We Got Game: Video Game Awards 2008

Let’s get the important stuff out of the way stat:

    Award Winners:

Best Shooter: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
Best Indie Game Voted by the Fans: World of Goo (2D Boy)
Big Name in a Game: Kiefer Sutherland (Call of Duty: World at War)
Gamer God Inductee: Will Wright (Sim City, Spore)
Best RPG: Fallout 3 (Bethesda)
Best Music Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
Best Soundtrack in a Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
Studio of the Year: Media Molecule (Little Big Planet)
Best PS3 Game: Little Big Planet (Media Molecule)
Best Driving: Burnout Paradise (Criterion)
Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: Lego Indy (Traveller’s Tales)
Best Fighting: Soul Calibur 4 (Project Soul)
Best Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
Best PC: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
Best Portable: Professor Layton (Level 5)
Best Wii: Boom Blox (EA Casual)
Best Individual Sports: Shaun White Snowboarding (Ubi Montreal)
Best Female in a Game: Jenny McCarthy as Tanya in Red Alert 3 (EA Westwood)
Best Performance by a Human Male: Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)
Best Performance by a Human Female: Debbie Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh (Metal Gear Solid 4)
Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
Best Original Score: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
Best Action-Adventure Game: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
Best Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)

Plus the best part of the show – the World Premieres!!!
Gears of War II – Combustable Map Pack
Uncharted 2
GTA IV – Lost & Damned
God Of War III
Terminator Salvation
Brutal Legend
Fight Night Round 4
Dante’s Inferno
Mafia II
Watchmen – The End Is Nigh

More after the jump…

Here’s the deal: Spike has drastically worked on their award show formula and have improved it greatly. They still need to limit the geek squad’s acceptance speeches somewhat, but that’s a small cavat compared to now having a formula. A funny and capable host (Jack Black presided over the preceedings), hot music (All-American Rejects, Weezer, 50 Cent and G-Unit) and hot chicks (and this is personal opinion but Marisa Miller totally bodied Megan Fox! Wasn’t even close. And that ain’t easy seeing how Megan is “the woman men want more than anyone else on the planet” chick right now. Yeah, she had a helluva 2008…)

Still, they didn’t need two hours and I didn’t agree with all the award winners. I personally thought MGS IV should’ve been game of the year but I did understand why it fell out the way it did….

Okay, enough about that. Let’s get back to those premieres. They came fast and furious. Plus, if you’re a gamer, it was geeked out heaven. Personally, God of War got me stoked the most with Uncharted 2 running a close second. The two main surprises for me was Watchmen and Dante’s Inferno. Both games look properly sick and the Watchmen game should be a monster…


~ by sladewilson on December 17, 2008.

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