Spike VGAS Gets a Makeover – Now Spike VGX

Rest in peace VGAS, hello VGX!

Geoff Keighley recently tweeted that the Spike Video Game Awards Show would be rebranded this year to VGX. While the show will still happen the first week in December just like last year there is no word yet if Samuel L. Jackson will be returning as host. Or any word at all about the show.  At the time of writing, the VGA Section on Spike’s website hasn’t been updated since the results of last years show.

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 VGAS coming on 12/7/13 with a new name, VGX, and an expanded digital footprint plus TV coverage on Spike. More details soon….

Games eligible for the awards this year must have been released between December 2012 and November 2013. 

While we wait for more information, here are some of the highlights from last year: 

PSN exclusive, Journey was in the running for a ton of awards including Game of the Year, Best Graphics, Best Original Score, and Best Independent Game. 

Other contenders for Game of the Year included: Assassin’s Creed IIIDishonouredMass Effect 3 but the winner was The Walking Dead.

Other categories included:

  • Best Action Adventure Game
  • Best DLC 
  • Best Social Game
  • Character of the Year
  • Best Mobile Game 
  • Most Anticipated Game 
  • Best RPG
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Song in a Game 
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best Driving Game
  • Best PS3 Game
  • Best Xbox 360 Game 
  • Best Wii/Wii U Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Graphics
  • Best Performance by a Human Male
  • Best Performance by a Human Female
  • Best Adapted Video Game
  • Best Downloadable Game

Who knows what the nominees this year will be? Will Spike include the Xbox One and PS4? Will Keighley explain what an “expanded digital footprint” is? Stick around on GameSkinny to find out!

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