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Now that the Spike Video Game Awards are a faint recollection, Variety reports that the quality piece of programming was way down in the ratings. This year's event sideshow was down 26%, with about 680,000 viewers, says the high lord of television ratings, Nielsen. It's the second lowest (a little...

January 14th 2009 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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In a lot of ways, last night's Video Game Awards were the most promising and yet, the most frustrating. It was a far cry from 2007's awards, a two-hour long cringe made bearable only by the occasional exclusive trailer. This year, there was real entertainment to be had, as well as a better sense th...

December 15th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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True to our word, we've returned with the second string of Video Game Award 2008 videos -- the "B" squad, if you will. It's not that these clips aren't exciting, they're just ... less so. Right after the break check out Dante's Inferno, Watchmen, Terminator Salvation, Mafia II and Fight Night Round...

December 15th 2008 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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There were plenty of stellar Wii games to release this year, but, as far as the last night's Spike VGAs goes, you should look to Boom Blox as this year's best Wii game. The game certainly deserves the recognition (and sales figures), but we're not sure we'd go and say it is the Wii game of the year...

December 15th 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It seems like Spike Video Game Award judges and Time magazine now have something in common. The Spike VGA Game of the Year was just announced and it was ... wait for it ... drumroll please ... more drumroll, please ... that's better ... Grand Theft Auto IV. The announcement was preceded by the late...

December 14th 2008 at 10:59pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Liveblogging_the_2008_Video_Game_Awards'; Forget reading! Here's our video stream.We literally don't know what channel Spike is.It's not the most noble start to our annual VGA liveblog, but it's the best we've got. We hope you'll hang in there with us...

December 14th 2008 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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An "exclusive" from Geoff Keighley, who likely read that line from a teleprompter while presenting live from the Spike VGAs: Pearl Jam's "Ten" album is coming as a Rock Band downloadable album in March. That should be just enough time for you to find the appropriate amount of flannel to wear while...

December 14th 2008 at 9:38pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Gears_of_War_2_Combustible_Map_Pack_available_3AM_ET_tonight'; This just in from the Spike VGA Awards: Gears of War 2 Combustible map pack, which includes Flood, Gold Rush and Fuel Station, will be available tonight at 3AM ET. No price mentioned. Now...

December 14th 2008 at 9:16pm 0 Comments
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If Gears of War goes down to a Bethesda game again, Cliff Bleszinski's getting schoolyard. Live at the VGA red carpet, he just told us "Well, last time we lost Game of the Year to Oblivion and this year we might lose to Fallout 3. So I slit the tires on [exec. producer] Todd Howard's car."With his...

December 14th 2008 at 8:35pm 0 Comments
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This won't come as a surprise, but we're betting it'll do your spirits well. Will Wright just told us, "I'm working on a big new project that I'm very excited about, but I don't want to talk about it yet because if it takes three years to come out I don't want people saying 'Wow, he's been talking a...

December 14th 2008 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Our man Kevin Kelly is grilling celebs on the red carpet at the VGAs, and in addition to Kevin's standards ("Where's the cool party after the show?" and "Can I have a ride home?"), he's also asking about a few more substantial topics. This first nugget comes from Alex Evans of Media Molecule who sa...

December 14th 2008 at 8:05pm 0 Comments