of the N64, PS1 and even PS2 days...not Dark Souls.

If it was that then Geoff is now officialy a mega douche
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vickers500  +   595d ago
"worst VGAs ever."

You've never seen a VGA award show besides this one, have you? I don't think I really need to even ask that, it's clear you haven't.

If you have, then you have horrible tastes, and one of the worst opinions I've ever had the displeasure of reading. This has been the best VGA in a while (not saying much, because they pretty much all suck, though this one sucked less than any of them that's for sure).

At least the majority of wins were actually well deserved. Borderlands 2 winning best shooter/multiplayer/male performance/best character, Journey winning best PS3 game/best score/best independent game, Dishonored winning best action adventure game, Half Life 2 winning game of the decade.

The show wasn't perfect and I disagree with walking dead being goty (though that's mainly because it's a bit slow for me, which is only a personal preference thing), but hey, at least most of the nominees and most of the awards were deserving. Remember when Call of Duty used to win EVERYTHING? You probably don't, which is why I believe you've never seen a VGA before this or last year.
Jinkies  +   595d ago
Mate you dont know me so dont assume things alright, ive seen alot of Vgas but this in terms of new gaming content this one sucked for me

Jeez can you come off anymore as a dick in your comment
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vickers500  +   595d ago
"Mate you dont know me so dont assume things alright"

"worst VGAs ever."

Well if you're telling the truth that you've seen a lot of VGAs, then refer back to the other theory in my original comment. Your opinion is horrible if you believe that this VGA was the worst. And you're one of the biggest jerks on this site, I really don't need advice from you on not being a dick.

"but this in terms of new gaming content sucked"

This isn't E3, this is the VGAs. There's usually only ever 2 or 3 new things announced at these things, with a few trailers for already announced games, which we got.

Dark Souls 2 was a pretty big announcement nobody was expecting, and the announcement of a brand new game, The Phantom Pain was interesting. The rest were nice footage of anticipated games.
ShoryukenII  +   595d ago
Personally, I was expecting a lot more out of this VGA. For example, The Last of Us Comic-Con video was better than the one we got here. I'm not a huge fan of crazy scene to scene trailers. The Phantom Pain was cool and all but if it was MGS, then I'd rather have had a gameplay video like before. Dark Souls II was awesome. I appreciated some more BioShock Infinite gameplay but what else was there?

I kept looking at the clock for this (like Sony's E3 conference) and I felt like they were wasting a ton of time on really stupid shit. 2013 is going to be a HUGE year. GTA V, Rainbow 6 Patriots, Beyond: Two Souls, Watch Dogs and hopefully a ton of great PS Vita games. Hell, I was hoping for some surprises like Devil's Third, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, The Last Guardian and more new IPs.

TLDR; I felt like this VGA was a waste of a great opportunity.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   595d ago
I think he was talking about castlevania
BanBrother  +   595d ago
@Jinkies

I agree. This is coming from someone who loves The Walking Dead TV show, but I think the games have become too much of a fad, and the VGA's is well known to be a popularity contest.

Best game of the decade, and Wii Sports was nominated? Lol. That is disgraceful. Who voted? All of our mothers?

I just hope the FPS Walking Dead game isn't a cheap caash in, with outdated visuals. Oh wait, NVM, Activision is publishing it. FML.
majiebeast  +   595d ago
Journey should have won but it was a popularity contest where the tv show fans of walking dead bombarded the vga voting.

Cause let me get this straight Journey wins best downloadable game where TWD is also nominated but TWD wins goty.
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LOGICWINS  +   595d ago
If I recall a similar situation happened in 09'. AC2 beat out UC2 for best Action/Adventure, but lost to UC2 for GOTY. VGAs are not to be taken seriously...just like most other award shows.
Beastforlifenoob  +   594d ago
UC 2 Deserved it, Best game of the gen
LOGICWINS  +   594d ago
Thats a different argument. We're simply talking about the inconsistencies within the VGAs. How can AC2 be a better action/adventure game than UC2, but lose to UC2 for best overall game? Doesn't make sense.
Godchild1020  +   595d ago
At least this year the studio that made the game, won Studio of the Year. I like TWD, but I really wanted Journey to win. At least Journey won 3 awards, hopefully the composer wins a Grammy.
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Riderz1337  +   595d ago
The Walking Dead won best downloadable game...Journey won best independent game. But still I think Journey should have won either way. It still won 3 awards though =P
Ultraplayerxp  +   595d ago
Yeah, I hear you. I was really happy when Journey won best independent game, but it was in that moment that I knew that it wouldn't win GOTY.
Kran  +   594d ago
I didn't think the public voted for who won. I thought it was judges hired by the show :/
wingman32x  +   595d ago
Kind of a very quiet night for the game reveals. Yet another hint that Next gen systems are being revealed this June.

