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Spike VGA 2012 Winners: Walking Dead, Journey Nab Big Awards

By Pete Haas 2012-12-08 07:10:35 discussion comments
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Last night Spike TV hosted their annual Video Game Awards. The night was big for downloadable games, with The Walking Dead and Journey scoring surprise wins in major categories.

Walking Dead, an episodic adventure series, was named Game of the Year as well as Best Adapted Game and Best Downloadable Game. Melissa Hutchison won Best Performance for her role as Clementine. Developer Telltale Games was named the Studio of the Year.

thatgamecompany's Journey, meanwhile, managed to beat out games like Borderlands 2 and Dishonored for the Best PS3 Game. It was the only PS3 exclusive nominated, which probably worked in its favor. The platforming adventure also took home awards for Best Independent Game and Best Original Score.

The full winners list is below. If you're more interested in the trailers that aired during the show, stay tuned because we'll be posting those throughout the day.

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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