Video Game Awards 2008 – What Happened

god-of-war-iiiOver 9 big announcements in the course of the night including God of War III, Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, Uncharted 2 plus more.

Oh and some awards and shit.

The whole thing is after the jump.

00:03am GMT: Morning all, how are we?

If your a gaming fan, particuarly if your a fan of God of War, Uncharted, GTA IV or Gears of War 2, boy are you in for a surprise.

The first ever footage of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned, first gameplay of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, the first ever gameplay of God of War III and a big announcement for Gears of War 2 as well as 7 other announcements, 2 of which have been unconfirmed to the public eye.

00:13am: It seems that the Gears of War 2 surprise announcement has jumped onto the net already and it may not be a big expansion similar to Halo 3: ODST.

It seems that it’s a map pack for Gears 2 for multiplayer and Horde known as Combustible Map Pack. It’ll be available tonight from 00:00PST, 3:00EST and 8:00am GMT on Xbox Live Marketplace.

00:21am: So, as well as the big hitters like Uncharted 2, God of War III and GTA IV: TLaD, you got other games. Here is the full list of games publically announced to debut at the show.

  • Brutal Legend
  • Mafia II
  • Terminator: Salvation
  • Watchmen: The End is Nigh
  • Fight Night Round 4
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • God of War III
  • Gears of War 2 [Special Announcement]
  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

00:34am: It’s also worth mentioning that while there are 9 games being revealed tonight (8 actually being revealed, the other is a Gears 2 announcement we mentioned at 00:13am), there are two more to be revealed.

One of them has leaked onto the net and it is a game based on the book, Dante’s Inferno. It will be multiplatform for the PLAYSTATION 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

The other one is unknown but here is a list of 3 games which it could be.

  • Team ICO
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Half Life 2: Episode Three

Quite frankly, I want it to be Team ICO but realisticlly, but still great news none the less if true, it has to be Half Life 2: Ep 3 as Doug Lombardi of Valve did say they may show some footage before the end of the year for the game.

00:40am: By the way, there is an unrelated topic I wanna bring up and that is the Final Fantasy XIII trailers.

The trailers came out on Friday night and I have them here ready to put on our YouTube channel but here is the thing. Square Enix is blocking any video of the two trailers going on the internet, not just YouTube but many more sites as such. The only site they dont seem to be taking on is GameTrailers.

Anyways, needless to say, the second them videos are allowed to go on YouTube, we will put them on our channel.

00:52am: We’re just waiting for the pre show to begin which will begin at 01:00am GMT

01:00am: OH DEAR GOD, NO!

Not Amanda Mc’Kay?

She is annoying!

01:01am: Admittingly, she’s annoying.

But… she dont look half bad.

She’s brunette, not blone for once.

She’s nicer like that then the blonde.

Still think she’s annoying but she’s with some dude from who I recognise from How I Met Your Mother.

01:08am: Some celebs trying some challenge for Super Mario Bros and they phail… big time. Luckully, they got a great industry rep, Todd Howard of Bethesda, talking about Fallout 3.

01:11am: So Todd Howard actually finishes it! That dude who is from HIMYD finished but only through a shortcut while the other two after him fail.

But Howard finishes it without doing a shortcut.

Well done.

01:16am: Look who it fucking ain’t.

It’s Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent.

01:22am: Oh dear.

All these celebs know jack shit about games, come fucking on.

Only person I seen so far who can hold a candle of knowledge is Todd Howard… and he ain’t a celeb!

01:45am: Don’t worry, I ain’t dead!

Just on a little break but dont worry, I am on now till the awards end.

01:53am: Just a couple of minutes to go.

01:58am: GOONL!NE Presents the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2008 – Live

02:01am: And it’s a funny intro by Jack Black.

02:02am: And he’s actually being funny about it XD

02:05am: It’s Tenchious D!


Brutal Legend

02:08am: It’s actaully Gears of War 2! And it’s a map pack we announced at 00:13am.

02:12am: Now our stream is fucking up. As for that Gears of War 2 announcement, I am not impressed right now.

