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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 DMaggot

2011 is definitely looking like a great year. Especially holiday with Elder Scrolls V, Mass Effect 3, and Gears of War 3. Plus I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting. Sure, those are all sequels, but they're also sequels I really really want to play. Especially Elder Scrolls.

Posted by Maccoy

nooo what have they done...SSX....gritty? 
 what the fffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Posted by JayCee

Hot damn, that Batman game looks incredible.

Posted by Roger778

I didn't watch the VGA's last night, because I was at my parent's house having dinner with them.  That said, I can't wait to play  Dragon Age II, and Mass Effect 3: Two brand new Role-playing games from my favorite developer, Bioware. 
 
I got bored with Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, when I played it, so I'm not sure if I'm excited about Skyrim right now.  Fallout 3, was a great game, though, and it was made by Bethesda.  
 
Batman: Arkham City, is one game I have to play, because Arkham Asylum is one of the best games I've ever played for X-Box 360. 
 
Right now, Batman Arkham City, Mass Effect 3, and Dragon Age 2, are the games I'm super excited about, for next year.  I really do want to play the Uncharted games, but I'm going to have to buy a Playstation 3 for those games, and I'm on a tight money budget now.  So, that won't happen until next year, probably.   
 
Man, it's going to be a great year for gaming next year!
Posted by Terjay
@DarkGamerOO7 said:
" Why does the SSX game have the same art style as Call of Duty? "
Because it is about surviving on mean mountains... Really.
Posted by ninjadude853

MASS EFFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I CAN'T FREAKING WAIT.
 
Oh, and Prototype 2 and Arkham city look good

Posted by skunkdragon

WoW The Batman 
Posted by afrofools

WOOHOO! 
 
This is the good stuff.

Posted by HolyCrapItsAdam

welp...there goes about $600 of my money next year 

Posted by spazmaster666

Really looking forward to Skyrim since it will be on a brand new engine . . . RIP Gamebryo . . .

Posted by EvilSpants

I am not sure how I feel about the VGAs...some of them feel like somebody spilled money to certain companies.

Posted by ezdude

I hope protype 2 will be what Assasi's Creed 2 was to that franchise.

Posted by Dizzyhippos

Its great that there is a Video game award show on tv, but man it needs to not be on spike tv anymore.

Posted by Elerigo
@Samthorian said:
" SSX, Elder Scrolls, and Mass Effect...WHY MUST GREAT GAMES COME OUT EVERY YEAR!!!!! "
Posted by Puck

How many other people were born on January 1st of whatever year the year selector stops at, before 1990?

Posted by bearshamanbro

Exciting. This will be the year I finally jump over to PC gaming. Elder Scrolls V is awesome but I doubt the current consoles will be able to handle it well. Uncharted 3 will be great and Resistance 3 actually looked pretty good too.

Posted by jws

please.  Please.  PLEASE!!!  use the Rage engine for Elder Scrolls 5 and not the same buggy shit as your last 3 RPGs Bethesda.

Posted by BigBoss1911

2011 is going to be an absolutely ridiculous gaming year, to say the least.

Posted by Jaxley

I'm ashamed to say that when I think of the word Skyrim it's not always clean. >_> And I'm meant to be an Elder Scrolls fan!

Edited by Spiritof

Cold reaction(s):
 
SSX: Love this series, but this doesn't look like the bright/shiny/fun world that I want it to be. Wait-and-see.
 
Skyrim: *boner*
 
Mass Effect 3: Could have simply said, "Yes, this game is being made", and I would have gotten a *boner*
 
Uncharted 3: See above *boner*, add sand
 
Forza 4: The saltpeter for my *boner*
 
Prototype 2: The only thing exciting about this game is that it actually got a green light
 
Insane: In the membrane?
 
Resistance 3: .........zzzzzz......zzz*snort* Wha'? What?! Did I miss something?
 
Arkham City: Hello, Batman. Perhaps you've seen my *boner*?

Posted by TermlessHalo

This years VGA's sucks.

Posted by 8
@SpiritOf: this amuses me. 
 
but not in like a sexy way.
Posted by HerbieBug

Shepard. 
 
Also Batman. 

Posted by CharAznable

I am beyond pumped for Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. It's gonna be a long wait.

Posted by BitterAlmond

Over the course of today, I have watched the TES5: Skyrim trailer more than ten times. I come close to tears every time when the choir comes in around a minute in.

