The winner for the VGA's Studio of the Year is Rocksteady Studios! They sure deserve the award as they certainly put out one of the biggest surprises this year with Batman Arkham Asylum
*FACEPALM* Wow, I expected overhyped IW to win, even though ND deserved it yet....ROCKSTEADY wins!? Wow.
WTF? Naughty Dog deserved that award!
They did a great job with AA, so yeah... They deserved it.
Batman AA is an awesome game but naughty dog deserved it more IMO
SO WHAT? They came out of f*kin nowhere! and Created the best Super Hero Video game!
Batman AA was awesome, but come on, you know that ND deserved it. Look at just how much they achieved in less than 2 years. They created the highest rated game of the year, and arguably the best PS3 exclusive to date. THEY deserved it a lot more.
They made a good Batman game. They deserve all the credit in the world.
Batman was amazing, don't get me wrong, but UC2 was the only game in the nominations that actually did something new. All the other games used an engine already available. UC2 created an engine that will, in parts, be used in many games in the future. Also, it was the best game of the year, and best looking. I don't agree with the award. That being said, Rocksteady was definitely 2nd best as it was, for me, the biggest surpise hit of the year (probably a tie with Demon's Souls).
Free DLC FTW, I think both ND and Rocksteady deserved the award, it could have gone ether way. I'm not surprise IW didn't win after the whole PC dedicated server stunt.
They deserved it. Big time. Why IW was on that list, I don't know. A developer that you have never heard of. Comes out and beats all the odds.
Well deserved, Batman AA was one of the best games this gen. Rocksteady caught everyone by surprise.
Not only that, but Eidos, their publisher, hasn't made a good game for a long time, so I'm pretty sure Rocksteady had to work their asses off. Where as ND is an experienced dev with a budget from Sony
Well yeah ND deserved it, but Rocksteady's Arkham Asylum is the best new ip this year, best multiplat, and close 2nd in every category to most of us. If ND was to lose, it's ok they lost to the great awesome RockSteady...cause they deserve it too.
Rocksteady probably saved Eidos from going bankrupt and shutting down. AA was probably the reason they were absorbed into Square I say a developer that saved people's financial lives deserve this award. That and they showed the world that comic book hero video games can be a force to be reckoned with.
They had so much for Batman AA. They brought Paul Dini to write the script, original voice actors including Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy, and made one of the best superhero games.
Rock Steady earned it. B:AA was amazing.
Devs that came outta nowhere to make 1 great Batman game. VS Devs that have been making great games since the PS1 and just released a frikin' unbelievably amazing 21/20 game. ...I think I'd have given it to ND.
Even though I think ND deserved it...I can't help but be happy for RockSteady getting this award, they really created a fantastic game...not forgetting to mention it was a fantastic 'Superhero' game in which we see very few if any at all. That's an achievement all in itself.
Congrats to Rocksteady. There is no wrong choice, every nominee deserved it.
Just a piss poor popularity contest this year. However, incredibly surprising that IW didn't win. I had to turn off the TV.
They won best shooter.
Lets be honest guys. Rocksteady did a great job and people never expected them to do such a good job with a Batman game. But everyone knows which were the studios who brought us the best games this year, IW and ND.
Dont forget about Dragon Age. That games is freakin Epic.
Well deserved. Batman was truly an awesome amazing experience and it was one unexpected successful game. Congrats Rocksteady!
this show sucks
Everybody expected AA to be just a cash in on the Batman and Joker movie love,instead they created a masterpiece and really raised bars for what a pretty small company can achieve. MASSIVE props to Rocksteady for this game.
Naughty Dog should have won this award,not saying rocksteady is bad but I think ND outdid all those other studios this year with U2.
Uh okay. Totally unexpected, Naughty Dog obviously deserved to win it but as the VGAs rep goes, I expected them to give it to IW.
It's amazing what this independent studio achieved with Batman: Arkham Asylum, they deserved it. Naughty Dog is also amazing, but they already got GOTY so it's all good.
They 100% deserve this Great job guys! looking forward to the next Batman game
A completely new studio, taking on one of the most beloved comic book franchises and pulling off a game like batman:AA is amazing. Rocksteady did a fantastic job.
naughty dog deserved it, but then again, they got the backing of daddy sony. rocksteady on the other hand are a small studio. they were the first to create a batman game that doesn't suck, in fact, the game is a masterpiece. they also didn't cash in on the dark knight storyline, instead they decided to go with their own storyline. the atmosphere, graphics, soundtrack, story, etc are brilliant. so i think they do deserve it more.
I loved Uncharted 2 but I also love Batman AA and since it was such a surprise hit I really think Rocksteady deserved the win. After all ND's hard work was justified when UC 2 won for best PS3 game, best graphics, and GOTY. Edit: Plus lets be real we knew Uncharted 2 would turn out well because ND has a history of making great games. Rocksteady was a virtual unknown before Batman: AA. They have made other games but nothing as spectacular as Batman.
GOOD JOP Rocksteady Studios REMAINDER:Uncharted 2 IS 2009 GOTY.
you mean REMINDER?
another game i need to buy, after playing the first Batman. LoL at Joker though, he looks like he still recovering from his experience with using the Titan Venom and since Harley Quinn is out, i guess Clayface will be in this...SWEET
i do agree with this award. We knew what to expect from ND and IW. Both Devs are awesome. But these guys Came out of nowhere. so for them, this is a good way to start to be known by people. As for the Show itself. it sucked. best sports game: NHL 10? Really!?!?!? WTF MLB The Show 09 is such a superior game.
That's ridiculous, no fanboyism here, I own both L4D2 Gears 2, and Uncharted2. I think it's pretty obvious that Naughty Dog deserved to win this.
Rocksteady did Arkham Asylum...not L4D2. : ) Rocksteady deserves it. Uncharted 2 may have been the best game this year...but this is the first big release from Rocksteady. These guys just proved themselves a force to be reckoned with in the industry. That deserves a lot of praise.
Guys...with as little experience as Rocksteady has and as good a game as Arkham Asylum was...I'd say they deserved it! Very few and I mean VERY few developers have gotten it right out of the shoot. : )
Come on guys I love Naughty Dog as much as the next guy does, but RockSteady worked their buts off to make AA they deserve it just as much as Naughty Dog does. Rocksteady was not a well known studio they put their names on the map when they created a VERY good super hero game that is rare these days. Naughty Dog is known in the industry I think RockSteady just like Media Molecule did with LBP(last year) brought something to the table that was unexpected.
This is a great way of acknowledging two great games from last year - Naughty Dog get GOTY while Rocksteady get SOTY - Nice choice.
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