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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 pantzing_nome

Those games look sick but i thought Saints Row 3 was going to make an appearance at the show.

Posted by chmod

There's going to be a Mass Effect 3? Who saw that one coming?

Posted by General_D23
@pantzing_nome said:
" Those games look sick but i thought Saints Row 3 was going to make an appearance at the show. "
The Volition thing for the show was the del Toro game. I do remember an official Saints 3 announcement being teased for either December or early next year, though.
Posted by Undeadpool

I think if you had me on one of those heart monitors at this point, I'd be putting Norm's BPM to shame.

Posted by X19

UC3 *drool*

Posted by csl316

Joystiq has a pretty hilarious live blog up. You'd do well to check it out!

Posted by BlazeHedgehog

The VGAs should have a category for "games nobody wanted". SSX Deadly Descents would have been a shoe-in. 
 
NOT LIKE THIS

Posted by Spike94

Drake's same animation for walking-down-declines confirmed! 
But man. Extremely excited for U3, TES V, and Arkham City! Or B: AC. And Resistance 3 seems like it could be pretty decent. I'm definitely intrigued. Games!
Posted by Sticky_Pennies

2011 is going to be fucking incredible.

Posted by halim51

Elder scrolls is one of my favorite franchises! I'm so excited to see that a new one is on its way.

Posted by Impossibilium

RPG Overload!
 
With Witcher 2, Dragon Age 2, Skyrim and ME3 that's almost enough game to keep me occupied the entire year from start to finish!

Posted by AttackedCamo

I'm gonna go broke from buying all these games in 2011...
Posted by TheYear20XX

So is Hot Pursuit a fake racing game or something?
 
(please everyone do not take this comment too seriously)

Posted by Slow_pC

Great announcements. Forza ... Resistance ... and so many more are getting me ready for 2011. 

Posted by Winternet

I hope that ME3 goes beyond saving the Earth, because, what I want is to save the Universe (or let it disintegrate) and explore new worlds and galaxies and voids and nebulas and alien females. Who cares about the Earth? The hot stuff is happening elsewhere. And apart from Miranda and Keith David, every other human sucks.

Posted by El_Derrico

I am REALLY starting to hate Game Trailers. A commercial before EVERY trailer? I have to watch a commercial before I watch another commercial? OK, I understand once, but before EVERY trailer? C'mon!

Edited by audiosnag
@mrfluke said:

" 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 "

I didn't realize just how effed my wallet is next year until this. Jesus.
 
The trailers for Batman and Mass Effect blew the front of my pants CLEAN OFF. Seriously.
And even though I don't even own a PS3, the Uncharted trailer was effing rad.
I need a PSTriple.
 
EDIT: And Elder Scrolls. How did i forget that.
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Posted by bluephoenixmedia
Posted by jakob187

I want to know what the hell is up with SSX Deadly Descents.  That trailer does not have me excited in any way.  Are they...are they putting a STORY in SSX?  FUCK...THAT!  I want Uber Tricks, crazy combos, big scores, and balls-to-the-wall crazy tracks and half pipes!

Posted by nywt

Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3, and Elder Scrolls 5 are going to be my games of the year 2011 without a doubt.

Posted by Kraznor

That was Max Von Sydow in the ESV trailer, right? I'm down with that. Arkham City and Mass Effect 3 look hot. Oh, and Uncharted. Basically, yeah, everything looks good (though I don't care about Prototype 2 at all).

Edited by bybeach
@mrfluke said:

"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 "


I counted 10 games I wanted right of the bat. That's insane. 
 
Killzone 3 makes 11.
Posted by MegaGoat
@El_Derrico said:
" I am REALLY starting to hate Game Trailers. A commercial before EVERY trailer? I have to watch a commercial before I watch another commercial? OK, I understand once, but before EVERY trailer? C'mon! "
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Posted by le_zane

no sly 4 trailer. :(

Posted by MichaelBach
@AttackedCamo said:
" I'm gonna go broke from buying all these games in 2011... "
Yeah, me too. Not sure if it is :(  or   :)
Posted by OsvaldoMoreno

OMG BATMANBATMANBATMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Posted by Wacomole

I wonder if, over the course of the next year, they'll subtly change the features of Nathan Drake in these trailers so that he eventually looks just like Mark Wahlberg?

