Sunday, January 16, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Watch the Video Game Awards 2010.

Animax premieres the Video Game Awards 2010 next week - January 23, 2011 at 7:10pm, Sunday - in your cable channels AXN, AXN Beyond, and Sony Entertainment Television.

Presented by top Hollywood celebrities, Video Game Awards 2010 will recognize outstanding qualities and achievements of games, designers, animations, and breakthrough technology of the industry in 2010. Some of the highlights are the Character of the Year and Game of the Year awards. There would also be a performance by band My Chemical Romance.
Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty Black Ops, Halo Reach, Mass Effect 3
Other innovative awards include Best Driving Game, Best Adapted Video Game, Best Music Game, Best Independent Game, and Best RPG. Check out the 116 nominees in 26 categories here.

VGA 2010 will also show a sneak peak of some of the most anticipated new games in the near future through world premiere footages similar to Call of Duty : Black Ops which was bought by more people than any other video game in its first week of its release. You'd also be seeing Batman: Arkham City. Guess in what category it won? Better catch the telecast next week then.

Anyhow, here are my Top 10 Reasons why you should catch the Video Game Awards 2010 next week:

10. Guillermo del Torro's director debut in a video game.

9. Best Shooter Game winner from the nominees including Battlefiedls Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Halo Reach.

8. Michael Chiklis (No Ordinary Family) lifts a host from the waist impromptu.

7. Presenters Dennise Richards, Dominic Monaghan, and Olivia Munn in her short turquoise dress

6. Special appearance of Chris Hemsworth (Thor movie lead actor) to present the Best Action Adventure Game.

5. The funny antics of host Neil Patrick Harris including porn-title suggestions for video games and facilitation of "Angry Birds Live" on stage.

4. Use of Augmented Reality in the show.(Virtual Environments were integrated with the stage producing a 4D Effect).

3. Character of the Year winner and nominees including NCO, Kratos (God of War 3), John Marsten, and Sgt. Woods.

2. World Premieres of awesome new game titles such as Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios on 11-11-11), Thor God of Thunder, Mass Effect 3 (Bioware), Resistance 3, Prototype 2, Portal 2, SSX: Deadly Accent, and Unchartered 3: Drake's Deception.

1.Game of the Year winner and nominees including Call of Duty - Black Ops, Mass Effect 2, and Red Dead Redemption.

The two hour show was recorded from Los Angeles last Decemebr 11, 2010 and was hosted by actor and celebrity Neil Patrick Harris. While anticipating the showing of VGA 2010, you can create your Top 5 Games List here. Check out VGA Live Hub and vote as well.

So to all video game geeks and hard core gamers, don't miss the Video Game Awards 2010!

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