The annual Video Game Awards took place this past weekend, with the year's big titles cleaning up.
Dubbed VGX to mark the VGA's 10th year, the award show featured a radically different format, focusing on in-depth demos and interviews in a more intimate studio setting.
There were no surprises when Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us won the lion's share of the awards:
- Game of the Year - Grand Theft Auto V
- Studio of the Year - Naughty Dog
- Character of the Year - The Lutece Twins, Bioshock Infinite
- Best Shooter - BioShock Infinite
- Best Action-Adventure Game - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
- Best Sports game - NBA 2k14
- Best Independent Game - Gone Home
- Best RPG - Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Best Fighting Game - Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Best Driving Game - Forza Motorsport 5
- Best DLC - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Best Xbox Game - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
- Best Playstation Game - The Last of Us
- Best Nintentdo Game - Super Mario 3D World
- Best PC Game - Gone Home
- Best Handheld Game - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Best Casual Game - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- Best Mobile Game - Plants Vs Zombies 2: It's About Time
- Best Voice Actor - Troy Baker as Joel, The Last of Us
- Best Voice Actress - Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us
- Best Soundtrack - Grand Theft Auto V
- Best Song in a Game - "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" , BioShock Infinite
- Most Anticipated Game - Titanfall
News coming from the show included:
- Nintendo announced the release date of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and showed new playable character Cranky Kong.
- TellTale Games (behind the fantastic Walking Dead games) are due to work on a Bordlerlands companion game and more exciting, a Game of Thrones game.
- Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was announced for Xbox One and Playstation 4, arriving at the end of January 2014.
- No Man's Sky by Hello Games was the only real surprise game announcement. The impressive space exploration game is being developed by a team of only 4, demonstrating the quality indie developers can strive for.
- New trailers were shown of The Witcher 3, Titanfall, Destiny and Thief, amongst others.