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Spike VGA Awards: Uncharted 2 Lands Top Honors

Mere hours after we complained that sales for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves were far too low, Naughty Dog's gem took home the coveted Spike VGA 2009 Game of the Year award.

We had no choice but to agree with the majority of VGA nominees; think what you will about this awards show, but it was a solid and realistic list from both a critic's and gamer's standpoint. This is also turning into the Academy Awards for the industry although most insiders will tell you the annual AIAS awards are a bit more meaningful. Anyway, Uncharted 2 won Game of the Year, which is absolutely the correct decision and we're once again proud of the developers for giving us such a memorable experience. The nearly unparalleled sequel also took home Best Graphics and Best PS3 Game, although it lost out in the action/adventure category to Assassin's Creed II. ...gee, an awards show after my own heart. I told you all how much ACII ruled and although I'm not saying the VGA Awards are the be-all and end-all, I consider it some form of vindication. Rocksteady Studios managed to nab Studio of the Year but outside of that, Batman: Arkham Asylum went without for the evening. This may annoy some of you - I know we have lots of Arkham Asylum fans around here - but hey, the competition was stiff.

Besides, our favorite RPG of the year, Dragon Age: Origins also had a big night, winning Best RPG of the Year and Best PC Game. Again, I bet some of you had hoped for Demon's Souls but to even have that title nominated is excellent, considering how "niche" it is in comparison to the rest of the very mainstream lineup. Lastly, Flower won Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew and we love that game, so... Damn good night, I would say. You can check the entire list if you wish; see what you agree and disagree with.  At first, I was disappointed that Claudia Black didn't win Best Voice for Chloe Frazer but I have to admit, Jack Black in Brutal Legend was deserving of the award.  However, how the hell Uncharted 2 wasn't at least nominated for Best Cast is totally beyond me.  Absolutely the best overall voice-acting of the generation and yes, I'm including MGS4 in that category.

Quick Edit: Killzone 2 needed to win the shooter awards, if not the Best Multiplayer award.  That is all.

12/12/2009 9:58:18 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (110 posts)

to_far_apart
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:15:03 PM
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good to know at least some people appreciated the gem that is Uncharted 2!

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Solid Fantasy
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:18:14 PM
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Uncharted 2 won game of the year!!! Score one for the good guys!!!

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photo K
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:20:42 PM

One of my favorite ps3 games to date, definite must buy for all ps3 owners. I kinda want to try ACII now, I wasn't loving the first one as much.

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Oxvial
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:27:09 PM
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Left 4 Dead 2 was the best xbox 360 game xD!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:40:22 PM

which isn't saying much this year.

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inkme101
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:14:10 AM

wasnt left for dead 2 the only xbox game? lolololol

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:20:11 AM

And yet oddly the Best PC game was Dragon Age : Origins. Considering both titles arrived on both platforms this year, one has to wonder how a straight first person shooter like L4D2 was unable to be 'best' on the PC, or perhaps the question is what was wrong with Dragon Age : Origins on 360?

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 3:08:05 AM

Great point highlander. I'm still wondering how Uncharted2 wins GOTY but doesn't win it's own genre.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:06:56 AM

it would be silly if uncharted won everything though wouldn't it

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 5:18:31 AM

We're not talking about everything. It makes ZERO sense for a game to win Game of the Year which is the equivalent of Best Game out there and yet it doesn't even win it's own genre.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:16:13 AM

That's why I put absolutely no faith in any awards show. It's all a matter of opinion.

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:12:15 PM

LimitedVertigo, think of this example. Game A is nominated for seven categories, including Game of the Year and best in its own genre. Then, we have Game B as direct competition in just one category and that is for the genre. Game B wins that category but Game A wins four out of six categories, which leads to winning the final category and gets five out of seven to pull away with Game of the Year. Does that not make any sense to you?

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 5:06:17 PM

But yet GTA IV supposedly wins game of the year last year but it can't win the best game award for any platform. Resident Evil 4 was the same way. As has been the case in a lot of these phony awards shows.

