Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, Journey, Mass Effect 3 and The Walking Dead are the nominees, announced today, for Game of the Year at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards.
If you're somewhere without a cable television or, worse, no television at all, you can still follow the action from tonight's 2011 Spike Video Game Awards live, right here. Courtesy of Spike and MTV Networks, we're glad to bring you live streaming video of the broadcast.
Oh man. Heisman Trophy? or Spike Video Game Awards? Heisman Effing Trophy? Or Spike Effing Video Game Awards? We have this problem every year. Actually, I'm going Spike, because the Heisman, unlike the VGAs, doesn't tell you what next year's big games will be.
The Video Game Awards are a high-profile event, but trade mainstream exposure for a production some gamers find cheaply stereotypical. That bargain still hasn't conclusively paid off; overall ratings declined for a third straight year, but gained in some demographics.
Uncharted 3 opens with Nathan Drake once again facing deadly circumstances, perhaps not as imminent as a train hanging from a cliff. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception arrives Nov. 1, 2011. This premiere is entirely in-engine, says studio Naughty Dog.
That's what they're calling it, anyway. As promised, Prototype 2 arrives
next year in 2012, and here is the game's debut trailer from the Spike Video Game Awards
Tipped earlier in the week, this Mortal Kombat trailer at the 2010 Video Game Awards makes it official: Kratos is a kombatant in the PS3 version of the game.
Equal parts Oscars and E3 keynote - well, maybe more folks are tuning in for the latter - the 2010 Video Game Awards are on, live on both coasts, on Spike TV. We'll be breaking out news as it happens.
Last year's installment of Spike's Video Game Awards didn't have a specific host. That's okay, because this year's are being hosted by a man with enough talent for two award shows.
Miss the Spike Video Game Awards held overnight? And all the shiny new trailers that went along with it? It's OK! You can catch up right here. Hit the jump for GTAIV, God of War III, Uncharted 2 and more.
The night is over, you've digested the trailers, now settle in and remember what the whole point of the night was: the awards. Click through for the full list of winners.