Of course, we had to tell you all about Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Resistance 3 , but this year's Spike TV VGAs was full of fun stuff.

First up is Mass Effect 3 , which showed up as expected. Here's the world premiere trailer straight from the show and if you're a fan of the first two games, you're probably going to adore this entry. The video doesn't clarify intended platforms but at the end of the clip, it says we'll get ME3 for the holiday 2011 season. …great, another huge title for next Christmas.

Secondly, for all you superhero fans, we caught a glimpse of one of the new villains in Batman: Arkham City : Professor Hugo Strange. The trailer just oozes the slick, professional quality we now expect from Rocksteady; Arkham Asylum was a technical triumph. And this doesn't just look good…it looks downright awesome.

Next, there's the announcement of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , which is bound to satisfy the hardcore role-players out there. I was never able to get into this franchise but with such a lack of JRPGs these days, I might have no alternative but to try it. The release date? Oh dear lord…November 11. Better just hibernate towards the end of next year.

Lastly, we'll show you the trailer for Mortal Kombat . We now know that Kratos – the God of War himself – will join the ranks of legendary MK fighters, and we also know it'll support stereoscopic 3D. Woah…fatalities leaping off the screen into your living room! This reboot should be ready go go in April, so make sure your buddies are aware; nothing is more fun than beating on a friend in MK. Well, almost nothing.

These are the highlights but when we update our videos this week, we'll be sure to bring you most every last trailer from the VGAs, and that includes Portal 2 , the newly revealed SSX: Deadly Descents , Prototype 2 , Insane , Thor and more. Okay, this felt like covering an actual trade show and I didn't expect that. But I can't let it all go until Monday. 😉

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swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

What? No mention of Forza 4 and the invisible stearing wheel? 😛

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

ROTFLMAO!

Sorry, I was having flashbacks to Kevin Butler pointing out that we in the future have these things we like to call buttons….

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

Those lucky xbox gamers! Do you get invisible pedals, too?! Get yourself a vibrating seat cushion for force feedback!?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

All jokes aside the graphics on the car exploration scene looked good.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

Controlling an invisible steering wheel while running laps around your front room making car sounds with your mouth. Vrrrrrooom, skreeeee, thud. thud. What's not to like? That's what everyone wants, right?
=p

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

ffrulez –

But yet don't drive a car?

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
9 years ago

Don't you mean Arkham Asylum? 🙂

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

no that is the name of the game. check the story it will make sense

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

The more I watch Arkham City's trailer, the more I feel convinced it was shot in live action…it's simply jaw droppingly brilliant!

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Yeah, I think the second mention of Arkham City is supposed to be Asylum too.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

yea he went back and made a reference about Arkham Asylum and called it Arkam City.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

Yes, yes, fixed. It was 1:45 a.m. on a Sunday morning….okay? 😉


Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 12/12/2010 8:12:24 PM

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

so many games next year. there at at least like 10-15 games i want next year. $60 a game that will add up fast. thats like $600-$900 plus tax through out the year easily. i dont know how i will do it. plus games from this year i missed still…

2007 no games. 2011 to many games. its like ps2 all over again. i cant keep up with all the games.

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
9 years ago

YEAH!!! MK is gonna be so rad! kratos is gonna add even more spice to it 🙂

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Hugo Strange's Voice is Awesome!

Uncharted 3 is Epic!


Last edited by Kiryu on 12/12/2010 1:43:18 AM

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
9 years ago

dude that batman trailer…..best looking cg animation in a video game ive ever seen….this year

Victor321
Victor321
9 years ago

Mass Effect 3 for the holiday season of 2011….Bioware's writers are going to be on their buts 24/7 everyday until 2012 practically, juggling the moral dialogue choices and consequences….both products will be epic, and with The Last Guardian and the Team Ico Collection among others releasing around that time, I'm going to have a hard time choosing what to get….

crunchy_nut_kid
crunchy_nut_kid
9 years ago

i want the new SSX so bad 😛

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
9 years ago

I don't. It looks like Call of Duty snowboarding 🙁

*sigh* someone please tell Sony to bring Cool Boarders back!

johnld
johnld
9 years ago

i believe that sony has their own announcement later today i think. if uncharted, resistance, and infamous already came out. i wonder what sony has in store for us.


