Spike TV Video Game Award
The Spike Video Game Awards (VGA) is an award show hosted by Spike TV that recognizes the best computer and video games of the year. The VGAs feature live music performances and appearances by popular performers in music, movies, and television. Additionally, preview trailers for upcoming games are highlighted. The show is produced by GameTrailers TV's Geoff Keighley. The event has been held at various locations in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.
The program has encountered criticism for its selection of both nominees and winners by the gaming community. Bias for specific platforms and products has been claimed by critics. Additionally, winners are selected via online polling leading to critics calling the results merely a "popularity contest."
2010 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2010 VGAs were held Saturday, December 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA at the L.A. Convention Center and returned to using a host which was Neil Patrick Harris. Unlike previous years, all the awards were not awarded during the show. The 2010 VGAs were the world's biggest global gaming event broadcasted in over 175 territories worldwide.
BioWare announced Mass Effect 3 at the 2010 Awards. Batman: Arkham City had another CGI trailer debut at the 2010 awards along with the sequel to Prototypewith gameplay footage. Acclaimed movie director Guillermo del Toro announced his video game, inSANE, which is being developed by Saints Row's Volition team. Bethesda Softworks also announced their next entry into The Elder Scrolls series, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The first trailer of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception aired during the 2010 awards. Other new games previewed included Mortal Kombat featuring Kratos, Resistance 3, Portal 2, SSX: Deadly Descents, and Forza Motorsport 4.
With appearances by the cast members of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Academy Award Nominated Director Guillermo Del Toro, Halo: Reach star and VGA Nominee Nathan Fillion, Thor: God of Thunder star Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Munn, AnnaLynne McCord, and Tony Hawk, among others. Including musical performances by award winning violinist Diana Yukawa, My Chemical Romance and José González.
|Game of the Year||Red Dead Redemption|
|Studio of the Year||Bioware, Mass Effect 2|
|Character of the Year||Sgt. Frank Woods, Call of Duty: Black Ops|
|Best Xbox 360 Game||Mass Effect 2|
|Best PS3 Game||God of War III|
|Best Wii Game||Super Mario Galaxy 2|
|Best PC Game||StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty|
|Best Handheld Game||God of War: Ghost of Sparta|
|Best Shooter||Call of Duty: Black Ops|
|Best Action Adventure Game||Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood|
|Best RPG||Mass Effect 2|
|Best Multiplayer||Halo: Reach|
|Best Individual Sports Game||Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11|
|Best Team Sports Game||NBA 2K11|
|Best Driving Game||Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit|
|Best Music Game||Rock Band 3|
|Best Soundtrack||DJ Hero 2|
|Best Song in a Game||"Far Away" by José González, Red Dead Redemption|
|Best Original Score||Red Dead Redemption|
|Best Graphics||God of War III|
|Best Adapted Video Game||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game|
|Best Performance by a Human Male||Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions||
|Best Performance by a Human Female||Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty||
|Best Downloadable Game||Costume Quest|
|Best DLC||Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare|
|Best Independent Game||Limbo|
|Most Anticipated Game||Portal 2|
|Strongest Heroes of All Time|
|Best Original Game||Red Dead Redemption||N/A|
|Best Zombie Game||Red Dead Redemption||N/A|
|Best Dressed Assassin||Ezio Auditore da Firenze, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||N/A|
|Biggest Badass||Kratos, God of War III||N/A|
Previous winners[sunting | sunting sumber]
2009 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2009 VGAs were held on December 12, 2009 at the Nokia Event Deck in Los Angeles, California and were the first and only VGAs to have a number of differnt host.(Jake Gyllenhaal)(Kristen Bell), (Felicia Day),(Tony Hawk), (Tricia Helfer),(Alyssa Milano), (Zachary Quinto),(Mike Tyson), (Olivia Wilde). , It opened with a trailer announcing the sequel to Batman Arkham Asylum. There were other exclusive looks at Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, UFC 2010 Undisputed, Halo: Reach, and others. Samuel L. Jackson previewed LucasArts newest upcoming Star Wars game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. In addition, Green Day: Rock Band was announced and accompanied with a trailer.