Posted by RobotHamster

Is it possible that 2011 will be the greatest year of all time?

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Posted by SkinnyBlue

I'm not going to be left with much money after the end of 2011.

Posted by DefaultProphet

Duders Top Gear logo at the end of the Forza 4 trailer, the track included this time around?  HELL YEAH!

Posted by Rockdalf

Hah, people getting excited about a 2011 release of Elderscrolls.  Everyone should know that they chose a cool date like 11/11/11 because Bethesda will actually come out with the game whenever they damn please (which will probably be some time in march of 2012?) 
 
The rest looks pretty damn good as well.

Posted by mosdl
@Abyssfull said:
" @MoleyUK said:
" I wonder if, over the course of the next year, they'll subtly change the features of Nathan Drake in these trailers so that he eventually looks just like Mark Wahlberg? "
Judging from the boxart I'd say it's already begun! "
I think it may be them trying to age him a bit, but to me his head seems to be larger.
Posted by tourgen

Man with work and everything else I only have time for maybe 2 real RPGs a year and some arcade action games.
 
We should start a list now and see how many of these 2011 games get pushed back.

Posted by El_Derrico
@MegaGoat: Hmmm. I'll look into it. Thanks for the tip.
Posted by DrX25
@jakob187 said:

" I want to know what the hell is up with SSX Deadly Descents.  That trailer does not have me excited in any way.  Are they...are they putting a STORY in SSX?  FUCK...THAT!  I want Uber Tricks, crazy combos, big scores, and balls-to-the-wall crazy tracks and half pipes! "

It's actually the spiritual successor to Dark Summit. (Oh God I hope not)
Posted by MostlyBearded
@jakob187 said:
" I want to know what the hell is up with SSX Deadly Descents.  That trailer does not have me excited in any way.  Are they...are they putting a STORY in SSX?  FUCK...THAT!  I want Uber Tricks, crazy combos, big scores, and balls-to-the-wall crazy tracks and half pipes! "
I know! Why are they adding pseudo-realism to the series?! I want my rock 'n roll unicorns back...
Posted by Sil3n7

UNCHARTED 3 AKA GOTY 2011

Posted by Afroman269
@AnimZero said:
" 2011 is going to be fucking incredible. "
fucking this! Can't stop getting massive hard ons from most of these trailers!!!
Posted by MegaGoat

The VGAs were shit
I get that people will jizz over some of the reveals, but it was a bad show
 
That faggot Shane Satterfield also wanked on that there were going to be no celebrities at the show
There were multiple fuckface 87th tier celebrities doing their auto-cue reading worst, but even they weren't as bad as the writing

Posted by Toxin066

...ok. I'm impressed. Bravo, VGAs. Bravo. I think those announcements meant more to me than any at E3 this year.

Posted by Grilledcheez

Elder Scrolls and Forza...color me really fucking excited

Posted by TheChaos
TES 5: Skyrim ? 
I FUCKING CALLED IT
 
2 YEARS AGO 
 
Time to shove it in my friend's faces.
Posted by George_Hukas

You knew most of this was coming..

Edited by Capt_Ventris
@nywt said:

" Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3, and Elder Scrolls 5 are going to be my games of the year 2011 without a doubt. "

If they don't get delayed it will be one hell of an November!
Posted by bjorno

fuck yes skyrim aaaa cant wait im going to explodeeeee

Posted by Zor

Great trailers, but am pretty sure that only 1 of those games will actually come out next year, the rest will get pushed back to 2012 or later.

Posted by Brad
@Barrock said:
" Brad can you do us all a favor and discuss some of the horrible things that occurred on tonights show? "
Nope, I was too busy watching Moon and playing StarCraft to catch their show. The wonders of the Internet!
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Posted by BadNews

 I'm buying SSX, Prototype, Mass Effect 3, Elder Scrolls, Batman... Think thats it...

Posted by Vodun
@Kraznor said:
" That was Max Von Sydow in the ESV trailer, right? I'm down with that. Arkham City and Mass Effect 3 look hot. Oh, and Uncharted. Basically, yeah, everything looks good (though I don't care about Prototype 2 at all). "
Hell yeah that was Max von Sydow!