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Here's This Year's Crop Of Spike VGA Announcements

Who's ready for some sequels?

Another holiday season means another Spike TV Video Game Awards means another slew of brand new video games getting announced. This year, sort of like every year, we've got a metric tonne of big franchise sequels on our hands. (I spelled "ton" the fancy way because it's Saturday night and what's more exciting than video game news on a Saturday night? Nothing, that's what.)
 

DUDE THERE'S A NEW SSX GAME

  
I'm filing this one first under the "least likely to actually happen" clause. It's SSX Deadly Descents. Wherever Sean Coonce is right now, I promise you he is stoked
 
  
   
  

The next Elder Scrolls game is called Skyrim

 
In a lot of ways I think Bethesda's RPGs are the best things going in the game industry right now, so it's pretty great to know that a new one will be out this time next year--11/11/11, actually--although this teaser shows you next to nothing about it. But watch it anyway! The hero of Kvatch would want you to.
 
  
  

Mass Effect 3 is in fact real


DOY.
 
  
  
 

Uncharted 3 charts itself on November 1 2011

 
Please to be watching this trailer, hmm? 
 
  
 
 

There is a fourth Forza game and it is Forza Motorsport 4

 
Having myself recently discovered the joy of driving video game cars, I'm optimistic I might actually be able to graduate to a real driving game like Forza 4 by the time it ships next fall. Here's a trailer.
 
  
  
 

Prototype 2 is a video game


The first Prototype is a game I like less the more I think about it, but that's mostly because the concept for the game has so much potential, I want to see a game that really makes good on all of it. Let's hope this sequel is that game.
 
  
  
 

Guillermo del Toro's video game is called  Insane


There's not a lot to say about this one yet other than that it's a horror game and it ain't coming out anytime soon. Del Toro might be a Hollywood big shot, and those guys may not have much of a track record of actually shipping games, but the guy holds BioShock in especially high regard, so I'm at least cautiously optimistic that he actually cares about making a good game.
 
  
  
 

Resistance 3 out September 6, 2011

 
I've somehow never managed to play through a Resistance game on the PS3, but perhaps next year is the year that will change.

  
  
 

Here's a new Batman: Arkham City trailer


We've known about this game since the last VGAs so this isn't exactly an announcement per se, but I'm including it here because goddamnit do I want to play a new Arkham Asylum game. Man, that game was something else. This cannot come out soon enough.
 
  
  
 
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Posted by Brad

Another holiday season means another Spike TV Video Game Awards means another slew of brand new video games getting announced. This year, sort of like every year, we've got a metric tonne of big franchise sequels on our hands. (I spelled "ton" the fancy way because it's Saturday night and what's more exciting than video game news on a Saturday night? Nothing, that's what.)
 

DUDE THERE'S A NEW SSX GAME

  
I'm filing this one first under the "least likely to actually happen" clause. It's SSX Deadly Descents. Wherever Sean Coonce is right now, I promise you he is stoked
 
  
   
  

The next Elder Scrolls game is called Skyrim

 
In a lot of ways I think Bethesda's RPGs are the best things going in the game industry right now, so it's pretty great to know that a new one will be out this time next year--11/11/11, actually--although this teaser shows you next to nothing about it. But watch it anyway! The hero of Kvatch would want you to.
 
  
  

Mass Effect 3 is in fact real


DOY.
 
  
  
 

Uncharted 3 charts itself on November 1 2011

 
Please to be watching this trailer, hmm? 
 
  
 
 

There is a fourth Forza game and it is Forza Motorsport 4

 
Having myself recently discovered the joy of driving video game cars, I'm optimistic I might actually be able to graduate to a real driving game like Forza 4 by the time it ships next fall. Here's a trailer.
 
  
  
 

Prototype 2 is a video game


The first Prototype is a game I like less the more I think about it, but that's mostly because the concept for the game has so much potential, I want to see a game that really makes good on all of it. Let's hope this sequel is that game.
 
  
  
 

Guillermo del Toro's video game is called  Insane


There's not a lot to say about this one yet other than that it's a horror game and it ain't coming out anytime soon. Del Toro might be a Hollywood big shot, and those guys may not have much of a track record of actually shipping games, but the guy holds BioShock in especially high regard, so I'm at least cautiously optimistic that he actually cares about making a good game.
 
  
  
 

Resistance 3 out September 6, 2011

 
I've somehow never managed to play through a Resistance game on the PS3, but perhaps next year is the year that will change.