Posted by MadExponent

Needs more GTA 5.
Posted by onimonkii

i want all this games

Posted by TwoOneFive

whatsup with gametrailers? do they own the rights to these videos or something since hey have a contract with spike?

Edited by TwoOneFive
@ezdude said:
" I hope protype 2 will be what Assasi's Creed 2 was to that franchise. "
 A2 was only a little less repetitive though. Brotherhood is way better.  And seriously the first Prototype wasn't nearly as good as the first Assassins Creed
 
 
anyways. 
how much you wanna bet the next COD game comes out 11-11-11 too? 
 
this is getting ridiculous. 
Edited by JPJordan

ELDER SCROLLS!!!!!!!!!!!!  i just came. 
 
edit: having now watched all the videos, that prototype video was soooo good.

Edited by darkjester74

I would discuss if weren't for all the damn spammers.  Why cant I flag more than 1 post a day now?  I am trying to help you guys out and filter out the crap from my screen...
 
Also Elder Scrolls wins for the best release date...  :)
 
That Batman trailer was amazing!  And Hugo Strange as the villain?  Awesome!

Posted by thepigmarcher

2011 is shaping up to be a fantastic year. 
 
ME3, ES5 and Arkham City should be amazing, as well as having Deus Ex, DA2 and others to look forward to.

Edited by lockwoodx

This was taken from Popcap's Jeff Green ranting about the SpikeTV VGA awards. 


 So the embarrassment and disgrace is not with the actual awards. It is with the show. If you've never heard of this event, it takes place on Spike TV. And if you've never heard of Spike TV, it is a television station whose website ("the premier online destination for men!"), at this very moment, has an article on its home page entitled "Denise Richards Discusses Her Boobs With Alex." So that pretty much gives you all the information you need. It's a TV station for guys, and for "guys" they pretty much mean the kind of neanderthal-like fratboy dudebro douchebag lunkhead who thinks a good use of his limited time here on Earth would be to click on an article in which Denise Richards discusses her boobs.

So, really, when you think about it, what else was there to expect? If you're on a TV station dedicated to pandering to every dumb guy's basest, most lowbrow taste, why would your awards show be any different! It's not like Spike TV is going to start showing reruns of "Upstairs, Downstairs" any time soon. One caters to one's own audience.     

  Honestly I'm starting to feel the same way about GiantBomb as it's turning into "that gaming site for guys" and they already primarily cater to console tards (target audience) so they should just let GiantBomb host the awards show instead of SpikeTV.  
Posted by StevieWunderboy

I just finished Mass Effect 2. Definitely my game of the year. I can't wait for the third. 

Posted by LordAndrew
@TwoOneFive said:
" whatsup with gametrailers? do they own the rights to these videos or something since hey have a contract with spike? "
GameTrailers and Spike are owned by the same company. There's even a GameTrailers-branded show on Spike.
Posted by Redbullet685

Uncharted 3 will be godly.

Posted by TwoOneFive
@LordAndrew said:
" @TwoOneFive said:
" whatsup with gametrailers? do they own the rights to these videos or something since hey have a contract with spike? "
GameTrailers and Spike are owned by the same company. There's even a GameTrailers-branded show on Spike. "
no shit, why do you think i just said they have a contract with spike. 
Posted by LordAndrew
@TwoOneFive: Don't get so mad, dude. How am I supposed to know what you already know if you don't say? I don't know the exact details of the GT-Spike relationship, but I thought the information I was giving would at least help.
Posted by xen0

Ok.. I can't bother with all the comments, so if anyone said so already, my bad. 
 
..but, am I seriously the only one here who sees SSX:DD being a joke?  Maybe it's because I abhor CoD and the like, but as over-the-top it looked coupled with the sprinkled tinges of previous game elements from the franchise, I wouldn't be surprised if this game ended up being the funniest and most ridiculous super-parody of 2011.  Unless I'm wrong about the devs' intentions, I surriously can't wait to be chased down an exploding mountain whilst dodging walls of bullets and mutant wolves (why not? lol) and frostbite.  Anyone seen "Frozen"? XD 
 
Bring on the absurd!

Posted by fox01313

If it was Amped4 Deadly Descents with the same amount of crazy as what was in Amped3 I'd be all for it. SSX doing another game will just be rather average in interest, compared to other sports games it seems that the snowboarding games are the ones that don't really age much at all & seem rather good if they came out on the current gen of consoles.

Posted by m2cks
@CharAznable said:
"It's gonna be a long wait."
I hear that, bro. :(