Anyway, IDK about that GOTY award. I think there were a lot of bigger games who probably should have taken it.
LordMe  +   595d ago
I just wanted Gravity Rush to win best handheld... Oh well, it did get nominated at least.

Glad P4:A won the award for best fighting game! That studio is good!
SandWitch  +   594d ago
It's kind of ironic that 3 out of 4 nominees for the best handheld game are VITA games. Because, you know, PS VITA has no games according to some people.

Tho in my opinion Golden Abyss should have been at least between the nominees.
tubers  +   594d ago
I agree. The gyro aiming was amazing! It's very accurate. I use that in the highest settings, instead of the right stick..

It looks amazing as well!
League_of_Draven  +   595d ago
And the GOTY goes to another overrated game that doesn't deserve just like last year. Yeah...I think we all know the VGAs are shit and have been continuing to go downhill ever since the first one.
vickers500  +   595d ago
Hmm, I actually thought this VGA was MUCH better than previous ones. I agree with the majority of games that won, though I disagree with The Walking Dead.

Remember when CoD used to win everything? Ugh.
Kur0  +   595d ago
The nominated Wii Sports for game of the decade, that was enough for me to vow never to ever touch the VGAs again.
rpd123  +   594d ago
I think the Walking Dead is extremely over rated. It's barely a game. It's got a good story but the gameplay is almost non existent. That's something that is kind of important in a game. Plus so little went into it compared to Mass Effect 3, Assassin's Creed 3, and Dishonored. I think it's kind of an insult to the developers of those games.
MizTv  +   594d ago
I liked it
Fun yes but more of a distraction game for me
Megaton  +   595d ago
Ew, ME3 won best RPG. I was hoping BioWare would go home empty-handed. I suppose you win by default when your competition is a pair of dungeon crawlers and a game I've never heard of.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   594d ago
I'm not surprised they picked a WRPG. There are some low profile JRPGs that got released this year, one being Tales of Graces F.
Der_Kommandant  +   595d ago
Metal Gear Solid 4 deserved Game of the Decade
megalonagyix  +   594d ago
Are you kidding me? Over Half-Life 2? lol
Tsukuyomi  +   594d ago
Half Life isnt that good compared to MGS
TheDivine  +   594d ago
Impossible when MGS3 was better and within the decade. MGS3 or Metroid Prime.

Probably.

Lot of good games in the past 10 years. Mgs4 wouldnt even be a consideration though. Not up to snuff with the past MGS'.
MizTv  +   594d ago
Prime!!!!
That game is just great and to this day still looks and plays great
TheColbertinator  +   595d ago
Persona 4 Arena taking fighting GOTY Wooooooooooo
OmniSlashPT  +   595d ago
Another mediocre show with medicore premieres and mediocre winners. Srls, how can this show get worse each year?

Walking Dead GOTY?

Its amazing how it was a Video Game show but every celebrity and even the GOTY is from the film industry. It's disgusting.
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OmniSlashPT  +   595d ago
And with such a different game winning GOTY, the show just showed the immature, irrational side of gamers. That best bit I'd say was thatgamecompany's speech when Journey won Best Independent Game. I can't understand why everyone in the industry hates Journey tbh
Ilovetheps4  +   595d ago
Their system is just broken. How can Journey beat The Walking Dead in Best Downloadable Game, but then get beaten by The Walking Dead in Game of the Year. It just doesn't make sense how it works.
Vaud-Villian  +   594d ago
Probably because Journey didn't win best downloadable game. Check yo facts.
coolvibu93  +   594d ago
Why are the celebrities choice so bad? I don't even think there are gaming-related celebrities, besides Internet ones, are there?
I believe the show is trying to get gaming recognized as a major part of the entertainment industry, and having celebrities from the music/movie scene does that.
bigjclassic  +   595d ago
like that they shun the fighting game community
P4:A over let's say..

