YAY MURDER! :3So yeah, Spike's VGAs got a swanky new rebranding. I'm guessing that very few of you care about the actual awards, so just know that some new games and trailers will be shown off here (plus these past few years have had some pretty big reveals like The Last of Us and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) The show starts December 7th 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT
edited 18th Nov '13 2:44:19 PM by dmysta3000
EveryoneJesus christ these are some of the worst nominees in years.
Ridley and Ridley...I dunno, doesn't seem that bad to me, at least out of the stuff I've heard of. I don't know what they had in previous years though.
Lazy?Wow, Troy Baker is nominated twice for Best Voice Actor (for The Last of Us and BioShock Infinite).
edited 18th Nov '13 2:59:50 PM by Alucard
You're one to talk, Photon Shot◊ It's how you get by, Ghost Butterfly
EveryoneIt's just so...generic. There's nothing interesting here, nothing unique about these awards. The GOTY minimizes are Last Of Us, Bioshock, GTA V, and Mario 3D World. One of those games isn't even out? Everything on these lists are just pure award bait. Infinite was the mot prolific narrative based game, so despite it's gunplay being almost universally considered a detriment, it's going to win. There's no metal Gear Rising, No Wonderful 101, No beyond: Two Souls, no Fire Emblem, nothing unique. God, VG As really are the Oscars of video games.
I am become death, Destroyer of worldsUm, you didn't look at the other categories, because those are on there......
Wonderful 101 is under best Nintendo game and Fire Emblem is under Best RPG. Just saying.
edited 18th Nov '13 5:37:40 PM by Nap1100
Trollblade69I say we vote for the crappiest game in all the categories just to turn it hilarious. Or we could vote for League of Draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaven.
I am disappointed by the complete lack of MGR:R.
Trollblade69Implying MGSRR isn't a Visual Novel.
Court DragonI've played visual novels. Some of my favorite games are visual novels, and MGR, sir, is no visual novel. It's more along the lines of Kamiya's other games in terms of gameplay. And yes, I do enjoy murdering sarcastic jokes with stone-headed literalism! And you can't stop me! BWAHAHAHAHA!
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edited 18th Nov '13 6:37:14 PM by Trollblade69
Ultimate GamerPrefacing this note is that a lot of this is based off of sideline opinion for I only have a 3DS and a Vita to play games on. So grain of salt as I shout my opinions to the room. Most Anticipated Game: THESE DON'T MATTER TO ME. -ahem- Nothing of much note has been annoucned for next year for the handhelds. 3DS has Bravely Default and Vita has some very Japanese things being brought over but so far, nothing much. That being said, Watch_Dogs out of pure interest. Game of the Year: Well definitely not Super Mario 3D World or Tomb Raider. I think it's going to be a battle between Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us. Out of these, I kinda hope for Bioshock Infinite because I like my intracate crazy plots. Though I'd be col with Last of Us winning too. Personal game of the Year is Fire Emblem Awakening which single handily saved my 3DS from
edited 18th Nov '13 9:47:02 PM by phoenixdaughterAM
I don't give two shits about the VGA - I don't consider them legitimate - but nitpicks about various comments: "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" is an old hymn, not original to Bioshock (though it was well chosen and performed). Ni No Kuni's soundtrack was composed by Joe Hisaishi. I feel pretty safe saying it's probably awesome without having heard any of it. I'm a little surprised that they even have an indie category. Kentucky Route Zero is the least recent of the nominees but it was in the IGF this past year and I think it won the visual art prize. It's been on my "I should play this but I want to wait for the price to go down" radar for a while and best I can gather, it falls loosely into the adventure/narrative genre.
edited 18th Nov '13 10:03:35 PM by Elle
Ultimate GamerIndeed. Well chosen and performed and why I really hope it wins. Oh god thanks for the reminder on who does Ni no Kuni soundtrack. MUST. LISTEN. Don't know where to start on GTA V's soundtrack music. So much music. Overwhelming. Should check the Awesome Music page to start.
MercenaryNo MGR means this is completely shit. Also, KI isn't even out yet, so it has no business being in this show. I know all the good fighters this year haven't been released stateside yet, but they could've used Darkstalkers Resurrection or something.
"I'll show you fear, there is no hell, only darkness." My twitter
Gave up on the VG As a long time ago, because they only try to attract the dudebro crowd and focus on the big-name hits or companies who are willing to throw cash their way. Then, the exclusive preview trailers they tend to get are usually VERY good, so...
Would you believe I never fully watched the original Indiana Jones trilogy? I gotta correct that someday.
ZOMG TEH REI!!!!The fact that MGR didn't get nominated for best OST automatically discredits these awards. That, and the Spike VG As are almost always catered mainly towards the dudebro crowd.
Proud fanboy of anime/video games/scifi. Oh and of Rei Ayanami XD
Everybody's AuntGiven the nature of Spike Tv, of course they're directed to the dudebro crowd. Funny, I wonder if there'll be a big one like The Phantom Pain this year.
Newtons Sleep. Good book. Also free, legal, and online.
Legendary Outlaw? ...Forget it.Guys, the only award decided by popular vote is Most Anticipated. All of the others are decided by "council" which is presumably made up of the people who have been playing these games already. My predictions (not my personal picks)
Little-known fact: the four gospels were known in their time as Wedge, Bobby Steve, Red, and Smackdaddy. — ABNDT
YAY MURDER! :3Looks like we got at least one new announcement to look forwards too.
So what kind of antics do you all think Kojima will be up to this year? Would singlehandedly justify watching this thing.
edited 19th Nov '13 6:20:52 PM by TheAirman
YAY MURDER! :3Revengence 2 reveal?
Gunpla is amazing!ZOE 3.... Never gonna happen.
EveryoneA prequel that focuses on Solidus' time in Africa. And it's called The Phantom pain. or Revengeance 2 would be cool.
edited 19th Nov '13 6:43:26 PM by OdieFromTheOz
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