  
  
 

Here's a new Batman: Arkham City trailer


We've known about this game since the last VGAs so this isn't exactly an announcement per se, but I'm including it here because goddamnit do I want to play a new Arkham Asylum game. Man, that game was something else. This cannot come out soon enough.
 
  
  
 
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Posted by Fruitcocoa

Where is that Epic announcement? :O 

Posted by xync4

DUDER

Posted by FinalDasa

Makes me excited for 2011! 
The shows were horrible though lol but very surprised about Red Dead being their GOTY

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Edited by Vitor

Sweet - Thought the Batman trailer was Live action when they first teased it. Very impressive CGI work and a great voice for Strange. 
 
Uncharted 3 is where it's at though. Get hype.

Posted by Afro_Stevens

New Elder Scrolls game. Just had a nerdgasm.

Posted by JPJordan

woooooo !

Edited by smitty86

If Coonce loves SSX he is not stoked. I know I'm not.

Posted by RandomPickaxe

Man I can't wait for Skyrim. Also, on a side note, that title was leaked like three years ago and nobody took it seriously.

Edited by HubrisRanger
@CarlSmith said:

" Where is that Epic announcement? :O  "

Apparently was pulled at the 11th hour, which strikes me as odd seeing how the show barely made it within the two hour slot with only a whopping seven awards being given away.
Posted by ArclightBorealis

That teaser for Elder Scrolls V just got me super, super excited. Come on, 2011!

Posted by Aegon

A look at my new avatar will reveal the game which I'm most excited for. 

Posted by Glak

I'm so stoked for 2011

Posted by Fruitcocoa
@HubrisRanger said:
" @CarlSmith said:
" Where is that Epic announcement? :O  "
Apparently was pulled at the 11th hour, which strikes me as odd seeing how the show barely made it within the two hour slow with a only a whopping seven awards being given away. "
Wow, that's pretty darn wierd. I would lie if I said that this increased my respect to Epic Games. I was really looking forward to their announcement. But hey - WE HAVE SEEN THE FIRST OF MASS EFFECT 3!!!
Posted by face15

UNCHARTED 3 MOTHERBITCHES!

Edited by mrfluke

if theres one thing we can all take away from the vga's is that 2011 is the year where we all go broke 
 
dead space 2 
deus ex human revolution 
marvel vs capcom 3 
sly 4 
the last guardian 
mortal kombat  
la noire 
mass effect 3 
elder scrolls 5 
the old republic 
dragon age 2 
batman arkham city  
little big planet 2 
the 3ds 
infamous 2 
the next assassins creed 
gears of war 3 
crysis 2 
team ico collection 
street fighter vs tekken 
tekken vs street fighter 
megaman universe 
 uncharted 3 
spec ops the line 
bastion 
catherine
 
 
like fuck i could keep going but i bet you guys get the idea

Posted by MisterMouse

a crazy amount of news, and also 2011 is looking CRAZY!

Posted by TheHakku

Provided you play them, I will BUY you Resistance: Fall of Man and Resistance 2, Brad. Jeez....

Posted by Googly

SSX.

Posted by MisterSamMan

SSX, Elder Scrolls, and Mass Effect...WHY MUST GREAT GAMES COME OUT EVERY YEAR!!!!!

Edited by SomeJerk

Here's hoping..
..Prototype 2 looks a lot less like Prototype 1 when it shows up on the shelves
..Skyrim will receive a completely new game engine instead of running on the very same iteration of GameBryo that has made the rounds in Bethesda since 2004 or earlier 
..the scrapped Gears presentation isn't scrapped for long, even if it's a Kinect deal
..I'm not a naive dreamer bound for disappointment
 
edit: Oh. Yes. Oh yes. "This premiere is entirely in-engine, says studio Naughty Dog" . Slightly better times to be a PS3 owner now.

Posted by JackSukeru

Yay SSX!

Posted by steelknight2000

For some reason I was playing Oblivion for the first time in 3 years trying to get at least ONE S-rank when the Elder Scrolls V announcement came on. Definitely worth wading through all that trash and advertising.

Posted by Boom_goes_the_dynamite

Wasn't expecting a Resistance 3 trailer but alright!  Also what was going on at the end of that trailer?  Gladiatorial battle?

Posted by Barrock

Brad can you do us all a favor and discuss some of the horrible things that occurred on tonights show?

Posted by Video_Game_King

Shit. There's not much here for me to get excited about. Arkham City's about it, and Batman's not even a priority for me.

Posted by bcjohnnie

I heard about the SSX thing earlier this week.... apparently it's being made by the guys who made Skate, which does not seem to be the right direction at all for an SSX game... I guess we'll see.

