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SPIKE 2008 Video Game Awards Recap

Submitted by on Monday, 15 December 20082 Comments

vga_2008The 2008 SPIKE Video Game Awards have just wrapped and PS3 Attitude is here to give some quick impressions on the event.

Read on for our first impressions on God of War III, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Brütal Legend and more.

UFC 2009 Undisputed was announced (again) in a very cool way.  Dana White announced all six main eventers of the upcoming UFC 92 Pay-Per-View in an octagon, followed by a live performance by LL Cool J of Mamma Said Knock You Out while game footage was played in the background.  Sweet.

God of War III looked amazing.  The teaser trailer suggested that this will be the end of the series when Kratos says ‘Everything must come to an end’.  If it is the end of Kratos and God of War, you can bet that Sony is using every trick up their sleeves to make this one of the best games of the PS3’s lifetime.

Dante’s Inferno looks to be more disturbing than Clive Barker’s Jericho.  It will be an EA game so we have low expectations at this moment.  The source material is outstanding, so this game will have a pretty hard time of messing things up.  It looks like this will be one of those ‘love it or hate it’ games.

Uncharted 2 did not disappoint, Nathan is back just as you remember him.  Only this time he looks incredibly more detailed and life-like.  The trailer ends with Nathan saying his trademark ‘oh crap’.  Oh crap indeed.  Just like the previous teaser trailer, this one was made entirely using the in-game engine.  If you don’t believe us, just ask Busta Rhymes.

Iron Mike Tyson is back baby, and facing off against none other than the great Muhammad Ali.  Fight Night Round 4 is coming back with a bang.  We are not sure if the video was CG or in-game, but Tyson almost looked photo realistic at one point.  Will this be the best boxing game since Myke Tyson’s Punch out?  No it won’t, that game is untouchable, but it will get damn close.

Fallout 3 gets RPG of the year and Rock Band 2 takes home Best Music Game and Best Soundtrack, both deservingly so.  Speaking of Rock Band, Pearl Jam’s album Ten will be available for download exclusively on Rock Band.  Take that Guitar Hero.

Brütal Legend seems promising.  It comes from the mind of Tim ‘Freakin’ Schaffer so you can pretty much bet that it will be a cut above the rest.  Or if you take Jack Black’s word, it will be ‘the game to end all games’.

Grand Theft Auto 4 takes game of the year.  Let that sink in for a minute.  Yeah.

Did you enjoy this year’s Video Game Awards?  We certainly did, we also really enjoyed Jack Black’s console shenanigans at the very beginning.  What was your favorite part of the show?