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"You know what? I'm gonna call it: Best VGAs yet," liveblogged Joystiq's Justin Mcelroy. "I don't think I'm kidding." "Bullshit! Major step back from last year," responded brother and co-correspondent Griffin a moment later, before conceding, "Okay, in terms of news? Maybe." (But "in terms of raw...

December 13th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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We just saw Criterion's creative director Craig Sullivan at the launch for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit a few weeks ago, and so when he showed up on this weekend's VGAs red carpet, we congratulated him on the game and its addictive Autolog feature. "It's been phenomenal," he agreed. "It does change...

December 12th 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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With Infinity Ward's studio heads on the outs with Activision, it was up to Treyarch to take over the Call of Duty series, and according to fan reception, it did exactly that. "The response that I've gotten," Treyarch head Mark Lamia tells us, "is that people are happy with the game." But he says d...

December 12th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Voice actress Jennifer Hale is a veteran of the industry, playing tons of memorable roles from Bastila in Knights of the Old Republic to Samus Aran in Metroid Prime and the female Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series. She stopped to chat with us for a bit as she walked down the red carpet at...

December 12th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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THQ Executive VP of Core Games Danny Bilson stopped by our red carpet post at the VGAs this weekend with director Guillermo del Toro in tow, and Bilson talked with us about all of THQ's upcoming properties, including the quickly ensuing Red Faction movie on SyFy. "They're prepping right now," he pr...

December 12th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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At the red carpet event right before the VGAs this weekend, all we could get out of Bioware's two founding doctors, Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, about their reveal was that "it involves shooting." Sure enough, as we predicted, the new game ended up being Mass Effect 3, and we'll look forward to mor...

December 12th 2010 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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There could only be one winner. After it was all said and done, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption took home the coveted Game of the Year prize from the VGA, besting Call of Duty: Black Ops, God of War III, Halo: Reach and Mass Effect 2. Other noteworthy winners throughout the evening include Costume...

December 11th 2010 at 10:20pm 0 Comments
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During tonight's extended version of last week's exceptionally short teaser trailer, we got the release date of the PS3's major 2011 release. Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception will be released on November 1, 2011 or, as the myriad future trailers will write it: 11/1/11. As @naughtydog tweets, that's a...

December 11th 2010 at 10:01pm 0 Comments
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What is SSX: Deadly Descents? It's the next SSX game of course, silly! A brief trailer shown at tonight's Spike VGAs shows a distinctly darker, bro-ier snowboarding game than we're used to from the series -- "Nothing is more bone-chilling than reality!" is its tagline, for instance. Some consolat...

December 11th 2010 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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Forza 4 was unveiled with a dramatic live-action trailer during tonight's Spike VGAs. The teaser gave an idea of what the game will include -- namely, simulation driving in really fast, expensive cars. Did you expect any less? See it for yourself after the break. Also, we're guessing that the Kine...

December 11th 2010 at 9:44pm 0 Comments
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God, are we really doing this again? OK, fine. For the fourth (yes, fourth) year running, my brother (and fellow Joystiq editor) Griffin McElroy and I are going to watch the VGAs so you don't have to. Traditionally, we make fun of them in the cruelest and most profanity-laden way possible, but m...

December 11th 2010 at 9:40pm 0 Comments