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LimitedVertigo
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:53:20 PM

I understand fluffer. The problem I have is I don't believe that's the format used in tallying the winner of GOTY.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 5:36:16 PM

@ Highlander

It should also be noted that the PC version of DA:O is somewhat different than the PS3/360 version (e.g., camera perspective).

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Nickjcal
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:29:44 PM
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I was waiting for the moment where they would say Left 4 Dead 2 as game of the year after all the nominations it got but that woulda been wronnnng haha. I was sure Call of Duty was gnna win cause of the guys explanation of "not going to school and spending endless hours on multiplayer"

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Deleted User
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:30:43 PM
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I am slightly confused as to how Uncharted 2 wins game of the year but doesnt win best of its catagory, Action Adventure.

not saying anything against ACII, just seems a bit confusing right?

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:24:59 AM

I figure that the 'voters' felt that U2 was the better game, but that ACII came very close and so they wanted to reward both. GOTY is the bigger, more prestigious award, so ACII gets Best action/adventure.

Strategic voting so to speak.

Gee, I see Halo 3 ODLC won an award, for Best score. Why was this expansion pack for Halo even eligible for nomination?

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jerocarson
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:53:08 AM

ACII is a nice game and deserves an award, i see nothing wrong with it wining, just like in the music video award, Rihana won best female video, beyounce lost and i was like wow, but later on beyounce won video of the year.. i dont know if i made anysense.

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Alienange
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:59:48 AM

Taylor Swift

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jerocarson
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:49:21 AM

holy Cow!!!, i got sumtin wrong with my previous comment.. Apologies given. uncalculated human error.
pls replace Rihanna for Taylor Swift,
every other aspect of my last comment remains valid.
THanks

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:41:13 AM

Uncharted 2 is awesomely grand, practically flawless and deserves GOTY, but I have to admit that even though Assassin's Creed II could of been improved alot, I enjoyed my time more with that game than Uncharted 2.

Why? Because you're a badass Assassin that can use his skills to the limit with ease. The game also has much more freedom. Talking about freedom, parkour is much more open in ACII - Uncharted 2 is very one-pathed [not a complaint either; I'm GLAD Uncharted 2 is one-pathed]. ACII's SP also lasts longer. This is what would award ACII for being best in it's genre.

Plus ACII is such an adventure game, it doesn't even have a Multiplayer mode. Last time I checked action adventures typically never had a multiplayer to back up it's replay value. I'm not saying Uncharted 2 doesn't have replay value [trust meh, it does], but again, I would also prefer replaying Assassin's Creed II again. Like now.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 5:54:26 PM

While I think Highlander hit the nail on the head, it could also be because they thought that ACII was more purely "action-adventure" than U2 (which had some "shooter" DNA, though it belonged in the action-adventure category).

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phantomMenace
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:34:03 PM
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Thank GOD I was also thinking that they would go with CoD which is in no way deserving of that title just because of sales. Naughty Dog really deserves this award because of all the hard work they have done making this a great game. And maybe this will finally boost the sales.

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SvenMD
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:44:33 PM
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Uncharted 2 won where it needed to win - graphics and GOTY.

I'm OK with them giving ACII best action/adventure game. I mean hell, it's a great game and it had to win something.

I'm also OK with MW2 getting best multiplayer.
But I am NOT OK with it getting best shooter. Even though this is a PS website, most of us have an unbiased opinion that KZ2 is better than MW2.

Happy for Naughty Dog

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:46:45 PM

KZ2 at least got a nice cheer from the crowd.

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NoSmokingBandit
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:33:39 PM

KZ2 deserved a reward. They brought something different this year and it worked perfectly for the game style. MW2 just seems to be doing the same thing all over again.

I have a feeling if KZ2 wasnt launched back in Feb it may have gotten an award. Imo, MW2 got awards because its still fresh, kinda like when Halo 3 was just released and everyone thought it was the greatest game ever and now people realize it is the pinnacle of mediocrity.

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packersfan66
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:22:03 PM

they couldn't let the ps3 dominate thatt much

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sonic1899
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:45:59 PM
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i wanted blazblue to win best fighting game. it had a great, branched out story, awesome depth, great characters, near-flawless online play, gorgeous graphics, theres so many offline content...all of that makes up for the small rooster. SFIV is good, but blazblue deserved to win the award imo. at least it was nominated :P

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:47:23 PM

Did you just say BlazBlu has a small rooster?