Edited by bybeach

I'm not very familiar with spike tv..guess Killzone 3 didn't matter much,  but I sure am looking forward to it. also Uncharted 3, Batman, and to most extant ME 3.  I guess this is for games being first announced on Spike, now that Dead space 2 occurs,.. sorry. 
 
I hope there is more happening in 2011 than 2010, this year felt slow, though I still have fallout New vegas and RDR to plow through, besides Amnesia and titles like that, and am taking a detour through Need for Speed.
Posted by Ceno

GOTY 2011 Deliberations = GOTY 2009 Deliberations
Posted by aurahack

As a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I am way excited for a new SSX game. Like, waaaaay excited.
 
That said, as a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I want to kill whoever is in charge of that game's artistic direction. Like, in the face. With a snowboard. And a copy of every SSX game that had better art direction than that abortion of a trailer.
 

Posted by ShaolinSpade

I hope Skyrim isn't super buggy and looks pretty and I hope Insane uses the geo-mod engine

Posted by Jack_Daniels
@Alaska_Gamer said:
"

That teaser for Elder Scrolls V just got me super, super excited. Come on, 2011!

"
THIS. Makes me think of the Southpark episode when Cartman tried to freeze himself so he wouldn't have to wait for the Wii.
Posted by TWrite

Bioware and Bethesda RPGs? So many choices yet what game to choose.

Posted by WiqidBritt
@mrfluke:
I say we wait and see how much of that actually makes it out next year
Posted by Fruitcocoa
@aurahack said:
" As a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I am way excited for a new SSX game. Like, waaaaay excited.  That said, as a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I want to kill whoever is in charge of that game's artistic direction. Like, in the face. With a snowboard. And a copy of every SSX game that had better art direction than that abortion of a trailer.  "
Kind of felt the same way, unfortunately! :( 
Posted by ZmillA

New elder scrolls *bows* to Tod GODward

Posted by Biddy
@mrfluke: Sly 4 is not confirmed for next year.
Posted by Czarpyotr

I really hope that SSX is like tricky.  If it tries to be serious or realistic in any way I will be crushed.  Favorite series as a kid.  Mass Effect 3 looks amazing, and I can't wait to play it.

Posted by Zidane_24

Moar liek Fourza, mirite?  
 
Bad jokes aside, next year's gonna be even more nuts than years past for games. It's a great time to be part of it all. 

Posted by ma_rc_01

tonne means a metric ton Bradley, geez

Posted by Seraphim84

Hugo Strange in Arkham City just as we're finding out he's likely the bad guy in the movie? HNNNNNG!
 
I'm pretty satisfied with all this.  I'll be truly happy if Prototype 2 uses Brad's suggestion and lets you use 2 or more upgrades at the same time.

Posted by nick_verissimo

Man, I definitely haven't been this excited in a long time for any particular year to start already.  2011 going to be an absolutely amazing year.

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Posted by Meltbrain
@CarlSmith said:
" @aurahack said:
" As a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I am way excited for a new SSX game. Like, waaaaay excited.  That said, as a rabid fan of SSX, SSX Tricky and SSX 3 (and Blur, in some fashion), I want to kill whoever is in charge of that game's artistic direction. Like, in the face. With a snowboard. And a copy of every SSX game that had better art direction than that abortion of a trailer.  "
Kind of felt the same way, unfortunately! :(  "
Yeah. I got that horrible feeling that they're taking it in some super serious direction.
Posted by Master_Prophet

I'd argue that no one really cares about Prototype 2.

Posted by Cold_Wolven

2011 will be an awesome year for games, can't wait for Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 looks good.

Posted by Master_Prophet

I also highly doubt that Mass Effect 3 is going to ship in 2011.  I look for that in January 2012.  However, damn did that game look good.  However the biggest announcement for me was "Elder Scrolls V".  God, I have been waiting for almost five years for this game.

Posted by BeachThunder

I'm looking forward to Insane, but I'll probably forget :(

Posted by Caduceus77

I don't think I have ever seen so many games in one year that I immediately knew I was going to purchase.  ME3, Elder Scrolls 5, Forza 4, Uncharted 3, and Batman Arkham City.  Holy crap.  Hopefully a couple of these get pushed back or I may not leave my couch for the month of November.

Posted by General_D23
@mrfluke: Jesus Christ, when you list it all out like that...Fuck.
Posted by Yummylee

Mass Effect 3 in 2011... oh please let it stay that way!

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