'The Walking Dead' dominates Spike's Video Game Awards

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The Walking Dead: The Game won five trophies at Spike TV’s 10th annual Video Game Awards, including the top prize of Game of the Year. The downloadable game, based on the hit comic-book series, also earned Telltale Games Studio of the Year. Borderlands 2 won four awards, including Best Shooter, and Journey won three awards, including Best Independent Game.

For the fourth time, Samuel L. Jackson hosted the live event, which also featured appearances from Jack Black and Tenacious D, cast members from the actual Walking Dead, Jessica Alba, and Star Trek‘s ZoĆ« Saldana. Jackson set the tone early, warning the audience and the show’s producers, “Whoever’s in charge of the bleep button, keep your finger ready.” He delivered on his promise, dealing expletives like he had snakes in his carry-on at 30,000 feet.

In between handing out awards, the show was full of first looks and trailers for next year’s biggest games. The first video for South Park: The Stick of Truth debuted, with Cartman assaulting a hobbit. “I’m the wizard, and you’re the dwarf, and you will respect my authority,” he screamed.

For a list of all the winners, click below.

Game of the Year
The Walking Dead: the Game

Studio of the Year
Telltale Games

Best XBox 360 Game
Halo 4

Best PS3 Game
Journey

Best Wii/WiiU Game
New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2

Best Action Adventure Game
Dishonored

Best RPG
Mass Effect 3

Best Multi-player Game
Borderlands 2

Best Individual Sports Game
SSX

Best Team Sports Game
NBA 2K13

Best Driving Game
Need for Speed Most Wanted

Best Song in a Game
“Cities” by Beck, Sound Shapes

Best Original Score
Journey

Best Graphics
Halo 4

Best Independent Game
Journey

Best Fighting Game
Persona 4 Arena

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Sound Shapes

Best Performance by a Human Female
Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Performance by a Human Male
Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2

Best Adapted Video Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best DLC
Dawnguard — The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Downloadable Game
The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game
You Don’t Know Jack

Most Anticipated Game
Grand Theft Auto V

Character of the Year
Clap Trap, Borderlands 2

Video Game of the Decade
Half-Life 2


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