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sonic1899
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:49:34 PM

i didn't think it was small, but a lot of people complained about there only being 12 characters. no two characters play the same; 12 IS enough.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:28:39 PM

@sonic,
Look at World's comment again :D

12 is a good amount of fighters.
SFIV is no doubt the best fighter this decade

Don't believe me? Head over the psxe's review of the game and compare them to all other fighting games this decade.

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Aftab
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:35:48 PM

Haha, kocka-doodle-doo!

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The Doom
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:03:11 AM

@Aftab
he obviously meant 'roster'. quit being an ass about it

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Kowhoho
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:10:24 AM

^^ Dude it's a funny typo, he's not being an 'ass.'

Edit: Ah, I see he said it a second time a few posts down. Jeez Aftab what is wrong with you1?

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 5:58:12 PM

@ sonic

If it makes you feel better, BlazBlue won over at IGN.

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Juanalf
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:46:08 PM
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I'd always figure it would be in their best interest to pick a multiplat game for goty so everyone would be pleased; but I guess U2 is beyond that.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:46:18 PM
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Woot, ND deserves the award, if not that ugly-ass trophy. I would have bet money on MW2 and was happy to be wrong.

I was also pleased that Dragon Age nabbed RPG (totally awesome to nail Morrigan and then dump her ass) but the competition wasn't too stiff, there was only Demon's Souls, which was too hard and niche, and Borderlands, which wasn't even an RPG. Next year should be fun to watch and see if FFXIII takes it home or gets creamed by an up-and-comer like WKC.

Pretty good show, and it's always funny to watch the game guys go up there and flub and squeak and rock back and forth because they can't handle that kinda crowd.

Why didn't Halo Reach look any better graphically than ODST?

inFamous deserved more noms too.

I think that is all...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:50:23 PM

I'm with you. inFamous isn't getting enough props anywhere.

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Charger7302
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:52:00 PM
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I think the best part was watching Amy (almost) cry up there when she was giving her short speech. The ND team sure diserved having their game win GOTY, and I'm sure winning GOTY was a whole lot better for them then any huge sale figures. Congrats to them and looking forward to Naughty Dog's next ps3 game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:15:11 PM

You mean Uncharted 3? :)

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Charger7302
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:25:01 PM

I was thinking more along the lines of a jak and daxter. I wouldn't mind an uncharted 3 but not till some time in 2011.

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BlackBriar
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 10:58:06 PM
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First of Many! Congrat's Uncharted2 you deserve it!

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sonic1899
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:03:08 PM
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sadly i wont be buying uncharted 2. i already bought ACII black friday, nothing's getting between me and bayonetta in january, then i'll have my mind set on FFXIII when that comes, resonance of fate is still in the air...not to mention i still didnt complete valkyria chronicles, blazblue, LBP, SCIV, or NGS2 yet. gah, so many games... :S

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Aftab
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:39:03 PM

Don't blame ya. That's a pretty big "rooster" of games!

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sonic1899
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:07:20 AM

give it a rest. as if you've never made a typo. idiot

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:13:27 AM

Learn to take a joke. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:23:49 AM

Woops, what have I wrought?

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The Doom
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:31:26 AM

@WorldEndsWithMe
odd how a topic moves from 2d fighters to chickens right?

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Alienange
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:02:44 AM

Who's fighting chickens?

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:37:05 AM

The oddest part is the fact that you aren't prioritizing the GOTY over all these games. Also, Bayonetta will not take you 2 months to complete; I can guarentee you that.

Try purchasing Uncharted 2 between the release dates of Bayonetta & Heavy Rain. If it's down to limit in credit, then pick it up when it goes Platinum.

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BlackBriar
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:07:10 PM
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I'm sorry Jack Black! Mark Hamill should have won best voice! His Joker Performance was brilliant in that game.

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Jed
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:08:56 AM

damn straight

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Alienange
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:03:43 AM

Don't be sorry, Jack Black is a curse on entertainment.

