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'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim' wins game of the year at VGA

MUMBAI: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim won the award for game of the year while the award for studio of the year went to Bethesda Game Studios at US broadcaster Spike TV‘s ninth annual Video Game Awards (VGA).


Internationally, the VGAs were seen in over 100 countries and territories around the world. A host of members of the gaming industry, as well as stars from the worlds of sports, television, music and movies gathered for the event. ‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim‘ also won Best RPG, and garnered Studio of the Year honors for Bethesda Game Studios.


Other multiple award winners included ‘Portal 2‘ which won in five prominent categories, including Best PC Game and Best Multiplayer, and ‘Batman: Arkham City‘, which won four Vector Monkeys, including awards for Character of the Year for the Joker, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best Action Adventure Game.


‘The Legend of Zelda‘ creator Shigeru Miyamoto made an appearance to accept the first ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award on the groundbreaking franchise‘s behalf. "We always push ourselves," said Miyamoto, "and we‘re grateful you notice."


Additional honors included the second ever Gamer God Award, which was bestowed upon Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the ‘"World of Warcraft‘, ‘Starcraft‘ and ‘Diablo‘ series. Original founders Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham and Frank Pearce were all on hand to accept the prestigious award.


The VGAs debuted never-before-seen world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012 and beyond, including Naughty Dog‘s ‘The Last of Us‘, the surprise reveals of ‘Command and Conquer: Generals 2‘, ‘Alan Wake American Nightmare‘, ‘Epic Games‘ ‘Fortnite‘, ‘Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance‘, ‘Tom Clancy‘s Rainbow 6 Patriots‘, ‘Transformers: Fall of Cybertron‘, ‘BioShock Infinite‘ and the winner for Most Anticipated Game ‘Mass Effect 3‘.


This year‘s show included presenters and appearances by the likes of Charlie Sheen, Brooklyn Decker, Seth Green, Jason Biggs, Tony Hawk, will.i.am, Hulk Hogan and Stacy Keibler. The show also featured a performance by rock duo The Black Keys, and dance music innovator deadmau5, who helped transform the show with his visual representation of sound into a real life video game experience. Additionally, NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice was on hand to announce the results of the vote for Digital Cover Athlete of the forthcoming "NFL Blitz" from EA Sports, with Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens selected by fans who cast their ballot at vga.spike.com during the show.

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