With all of the hoopla surrounding the Spike VGA's, The Halo Reach Trailer, the slews of other exclusive reveals that actually give credibility to the show, another awards ceremony was held the day prior. "The First Annual Inside Gaming Awards" The Inside Gaming awards was created by the online entertainment network for gamers, Machinima.com. A private event which was held in Santa Monica saw a different outcome than what transpired on Spike. With more than 60 million monthly visitors helping to select the winners the Inside Gaming awards has a fairly credible selection process.
The winners were, in no particular order.
Best Multiplayer: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
Best Art Direction : Batman Arkham Asylum
Best Sound Design: Uncharted 2: Among Theives