The Spike Video Game Awards were already a prominent moment in the gaming community that gamers and developers look forward to every year, but this year Viacom is creating a more exciting, and more in-depth entertainment event for viewers across the world and we have a ton of free swag to help get you into the award-winning spirit.
This year marks the first ‘VGX’ event, a new name for a brand new program. There will still be awards handed out, and of course the year’s best games and leading industry veterans will be in attendance, but you can expect a lot more. This year VGX will be live-streamed across all screens and gaming devices worldwide, including on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Twitch, Hulu, Yahoo, And Viacom Properties Spike.com, ComedyCentral.com, MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com and GameTrailers.com. We will also be providing the stream as well on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT, it will also be available on VGXLIVE.com.
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Almost 50 video game franchises from more than 20 publishers were nominated this year. At the head of the franchise pack is “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games), which nabbed nine nominations including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Soundtrack. “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games) scored eight nominations, while “The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment) pulled in seven nods. All titles join “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix) and “Super Mario 3D World” (Nintendo) to round out the nominee list for Game of the Year.
With a total of 11 nominations for four different games, Sony Computer Entertainment is up for more awards than any publisher with the “The Last of Us” bringing in seven nominations of its own including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game, Best PlayStation Game and four other categories. Next up are Nintendo and 2K Games, tied for a total of 10 nominations each. Nintendo’s “Super Mario 3D World” (Game of the Year; Best Nintendo Game) and “Animal Crossing: New Leaf” (Best Handheld Game; Best Casual Game) titles both scored multiple nominations. 2K Games nominated titles include “BioShock Infinite” (Game of the Year; Best Shooter; and six other nominations) and NBA 2K14 (Best Sports Game.) Studio of the Year nominees include Rockstar North (“Grand Theft Auto V”), The Fullbright Company (“Gone Home”), Irrational Games (“BioShock Infinite”), and Naughty Dog (“The Last of Us.”)
[ad type=”300×250″ src=”https://theslanted.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/VGX-Brand-Insert-Block.jpg” link=”http://www.spike.com/vgx” align=”alignright” adsense=””]While its roots lie in the Video Game Awards, VGX will abandon the traditional Hollywood style award show to feature more world premiere game trailers than ever before, plus extended deep dives into the next generation of games, new looks at gaming culture, one-on-one interviews with the industry’s most visionary creatives and expert panels digging into what’s coming to consoles in 2014 and beyond. The new format features more games, less fame, in an intimate studio setting. We will have all of your headlines, trailers and details the moment they are announced.
With all of this new formatting, we wanted to help celebrate the event. This year we worked with SPIKE, Brady Games, Sony Computer Entertainment, Titan Publishing and other industry giants to giveaway prizes everyday until the show is presented live December 7th on SPIKE TV.
We will have copies of this year’s Nominated title for BEST RPG ‘Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’ to giveaway every single day leading up to the event. We will also be giving away Limited Edition Strategy Guides for other nominated titles like (Battlefield 4, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Batman Arkham Origins, Skylanders SWAP Force and Diablo III). You can also add to that list, limited edition books from series like GRIMM, Once Upon A Time and other popular shows as a thank you to our awesome readers for our first year in publication.
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Our giveaway is open to anyone in the United States, there are no forms to fill out, no email addresses to give out, or websites to join to enter and win. Anyone who shares/likes/comments on the Facebook Post above is entered, you can enter twice by ReTweeting below to double your chances for winning.
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We are giving away prizes everyday, so make sure you are following us on Twitter @theslantednews or like us on FB Facebook.com/theslanted so we can notify you if you are chosen. Names stay in the pool until we pick the last names on December 7, 2013 at 6pm ET at the start of the show. You can even enter everyday and add your name again for more chances to win (It’s Hunger Games style but without rations or battling to survive).
Most importantly, we want you to vote! So make sure you head to VGX.com and cast your votes for each category so the best games win. We can’t wait to see the show, and watch those new trailers (but more on that later).