|Game of the Year||Uncharted 2: Among Thieves|
|Studio of the Year||Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham Asylum|
|Best Independent Game Fueled by Dew||Flower|
|Best Xbox 360 Game||Left 4 Dead 2|
|Best PS3 Game||Uncharted 2: Among Thieves|
|Best Wii Game||New Super Mario Bros. Wii|
|Best PC Game||Dragon Age: Origins|
|Best Handheld Game||Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|
|Best Shooter||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|Best Action Adventure Game||Assassin's Creed II|
|Best RPG||Dragon Age: Origins|
|Best Multiplayer Game||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2|
|Best Fighting Game||Street Fighter IV|
|Best Individual Sports Game||UFC 2009 Undisputed|
|Best Team Sports Game||NHL 10|
|Best Driving Game||Forza Motorsport 3|
|Best Music Game||The Beatles: Rock Band|
|Best Soundtrack||DJ Hero|
|Best Original Score||Halo 3: ODST|
|Best Graphics||Uncharted 2: Among Thieves|
|Best Game Based On A Movie/TV Show||South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!|
|Best Performance By A Human Female||Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen|
|Best Performance By A Human Male||Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
|Best Cast||X-Men Origins: Wolverine|
|Best Voice||Jack Black for the voice of Eddie Riggs, Brütal Legend|
|Best Downloadable Game||Shadow Complex|
|Best DLC||Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony|
|Most Anticipated Game of 2010||God of War III|
|Best Comedy Game||Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard||N/A|
2008 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2008 VGAs were held on December 14, 2008. The show, hosted by Jack Black, featured ten previews of upcoming games. Musical performances included 50 Cent, The All-American Rejects, Weezer, and LL Cool J.
|Game of the Year||Grand Theft Auto IV|
|Studio of the Year||Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet|
|Gamer God||Will Wright, creator of The Sims and Spore||N/A|
|Best Shooter||Gears of War 2|
|Best RPG||Fallout 3|
|Best Individual Sports Game||Shaun White Snowboarding|
|Best Handheld Game||Professor Layton and the Curious Village|
|Best Graphics||Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
|Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show||Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures|
|Best Music Game||Rock Band 2|
|Best Driving Game||Burnout Paradise|
|Best Action Adventure Game||Grand Theft Auto IV|
|Best Soundtrack||Rock Band 2|
|Best Xbox 360 Game||Gears of War 2|
|Best Wii Game||Boom Blox|
|Best PS3 Game||LittleBigPlanet|
|Best PC Game||Left 4 Dead|
|Best Original Score||Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
|Best Multiplayer Game||Left 4 Dead|
|Best Independent Game Fueld By Dew||World of Goo|
|Best Fighting Game||Soulcalibur IV|
|Best Male Voice||Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic, Grand Theft Auto IV|
|Best Female Voice||Debi Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots|
|Big Name in the Game Male||Kiefer Sutherland as Sgt. Roebuck, Call of Duty: World at War||N/A|
|Big Name in the Game Female||Jenny McCarthy as Special Agent Tanya Adams, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3||N/A|
|Best Team Sports Game||NHL 09|
2007 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2007 VGAs aired December 9, 2007. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the winners were announced ahead of the event which was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The show featured performances by Foo Fighters, Kid Rock, and exclusive world videogame premieres of Borderlands, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 and TNA iMPACT!
|Game of the Year||BioShock|
|Studio of the Year||Harmonix, Rock Band|
|Best Shooter||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|
|Best RPG||Mass Effect|
|Best Military Game||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|
|Best Individual Sports Game||skate|
|Best Handheld Game||The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass|
|Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show||The Simpsons Game|
|Best Rhythm Game||Rock Band|
|Best Driving Game||Colin McRae: Dirt|
|Best Action Game||Super Mario Galaxy|
|Best Team Sports Game||Madden NFL 08|
|Best Soundtrack||Rock Band|
|Breakthrough Technology||The Orange Box/Portal|
|Best Xbox 360 Game||BioShock|
|Best Wii Game||Super Mario Galaxy|
|Best PS3 Game||Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction|
|Best PC Game||The Orange Box|
|Best Original Score||BioShock|
|Best Multiplayer Game||Halo 3|
|Most Addictive Video Game||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|
2006 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2006 VGAs featured musical performances by Tenacious D and AFI and show appearances by 50 Cent, Eva Mendes, Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Brandon Routh, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tony Hawk, Michael Irvin, Method Man, Maria Menounos, Tyrese, Xzibit, James Gandolfini, Kurt Angle, among others. In character as Stewie Griffin and Tom Tucker from Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane served as the voice of the VGAs. The awards aired December 13, 2006 and were hosted by Samuel L. Jackson.
