Video Game Awards Premiers Friday on Spike TV

Spike's tenth Video Game Awards to air Friday, December 7.

Spike TV is hitting game enthusiasts with their tenth annual Video Game Awards this Friday, December 7.

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The show will be emceed by perennial badass and four-time VGA host Samuel L. Jackson. He will be supported by other past hosts to mark the ceremony’s tenth anniversary presentation. Included in that number are Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion…I don’t know what he wants to be called anymore), Neil Patrick Harris, Jack Black, and Zachary Levi.

Jack Black will be pulling double duty, as he will be performing with Tenacious D. Linkin Park, whose “Castle of Glass” (Medal of Honor: Warfighter) is nominated for Best Song in a Game, will also perform.

Assassin’s Creed III, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead: The Game, and Journey are in the running for Game of the Year.

On this tenth show, the Advisory Council will also present the Game of the Decade award. Appropriately, ten titles are in the running:

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Half-Life 2
  • World of Warcraft
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Wii Sports
  • BioShock
  • Portal
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Batman: Arkham City

Bangin’ list, no? I don’t even have a favorite because each of them have their merits, from the innovation and influence of Wii Sports to the awesomeness that is Portal

VGA TEN will also feature premier trailers from the next installments of the most epic game franchises. Prepare for debut footage of Gears of War: Judgement, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington, Tomb Raider, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2.

Did that whet your palette enough? The Game of the Decade category has me stupid hype.

Hop on over to the official site for more info and to vote for Most Anticipated Game and Character of the Year.

Catch VGA TEN on Spike TV or one of the many simulcasts (MTV2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE,, or on Friday, December 7, 9PM Eastern, 6PM Pacific. 

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