02:16am: We’re back now, no worries. LL Cool J is on stage right now performing, looks like they are gonna show the new UFC game after this.

02:19am: Best Shooter

And the nominees are

- Far Cry 2
- Resistance 2
- Left 4 Dead
- Gears of War 2

And the winner is:

Gears of War 2

It also wins best Xbox 360 game.

And Cliffy B is coming to accep the award.


And fuuuuuuuuuck me, it looks amazing!

02:23am: Fight Night Round 4 is coming up but…FUUUUUUUUUUUCK ME, God of War III is amazing.

You should get this right away the second it’s out’s next year.

02:28am: Peter Moore is out to premiere Fight Night Round 4.

02:29am: Fight Night R4 shown, a virtual fight between Mohammad Ali and Mike Tyson.

02:31am: Best Indie Game

And the nominees are:

- Audiosurf
- Braid
- PixelJunk Eden
- World of Goo

And the winner is:

World of Goo

02:35am: The entire full album of 10 by Peral Jam is coming to Rock Band in March. Anyways, a couple of minutes till Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned as well as Jack Bauer himself, Kiefer Sutherland.

His first appearence at the VGA’s I believe since he unveiled 24: The Game in 2005.

02:39am: It’s time for Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned

02:40am: Or not, it’s showing Kiefer Sutherland.

02:41am: And he’s just won the Big Name in the Game award, good for him.

02:42am: The All American Rejects are performing.

02:46am: So no GTA IV yet.

But Brutal Legend is coming up.

02:51am: World Exclusive: Dante’s Inferno.

Made by EA.

02:54am: Gamer God award goes to Will Wright, creator of The Sims and Spore.

02:58am: They just showed Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned and it looks amazing.

Februrary can’t come quick enough.

Uncharted 2 is coming up soon.

03:05am: Best RPG

- Fable II
- Fallout 3
- Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
- The World Ends with You

And the winner is:

Fallout 3

Todd Howard comes up to recieve the award.

03:08am: Busta Rhymes is on stage, promotes his new album.

He’s now onstage showing… UNCHARTED 2!

03:11am: No gameplay but it was real time, no question.

This game will be great next year! It’s out in 2009 for the PS3.

03:15am: World Premiere: Terminator: Salvation

03:17am: It actually looks alright.

Now, a world premiere of Mafia II

03:18am: 50 Cent is performing.

03:19am: Some new footage of Fiddy’s new game is showing in the background, Blood on the Sand.

It’s the one picked up by THQ after Sierra merged with Activision in the Acti-Blizz merger.

03:27am: World Premiere: Watchman: The End is Nigh

03:28am: Best Music Game

- Guitar Hero: World Tour
- Wii Music
- Rock Band 2
- Singstar

And the winner is:

Rock Band 2

It also wins Best Soundtrack.

Alex Rigpoluos of Harmonix is accepting the award.

03:31am: Best Studio

- Media Molecule
- Rockstar North
- Haromix Games
-Bethesda Games

And the winner is:

Media Molecule

Alex Evans is onto accept the award.

03:36am: Oh and I almost forgot, LittleBigPlanet also won Best PS3 Game.

03:38am: Metal Gear Solid 4′s won a couple of awards. Debi Mae West won Best Female Performance as Meryl Silverburgh and Best Graphics and Best Design.

Kojima’s also there as well!

Megaton, I smell?

Also, Brutal Legend and Game of the Year to come.

03:44am: World Premiere: BRUTAL LEGEND!

03:49am: GOTY now.



Okay seriously, GOTY.

Game of the Year:

- Grand Theft Auto IV
- LittleBigPlanet
- Fallout 3
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
- Gears of War 2

And the winner is:

Grand Theft Auto IV!

It also wins Best Action Game.

03:55am: Jack Black is off to Videogame Heaven Heaven while Weazer perform.

And with that, we can call this to an end.

Thanks for staying with us folks in our final livetext of 2008, the trailers will be going on the YouTube channel very soon.

Till then, have a very good Christmas and a great 2009.

Bye guys.