|Game of the Year||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|Studio of the Year||Epic Games, Gears of War|
|Cyber Vixen of the Year||Alyx Vance, Half-Life 2: Episode One|
|Best Individual Sports Game||Tony Hawk's Project 8|
|Best Team Sports Game||NBA 2K7|
|Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show||Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy|
|Best Performance by a Human Male||Patrick Stewart, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|Best Supporting Male Performance||James Gandolfini, The Sopranos: Road to Respect|
|Best Performance by a Human Female||Vida Guerra, Scarface: The World Is Yours|
|Best Supporting Female Performance||Rachael Leigh Cook, Kingdom Hearts II|
|Best Cast||Family Guy Video Game!|
|Best Song||"Lights and Sounds" by Yellowcard, Burnout Revenge|
|Best Soundtrack||Guitar Hero II|
|Best Original Score||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|Best Driving Game Award||Burnout Revenge|
|Most Addictive Game||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|Best Fighting Game||Mortal Kombat: Armageddon|
|Best Action Game||Dead Rising|
|Best Shooter||Gears of War|
|Best Military Game||Company of Heroes|
|Best Graphics||Gears of War|
|Best Handheld Game||New Super Mario Bros.|
|Best Multiplayer Game||Gears of War|
|Best RPG||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|Best PC Game||Company of Heroes|
|Best Wireless Game||SWAT Force|
|Critic's Choice (released after 11/15/2006 and before 12/31/2006)||The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess|
|Gamer's Choice-Breakthrough Performance||Rosario Dawson, Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure||N/A|
|Gamer's Choice-Character of the Year||Jack Sparrow portrayed by Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow||N/A|
2005 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
|Game of the Year||Resident Evil 4|
|Action Game of the Year||God of War|
|Best Individual Sports Game||Tony Hawk's American Wasteland|
|Best Team Sports Game||Madden NFL 06|
|Cyber Vixen of the Year||Maria Menounos as Eva, James Bond 007: From Russia with Love|
|Best Game Based on a Movie||Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie|
|Best Performance by a Human Male||Jack Black, Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official game of the Movie|
|Best Supporting Male Performance||Christopher Walken, True Crime: New York City|
|Best Performance by a Human Female||Charlize Theron, Æon Flux|
|Best Supporting Female Performance||Traci Lords, True Crime: New York City|
|Best Original Song||"Maybe We Crazy" by 50 Cent, 50 Cent: Bulletproof|
|Best Soundtrack||Guitar Hero|
|Best Original Score||We Love Katamari|
|Designer of the Year||David Jaffe, God of War|
|Pontiac Best Driving Game Award (Viewer's Choice)||Burnout Revenge|
|Most Addictive Game Fueled by Mountain Dew||World of Warcraft|
|Best Fighting Game||Fight Night Round 2|
|Best First-Person Action||F.E.A.R.|
|Best Military Game||Call of Duty 2|
|Best Graphics||Resident Evil 4|
|Best Handheld Game||Lumines|
|Best Multiplayer Game||World of Warcraft|
|Best Breakthrough Technology||PSP|
|Best RPG||World of Warcraft|
|Best PC Game||World of Warcraft|
|Best Wireless Game||Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure|
2004 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2004 VGAs were held in Santa Monica, California at the Barker Hangar. They were hosted by Snoop Dogg. The event featured musical performances including Sum 41, Ludacris and a special live performance by Snoop Dogg and the remaining members of The Doors performing "Riders on the Storm".
|Game of the Year||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Best Game Based on a Movie||The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay|
|Best Performance by a Human Female||Brooke Burke, Need for Speed: Underground 2|
|Best Performance by a Human Male||Samuel L. Jackson, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Cyber Vixen of the Year||BloodRayne, BloodRayne 2|
|Best Driving Game||Burnout 3: Takedown|
|Best Sports Game||Madden NFL 2005|
|Best Fighting Game||Mortal Kombat: Deception|
|Best Action Game||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Best First-Person Action||Halo 2|
|Best Song in a Video Game||"American Idiot" by Green Day, Madden NFL 2005|
|Best Soundtrack||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|
|Designer of the Year||Jason Jones and Bungie Studios, Halo 2|
|Best Military Game||Call of Duty: Finest Hour|
|Best PC Game||Half-Life 2|
|Best Wireless Game||Might and Magic||
|Best Graphics||Half-Life 2|
|Best New Technology||Nintendo DS|
|Best Handheld||Metroid: Zero Mission|
|Best Massively Multiplayer Game||City of Heroes|
|Most Addictive Game (viewer's choice)||Burnout 3: Takedown|
|Best Gaming Publication (fan favorite)||Game Informer|
|Best Gaming Web Site (fan favorite)||GameSpot|
2003 Awards[sunting | sunting sumber]
The 2003 VGAs were the first VGAs to be hosted by Spike TV. They were held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 2, 2003 and aired on December 4, 2003. The event was hosted by David Spade and featured appearances by Lil' Kim, Jaime Pressly, DMX, P.O.D., Orlando Jones, and Cedric the Entertainer. The event also featured a WWE tag team wrestling match with the superstars Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Trish Stratus, and Victoria.