Last edited by johnld on 12/12/2010 2:46:24 AM

Sol
Sol
9 years ago

Kratos gets around. First Soul Calibur, now MK. Next thing you know, he'll be in Tekken and Street Fighter.

Drake88
Drake88
9 years ago

the VGA was rigged… the only 2 things that were hot were RESISTANCE 3 AND UNCHARTED 3… PERIOD.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

You mean you didn't think Neil Patrick deserved that award?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Man, those are some godly titles. And I'm kind of wondering what it is Sony will be pulling out of the hat tomorrow, today? My guess is either the officially official revelation of Sly 4, or an entirely new IP, which is what I want more.
Peace.

marcusfrommo
marcusfrommo
9 years ago

A new IP?? I doubt it. But i'm very curious. I even doubt it if that shadow of the colossus type of game is even coming out this year.

Is it just me, or did anyone not notice the big N didn't show up to promote anything? Oh, by the way, did anyone see who won for best graphics game?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

I doubt it too, but I'd love to see it. The Last Guardian is supposedly scheduled for a 2011 release, whether it hits or not is a different matter, and God of War III won best graphics. Have fun.
Peace.

P.S. Besides the 3DS, what does Nintendo have left? I think they're killing off the Wii titles so that their studios can focus on its successor, which will be announced towards the end of next year. Just a thought.

(Four edits it took to get this comment right… WTH?!)


Last edited by Lawless SXE on 12/12/2010 5:11:02 AM

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
9 years ago

Nintendo usually plays pretty close to the vest when it comes to new consoles. I remember hearing something along the lines that they don't want to be copied or something. I just hope their next console is in HD. Imagine a new Zelda with GOWIII-esque graphics…well I can dream, anyway.

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

If Nintendo would have stuck with the original name they had for the console (I much rather preferred Revolution over Wii) and if it had powerful graphics like the 360 or PS3, then I would have taken the Wii more seriously.


Last edited by GuyverLT on 12/12/2010 2:41:39 PM

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
9 years ago

I dont know what to say… Im mind blown by the amount of greatness shown! I dont know what ima do with myself for the next year! Resistance 3 looks fricken unreal! Uncharted 3 looks as real as anything id see with my own eyes, and well elder scrolls v has day one written all over it. I think elder scrolls 4 took up more of my time than any other game! Played through it with 3 different characters to experience different things n just logged insane amounts of hours in to it! Also kratos is BA!

Sony needs to lock up insomniac. I know they got the ratchet and resistance names on lock but from The looks of it and obviously by the quality product they produce every single game of theirs is worth checking out and does great things!

Cant wait for this time next year! What do we got though just about a month for lbp2 abd not much longer for kz3! Sony is killin it right now! So r the developers! Sheesh!

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
9 years ago

Yea I'm so excited for Elder Scrolls V. I knew about it but that release date is pretty sick news. It're more than a day one buy form me, it's a sit at home with my face glued to the front door while I wait for the mailman to deliver it to me kind of buy.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

I still say Kratos' role in Mortal Kombat should be him toppling the Elder Gods.

Maiq The Liar
Maiq The Liar
9 years ago

OMG!! TES V: Skyrim… I cannot describe how excited I am!!!! God im gonna be hooked for years!

marcusfrommo
marcusfrommo
9 years ago

Hey lawless, ff13 got that game beat, at least in the graphic department. By the way, did you beat the game. Every scene wasn't the over the top CGI. I'm saying that because, with the exception of the hair, it's very difficult to tell the difference.

The airship, grand pulse, the stage where they encounter the dinosaur on a busy street. Have you've seen there weapons at max? I've seen only the girls. The buffers and spells. The bosses and the slick menus. Have you've seen the way Fang seperates her spear like it was numb chucks during the fight scenes?

