Red Dead Redemption Wins Big at VGA’s
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 January 2011 03:38 Written by baldalbino Monday, 13 December 2010 02:00
Spike put on its annual VGA award show on December 11th and again it was another huge success. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the show featured a first by not giving out the awards at the actual show. The Spike program aired in over 175 different countries. Typically the game of the year follows the best overall game for play-ablility, replay value and enjoyment. This is not Rockstar’s first game of the year, in 2008 they won for Grand Theft Auto IV and in 2004 they won for GTA: San Andreas.
Red Dead Redemption won the game of the year! Wow! I have to tell you that this was a huge surprise. Going up against Call of Duty: Black Ops, God of War 3, Halo: Reach and Mass Effect 2. All of these games were great ones to play and all deserved the game of the year title. I know that Rockstar made the game and that it is a great game to play, but really?
Along with winning the game of the year, Red Dead Redemption also brings home the best original score, best downloadable content in Undead Nightmare and best original song in a game “Far Away” by Jose Gonzalez. Check out DHTG’s post on the review of the DLC.
The Spike awards have been heavily criticized since the inception. Citing that it was merely a popularity contest instead of actually basing awards on content. What do you think? Should Red Dead Redemption have won game of the year? Let us at DHTG know what should have won!
- Neil Patrick Harris Kills At ’2010 Video Game Awards’; ‘Red Dead Redemption’ Takes Top Honors (omg.yahoo.com)
- Red Dead Redemption Cleans Up At The VGAs [Vga] (kotaku.com)