Spike VGA’s 2011: Red Dead Redemption got the crown — what’s the next game bound?
So it’s December which means the VGA’s are upon us once again, every major title has been released and the nominees are in. Red Dead Redemption is the champion and current crown holder at the moment. But like every year a new king is crowned. But Who?
Some call 2011 one of, if not the best year gaming history has ever seen — or at least this generation. You had games like Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, Mortal Kombat, Marvel vs Capcom 3, LA Noire, Infamous 2, Resistance 3, Gears of War 3, MotorStorm: Apocalypse, Batman: AC, Uncharted 3, Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Rage, Portal 2, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Forza 4, God of War Origins, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Skyrim, just to name a few lol (whew! I’m out of breath just writing that). Out of that pack only a lucky 5 were chosen, Batman Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Portal 2, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (No Gears?).
But who will snatch the crown from Rockstar’s Western, Red Dead Redemption and take their “rightful” ( I use that word lightly) place on the throne? Or more importantly how will said game win? Will it be through politics, sales, popularity, or will it actually be judged on “in ring performance” sort of speak (Let’s hope so).
So I’m curious gaming community, speak your mind but to remind you this is not a “what your personal game of the year is” or “what your personal favorite title is” question. I’m asking to base it off the show itself, for you to factor in everything that can go wrong or go right at the VGA’s and to determine based on the knowledge of who’s behind deciding what game gets “Game of The Year” and maybe even on what past history predicts — to base your answer on that, simply put, who do you think Spike and GameTrailers will give Game of The Year to ? Because in reality some people win not because they deserve to but because of other outside factors. Let your voices be heard! CCU wants to hear from you.
The Spike VGA’s will air this Saturday December 10 at 8pm. Check your local listings to see the times in your area.