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isaya85
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:10:41 PM
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I wasn't able to watch the show but congrats to ND on your awards you earned it and my hard earned $60, I'm still enjoying U2 till this day, I was one of the day 1 buyers!!!

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leatherface
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:35:28 PM

it feels nice spending our hard earned money on their hard earned work.

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fuk u
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:17:20 PM
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U2 had my vote, and AC2 deserved the best action game award its a cool game, and im just waiting for the DLC. As for U2 im still playing online its real fun and there is more maps coming.... You all should check out the gameinformer about DS2 it sounds sik! there is a city inside a Spaceship your not just running around in convined areas this time!

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bomba2812
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:21:38 PM
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i think your forgot to mention GOW3 won as the most anticipated game

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:21:59 PM
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Demon's Souls is the only game i cared among the above mentioned titles. ( my goal is the platinum trophie and soul level 400+, anything beyond that, good luck. -- i am at my third play thru w/ soul level 229 ).

inFamous, Ninja Gaiden sigma 2 and BlazBlue are awesome too. that pretty sums up all the titles that I cared about on PS3 this year.

For 360, I only recruited two games this year Star Ocean 4 and Magna Carta 2, going to get Raiden IV (the classic shoot up arcade series), but that's about it

p.s. eagerly looking forward to 2010, first we will be graced with Bayonetta, Darksiders and Dante's Inferno, followed by WKC, FF13 and GOW3, and then Resonance of Fate, and maybe, The Last Guardian and Lords of Shadow. I cant wait for all of them.

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Kiryu
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:25:02 PM
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I hope now atleast people will realise that Uncharted 2 is the best game ever made this Generation.
People Please I BEG YOU go BUY Uncharted 2:Among Thieves.
Atleast now let it sell a 10 million copies!!!

Please forget about FPS!!!

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:31:21 PM

Damn straight!

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:33:47 PM
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And there we go
'Bout time gamers stopped BS'ing themselves

Metal Gear Solid 4 was the game of the year last year too. There just were too many Xbots last year.

During the VGAs (which I forgot was airing) I was actually playing Uncharted 2 haha! Wow I love the snow levels...beautiful

Makes me want to see a new snowboarding game like Cool Boarders or SSX!

Anyway, the acting in U2 is only matched by MGS4's, no doubt 'bout it.

By the way, great to see Demon's Souls getting a nice nomination up there, that game is a gem, a pure GEM!

Street Fighter IV = best fighting game this decade, period! Great to see SF fans supporting the best fighting franchise there is!

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RustEDalex
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 5:23:54 AM

street fighter IV is good, and is it possible that super street fighter IV wins best fighter next year cause I don't know of any good fighters coming out next year virtua fighter(maybe) o yeah remembered UFC10 and SVR11

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:25:33 AM

There's still the rumor of Killer Instinct 3 being made so if we're really lucky we may have that to look forward to next year. Doubtful though.

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RustEDalex
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 7:37:17 PM

o yeah, but I only gots me a PS3 and I think killer Instinct is owned by Rare which is owned mostly by Microsoft which means exclusive for the 360

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 9:36:56 PM

Yeah they are. But still can't wait for it if it's ever made.

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geovanwitdakick
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:52:38 PM
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sorta surprised to see uncharted 2 win such a coveted award, we knew it deserved it but thought MW2 would've won. Congratulations Naughty Dog.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:07:51 AM
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So glad Uncharted 2 won. Congrats to Naughty Dog for leading the pack! They truy made the best game ive played in a long time!

And as afr as shooters go KZ2 shoulda won, but i think its also fair that MW2 got Multiplayer and shooter, still a good game to me! I know KZ2 was leaps and bounds ahead technically, but MW2 is still a great game. If KZ2 came out 3 months ago it might be different rather than at the beginning of the year!

all in all i really hate the spike VGA show. i feel like its rigged, and generic!

BTW what award sow or ceremony really is the all mighty most prestigious awards ceremony? or is there one?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:26:45 AM

"most insiders will tell you the annual AIAS awards are a bit more meaningful."

