Saturday night brought gamers, and anyone watching one specific cable television network, the Spike Video Game Awards for 2011. Awards were given out for the best of the best across a ton of categories.
The nominations were picked by a committee of gaming industry critic veterans. They were then voted upon by the gaming community, and final decisions were made by the original committee.
Here are the winners and their categories.
- Game of the Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Studio of the Year – Bethesda Game Studios
- Character of the Year – Joker, Batman: Arkham City
- Video Game Hall of Fame Award – The Legend of Zelda
- Gamer God – Blizzard Entertainment
- Best Xbox 360 Game – Batman: Arkham City
- Best PS3 Game – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- Best Wii Game – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Best PC Game – Portal 2
- Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Super Mario 3D Land
- Best Shooter – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
- Best Action-Adventure – Batman: Arkham City
- Best RPG – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Best Multiplayer – Portal 2
- Best Individual Sports Game – Fight Night Champion
- Best Team Sports Game – NBA 2K12
- Best Racing Game – Forza Motorsport 4
- Best Fighter – Mortal Kombat
- Best Motion Control Game – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
- Best Indie Game – Minecraft
- Best Adapted Game – Batman: Arkham City
- Best Song in a Game – “Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)” by Darren Korb – Bastion
- Best Original Score – Bastion
- Best Graphics – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
- Best Male Performance – Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2
- Best Female Performance – Ellen McLain as GLaDOS – Portal 2
- Best Downloadable Game – Bastion
- Best DLC – Portal 2 – Peer Review
- Most Anticipated Game – Mass Effect 3
What do you think of the winners above? Are you happy, sad, upset, frustrated or do you not care at all?
I did find it weird that the best Xbox 360 game was Batman: Arkham City, a game that saw release on the PlayStation 3 and PC as well. Surely they could have picked an Xbox 360 exclusive for this category…right? Gears of War 3, maybe? The same can be said for Portal 2 winning the best PC game category…
What did you think of the show as a whole, if you caught it?