SCV
TTT2
SFxT
VF5:FS
DoA5?
Hicken  +   595d ago
Have you PLAYED P4A?

The only game on that list I haven't played is Tekken, and it'd have to be pretty damn good to be better than Persona.
BlaqMagiq24  +   594d ago
Check the ratings P4A is actually higher than all of them. You should check it out. It's really that good of a game.
Hufandpuf  +   594d ago
SFxT is shit so no surprise there for me. Soul Calibur should have won I think.
Trytobee1  +   595d ago
Good to see Halo 4 step up this late in this console gen and a Xbox360 exclusive nabs best graphics of the year award.

Well deserved.
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shackdaddy  +   595d ago
I liked how Borderlands got a lot of recognition. It deserved it. I don't know about The Walking Dead winning GotY though. I haven't actually played the game so I guess I'm in no position to talk, but from the videos I've seen of it, the game just looked ok - not GotY worthy though.

But w/e...
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Belking  +   595d ago
The walking dead game series is actually really good. It sure showed other devs what good story telling can do for a game. I knew it would win because of the walking dead's huge fan base. The great story is what sealed the deal for it. Besides the name, that's all it really has going for it.
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Vaud-Villian  +   594d ago
Most of the disappointment in it winning comes from people who saw videos or images from it and don't get why it is great. When the inevitable GOTY edition comes out, I'd recommend picking it up and finding out why it won... Great decisions that matter in VERY creative ways. You actually effect the story and characters.
Hufandpuf  +   594d ago
I was impressed by the acting by the little clips they showed. I haven't played it yet but I love the Walking Dead show.
PS3ROCKS  +   595d ago
The VGA were tonight. Didnt even know.
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Belking  +   595d ago
You didn't miss anything. It usually pretty crappy and this year was no different.
Clarence  +   594d ago
The last of us look good. Halo 4 should not have won for best graphics. Bull$h!t show
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Dread  +   595d ago
Best graphics
Halo 4

The 360 has juice left after seven years
Very impressive
Scholla  +   595d ago
Don't get too hyped over that, nothing significant came out to challenge it. In any other year Halo 4 is not even in the conversation.
BanBrother  +   595d ago
This is the first time a 360 exclusive has won that I can remember. Good job to 343i.

I have to agree with Scholla, that there was not really much competition, but at least aesthetically, it is more beautiful than any game that came out this year or last year (the art team are amazing at their job).
ALLWRONG  +   595d ago
Is this you Scholla http://n4g.com/user/comment...

You tend to hate on Halo quite a lot. This must be burning you up inside.
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Eyeco  +   594d ago
Hate to rain on your parade but he's right Halo 4 is a good looking game but its not that good , this year has been pretty bland in the graphics dept ( actually overall).

I could probably name 10 games realeased in the last 3 years that could do circles on that game, in fact realistically compared to Farcry 3 it's not the best looking game released this year
Septic  +   594d ago
Looks like its a hard pill to swallow for a few fanboys
Scholla  +   594d ago
@Allwrong and Septic I don't have a problem with Halo I just felt people got a little carried away with trying to say these are the best graphics they've ever seen.

If you say that you not being real with yourself I just call it like I see it.

They probably deserved the award it's not about them winning (you can only go against your competition) it's about gamers going crazy and heralding this game as the best graphics to date.
Beastforlifenoob  +   594d ago
Halo 4's graphics suck hairy ass
LOOK L-O-O-K
http://www.kitguru.net/wp-c...

OR THIS
http://nightmaremode.net/wp...

NOW WHAT U SAY !
fabod86  +   595d ago
I think it's fair that Half Life 2 won the "game of the decade" award but why nominee games like Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption, Batman: Arkham City and not Uncharted 2? Come on! oO
Jinkies  +   595d ago
Thats what I was thinking...hell Wii Sports got nominated
fabod86  +   595d ago
Yeah did forget to mention it, sorry.
Scholla  +   595d ago
why did you use the VGA 2011 logo? The date isn't even right lmbooo....just saying....just joshing you.
ceballos77mx  +   595d ago
Congrats to telltale games, keep up the good work you deserve it.
SeraphimBlade  +   595d ago
I LOOOOOVE me some Walking Dead Game, but game of the year? that's just little bit much.

