Spike's VGX may no longer be this year's big holiday showcase—former host Geoff Keighley just announced plans for a new December awards show, The Game Awards, which promises "awards, world premieres, musical performances, and appearances by game developers, eSports players and online content creators."
The morning after the VGX, it's striking to see gamers once again arguing, ruminating, caring so much about a spectacle that seems to care so little about them. Or, if last night was an indication, itself.
Spike dumped the theater format for a more whatever-that-was in last night's re-christened VGX, increasing the show's length to three hours but still, as ever, seeming to minimize its purpose: Recognize the best games of the year. Twenty-three awards were given out; here are all of them.
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will come to PS4 and Xbox One by the end of January, updating this year's Tomb Raider reboot for the next-gen platforms. A specific date was not announced. [Update: Here's the trailer!]
It's Spike VGX time, which means we're in for an afternoon filled with trailers, new game announcements, and a show that will hopefully be less gross than its tagline.
The Spike VGAs are now the Spike VGX. This year's annual award show is happening this Saturday at 6pm Eastern, and although it won't be televised live, we'll have the whole three-hour extravaganza streaming here on Kotaku for you.
I went to the Spike Video Game Awards last Friday and... found the Ecto 1? Yes, the car from Ghostbusters was parked in the lot of Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, next to the Green Hornet's Black Beauty.
Sometimes you see Samuel L. Jackson walking down the red carpet at the Spike VGAs. And sometimes you feel compelled to ask him random questions about video games. Even if you get the feeling he doesn't actually play video games.
The gang from 343 Industries, BioWare and Telltale Games stuck around in Los Angeles a second night to take home more honors, as Machinima's fourth Inside Gaming Awards handed out its hardware on Saturday, a day after the Video Game Awards.
If the Video Game Awards are actually an awards show, and not just a keynote for promoting upcoming games, then the big news from last night was The Walking Dead: The Game. Eminently quotable analyst Michael Pachter said before the show that if this title, a downloadable self-published game, took home Game of the…
Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo is out in L.A. for the Spike Video Game Awards. And he's dug up some evidence that appears to support the theory that the mysterious Phantom Pain game is in fact another Metal Gear title.
At the 2012 Video Game Awards, Ken Levine of Irrational Games previewed the latest trailer from BioShock Infinite, which is now releasing on March 26. This appears to be entirely in-game footage, with 75 seconds of that being straight gameplay and not cinematics.
Completing his cameo tour of the year's biggest games, this is Samuel L. Jackson appearing in what he calls "The real motherf—-ing Black Ops."
The Spartan Ops episodic missions for Halo 4 have provided a whole other narrative experience for players of the Xbox 360 exclusive. The weekly UNSC vs Covenant drama will continue in January. Here's a teaser of what's coming.
Well how about that. Telltale Games' The Walking Dead is the 2012 Video Game of the Year.
Half-Life 2 was selected "Game of the Decade" at the 2012 Video Game Awards.
The key takeaway to this prequel to Epic Games' sci-fi shooter series is the idea that the humans of Sera thought they could win a fight against the Locust. You've got Delta Squad's Baird and Cole front and center as the Slugs start to break through the surface. Giant subterranean lifeforms? Check. Cover combat.…
The Phantom Pain was a world premiere trailer out of left field—not only is that a new series, it's a new studio. Well, to most folks, anyway. Ever heard of Moby Dick Studio? Me either.
Samuel L. Jackson, host of the 2012 Video Game Awards, is cameoing in some of the year's most noteworthy games. Here he reprises his Jedi master role in Angry Birds: Star Wars.