|Game of the Year||Madden NFL 2004|
|Best Sports Game||Madden NFL 2004|
|Best Action Game||True Crime: Streets of LA|
|Best Animation||Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball|
|Best Game Based on a Movie||Enter the Matrix|
|Pontiac/GTO Driving Award||NASCAR Thunder 2004|
|Best Music||Def Jam Vendetta|
|Best Performance by a Human||Ray Liotta, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||
|Most Anticipated||Halo 2|
|Most Addictive||Soulcalibur II|
|Best PC Game||Halo: Combat Evolved|
|Best Online Game||Final Fantasy XI|
|Best Handheld Game||Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell|
|Best Fighting Game||WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain|
|Best First Person Action||Call of Duty|
|Best Fantasy Game||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic|
Criticism[sunting | sunting sumber]
Templat:Ref improve section The Video Game Awards have been heavily criticized since its inception (the first one in particular was universally panned for numerous reasons). One common criticism is that the VGAs are merely a popularity contest. This means that console games are more likely to win or be nominated over PC games. The show has also shown a lack of Japanese gaming in the later years of the show as less Japanese games are nominated or win each year.
In the very first VGAs, Halo on the PC won the best shooter category when it was technically a two year old game ported to another system by this point and should have been an invalid choice. A similar situation arose the next year when Samuel L. Jackson repeatedly referred to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as "Grand Theft Auto 2", though San Andreas is the fifth game in the series. The game was also shown as "Grand Theft Auto 3: San Andreas" when displayed. Also at the first VGAs, Madden NFL 2004 took Game of the Year, though up against titles such as Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
The 2005 awards had also received criticism for having nominations for Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie and 50 Cent: Bulletproof (the latter of which was nominated for game of the year, despite being panned by critics and gamers alike). Both games had just been released when the special had aired, but after the filming, citing the possibility that the show was merely used as an advertising campaign for both games. The same could likely go for letting the TNA iMPACT! video game having a sneak peak at the awards, and possibly not letting WWE video games get nominated, since TNA iMPACT! is a Spike show, in hopes of avoiding more competition.
For the 2010 awards, Super Mario Galaxy 2 failed to earn a nomination for Game of the Year despite being the highest rated game of the year and one of the highest rated games of all time (ranked 3rd according to Game Rankings). StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, Bayonetta, Vanquish and a few others, even though rated higher than several of the other titles put up for selection for the Game of the Year nominations. For Best Performance by a Human Male category, Nathan Fillion was nominated for his voiceover role as Sergeant Edward Buck in Halo: Reach, even though he did little voice work and was only for firefight mode if the player chooses Sergeant Edward Buck's voice. Winning the catergory was Neil Patrick Harris for his voice work as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions.
Parodies[sunting | sunting sumber]
- The Video Game Awards were parodied on an episode of MADtv, highlighting the fictional 1st Annual Video Game Awards on June 21, 1977, hosted by Joe Namath (played by Michael McDonald) and Farrah Fawcett (played by Arden Myrin), musical guest The Jackson 5, and award presenter Mark Spitz (played by Ike Barinholtz). Pong and Asteroids were the only video games nominated for all of the awards presented, even though Asteroids wasn't released in the arcade until 1979. The categories shown in the sketch were "Best Graphics in a Video Game" (Asteroids wins), and "Most Realistic Sound in a Video Game" (Pong and Asteroids win in a tie). Bobby Lee accepts an award as a designer of Asteroids. Space Invaders is shown to display the future of video games, although it was released before Asteroids in 1978.
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