Sunday, December 12, 2010

Video Game Awards 2010

What happened at today’s Spike TV Video Game Awards? New game announcements, first look trailers (some with actual gameplay), release dates, and Neil Patrick Harris. Catch up on the most important news right here if you missed anything.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Bethesda Game Studios reveals the sequel to Oblivion, the role-playing game known as Skyrim, via short teaser. The game is also given a release date — November 11, 2011. [HD trailer]

Mass Effect 3
BioWare’s next shooter space opera is formally announced as a battle for Earth and given a release window of Holiday 2011. [HD trailer]

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Naughty Dog brings back Nathan Drake for another adventure, this one set in the desert and beyond. The PlayStation 3 game also gets a release date of November 1, 2011. [HD trailer]

SSX: Deadly Descents
EA unveils its next SSX, in which video game snowboarders “explore the story of a team who seek to be the first to descend the faces of the most treacherous mountain ranges on the planet.” [HD trailer]

Resistance 3
We get our first peek at gameplay in Resistance 3 and a release date for the PS3 game, September 6, 2011. [HD trailer]

Director Guillermo del Toro teams up with THQ and Volition Inc for inSane, a horror game that’s quite far off. The teaser trailer definitely looks like a game that won’t hit until 2013. [HD trailer]

Prototype 2
Developer Radical Entertainment officially unveils the next Prototype game. It won’t go head to head with Infamous again, because Prototype 2 won’t be released until 2012. [HD trailer]

Kratos Comes To Mortal Kombat
The God of War joins the fray in a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Kratos wins! [HD trailer]

Batman Arkham City’s New Bad Guy
Dr. Hugo Strange knows Batman’s biggest secret in Arkham City, which delivers a cool new trailer. [HD trailer]

Forza Motorsport 4
The Xbox 360 racing series doesn’t have much to show, with a mostly-live action teaser trailer formally announcing its existence. [HD trailer]

Portal 2
Valve releases a new Portal 2 trailer. It looks like a Pixar movie. [HD trailer]

Thor: The Video Game
Hey, there’s a Thor video game! [HD trailer]

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