Why are three of the 360 and PS3 goty candidates multiplat?

Why is "most anticipated game" even still a thing?

And those are your characters of the year nominees? Really? Really? EDIT: Really?

Also, needs more Dragon's Dogma.
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coolvibu93  +   594d ago
Why are three of the 360 and PS3 goty candidates multiplat?

Because they're still 360 and PS3 games. Best 360 and PS3 games isn't about the best exclusive, it's about the BEST game (if not it would be called best exclusive game)
And besides, this year on the exclusive sides wasn't too interesting either. For example, practically no PS3 exclusive besides Journey even broke the 80 metascore mark, so why would they be considered in a Best game category? The games that are there should be there because they deserve it, and not merely be the less-worst rated exclusive game nominated by default.
coolvibu93  +   594d ago
Lol a game appearing on a platform shouldn't be considered for the category of best game for that platform. Anyway, you need to realise that besides people on N4G, no one really cares about exclusives, just sayin.
SeraphimBlade  +   594d ago
I wasn't trying to sound fanboyish or anything there, honest. It just looked really silly having the three same games in both PS3 and 360's categories. Maybe they should just have a multiplatform category. Then again, I guess it was a pretty slow year for exclusives.
DomceM  +   595d ago
a console game won best graphics?

They shouldnt even include PC in the drawing then. B/c thats so wrong its funny.
2pacalypsenow  +   594d ago
Agreed Hitman absolution had better graphics on Pc than Halo 4. The VGA are just mainstream awards whatever is hot that month wins it
Beastforlifenoob  +   594d ago
HALO 4 is ugly A** shi*
ALLWRONG  +   595d ago
Borderlands 2 best multiplayer?

A co-op game beat real MP games

So glad I slept through it
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Vaud-Villian  +   594d ago
Versus is so 2002.
SOULJER  +   595d ago
VGA suck a$$ every year. This year was any different. Hope this is the last one. Because these a$$holes ever get it right.
Chucky2003  +   595d ago
seriously ME3 won best RPG,you have to be joking,that game its not even an RPG
xJumpManx  +   595d ago
LOL, bad year for PS3 the game of the year was Journey that has to hurt.
ExCest  +   595d ago
hwhy?
ryuuk  +   595d ago
.....you obviously haven't played Journey.
ado908  +   594d ago
Hey ignorance if you look at Game of the year picks blog Journey is actually winning 2012 with more GOTY awards than any other game.

Also this VGA's was a load of horse shit honestly. Do they not see a hole in their decision? Best downloadable game goes to Journey, GOTY is Walking Dead? Is it just me or isn't the walking dead a downloadable game? Also there are so much bigger games that are a ton more creative. Borderlands 2 gave me that Fallout 3 nostalgia. I literally stood up till 6 A.M. playing Borderlands 2 and I have not done that in a long time. Since the Resident evil 4 and Fallout 3 days. And that was only on single-player, didn't even try Co-op yet.

Dishonored should of had just as much credibility and I could have saw this Game become GOTY. The game is very interactive. The A.I. is smart. Graphics are smooth. The gameplay is one of the best I played in a while. Stealth literally craps on Hitman, and splinter cell soo good.

Journey is one of a kind game. You become so emotionally attached to this game. Co-op makes it even more worthwhile.

Mass Effect 3 just sucked as an RPG game plain and simple.

Halo 4 was good but does not have drastic changes from the last series so no this game should not be GOTY either. Although it definitely deserves it more than the walking dead. Especially since more work is put into Halo 4 than the walking dead.
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dboi787  +   594d ago
Best Downloadable was Walking Dead. Journey won Best Indie.
ado908  +   594d ago
Oops confused downloadable with indie. But yeah my point still stands. A lot more work was put into Dishonored and Borderlands 2 obviously.
arbitor365  +   594d ago
i didn't necessarily think that skyrim deserved GOTY last year, but I understood why it won. this year, on the other hand, was a TOTAL JOKE. this is the 2004 election of game of the year awards.

because I guarantee you that the walking dead got the LEAST amount of votes from the public. the fact that it was nominated should have been a good enough signal that there was unscrupulous bias going on behind the scenes because most people were scratching their heads, as to why it was even on there.
TryMe  +   594d ago
let me guess you haven't played the game.

