Join us for Spike TV's annual game awards, now called VGX, for a very Nintendo-centric take on proceedings. Reggie Fils-Aime will be introducing a Wii U premiere, and Nintendo may even win an award or two.
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Well, the VGX awards were a tad perplexing due to the lack of awards. Still, Cranky Kong.
So, um, we'll try and find out when the winners get announced. The Awards Show was the wrong place to look. Silly us.
The show ends with the majority of awards unannounced. Brilliant.
More Titanfall, we do wonder where the awards are though...
And the GTA V music goes on and on and on and on and on and on
Do you all have your hands up? Well? DO YOU?
It's live GTA V music, time to top up on snacks.
Titanfall was a big deal at the Eurogamer Expo, loads of hype. Not my thing, but I'm weird like that.
And the winner is... Naughty Dog
Studio of the Year award now.
The Witcher 3 is getting a lot of buzz, so this will be a biggie for Sony/MS gamers.
Winner is............................................Bioshock Infinite
Award for best Shooter is up, erm...
It looks like it's time for the GTA V performance soon, great time to top up snacks?
There is clearly no script for this show.
Oh no, it's more YouTube stuff.
Zombies clearly make big bucks.
Just four people making that game, gosh.
It's all about exploration, as the trailer made VERY clear; included underwater, walking on a planet, flying into space etc.
No Man's Sky from Hello Games looks pretty cool.
Game of Thrones by Telltale Games confirmed, though the cat was already out of the bag.
Game of Thrones by Telltale Games, rumoured for a few days.
BIG GAME ANNOUNCEMENT...
And the winner is... Gone Home
Best Independent Game, always an interesting one.
Though the lighting wasn't "next-gen", admittedly.
I'm pretty sure day/night cycles have been a thing for a long time. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest springs to mind...
It's The Division, first shown by Ubisoft at E3 2013. Confirmed for PS4 and Xbox One so far.
So Broken Age looks rather nice, Elijah Wood to star.
Tom Schafer is in the house. Grim Fandango was indeed awesome.
"When you look at me you see muscle, that's what being champion is all about". No it isn't Lemay, don't be silly!
Vincent Lemay, not necessarily a stereotypical Donkey Kong competitor.
Intriguing, here's a 5 minutes film on competitive Donkey Kong arcade tournaments.
Destiny - though anticipate, this one is taking a long time to make it to market.
Man, Mega64 are LOUD
GTA V wins Game of the Year, not surprising.
Game of the Year time, people!
Our news article on Reggie's appearance goes up in a few minutes, too.
It's South Park time...
And the winner is NBA2K14.
Best Sports Game is up.
Plenty of awards to come, some disappointment out on the web, we suspect. But DK is highly likely to be a terrific game.
That is that from Reggie Fils-Aime, Tropical Freeze reveals of Cranky and release date.
Reggie says 3D World is doing "quite well" in this market. "It's not surprised us".
Reggie says keep voting in the Smash Bros. petition. Amusing stuff!
Various control options, GamePad, Pro Controller supported.
Keighley pushes Reggie for more, he straight bats him.
Tropical Freeze Hits the Americas on 21st February
Cranky can to a "Cane bounce" across spike pits.
Reggie Fils-Aime confirms Cranky Kong for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
And the winner is... Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag. Really?
Best Action Adventure Game award time.
Tomb Raider new version for Xbox One and PS4 was leaked earlier, so this is that.
Telltale Games working on Tales From The Borderlands, due 2014.
Tales From the Borderlands, intriguing.
Some risky jokes here. Won't somebody think of the children?
13 World Premiere videos, oh my.
We start with rubbish jokes, oh yes, here we go. Next-gen bingo, though also a fun mocking of Scientology. I give the intro 7/10.
And VGX is off and away. Awards and announcements, lovely stuff.
Offices are boring everywhere, as Eidos is demonstrating with the backdrop of this interview. Just desks and monitors and mediocre coffee.
Full disclosure, I've never played a Thief game. So, um...
Reggie gets a pitch, huzzah!
FYI all, I will make comments on non-Nintendo stuff too, otherwise there'd be some long silences! Some have multiple consoles, after all...
The Pre-Play Show is off and away, VGX starts proper in 15 minutes.
I heard this will be three hours without commercials, or 3 hours 15 minutes with the pre-show. This is a serious test of the bladder, I'd say.
15 minutes until the Pre-Play Show, when three hours isn't quite enough.
Best Casual Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf; Disney Infinity; Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time; Skylanders SWAP Force
Best Handheld Game: Animal Crossing: New Leaf; Pokemon X/Y; The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds; Tearaway
Best Nintendo Game: Pikmin 3; Rayman Legends; Super Mario 3D World; The Wonderful 101
Best RPG: Fire Emblem: Awakening; Pokemon X/Y; Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn; Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World; BioShock Infinite; Grand Theft Auto V; The Last of Us; Tomb Raider
Let's run through nominations, shall we?
There are potential Nintendo winners in five categories. This is an awards show after all.
OK, so with an hour to go, what are our predictions for the Reggie reveal? MK8, Smash, DK or (whisper it) first new Zelda trailer?
One hour until the VGX awards start. It'll have Reggie and prizes, so we all win.
I have the honour of live texting tonight. It'll be starting proper at 11pm my time, so think of me as the show reaches its end, those of you in North America. IT'LL BE 2AM FOR ME.
It's one hour until the "pre-show" and 75 minutes to the real thing. And it's certainly worth Nintendo fans watching -- Reggie's in town.