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2012 Winners Of The 10TH Annual Video Game Awards Announced

2012 Winners Of The 10TH Annual Video Game Awards Announced

Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead: The Game” shocks the gaming world by winning four vector monkeys for game of the year, studio of the year, best adapted video game and best downloadable game

With this years Video Game Award hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the tenth annual VGA's proved to be the biggest night in gaming ever featuring world premiere footage from highly anticipated releases and producing a number of surprises.

This year we watched Telltale Studios win the two biggest honors of the year – Game of the Year and Studio of the Year. “The Walking Dead: The Game” also won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game. Other multiple award winners included “Journey,” which won in three categories, including Best Independent Game, Best PS3 Game, and “Halo 4” which won two awards, including Best Xbox 360 Game, and “Borderlands 2” which took home awards for Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player Game.

Additional awards included “Half-Life 2” which was revealed as the Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Best Game of the Decade. From “Batman: Arkham City” to “Wii Sports” and “World of Warcraft,” fans cast their ballots for their favorite game from the past ten years and voted “Half-Life 2” the winner. Additionally, fans determined the winner of the Character of the Year category by voting live on vga.spike.com, and awarded Claptrap from “Borderlands 2” with the honor.

There were never-before-seen world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2013 and beyond including two surprise world premieres of Moby Dick Studios’ “The Phantom Pain,” “From Software’s “Dark Souls II,” as well as Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us,” Epic Games’ “Gears of War: Judgment,” Obsidian Entertainment’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” Konami’s “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2,” 2K Games’ “BioShock Infinite,” Square Enix’s “Tomb Raider,” Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington,” and Microsoft Studios’ “Halo 4: Spartan Ops.”

Without further ado, a full list of winners is included below:

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 Game - 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)

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