Probably watched the trailer, saw tell tales name attatched to the project, saw it's being a 5 dollar downloadable and wrote it off.

Seriously, shut up. Play the game, than you would understand why it's goty caliber.

Until than you sound so foolish and ignorant.
arbitor365  +   594d ago
its a good game, but it isnt GOTY material and im not the only one who thinks that. after all, it is the LEAST critically acclaimed out of all the games on the list (metascores in the low 80s) and of any VGA GOTY IN HISTORY. it doesnt reflect publican opinion or gaming journalism's opinion. it is pure fanboy bias on the judge's part

its also incredibly hypocritical given that fact that they snubbed heavy rain a nomination back in 2010. a game that was higher reviewed than the walking dead and did most of the same things.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   594d ago
People take these crappy VGAs so seriously lol
It's obvious that SpikeTV doesn't know anything about video games so why stress about it?
YourGreatUncle  +   594d ago
I really want to see what Patcher says about TWD winning GOTY. In the pre-show he was asked if he thought TWD or Journey had a chance at winning it and he said "There is no chance for either of them." When will he learn that he's always wrong?
dboi787  +   594d ago
All of these people upset that Walking Dead won GOTY need to shut the fuck up and go play it, seriously. GOTY material easily. Apologies that the game is slower paced and not this big, heavy, Call of Duty-like shooter.How about you try and get out of your shell and try a quality experience. Pick up a game like Journey or Walking Dead.A game as emotionally gripping as Walking Dead and can keep me attached and drawn to such superbly crafted characters more than any other "AAA" game on the market is certainly worthy of game of the year. So stop being so butthurt because your precious Assassin's Creed, or Mass Effect 3 didn't win and accept the fact that it was beat by a downloadable, quality experience. Note: I'm a fan of both Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect. No fanboyism here.
Fact of the matter is, while this show shouldn't be taken seriously, expect The Walking Dead to take the cake in various other places as well. The game is unlike many in the market. Deal. With. It.
Smokeeye123  +   594d ago
I 100% agree. You become so emotionally attached to the characters, and almost always cry at the end. Completely moving experience.
dboi787  +   594d ago
Glad someone else can agree. The amount of hate it's getting right now is ridiculous, all likely to be fanboys upset that their favorite game didn't win.
TryMe  +   594d ago
THIS> TIMES A TRILLION

All of the people who are crying "BAH! HOW DARE TELLTALE WALKING DEAD WIN GOTY!"

Have either:

1. Have never played it, and just deem it un "goty"-able due to it being a 5$ downloadable, and thinking TellTale is only Capable of creating medicore games.

2. Played a few episodes and stopped..this game is SLOW PACED. THE FIRST FEW EPISODES SHOULD !NOT! BE A BAROMETER FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON...especially since the conclusion was fucking awesome and created a great pay off.

Seriously people..it's 5 dollars..if your scratching your head as to why the hell a little studio like telltale can make a gaming experience like none other, THAN TRY THE DANG GAME and make your opinion.

It's 5 bucks people. 5 bucks. You've spent more money on DLC for COD maps.
Mkai28  +   594d ago
I would've picked Halo4/COD/Assansins Creed multiplayer over borderlands because of the fact that Borderlands only has co- op. Halo 4 has true 4 player co-op campaign and multiplayer, COD has co- op throught zombie mode and multiplayer. Borderlands has true co-op campaign but multiplayer modes?

Also, where are the racing games of the year, fighters, ect. Forza horizon, need for speed, streetfighter x tekken, tekken, doa5, virtua fighters ? Oh I'm sorry, this is bread winners of the year.
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the_eddster  +   594d ago
Why the hell is Metal Gear Solid 4 not in the Game of the decade nominees?
goldwyncq  +   594d ago
I know. MGS3 is my personal game of the decade.
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