All the Awkwardness of the VGX in One Video

It's hard to put into words how cringe-inducing all the cross-talk, missed throws, tongue-tied teleprompter mishaps, and bombed jokes were at last night's VGX. That's where this six-minute supercut by PixelPerfect comes in handy. » 12/08/13 6:30pm 12/08/13 6:30pm

Gamers Care More About the VGX Than the Show Did. That's the Problem.

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. » 12/08/13 4:30pm 12/08/13 4:30pm

We Found The Ecto-1 and a Halo Warthog in L.A. Plus: Sam Jackson…

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. » 12/12/12 1:30pm 12/12/12 1:30pm

A Game Every Year, but Never a Game of the Year

The Video Game Awards celebrated 10 years of giving out hardware on Friday. Bet you didn't know, or at least you forgot, who was the first winner of its Game of the Year award.


Madden.
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Don't Like the Winners from the 2012 VGAs? Get a Second Opinion from…

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. » 12/09/12 2:00pm 12/09/12 2:00pm

The Biggest Winners Helped This Year's VGAs Tell a Different Tale

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… » 12/08/12 11:00am 12/08/12 11:00am

Did Metal Gear Solid 5 Just Get Secretly Announced?

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. » 12/08/12 1:22am 12/08/12 1:22am

BioShock Infinite Shoots Up The VGAs With An Explosive New Trailer

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. » 12/07/12 11:14pm 12/07/12 11:14pm

If Samuel L. Jackson Cameoed in Black Ops II, He'd Look Like This

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." » 12/07/12 10:59pm 12/07/12 10:59pm

Halo 4's Multiplayer Soap Opera Continues on Jan. 21. 2013

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. » 12/07/12 10:57pm 12/07/12 10:57pm

Gears of War: Judgment Shows Us How the Fighting Started

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.… » 12/07/12 10:23pm 12/07/12 10:23pm

This is All We Know About "Moby Dick Studio", Alleged Makers of The…

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. » 12/07/12 10:18pm 12/07/12 10:18pm

And This is Mace Windu as an Angry Bird

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. » 12/07/12 10:08pm 12/07/12 10:08pm

Dark Souls II Debuts at the 2012 Video Game Awards

Dark Souls II just got a world premiere trailer at the 2012 Video Game Awards. It's coming for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. See for yourself. Looks... tough, and unforgiving. As usual. » 12/07/12 9:57pm 12/07/12 9:57pm

Dark Souls II is Coming

Dark Souls II was just announced at the Video Game Awards. There's a grab from the game's trailer. The trailer presents a quest driven by some sort of romnace and graphics that look a great deal sharper than From Software's previous Souls efforts. » 12/07/12 9:50pm 12/07/12 9:50pm

The Last of Us Arrives in May

The Last of Us from Naughty Dog was a surprise reveal at last year's Video Game Awards. This year it gets another trailer (above), and a release date—May 7, 2013. » 12/07/12 9:42pm 12/07/12 9:42pm

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Resurrects Dracula in the Modern Day

We knew some kind of sequel to the last Castlevania game was coming, and a new trailer shown during the VGAs offered up a ton more info. » 12/07/12 9:39pm 12/07/12 9:39pm