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:18:24 AM
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Excellent news. Whether we like it or not the VGAs are the 'biggest' awards in US gaming, at least publicly. Rather like the Academy Awards. It's unusual for the Oscar for Best Picture to actually go to the best picture, but sometimes it happens. Just as at the VGAs it's unusual for the best game to actually get the Game of The Year award.

I guess that quality really does matter.

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LowKey
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:22:34 AM
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Yeah, people there is justice in this world. Infamous should have gotten best double A title at least.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:27:55 AM

maybe they will add a superhero category, of course Batman woulda won that this year but there's always inFamous 2!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 6:03:34 PM

Most years, there wouldn't be any superhero games worth nominating...maybe a Spiderman game which is pretty much like the last one.

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:41:02 AM
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YAY! Here I was thinking this trash people call a game (MW2) was going to win. Its about damn time.

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Charger7302
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:35:48 AM

I don't want to start an arguement, but Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is not "trash".

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jerocarson
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:02:01 AM
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words fail me.. was GG 5yrs wasted?

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Highlander
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:10:34 AM

No, KZ2 is a reality. How can it be wasted time if they have achieved that? Remember all the naysayers after the infamous E3 video? I bet they all shut their yappers when the KZ2 in-game engine was used to render the commercial footage in real time.

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johnld
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:12:04 AM
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the funny thing is that uncharted 2 won game of the year at the VGAs, but if a game like modern warfare 2 wins a game of the year award from another source, along with other games. Theres gonna be a few game of the year editions of videogames like it did this year. i want uncharted 2 to have a big seal saying it is the real one and only game of the year.

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Alienange
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:15:01 AM
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Looks to me like the VGA Awards know exactly what they're talking about with maybe the exception of Best Voice. Mark Hamill had that one in the bag. To give it to JB is a blundering oversight or pure idiocy.

Rocksteady nabbing Studio of the Year is a fantastic achievement for them. Congratulations to them and of course congrats to Naughty Dog. Thanks for a great year guys!

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just2skillf00l
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:21:02 AM
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Congrats ND!

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hehateme
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:29:45 AM
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buy the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Masterofallz
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:35:02 AM
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I swear to god I will shoot every Modern Warfare 2 fanboy in the face. Uncharted 2 deserved to win this, not some generic shooter.

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Perry Katy
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:34:21 AM
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You deserved my $60 or 550.000 IDR and GOTY... Good job Naughty Dog... :)

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Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:36:29 AM
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cant beieve they chose assassins creed 2 over uncharted 2 for action game.
WTF?
i mean if your going to do that, they should of put in infamous.
thats the only game that actually shocked me.
i cant remember the last time i said sh*t i did not see that coming.
and i was constantly saying that while playing infamous.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:07:41 AM

'thats the only game that actually shocked me.'

haha, even if you didnt mean that...

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Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:43:29 AM

i did mean that.
every other game is so predictable.
either that or developers spoil the surprise like assassins creed 2 the devs said your family gets killed and you seek revenge.
if they kept their mouths shut it would of had a larger impact.
same for uncharted 2.
ND showed the video where chloe turns a gun on ya, and ended it there.
so i thought she betrayed you, so when i saw that scene i was not surprised, since ive already seen it.
read a interview off IGN last week regarding GOW 3.
and i must say stig is the smartest developer out there.
just the way he answers the questions even when he knows he cant, he wants to show off more of the game but he does not want to spoil what happens.
thats why i dont watch videos anymore because 99.99% of the time they spoil the game.

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:22:52 AM

Dashman - I believe RandomDashSteve was talking about the unintentional pun.

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Masterofallz
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:13:49 AM

I dont know if I should LOL or facepalm.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:19:11 PM

yea i was

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DGo8
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:52:38 AM
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Glad ND got this award they deserve it after how much they put in to Uncharted 2...they didnt get enough praise for thefirst game so im really glad they got this.

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Random_Steve
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:08:16 AM
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thats £10 for me :D stupid friend said MW2, mwahahahaha

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:18:48 AM
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I'm slightly annoyed how Killzone 2 wasn't even nominated for Best Multiplayer yet ODST was, despite it being practically the exact same 2 year old Halo 3 multiplayer.

I mean I sold ODST within one week because of that reason, yet Killzone 2 had me spraying people's heads for months.



