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What I thought about the VGAs 2012

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A picture of Johnny Drama’s gotta be worth at least a billion words, but I shall try to elaborate nonetheless. Here’s what I thought about:

The Walking Dead winning Game of the Year

See above picture. Seriously, if XCOM wasn’t it, this is the only GOTY winner I’d have been happy with. It’s a testament to the sheer quality and emotional impact that Telltale managed to pack into their stellar game. To put this victory into perspective, here’s a list of the publishers of the last 3 winners – Bethesda Softworks (subsidiary of ZeniMax Media), Rockstar Games and Sony Computer Entertainment, I think it’s safe to say that those are some pretty big fish.  Telltale made and published The Walking Dead, all off their own bat; and now, their name’s up on that list, deservedly so. For this achievement, they also won Studio of the Year, and I don’t think anybody would begrudge them that.

XCOM Enemy Unknown winning Best PC Game

XCOM was my personal pick for Best PC Game and Game of the Year, so I’m pretty happy that it picked this one up. I’m glad it’s gotten the recognition it deserves, even if it hasn’t quite managed the appropriate sales yet. Still, Take-Two’s happy, calling it a ‘commercial success’; and, if that means a sequel, so am I.

More after the break.

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Borderlands 2’s Handsome Jack is just asking for it

Quite literally, as you’ll see in the above trailer. Handsome Jack isn’t too worried about the motley quartet coming his way. Feel free to change his mind this September. With extreme prejudice.

(Seriously, dude calls himself Handsome Jack? If you didn’t have a reason before, you do now.)

Borderlands 2 continues the fine musical tradition of its predecessor

Borderlands built quite a reputation for itself ahead of its launch through the release of some rather cool trailers. Apart from showcasing the game’s quirky awesomeness, these trailers also tended to feature good, catchy music. I’m happy to report that Borderlands 2 looks set to carry on in that vein, bringing a touch of musical…grace to Pandora’s hostile lands.

If you’re feeling too depressed to brave the even-more-hazardous wasteland that is YouTube’s comments section, click on past the break for 2 of my favourite Borderlands trailers (and, by extension, two of my favourite trailers.)

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