U.S. cable channel Spike TV gave Red Dead Redemption
Game Of The Year at its Video Game Awards, as teaser trailers announced titles including SSX: Deadly Descents
, Mass Effect 3
, Prototype 2
and Forza 4
The televised, celebrity-heavy awards show gave out almost 30 awards, as listed out on Wikipedia
, with Rockstar San Diego's Red Dead Redemption
picking up the top prize, and BioWare winning Studio Of The Year for its work on titles including Mass Effect 2
Other notable awards went to Playdead's Limbo
for Best Indie Game, as well as Double Fine's Costume Quest
for Best Downloadable Game and Valve's Portal 2
for Most Anticipated Game.
Several major publishers took the opportunity to announce or confirm new games, with separate Gamasutra stories noting Bethesda's debut of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
and THQ/Volition and Guillermo Del Toro's announcement of horror adventure game inSane
But there were several other video trailer debuts on the televised-live awards, subsequently made available GameTrailers.com's VGAs page
, including a return for Electronic Arts' SSX
snowboarding franchise in the military-tinged SSX: Deadly Descents
, plus confirmation for Activision and Radical's action game sequel Prototype 2
, due in 2012.
Other franchise follow-ups confirmed during the awards were Turn 10's Forza Motorsport 4
, an Xbox 360 exclusive for 2011 which will also be Kinect-compatible, as well as a teaser trailer for BioWare's Mass Effect 3
, which completes the acclaimed RPG trilogy and is due for holiday 2011.