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taus90
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:32:23 AM
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I hope now Sony comes out with a Oscar wining Uncharted movie :P

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Sir Shak
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:39:32 AM
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Just like the list says , GoW III is my most anticipated game .

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Douchebaguette
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 4:45:47 AM

That's another point. How come FFXIII wasn't even nominated?

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Snaaaake
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 9:40:04 AM

VGA GOTY winner WIN
VGA other genre nominee FAIL

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King James
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 10:56:39 AM
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I'm so glad Naughty Dog won. Now we need all the major video game websites to jump on board.

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Lairfan
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 11:44:11 AM
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It was a nice surprise to see U:AT deservedly win GotY. I thought MW2 had it (undeservedly) in the bag.

However, KZ2 should have won Best Shooter, and Uncharted 2 should have, at the very least, been nominated for Best Cast. Also, how the hell did Megan Fox win Best Female Voice Actor?

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LittleBigMidget
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:05:15 PM
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I KNOW!!!!!!!!!!! All Megan basically did was say "I'm not suppose to go here, you must be lost" whenever you drop her off at the wrong spot.

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Jian2069
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:52:32 PM
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it's mighty pathetic to see xbots on other forums shouting "UNCHARTED DOESNT DESERVE IT MW2 SHOULD BE GAME OF THE YEARSZQ!!!!1!1!!!1!!!"

MW2 should get "most overhyped mediocre shooter of the year"

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godsman
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 1:06:15 PM

I'm sure everyone wished that their purchase was recognized as the best game. MW2 is a multiplayer concentrated game. Uncharted 2 is a singleplayer concentrated game. Both arguably have excellent single and multiplayer experience, but everyone is just nominating MW2, because it sold the most. If they actually sit down and play Uncharted 2, there is no match.

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newchef
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:44:00 PM
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im kinda pissed tht killzone 2 didnt get any awards...

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 1:36:03 PM

Maybe cuz it came out so early in the year. Perhaps if it released in October, November, it would have been top of mind for nominations/voters.

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tlpn99
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 2:58:10 PM
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So after all the moaning yesterday Uncharted 2 gets top award. Go Uncharted. :)

Bare in mind if your gonna compare games, Uncharted 2 is exclusive as we all know to PS3 and Modern Warfare 2 (MW2) is multiplat so how can you compare both games competitively ?

It's Infamous and Prototype all over again. Ok granted Uncharted is different to MW2 but the difference is Uncharted/Infamous =(exclusive to PS3) - MW2/Prototype = (multiplat)

Did any exclusive Xbox games get a mention ?

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JDC80
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 3:42:24 PM
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Not to wonder off the road here but you guys gotta read the Xbots comments about Uncharted 2 winning GOTY over on the VGA site reading ALL CAPS whining, excuse making, homophobic slurs and over valuing 360 exclusvies is hilarious.

The only other nominee I played was Batman:AA while both were fun in their own way Uncharted 2 earned the award because A. the action was fun, b. the story was epic and C. the overall presentation would shame any big budget movie.

I wonder how in the ungodly hell "Left for Dead 2" was nominated for game of the year I'm not saying L4D2 is a bad game but from screenshots and videos I've seen it looks like the same game with new characters and new location.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 6:23:57 PM

It had to be nominated because there were no other Xbox exclusives.

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Geobaldi
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 7:26:33 PM

Magna Carta 2, Ninja Blade, Forza 3, Raiden 4, Stoked, and some others were exclusives. It isn't saying much of course but there were others. Though I do look forward to Steins Gate, and Chaos Head coming over here.

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Banky A
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 7:25:26 PM
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Sweeeeet!

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maxpontiac
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 11:51:38 AM
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Indeed. Without a doubt Uncharted 2 is the best singleplayer gaming experience out there.

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Robochic
Monday, December 14, 2009 @ 12:10:36 PM
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Happy to see that UC2 won, it totally deserves that award, good job Naughty dog. Was hoping for demons souls to win but Dragon age is good as well. GOW III is defently the most anticipated game would have to agree 100% I can't wait for that game and wait to pick up UC2 after Christmas since I defently know people are getting me Gcards for Gamestop for christmas.

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