The video game awards 2012 winners

VGAs 2012: winners announced

It’s the time of year when the nights are drawing in and list of a-z celebs take the stage with gaming accolades at the annual video game awards. This year was full of surprises with 2 new games announced and also a special award was presented. Samuel L Jackson was the host and took the main stage for the night. The Phantom Pain from Moby Dick Studios – a game many on the Internet suspect has ties to Hideo Kojima; and Dark Souls 2 was shown.

A new live-action trailer for Metro: Last Light was shown during the first commercial break, and debut videos for Halo 4: Spartan Ops, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider, and more where shown.The Last of Us was also given a May 7 release date, and the Spartan Ops missions for Halo 4 will start back up in January. Gabe Newell and 16 members of Valve took the stage to accept the Game of the Decade Award for Half Life 2, and Ken Levine introduced the new BioShock Infinite Video.

Here’s the full list of winners for the 2012 Video Game Awards:

  • Game of the Year: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
  • Studio of the Year: Telltale Games
  • Best XBOX 360 Game: Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
  • Best PS3 Game:Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
  • Best Wii / Wii-U Game: New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)
  • Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)
  • Best Handheld / Mobile Game:Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)
  • Best Shooter: Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
  • Best Action Adventure GameB: Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
  • Best RPG: Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
  • Best Multi-Player Game: Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
  • Best Individual Sports Game: SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)
  • Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)
  • Best Driving Game: Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)
  • Best Fighting Game: Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)
  • Best Adapted Video Game: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
  • Best Independent Game: Journey (thatgamecompany)
  • Best Graphics:Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
  • Best Song in a Game: “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)
  • Best Original Score: Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
  • Best Performance By a Human Male: Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)
  • Best Performance By a Human Female: Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)
  • Best Downloadable Game: The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)
  • Best Social Game: You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)
  • Best DLC: Dawnguard– The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Most Anticipated Game: Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

Steven Bourke

No longer writes for Console Monster... had a good journey with the team but a new horizon awaits.

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