Well, at least the best looking rpg game to date period on a console.

As far as nintendo goes, Zelda and the 3ds. I really doubt it if they'll try to push a new console during the same year as the 3ds, or announce it at the e3 show.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I have to agree with Lawless on God of War 3's graphics.

FF13's visuals really didn't impress me that much, the graphics are good, but i doubt GoW3 quality good.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Yeah, I finished both God of War and FFXIII, and I've got to say that the awards show got it right. The CGI of FFXIII was phenomenal, and the in-game renders were no slouch either, but it didn't have quite the same level of detail as God of War III, and I preferred the art style of the latter as well.
Peace.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Okay, had to re-adjust my most wanted list of games in 2011. This is just insane now!!!

Uncharted 3, Resistance 3, Last Guardian, Team ICO Collection, Mortal Kombat, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Infamous 2, LBP 2, Dead Space 2, Twisted Metal, Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age 2, Batman Arkham City, Duke Nukem Forever, Portal 2 AND Killzone 3!!!

(pant, pant) Phew! Was gonna buy back a few old games I traded ages ago, like Bayonetta and RDR, but I guess I won't have time for them with all that!!! Holy crap, 2011 is already shaping up to being the greatest year in gaming ever!!! And that's not inlcuding Bioshock Infinite!!!

Seriously?!?!?! We gamers can't keep up!! This is just getting ridiculous!!! Too many great games!!! Not fair!!!

Robochic
Robochic
9 years ago

Damn UC3, Damn Resistance 3, WOW 2011 will rock!

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

its a jaw dropping line up, enough said…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

HighOnFire
HighOnFire
9 years ago

The UC3, Resistance, and Batman trailers were amazing but the best part of the show was Kratos at the end credits where he destroyed his award. "I OWE YOU NOTHING!" Totaly worth ten minutes of DVR fast forward time.


Last edited by HighOnFire on 12/12/2010 8:59:49 AM

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

Uncle Ruckus

Culoslap
Culoslap
9 years ago

The VGA's were a joke. An excruciatingly painful joke to watch unfold. Dane Cook is just awful. I had to mute everything but the trailers, which didn't disappoint.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I thought the whole Jose Gonzalez performance was rather brilliant actually.

But the hosts? The "guest stars?" Yeah, that was brutal. Well… except for Olivia.

sunspider13
sunspider13
9 years ago

At least Olivia was nice to look at. I just got through watching it off of the DVR. The fast forward button is my friend, lol.

Culoslap
Culoslap
9 years ago

Olivia Munn's dress was the best part of the show.

Some great games were showcased but left me feeling a bit demur. Mass Effect 3 looked cool but then a trailer for Halo Reach was shown. For a few seconds I thought it was another trailer for ME3. Same with Prototype 2 and the new (not showcased) Deus Ex game. It takes me a while to distinguish the differences between all of these games set in a dystopian future anymore. I'm thinking of one game and it turns out to be another. I'm far less likely to buy the game when that happens.

Sony's offerings have uniquely differentiating qualities to them. You instantaneously know what game it is.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

The scripting was terrible. The presenters were terrible. The show sucked..The trailers were the show

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I'm so glad I didn't have to watch the show to see all the awesome video's, as my Twitter account had sent me every video short & sweet.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Oh holy mahogany, that trailer for Mass Effect gave me goosebumps all over – and that's not happened in years!

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

I'm most excited for Batman Arkham City then anything else next year….well that and infamous 2 as well Prototype 2 but that one doesn't come out until 2012.

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Same here. Dang, I was not expecting a Prototype 2. Looks cool though.

GuyverLT
GuyverLT
9 years ago

It looks like the graphics are getting a major overhaul which is a plus and this time around were not playin as Alex Mercer but trying to kill him that should make for one hell of a boss fight. Also I hope they do a better job with story cause the storyline of the last one kinda sucked ass I only played it because runnin around at car speeds on foot destroying tanks and helicopters is fun.


Last edited by GuyverLT on 12/12/2010 12:23:45 PM