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Skyrim, Portal 2 Big Winners at the 2011 VGAs

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Skyrim has scooped the top prize at Spike TV's 9th annual Video Game Awards.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim enjoyed an explosive launch when it debuted last month, so it's hardly surprising to learn that the popular game has won Game of the Year at the VGAs. The title beat out Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to win the prize at Spike TV's VGAs in Los Angeles this past weekend, but it wasn't the only win for the game or studio Bethesda. Skyrim also bagged best RPG, while Bethesda rounded out its hat-trick with an award for best studio.

All was not lost for the other Game of the Year nominees, though as Batman: Arkham City did manage to snag an award for Best Xbox 360 Game, while Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception was awarded the title of Best PS3 Game, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword won Best Wii Game and Portal 2 won Best PC Game. Drake's Deception also won Best Graphics and Best Shooter was given to COD: Modern Warfare 3. Minecraft was also on the winners bill, winning Best Independent Game.

Valve's Portal 2 cleaned up, winning a total of five awards, including Best PC Game, Best Best DLC, Best Multiplayer, Best Performance by a Human Male (Stephen Merchant as Wheatley), and Best Performance by a Human Female (Ellen McLain as GLaDOS).

Batman: Arkham City scooped four awards in total, winning Character of the Year for the Joker, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Adapted Video Game.

Check out the full list of VGA winners below:

Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Studio of the Year: Bethesda Game Studios (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

Character of the Year: The Joker (Batman: Arkham City)

Gamer God: Blizzard Entertainment

Best Xbox 360 Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best PlayStation 3 Game: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Wii Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best PC Game: Portal 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Mario 3D Land

Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Best Action Adventure Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best multiplayer: Portal 2

Best Individual Sports Game: Fight Night Champion

Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K12

Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 4

Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat

Best Motion Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Independent Game: Minecraft

Best Adapted Video Game: Batman: Arkham City

Best Song in a Game: "Build that Wall (Zia’s Theme)" by Darren Korb (Bastion)

Best Original Score: Bastion

Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Performance by a Human Male: Stephen Merchant as Wheatley (Portal 2)

Best Performance by a Human Female: Ellen McLain as GLaDOS (Portal 2)

Best Downloadable Game: Bastion

Best DLC: Portal 2: Peer Review

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    striker410 , December 12, 2011 2:18 PM
    Modern Warfare 3 won best shooter? The fanboy cycle continues.
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    rohitbaran , December 12, 2011 2:27 PM
    Best graphics: Unchartered 3? Seriously? They didn't even take a look at Crysis 2 DX11 or BF3?
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    ananthu123 , December 12, 2011 2:38 PM
    they gave best graphics to uncharted? what about Battlefiedd 3?
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    cappster , December 12, 2011 2:10 PM
    Best zombie killing game: Dead Island
  • 32 Hide
    striker410 , December 12, 2011 2:18 PM
    Modern Warfare 3 won best shooter? The fanboy cycle continues.
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    Goldengoose , December 12, 2011 2:18 PM
    Quote:
    Gamer God: Blizzard Entertainment


    I disagree - their customer support is terrible, their consumer interaction is terrible and their taking their sweet time about releasing diablo 3 (last one is more of a personal annoyance).
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    CaedenV , December 12, 2011 2:19 PM
    Woot for MINECRAFT!

    Can't wait to play Skyrim GOTY edition ;) 
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    Anonymous , December 12, 2011 2:20 PM
    did MW3 also pay to be best shooter of the year?
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    rohitbaran , December 12, 2011 2:27 PM
    Best graphics: Unchartered 3? Seriously? They didn't even take a look at Crysis 2 DX11 or BF3?
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    guru_urug , December 12, 2011 2:28 PM
    What no BF3?? The game that shot up PC n hardware sales...and revived the PC gaming market single-handed. *sigh*
    They could have just given the award to mw2....mw3 is the same anyway..more like 2010 awards..same old same old. Even the error msgs/exceptions it throws mention MW2 in it.

    They gave this award solely on sales I guess.
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    zachusaman , December 12, 2011 2:28 PM
    what a joke seriously....
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    salgado18 , December 12, 2011 2:33 PM
    That awkward moment when the game with the least awards and most bugs is the Game Of The Year.

    Congratulations Bethesda, you know how to make good games. (no sarcasm)
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    ananthu123 , December 12, 2011 2:38 PM
    they gave best graphics to uncharted? what about Battlefiedd 3?
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    digitalzom-b , December 12, 2011 2:49 PM
    MW3... best shooter...

    The bar is officially lower than I thought it could ever be. To win best shooter you need; no innovation, recycled content, churned out titles, and a brain dead fanbase.

    However, I am relieved that Skyrim won GOTY. It really is an amazing games. I'm close to 100 hours into the game, not anywhere near being done (although I have completed the main questline -- I still have 9483 quests and areas I have never seen) and am not the slightest bit bored of the game. Hell, I already have two other characters I want to level that will play the game in a totally different style.

    I also find it funny that BF3 won a crapton of awards during prelaunch/tech events, but didn't win a damn thing after it was released! I love Battlefield, but EA/DICE really messed up trying to kill MW3.
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    rawful , December 12, 2011 2:56 PM
    These awards are nothing surprising. Every year the gamer community balks at what the mainstream corporate media picks for it's awards.
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    blubbey , December 12, 2011 3:11 PM
    Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Ahahahahha. Most of the list is pretty good but these..... Oh man.
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    NuclearShadow , December 12, 2011 3:12 PM
    Ignoring the best of the consoles, I think the majority of PC gamers would likely disagree with every major category except perhaps game of the year and best RPG, Skyrim would have a realistic chance of winning both of those. This was clearly a result of a majority voting by console gamers. I'm not saying anything derogatory just pointing out that tastes seem to be very different. Something tells me oddly enough that console gamers heavily voted on best PC game too, as great as Portal 2 was... I don't think that would be the winner, I could be wrong.

    Anyway, I would like to know what the award for "Gamer God" is? It seems like a rather pointless award that is there just to promote them. If this is a award for past works, then I would assume this means they are claiming that Blizzard is the absolute best? Agree with that or not it hardly makes since to have a annual award show that focuses on things not released that year.
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    Achoo22 , December 12, 2011 3:14 PM
    No love for Saints Row the Third. Great game.
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    theuniquegamer , December 12, 2011 3:30 PM
    This means the BF 3 or MW3 or Crysis 2 doesn't have good graphics only uncharted 3 has the trophy for best graphics ? WTF they should give this award to atleast a pc game for far superior graphics than the old consoles.
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    dalethepcman , December 12, 2011 3:38 PM
    Gamer God award : Blizzard (before Activision) would have been more appropriate.
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    Steveymoo , December 12, 2011 3:47 PM
    MW3 got best FPS? Have they even tried playing other fps games? Or could they not move for the wads of cash and gifts that Activision probably showered them with... Seriously, why do people keep wasting their money on such awful titles.
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